Partner Event: Tuesday, Feb. 19:
'Excellence in Action: Data Ethics and Operational Excellence'
The Blackwell | 8-9 a.m.

What is data ethics and why is it receiving so much attention?

Dennis HirschJoin Fisher College of Business' Master of Business Operational Excellence program for this Excellence in Action learning seminar, featuring Dennis Hirsch, Professor of Law and Director of the Program on Data Governance at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. Prof. Hirsch will explain what corporate data ethics is, why companies are pursuing it and how they are seeking to achieve it. Attendees will leave with a sense of why leading companies see corporate data ethics as valuable, as well as examples of how these firms are identifying, and resolving, the ethical issues that their data practices can raise.

Hirsch is a professor of law and director of the program on data and governance at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. Hirsch’s research focuses on the law and policy of predictive analytics, privacy law, and the instructive similarities between environmental law and privacy regulation. He is currently leading an Ohio State research project on corporate big data ethics that examines business use of data analytics, the ethical challenges that this can raise, and how companies are managing those issues.

This event is a preview of the MBOE program curriculum and is open to anyone interested in operational excellence, including prospective students, alumni, and COE members.


Tuesday, Feb. 26: Lean Leaders Benchmarking Session
Discussion Topic: Hiring/Retention Best Practices
Honda's 99P Labs (Columbus, OH) | 9:30am - 2pm

honda 99pNetwork and share best practices with COE members and check out an exciting new collaborative space Honda just launched near OSU's campus. COE's first quarterly Lean Leaders Benchmarking session take place on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at Honda’s 99P Labs near the Columbus campus of Ohio State. This event, intended for small group discussion, is open to one to two attendees per member company. The focus of this LLB session will be challenges and best practices in employee hiring, retention, and development in today’s economy, with featured presentations from members Engineered Profiles and Honda. The session will be an unofficial follow-up to our Feb. 8 seminar.

This event also is an opportunity to experience Honda's 99P Labs partnership with Ohio State, where the automaker is embracing flexible workplace design to drive innovation. Recommended attendees are those in human resources and/or organizational development roles.

To register or join the waitlist, click the link below to send an e-mail to Jackie McClure ( seeking a space at this limited-capacity event.


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