Engineering the Future of Software
29–31 Oct 2018: Tutorials & Conference
31 Oct–1 Nov 2018: Training
London, UK

Ethical questions in software engineering

Rotem Hermon (SAP)
16:5017:40 Tuesday, 30 October 2018
Leadership skills
Location: Park Suite (St. James / Regents) Level: Beginner
Secondary topics:  Theoretical

Who is this presentation for?

Developers and software architects

Prerequisite knowledge


What you'll learn

We will discuss past and current ethical questions that involve technology, to try and broaden the look of ethics and social responsibility, and how it affects our work as developers.


Software is eating the world.
We, developers and architects, are a major force influencing software, technology, and the world it creates.
We don’t have the privilege of being unaware of our actions.
If we really want to create a better world, we must understand the intersection of technology and humanity. We need to open our eyes to the link between ethics and software.

In this session we’ll look at some examples of ethical questions involving software and algorithms. We’ll discuss technology, sense of self, politics, truth, and try to understand what we can do about it.

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Rotem Hermon


Rotem Hermon is Head of Architecture at SAP Customer Data Cloud. He has been building and designing backend systems for a long time.

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