Digital Trust & Security Guest Seminar with Wendy Jephson.
Venue: Alliance Manchester Business School, Penthouse room 10.007 (pending government guidance). In the event of further restrictions this will be held as an online seminar. Registrants will be contacted with further details nearer the time.
Talk title: Designing technology to engage the world's thinking
Summary: Technological and data analytic advances over the past few decades have fundamentally changed the way in which we work. Each has driven the other forward with larger datasets requiring technological innovation and technological innovation resulting in the creation of more data. New and continually developing skillsets have emerged and recognition of the necessity of interdisciplinary collaboration is rising. Even so there is a strong direction towards the automation of tasks and replacement of apparently fallible human intelligence with artificial intelligence wherever possible. But what are we losing as we run at pace down this path? What about automation bias? What about the loss of expertise and its development? What about autonomy and engagement? What about starting with the people, seeing them at the heart of knowledge work and leveraging human intelligence to design in a way that engages our thinking? This has been the approach of Wendy Jephson first as Co-Founder of Sybenetix, then as Head of Research & Ideation for Market Technology at Nasdaq, including her work at Nasdaq on detecting and preventing financial crime, and now as Founder of LetsThink. This talk will discuss the approach with examples of the journey so far.
Speaker bio: CEO & Co-Founder of LetsThink, Former Head of Research & Ideation - Market Technology, Nasdaq. Wendy Jephson is Founding CEO of LetsThink, a new start-up which produces domain specific technology designed specifically to support complex analytic thinking. They specialise in engaged intelligence, enabling their clients to think brilliantly.
Dual qualified as a commercial lawyer and Business Psychologist with domain expertise in healthcare and financial services, this is her second start up. As Co-Founder of Sybenetix, Wendy was instrumental in the original vision, growth phase and acquisition of her first company by Nasdaq. At Nasdaq she was Head of Research & Ideation and led a unique team of experts that combined behavioural science, financial domain knowledge, and advanced analytics to bring diverse thinking and cross-industry experience to designing and delivering technology to solve some of the biggest challenges facing financial services.
Recognised as a leader in her field, Wendy regularly delivers keynotes to Regulators, Buy and Sell-side organisations, Regulators and leading universities around the world on topics as diverse as AI, Surveillance, Technology Design, Cognitive Engineering, Organisational Resilience and Conduct and Culture. Wendy also have previously sat as a Board member for the Copenhagen, Helsinki, Iceland and Oslo Nasdaq Exchanges and currently acts as an Advisor to AIR, the Alliance for Innovative Regulation and Chairs the UCL’s Doctoral Research Programme, Ecobrain.