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Confirmed 2019 speakers: 

KatieAlpin resizedforwebsiteKatie Alpin, Head of Research and Policy, Money and Mental Health 

Katie is Head of Research and Policy at Money and Mental Health, an independent charity committed to breaking the link between financial difficulty and mental health problems. where she leads a ground-breaking research programme exploring the links between mental health problems and financial difficulty. The power of data has featured prominently in her work; she was an early proponent of Open Banking, and has recently worked with the FCA to explore the potential to use transactions data to identify and support customers in vulnerable circumstances.


MariaAxente resizedforwebsiteMaria Axente, AI for Good Lead, PwC

In her role as AI for Good Lead at PwC, Maria works with partners across society industry on how to harness the power of AI in an ethical and responsible manner to benefit humanity and the planet. She has played a crucial part in the development and set-up of PwC’s UK AI Center of Excellence, the firm’s AI strategy and most recently the development of PwC’s Responsible AI toolkit. Part of her role for AI Commons, a nonprofit organization supported by the ecosystem of AI practitioners, entrepreneurs, academia, NGOs, AI industry players and organizations/individuals focused on the common good, she oversees the strategy and engagement with the community.

Maria serves as an Advisory Board member UK Government All-Party Parliamentary Group on AI, BSI/ISO AI standards, a Fellow of the RSA and member of Unicef and World Economic Forum projects on #AI4Children.


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, 'Understanding Patient Data' Lead, Wellcome Trust

Dr. Natalie Banner is the Lead for Understanding Patient Data (UPD), an initiative hosted at the Wellcome Trust to support better conversations about how patient data is used for care and research. UPD works with patients, charities and health professionals to champion responsible uses of data, feeding into policy development, creating accessible resources and horizon scanning for emerging issues that may affect public confidence in the use of health data. This includes exploring emerging data-driven technologies and how to create the right ethical and governance frameworks for these in healthcare and research. Natalie formerly led Wellcome’s policy work on GDPR and data protection, seeking to ensure UK legislation and regulation creates a supportive, trustworthy environment for health research using patient and health-related data. She was recently named in BioBeat’s “50 Movers and Shakers in BioBusiness” for 2018. Prior to joining Wellcome, Natalie was a postdoctoral research fellow in philosophy at King’s College London.

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Krissie Barrick, Head of Digital Influencing, Scope 

Krissie is the Head of Digital Influencing at Scope. She has a background in service design and is a strong advocate in the sector  for collaboration and co-creation. In her previous role at Breast Cancer Now she led on the creation of the award-winning app  "BECCA" which harnesses the power of AI to support women after breast cancer treatment. She’s now running Scope's Big Hack, a  programme which supports the tech industry to be more inclusive.


Ivana resizedforwebsiteIvana Bartoletti, Head of Privacy and Data Protection, Gemserv and Co-Founder, Women Leading in AI Network

Ivana Bartoletti is Head of Privacy and Data Protection at City-based consultancy Gemserv, and supports businesses in their privacy by design programmes, especially in relation to Artificial Intelligence (AI) and blockchain technology.

Ivana was awarded ‘Woman of the Year’ (2019) in the Cyber Security Awards in recognition to her growing reputation as an advocate of equality, privacy and ethics at the heart of tech and AI.

She is a sought after commentator for the BBC, Sky and other major broadcasters and news outlets (Guardian, Telegraph) on headline stories where the tech economy intersects with privacy and data law and politics.

Ivana launched the Women Leading in AI network in May 2018, a thriving international group of scientists, industry leaders and policy experts advocating for responsible AI. Their 2018 report made waves among tech leaders, international institutions and the media, who backed many of its recommendations.

Bartoletti is Co-editor of the Fintech Circle’s AI Book, their first major publication focused on how AI is reshaping financial services. Ivana's first book focuses on the socio-economic impact of AI and will be released in 2020 by Indigo Press.


 Simon B-resizedSimon Burall, Senior Associate, Involve 

In his role with Involve, Simon has worked with and advised many organisations including Number 10, the Cabinet Office, the Scottish Government, the Department for Business Innovation and Skills, the Department for Communities and Local Government, the Department of Health, the Department for Energy and Climate Change, NHS England, the UK Civil Society Network on Open Government, UNDP, OECD, the World Bank, the European Economic and Social Council, as well as at local level with numerous local authorities and other public bodies. Simon is the Programme Director for the Sciencewise Programme, a member of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics and a Fellow of WWF UK. Before moving to Involve Simon was a Research Fellow at ODI from 2006 – 2009. Prior to this he was the Executive Director of the One World Trust from 1999 – 2005 where he initiated and oversaw the development of the influential Global Accountability Index. 


