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Frank Buytendijk
Research VP & Fellow
10 years at Gartner
23 years IT Industry

Frank Buytendijk is a Gartner Research VP & Fellow, covering digital ethics and data & analytics. Read Full Bio

Can you abuse technology? It certaintly works the other way around!

by Frank Buytendijk  |  September 26, 2016

About 10-50% of interactions with Siri and other smart assistants is abusive in nature, I recently read. A peculiar spread of percentages, but it got me thinking. Are there ethical objections to using offensive language, to verbally abusing digital technology? One would say there are none. You can’t really offend technology, so it doesn’t matter. […]

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What’s the business case for digital ethics?

by Frank Buytendijk  |  September 2, 2016

“Ethics are an interesting discussion to have sitting at the fire place, but in the end we have a business to run, and need to make money”. It seems hard to make the business case for good behavior. The die hard amoral capitalist would even see it the other way around. It pays to not […]

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Digital Ethics

by Frank Buytendijk  |  September 2, 2016

With the best of intentions I am finally starting my blog. On digital ethics, the relationship between people and technology, and more philosophical matters. Don’t worry! It won’t be airy-fairy. It won’t be pie-in-the-sky. It will be practical and current. Ok, with the occasional reference to a dead Greek. Practical and current. Because everytime when […]

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Crowdsourcing Your Digital Future

by Frank Buytendijk  |  March 21, 2014

“What’s the impact of information and technology on society, business and life in 2030?” With that ambitious question we started what later became a comprehensive scenario planning exercise called “Last Call for Datatopia… Boarding Now!” Scenario planning is back by popular demand. Originally put on the map by Shell in the 1970s, we see renewed […]

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