Beena Ammanath is Executive Director of the Global Deloitte AI Institute and leads Trustworthy Tech Ethics at Deloitte. She is the author of “Trustworthy AI” which helps businesses navigate trust and ethics in AI. An award-winning senior executive with extensive global experience in AI and digital transformation, spanning across e-commerce, finance, marketing, telecom, retail, software products, services and industrial domains with companies such as GE, HPE, Thomson Reuters, British Telecom, Bank of America, e*trade and a number of Silicon Valley startups, Beena is also the Founder of non-profit, Humans For AI, an organization dedicated to increasing diversity in AI. Beena also serves on the Board of AnitaB.org and the Advisory Board at Cal Poly College of Engineering. She has been a Board Member and Advisor to several technology startups. Beena thrives on envisioning and architecting how data, artificial intelligence, and technology in general, can make our world a better, easier place to live for all humans.
Manail Anis Ahmed is the Chief Strategy Officer at iJuno.She is also a lecturer at Princeton University School of Public and International Affairs.
Ricardo Baeza-Yates is Director of Research at the Institute for Experiential AI of Northeastern University. Before he was VP of Research at Yahoo Labs from 2006 to 2016. He is co-author of the best-seller Modern Information Retrieval textbook published by Addison-Wesley in 1999 and 2011 (2nd ed), which won the ASIST 2012 Book of the Year award. In 2009 he was named ACM Fellow and in 2011 IEEE Fellow, among other awards and distinctions. He obtained a Ph.D. in CS from the University of Waterloo, Canada, and his areas of expertise are web search and data mining, information retrieval, bias and ethics on AI, data science and algorithms in general.
Brando Benifei is the youngest Italian MEP, a member of the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D). He is the co-rapporteur for the EU Artificial Intelligence Act. He was elected to the European Parliament in 2014 and is a member of the European Parliament’s Committee on Employment and Social Affairs and vice-chair of the Youth Intergroup and of the Disability Intergroup. Benifei has been chair of European affairs for the Young Democrats and Vice-President of ECOSY (youth organization of PES) for four years. He joined the PES working group which originally drafted the European Youth Guarantee. Benifei studied at the University of Bologna, the London School of Economics and the Ispi Milano
Steve Bunnell is currently a Senior Advisor to the Homeland Security Department, focused on emerging technology and intelligence issues. Steve has extensive experience in both the public and private sectors. He is the former Chief Legal Officer of the Diem Association, a global blockchain-based payment project, and the former General Counsel of the Homeland Security Department. He has also been the co-chair of the Data Security and Privacy practice at the law firm of O'Melveny & Myers, and the Chief of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia.
Karishma Brahmbhatt is a data and technology lawyer, specialising in all aspects of data protection and privacy law. She has particular experience advising companies from a wide range of industries on data ethics matters, data compliance projects, Artificial Intelligence, big data, social listening, cookies, adtech, internet-of-things, augmented reality, the use of data in the provision of consumer and business products, and complex data sharing arrangements.
Charlotte A. Burrows was designated by President Biden as Chair of the EEOC on Jan. 20, 2021. She was initially nominated to serve as a Commissioner of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in 2014 and then re-nominated in 2019. The U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed her to a second term ending in 2023.
Remaya M. Campbell is intelligence analyst. Her focus is right-wing extremism and online disinformation campaigns.
Karine Caunes is the CAIDP Global Program Director . She is the Editor-in-Chief of the European Law Journal (ELJ). She is Senior Lawyer and Course Director in the field of European Public Law at the Academy of European Law (ERA
Puneet Cheema is the Manager of the Justice in Public Safety Project at Legal Dfense Fund. Puneet leads the charge in fighting against discrimination toward LGBTQ individuals in schools, healthcare, employment, and the criminal legal system. With an impressive background in impact litigation, policy, and advocacy, Puneet has served as a Trial Attorney in the Special Litigation Section of the Civil Rights Division in the U.S. Department of Justice
Renée Cummings is an artificial intelligence (AI), data and tech ethicist, and the first data activist-in-residence at the University of Virginia's (UVA) School of Data Science where she was named professor of Practice in Data Science. She is a member of CAIDP's global academic network. She is also a nonresident senior fellow at The Brookings Institution and a distinguished member of the World Economic Forum’s Data Equity Council. She is also a criminologist, criminal psychologist, therapeutic jurisprudence specialist, and a community scholar at Columbia University. She also serves as co-director of the Public Interest Technology (PIT) University Network, at UVA, and is on the board of advisors of the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs.
