Sarah Spiekermann-Hoff, WU professor, chair of the Institute for IS & Society, was host, initiator and main speaker at an event at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU) on 16 November 2021 that was sponsored by the IEEE. The IEEE Standard 7000 that was launched “seeks a better and more promising, value-rich form of digital innovation”, as Spiekermann puts it. It is grounded on her work on developing what she baptised “Value-Based Engineering”. She was the spiritus rector and part of the IEEE project group on ethical initiatives that elaborated the new standard.
That standard is a milestone in digital humanism.
[The photo shows from the left: Peter Lasinger, Founder and General Partner of 3VC, a Vienna-based venture capital fund; Konstantinos Karachalios, Managing Director of IEEE Standards Association; Clara neppel, Senior Director of European Business Operations IEEE; Sarah Spiekermann, IEEE 7000 Vice Chair; Ali Hessami, Director of R&D and Innovation of Vega Systems, IEEE 7000 Chair; Donia Lasinger, Deputy Head of the Vienna Science and Technology Funds (WWTF).]