Share insights with global leaders in technology, public policy, government, and academic efforts to develop and deploy
solutions for these pressing societal challenges.
Speakers are currently being confirmed and added to the list below.
For a taste of what to expect, see our 2021 speakers list or watch the videos of our 2021 panels.
Canadian Member of Parliament
Anthony Housefather has been a Canadian Member of Parliament since 2015. He has served as Chairman of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Labour, and now serves as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Services and Procurement. He co-founded the International Task Force of Parliamentarians to Combat Online Antisemitism, and currently co-chairs it with US Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz. Prior to being elected to parliament he was Executive Vice President Corporate Affairs and General Counsel at a multinational technological company, and served in local government. Anthony has two Law Degrees (B.C.L. and LL.B.) from McGill University and an MBA from Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz
United States Congresswoman
Debbie Wasserman Schultz was first sworn in to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2005, after serving in the Florida House of Representatives and Florida Senate. In the 117th Congress, Wasserman Schultz serves on the Committee on Oversight and Reform (COR), which has vast jurisdiction over the government and private sector and plays a key role in ensuring accountability from all aspects of government. She is strongly committed to defending the fundamental idea that all Americans have the right to be treated equally under the law. Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz attended the University of Florida where she served as president of the Student Senate and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science in 1988 and a Master’s Degree in 1990.
VP of Trust & Safety at ActiveFence
Inbal Goldberger serves as Vice President of Trust & Safety at ActiveFence, where she engages with the broader Trust & Safety community and shares industry knowledge internally. She is a former senior manager in Google Trust & Safety, and served as the lead of Escalation Management in EMEA and APAC and as a core member of Google Search Intelligence desk. In 2020 she received Google’s “Inspire” award for her management. She is a former Intelligence officer in the Israeli military where she focused mainly on counter-terrorism, including taking part in post 9/11 intelligence efforts, and had direct commander of 30 soldiers during the 2003 Iraq war.
Elliott School of International Affairs.
David Alan Grier is a writer, author and speaker on issues of technology, society, & organizations. He is the author of numerous, award-winning books on computing and society, including When Computers Were Human, the story of how we organized computation before we had machines to do for it. He is Fellow of the IEEE, the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. He received this award for his contributions to crowdsourcing. Since 2007 he has written a regular column on computing and society for Computer magazine. He is a principal in the consulting firm Djaghe, LLC. David is a past President of the IEEE Computer Society.
Australia's Race Discrimination Commissioner
Chin Tan is the current Race Discrimination Commissioner at the Australian Human Rights Commission. He commenced his term as Race Discrimination Commissioner on October 8, 2018. Prior to joining the Commission, Chin spent three years as the Director for Multicultural Engagement at the Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne. Chin was the Chairperson and Statutory Head of the Victorian Multicultural Commission from 2021 to 2015. Previously he enjoyed a successful career of more than 24 years as a practising lawyer in Melbourne. He has extensive experience, expertise and is a recognised leader in engaging and working with culturally diverse communities, organisations and governments in promoting social cohesion and for a culturally diverse, inclusive and equal society.
Emily Cashman Kirstein
Emily leads child safety public policy at Google, working to ensure that children have safer and more enriching online experiences. She also serves on the Board of the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI). Prior to joining Google, she led the policy team at Thorn, establishing the organization as a sought after policy partner and thought leader both in the United States and globally. Previously, she served for seven years in multiple roles as a key aide to U.S Senator Jeanne Shaheen and worked as senior staff on several political campaigns in her home state of New Hampshire. Emily is an alum of the College of the Holy Cross and holds a Master’s in International Relations from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
Santa Clara University
Yuhong Liu is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Santa Clara University. Her research interests include trustworthy computing and cyber security of emerging applications, such as Internet-of-things, blockchain, and social media. She is an IEEE Computer Society Distinguish Visitor, Chair of IEEE Computer Society Special Technical Communities Executive, and the Chair of the IEEE Computer Society Technical Meeting Request Committee. She received her B.S. (2004) and M.S. (2007) from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, and her Ph.D. from the University of Rhode Island (2012).
National Police Advisor for Hate Crime (UK)
Paul works for the National Police Chiefs’ Council in the United Kingdom where on behalf of the police he manages True Vision, the public reporting platform, and is the author of the national Police Hate Crime Manual which offers guidance to all UK police officers and partners. He led the cross-government Hate Crime Programme bringing all sectors of government together with civil society, to coordinate efforts to improve the response to hate crime. He was the UK National Point of Contact to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe on hate crime and has worked to share good practice in many developing and post-conflict states. Paul was awarded an OBE in the 2014 New Years Honours list for services to policing, equality and human rights.
