2023 Digital Trust Summit

Digital Trust in an Accelerating Age of AI

October 17, 2023 | 9 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. MST

Thank you for joining us at the 2023 Digital Trust Summit!

The Digital Trust Summit is back by popular demand, and this year we’re focusing on digital trust in an accelerating age of artificial intelligence (AI). 

Advances in AI tools are leading discussions at a global scale, bringing conversations around digital trust and ethics to the forefront as we quickly work to harness the capabilities of AI. The 2023 Summit will convene technologists, experts, enthusiasts, students and leaders from across industry to navigate the frontiers of this rapidly advancing technology through the lens of trust and privacy.

Join us on Tuesday, October 17 for the third annual Digital Trust Summit, taking place on Arizona State University’s Tempe campus from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. MST. The Summit offers a two-part event, including a speaker series called Picking up speed that will surface sought-after discussions, followed by an exclusive, hand-on innovation experience at ASU’s Drone Studio.  

Each year, October marks Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and ASU campaigns to impart greater understanding of what it takes to be #BeCyberSmart. ASU’s Digital Trust Summit is the cornerstone of this effort, bringing together trust professionals, students, researchers and technologists.


October 16, 2023 | 1951 @ SkySong

5:00 p.m. | Opening Reception

Enjoy an inspiring performance from Daniel Roumain, Associate Professor, School of Music, Dance and Theatre at ASU. Daniel is a composer, performer, educator, and activist with whose list of collaborators includes Philip Glass, Bill T. Jones, Savion Glover and Lady Gaga. Appetizers and refreshments will be served throughout the evening.


October 17, 2023 | Walton Planetarium

All times are MST.

9:00 a.m. MSTNavigating the impact of generative AI in higher education

Today’s leaders and technologists are charged with navigating the impact of generative AI and creating strategies that balance opportunity, agility and security. 

ASU’s CIO Lev Gonick and CISDTO Donna Kidwell will speak on the future of generative AI at institutions and how to maneuver the complexities around regulations with private data to best serve learners. Together, they will surface ASU’s approach to principled innovation at the intersection of digital trust and cybersecurity. 

9:30 a.m. MSTCo-designing for digital trust in the accelerating age of AI

When charting for the future, we must start with community and its story, elevating context expertise and allowing storytellers to share how AI affects our lives. 

During the summit’s keynote, Dr. Kelly Page will provoke us to think differently about AI and ways to build trust, as well as how we might co-design the role of AI in our learning and work as a community. Attendees will share ideas and thoughts on how AI may impact how we think about, enact and build trusting relationships and, specifically, digital trust with and through AI.

Dr. Page will also share about Inclusive Experience (IX) Codesign, an approach cultivated in a culture of care with communities, for socio-technical and cultural innovation. She’ll share key design principles that guide her work, developed from over 20 years of experience codesigning with learners and earners, and in partnership with the communities in which they live, learn, and work. 

10:30 a.m. MSTCreating what’s next, now: Designing the future of AI in education

AI in education is an ever-evolving landscape — how far have we come since the beginning of our first term with generative AI on campus and what does the future hold? 

Our panel of AI experts at Arizona State University will share how we are actively shaping the future of AI in education with a focus on changing pedagogies and creative thinking.

11:10 a.m. MSTUncharted realms: Keeping faculty and students safe in a new digital frontier

As a disruptive technology, AI brings new and ever changing opportunities and challenges. These tensions are both creative and treacherous: while we want to help drive innovative work forward for students and faculty, we must also proceed with caution as AI can be used for disinformation, misinformation and fraud.

Helping students traverse social media contexts fueled by AI, keeping vulnerable populations safe online, ensuring ethics and trust in our academic curricula — our ASU faculty panel will explore these topics and more.

11:55 a.m. MSTDrone 101: The state of unmanned aerial vehicles

Creative performance, improved data, cost efficiencies and scalable operations are just a few of the reasons that people around the world use drones professionally and personally. But what are the cybersecurity and intelligence space concerns that we see with the use of drones? 

Join Donna Kidwell, ASU CISDTO, and Michael Lettman, former AZ CISO and CISA Advisor State of Arizona, for a conversation about safety, surveillance and trust with drones and how AI will impact our ability to learn and leverage drone technology.

1:00 - 3:00 p.m. MST | Innovation experience at ASU's Drone Studio

The innovation experience invites attendees into ASU’s Drone Studio, the largest of its kind in academia. Be among the first to explore this space located in the Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering at Bulldog Hall! This exclusive experience is available to those who join us in-person for the Summit. Space is limited; sign up now to join the ASU Drone Studio innovation experience.

About the ASU Drone Studio: Outfitted with more than 100 high-precision, infrared cameras and a 3D tracking system, this state-of-the-art drone testing facility serves as a hub for academic, government and industry research partners to study multi-robot swarming, cyber-physical systems and human-robot interactions.


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Cybersecurity Awareness Zoom

Bringing areas together, including:

 Trusted Learner Network
 Technology solutions in development like Pocket
 Blockchain-related efforts
 Cybersecurity Awareness Month


Parking at SkySong

1951 at SkySong is located at 1475 N Scottsdale Rd, Building 1, Scottsdale, AZ. 

We highly encourage using alternative transportation such as carpooling, via golf cart, or stretching your legs on a quick walk. Free uncovered parking is available onsite. Surface parking in the lot north of Building 1 is unlimited. Between SkySong Building 1 and 2, there is two-hour parking. Reference this map for available parking.

Skysong Parking

Parking on campus

The Walton Center for Planetary Health Auditorium is located at 777 E University Dr, Tempe, AZ 85287 (WCPH).

We highly encourage using alternative transportation such as carpool, golf cart or stretching your legs on a quick walk. The Metro Light Rail has a stop adjacent to WCPH.

If you will be driving, the closest parking garages are the Tyler Street Parking Structure, 901 S. McAllister Avenue, Tempe, AZ 85287 or the Novus Parking Structure at 747 S Packard Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281.

Travel to Bulldog Hall

The drone presentation will take place at Bulldog Hall at 611 E. Orange Street in Tempe, AZ 85281 (BDH). 

After lunch, we will walk from the Walton Center for Planetary Health at 777 E University Drive to Bulldog Hall at 611 E. Orange Street in Tempe, AZ 85281 (BDH). Head south on Rural Road until you reach Terrance Mall and turn right. Terrance Mall will turn into Orange Street, and Bulldog Hall will be on the right.