THUR 30.9.2016 17:30 – 21:00  ITalks: Ethics & Value Based Design – Can we Create a Better Future?

Aral Balkan (Activist)

The Ethical Manifesto

[Aral Balkan]( is founder and lead designer of [](, a social enterprise designing [ethical technology]( that respects human rights, effort, and experience. He is the author of [Heartbeat](, a beautiful independent decentralised social network that’s currently in [pre-alpha]( Aral blogs at []( and tweets at [@aral](

Konstantinos Karachalios, Ph.D (Managing Director IEEE-Standards association and Member of the Management Council of IEEE)

IEEE presents its global initiatives focused on The “IEEE work on social and ethical implications of Information Technology.“

A globally recognized leader in standards development and intellectual property, Dr. Ing. Konstantinos Karachalios is managing director of the IEEE Standards Association and a member of the IEEE Management Council. As managing director, he has been enhancing IEEE efforts in global standards development in strategic emerging technology fields, through technical excellence of staff, expansion of global presence and activities and emphasis on inclusiveness and good governance, including reform of the IEEE standards-related patent policy. As member of the IEEE Management Council, he championed expansion of IEEE influence in key techno-political areas, including consideration of social and ethical implications of technology, according to the IEEE mission to advance technology for humanity. Results have been rapid in coming and profound; IEEE is becoming the place to go for debating and building consensus on issues such as Internet governance and ethics in design of autonomous systems.


Prof. Sarah Spiekermann (Author of “Ethical IT Innovation” &  Head of the Institute for MIS @ WU)

Presentation of the Book “Ethical IT Innovation – A Value Based System Design Approach”

Prof. Udo Helmbrecht (Director of the EU Agency for Network and Information Security, ENISA)

ENISA and the EU Commission’s perspective on the need for ethical IT design

Prof. Dr. Udo Helmbrecht has more than 35 years of professional management experience in the IT sector. Udo Helmbrecht was born in 1955, in Castrop-Rauxel, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. He studied Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science at Ruhr-University, Bochum, and in 1984 he was awarded a PhD in Theoretical Physics. In 2010 Udo Helmbrecht was appointed honorary professor at the Universität der Bundeswehr Munich, Germany. His experience in the field of security has been acquired through work in a variety of areas, including the energy industry, insurance, engineering, aviation, defence, and the space industry. He became the president of the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) in 2003. Udo Helmbrecht took office as Executive Director of the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) in October 2009.