New university lecture series will look at ethical dilemmas as artificial intelligence increases in corporate communities

George Fox University has endowed a new lecture series, which will debut next week by exploring the ethical dilemmas that will arise in corporate communities with the emergence of artificial intelligence

Presenting the first Reiten Lecture on Leadership Development, named in honor of retired chairman and CEO of Northwest Natural Richard Reiten, will be Mohan Nair, senior vice president and chief innovation officer at Cambia Health Solutions.

Nair will deliver "Ethical Dilemmas to Community with Artificial Intelligence: Merging into a World Enabled by Artificial Intelligence" at 7 p.m. in Room 105 of the school's Hoover Academic Building.

The lecture is being presented by George Fox's Office of the President and College of Business and seating will be done on a first-come, first-served basis.

Nair guides Cambia Health's Innovation Force and joined the company in 2004 as executive vice president and chief marketing executive accountable for product development, brand management, consumer-directed health systems/e-business, business intelligence and corporate performance management/planning for all four company health plans.

A native of Singapore, Nair studied computer science at the University of Oregon, where he earned a bachelor's and master's degree in computer and information science.

In the 35 years since, Nair has served in various executive leadership roles at Intel, Mentor Graphics and as president of two startups.

Nair was recognized as a 2009 Martketing Thought Leader by the Marketing Leadership Council of the Corporate Executive Board, while others know him as author of three books in cost and performance management, most recently with "Strategic Business Transformation."

Reiten, who has more than 50 years of corporate experience and earned numerous community and industry awards. He and his wife Jeanie contributed funds to endow the lecture.

Reiten has served in a number of high-ranking capacities with Northwest Natural from 1996 to the present, including as chairman of the board and CEO, and is a former president of the Portland General Electric Company.

For more information, call Missy Terry at 503-554-2101.

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