Track Lead: Prof. Greg Adamson

10th Nov 2022

1PM-3PM [HKT] / 5AM - 7AM [UTC]

Session #1: Evolving Standards

Chair: Ruth Lewis, BE (Elec), Grad Dip Digital Comms, MSF, Chair SSIT Standards Committee

10th Nov 2022

2:30PM-4PM [HKT] / 6:30AM - 8AM [UTC]

Session #2: When Good Tech Goes Bad: The Impact of Non-Supported Devices

Chair: Mark A. Vasquez, Senior Program Manager, IEEE TechEthics

11th Nov 2022

2:30PM-4PM [HKT] / 6:30AM - 8AM [UTC]

Session#3: Paper Presentations

Session#1: Evolving Standards

The Autonomous and Intelligent Systems we are developing today promise breathtaking advances in human capability and productivity. However, they also risk of out-of-control, accelerated harms, unintended consequences, and the possibility for mischief and bad actors.

IEEE SSIT Standards Committee is dedicated to developing new Global Standards to ensure ethical and responsible use of emerging technologies and data, considering the likely impact to the individual, to society and to the environment by promoting the benefits to humanity and minimizing the risks.

Come and learn how the nine Standards Working Groups represented on this panel by their Standards’ Chairs are creating responsible, ethical and sustainable global Technology Standards for use by the AI, Engineering and IT industries, as well as for adoption by Corporate, country and regional policy makers and Developers.

Facilitator: Ruth Lewis, BE (Elec), Grad Dip Digital Comms, MSF, Chair SSIT Standards Committee

Ruth LewisRuth is an experienced strategic IT consultant, qualified futurist and professional engineer based in Melbourne, Australia, having worked across many industries, sectors and technologies with a particular focus on the innovative and ethical use of digital technology in business and in society.  Her expertise is in introducing new technologies to business, creating managed services and creating innovative governance models within organisations. Ruth’s passion is to work towards the ethical and sustainable development and use of technology for the good of society, enabling her clients to make wise and informed decisions and investments today to enable their preferred futures.

Ruth is the Chair of the IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology (SSIT) Standards Committee, is a member of the IEEE Standards Association’s AsiaPac Regional Advisory Group, is the Standards Coordinator for the IEEE SSIT Australia and IEEE Victorian Section, and was an active contributing member of the IEEE 7000TM-2021 Standard Model Process for Addressing Ethical Concerns during System Design.



Panellists will represent the following IEEE Standards Association Working Groups, as part of this SSIT Standards Committee panel:

P2890: Provenance of Indigenous Peoples’ Data.
P2895: Taxonomy for Responsible Trading of Human Generated Data.
P2987: Recommended Practice for Principles for Design and Operation Addressing Technology-Facilitated Inter-personal Control.
P7010.1: Recommended Practice for Environmental Social Governance (ESG) and Social Development Goal (SDG) Action Implementation and Advancing Corporate Social Responsibility.
P7011: Process of Identifying and Rating the Trustworthiness of News Sources.
P7012: Machine Readable Personal Privacy Terms.
P7014:  Standard for Ethical considerations in Emulated Empathy in Autonomous and Intelligent Systems.
P3119:  Standard for the Procurement of Artificial Intelligence and Automated Decision Systems.
P7030: Recommended Practice for Assessing Ethical Concerns for the Design and Use of Extended Reality (XR) Technologies.

Peter J Reid OAM, B Eng. (Comm), FIEAust, MIEEE, Chair IEEE P7011, Secretary SSIT Standards Committee

Peter Reid

An experienced manager and communications engineer who was involved in the introduction of a number of new technologies (at the time), electronic switching systems, mobile phones, automatic meter reading, vehicle tracking, into Australia.  Peter’s community involvement, covered several areas, school, economic and regional development committees, trade unions, and sporting organisations.  Peter is currently Secretary of SSIT Standards Committee and Chair of WG P7011 on News Site Trustworthiness.




Doc Searls, Vice-Chair IEEE P7012

Doc SearlsDoc Searls is a lifelong journalist, author, businessperson, broadcast veteran, and photographer who may be best known as founding figure in blogging.

