The emergence of digital ecosystems presents both opportunities and challenges. Their existence provides managers and organisations with the opportunity to conduct research about their end- users and to create new products and services. While end-users can also personalise and even co- create value via their interactions with the services they receive. At the same time the digital platforms, data flows, technical and social systems that constitute a digital ecosystem, raise a host of accountability and ethical challenges arising from the diversity of stakeholders and perspectives involved. These include managers responsible for the development and implementation of data-driven services, academic researchers, software and solutions providers, platform owners, government law-makers and regulators, the public and end-users. The Accountability and Ethics Challenge Working Group (ACCEDE) is working with key stakeholder groups to:
Here is the brief pre-recorded introduction to the leadership of the Accountability & Ethics in a Digital Ecosystem Challenge Working Group that was presented at the recent Virtual SPRITE+ event on 11th May 2020.
The Accountability & Ethics in a Digital Ecosystem Challenge Working Group hosted their first virtual workshop on 9 June. Attendees helped set the future direction of the group by identifying the most pressing challenges in this area and understanding why these issues have arisen.Read more about the workshop here.