Global Equality and Diversity: Redefining Equality and Diversity in the Information Age #Gedconf14
04 Nov 2014

London is one of the most international and ethnically diverse cities and business centres in the world. With over 300 community languages spoken at schools and more than 4 out of every ten Londoners (42 per cent) identifying themselves as from a group other than white British.

Working within the University of East London with over 120 nationalities, and the International business community in London, the Noon Centre is host for this conference, which aligns with the objectives of the Centre - embracing diversity, and educating others.

The conference will focus on the impacts of technology change and information gathering on community empowerment, freedoms, social and economic inclusion, redrawing the boundaries of business and social change.

This international conference features global perspectives on equality and diversity facilitating sharing of knowledge and expertise between researchers and sector specific experts. The conference will offer the tools to stay up-to-date and at the forefront of good practice in equality and will feature the latest research in the field.

The research this year will explore how communication technologies are changing equality and diversity, and will feature tech clusters like ‘Tech City’ and their cases with multicultural entrepreneurship.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Programme
10:00
Lord Patel of Bradford OBE,
Chair's Opening Remarks

10:10
Lord Gulam Noon Kt MBE, Chancellor, University of East London
Welcome

10:15
Dr Nancy J Hafkin, Senior Associate, Women in Global Science and Technology (WISAT), retired, United Nations
Equality and diversity in the information age: framing the issue

10:35
Professor Carol Woodhams, Associate Professor in Human Resource Management, University of Exeter Business School
Where inequalities intersect; data and interaction effects in employment opportunity

10:55
Professor Mustafa F Ozbilgin, Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management, Brunel Business School
Global diversity management: towards a global value chain perspective

11:15
Trevor Phillips OBE, former chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission
Technology and data redefining equality, diversity and inclusion

11:35
Questions and discussion
11:50
Global Equality and Diversity in Business Awards Presentation
12:05
Break
12:30
Emerging ICTs: ethics, empowerment and responsible innovation
Professor Bernd Stahl, Professor of Critical Research in Technology, Director, Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility, Department of Informatics, Faculty of Technology, De Montfort University;
New media owners, economic development and the digital divide;
David Honig, President Emeritus and General Consul, US Minority Media and Telecommunications Council, USA;
Uday Dholakia OBE, Chairman, National Asian Business Association.

12:30
Dr Sophia Huyer, Executive Director, Women in Global Science and Technology (WISAT), Canada
Where are the women? Gender gaps in technology and innovation:
Discussant: Dr Nancy J Hafkin,Senior Associate, Women in Global Science and Technology (WISAT), retired, United Nations.

13:30
Break
14:15
New horizons and contested futures: technologies and inequalities
Erika Cudworth, Reader;
Delia Langstone;
Allyson Malatesta;
Miriam Mukasa; Kathy Walker, Senior Lecturers, University of East London.

14:15
Prof Allam Ahmed, Director, Middle East Knowledge Economy Institute, MEKEI, University of Brighton
Digital divide vs global diversity

15:15
Break
15:45
Panel discussion: The power of unregulated virtual spaces
Chair: Sonny Nwankwo, Director, the Noon Centre for Equality and Diversity in Business
Dr Sophia Huyer, Executive Director, Women in Global Science and Technology (WISAT), Ontario, Canada;
Dr Juliet Webster, Director, Gender and ICT Group, Internet Interdisciplinary Institute, Open University of Catalonia, Spain;
Professor Bernd Stahl, Professor of Critical Research in Technology, Director, Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility, Department of Informatics, Faculty of Technology, De Montfort University.

16:45
End of broadcast