Careers in Technology Ethics
Friday, May 19, 2:45 – 4:15 pm

When the topic of having a career in the realm of technology ethics is raised, the standard focus tends to be on being a faculty member within a college or university.  However, there are various ways in which a professional with expertise in ethics can operate outside of the confines of an academic classroom.  Practitioners, for example, can have work responsibilities directly tied to examining the ethical dimensions of engineering practice.  Thus, the focus of this panel session is not only to discuss the types of careers those who work in the realm of technology ethics can have at an academic institution but to go beyond that typical focus to shed light on other career possibilities.  The panel should enable the audience, especially students and junior professionals, to learn about a range of technology ethics career possibilities.

The panel will address a collection of questions, potentially including:
• How would you define ethics
• How did you begin your career in an ethics-related field
• What kinds of ethics activities do you undertake in your professional role
• What similarities and differences are there between technology ethics in an academic setting versus a non-academic setting
• What similarities and difference are there between ethics and compliance
• What kinds of credentials would you recommend for someone interested in technology ethics
• What do students and early career professionals need to know about technology ethics

Objectives for the panel event include:
• Introducing students and early career professionals to the realm of technology ethics
• Providing an overview of potential career paths in technology ethics
• Describing the types of skills and education needed to succeed in technology ethics

Jason Borenstein, Georgia Institute of Technology (moderator)
Chloe Autio, The Cantellus Group
Ed Carr, Siemens
Kelly Laas, Illinois Institute of Technology
Daniel Schiff, JP Morgan/Purdue University