Keynote speakers

Professor Brian Fitzgerald, Director of LERO, University of Limerick, Ireland.

Brian Fitzgerald is Director of Lero – the Irish Software Research Centre. He also holds an endowed professorship, the Krehbiel Chair in Innovation in Business & Technology, at the University of Limerick, Ireland. He was recently elected as President of the Association for Information Systems, the global body for information systems worldwide. His publications include 17 books, and almost 200 peer-reviewed articles in the leading international journals and conferences in both the Information Systems and Software Engineering fields. Prior to taking up an academic position, he worked in the software industry for about 12 years, including positions with Citibank in Frankfurt and Brussels.

Marina Jirotk, Professor of Human Centred Computing, University of Oxford

Marina Jirotka is Professor of Human Centred Computing in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Oxford. She leads an interdisciplinary research group investigating the responsible innovation (RI) of technology. She has recently been awarded an EPSRC Established Career Fellowship – a 5 year investigation into Developing Responsible Robots for the Digital Economy.  Her current projects focus on range of topics in RI; she leads the Responsible Innovation initiative for Quantum Technologies; Co-PI on EPSRC Digital Economy TIPS project, Emancipating Users Against Algorithmic Biases for a Trusted Digital Economy (UnBias); PI on EPSRC Digital Economy TIPS project Rebuilding and Enhancing Trust in Algorithms (ReEnTrust); and she is co-director of an Observatory for Responsible Research and Innovation in ICT (ORBIT) that provides RI services to ICT researchers and practitioners. Marina sits on various Advisory Boards including: EPSRCs Digital Economy Programme, the Society for Computers and Law and the All Party Parliamentary Group on Data Analytics. In 2017, she was appointed specialist advisor to the House of Lords Select Committee on Communications for their inquiry into Children and the Internet.

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