Stephen CaveStephen Cave, Executive Director, Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence

Stephen is Executive Director of the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence and Senior Research Associate at the University of Cambridge.

He was born in Cornwall, in the beautiful but rainy Southwest of England, back in the days when Stevie Wonder and Steely Dan were topping the charts. After a decade studying and teaching philosophy, he was awarded his PhD in metaphysics from the University of Cambridge in 2001. He then spent another decade making ends meet as a diplomat, negotiating international treaties on behalf of Her Majesty.

On leave from the Diplomatic Service, he subsequently spent some years writing and raising his three daughters in Berlin. His internationally acclaimed book, Immortality: The Quest to Live Forever and How It Drives Civilization, was published in English and other languages in spring 2012. He has also written essays, features and reviews on many philosophical, ethical and scientific subjects, from human nature to robot warriors and animal rights, for the New York Times, The Atlantic, The Guardian, the Financial Times, Wired and many others. And he has appeared on radio on BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4, Deutschlandradio, NPR; and on television on PBS, CBC, National Geographic and elsewhere.

Stephen took up the position of Executive Director of the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence in July 2016, and now divides his time between Cambridge and Berlin.


Ian Caveney resizedforwebsiteIan Caveney, Head of Tech for Good, BT Group

Ian leads BT’s strategy for developing ‘break-through’ tech that can help in the fight against the climate crisis and provide support to ‘vulnerable’ people. This includes looking at how 5G and smart cities can help lower carbon emissions, and how AI and connected devices can support the health and wellbeing of our ageing population.

Ian joined BT from EE in April 2016 where he was responsible for their Corporate Social Responsibility strategy and the award-winning EE Techy Tea Parties programme. Prior to this, Ian held several successful roles in brand strategy and advertising, which included award-winning work for EE, T-Mobile and Canon.


Mike Clancy resizedMike Clancy, General Secretary and Chief Executive, Prospect Union

Mike Clancy is general secretary of Prospect, a trade union representing more than 144,000 professional staff in both public and private sectors. He was elected in March 2012 and is currently serving his second term.
Mike has over 30 years’ experience as a trade union officer, including ten years serving as an employment tribunal member. In 2002, he was appointed to the Employment Appeal Tribunal. He was appointed to ACAS, the conciliation service’s council, in May 2016. Mike joined the Nuclear Industry Council in March 2017 and was appointed as a CAC member in 2019. Mike is also a member of the Trades Union Congress executive committee and the general council.
Mike holds a degree in law, an MA in industrial relations and an MBA (Cranfield). He is a chartered member of the Institute of Personnel and Development and has held several board level positions in government trading funds and the skills environment. In 2019 he was appointed as a Trustee at People’s History Museum in Manchester. In his spare time Mike is a keen footballer and Everton fan.


TIM CLEMENT-JONES resizedLord Tim Clement-Jones, Chair of the Advisory Council, Institute for Ethical AI in Education, Co-Chair, APPG on AI and Former Chair, House of Lords AI Select Committee

Lord Clement-Jones is a Consultant of the global law firm DLA Piper. Former positions within DLA include London Managing Partner (2011-16), Head of UK Government Affairs, Chairman of its China and Middle East Desks, International Business Relations Partner and Co-Chairman of Global Government Relations. He is Chair of Ombudsman Services Limited, the not for profit, independent ombudsman service that provides dispute resolution for the communications, energy, property and copyright licensing industries. He is a member of the Advisory Board of Airmic (the Association of Insurance and Risk Managers in Industry and Commerce) and Board Member of the Corporate Finance Faculty of the ICAEW. Tim was made CBE for political services in 1988 and life peer in 1998. Until July 2004 he was the Liberal Democrat Health Spokesman and thereafter until 2010 Liberal Democrat Spokesman on Culture, Media and Sport, in the House of Lords. He is the Liberal Democrat spokesman for the Digital Economy and a former spokesman on the Creative Industries (2015-17). He is the former Chair of the House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence (2017-18) and Co-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Artificial Intelligence. He is Deputy Chair of the APPG on China and Vice-Chair of the APPG on Intellectual Property. He is Chair of Council of Queen Mary University of London and has very recently been appointed as Chair of the Advisory Council of the Institute for Ethical AI in Education, led by Sir Anthony Seldon.


elizabeth-denham-resizedElizabeth Denham CBE, UK Information Commissioner, Information Commissioner's Office

Elizabeth Denham was appointed UK Information Commissioner in July 2016, having previously held the position of Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia, Canada and Assistant Privacy Commissioner of Canada. She has set out a commitment to increase consumer trust people have in what happens to their personal data. This forms the basis of her strategic plan, and has been demonstrated in her commitment to ensuring companies are transparent with the public about how personal information is used, notably with high-profile investigations into Yahoo, Camelot, WhatsApp and Facebook.
The Commissioner has also demonstrated a focus on the essential role data protection can play in innovation, and the importance of organisations understanding the growing impetus on companies to be accountable for what they do with personal data. 