Vilas Dhar is President and Trustee of the Patrick J. McGovern Foundation, a $1.5 billion 21st century philanthropy advancing artificial intelligence (AI) and data solutions to create a thriving, equitable, and sustainable future for all. Under his leadership, the Foundation bridges technological innovation and social impact with a commitment to justice and equity. Vilas is an entrepreneur, technologist, and human rights advocate with a lifelong commitment to creating more robust, human-centered social institutions. Fusing his experience as a lawyer, an investor, and a philanthropist, he has dedicated his professional pursuits to exploring solutions for some of the world’s largest challenges like child labor, refugee crises, and data privacy and sovereignty.
Joseph Dunne is the Director of the European Parliament Liaison Office in Washington (EPLO), responsible for fostering and deepening relations between the European Parliament and the US Congress. Previously, in 2018/2019, he was a Senior Resident Fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States and a Visiting Fellow at the Schar School of Policy and Government in George Mason University.
Adam Eisgrau is the
Director of Global Policy and Public Affairs at Association for Computing Machinery. A former communications attorney, Eisgrau began his policy career as Judiciary Committee Counsel to then-freshman US Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA). Since leaving Senator Feinstein’s office in 1995, he has represented both public- and private-sector interests in international forums and to Congress, federal agencies and the media on a host of technology-driven policy matters.
Rebecca Finlay is the CEO at Partnership on AI overseeing the organization’s mission and strategy. At PAI Rebecca ensures that our global community of Partners work together so that developments in AI advance positive outcomes for people and society. Most recently, she was a VP, Engagement and Public Policy at CIFAR where she founded the Institute’s global knowledge mobilization practice, bringing together experts in industry, civil society, and government to accelerate the societal impact of CIFAR’s research programs.
Ivan Fong, a CAIDP board member, is Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Medtronic and a member of the Medtronic Executive Committee. He leads the global legal, compliance and government affairs teams and serves as corporate secretary to the Medtronic Board of Directors.
Evi Fuelle is Global Policy Director at Credo AI, where she leads the development of Credo AI’s policy philosophy, translates policy learnings to inform product, and manages relationships with Credo AI’s global network of policy ecosystem partners. Prior to joining Credo AI, Evi served as Advisor, Digital Economy Policy at the Delegation of the European Union to the United States of America (2019-2022). Evi joined the EU delegation after four years (2015-2019) at the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI), where she worked closely with senior government affairs staff from the world’s leading technology companies.
Clarisse Girot is the head of Data Governance and Privacy Unit at OECD. Previously served as the Future of Privacy Forum’s Managing Director for Asia Pacific. Based in Singapore, Clarisse was responsible for developing and implementing FPF’s strategy in the world’s biggest and most populated region.
Wafa Ben-Hassine is a Responsible Technology Principal at Omidyar Network, a philanthropic venture focused on social change. She is also a term member on the Council on Foreign Relations. Previously, she worked at Access Now, UNESCO, the IFC, and the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. She holds a JD with a certificate in international law from the University of Denver and a BA in Political Science, Public Law from the University of California, San Diego. Wafa serves on several committees, boards, and task forces that are focused on emerging technologies and human rights. She is an attorney in the State of New York.
Merve Hickok is the Senior Research Director and Board Chair of the Center for AI and Digital Policy, and the Founder of AIethicist.org. Her work intersects both AI ethics and AI policy and governance. She is focused on AI bias, social justice, DE&I, public benefit and participatory development and governance – as they translate into policies and practices. Merve is a Data Ethics Lecturer at University of Michigan, School of Information; Member of the Advisory Board of Turkish Policy Quarterly Journal; Member of the Founding Editorial Board at Springer Nature AI & Ethics journal; Advisor at The Civic Data Library of Context; Member at IEEE work groups on AI standard setting and Open Community for Ethics in Autonomous and Intelligent Systems (OCEANIS) alongside national institutions. She has been recognized by several organizations - most recently as one of the 100 Brilliant Women in AI Ethics.
Deniz Houston is the Digital Policy Advisor for the Digital Economy team where she covers all digital topics including the DSA, DMA, privacy, semiconductors, and AI. Prior to the delegation, Deniz was on the International Government Affairs Policy team at the Intel Corporation where she drafted company’s strategy to address the geopolitics of the semiconductor industry. She began her career in US Defence and Diplomacy where she helped advocate for US foreign policy priorities through public diplomacy programs, international mergers and acquisitions, military technology, and defence security cooperation initiatives. She received a master’s degree in European Public Policy from Johns Hopkins in Bologna, and a bachelor’s degree in International Studies from the College of Charleston. She speaks German, Turkish, and Russian and has lived in Germany, Turkey, Italy, and Russia.
Niki Iliadis leads The Future Society's work on AI and Rule of Law, facilitating and advocating for transatlantic dialogue and coordination on AI. She brings eight years of experience in technology policy, previously managing the UK Parliament's APPG AI and having worked with cross-sectoral organizations such as IEEE SA and the Centre for Public Impact. Niki holds degrees from UC Berkeley and the London School of Economics.
A globally recognized leader in standards development and intellectual property, Prof., Dr. Ing. Konstantinos Karachalios is Managing Director of the IEEE Standards Association and a member of the IEEE Management Council. As Managing Director, he has been enhancing IEEE efforts in global standards development in strategic emerging technology fields, through technical excellence of staff, expansion of global presence and activities and emphasis on inclusiveness and good governance, including reform of the IEEE standards-related patent policy.
Dr Lorraine Kisselburgh (Ph.D., Purdue University) was the inaugural Chair of ACM’s global Technology Policy Council, where she oversees global technology policy engagement. Drawing on expertise of 100,000 members, ACM’s policy groups provide nonpartisan technical expertise to policy leaders, stakeholders, and the public. At Purdue University, Dr. Kisselburgh is a lecturer, fellow in the Center for Research in Information Assurance and Security and former professor of media, technology, and society. Her research on the social and cultural implications of technologies--including privacy, ethics, gender equity, and collaboration--has been conducted in China, India, Europe, and the Middle East. She has published more than 50 articles with 11 top paper awards, and has been awarded more than $2 million in funding to support her research
Len Kennedy is a highly regarded and award-winning corporate executive and former government official. He is a board member at CAIDP. Mr. Kennedy has served as general counsel to two Fortune 500 companies and has advised other Fortune 500 corporations, boards and senior management on business, telecommunications and media law. He has successfully advocated business and regulatory policies to federal agencies and the Congress that fostered the development of the cellular and internet communications markets and services.
Jan Kleijssen j was appointed to the Secretariat of the Parliamentary Assembly and was Secretary to the Political Affairs Committee from 1990 to 1999. Jan then served as the Director of the Secretary General's Private Office until 2004 and subsequently as Director in the Parliamentary Assembly and Special Advisor to the President. In 2006, he moved to the Directorate General of Human Rights and was Director of Standard-setting until 2011 when he was appointed to his current function of Director of Information Society - Action against Crime, Directorate General Human Rights and Rule of Law. His Directorate carries out standard-setting, monitoring and co-operation activities on a wide variety of issues, including: freedom of expression, data protection, AI, Internet governance, cybercrime, terrorism, criminal law, fighting corruption, and money laundering.
Travis LeBlanc co-leads the litigation department at Cooley LLP and is vice-chair of the cyber/data/privacy practice. He is also a Presidentially-nominated and Senate-confirmed Member of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board. LeBlanc was previously the Federal Communications Commission’s Enforcement Bureau Chief and earlier served as senior advisor to California Attorney General Kamala Harris, where he oversaw California’s complex litigation and policy in areas such as high-tech crime, cybersecurity, and privacy. He also worked in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel and was appointed in 2017 as an arbitrator of disputes under the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. A.B., Princeton University; M.P.A., Harvard University; J.D., Yale Law School; LL.M., University of Cambridge.
Bertrand du Marais is a Councillor of State, a member of the French highest court of appeal for judicial review and for the adjudication of all cases involving public agencies. He is also a commissioner at the CNIL, the French Commission for IT and Liberties.
