Discussion – unwritten ground rules

When I presented the theme of Unwritten Ground Rules (the UGR concept was developed by Steve Simpson) to the group at the launch event, I noticed a lot of nodding when I was exploring some of the ways “things are actually done around here”. This may sit uncomfortably...

Ethics and AI – a debate

The Worshipful Company of Information Technologists (WCIT) organised a debate at the IT Hall on 2 April and drew about 50 people. The event aimed to cut through the hype on artificial intelligence (AI) Ethics and provide thought leadership to the 6 charities that have...

Diversity and inclusion challenges

As part of Ernst & Young’s ongoing activities to support the economic prosperity and wellbeing of businesses and citizens across the Thames Valley, they held an event on 20 March to enhance connectivity and collaboration between the corporate and start-up...

Respect

There’s no doubt that respect plays a central role in our interactions with each other. But at the November meet up we also learned that respect affects the way in which we view ourselves. We started by identifying different ways in which the word ‘respect’ is used....

What might 2019 bring?

This is the time of the year when we look forward and ask – what might the New Year bring? It is easy to be gloomy, with headlines about chaos on the international stage and the effects of austerity affecting even our prosperous part of the UK. And CrossRail to...