Sue Daley PicSue Daley, Associate Director, Technology and Innovation, techUK 

Sue leads techUK's work on cloud, data analytics and AI and has been recognised as one of the most influential women in UK tech by Computer Weekly. Sue has also been recognised in UK Big Data 100 as a key influencer in driving forward the Big Data agenda, shortlisted for the Milton Keynes Women Leaders Awards and was recently a judge for the Loebner Prize in AI. In addition to being a regular industry speaker on issues including AI ethics, data protection and cyber security, Sue is a regular judge of the annual UK Cloud Awards.

Prior to joining techUK in January 2015 Sue was responsible for Symantec's Government Relations in the UK and Ireland. She has spoken at events including the UK-China Internet Forum in Beijing, UN IGF and European RSA on issues ranging from data usage and privacy, cloud computing and online child safety. Before joining Symantec, Sue was senior policy advisor at the Confederation of British Industry (CBI). Sue has an BA degree on History and American Studies from Leeds University and a Masters Degree on International Relations and Diplomacy from the University of Birmingham. Sue is a keen sportswoman and in 2016 achieved a lifelong ambition to swim the English Channel.


Julie Dawson resized forwebsiteJulie Dawson, Director of Regulatory & Policy, Yoti

Yoti is the world’s first cross sector, mobile-friendly, and consumer-friendly identity verification system. Julie leads on ethic framework development for Yoti, liaises closely with the Yoti Guardians Council, prepares Yoti for external accreditations - ISO, BCorps, SOC2.Yoti is the world’s first cross sector, mobile-friendly, and consumer-friendly identity verification system.

Julie leads regulatory, government relations and policy side for Yoti, and serves on a number of Boards - TechUK Public Sector Board, Digital Identity & Justice & Emergency Services Committee, the Association of Document Validation Professionals, is industry Chair of the Digital Policy Alliance Age Verification & Internet Safety Steering Group, member of the Strategic Advisory Board of the EPSRC programme ‘INTUIT: Interaction Design for Trusted Sharing of Personal Health Data to Live Well with HIV’ and the EU SHERPA Stakeholder Board - looking at the combination of AI and big data analytics and their impact on ethics and human rights issues.


KateDevlin highres resizedforwebsiteKate Devlin, Senior Lecturer in Social and Cultural Artificial Intelligence, King's College London

Kate Devlin is Senior Lecturer in Social and Cultural Artificial Intelligence in the Department of Digital Humanities at King's College London. Her research in Human-Computer Interaction and Artificial Intelligence investigates how people interact with and react to technologies, both past and future. She is the author of Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots (Bloomsbury, 2018), which examines the ethical and social implications of technology and intimacy


Sherif ResizedforwebsiteSherif Elsayed-Ali, Director of Partnerships, AI for Good

Sherif Elsayed-Ali is director of partnerships, AI for Good, at Element AI, which brings Element AI’s deep expertise in machine learning to to help tackle the climate emergency and solve environmental and human rights problems.

Formerly, Sherif founded Amnesty Tech, which leads Amnesty International’s work on the impact of technology on human rights and the potential uses of new technologies to advance human rights protection. He held a number of other positions at Amnesty, including as director of global issues and global head of refugee and migrants’s rights.

Sherif studied engineering and international law at the American University in Cairo and has a master in public administration from Harvard Kennedy School.


Luciano FloridiProfessor Luciano Floridi, Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information and Director of the Digital Ethics Lab, University of Oxford

Luciano Floridi is Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information at the University of Oxford, where he directs the Digital Ethics Lab of the Oxford Internet Institute, and is Professorial Fellow of Exeter College. He is also Turing Fellow and Chair of the Data Ethics Group of the Alan Turing Institute. His areas of expertise include digital ethics, the philosophy of information, and the philosophy of technology. Among his recent books, all published by Oxford University Press (OUP): The Fourth Revolution - How the infosphere is reshaping human reality (2014), winner of the J. Ong Award; The Ethics of Information (2013); The Philosophy of Information(2011). His most recent book, The Logic of Information, will be published by OUP in 2019.