Dr. Pablo Molina is the Associate Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at Drexel University and a Faculty Lecturer at Georgetown University, where he teaches graduate courses in ethics and technology management. He also holds a teaching appointment at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid. He was Chief Information Officer at the Association of American Law Schools, Chief Information Officer at Southern Connecticut State University, Associate Vice President for Information Technology and campus Chief Information Officer at Georgetown University, Director of Information Technology at the University of Pennsylvania, Lecturer/Director of Information Systems at Washington University in Saint Louis, and Senior Lecturer at the University of Missouri in Saint Louis. Pablo has a doctorate from Georgetown University on the adoption of technology in education and an MBA from Saint Louis University. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional and a Certified Information Privacy Professional. In 2020, he completed a Fulbright program at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland.
Ursula Pachl has worked at BEUC, the European Consumer Organisation, since October 1997, first as Legal Advisor, then as Senior Policy Advisor and presently as Deputy Director General. Ms. Pachl leads BEUC’s work on the Digital Single Market, on consumer rights, redress and enforcement. She is also responsible for horizontal and strategic policy issues and represents BEUC in the European Commission’s REFIT platform, in the stakeholder group of EU’s Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) and in the European Commission’s High Level Group for Artificial Intelligence. She also co-ordinates BEUC’s law enforcement activities.
Tawana Petty is a mother, organizer, poet, and author. She is a long-time social justice organizer whose work focuses primarily on racial justice and equity issues, as well as advocating for data and digital privacy and consent. She serves as Director of Policy and Advocacy at the Algorithmic Justice League and is an alumni fellow of the Digital Civil Society Lab at Stanford and the Detroit Equity Action Lab. Tawana has been convening the Detroit Digital Justice Coalition since 2016, where she organizes Data DiscoTechs (short for discovering technology) to demystify technology for communities who exist outside of the dominant tech knowledge ecosystem. She formerly served as Director of the Data Justice Program at the Detroit Community Technology Project, former co-lead of Our Data Bodies and former National Organizing Director at for Data for Black Lives. Tawana also runs Petty Propolis, an artist incubator.
Ayisha Piotti is the Managing Partner at the Swiss-based firm RegHorizon and the Director of AI Policy at the Center for Law and Economics of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich). Ayisha is also the visionary behind creating the largest Global AI Policy discussion platform in Switzerland, attended in 2022 by 82 countries spanning 6 continents. Ayisha is a strategic alliance builder with a strong business background and over 20 years experience in tackling complex regulatory challenges through working with politicians, diplomatic missions, international organizations, government ministries, and consumer and business associations around the globe.
Audrey Plonk is Head of the Digital Economy Policy (DEP) Division of the Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) at the OECD As Head of Division, Ms. Plonk is responsible for implementing the programme of work of two committees: the Committee on Digital Economy Policy (CDEP) and the Committee for Consumer Policy (CCP) as well as the management of STI’s Digital Economy Division. In particular, she contributes to the development of evidence-based policies through multi-stakeholder processes to i) stimulate the growth of an accessible, innovative, open, inclusive and trustworthy digital economy for sustained prosperity and well-being, and ii) provide policymakers with the tools needed to develop a forward-looking, whole-of-government policy response that leverages the potential of digitalisation for growth and well-being. In this role, she supports the strategic work of STI the advancement of the Office of the Secretary General’s Strategic Objectives.
Lee Rainie is the Director of Internet Technology research at the Pew Research Center, a non-profit, non–partisan “fact tank” that studies the social impact of the internet. He is co-author of Networked: The new social operating system.
Marc Rotenberg is President and Founder of the Center for AI and Digital Policy. He is a leading expert in data protection, open government, and AI policy. He has served on many international advisory panels, including the OECD AI Group of Experts. Marc helped draft the Universal Guidelines for AI, a widely endorsed human rights framework for the regulation of Artificial Intelligence. Marc is the author of several textbooks including the 2020 AI Policy Sourcebook and Privacy and Society (West Academic 2016). He teaches privacy law and the GDPR at Georgetown Law. Marc has spoken frequently before the US Congress, the European Parliament, the OECD, UNESCO, judicial conferences, and international organizations.
