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CIPS SK Saskatoon Nov 28th Lunch Event: "Ethics in IT – is it black and white?"
Wed, 11/28/2018
Event Location: 
(Saskatoon, SK)
11:30 am          Registration and Buffet Lunch
12:00 noon       Introductions & Presentation
12:55 pm          Presentation and Questions 
1:00 pm             Adjournment 
Topic:  Ethics in IT – is it black and white?
All members of the Information Technology industry must be looking at IT ethics as they have seen what has happened with Cambridge Analytica, VW emissions, US election hacking and other examples.  At first look, it seems that ethics questions should have black or white answers.  Or if there is a range of answers there should always be a clear line that good ethics would define.  Julita and Donna will each give their perspectives for a short introduction of 10 minutes.  They will then give you a chance to participate with them in a discussion around a few specific ethics questions. 
Speakers: Donna Lindskog & Julita Vassileva
Donna Lindskog, I.S.P.(ret.), MSc., FCIPSDonna Lindskog holds a Masters degree in Computer Science from the University of Regina.  She has more than 30 years experience in IT, most of it at SaskTel.  She is now retired.
Donna has been a member of CIPS since 1990 and was on both the CIPS Regina and CIPS Saskatchewan executive boards. She has served on 3 CIPS national committees regarding the CIPS Ethics statement and helped create the current CIPS Ethics exam.
Donna blogs at IT World for CIPS, and has recently published a book titled "The More Things Change: A Case Study to Introduce Information Technology Ethics".  She was awarded the YWCA Woman of Distinction Award in Technology in 2003.  In 2018 Donna was elected as a CIPS Fellow.
Julita Vassileva is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Saskatchewan. She co-directs the MADMUC lab where graduate students study persuasive and personalization technologies for health, ecommerce, educational and social systems.
Dr. Vassileva's background is in AI in Education, User Modeling, Multi-Agent Systems, and Social Computing. Her work since 2001 on encouraging participation in "serious" online communites proposed ideas and methods that pioneered the "gamification" trend. Her research on motivation approaches, incentive mechanisms, and trust and reputation management systems, applied in the context of educational and workplace online communities, have resulted in over 250 publications, many of which have been widely cited.
For the last 10 years Dr. Vassileva has been teaching 4th year Ethics and IT course (CMPT 408) in the CS department, which all Software Engineering honours students are required to take. 

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