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There is Always a Rainbow in the Cloud hosted by Tech@WorkplacePride

13th November 2020 @ 2:30 PM 5:00 PM Europe/Amsterdam

Every year, the Tech@WorkplacePride programme organises an event from a different city in the Netherlands. After Delft, Eindhoven and Enschede it is now Groningen’s turn to organise this Tech@WorkplacePride event.

The guiding theme of the 2020 Groningen edition is Data Ethics, which refers to a code or behaviour and adherence to the principles and values on which human rights and personal data protection laws are based. It is about honest and genuine transparency in data management. Data ethics is a step further than mere compliance with personal data protection laws like GDPR.

Data ethics includes (but is not limited to) the following 3 pillars: 

  • Data processing: collecting, generating, recording, curating, processing, sharing and using of data, as well as the detection and removal of bias;
  • Algorithms: AI, machine learning, transparency, explainability, artificial agents and bots; 
  • Similar practices: responsible innovation, programming, hacking and professional codes.

To keep track of good use of data we need a resilient democracy with well-functioning legislation and laws to prevent public and private organisations from collecting data against specific groups of people. More and more examples are emerging where data is being misused. 

As we also see in the recent COVID-19 pandemic there are organisations around the world using such data in order to reduce the impact of its spread, at the cost of people’s privacy. 

How should resilient democracies such as ours respond and ensure that such data are not used against the LGBTI community? Which ethical and moral choices do we have to make? Must the importance of privacy balance against the general interest of public health and the economy?

Event: Tech@WorkplacePride Goningen edition
Date/Time:  Friday, November 13, 2020: 14:30 – 17:00 (CET)
Audience:    Workplace Pride Members, stakeholders, and friends
:      Due to the Covid-19 regulations it will be broadcasted from the Workplace Pride office in Amsterdam
Host:             IBM Client Innovation Centre Benelux

ModeratorDanny Belitz – Data Scientist, Cognitive & Analytics Practice
Lead CIC Benelux, EAGLE BNL, Co-Lead Diversity & Inclusion Ambassador IBM in Groningen

Event details:

  • Peter Zijlema – General Manager IBM Benelux / Algemeen Directeur IBM Nederland
  • Leofwin Visman – Managing Director IBM Client Innovation Center Benelux IBM
  • Helena van de Bovenkamp – Data Privacy Officer Saxion University of Applied Sciences
  • Dylan Beckbridge – Data Privacy Specialist Clifford Chance LLP
  • Dr. Willeke Slingerland – LLM Professor (Applied Research) Resilient Democracy Saxion UAS
  • Amon Versteeg – Marketing Director Suppliers & Industry at Booking.com


How to connect: 

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Link: Workplace Pride Live Webinar  
Select Webinar Tech@WorkplacePride

I look forward to seeing you on the 13th of November online!