Academy for Lifelong Learning Meets Jan. 6


On Monday, Jan. 6, the Academy for Lifelong Learning at Sewanee, will hear a presentation given by David Shipps, Director of the Babson Center for Global Commerce at the University of the South. This presentation is a change from the one previously scheduled. David will present “Business Ethics Questions and the Apps on Your Phone.”

David Shipps, C’88, is a seasoned global executive with a career focused on business development at some of the country’s leading technology and digital media companies including IBM, The Weather Channel, Cox Media Group and EarthLink. David also worked at various internet startup companies as the industry was growing rapidly.

Shipps presentation will help us consider the many ways we, as consumers, willingly provide data and information used by digital businesses to increase their range, influence and profitability. He draws on his pre-Sewanee work experience to provide insight on Amazon’s Alexa, Google, The Weather Channel, Uber, Facebook and others to highlight their features in a manner that showcases the emergence of new business ethics questions while their usage has become enormously pervasive.

The Academy, a part of the Sewanee Seminar Series, meets from noon to 1 p.m., in Lower Cravens at 439 Kentucky Ave., on the Sewanee campus. There is ample parking in the parking lot adjacent to Cravens. Sewanee parking regulations require that the vehicle’s rear bumper be visible from the parking lot aisles.

The cost for a single session is $3 and an annual membership is $20. Coffee, water and homemade cookies are available. Attendees are invited to bring a sack lunch. For questions contact Anne Davis at (931) 924-4465.