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IOTC Thought Leadership Series: The Intersection of Human and Technology

MidTown Tech Hive     
6815 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44103    View Map

September 11, 2019 8 AM to 9:30 AM

The Internet of Things Collaborative (IOTC) presents
Thought Leadership Series: The Intersection of Human and Technology

Human - Tech Symbiosis
What is it? How should we approach it? What are the ethical and social issues raised by neural-digital interfaces?
Join us on September 11, 2019 at 8:00 am for a discussion led by Case Western Reserve University's Dr. Suzanne Rivera and Dr. Dustin Tyler, and Cleveland State Univerity's Dr. Nicholas Zingale and Dr. Eric Schearer.

The event is free, but registration is required by Friday, September 6, 2019.

About the Speakers
Suzanne M. Rivera, Ph.D.
Vice President for Research and Technology Management, Case Western Reserve University
Associate Professor of Bioethics, Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine

Dr. Rivera is a national leader in research ethics who specializes in human research regulation and science policy. She has served on the DHHS Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections and the EPA’s Human Studies Advisory Board. Her book Specimen Science was published by MIT press in 2017.

“Ethical Considerations in Developing, Testing, and Deploying Direct Human-Technology Connections”
In the field of Bioethics, there is an established tradition of applying an “ELSI” approach to thinking about science, medicine, and technology. ELSI stands for ethical, legal, and social implications. Although it could be possible to develop, test, and deploy human-machine connections without a deep ELSI approach, failing to deeply examine ELSI considerations leads to products that don’t work for the intended audiences and products that create serious adverse unintended consequences.

Nicholas Zingale, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Cleveland State University, Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs
Visiting Professor, Case Western Reserve University, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Dr. Zingale has over 25 years of academic and professional experience and teaches courses in public administration, organizational theory, and logic of inquiry. He serves as a senior executive steering committee member for the northeast Ohio Internet of Things Collaborative, a research associate in the Human Fusions Initiative and co-directs the Institute of Applied Phenomenology in Science and Technology. He is also a senior executive fellow from the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government. His research is at the intersection of phenomenology, organizational theory and practice, and administrative governance from which he has published over 80 editorial, technical and academic articles. He is currently working on a book about human experiences in the digital age.

“Smart and Sensible Approaches in a Digital Age”
Using examples from public sector technology projects, Dr. Zingale will be discussing the similarities and differences between monodisciplinary, multi/inter disciplinary, and transdisciplinary approaches when considering the development and deployment of new and innovative technologies.

Dustin Tyler, Ph.D.
Case Western Reserve University

Eric Schearer, Ph.D.
Cleveland State University

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