The eminent personalities who will share thoughts during the conference
- Abdul-Hakeem AjijolaChairman, Consultancy Support Services (CS2) Limited
Abdul-Hakeem AjijolaChairman, Consultancy Support Services (CS2) Limited
Abdul-Hakeem Ajijola, is the Founding member of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation’s Computer Emergency Response Team. He was a lead consultant to the UNESCO draft ‘Feasibility Study on the Development of a Virtual Library’ by Institutions of Higher Education. He has designed the Nigerian Computer Emergency Readiness & Response ecosystem and drafted National IT Policy and ICT4D Strategic Action Plan. He was Senior Special Assistant, Innovation & Technology to the Nigerian National Security Adviser and also a consultant to the Nigerian Minister of Communications. He is a Director of the Backbone Connectivity Network Limited, HAKDA-Ajijola Foundation and a moderator of the ‘Interfaith Forum’ TV broadcast.
- Adam SegalDirector, Digital and Cyberspace Policy Programme, Council on Foreign Relations
Adam SegalDirector, Digital and Cyberspace Policy Programme, Council on Foreign Relations
Adam Segal is the Ira A. Lipman Chair in Emerging Technologies and National Security and Director of the Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program at the Council on Foreign Relations and author of The Hacked World Order: How Nations Fight, Trade, Maneuver, and Manipulate in the Digital Age. His work has appeared in the Financial Times, The Economist, Foreign Policy, The Wall Street Journal, and Foreign Affairs, among others. Segal has a BA and PhD in government from Cornell University, and an MA in international relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.
- Alex Dewdney Director (Engagement), UK National CyberSecurity Centre
Alex DewdneyDirector (Engagement), UK National CyberSecurity Centre
Alex Dewdney is the Senior UK Liaison Officer at the British Embassy in Washington DC, responsible for co-ordination of UK/US work on cyber issues. Dewdney coordinates with the Office of Cyber Security and Information Assurance UK and contributed to the first UK Cyber Security Strategy in 2009. He has developed policy frameworks for cyber operations and has coordinated work on funding for the various UK agencies within the National Cyber Security Programme. Prior to that he held a variety of operational and other posts, including stints in counter-terrorism, personnel security and was responsible for managing relations with HM Treasury and Cabinet Office on issues of strategic resource management.
- Alexander KlimburgDirector, Cyber Policy and Resilience Program, The Hague Centre For Strategic Studies
Alexander KlimburgDirector, Cyber Policy and Resilience Program, The Hague Centre For Strategic Studies
Alexander Klimburg is Director of the Cyber Policy and Resilience Program at HCSS, and also associated with the Science Technology and Public Policy Program and Cyber Security Project at the Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center. He has acted as an advisor to a number of governments and international organisations on cyber security strategies and international norms of behavior in cyberspace. He has participated in international and intergovernmental discussions within the EU, NATO, OSCE and also regularly convenes track 1/1.5 diplomatic dialogues. He graduated from the School of Oriental and African Studies and the London School of Economics, and is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Vienna. He is currently writing a book on the various conflicting aspects of international cyber security, to be published by Penguin Press in 2016.
- Alexander SegerHead of Cybercrime Division, Council of Europe
Alexander SegerHead of Cybercrime Division, Council of Europe
Alexander Seger has been with the Council of Europe (Strasbourg, France) since 1999. He is Executive Secretary of the Committee of the Parties to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime and heading the Cybercrime Programme Office of the Council of Europe (C-PROC) in Bucharest, Romania, which is responsible for global capacity building on cybercrime. Before 1999, he was with what now is the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in Vienna/Austria, Laos and Pakistan. Alexander Seger holds a PhD in Political Science, Law and Social Anthropology after studies in Heidelberg, Bordeaux and Bonn.
- Anatoly StreltsovDeputy Director of the Institute of Information Security Issues, Lomonosov Moscow State University
Anatoly StreltsovDeputy Director of the Institute of Information Security Issues, Lomonosov Moscow State University
Anatoly Streltsov is a Deputy Director of the Institute of Information Security Issues at Lomonosov Moscow State University. In 1995-2011 he headed Information Security Department of the Security Council of the Russian Federation for the Administration of the President of the Russian Federation. In 1970-1994 he worked for the Ministry of Defense. Doctor of Engineering Science, Doctor of Law, professor. He has over 50 years of experience in the field of information security and information technologies.
