SAGE Ocean Speaker Series #3: How Technology Fails Us & What to Do

The Event

#SAGETalks returns with the third installment of the SAGE Ocean Speaker Series. Keith Porcaro, fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center, will present his work on data trusts, a legal tool for governing and protecting digital movements.

Our digital lives are built on the promises of strangers. Promises about how technology will change your life, or who will maintain this code, or what will happen to your data. When projects and organizations fail, the technology that we rely on may change, or be abandoned, or disappear entirely. This talk will cover what we can do about it. Keith Porcaro, fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center, will present his work on data trusts, a legal tool for governing and protecting digital movements.

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Registration

To attend this free event please register before June 11th to secure your spot. There will also be FREE pizza and drinks provided at the event. If you can’t attend, the event will be live streamed @SAGEOceanTweet.

About the Speaker

Keith Porcaro is a fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center. A lawyer and technologist, his work focuses on the formation of legal norms in a digitizing society. Keith is the co-founder of Digital Public, which uses trusts to help communities protect and govern digital assets. Keith is also an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches a class on Criminal Justice Technology, Policy, and Law. Previously, Keith was CTO/General Counsel at SIMLab, where he helped governments, legal aid organizations, and other nonprofits use technology to make services more accessible. Keith has a JD from Duke University School of Law and a BSFS from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. He is licensed to practice law in California.

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Call for Speakers!

If you’re interested in speaking at one of our future events and engaging with the social science, publishing and tech communities in London, we’d love to hear from you.

Please send us a message and we’ll get back to you with more information.

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