Product Managers and our impact on society
Tech is taking over the world. Tech workers will have an outsized impact on the future of society, with Product Managers leading the charge.
The technology industry (and Product Managers) should learn the lessons from the financial crash in 2008.
Just as the financial crisis caused the finance industry, practitioners and business schools to question what ethics they were teaching, should tech companies and tech workers start to think much more deeply and critically about the impact of their work on wider society?
If you are interested in open, honest conversations around some of the below questions, then this session is for you:
Do Product Managers care about the social impact of the technology they design?
Do tech companies feel it's their civic duty to create conversations around the social impact of the technology they ask their employees to build?
In Canada, how do we build technology whilst thinking intentionally about decolonization, the land we rent and the impact of our industry on First Nations?
Do tech founders and PMs in BC care about their impact on society questions? Why? Why not?
Are workplaces in tech setup to foster critical thinking and cross-disciplinary conversations about social issues and the role that technology workers can play in shaping the future?
An intimate roundtable discussion touching upon tech, ethics and the role of tech workers and PMs in shaping the future of our world. See you there!