- Andrew Keane WoodsAssistant Professor, University of Kentucky
Andrew Keane WoodsAssistant Professor, University of Kentucky
Andrew Keane Woods is an assistant professor of law at the University of Kentucky. He was recently a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford (Center for International Security and Cooperation and Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society). He holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a Ph.D. in Politics from the University of Cambridge, where he was a Gates Scholar. His teaching and research interests include international law (public and private), the regulation of the internet, cyber security, and empirical legal studies.
- Angela McKayDirector, Government Security Policy and Strategy Team, Trustworthy Computing, Microsoft
Angela McKayDirector, Government Security Policy and Strategy Team, Trustworthy Computing, Microsoft
Angela McKay is Director of the Government Security Policy and Strategy Team within Trustworthy Computing at Microsoft. She focuses on driving strategic change, both within Microsoft and externally, to advance trust in the computing ecosystem. Angela leads Microsoft’s public policy work on cyber security, cloud security, and norms, and on public sector use of cloud. She serves on the Board of Councilors for the East West Institute and as Microsoft’s Point of Contact for the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee, which provides the President of the United States with recommendations to maintain reliable, secure, and resilient communications. Ms. McKay holds a Bachelor’s of Industrial and Systems Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
- Angela SimpsonDeputy Assistant Secretary, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Department of Commerce
Angela SimpsonDeputy Assistant Secretary, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Department of Commerce
Angela Simpson is the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration. Ms. Simpson joined NTIA in 2009 from the Obama for America Campaign. She has more than a decade of experience working in the telecommunications industry. Ms. Simpson served as Director of Federal Regulatory at Covad Communications, practiced communications law at Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP, and was an assistant director at the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions trade association. She handles a wide range of communications and Internet policy issues at NTIA in addition to agency management functions. Ms. Simpson is a graduate of the University of Maryland - College Park and earned her J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School.
- Ankhi DasDirector of Public Policy, Facebook, India and South & Central Asia
Ankhi DasDirector of Public Policy, Facebook, India and South & Central Asia
Ankhi Das is the Director of Public Policy, Facebook in India and South & Central Asia. Ankhi has over 17 years of public policy and regulatory affairs experience in the technology sector, her primary responsibilities are to lead Facebook’s efforts on connectivity, Internet governance, promoting access and Open Internet, privacy, data security, safety issues and political risk management for the company. In this role, Ankhi directs the company’s engagements with stakeholders in India, South & Central Asian countries. Ankhi is also the Vice-Chair of the USIBC Digital Economy Committee. Prior to joining Facebook in 2011, she was the Public Policy Director at Microsoft. Ankhi graduated from Loreto College, University of Calcutta, and PG specializing in International Relations and Political Science at Jawaharlal Nehru University.
- Anna-Carin SvenssonDirector-General for International Affairs, Ministry of Justice, Sweden
Anna-Carin SvenssonDirector-General for International Affairs, Ministry of Justice, Sweden
Anna-Carin Svensson has a long career within the Ministry of Justice in which has served various posts for the last 15 years. She is the Director-General for International Affairs. Her responsibilities include international cooperation and negotiations in areas such as border control, civilian crisis management, organized crime and terrorism, but also within the areas of penal and civil law. Prior to her post she served as Director and Deputy Director at the Division for Police Issues, including Public Order and Safety within the Ministry of Justice. Anna-Carin Svensson holds a doctorate in Political Science from Uppsala University. Her dissertation explored the role of the Presidency in European Union negotiations.
- Arvind GuptaHead, National Technology, Bharatiya Janata Party
Arvind GuptaHead, National Technology, Bharatiya Janata Party
Arvind Gupta is the National Technology Head for the BJP and advises on policies at the national level and the states where the party is in government. He recently led the Digital, Social Media and Communication Campaign for the BJP. He has been awarded the Eisenhower Global Fellowship for Innovation for his work at the BJP and the “Abki Baar Modi Sarkaar” campaign. He has over 22 years of industry experience, having worked in diverse sectors in variety of leadership, policy and entrepreneurial profiles. He has worked in large global consulting, software firms, banks and start-ups, both in India and Silicon Valley. His forte is technology & business strategy, e-governance and technology entrepreneurship. He is an active Member of NASSCOM, TiE and Founding Member of ISPiRT. He is the Head and Co-Founder of Digital India Foundation and Top 100 Influencers in the field of Financial Technologies.
