Keynote speakers

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

Prof Brian Fitzgerald is the Director at Lero and holds an endowed professorship, the Frederick A Krehbiel II Chair in Innovation in Global Business & Technology, at the University of Limerick, Ireland, where he was also Vice President Research from 2008-2011. He is Principal Investigator in Lero and was Founding Director of the Lero Graduate School in Software Engineering. His research interests, i.e. primarily in software development, encompassing development methods, Global software development, agile methods and open source software.

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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