Tue, 09 Jun | Zoom Conference

Technology & Trafficking (Asia focus)

Tech, Human Trafficking & COVID-19 Impacts, with a focus on Asia
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Time & Location

09 Jun 2020, 16:00 – 18:00 GMT+5:30
Zoom Conference

About the Event

Welcome to the International Webinar on Tech, Trafficking and COVID-19 Impacts. 

This two hour webinar is designed to explore key challenges and opportunities to address Human Trafficking through engagement with Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, the tracking of multi faceted imprints of the movement of people, currencies, crypto-currencies, perverse trading, cyber recruitment and exploitation of people particularly in the rapid evolution of sex-trafficking into an online medium through on line pornography and real time control without consent. 

Anyone who wants to move on their career and understanding of how Tech can be deployed in this arena where upwards of 27 million people are forced into lives which their autonomy is 'checked out' and control and comprehensive exploitation 'checked in' should take advantage of this rapid review what is happening across the world with a deep dive into the current peri Covid 19 realities unfolding in India and Asia. 

There will also be a brief presentation by Harold D'Souza about the risks presented to young Tech graduates in taking up opportunities for work and further research internationally, with trafficking networks active in diverting graduates from safe entry into the UK, the USA and Australia, into trafficking like debt bondage and control. Anyone with responsibility for student developement, or young graduates in the position of exploring opportunities outside of Asia, should come along to this seminar to be advised of the essential dos and donts which will protect even white collar/ tech graduates from being sucked into the Trafficking matrix, which plays its advantage card around immigration status, and recruitment brokerages. Harold D'Souza knows this experience first hand, and now advises the Department of State's Human Trafficking Office monitoring and combatting Trafficking in Persons in the White House. 

 Professor Soulla Louca, Professor in the management & MIS Department and Director of the Blockchain Initiative at the University of Nicosia, together with her colleagues Dr Kristoff Christodoulou and Dr Elias Iosif  will explore some of the breakthrough areas they are working on in the interface of technology and smart working with enforcement agencies, banking and on-line platforms. Their talk ' Challenges and Opportunities for Young Graduates at the Institute for the Future' will also outline some of the present opportunities in current project work for young graduates to be getting involved with one of the leading universities in the world working on Blockchain and AI technologies. 

Gaon Hart currently working as lead in anti corruption in one of the major international banks, will be exploring the operational requirements and opportunities available to those developing their expertise in working in cryptocurrencies, and mechanisms to secure arenas where money laundering occurs.

Senior lecturer Simon Stockley, CCARHT director and and the convenor of Entrepreneurship at the Judge Business School in Cambridge will be outlining the way in which technologies are deployed by businesses above and below (criminalised ) the line, and how legitimate businesses and organisations can build more resilient approaches in order to limit the hacking and arbitraging of their systems going forward.  

Professor PM Nair   of the Indian Police Foundation and Former General of Policing NDRF - will lead us through the challenges for enforcement and the tasks for social platforms to address regarding their deployment in recruitment, grooming and sales within the trafficking worlds.  Professor Nair will also be explaining the development and growth of University based Anti Trafficking Associations, which he is eager to see adopted across the further educatoin field in Asia.  Come and listen to find out more in this exciting development

Former Chief Inspector Jim Gamble Director of INEQE and one of the worlds foremost experts on on line recruitment and deployment of the internet for cybersex - and sexual exploitation. We are very grateful to Jim for making his time available for this important time for deepening our understanding and the requirements for social media platforms to appropriately take notice and bring their processes into a clear alignment with the requirements of safeguarding which all organisations and businesses are seeking to raise their standards of pro-active delivery on during these febrile covid 19 times, with the sharp uptake of broadband and wi-fi related products. 

Dr Carrie Pemberton Ford  Director of the Cambridge Centre for Applied Research Human Trafficking will be chairing the panel discussion following the presentation in which all those who have a place around the table will be able to put their questions. 

And as a final bonus those attending the webinar will be issued with a blockchain certificate for attendance from the University of Nicosia.  Furthermore selected students will have the opportunity to intern with the University of Nicosia, Harold's Open Eyes Project as well as CCARHT in Cambridge during 2021 - further information will be made available during the webinar - so don't miss this opportunity to meet up with some of the international leaders making waves in this intersection between addressing human trafficking with the technology of the fifth Industrial revolution.

This event gives students and businesses alike to form a tight-knit international community for combatting the trafficking of human beings, using technology. 

Sign up today to get your feet under the virtual table for this coming Tuesday - and let your friends know through your social media connectors. See you there on Tuesday. 

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