Westpac Smarts; The Ethical Implications of a Digital Landscape

Date: Friday 29 May 2020     Time: 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Venue: ZOOM


Under the current Covid19 environment, the number of businesses working remotely has increased.

In the world of cybersecurity and hacking, everything is one tweak away from playing out like your favourite episode of Black Mirror. Although this is a scary concept, in our next Westpac Smarts webinar, Ian White from ZX Security will take you into his world to explore one question:

How data collection can abuse our freedom.

Ian will explore 2 case studies

1.      How we can be managed for corporate profit

2.      How data can be abused by government nations.

In each, Ian will discuss the reasons for, methods of, and ethical implications of data collection. Ian has also updated his talk to include his thoughts on the newly available NZ Govt tracing application. Including whether it is a step towards mass surveillance.

This is a free event and only open to members. To ensure you have a place at our digital table, register today.

About our speaker:

Ian White is the General Manager of a Deloitte Fast 50, three-time APAC Tech 500 winner, and 2019 Humankind Wellbeing Workplace of the Year finalist.

He is also a 2020 Hi-Tech awards finalist, 2019 CIO Awards ‘Emerging ICT Leader of the Year finalist’ and 2019 ISANZ Winner in the Emerging Leader category.

Ian is an Advisory Group Member of Summer of Tech, a regular guest speaker / lecturer at higher level education universities and institutes throughout New Zealand.


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Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be received 10 clear working days prior to the event. Cancellations after this time and ‘no-shows’ on the day will be charged the full invoice amount. Substitutions are permitted if you can no longer attend.