Technology and its implications – Social and other

Speaker: Mr. Anthony Lobo, Advisor CSR, TCS, Mumbai

Date and time: Saturday, October 11, 2014 11am-1pm.

Contact person and phone: Dr. Saquib Zia (Contact: 09821433364)

Venue: CDAC, Juhu, Mumbai

Abstract:

Science, Technology, Innovation are not just buzz words, they are facts of everyday life without which we cannot imagine modern existence with its comforts, its connectedness, its immediacy! The cell phone and the internet have brought “anywhere” communication and gadgets like the Google glass take us to another dimension. Advances in engineering have made travel, even to another planet, well within our grasp.

On the other hand, recent instances of hacking into personal space or cases of violent reactions from young netizens on facing curbs to online access challenge the assumptions we make. Snowden and those of his ilk challenge boundaries of national interest versus individual freedom. Do we always need to be always online, always up to speed.

Is there any need for looking at events in context?  The discussion will attempt to bring such issues to the fore and offer lines of thinking which could serve to unravel the social and other implications of technology in perspective.

Short Biography of the speaker:

Anthony Lobo has a Post Graduate (PG) degree in Administrative Management from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, University of Mumbai and a PG Diploma in Journalism from Xavier Institute of Communications, Mumbai. He is a certified Master Trainer in CSR by United Nations Global Compact ESCAP, Bangkok. He possesses over 30 years of experience in domain of Human Resources and Administration, Business Ethics and CSR.
Anthony Lobo is the Advisor CSR in Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Mumbai on retainership with TCS since 2012. He is in TCS 1991-2012 in HR, and since 2002 with Business Ethics & CSR domain. He is a Life Member of All India Management Association, Life Member of Indian Society for Training & Development, Life Senior Member of Computer Society of India, Active in both IEEE and ACM professional societies as Senior Member. He is an Adjunct Faculty at University level for Management and Business Ethics.

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