Jan 23, 2024 Luncheon: AI: the Possibilities, Implications and Potential Risks of this Emerging Technology

  • January 23, 2024
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM


  • Complimentary for members provided by member dues and our generous sponsors.

Registration is closed


January 23, 2023


AI: A Conversation Around the Possibilities, Implications and Potential Risks of AI


The Buckhead Club, 3344 Peachtree Rd., Suite 2600


11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Arrival & Networking

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Program

A complimentary members-only event provided by member dues and generous sponsors. 

Moderated by:

Amy Glennon, former Publisher of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and of Cox Media Group’s Vertical Businesses, a portfolio of digital content sites.

Glennon is on the Advisory Board of the James M. Cox Institute for Journalism Innovation, Management and Leadership at The University of Georgia; is an Advisory Board member of the Salvation Army of Metro Atlanta; and is on the board of the Clarkston Community Health Center.

About Our Speakers

Maryam Alavi, Ph.D.

Elizabeth D. and Thomas M. Holder Chair, Professor of IT Management, Georgia Institute of Technology | Scheller College of Business

Maryam Alavi is a professor of IT Management and holds the Elizabeth T. and Tom M. Holder Chair at the Scheller College of Business at Georgia Institute of Technology. She served as dean of the College from 2014-2023. Dr. Alavi is a thought leader and researcher on digital innovation and transformation, with extensive experience in organizational capability-building and leadership and talent development for a digital age.

Dr. Alavi’s prolific academic contributions include numerous published papers, and serving on the editorial boards of several prestigious business and technology journals. Dr. Alavi’s body of work has received over 37,450 citations on Google Scholar, placing her within the top 2% of the world’s most-cited researchers by the Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford University.


Dr. Justin Biddle

Associate Professor in the School of Public Policy at the Georgia Institute of Technology

Justin B. Biddle is an Associate Professor in the School of Public Policy at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His research interests are interdisciplinary in nature, drawing on fields such as philosophy of science, technology, and medicine; ethics of emerging technologies, and science and technology policy. Conceptually, his research explores the relationships between three sets of issues: (1) the role of values in science, technology, and medicine; (2) the epistemic implications of the social organization of research, and (3) ethics and policy. He is currently exploring these relationships in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. He has also worked in the areas of biomedical research and agricultural biotechnology. 


Edward L. Queen, Ph.D., J.D.  Associate Teaching Professor Director, D. Abbott Turner Program in Ethics and Servant Leadership, Center for Ethics, Emory University

Edward Queen is director of the D. Abbott Turner Program in Ethics and Servant Leadership and coordinator of Undergraduate Studies at the Ethics Center At Emory, he also serves as director of research for the Institute of Human Rights and co-convener of the Initiative on Religion, Conflict, and Peacebuilding. Queen received his BA from Birmingham-Southern College, his MA and PhD from the Divinity School of the University of Chicago, and his JD from the Indiana University School of Law–Indianapolis.A specialist in issues related to professional and social ethics, religious and ethnic conflict, and civil society, Queen has written, coauthored, or edited numerous books. 


Rachel Reid

Partner, Head of Artificial Intelligence, U.S., Eversheds Sutherland

Rachel Reid has more than 20 years of experience advising financial services and technology companies on a wide range of legal and regulatory matters. This includes data privacy and security, artificial intelligence, risk management, operations, corporate governance, complex commercial transactions, technology transactions and outsourcing. Rachel has helped lead high-growth companies through complex regulatory environments and acquisitions, while providing guidance to senior leaders in large, global public companies, including members of the C-Suite and the Board of Directors.


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