Ethics of Big Data Workshop
As companies get more from their customer’s data, risks of unintended consequences from using that data unethically rise exponentially. And most companies haven’t yet, or aren’t able to, articulate their values in managing customer data.
This workshop helps you align values with actions to reduce growing concerns about online identity, personal privacy, data security and handling practices. In the face of rising awareness in popular media and increasing legislation, judicial inquiry and review, leaving these questions unanswered is no longer an acceptable response. Consumers are demanding more from the companies that they choose to do business with.
Get ahead of the curve now to identify organizational perspectives on important ethical issues and articulate a measured response drawing from industry best practices. Based on key concepts from the book Ethics of Big Data, this workshop brings your team together to engage in explicit ethical discussion and parse out the complex relationship between abstract ethical concepts and their real world implications both to your business practice and your bottom line.
Full or half-day, interactive, collaborative workshop. Each session is customized in collaboration with you based on your industry, market, and needs.
- Introduction to Four Elements of Big Data Ethics and Ethical Decision Points
- Functional level setting of session content based on the participant’s roles — tailored to an executive team, product group, marketing department or a mixture
- Facilitated group discussion and visual collaboration exercises
- Identification of the ethical issues at play in your organization
- Group exercises to identify a common set of values and a plan to align them with future action
- Development of Value Personas to express how values can align with operational processes and other actions
Organizational Ethics Map: Helps your teams communicate and align around a common vision
Value Personas: Helps identify organizational values and how they influence action
Values-to-Actions Initiative Planning: Serves to identify gaps and alignment strategies
Findings, Insights, and Recommendations: Documents the session outcomes and provide artifacts suitable for sharing
Intended for senior executives and department leads responsible for design, development, marketing, delivery and support of solutions that use any aspect of Big Data. The session is appropriate for policy makers, technologists such as data architects, development leads, and infrastructure managers, product managers and marketers, human resources, finance, and legal. In addition to being a valuable, practical experience with specific, tactical outcomes, this workshop is a good way of getting comfortable talking about ethical issues in a business environment. Designed in part to help organizations develop an internal capability to have ongoing ethical discussion, you will benefit from inviting key thought leaders, business process owners, and other core team members to participate.
Kord Davis, co-founder of Signal, recently completed a book for O’Reilly Media on the topic called Ethics of Big Data.