VP Security and Privacy Engineering, Google
Perhaps best known for his Laws of Vulnerabilities, Eschelbeck has deep experience in marrying cloud security and privacy tech with business needs to create solutions that change the way businesses operate.
Entrepreneur and Activist
Social Activist, Writer, Public Speaker
Addressing such topics as survival, resilience, digital reputation and equality, Lewinsky will share firsthand perspective on private shame as a very public and in-demand online commodity.
Author, Scientist, Mathematician, Mathbabe.org
O’Neil, the self-described Math Babe, in her book Weapons of Math Destruction examines how big data threatens democracy by creating inequality where no one can see it. How can privacy pros potentially head that off at the pass?
President and CEO, National Constitution Center, Professor of Law, George Washington University
A foremost authority and thinker on the U.S. Constitution and the Supreme Court of the U.S., Rosen will explore how European ideas of the Right to be Forgotten jibe with the First Amendment and ingrained freedom of expression and the press in the U.S.
Gerhard Eschelbeck is vice president of security and privacy engineering at Google, where he leads the teams that ensure data and systems security, as well as user privacy. Eschelbeck has a passion for championing new technologies and is a trusted advisor to a number of early stage startup companies. He published the Laws of Vulnerabilities, is one of the inventors of the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) and holds numerous patents in the field of managed network security. Prior to joining Google, Eschelbeck was CTO and senior vice president at Sophos and Qualys, and served in senior product and technology roles at companies including Network Associates and McAfee. Eschelbeck has a PhD in computer science from University Linz, Austria.
Chris Kelly, Entrepreneur and Activist
Chris Kelly is a Silicon Valley attorney with a long track record of building innovative companies and making the internet a safer place for kids and adults alike. As the first Chief Privacy Officer, General Counsel, and Head of Global Public Policy for Facebook, Kelly helped the company grow from its college roots to the ubiquitous communications medium that it is today. Kelly’s development of the site’s safety and security policies around real world identity and deployment of a highly-trained staff for rule and law enforcement are credited as critical elements in the company’s success.
Kelly left Facebook in 2009 to seek the Democratic nomination for Attorney General of California, garnering 16 percent of the vote in a seven-way race—his first run for statewide office. Since the June 2010 primary, he has become an active investor in companies seeking transformational improvements in technology, media, and finance. Currently, he serves as Chair of Fandor, a streaming media company focused on independent film and visual expression, and Executive Vice Chair of LOYAL3, a financial services company, both based in San Francisco.
In 2013, Kelly joined a group of California investors who purchased the Sacramento Kings of the NBA. As a member of the group’s executive board, Kelly contributes his expertise in technology and management to basketball operations as well as the team’s development of the Golden1 Center, which will be the most advanced arena in sports when it opens in October 2016.
As an attorney in private practice before his time at Facebook, Kelly represented Netscape in the Microsoft antitrust case and Diamond Multimedia in the groundbreaking suit over the MP3 player that furthered personal use rights over digital content. Kelly received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University, a master’s degree from Yale University, and his law degree from Harvard University. Kelly also serves on the Board of Directors for the San Francisco 49ers Academy, an alternative public middle school in East Palo Alto, and as Chair of the New Leaders Council, a nationwide leadership training program for young progressives.
Monica Lewinsky is a public speaker, writer, contributor to Vanity Fair magazine and social activist in the battle against online harassment—advocating for a safer social media environment. She addresses such topics as survival, resilience, digital reputation and equality in both her public speaking and writing.
