ITU stands for the International Telecommunications Union. The ITU is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies – ICTs.
MG Michael is to present in a joint IEEE panel, representing the voice of the IEEE Society on the Social Implications of Technology.
The panel is titled: Internet Governance, Security, Privacy and the Ethical Dimension of ICTs in 2030.
Panel Description: In the rapidly changing technological environment in which we live, ethical issues are increasingly being raised, demanding attention and efforts towards resolution. With the drive toward increased development, adoption and use of ICTs, coupled with the evolution of the Internet and the rise of the “Internet of Things and People” ICTs ethics implores us to think in new ways about ICT and our values, the future impact of ICTs and the next generation of the Internet in enabling the sustainable development goals. The panelists and audience will explore the pressing issues raised by ICTs that encompass social consequences such as surveillance, culture and ownership; impact on individuals including individuals’ privacy, security and identity; the role of humans and human values preservation; and accountability for the consequences rising from the development and use of ICTs.
This interactive thematic workshop will include panelists from various professional interests and backgrounds to discuss challenges that are obstacles in addressing security, privacy and the ethical dimension of ICTs in today’s Internet and ICT-centric world, working to identify critical issues and discuss possible opportunities to create more positive outcomes in the future while remaining cognizant of the SDGs and the potential impact that Internet governance, security, privacy and the ethical dimension of ICTs will have on achieving these goals.
Justin Caso, Technology Policy Advisor, IEEE
Speakers / panellists
Oleg Logvinov President and CEO, IoTecha Corporation
Dr. M.G. Michael, Ph.D., Honorary Associate Professor, School of Computing and Information Technology at the University of Wollongong
Dr. Greg Shannon, Ph.D., Chief Scientist for the CERT Division, Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University