As an editor with Linux Journal for 23 years (finally as editor-in-chief), Doc was influential in getting the world talking about and implementing both Linux and open source. Doc’s byline has also appeared in The Wall Street JournalThe Globe and Mail, and many other publications. He is co-author of The Cluetrain Manifesto (Basic Books, 2000, 2010), a business bestseller, and author of The Intention Economy: When Customers Take Charge (Harvard Business Review Press, 2012).

He is co-founder and board member of Customer Commons  a nonprofit spun out of ProjectVRM  which he started as a fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society (and which is still hosted there), a fellow with the Center for Information Technology and Society at UC Santa Barbara, a visiting scholar with the Ostrom Workshop at Indiana University, and a business veteran who co-founded and served as Creative Director for Hodskins Simone and Searls, which for many years was one of Silicon Valley’s leading technology advertising and marketing agencies.

He co-founded and co-organizes the Internet Identity Workshop  a highly influential open space conference that has been going strong since 2005, meeing twice yearly at the Computer History Museum.

His nickname  Doc, was acquired when he worked in radio, and these days he hosts the FLOSS Weekly live show and podcast for the TWiT network, and co-hosts the podcast Reality 2.0.

As a photographer (who started in the newspaper business), Doc has now published more than 75 thousand photos online, most of which are permissively licensed to encourage use by others. Today hundreds of those are used in Wikipedia articles, while his two collections on Flickr have received more than 17 million views.

Ben Bland, Chair IEEE P7014

Ben BlandBen Bland serves as Chair of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) P7014 working group, developing a global standard for the ethics of empathic technology. He is also a steering committee member for the IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology.

Ben works at the nexus of innovation, operations and product strategies, technology ethics, and digital media. For five years he led operations and marketing at Sensum – a startup developing AI-based solutions that measure and respond to human emotions from a wide range of biometric data types, in realistic and challenging environments, for some of the world’s biggest brands.

Ben’s background covers a broad range of digital ventures, from online marketing, e-commerce and content production, through digital strategy consulting, to wider tech startup consulting & entrepreneurship. He has provided strategic consultation to dozens of startups, charities and industry organisations, has written and produced multimedia content for various platforms, and speaks on technology ethics and innovation around the world.

Stephanie Russo Carroll / Jane Anderson, Co-Chairs IEEE P2890

Stephanie Russo

Dr. Stephanie Russo Carroll is Dene/Ahtna, a citizen of the Native Village of Kluti-Kaah in Alaska, and of Sicilian-descent. Based at the University of Arizona (UA), she is Assistant Professor, Public Health and American Indian Studies Graduate Program; Acting Director and Assistant Research Professor, Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy; Associate Director, Native Nations Institute; and Affiliate Faculty in the College of Law.  Stephanie’s interdisciplinary research group the Collaboratory for Indigenous Data Governance develops research, policy, and practice innovations for Indigenous Data Sovereignty.  Her research, teaching, and engagement seek to transform institutional governance and ethics for Indigenous control of Indigenous data, particularly within open science, open data, and big data contexts. Stephanie co-edited the book Indigenous Data Sovereignty and Policy and led the publication of the CARE Principles for Indigenous Data Governance. Stephanie co-founded the US Indigenous Data Sovereignty Network and co-founded and chairs the Global Indigenous Data Alliance (GIDA) and the International Indigenous Data Sovereignty Interest Group at the Research Data Alliance. She Chairs the Indigenous Data Working Group for the IEEE P2890 Recommended Practice for Provenance of Indigenous Peoples’ Data.

Dr Jane Anderson is an Associate Professor at New York University in Lenapehoking (New York) and Global Fellow in the Engelberg Center for Innovation Law and Policy in the Law School at NYU. Jane has a Ph.D. in Law and works on intellectual and cultural property law, Indigenous rights and the protection of Indigenous/traditional knowledge and cultural heritage. For the last 20 years Jane has been working for and with Indigenous communities to find, access, control, and regain authority and ownership of Indigenous cultural and intellectual property collections and data within universities, libraries, museums and archives. Jane is co-founder of Local Contexts which delivers the Traditional Knowledge and Biocultural Labels and Notices. She is also the co-founder of Equity for Indigenous Research and Innovation Coordinating Hub  and is Vice-Chair of the Indigenous Data Working Group for the IEEE P2890 Recommended Practice for Provenance of Indigenous Peoples’ Data.