Jason Yat-sen Li
Member of NSW State Parliament (Australia)
Jason is the Member for Strathfield in the New South Wales State Parliament. Before Parliament, he was Chairman of investment firm Vantage Asia and Managing Director of corporate advisory firm YSA. He is a Pro-Chancellor of the University of Sydney and Fellow of the University of Sydney Senate. He was formerly Head of Sustainability and Head of China Strategy for Insurance Australia Group, worked as an international lawyer for the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in the Hague, and as a commercial lawyer in Sydney and New York. He is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum and was a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on China. He serves on the boards of multiple charities and is an Eisenhower Fellow. Jason has an Arts-Law degree from the University of Sydney and a Masters of Law from New York University, where he was Australia’s Hauser Global Scholar.
Director, The Disinformation Project Aotearoa
Kate Hannah is the Director of The Disinformation Project Aotearoa, a research group that studies disinformation in Aotearoa New Zealand, in the context of global patterns and trends. Kate is a cultural historian of science and technology with specific interest in narratives of white supremacism, misogyny, and antisemitism, she is highly experienced in research translation for decision-makers. In 2021, she was part of a team awarded the New Zealand Prime Minister’s Science Prize for work on equity and disinformation within New Zealand’s renowned Covid-19 response. Kate is a 2022 IVLP alum, participating in a program on Disinformation in the Pacific. She is a principal investigator with Te Pūnaha Matatini, the Aotearoa New Zealand Centre of Research Excellence for Complexity Science.
Alice E. Marwick
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Alice E. Marwick is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication and a Principal Researcher at the Center for Information, Technology and Public Life at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She researches the social, political, and cultural implications of social media technologies, and is currently focused on disinformation, conspiracy theories, networked harassment, and identity. Marwick is the author of The Private is Political: Networked Privacy on Social Media; Media Manipulation & Disinformation Online; and Status Update: Celebrity, Publicity, and Branding in the Social Media Age. As an Andrew Carnegie fellow, she is working on a new book about online far-right radicalization.
Head of Research, Hope not Hate
Dr Joe Mulhall is one of the UK’s leading experts on far-right extremism. Director of Research at the UK’s largest anti-fascism organisation, HOPE not hate, his books include Drums in the Distance: Journeys in the Global Far Right, British Fascism After the Holocaust and The International Alternative Right (Co- Author). He has written for The Guardian, Independent and New Statesman and appears regularly on broadcast media including the BBC News at Ten, Radio 4’s Today programme, The Moral Maze and Channel 4 News, among others.
Carnegie Mellon University
Forrest Shull is the Lead for Defense Software Acquisition Policy Research at the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute (SEI). He leads the SEI technical response to the Department of Defense (DoD) in support of several important initiatives to improve acquisition by incorporating modern software development practices. He has been a lead researcher on projects for the DoD, the NASA Office of Safety and Mission Assurance (OSMA), the NASA Safety Center, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the National Science Foundation, and commercial companies. He is the immediate past President of the IEEE Computer Society.
Director of Data Science, Thorn
Dr. Rebecca Portnoff has dedicated her career to building and designing tools and techniques to seek out and help child victims of sexual abuse. She heads Thorn’s strategy and vision for Data Science across the organization, working collaboratively with Product, Engineering and UX senior leadership to build and deploy machine learning/artificial intelligence to accelerate victim identification and the removal of CSAM (child sexual abuse material) from the open web. She brings over a decade of experience in scientific research, machine learning and analytics, and several years as a trauma-informed people leader. Her product portfolio consists of mission-driven machine learning/artificial intelligence. She holds a B.S.E. in Computer Science from Princeton University and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from UC Berkeley.
Co-founder, Asian Australian Alliance
Molina is a co-founder of the Asian Australian Alliance, National President of the Asian Australian Lawyers Association, and serves on the board, and was the first South Asian woman to be elected President Elect, of the Law Institute of Victoria. She is an experienced commercial lawyer having practiced at top-tier Australian law firms and the Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office and in the Supreme Court of India. Molina also serves on the boards of a range of charities and is the founder of the organisation Multicultural Women in Sport. She has received multiple awards for her work including the Victorian Multicultural Award for Excellence twice.
