Artificial Intelligence Expert, Artist, Founder of Algorithmic Justice League & and Author of National Bestseller “Unmasking AI”
Author, Leonard Tow Professor of Journalism Innovation Emeritus, CUNY’s Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism
Anu Bradford is Henry L. Moses Professor of Law and International Organizations at Columbia Law School. She is also a director for Columbia’s European Legal Studies Center and a senior scholar at Jerome A. Chazen Institute for Global Business at Columbia Business School. She is an expert on European Union law, digital regulation, international trade law, and comparative and international antitrust law. Bradford is the author of “The Brussels Effect: How the European Union Rules the World” (OUP 2020), which was named one of the best books of 2020 by Foreign Affairs. Her most recent book, “Digital Empires: The Global Battle to Regulate Technology,” was published by Oxford University Press in September 2023, and was recognized as one of the best books of 2023 by Financial Times.
Joy Buolamwini, Ph.D., is the founder of the Algorithmic Justice League, a groundbreaking MIT researcher, a model, and an artist. She is the author of the national bestseller “Unmasking AI: My Mission to Protect What Is Human in a World of Machines” and advises world leaders on preventing AI harms. Her research on facial recognition technologies transformed the field of artificial intelligence auditing. Her TED talk on algorithmic bias has been viewed over 1.6 million times.
Buolamwini lends her expertise to congressional hearings and government agencies seeking to enact equitable and accountable AI policy. As the Poet of Code, she creates art to illuminate the impact of AI on society. Her writing has been featured in publications like TIME, The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, and The Atlantic. Her work as a spokesmodel has been featured in Vogue, Allure, Harper's Bazaar, and People Magazine. She is the protagonist of the Emmy-nominated documentary “Coded Bias” which is available to over 100 million viewers.
Buolamwini is the first Black researcher to grace the cover of Fast Company appearing in the 2020 “Most Creative People” issue and has been named to notable lists including Forbes 30 under 30, Bloomberg50, Time Next 100, and MIT Tech Review 35 under 25. She is the recipient of notable awards including the Rhodes Scholarship, the Fulbright Fellowship, the inaugural Morals and Machines Prize, and the Technological Innovation Award from the Martin Luther King Jr. Center. She was selected as a 2022 Young Global Leader, one of the world’s most promising leaders under the age of 40 as determined by The World Economic Forum. Fortune named her the “conscience of the AI revolution.” Buolamwini earned her Ph.D. from MIT and was awarded an honorary degree from Knox College. She enjoys drawing and drumming in her free time.
Rachele Didero is a fashion and textile designer who graduated from Politecnico di Milano with a passion for bringing together ethics and technology to generate eco-innovation. While studying in Milan, New York and Tel Aviv, she developed and patented a textile to shield wearers from facial recognition technology.
This research continues to grow thanks to her startup, Cap_able, and her work as a Ph.D. student in the knit lab research group of the design department at Politecnico di Milano and the Tangible Media Group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab.
Her doctoral research is focused on designing innovative products from a technological and ethical point of view by investigating problems of our present that will shape our future. The project aims to protect facial biometric data in addition to creating awareness of the improper use of facial recognition technology, a problem which, if neglected, could threaten individual rights.
Didero’s ultimate goal is to bring these designs to citizens. She hopes to scale up the production of these textiles through Cap_able, which takes its name from engineering, textile, and fashion collaboration, to raise awareness, designed for people. Inspired by the Italian designer Bruno Munari, she always seeks to preserve the curiosity to learn, the pleasure to understand and the desire to communicate.
Caitlin Fennessy is Vice President and Chief Knowledge Officer at the International Association of Privacy Professionals, where she guides the strategic development of IAPP research, publications, communications, programming and external affairs.
Caitlin is a recognized privacy expert, serving as an inaugural member of the UK International Data Transfers Expert Council, on the German Marshall Global Task Force to Promote Trusted Sharing of Data and on the Future of Privacy Forum Advisory Board. She speaks and leads frequent public discussions on the practical impacts of privacy developments around the world.
Prior to joining the IAPP, Caitlin was the Privacy Shield Director at the U.S. International Trade Administration, where she spent ten years working on international privacy and cross-border data flow policy issues. Caitlin also served as an adjunct professor of international privacy law at the University of Maine School of Law and University of New Hampshire School of Law. Caitlin has a master’s degree in public affairs from Princeton University and a bachelor’s degree in social policy from Northwestern University.
Anna Funder is the author of “Stasiland,” “All That I Am,” the novella “The Girl with the Dogs,” and “Wifedom: Mrs Orwell’s Invisible Life.” “Stasiland,” hailed as a “classic,” tells true stories of ordinary people who heroically resisted the communist dictatorship of East Germany, and of others who worked for the Stasi.
In 2004 “Stasiland” won the U.K.’s premier award for non-fiction, the Samuel Johnson Prize, and was a finalist for many other awards. Funder’s novel “All That I Am” is an homage to four German anti-Hitler activists living bravely but precariously in exile in London in the 1930s. “All That I Am” garnered many literary awards including Australia’s most prestigious, the Miles Franklin Prize, and was a finalist for the International IMPAC Dublin Award and the Commonwealth Writers Prize. It spent over a year on the bestseller lists, was BBC Book of the Week and Book at Bedtime, and The Times Book of the Month. Both books are international bestsellers, published in over twenty-four countries.
