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How to Identify and Mitigate the Ethical Risks of Tech Products

On Demand

Reid Blackman
Founder & CEO at Virtue

Reid Blackman, Founder, and CEO of Virtue Consultants received his B.A. from Cornell University, his M.A. from Northwestern University, and his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Texas, Austin, after which he was a professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and Colgate University. He is a Senior Advisor on Ethics to Ernst & Young and sits on their AI Advisory Board. His work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, and he regularly speaks at various venues including The World Economic Forum, Cannes Lions, Forbes, the NYU Stern School of Business, and Columbia University.

Course Description:

Emerging tech products will have an incalculable impact on society, for better and worse. Companies that fail to identify and mitigate the risks of their products (or those they purchase from vendors) will be held responsible by regulators, consumers, and employees. In this talk we’ll explore what those risks are, how they arise, and how to systematically solve them, thus protecting people and brands alike.

Attendees will leave this session with a better understanding of how to:


  • Explain why corporations are taking ethics seriously

  • Operationalize ethics

  • Operationalize ethics to impact bottom-line ROI