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John C. Havens

Director, Emerging Technologies & Strategic Development, IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA)
John is Executive Director of the Council on Extended Intelligence and The IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems. He is the Founding / current Vice-Chair of the IEEE 7010 Well-being Metric for Autonomous and Intelligent Systems Working Group, Founding Chair of the IEEE 7000 Model Process for Addressing Ethical Concerns During System Design Working Group, Founding/co-chair of The Personal Data and Individual Access Control Committee for The IEEE Global Initiative and Founding/co-chair of the Wellbeing Committee of the IEEE Global Initiative. Previously, John was an EVP of Social Media at PR Firm, Porter Novelli, and a professional actor for over 15 years. John has written for Mashable and The Guardian and is the 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.

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