Angelo Ferraro, Chair IEEE P2895

Angelo Ferraro currently holds Research Fellowship and Research Assistant positions as well as a PhD Candidate, subsequent to being an Instructor of Record in the Department of Electrical Engineering, at the University of South Carolina. He holds a Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering (Power Device Physics,) a B.S. in Electrical Engineering (Instrumentation,) and a B.S. in Civil Engineering (Structures and Material Science,) and extensive post graduate studies in Biomedical Engineering.

His experience includes Visiting Scientist with the Office of Naval Research as a technology transfer expert, and Department of Energy program consultant, in addition to research, executive, and managerial positions at several startups through medium sized companies, as well as the multinationals: Harris Semiconductor, Power R&D Laboratory, and General Electric Corporate R&D Center. Also successfully serving for several years as an industry turn-around consultant to faltering second stage companies. A keen proponent in energy fundamentals and smart distributed control, including some of the first Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications.

His current research interests are nature-inspired architecture and control of large systems, i.e., smart cities, smart grids, and societal application. A natural outcome is the need to promote engineering ethics in these transformational AI and Machine Learning technologies. Awards include R&D-100 publications and republished in IEEE text. This work consists of service on standards, technology, and educational development committees and currently serves on several working groups and IEEE Societies, including Chair of the IEEE P2895 Responsible Trading of Human Generated Data Working Group.

Henry Nash, Chair IEEE P2987

Henry works at IBM as CTO Advocacy, Hybrid Cloud & Emerging Technologies, and has been a core contributor and author to number of open source projects (e.g. OpenStack Keystone). He has a long history in the creation of enterprise software & breakthrough emerging technology, having founded 5 venture backed startup companies in Europe and USA, finally coming to IBM via acquisition in 2009. Among the awards these companies have received are both The Queen’s Award for Technology and The Queen’s Award for Export. He holds a 1st class honours degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southampton, UK.




Deborah Hagar, MBA, Chair IEEE P7010.1

Deborah is President of The Foundation for Sustainable Communities, providing collaborative platforms and new models of economic growth. The Foundation has organized projects in economic corridors of southern California, applying advanced technology and new digital networks, including Smart Cities with IBM in public-private partnerships. She has 35 years business/management experience with demonstrated leadership and accomplishment, in multiple industries including aerospace and healthcare. Ms. Hagar is currently Chair of IEEE Working Group on Advancing Corporate ESG and Social Responsibility and is Co-Chair of IEEE’s Metrics/Indicators Committee on IEEE’s Planet Positive 2030 Initiative. Deborah serves as a Sr. Adjunct Professor with the University of LaVerne in business and economics.



Gisele Waters, Ph.D., Chair IEEE P3119

Gisele WatersGisele designs and operationalizes health service lines for seniors and vulnerable patient populations using AI led diagnostics aimed at prevention and wellness. She is a contributing member to many IEEE ethics standards including 7000, P7004, P7008, P2418.6, ECPAIS certification, and P2089. For the IEEE 7000-2021 Approved Model Process for Addressing Ethical Concerns During System Design, she led two Comment Resolution Groups. Gisele teaches Methods of Inquiry and Chairs the research of doctoral candidates as Adjunct Faculty at Fischler School of Education at Nova Southeastern University. Gisele is also Chair of the forthcoming IEEE AI Procurement standard, P3119.