Stuart Russell is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of California at Berkeley, holder of the Smith-Zadeh Chair in Engineering, and Director of the Center for Human-Compatible AI and the Kavli Center for Ethics, Science, and the Public. He is a recipient of the IJCAI Computers and Thought Award and Research Excellence Award and held the Chaire Blaise Pascal in Paris. In 2021 he received the OBE from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and gave the Reith Lectures. He is an Honorary Fellow of Wadham College, Oxford, an Andrew Carnegie Fellow, and a Fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence, the Association for Computing Machinery, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. His book "Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach" (with Peter Norvig) is the standard text in AI, used in 1500 universities in 135 countries. His research covers a wide range of topics in artificial intelligence, with a current emphasis on the long-term future of artificial intelligence and its relation to humanity. He has developed a new global seismic monitoring system for the nuclear-test-ban treaty and is currently working to ban lethal autonomous weapons.
Keith E. Sonderling was confirmed by the U.S. Senate, with a bipartisan vote, to be a Commissioner on the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in 2020. Until January of 2021, he served as the Commission’s Vice-Chair. His term expires July of 2024. Prior to his confirmation to the EEOC, Commissioner Sonderling served as the Acting and Deputy Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division at the U.S. Department of Labor.
Elham Tabassi is a Senior Research Scientist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Associate Director for Emerging Technologies in the Information Technology Laboratory (ITL). She leads NIST Trustworthy and Responsible AI program that aims to cultivate trust in the design, development, and use of AI technologies. She has been working on various machine learning and computer vision research projects with applications in biometrics evaluation and standards since she joined NIST in 1999. She is a member of the National AI Resource Research Task Force, vice-chair of OECD working party on AI Governance, Associate Editor of IEEE Transaction on Information Forensics and Security, and a fellow of Washington Academy of Sciences.
Lee Tiedrich, CAIDP global academic network member, is a Visiting Professor of the Practice at Duke Law School and a Distinguished Faculty Fellow in Ethical Technology with the Duke Initiative for Science & Society. Lee is a widely recognized leader in artificial intelligence, data, and emerging technology matters. She has been selected to serve in the Global Partnership on AI (GPAI) Multistakeholder Expert Group, which was conceived of by the G7 and now includes 25 countries, and she is a co-chair the GPAI MEG IP subcommittee.
Desmond Upton Patton, a pioneer in the interdisciplinary fusion of social work, communications, and data science, is the Brian and Randi Schwartz University Professor, with joint appointments in the School of Social Policy & Practice and the Annenberg School for Communication along with a secondary appointment in the department of psychiatry in the Perelman School of Medicine.
Professor Patton’s groundbreaking research into the relationship between social media and gang violence – specifically how communities constructed online can influence often harmful behavior offline – has led to his becoming the most cited and recognized scholar in this increasingly important area of social science.
Cristos Velasco is an attorney with residence in the city of Mannheim, Germany whose main areas of practice are global data privacy, cybercrime and cyber security law and policies. He is the manager of Evidencia Digital.LAT and Protección Datos México (ProtDataMx). He is a board member at CAIDP. Cristos has been a guest researcher and academic at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law in Freiburg, Germany (2008), and at the former Interdisciplinary Centre for Law and ICT (ICRI) of the University of Leuven in Belgium (KU Leuven) (2006).
Wojciech Wiewiórowski is the European Data Protection Supervisor. He was appointed by a joint decision of the European Parliament and the Council on 5 December 2019 for a term of five years. Before his appointment, he served as Assistant European Data Protection Supervisor from 2014 to 2019 and as Inspector General for the Protection of Personal Data at the Polish Data Protection Authority, a position which he had held since 2010. He was also Vice Chair of the Working Party Article 29 Group.
Larissa Zutter is a Swiss research fellow and board member at the Center for AI and Digital Policy. She has been with the Center since it was first founded. Previously, she worked for the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS in the Fundraising, Programme Partnerships and Innovations Department and the Michael Dukakis Institute for Leadership and Innovation. Most recently she worked for Novartis in the AI Ethics department. She is currently enrolled in a dual masters degree in International Security and International Political Economy at Sciences Po and the London School of Economics.