Allison Gardner-resizedAllison Gardner, Co-founder, Women Leading in AI

Allison lectures at Keele University in Bioinformatics and Data Science and is the Programme Director for the Data Science Degree Apprenticeship. She is a co-founder of Women Leading in AI. Her research is primarily focused on algorithmic bias; gender and computing; AI Ethics and Governance of AI. She works on the IEEE P7000 Global Initiative on the Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems and the ISO standard on Artificial Intelligence. She speaks internationally on AI Ethics, the need for diversity in tech and the potential regulation and governance of AI. Allison acts as a consultant for a variety of companies on the ethical design of autonomous and intelligent systems and development of algorithmic impact assessments. She is also a district councillor and an alumnus of the first cohort of the Jo Cox Women in Leadership Programme.


Ben Gilburt-resizedBen Gilburt, AI Ethics Lead, Sopra Steria

Ben Gilburt is the AI Ethics Lead for Sopra Steria. At Sopra Steria, Ben works on the Digital Ethics programme, taking leading research, policy, principles and frameworks to advise clients on the ethical application of a broad range of technologies and building an internal governance structure to ensure the business lives these same principles.
Ben is also the founder of ‘AI Ethics London’, the largest ethical AI community in Europe with over 1,400 members. AI Ethics London explores a broad set of topics including bias, inclusion, transparency, accountability and safety on AI systems and been hosted by Microsoft and Twitter this year.


Steven Ginnis large picSteven Ginnis, Research Director at Ipsos MORI

Steven is a Research Director with Ipsos MORI’s Social Research Institute, with over 10 years’ experience of conducting mixed methods research for public sector clients. This includes work for Government Data Science Partnership, Royal Society, Ofcom, Barclays and Pay.UK to explore public attitudes to the use of data and data ethics in new and emerging technologies. He led the Wisdom of the Crowd project, establishing a framework for ethical best practice in the way social media data is used for research. Steven is currently leading a public dialogue for Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation which considered the benefits and harms of Online Targeting.


Lee Glazier resizedLee Glazier, Head of Service Integrity, R² Data Labs, Rolls-Royce

Lee helps lead the continual development of the Artificial Intelligence Vision at Rolls-Royce to create tangible, scalable and sustainable business value by propagating the AI capabilities built into the Engine Health Monitoring systems over the last couple of decades. He created the Rolls-Royce frameworks for Data Ethics and AI Ethics which has monitoring of bias at its heart, this has also been validated with the Rolls-Royce Trade Unions. He understands the Business Benefit associated with ethically extracting the value out of big data, digital integration across the complete life-cycle and the digital twin.

He is accountable for ensuring the ethical integrity and compliance of over 200 Digital Projects and has enjoyed the challenge of being in the middle of transforming some of the businesses into the cloud - with all the necessary protection to ensure ethical compliance with regulations (e.g. export control, GDPR etc) balancing innovation and ethical integrity.


Phil Harvey resizedPhil David Harvey, Senior Cloud Solution Architect for Data & AI in One Commercial Partner, Microsoft UK

Phil is a big beardy data geek who loves working with data and solving interesting data problems. He is especially interested soft skills for technical people in data, empathy, ethics and in the impact of data on what people know and how they know it. Starting his career with a BA in AI, he has worked in a wide range of industries from surveying, to architecture, to advertising, to being the CTO and technical founder of a data start-up. Phil now works at Microsoft as a Cloud Solution Architect for Data & AI in One Commercial Partner.


james hodge - bw resizedJames Hodge, Chief Technical Advisor, EMEA, Splunk

James Hodge is the Chief Technologist for EMEA at Splunk with a specific focus on turning data into doing on Splunk’s Data-To-Everything platform. Prior to moving to the Customer Success organisation James worked in the product management team leading Splunk’s Big Data and Analytics product strategy with a specific focus on the Hadoop and open source analytics ecosystem. Before Splunk, James carried out a variety of service delivery and sales engineering roles at HP Autonomy and i2 IBM with a focus on large data analytics projects within the public sector. James is committed to driving a diverse workforce and devotes time to Splunk’s values by promoting social inclusion and making Splunk an inclusive place to work. In addition to working at Splunk James spends time advising startups on how to leverage data as a competitive edge whilst keeping focus on simplifying technology architectures.


