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The automation paradox. Self-driving cars as opportunities and threats


The ESADE Alumni South Korea Chapter would like to invite you to this talk entitled ''The automation paradox. Self-driving cars as opportunities and threats'', by Professor Dean Jonathan Wareham on October 26th at 7pm, in Seoul.

The world of automated automobiles, the Internet of Things and smart devices is entering our lives. Whilst these new technologies provide marvellous convenience and services, their vast ability to gather highly personal and biometric data enables such invasive product marketing that our concept of human free will be radically changed. Although on the one hand increased automation means greater efficiency, it also threatens to dumb down professions.

This presentation will take a provocative look at the hyper-connected world of automated devices and share both positive and cautionary perspectives about what it means for us as consumers, entrepreneurs and managers (MBAs).



Dean Jonathan Wareham

Jonathan Wareham, Professor of Information Systems and Dean (Faculty & Research) at ESADE Business & Law Schools. Dr Wareham serves as Senior Editor of MIS Quarterly, and has held/holds editorial positions at Information Systems Research, Journal of Information Technology, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, Information & Organization and Journal of Strategic Information Systems.

He currently serves as Director of the ESADE Institute for Innovation and Knowledge Management. In addition, he sits on the advisory boards for a number of academic institutions, NGOs and social entrepreneurs.



Please save the date and register to book your seat.

We hope to see you all there!

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