Executive Director, Reset Australia
Chris Cooper is the Executive Director of Reset Australia, a policy think tank and research organisation working to counter digital threats to democracy, specifically the harms caused by unregulated big tech. He is also Senior Campaigns Director at the global social impact agency, Purpose. Through these two roles, Chris works on monitoring, investigating and analysing mis- and disinformation with a focus on translating insights into actionable interventions that can tackle these threats directly while also building the evidence base to inform policy and regulation for long term change. Chris brings his training as a cultural anthropologist and his experience working at the intersection of strategic communications, advocacy and digital media, to leverage culture and storytelling to shape policy, behaviour and systems.
University of Limerick
Mike Hinchey is Professor of Software Engineering at University of Limerick (Ireland), Chair of the IEEE’s Global Public Policy Committee, President of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP), and a member of the IEEE Computer Society Board of Governors. Hinchey previously served as Director of the NASA Software Engineering Laboratory. He was awarded NASA’s Kerley Award as Innovator of the Year and is one of only 36 people inducted into the NASA Inventors Hall of Fame. He holds a BSc in Computer Systems from the University of Limerick, an MSc in Computation from the University of Oxford, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge.
Mohamed Rawidean Mohd Kassim
Mohamed Rawidean Mohd Kassim is the Asia Pacific Coordinator for the IEEE Computer Society. He has worked for 34 years in MIMOS (Malaysian Institute of Microelectronic Systems), the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation Malaysia. MIMOS is the government applied R&D arm in IT and microelectronics. He joined MIMOS as a Research Fellow and now is the Staff Researcher in the System Integration & Internet of Things (IoT) Applications division. He has participated in more than 30 national and international R&D projects as a team member, or leader on technical and management positions.
Head of Public Policy for Australia, Meta
Josh is Meta’s Head of Public Policy in Australia and has responsibility for policy issues across all of Meta’s products in Australia, including Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Oculus. Prior to that, he was Director of Policy at the Business Council of Australia, leading work on areas such as the future of work, innovation, data, digital economy and cyber security. He began his career in government, including providing advice on technology policy, spending seven years across the Department of Communications, the Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet, and the Department of Education.
Sean La Roque-Doherty
Attorney & Counselor at Law
Sean serves as Secretary of the IEEE P7011 Working Group producing a Standard for the Process of Identifying and Rating the Trustworthiness of News Sources. He is an attorney licensed in California, the District of Columbia, and New York and consults and represents individuals and organizations in compliance with industry standards, laws, and regulations governing information, privacy, tax, technology, and evidence in litigation. He produces legal research and work products for in-house counsel and law firms and works as a freelance writer on topics in law and technology.
CEO, Online Hate Prevention Institute
Dr. Andre Oboler is CEO of the Online Hate Prevention Institute, a Vice President of the IEEE Computer Society, a member of Australia’s delegation to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), and an honorary associate at La Trobe University. He has been advising technology companies, governments, civil society groups, and academics on efforts to monitor and tackle hate and extremism in social media since 2007. He led the design on the precursor to modern transparency reporting, the “measuring the hate” report, and on the “Fight Against Hate” reporting tool. He has a PhD in Computer Science from Lancaster University (UK) and a Juris Doctor from Monash University (Australia).
Andy Fleming is the pseudonym of an independent researcher who has been monitoring the Australian far right for over twenty years. He has documented and analyzed their public protest activities, online methods of organization, and mainstream political influence. His work seeks to understand and disrupt the growth of organized far-right politics in Australia. Some of his research can be found on the slackbastard blog, and he is the co-author with Aurelien Mondon of a chapter on ‘The Radical Right in Australia’ in The Oxford Handbook of The Radical Right (2018). He co-hosts a radio show and podcast, ‘Yeah Nah Pasaran’ on 3CR Radio, and has written for a range of media organizations including Crikey, The Guardian, New Matilda and Overland, and provided expert commentary to many more.
Owner, Reid Engineering Innovation & Design
Peter is an experienced project manager who has worked for a wide variety of commercial and not-for-profit organizations. He currently serves as Secretary of the IEEE SSIT Standards Committee, and as Chair of IEEE SC P7011 Working Group producing a Standard for the Process of Identifying and Rating the Trustworthiness of News Sources. He previously served as Chair of EL050, a standard for Power System Control and Communication, for Standards Australia. He has also served as an Assistant Region Coordinator for the Victorian Electoral Commission and as a Project Manager for CitiPower. He has professional qualifications in management and engineering.