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14

Tuesday

National Symposium on Developing Socially Responsible STEM Professionals

9.00am

Lectures

Public

Registration closed

The next symposium will be held on Tuesday 12th January 2021, more details to follow.

The report from this symposium is available for download here.

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Speakers:

  • Alderman Vincent Keaveny, City of London
  • Mr Theo Blackwell MBE, Chief Digital Officer, Mayor of London Office
  • Dr Alex Taylor, Reader in Human Computer Interaction, City, University of London
  • Mr. Jim Fairbairn, CEO, Megger
  • Dr. Colin Brown, CEO, IMechE
  • Dr. Shabana Haque, Head of Engineering Policy, Royal Academy of Engineering
  • Ms. Nancy Nai-Huei Lu, Independent Sustainability Strategist
  • Mr. Paul Jagger, FBCS, BCS
  • Mr. Chris White, Director of the Institute for Industrial Strategy, King’s College, London
  • Mr. Braulio Eduardo Morera, Director, 100 Resilient Cities (Rockefeller Foundation)
  • Professor Kieran Arasaratnam, Associate Director (Societal Engagement), Imperial College Business School

Presenter of the Debate: Mr Will Stirling

Next generation of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) professionals need to be more socially responsible. This national symposium will bring together experts and stakeholders together to debate different aspects of developing the next generation of socially responsible professionals. We need to develop next generation of STEM professionals that are aware of the impact of their decisions, the role of ethical behaviour and professional activities on the society, environment, resources and people and have working knowledge to use tools that will help them to optimise the impact. The day will start with a series of keynote addresses and then have an open debate on the issues with the audience in the afternoon. A report on the discussions will be published after the symposium.

The symposium will cover education and research aspects of developing the professionals and will include active discussions and debate on the following topics:

  • Diversity, unconscious bias and equality
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Global sustainable programmes
  • Cultural differences and practice
  • Legislation and regulation
  • Business and research ethics
  • Circular economy
  • Leadership and social value
  • Privacy, identity and data protection

Programme

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09:00-09:30Tea and Coffee and Registration
09:30-09:45

Welcome and Opening Address

Professor Sir Paul Curran, President, City, University of London

Alderman Vincent Keaveny, City of London

09:45-10:00

Setting the Challenge

Professor Rajkumar Roy, City, University of London

10:00-11:15

Keynote Addresses (15 mins each)

'Stand up for professionalism', Mr Paul Jagger, FBCS, BCS

'Personal reflections from inside and outside government', Dr. Shabana Haque, Head of Engineering Policy, Royal Academy of Engineering

'What worlds do we want to live in?', Dr Alex Taylor, Reader in Human Computer Interaction, City, University of London

'The Engineer in Society', Dr. Colin Brown, CEO, IMechE

'Social Responsibility and Smart Cities', Mr Theo Blackwell MBE, Chief Digital Officer, Mayor of London Office

11:15-11:30Coffee Break
11:30-12:30

Open Debate 1 (with experts) – Social challenges for the STEM professionals

Presented by: Will Stirling

Dr. Colin Brown, CEO, IMechE
Mr. Paul Jagger, FBCS, BCS
Dr. Lara Silvers, Associate Dean, City, University of London
Mr. Alastair Johnstone, MD, Bosch Rexroth Ltd
Mr. Sudip Trivedi, Head of Data and Analytics, Camden Council
Professor Claudia Eckert, Professor of Design, The Open University
Mr. James Morgan, Director, Heyne Tillett Steel

12:30-13:30Lunch and Networking
13:30-14:45

Keynote Addresses (15 mins each)

'Inspiring future STEM professionals toward social good', Professor Kieran Arasaratnam, Associate Director (Societal Engagement), Imperial College Business School

'Social Responsibility though Social Value', Mr Chris White, Director for the Institute for Industrial Strategy, King’s College, London

'An Industrial Proposition for Developing Socially Responsible Professionals', Mr Jim Fairbairn, CEO, Megger

'Sustainable relationships in sustainable development: Bringing the People Back In' Ms Nancy Nai-Huei Lu, Independent Sustainability Strategist

'The future of cities: where to start'Mr Braulio Eduardo Morera, Director, 100 Resilient Cities (Rockefeller Foundation)

14:45-15:45

Open Debate 2 (with experts) – Social responsibility skills requirements

Presented by: Mr. Will Stirling

Mr. Jim Fairbairn, CEO, Megger
Professor Kieran Arasaratnam, Assoc. Dir (Soc. Eng.), Imperial College Business School
Mr Chris White, Director for the Institute for Industrial Strategy, King’s College, London
Dr. Tatyana Micic, Associate Dean, City, University of London
Mr. Alastair Johnstone, MD, Bosch Rexroth Ltd
Mr. Sudip Trivedi, Head of Data and Analytics, Camden Council
Professor Claudia Eckert, Professor of Design, The Open University

15:45-16:00

Summary

Professor Rajkumar Roy, City, University of London

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When and where

9.00am - 4.00pmTuesday 14th January 2020

B200 University Building City, University of London Northampton Square London EC1V 0HB United Kingdom

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