- Arvind GuptaDeputy National Security Adviser, Government of India
Arvind GuptaDeputy National Security Adviser, Government of India
Dr. Arvind Gupta took over as Deputy National Security Adviser of India from August 2014. Previously in 2012 he served as Director General, IDSA. He also worked in the Ministry of External Affairs in different capacities and served in diplomatic missions in Moscow, London and Ankara and he speaks Russian. He Retired from the Indian Foreign Service in 2013. Earlier, he was Joint Secretary at the National Security Council Secretariat from 1999 to 2007. During his tenure at the NSCS he dealt with a wide range of international and national security issues and participated in the various working groups and task forces set up by the NSC. He also worked with the Kargil Review Committee.
- Asha HemrajaniMember, Board of Directors, ICANN
Asha HemrajaniMember, Board of Directors, ICANN
Asha Hemrajani is a member of the Board of Directors at ICANN, where she also serves as co-chair of the Board Finance Committee and is a member of the Audit Committee. She is a senior corporate executive with over 25 years of experience in management consulting as well as in the mobile communications sector with leading multinational telecommunications corporations. She has worked on pioneering technologies to bring mobile Internet to the forefront, while observing firsthand the impact of mobile networks on the development, operation and growth of the Internet in emerging economies. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and completed the Stanford University Graduate School of Business Executive Program in International Management. She is an accredited mediator and in 2016 was named a Court Appointed Mediator by the State Courts of Singapore.
- Ben WootliffCyber Security Practice (Asia-Pacific), Control Risks
Ben WootliffCyber Security Practice (Asia-Pacific), Control Risks
Ben Wootliff heads Control Risks’ Cyber Security practice in the Asia-Pacific region. In addition to managing cyber security projects for clients, and developing methodologies and product offerings, Ben leads the cyber security strategy for Control Risks in Asia. Ben is also the General Manager of Control Risks Hong Kong, where he has oversight of the range of investigative, crisis and security management and political risk projects. Prior to this, Ben managed investigations teams in Europe and Asia, including managing the corporate investigations business in Greater China and North Asia. Ben has carried out more than 200 investigative due diligence, litigation support, fraud and investor intelligence assignments in Asia, Europe and Latin America.
- Burcu KilicLegal and Policy Director, Public Citizen
Burcu KilicLegal and Policy Director, Public Citizen
Burcu Kilic is an expert on legal, economic and political issues surrounding intellectual property law & policy, development, trade and internet governance. She provides technical and legal assistance to governments and civil society groups around the world and promotes their participation in international rule making. She has a Ph.D. at Queen Mary, University of London as a School of Law Fellow, where she taught International and Comparative Patent Law and Policy. She holds M.A. from University of London and Stockholm University in Intellectual Property Law and Law and Information Technology and a law degree from Ankara University. She is also a SARChI Research Fellow at Institute for Economic Research on Innovation, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa.
- Carl BildtGlobal Commission on Internet Governance
Carl BildtGlobal Commission on Internet Governance
Carl Bildt has served as both Prime Minister of Sweden in 1991-1994, and Foreign Minister of Sweden in 2006-2014. His government initiated major liberal economic reforms, as well as negotiated and signed membership agreement with the EU. He was Co-Chairman of the Dayton peace talks on Bosnia and become the first High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1995-1997. Later, he was the Special Envoy of UN Secretary General Kofi Annan to the region. He was one of the prominent and vocal Foreign Minister of Sweden. He was one of the initiators of EU’s Eastern Partnership and pushed the EU forward on issues of the Middle East. Carl Bildt has continued to push the use of social media in international diplomacy.
