Pioneering tech ethicist David Ryan Polgar, founder of All Tech is Human, will be the featured speaker for the next University of Findlay Fridays at Findlay event, scheduled for March 29 at 7:30 a.m. in the Winebrenner Building’s TLB Auditorium. His talk is titled “Emerging Tech & Ethics: What are the Best Practices with Today’s (and Tomorrow’s) Technology?”
Sponsored by First Federal Bank, the Fridays at Findlay breakfast lecture series is designed to encourage educational opportunities for members of the community, campus and alumni regarding best leadership practices. Admission, which includes a hot breakfast, is $10 per person and $5 for students. To register and for more information, email Cindy Lahey at firstname.lastname@example.org, call 419-434-5334, or visit the Fridays at Findlay webpage.
Polgar paved the way for the hotly-debated issues around Facebook, privacy, ethical design, digital wellbeing, and what it means to be human in the digital age. He has appeared on CBS This Morning, Fast Company, SiriusXM, Associated Press, Washington Post’s “Can He Do That?” podcast, Mashable, and many others.
Polgar’s company, All Tech is Human, an initiative to align technology with the human interests of users, recently held an ethical tech summit in New York City. With a background as an attorney and educator, Polgar is an advocate for co-creating a more thoughtful future towards technology. David is the co-host of the podcast and New York City live show Funny as Tech, where he is paired with UCB comedian Joe Leonardo to tackle the thorniest issues in tech, inside a comedy theater. He is a frequent writer (Quartz, IBM thinkLeaders, Dell Perspectives) and global speaker (3-time TEDx, Harvard Business School, Princeton University, The School of The New York Times and The Next Web).
He recently released a digital citizenship class for adults called Skillshare, and a tech ethics hub for college students called Cengage. He is an advisor for Hack Mental Health, the Technology and Adolescent Mental Wellness (TAM) program, and #ICANHELP, and is committed to bringing together organizations, advocates, students, academia, government and industry to better collaborate on the major societal issues emerging tech has presented.
This Fridays at Findlay will be the second of three to be offered during the spring 2019 semester. The next breakfast, scheduled for April 26, will feature Dan Owolabi, a former teacher and pastor who is director of Branches Worldwide, who will speak about servant leadership.