Carly Kind-resixedCarly Kind, Director, Ada Lovelace Institute

Carly Kind is the Director of the Ada Lovelace Institute, an independent research body and think tank with a mission to ensure data and AI work for people and society. A human rights lawyer and leading authority on the intersection of technology policy and human rights, Carly has advised industry, government and non-profit organisations on digital rights, privacy and data protection, and corporate accountability. She has worked with the European Commission, the Council of Europe, numerous UN bodies and a range of civil society organisations. She was formerly Legal Director of Privacy International, an NGO dedicated to promoting data rights and governance.


jessica lennardJessica Lennard, Director of External Affairs, Data Science Lab, Visa

Jessica is a Director of External Relations for Visa’s Data Science Lab, leading on data and AI policy, regulation, advocacy and ethics. She was previously Visa’s UK Head of Regulation and Public Affairs and has over ten years’ corporate affairs experience including lobbying, policy, communications and reputation management.
During that time, she has worked for political parties, businesses (start-up to FTSE 100), consultancies, think tanks and NGOs. Her particular area of expertise is highly regulated, highly politicized, technology-driver sectors, including data science and AI, telecoms, energy and fintech. She was previously a capital markets solicitor at City firm Linklaters, after graduating from Oxford and subsequently the LSE.


OrlandoOrlando Machado, Chief Data Scientist, Aviva Quantum

Orlando is currently Chief Data Scientist of Aviva Quantum, a global data science practice with over 500 members.

Starting his career in academia, he has spent over 20 years helping organisations get value out of their data...long before ‘data scientist’ was crowned the ‘sexiest job of the 21st century’.

He leads a team of data scientists, statisticians, insight analysts and targeting specialists whose aim is to understand customers better than they understand themselves, learning from vast volumes of data to create relevant and engaging products and experiences.

He is a regular speaker at industry events, and is passionate about the opportunities to use emerging technologies to evolve and transform established industries.

Prior to joining Aviva in 2016, Orlando has been:

- Chief Data Scientist at MoneySuperMarket, the UK's largest price comparison website

- Head of Customer Insight at dunnhumby, a company at the cutting edge of data science for more than 20 years

- Head of Analytics at Wunderman, one of the world's largest communications agencies.

Orlando is based in Aviva’s Digital Garage in London’s fashionable Hoxton Square. He holds a PhD in Statistics from the University of Warwick, and was ranked #1 in the 2019 DataIQ list of the 100 most influential people in data-driven businesses.


Helen-Margetts resizedHelen Margetts, Professor of Society and the Internet, University of Oxford and Director, Public Policy Programme, Alan Turing Institute

Helen Margetts is a Turing Fellow and Director of the Public Policy Programme at The Alan Turing Institute, and Professor of Society and the Internet at the University of Oxford and Professorial Fellow of Mansfield College.  From 2011 to 2018, she was Director of the Oxford Internet Institute, a multi-disciplinary department of the University of Oxford dedicated to understanding the relationship between the Internet and society, before which she was UCL's first professor of Political Science and Director of the School of Public Policy (1999-2004).  After an undergraduate degree in Mathematics, she worked as a computer programmer and systems analyst for Rank Xerox and Amoco before returning to study political science at LSE (MSc 1990, PhD 1996), where she also worked as a researcher.

Helen sits on the UK government’s Digital Economy Council, the Home Office Scientific Advisory Council, the WEF Global Agenda Council on Agile Government and the Ada Lovelace Institute for Data Ethics.  She was a member of the UK government’s Digital Advisory Board (2011-16).  She is the founding Editor of the journal Policy and Internet, published by Wiley. Her most recent book, co-authored with a multi-disciplinary team, is Political Turbulence: How Social Media Shape Collective Action (Princeton University Press), which won the Political Studies Association award for best politics book in 2017. In 2018 she was awarded the Friedrich Schiedel Prize by the Technical University of Munich for research and research leadership in technology and politics. In the 2019 New Years Honours List she was awarded an OBE for services to social and political science. In 2019 she was elected as a Fellow of the British Academy and also took up a visiting appointment as the John F Kluge Senior Chair in Technology and Society at the Library of Congress.


riccardo Masucciresized Riccardo Masucci, Global Director of Privacy Policy, Intel

Riccardo Masucci is Global Director of Privacy Policy at Intel and works on privacy and security legislation and public policy developments around the world. His current focus is on autonomous technologies like AI and related privacy and security policy issues. Prior to joining Intel, Riccardo served as policy advisor to Members of the Justice and Home Affairs Committee in the European Parliament.


Rob McCargow resizedRob McCargow, Director of Artificial Intelligence, Technology & Investments, PwC

Rob works with partners across academia, government, technology vendors, start-ups, and other key stakeholders, in order to drive innovation within the Firm and develop new services for clients. He is an evangelist for responsible technology and promotes awareness of the growing ethical agenda relating to AI. He is an advisory board member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on AI, an adviser to The IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems, a TEDx speaker, and a Fellow of The RSA. Rob is particularly focused upon the issues and policies relating to the impact of automation on the workforce, the future skills agenda, and ensuring that the benefits to be delivered by AI are equitably spread across society.