Monique Morrow, MSc, MS, MBA, Chair IEEE P7030

Monique MorrowMonique Jeanne Morrow has over 25 years’ experience as a global technology leader. Monique Morrow is Senior Distinguished Architect for emerging technologies at Syniverse Technologies where her main role and responsibilities are to provide thought leadership and to develop the strategic direction and vision for Syniverse’s emerging technologies across the company, partners and industry forum. Monique’s expertise is in cybersecurity, privacy, mobile payments, ethics in extended reality and distributed ledger technologies for example, blockchain. She has worked across the industry including AMD, Ascom Hasler, Swisscom, Cisco and has been active in the start-up community. Additionally, Monique is President and Co-Founder of the Humanized Internet a Swiss based non-profit with a focus on digital identity, and ethics in technology. She is also an active member of the IEEE Ethics in Action Executive Committee as well as Co-Chair of the IEEE Ethics in Action Extended Reality Industry Connections Group. Monique chairs the IEEE P.7030 Global Extended Reality Working Group, recommended practice for assessment of extended reality technologies. Monique is Co-Chair of GSMA-Distributed Ledger Technology [DLT] group and served as Syniverse’s representative in the World Economic Forum [WEF] Data Policy Council and Digital Justice. Monique has been recognized in the industry for her tireless focus on social good. Monique holds over 16 patents and has co-authored several books. Amongst Monique’s accomplishments include the following: Monique was selected as one of the top Digital Shapers 2018 in Switzerland. Forbes Magazine listed Monique Morrow as one of the top 50 women globally in technology. OneWorldIdentity recognized Monique as of the top 100 influencers in identity for 2019. In May 2019, Monique was recognized by Cybersecurity Ventures as one of the top 100 women in Cybersecurity . In March 2020, Monique was one several innovators featured in Red Bull Innovator Magazine . In April 2020, Monique was selected as one of the 5 leading figures in Business by the Europa Forum Lucerne [Switzerland] specific to its theme, “Safety and Security in Times of Uncertainty.” Monique is also 2020 winner WomenTech Network Global Technology Leadership award. Monique has been recognized in 2021 as one of top 100 Women in Cybersecurity in Europe. Monique was named by Chief in Tech as one of the top 100 Women in Tech Leaders to watch in 2022. Monique has an MSc in Digital Currency and Blockchain; an M.S. in Telecommunications and MBA

Session#2: When Good Tech Goes Bad: The Impact of Non-Supported Devices

Chair: Mark A. Vasquez, Senior Program Manager, IEEE TechEthics

This IEEE TechEthics panel will discuss the impacts of medical devices and other technologies that suddenly cease to operate and what can be done to ensure users continue to receive the support they need

Mark Vasquez

Mark A. Vasquez (moderator) is a Certified Association Executive (CAE) with over 25 years of experience in association management at IEEE. He currently serves as the senior program manager for IEEE TechEthics, a program that drives conversations about the ethical and societal impacts of technology. In this capacity, he works to develop relationships with others in the technology ethics community, produces events, convenes thought leaders, and more. Mark is an engineering graduate of The Cooper Union.




Elizabeth Chamberlain is Director of Sustainability at iFixit, the repair website with over 80,000 guides for how to fix everything from your toaster to your tractor. She advocates for repairable design, repair-friendly environmental regulations, and Right to Repair legislation.







Robert Sparrow is a Professor in the Philosophy Program, and an Associate Investigator in the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision Making and Society, at Monash University, where he works on ethical issues raised by new technologies. He has published on topics as diverse as the ethics of military robotics, the moral status of AIs, human enhancement, stem cells, preimplantation genetic diagnosis, xenotransplantation, and migration. Rob has served as co-chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Robot Ethics and was one of the founding members of the International Committee for Robot Arms Control.





Rajesh P. N. Rao is the CJ and Elizabeth Hwang Professor in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Washington (UW), Seattle. He is also the co-Director of the Center for Neurotechnology (CNT), Adjunct Professor in the Bioengineering department, and faculty member in the Neuroscience Graduate Program at UW. He directs the Neural Systems Laboratory located in the Paul G. Allen Center for Computer Science and Engineering. His awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Fulbright Scholar award, an NSF CAREER award, an ONR Young Investigator Award, a Sloan Faculty Fellowship, and a David and Lucile Packard Fellowship. His research interests span brain-computer interfaces, computational neuroscience, and artificial intelligence as well as the ancient Indus script and classical Indian paintings.

Session#3: Paper Presentations

  • Cristina Dreifuss-Serrano and Pablo C. Herrera, Assessing ethics in Problem-based Learning volunteer experiences
  • Christian Herzog, Noah-Art Leinweber, Stefanie Engelhard and Lars Engelhard,Autonomous Ferries and Cargo Ships: Discovering Ethical Issues via a Challenge-Based Learning Approach in Higher Education
  • Hayden Cooreman and Qin Zhu,Critical Reflections on the Ethical Regulation of AI: Challenges with Existing Frameworks and Alternative Regulation Approaches
  • Andrea Gammon, Qin Zhu, Scott Streiner, Rockwell Clancy and Ryan Thorpe, Exploring the Perceptions of Professional Values among First-Year Engineering Students: A Cross-Cultural Comparison