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Cyber Ethics is the Focus of Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business Annual Business Ethics Forum

Nov. 3, 2011

Cyber ethics will be the focus of this year's Dale P. Jones Business Ethics Forum at Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business Nov. 7 to 18. The forum is held each year to encourage students, faculty, alumni and business leaders to engage in a discussion of today's ethical issues and explore the responsibilities of business professionals faced with ethical dilemmas. All of the events listed below will be held in the Cashion Academic Center and are free and open to the public.

"We supplement discussions of ethics in our classrooms with a diversity of experiences for students during the course of the forum," explained Dr. Mitchell Neubert, Chavanne Chair of Christian Ethics in Business. "This year we begin with a new student competition creating ethics videos, invite all students to participate in our internal ethics case competition, host our 5th Annual National MBA Case Competition in Ethical Leadership and expose our students to the exploits of a white collar criminal and the expertise of business leaders from Boeing, USAA, Scott & White Hospitals, Lockheed Martin and KPMG."

The forum kicks off at 6 p.m. Nov. 7 with Cyber Scenarios, a video competition for students. Student teams produce short videos that capture ethical dilemmas or challenges related to the use of information, technology and media in the workplace. A preliminary judging process will determine finalists who will present their videos that evening.

The Business Ethics Case Competition will be held Nov. 9 to 11, with 12 to 15 teams of graduate and undergraduate business students discussing and exploring real-world ethical issues. The teams will present their recommendations before judges from 9 a.m. until noon on Nov. 11.

Students from universities across the country will gather for the annual MBA National Case Competition in Ethical Leadership Nov. 16 to18. The competition gives MBA students an opportunity to confront and discuss real-world ethical issues beyond the classroom. Baylor student teams will be joined in the competition by student teams from nine other universities. The finals will be held at 1 p.m., Nov. 18.

Chuck Gallagher, chief operating officer for a national private company and an inspirational motivational speaker, will present a lecture titled "When Ethics and Choices Collide" at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 17. He has authored numerous articles for national publications and has been featured in Businessweek, CNN, CBS and NPR.

The final event of the forum will feature a panel of experts who will discuss the topic "Cyber Ethics and Security in Organizations" from 1:30 to 3 p.m., Nov. 18. Panelists include Richard D. Kilgore, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company chief information security officer; Jeff Skrocki, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company ethics and business conduct officer; Mark Chamberlain, USAA executive director of information systems; J. David Cargile, KPMG managing director of advisory services and Troy Stillwagon, Scott & White Health Plan vice president of information systems.

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