The tools and processes needed to train and support the next generation of developers, designers, data scientists, and founders in ethical technical production.
From values to rules.
Ethical orientation and implicit values do not translate into a clear, explicit value set. A value set does not translate into a ruleset that can aid ethical consistency across a team and across time. And even if you build a strong ruleset, it doesn't magically evolve and adapt based on direct organisational experiences, use cases, and challenges.
From gut feelings to baseline knowledge.
Everyone on technical and governance teams needs a base level of understanding about ethical dimensions of technology production. The content of this understanding is not yet standardised, meaning there is significant variation in both the quality and underlying assumptions of practice.
From projects to boards, boards to projects.
There is a disconnect of process. This can mean a disconnect between the project level decisions made by technical teams and the senior leadership of organisations. In some cases, this leads to highly ethical product teams fighting disinterested or even immoral leaders; in others, technical teams are building with little ethical planning and senior leaders are aghast.
Standardized and specialized training and education for technology producers to consider and manage ethical dimensions of product development.
Understand your company values, ethical orientation, and design team structure and process for value-based decisions, oversight, cross-team learning, and audit protocols.
Testing & Iteration
Manage and flexibly grow your ruleset, learn over time, free your team from analysis paralysis, and lead your industry. Translate your intentions into action.