Natasha McCarthy photo resizedNatasha McCarthy, Head of Policy, Data, The Royal Society

Natasha McCarthy leads the Royal Society’s Data theme, within the Science Policy Section. The Society’s Data Theme carries out a range of policy activities to promote the development and use of data and digital technologies for the benefit of humanity. The team has delivered work on machine learning and AI, data governance, digital skills and privacy technologies. Natasha has a background in philosophy of science and engineering, including professional ethics in engineering. She previously led the policy teams at the British Academy and the Royal Academy of Engineering, was part of the founding team at UCL’s Department for Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy, and held an academic post in philosophy at the University of St Andrews. She is author of a number of papers and editor of collected volumes on philosophy of engineering and engineering in policymaking, and author of Engineering: A Beginner’s Guide, an introduction to the social and historical impacts of engineering.


Simon McDougall 1resizedSimon McDougall, Executive Director - Technology and Innovation, Information Commissioner’s Office

Simon took up the position of Executive Director in October 2018. A member of the Executive Team, he is responsible for leading the work of the Technology and Innovation Directorate, ensuring delivery of ICO strategic goals through stakeholder liaison, guidance, research and international activity. His work includes helping the ICO identify, understand and address emerging technologies with privacy implications, supporting the ICO’s innovation agenda, and making the ICO itself more ‘tech savvy’. Prior to this appointment, Simon led a global privacy consulting practice at Promontory, an IBM company, leading projects across Europe, the US and Asia. He previously led a similar team for Deloitte in the UK. Simon is qualified as a Chartered Accountant, and a long time ago read English Literature at Somerville College, Oxford.


Tom Meakin resizedTom Meakin, Chief Operating Officer, Europe, QuantumBlack

As Chief Operating Officer of Europe, Tom is responsible for growing QuantumBlack around the world to keep pace with client demands, defining its strategy with McKinsey, and sustaining its performance and health as the company scales.

Tom is also a Partner at McKinsey and leads its Consumer Tech & Media practice in Europe. He uses analytics to help clients with their most critical strategic and commercial issues including building new businesses powered by data, launching sophisticated marketing campaigns and exploring potential adjacencies. He leads McKinsey’s research on CEO excellence, which uses data to understand the link between executive actions and company performance.


Catherine Miller pictureCatherine Miller, Interim CEO, Doteveryone

Catherine is Interim CEO of Doteveryone, the think tank that champions responsible technology, having taken over from Rachel Coldicutt in November 2019. Until recently, as Director of Policy, Catherine was responsible for driving Doteveryone’s work to put responsible technology at the heart of the policy agenda and recently published Regulating for Responsible Technology which sets out a vision for a new regulatory system for a digital world. She also leads Doteveryone’s People, Power and Technology into public attitudes and understanding of digital technologies, as well as programmes around digital public engagement and redress.

Before joining Doteveryone Catherine was a BBC journalist covering major national and international news and then helped establish the Mile End Institute at Queen Mary University of London.


Jeni Mundy pic-resizedJeni Mundy, Regional Managing Director, UK & Ireland, Visa

Jeni is Regional Managing Director, UK & Ireland, at Visa. In her role, which she has held since October 2018, Jeni is responsible for growing Visa’s business in the strategically important UK and Ireland cluster, focusing on retaining key clients, growing new business, deepening partnerships and strengthening brand visibility.
She was at Vodafone Group PLC until 2018, most recently as Group Enterprise Product Management Director responsible for the business product portfolio worldwide. Jeni’s prior roles included Northern Europe Sales Director for multi-national customers, Chief Technology Officer (‘CTO’) for Vodafone UK and a UK Executive Board member and CTO New Zealand, on the New Zealand Executive Board. Jeni joined Vodafone in 1998.
Since 2016 Jeni has also been a Non-Executive Director for Auto Trader PLC.
Jeni started her career as a Telecommunications Engineer with BellSouth in New Zealand, having first achieved distinction as a professional yachtswoman competing in two Whitbread Round the World Yacht Races and was a member of the first ever all-female crew.
She holds a BSc in Maths with Philosophy from the University of East Anglia and an MSc in Electronic Engineering from Cardiff University, Wales, and is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineers.


