4–7 Nov 2019

Ethical questions in software engineering

Rotem Hermon (SAP)
16:5017:35 Wednesday, 6 November 2019
Location: Hall A5
Secondary topics:  Theoretical

Who is this presentation for?

  • Software developers, architects and leaders




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

Rotem Hermon outlines some examples of ethical questions involving software and algorithms. You’ll explore technology, sense of self, politics, and truth, and you’ll try to understand what you can do about it.

What you'll learn

  • Explore why ethics is becoming ever more important in the field of software engineering
  • Discover examples of looking at technology and software from an ethical perspective
  • Understand what you can do to make ethics part of your professional lives
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Rotem Hermon


Rotem Hermon is lead architect for the customer data cloud at SAP. He’s been building and designing backend systems for a long time.

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