Lewinsky’s lens for these societal issues is focused by her myriad unique and profound experiences: working in government—both in the White House and the Pentagon; the investigation that resulted from her time in Washington, DC; involvement in media projects as both producer and subject; as an entrepreneur and designer; and lastly, in education. She graduated with a degree in psychology from Lewis & Clark College (Portland, Oregon) and, living abroad for graduate school, earned a master’s degree in social psychology from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
In 2014, after a decade long self-imposed retreat from public life, Lewinsky authored an essay, titled “Shame and Survival” for Vanity Fair in which she overlapped personal experiences and cultural observations regarding the shift toward what Professor Nicholaus Mills calls a “culture of humiliation” (June, 2014). The acclaimed piece, which received over two million unique views online, was an entry point for her to begin a process she describes as “taking back my narrative and giving a purpose to my past.”
Lewinsky became known to the public in 1998, when it was revealed as part of a federal investigation that she had had an intimate relationship with then President Bill Clinton. Overnight, at just 24 years old, she went unwillingly from being an entirely private individual to a public figure on the global stage. Being at the center of a legal, political and media maelstrom nearly destroyed her; her survival, despite the odds, is a compelling and inspiring story.
The investigation unfolded against a backdrop of a changing media landscape with the advent of both competing 24-hour news networks and the Internet. With the birth of social media in recent years, Lewinsky saw the increasing proliferation of the perpetuation of shame and humiliation online. As someone who had experienced both, on the widest scale and at a young age, she saw that she could participate in the public discourse about online harassment and work to affect change.
In October 2014, Lewinsky gave a speech about the Internet’s reputation shredder at the Forbes 30 Under 30 Summit, where she spoke from the perspective of being Patient Zero, having been the first person to have her reputation completely destroyed online. This well received and widely watched speech launched her present-day speaking career.
In March 2015 she was a speaker at the annual TED Conference, the theme of which was “Truth and Dare.” Her speech “The Price of Shame” was viewed nearly 5 million times in the first month of release.
Lewinsky is looking for ways to use her experiences to help transform the culture of shame, as well as to let people who suffer at the hands of humiliation know that they are less alone. She is an authentic voice for anyone who has been marginalized and who has struggled to be seen for his or her true self.
On a personal note, Lewinsky is passionate about art—particularly that of contemporary artist Ed Ruscha— is game for traveling to new places, loves to sing show tunes, frequents flea markets and doesn’t cook.
Cathy O’Neil earned a PhD in math from Harvard, was a postdoc at the MIT math department, and was a professor at Barnard College, where she published a number of research papers in arithmetic algebraic geometry. O’Neil then switched over to the private sector, working as a quantitative analyst for the hedge fund D.E. Shaw in the middle of the credit crisis, and then for RiskMetrics, a risk software company that assesses risk for the holdings of hedge funds and banks.
O’Neil left finance in 2011 and started working as a data scientist in the New York startup scene, building models that predicted people’s purchases and clicks. She wrote Doing Data Science in 2013 and launched the Lede Program in Data Journalism at Columbia in 2014. She is a weekly guest on the Slate Money podcast and is currently writing a book about the dark side of big data called Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy, coming out in September 2016 with Random House.
Jeffrey Rosen is a professor of law at the George Washington University Law School. He is also the president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, a contributing editor of the Atlantic, and a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. Rosen is a graduate of Harvard College, Oxford University and Yale Law School. His new book, Louis D. Brandeis: American Prophet, will be published on June 1, 2016, the 100th anniversary of Brandeis’s Supreme Court confirmation. His other books include The Supreme Court: The Personalities and Rivalries that Defined America, the best-selling companion book to the award-winning PBS series; The Most Democratic Branch: How the Courts Serve America; The Naked Crowd: Freedom and Security in an Anxious Age; and The Unwanted Gaze: The Destruction of Privacy in America. Rosen is coeditor, with Benjamin Wittes, of Constitution 3.0: Freedom and Technological Change. His essays and commentaries have appeared in the Atlantic, the New York Times Magazine, on National Public Radio, in the New Republic, where he was the legal affairs editor, and in the New Yorker, where he has been a staff writer. The Chicago Tribune named him one of the ten best magazine journalists in America, and the Los Angeles Times called him the nation's most widely read and influential legal commentator.