HeatherPatterson resizedHeather Patterson, Senior Research Scientist, Intel

Heather leads social science privacy research projects at Intel Labs, where she investigates the ethical, political, and social dynamics of emerging technological systems. Trained as a cognitive scientist and privacy lawyer, her current focus is on developing tools to help engineers and product teams understand how bias, explainability, and privacy challenges associated with AI can entrench and amplify social inequalities.
In addition to her career at Intel, Heather serves as Mayor Libby Schaaf’s Representative on the City of Oakland’s Privacy Advisory Commission (PAC), a citizen oversight board that evaluates social costs and benefits of government requests for surveillance technology. In 2019, Heather spearheaded the development of privacy principles for Oaklanders and co-sponsored a motion that led to Oakland banning government use of facial recognition technology.
She is also a member of San Jose's Privacy Advisory Task Force and directs the Social Impacts Department of IEEE Pervasive Computing.


 Jonnie Penn-resizedJonnie Penn, AI Researcher, University of Cambridge

Number 1 New York Times bestselling author, keynote speaker, a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and a Rausing, Williamson and Lipton Trust doctoral scholar researching artificial intelligence at the University of Cambridge. He is currently an Affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University. He has held fellowships at the MIT Media Lab and at Google.


MichaelPhilips1 resizedMichael Philips, Assistant General Counsel, Microsoft

Mike Philips is an Assistant General Counsel in Microsoft’s Corporate, External and Legal Affairs (CELA) division. In his current role, he serves as lead counsel for CELA’s Technology and Corporate Responsibility organization, with primary responsibility for legal support of the operational and policy initiatives of Microsoft’s Office of Responsible AI. Mike joined Microsoft in 1999 and in his time at the company has supported a variety of enterprise and consumer products. He has also worked in the field, including during a 2-year assignment in Singapore leading Microsoft’s Southeast Asia legal team. Prior to Microsoft, Mike spent five years as an associate at Preston Gates & Ellis (now K&L Gates) in Seattle, focusing on mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters.



helena-quinn resizedHelena Quinn, Senior Policy Officer, Information Commissioner's Office

Helena Quinn is a Senior Policy Officer at the Information Commissioner’s Office, where she has been leading the ICO’s contribution to guidance on ‘Explaining decisions made with AI’. This guidance is the result of a joint project, Project ExplAIn, between the ICO and The Alan Turing Institute. It outlines the key legal, ethical, technical and organisational aspects of explaining AI-assisted decisions to affected individuals, focusing on best practice.

She is on secondment from The Alan Turing Institute, where she is a Senior Strategy Officer


AnneRadlPic-resizedAnne Radl, Social Investment Manager, Social Tech Trust

Annie Radl works with Social Tech Trust’s partners to ensure that social impact is at the heart of our investments and our programmes. She brings over 15 years’ experience in the social sector to her role as a Development Manager and specialises in building cross-sector collaborations to realise opportunities for transformation.


Nina Schick headshotNina Schick, Political Advisor, Dalia Research / Political Commentator

Nina Schick is a political commentator, broadcaster and writer, who specializes in disinformation and how technology is reshaping geopolitics. She was most recently working with a group of global leaders including Joe Biden, the former Vice President of the United States, and Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the former Secretary General of NATO and Prime Minister of Denmark, where she was leading work on next-generation disinformation in the form of AI generated deep fakes. Nina has worked on decisive European political campaigns and elections, including the UK's 2016 EU Referendum and on Emmanuel Macron's successful bid to become French President in 2017. Drawing on her experience, Nina will discuss political risk and disruptive technology


Hetan ShahHetan Shah, Executive Director, Royal Statistical Society

Hetan Shah is executive director of the Royal Statistical Society, a body with over 9,000 members, with a vision to put data at the heart of understanding and decision-making. He is visiting professor at the Policy Institute, Kings College London, and chair of the Friends Provident Foundation, a grant-making trust. Hetan is a member of a number of advisory boards, including for the Science Media Centre, the Office for National Statistics Data Science Campus, and the Big Lottery Fund. He is also a member of the Digital Catapult's ethics service for AI start-ups.


Elena Sinel profile photo BW resizedElena Sinel, Founder, Teens in AI

Elena Sinel is an award-winning social entrepreneur and founder of Teens In AI and Acorn Aspirations, motivated to make a difference in the world by empowering young people aged 12-18 to solve real problems through artificial intelligence. To date, the program inspired over 5000 young people across the world to solve UN Sustainable Development Goals through artificial intelligence


Jeni Tennison resized for websiteJeni Tennison, CEO, Open Data Institute

Jeni Tennison is the CEO of the Open Data Institute. She gained a PhD from the University of Nottingham then worked as an independent consultant, specialising in open data publishing and consumption, before joining the ODI in 2012. Jeni works with the UK’s public sector as a member of the Open Standards Board. She served on the W3C's Technical Architecture Group from 2011 to 2015 and co-chairs the W3C’s CSV on the Web Working Group. She also sits on the Advisory Boards for Open Contracting Partnership and the Data Transparency Lab.