“Wifedom,” hailed as a “masterpiece,” and a “spellbinding achievement,” was an instant Sunday Times Bestseller, a New York Times Notable Book of 2023, and listed as a best book of the year by the Guardian, the Financial Times, the Economist, The Times, the Independent, The Telegraph and LitHub. Originally trained as an international human rights lawyer, Funder is a former DAAD Fellow in Berlin, Australia Council Fellow, and Rockefeller Foundation Fellow. She has lived in Paris, Berlin, and Brooklyn, and now lives in Sydney, Australia.
Kashmir Hill is a technology reporter at The New York Times. She writes about the unexpected and sometimes ominous ways technology is changing our lives, particularly when it comes to privacy. She joined The Times in 2019 after having worked at Gizmodo Media Group, Fusion, Forbes Magazine, and Above the Law. Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker and The Washington Post. She has degrees from Duke University and New York University, where she studied journalism.
Jeff Jarvis is the Leonard Tow Professor of Journalism Innovation emeritus at CUNY’s Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism. He is the author of six books, most recently “The Gutenberg Parenthesis: The Age of Print and Its Lessons for the Age of the Internet” and “Magazine” in the “Object Lessons” series, both from Bloomsbury in 2023. Next year, he will publish “The Internet We Deserve: Covenants for a Connected World” with Basic Books. Previously, he was president and creative director of Advance.net (the online arm of Conde Nast); creator and founding editor of Entertainment Weekly; Sunday editor of the New York Daily News; and TV critic of TV Guide and People magazines. He is cohost of the podcasts “This Week in Google” and “AI Inside.”
Carly is the Director of the Ada Lovelace Institute. A human rights lawyer and leading authority on the intersection of technology policy and human rights, Carly has advised industry, government and non-profit organizations on digital rights, privacy and data protection, and corporate accountability in the technology sphere. She has worked with the European Commission, the Council of Europe, numerous UN bodies and a range of civil society organizations. She was formerly Legal Director of Privacy International, an NGO dedicated to promoting data rights and governance.
Caroline Louveaux is the EVP/Chief Privacy Officer for Mastercard. She leads the company’s work at the forefront of the policy, regulatory and legal compliance on privacy and data protection globally. Caroline spearheaded Mastercard’s global adoption of the EU General Data Protection Regulation as well as the adoption of Mastercard’s Binding Corporate Rules and APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules to safeguard the future of Mastercard’s global data flows. She advises the company on issues that support Mastercard’s technology leadership, including cybersecurity, data portability and open banking, data localization, digital identity, blockchain, machine learning and artificial intelligence.
Caroline serves on the board of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), is a member of the advisory expert group on the OECD Privacy Guidelines and participates in the OECD Network of Experts on National AI strategies. She sits on the WEF Task Force on Data Intermediaries, is a member of the UK International Data Transfers Expert Council, the ENISA Working Group on AI Cybersecurity, the IEEE AI Systems Risk and Impact Executive Committee, and co-chairs the Privacy Project led by the US Chamber of Commerce.
Caroline is a committed privacy advocate and is passionate about the legal and societal implications of new technologies. She is also a lecturer at leading academic institutions, including Oxford Cyber Futures, IMD Business School, KU Leuven and Washington University.
Christina Montgomery is Vice President and Chief Privacy & Trust Officer for IBM, overseeing the company’s global privacy program, compliance, and strategy. She also chairs IBM’s AI Ethics Board, a multi-disciplinary team responsible for the governance of AI and emerging technologies. Christina has served in various roles at IBM, including Corporate Secretary to the Board of Directors. A global leader in AI Ethics and governance, Christina is a member of the United States’ National AI Advisory Committee, established in 2022 to advise the President and the National AI Initiative Office on a range of topics related to AI. She is also an Advisory Board Member of the Future of Privacy Forum, Advisory Council Member of the Center for Information Policy Leadership, and a member of the Board of Directors and the AI Governance Advisory Board for the International Association of Privacy Professionals. She received a B.A. from Binghamton University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.
Rebecca Kelly Slaughter was sworn in as a Federal Trade Commissioner on May 2, 2018.
Rebecca Slaughter brings to the commission more than a decade of experience in competition, privacy, and consumer protection. She builds consensus for a progressive vision, and staunchly advocates for our nation’s consumers and workers. Slaughter believes that the FTC’s dual missions of promoting competition and protecting consumers are interconnected and complementary, and she is mindful that enforcement or rulemaking in one arena can have far-reaching implications for the other.
A proponent of greater resources, transparency, and comprehensive use of the FTC’s authorities, Slaughter is outspoken about the growing threats to competition and the broad abuse of consumers’ data. Targeted merger retrospectives, corrective enforcement, and expansion of the commission’s rulemaking authorities are among the approaches that she has championed during her time at the FTC. Along with advocating for consumers, particularly those traditionally underrepresented and marginalized, Slaughter strongly supports working families and work-life balance.
Before joining the FTC, Slaughter served as chief counsel to Senator Charles Schumer of New York, the current Senate majority leader. She was an associate in the Washington D.C. office of Sidley Austin LLP before entering federal service.
Slaughter received her bachelor’s in anthropology magna cum laude from Yale University and her juris doctor from Yale Law School, where she served as an editor on the Yale Law Journal. She lives in Maryland with her husband and their four children.