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Creating Connections: closing session and networking event (Social Innovation Conference 2023)

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Celebrate the end of the SICON2023: Our future with AI. 

Join us for one final night of transcribing what is possible with AI for social good at Café Stepping Stone Dickson. At this closing session and networking event, brush elbows with renowned thought leaders and fellow AI changemakers. Listen to a panel discussion with Associate Professor Jenny Davis, the Deputy Director of ANU's Humanising Machine Intelligence Program, and Associate Professor Ahmed Imran, the research lead and Founder of the Research Cluster of Digital Inequality and Social Change at UC. And delight your taste buds with unique dishes from talented, culturally diverse women.




Associate Professor Ahmed Imran
Ahmed is an Information Systems academic and founder & leader of the interdisciplinary Research Cluster of Digital inequality and social change (RC-Disc) at the University of Canberra (UC). 
Ahmed is a fellow of the Australian Computer Society and a member of several professional bodies with decade-long industry/professional experience in IT project management, which was enhanced by training/certification on Change Management, Prince-2 Agile, Lean Six Sigma, and ITIL. Ahmed's research and thought leadership has proven to bring real-world applications to the table, something that cemented its importance in the eyes of the research community. This recognition was further reflected through several awards/recognitions, including ANU Vice Chancellor's Award for Community Outreach, followed by numerous speaking invitations to international/national forums.

Associate Professor Jenny Davis
Jenny is a senior lecturer in the School of Sociology at ANU and the Deputy Director of ANU's Humanising Machine Intelligence Program. Jenny's research intersects social psychology and technology studies, with a particular focus on identifying and reducing inequality as it materializes in technological systems. She is the Past Chair of the Communication, Information Technologies, & Media Sociology section of the American Sociological Association. She holds an ARC DECRA Fellowship leading a project on ethics in Australia's technology start-up sector and is the founder and Lead of ANU's Role-Taking Lab, established through a Futures Scheme grant. Her work is published in flagship journals from sociology, social psychology, and new media studies and her book, How Artifacts Afford: The Power and Politics of Everyday Things (2020), is out with MIT Press.

This in-person event is brought to you by The Social Innovation Conference (SICON) 2023, hosted by the Social Outcomes Lab in partnership with the ACT Government, the Australian National University, and RC-Disc. 

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