Executive Ethics Symposium

 

 

The Center for Leadership Ethics hosts the Executive Ethics Symposium bi-annually.

The Symposium invites top business professionals to discuss ethical implications of various trending business topics. Previous symposiums have covered material such as artificial intelligence, the B Corp movement and mortgage issues.

Our most recent Executive Ethics Symposium was:

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Phoenix Art Museum (Singer Hall) 

The next Executive Ethics Symposium will be held in 2020.


2018 Executive Ethics Symposium

The 2018 Executive Ethics Symposium explored the emergence of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Participants gleaned new insights into the benefits, burdens and ethical implications of AI in society through a panel of experts from academia, business and the military.  

2018 Executive Ethics Symposium Panelists

Journalist, Industry Analyst and Content Strategist 

Lisa Morgan is a journalist, industry analyst and content strategist who focuses on the impact of technology on business and society. Her "beats" include data science,  AI, intelligent automation, analytics, cloud, security, software development and emerging technologies. Publishing clients include InformationWeek, SD Times, Datamation and the Economist Intelligence Unit. Morgan is also a digital ethics activist who spearheads content and community for the IEEE's Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems which now has more than 1,000 members. She holds a BA in Management with honors from St. Mary's College and a JD from Monterey College of Law. When not consulting for clients or writing for industry, she is exploring the wonders of the Southwest, including Native American art and culture.

Director of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Axon Enterprise 

Moji Solgi oversees the Artificial Intelligence organization at Axon; the world leader in connected public safety technologies, including body-worn cameras and related cloud services. Axon AI team is committed to using responsible AI to improve public safety and enhance people's lives. Formerly Solgi was with Uber, Microsoft and Toyota in research and engineering roles where he leveraged his machine learning expertise to create real-time computer vision solutions and distributed software systems for various problems, including maps data and self-driving car technologies. He holds a PhD in machine learning from Michigan State University.

Principle Software Engineer, The Nerdery

Mike Wolfson is a product-focused developer working out of Phoenix. He has been working in the software field for more than 20 years and with Android since its introduction. He is a Google Developer Expert in Android and the author of the book Android Developer Tools Essentials published by O’Reilly.

He has spoken about Android and mobile development at a variety of conferences and user groups (including Google IO, Oscon, GDGSiliconValley, Droidcon NYC and Turin, AnDevCon and others). When he is not geeking out about phones, he enjoys the outdoors (snowboarding, hiking, scuba diving), collecting PEZ dispensers and chasing his young (but quick) daughter.

Worlfson works for The Nerdery as a principal software engineer and helps run the local IoTDevFest conference.


Previous Symposia

The 2018 Executive Ethics Symposium explored the emergence of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Participants gleaned new insights into the benefits, burdens and ethical implications of AI in society through a panel of experts from academia, business and the military.

The 2014 Executive Ethics Symposium focused on socially responsible investing:

The 2012 Executive Ethics Symposium explored the Benefit Corporation or B Corp movement, as a panel of leaders gathered at the UA to discuss ethical implications of this new legal entity.

The inaugural Executive Ethics Symposium debated strategic mortgage defaults as a panel of leaders gathered at the UA in August 2010 to hash out ethical issues.


Executive Ethics Symposium Sponsors

Thank you to our generous sponsors:

 


Registration

The Executive Ethics Symposium is by invitation only.

Please contact Anne Pentland for more details.