Tech Scotland Advocates: Operationalising Tech Ethics-For Board Members and Business Leaders

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Tech Scotland Advocates: Operationalising Tech Ethics-For Board Members and Business Leaders

March 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Location: Incremental Group Headquarters, 5th Floor, The Garment Factory, 10 Montrose Street, Glasgow G1 1RE
Comparing and contrasting how global brands and hyper-growth companies create competitive advantage through applied tech ethics.

About this Event

As companies of all shapes and sizes rush to adopt the latest data driven tech to boost their productivity, responsiveness and profitability, much less effort has been given to the ‘ethical obligations and opportunities’ our business leaders now have in deploying these new tools and techniques. Ethics can mitigate risk and unlock innovation, making it a prized asset for business leaders looking to the future. Our DataFest 2020 Fringe Event convenes world leading authorities in the field of ‘tech ethics’ to share their insights on building and integrating this new professional practice into the governance and operating structures of businesses large and small.

Key Themes & Takeaways

Our event is focused on equipping leaders with the knowledge and know-how needed to create the many business benefits that accompany applied tech ethics, to help them on their journey. We will be comparing and contrasting the approaches to ethics in business and tech from a leading global brand and hyper-growth company perspectives. We will also explore how ethics has been incorporated in both company culture and operational activities, the first steps that were taken when embarking on such an initiative, and how business practices have evolved and adapted overtime.

Kindly hosted by lncremental Group at their Headquarters In Glasgow

Our Distinguished Panel Provide Unique & Powerful Perspectives:

Ethical Intelligence – OLIVIA GAMBELIN

Olivia is an AI Ethicist who helps corporations and entrepreneurs create, deploy and operate their advanced technology driven products and services in global markets. She is a leading proponent of artificial intelligence and the immense innovation opportunities it offers – realised through robust, responsible and ethical practices. Olivia is originally from the Bay Area, where she started her career in digital marketing. She holds an MSc in Philosophy from the University of Edinburgh, a BA in Philosophy and Entrepreneurship from Baylor University, and currently sits on the Advisory Board of Tech Scotland Advocates.


Martina heads Data Science operations at Mallzee, a hyper-growth company who are transforming how global consumers find and buy clothes. With data and technology being fundamental elements of her work, Martina provides leadership on the company’s ethics and transparency practices in relation to the fair use of Machine Learning algorithms. She engages with the tech community at a number of Meetups and is a regular contributor and speaker at tech events throughout Scotland.

State Street – RICHARD BAIN

Richard leads the Ethics Control Room at State Street, one of the world’s leading Financial Institutions, where he is responsible for global conduct investigations and employee conflict surveillance. He also provides second line defence advisory services to State Street stakeholders in the areas of market misconduct and inside information risk management. He is an experienced business development and compliance professional within international financial services and markets. Richard is a member of the Chartered Banker Institute and currently studying the Chartered Banker MBA.

Networking over refreshments and canapes will follow formal proceedings.

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The venue is accessible, however as this event takes place out of hours there is a small step to contend with. A folding ramp can be supplied for those who require it. Please get in touch if and we will make suitable arrangements.


March 17
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm