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John C. Havens

John C. Havens

Director, Planet Positive 2030
The IEEE Standards Association

John C. Havens is the Director of the Planet Positive 2030 program, an initiative of The IEEE Standards Association. He is also the Founding Executive Director of The IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems which was responsible for the creation and iteration of a body of work known as Ethically Aligned Design: A Vision for Prioritizing Human Well-being with Autonomous and Intelligent Systems that was utilized by the United Nations, the OECD, IBM and dozens of organizations to create their AI principles, policies, and technology. Previously, John was an EVP of Social Media at PR Firm, Porter Novelli, led Business Development at BlogTalkRadio, and was a professional actor for over 15 years. John has written for Mashable and The Guardian and is author of the books, Heartificial Intelligence: Embracing Our Humanity To Maximize Machines and Hacking Happiness: Why Your Personal Data Counts and How Tracking it Can Change the World. For more information, follow John on LinkedIn or @johnchavens on twitter. John currently has over ninety citations on Research Gate and dozens of articles for outlets such as The Guardian, Quartz, IEEE Spectrum and Mashable.


Researchers are finding that the climate and biodiversity crises are not only unfolding alongside crises in mental health and social isolation, but that in some striking ways these issues are also intertwined.... see more

Friday 10th May
11:55 AM - 12:10 PM
Track: Unpacking Consumer Trends

This workshop is a continuation of John Havens’ main-stage talk from earlier in the day. Recognizing that social connection is what's needed to help address the world's loneliness and isolation epidemic, this... see more

Friday 10th May
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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