Martin TisneMartin Tisné, Managing Director, Luminate

As Managing Director, Martin is responsible for Luminate’s Data & Digital Rights impact area, work in Europe, and policy and advocacy. Martin brings over 15 years of investment and leadership experience to his role, including founding and co-founding two multi-stakeholder initiatives and three NGOs.
Alongside the Obama White House, Martin founded the Open Government Partnership and helped it grow to a 70+ country initiative. He also initiated the International Open Data Charter, the G8 Open Data Charter, and the G20’s commitment to open data principles. Martin is the co-founder of Publish What You Fund, a global campaign for foreign aid transparency, and Integrity Watch Afghanistan, the country’s leading anti-corruption NGO.
Prior to joining Luminate, Martin founded and ran the Transparency and Accountability Initiative – a donor collaborative bringing together the world’s largest open government funders. He is a board member of the Open Data Institute, and a steering committee member of the Transparency and Accountability Initiative.


Chris Todd-resizedChris Todd, Chief Superintendent, West Midlands Police

Chris is the Head of Professional Standards for West Midlands Police (WMP) and also leads for the force on Ethics. Having recently delivered the Data Driven Insights project for WMP which includes the provision of the first data science laboratory in mainstream UK policing, underpinned by an independent data ethics committee, he is now also leading the data analytics portfolio for the National Police Chief’s Council. Chris started his policing career in Hong Kong in 1990 and has since worked mainly as an operational detective and intelligence professional in West Midlands Police, the National Crime Squad, Serious Organised Crime Agency and the National Crime Agency.


 richard tomsettRichard Tomsett, Emerging Technology Specialist, IBM Research

Richard works in the Emerging Technology team in IBM Research, where he specialises in AI and data science applications across a broad range of industries. He is also a researcher in the Distributed Analytics & Information Sciences International Technology Alliance, a 10-year program that brings together partners from government, academia and industry in the UK and US to conduct collaborative, fundamental research on distributed analytics. His work in this program is focused on explainable and adversarial machine learning, particularly in distributed computing environments. Prior to joining IBM in 2015, Richard completed a PhD in theoretical neuroscience at Newcastle University, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship studying neural information processing at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology in Japan. He only occasionally misses the sub-tropical island lifestyle.


Antony walker resizedforwebsiteAntony Walker, Deputy CEO, techUK

Antony Walker is deputy CEO of techUK, the UK's leading digital technology trade association, which he played a lead role in launching in November 2013. Antony is a member of the senior leadership team and has overall responsibility for techUK's policy work.

Prior to his appointment in July 2012 Antony was chief executive of the Broadband Stakeholder Group (BSG), the UK's independent advisory group on broadband policy. Antony was closely involved in the development of broadband policy development in the UK since the BSG was established in 2001 and authored several major reports to government. He also led the development of the UK's world leading Open Internet Code of Practice that addresses the issue of net neutrality in the UK.

Prior to setting up the BSG, Antony spent six years working in Brussels for the American Chamber of Commerce following and writing about telecoms issues and as a consultant working on EU social affairs and environmental issues. Antony has a history degree from Aberdeen University and an MA from the Institute of European Studies at the University of Leuven, Belgium.


Luke Woollen resizedLuke Woollen, Head of Partnerships, MeVitae

Luke Woollen is leads the commercial strategy at MeVitae, a deep learning company focused on removing cognitive and algorithmic biases from the hiring process. Having pursued Classics at MA, he has since worked across several industries verticals providing consulting and software advice. He takes great interest in various aspects of organisational psychology and is pursuing further studies at MSc in this area in order to explore constructs relevant to bias in greater detail. In particular, he would like to learn more about how different leaders relate to their experience of leading, how biases affect perceptions of self and what this might mean for relationships between leaders and followers.


 Emma Wright headshotEmma Wright, Director and Counsel, Institute for AI

Emma Wright is the Director and Counsel at the not for profit, Institute of AI, chaired by Darren Jones, building a network of legislators globally to facilitate greater collaboration in relation to AI regulation with legislators from 30 countries currently engaged. She is also a Partner at boutique technology law firm Kemp Little. Her ‘sweet spot’ is advising technology companies where there is an interface of technology, law, regulation and policy or advising more traditional companies on new business models or their own digital transformation. She was awarded a Tech Women 100 award in 2018. @WrightTelcomlaw



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