Smart cities, digital governance & impact tech
25 – 26 November 2019, Copenhagen
What is TECHCARE?
2 Days where business frontrunners, public leaders, policy-makers, dedicated researchers, developers and designers meet and learn to insert social responsibility and digital ethics into the technologies shaping our worlds.
Making responsible technology our business.
Campus Day - 25th November
The first day of TECHCARE is Campus day.
An intense learning experience presenting a mix of short lectures, masterclasses and workshops focusing on how we can apply new approaches and hands-on tools to drive responsible tech.
|9.15 - 9.30||Welcoming session||TECHCARE Team|
|9.30 - 10.15||Morning lecture 45 min||What everybody needs to know about responsible tech||TBA|
|10.30 - 11.00||Morning Lecture 30 min||Moving beyond ethical principles Integrating ethics into tech products||Cansu Canca Ph.d. AI Ethics Lab|
|11.10 - 11.40||Morning Discussion 30 min||In demand: New competences, skills & roles||Trine Falbe, Peter Bihr and more to come|
|12:00||TECHCARE campus lunch|
|13:00 - 13:20||Recap session||Highlights from the morning sessions||TECHCARE Team|
|13.30 - 14.45||#1 Afternoon masterclass 75 min||Integrating Ethical Analysis into Product Development Product cycle roundtable workshop.||Cansu Canca Ph.d. AI Ethics Lab|
|#2 Afternoon demo-session 75 min||
Empowering users with design patterns
Toolkit Demo: The Data Permissions Catalogue
|Projects by if (Specific presenters TBA)|
|15.00 - 16.15||#3 Afternoon tutorial 75 min||Looking for responsible performance indicators? Applying the ethical scorecard||Trine Falbe Ethical Design & UX|
|#4 Afternoon masterclass 75 min||Responsible AI leadership Building critical awareness & strategic capacity||Catelijne Muller ALLAI & EU Commission|
|16.30 - 17.30||Late afternoon showcase||Securing consumer trust in the age of connected products? Exploring the Trustable Technology Mark||Peter Bihr ThingsCon / Mozilla|
|16.30 - 17.15||Late afternoon meetup||Diversity in tech: How we cultivate change!?||Host: TBA|
|Late afternoon meetup||TBA||Host: TBA|
|17.30 - 18.30||Live book club||Markus Svendsen, Trine Falbe and more||Host: TBA|
Conference day - 26th November
The second day of TECHCARE is Conference day.
It’s time to engage with the thought leaders and decision-makers shaping the path for responsible tech. Our focus lies with the dilemmas we need to understand and the difficult decisions we need to confront.
|9.30||Welcome!||Opening Statements & the call to TECHCARE|
|9.45||Keynote:||Leaving The Twenty-First Century: Excursions After Late Capitalism||Adam Greenfield Writer & Urbanist|
|10.30||Deep dive session||
Dilemmas of digital governance
Citizens expect digital services to be efficient, fast and personalized – and governments are under pressure to deliver better service at lower costs. Collecting and combining data on all aspects of citizens’ lives, and applying AI and machine learning to identify patterns, predict problems and automate processing is clearly useful.
However, it carries risks and possible unwanted side effects: Alienating citizens, losing their trust and imposing bias and discrimination - perhaps without the public agencies even realizing the problem or understanding what happened.
In this session, three internationally leading experts on e-governance will discuss their experiences and approaches to strike a balance between ambitious and smart use of technology, and maintaining fairness, transparency, accountability and the human touch in public digital services.
|Deep dive session||
Smart city - or smarter citizens?
The key question for the smart city is whether it’s top-down or bottom-up. Is the city smart because it’s easier to manage flows, activities and behaviors – or is it smart because it enables citizens to achieve what they want from living in the city? Is it the city that’s smart, or is it citizens who become smarter and empowered?
Life in the city is not just about convenience and functionality. It’s about beauty, atmosphere, character, and feeling at ease and at home. Even the smart city should make room for the irrational aspects of life. But this does not happen automatically. It takes a deliberate strategy and conscious prioritization.
In this session we will discuss the qualities that a human centered smart city should support, and the choices that make a difference.
|11.50||Keynote:||AI: Human in command EU in transition: The Value of AI Ethical Principles||Catelijne Muller EU Commission|
|12.15||"Privacy lunch"||+ network activities|
|13.15||Main stage interviews||Meet the Frontrunners Tech leaders take a stand on responsible tech|
|13.45||Featured speaker:||Title (arriving soon)||Anthony Townsend Bits & Atoms|
|14.20||Deep dive session||
Impact tech for a better world
In the aftermath of numerous scandals and a widespread “techlash” against the big tech actors it is worth emphasizing that technology can still be a powerful driver of societal progress.
Impact tech is the term currently used to direct our attention to a fertile movement of entrepreneurs who intentionally use technology to benefit people and the planet. Not as a kind of corporate communications, but more deeply, by committing to and measuring impact as it relates to the 17 sustainability goals set by the United Nations.
Join this session to learn more about the growing Impact tech movement in collaboration with leading researchers, entrepreneurs and investors. We will dive into the challenges facing this sector, from funding to building the capacity for impact tech leadership.
|Deep dive session||
Developing new competences & roles
As technological change accelerates, we need a similar development in the competences that support and maintain systems to ensure that they are based on accountability and trust.
This session highlights the new competences that have come into demand. From understanding the nature of ethical dilemmas to applying methods like scenario planning and value analysis in relation to the tech solutions we are building. From designing minimal viable products to working on minimal virtuous products.
We also take a look at new organizational roles such as “ai ethicist” or “responsible tech officer”, which are being developed in forward thinking organizations.
Building Better Worlds
It’s easy to succumb to fatalism, to feel powerless in the face of a world tipping off its axis. But this is no time for mourning. Designers and technologists will play an essential role in refactoring our outdated institutions and in prototyping positive visions of the future. In the process, we’ll have to reimagine design itself. User-centricity has blinded us to harms befalling society and planet alike, but speculative and futures-leaning approaches can lend us critical, inclusive perspectives on the world’s biggest challenges.
Cennydd Bowles, author of Future Ethics, will describe new responsibilities for design in a world on the brink: embracing the moral duties interwoven into making, becoming planetary custodians, not ransackers, and giving the many, not just the few, a stake in the future. We must not only depict brighter times ahead, but also navigate the hazardous roads that lead us there. Better worlds are possible, if we wish them.
|Cennydd Bowles Ethical Digital Design|
|16.00||Wrap up & TECHCARE!|
|16.00 - 17.00||Drinks, snacks & AI art|
WHY COME TO TECHCARE?
If you want to get down to business, acquire in-depth knowledge of the field, engage with the most progressive solutions and the people building them.
- Come because you and your organisation seek new ideas, tested tools and applied frameworks to push you forward.
- Join us to learn where you can proactively improve your company’s approach and build trust.
- Attend to discover new business opportunities and connect with potential collaborators.
- Be there to display your support for a flourishing and vital global agenda.
Speakers & Line-up
More being announced every week
Writer & Urbanist.
Adam is a London-based writer & urbanist. His latest book Radical Technologies: The Design of Everyday Life positioned him as a leading thinker on the interaction between networked information technology and modern society
EU Commission & ALLAI
Catelijne is member of the High Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence of the European Commission. Earlier this year this work produced the Ethics Guidelines for Trustworthy AI.
Director, AI Ethics Lab.
Cansu is a philosopher and the founder/director of the AI Ethics Lab, where she leads teams of computer scientists, philosophers, and legal scholars to provide ethics analysis and guidance to researchers and practitioners.
ThingsCon, Mozilla & The Trustable Technology Mark
Peter is a Mozilla Fellow, manages a boutique strategy consultancy, and Postscapes named him a Top 20 Influencer in IoT (2019). Amongst his current creations is The Trustable technology Mark.
Digital designer, futurist & author
Cennydd Bowles is a London-based designer and futurist with fifteen years of experience advising clients including Twitter, Ford, Cisco, and the BBC.
Independent researcher, consultant and author of The Ethical Design Handbook
Trine Falbe is a researcher, consultant, speaker and lecturer who works in the intersection between UX, business and ethical design.
Editor Mandag Morgen
Journalist and editor for digital transformation at the Danish think tank and business magazine Mandag Morgen. Previously Peter worked as in-house futurist at LEGO and Danfoss, consulting and managing research projects.
Editor in Chief, Mandag Morgen & Altinget
Independent researcher, writer, speaker, and trainer on digital literacy and safety.
Projects by if
IF is a technology studio, specialising in ethical and practical uses of data and AI. The team has unrivalled expertise in showing organisations how to collect, store and treat data so they are both ethically sound and commercially successful.
Thought leader, strategic advisor & writer on Smart Cities.
Anthony is the founder of Bits and Atoms, a smart cities strategy consultancy and planning studio that works with industry, government and philanthropy on economic development, digital placemaking, and strategic technology forecasting.
Copenhagen – To be announced shortly!
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