- Cathleen BergerIndependent Consultant and Policy Expert
Cathleen BergerIndependent Consultant and Policy Expert
Cathleen Berger is an independent consultant and policy expert focusing on human rights and foreign policy in the digital age. She informs strategic advocacy and inclusive policy-making processes, paying particular attention to global governance and digital issues. Previously, she worked within the international cyber policy coordination staff at the German Foreign Office, where she was in charge of devising strategies for internet governance, promoting human rights and freedom online, and drafting policy concepts for digital development. Before joining the Foreign Office, she worked as a researcher with the German Institute for International and Security Affairs, examining practices of data exchange in the EU, and as a visiting lecturer at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena.
- Catriona HeinlResearch Fellow, Centre of Excellence for National Security, RSIS
Catriona HeinlResearch Fellow, Centre of Excellence for National Security, RSIS
CaitríonaHeinl joined the Centre of Excellence for National Security at RSIS as Research Fellow responsible for cyber-related matters in October 2012. She previously led the Justice and Home Affairs policy group and Justice Steering Committee at the Institute of International and European Affairs (IIEA), Ireland. Caitríona was a legal researcher on a European Commission study for the then Directorate‐General Justice, Liberty and Security on non‐legislative measures to prevent the distribution of online violent radical content. Caitríona qualified as a U.K. trained Solicitor (non‐practising) and she is admitted as an Attorney‐at‐Law in New York. Caitríona holds an MPhil in International Relations from the University of Cambridge and graduated in both commerce and law at University College Dublin and the Leopold Franzens University of Innsbruck Austria with First Class Honours.
- Christopher PainterCoordinator for Cyber Issues, US DoS
Christopher PainterCoordinator for Cyber Issues, US DoS
Chris Painter has been on the vanguard of cyber issues for over twenty years. In his current role as the Secretary’s first Coordinator for Cyber Issues, Mr. Painter coordinates and leads the United States’ diplomatic efforts to advance an open, interoperable, secure and reliable Internet and information infrastructure. He works closely with colleagues across the Department, other agencies, the White House, the private sector and civil society to implement the President’s International Strategy for Cyberspace. Prior to joining the State Department, Mr. Painter served in the White House as Senior Director for Cybersecurity Policy in the National Security Staff.
- Cuihong CaiAssociate Professor, International Relations, Center for American Studies of Fudan University
Cuihong CaiAssociate Professor, International Relations, Center for American Studies of Fudan University
CuihongCai is an Associate Professor of international relations at the Center for American Studies of Fudan University. Prior to the present job, she worked for the Foreign Affairs Office of Fudan University during 1996-2001. She has authored of Political Development in the Cyber Age (2015), U.S. National Information Security Strategy（2009）andInternet and International Politics (2003), as well as several dozen of articles and papers on cyber-politics, cyberspace governance, cyber security strategy and Sino-US relations.
- Daniel SepulvedaAmbassador and Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs
Daniel SepulvedaAmbassador and Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs
Ambassador Daniel A. Sepulveda serves as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy. In this capacity, Sepulveda has served as a Vice Chair to the 2016 OECD Ministerial Meeting on the Digital Economy, and as the lead U.S. negotiator for the 2015 World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) +10 Review. Sepulveda led the U.S. delegation to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Busan Plenipotentiary Conference in 2014 and the ITU World Telecommunication Policy Forum in 2013, and has served as the lead coordinator for multiple bilateral dialogues with international counterparts. Amb. Sepulveda received a Master of Public Affairs from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow in Public Policy and International Affairs and holds Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History from Emory University.
- David MartinonAmbassador for Cyber Diplomacy and the Digital Economy, France
David MartinonAmbassador for Cyber Diplomacy and the Digital Economy, France
David Martinon, after completing studies at the French National School of Public Administration, joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and has served as deputy spokesperson of the Ministry and as a desk officer at the European Cooperation Directorate (Department of Internal Community Affairs). In May 2002, he became the diplomatic adviser to Nicolas Sarkozy when he was the Minister of the Interior and then the Minister of Finance; he headed his presidential campaign in 2007 and was later appointed the spokesperson of the Presidency. David was appointed Consul-General of France in California in 2008 and was then appointed to the French Permanent Representation to the UN in New York during the General Assembly, with responsibility for human rights. He was later appointed Special Representative of France for International Negotiations on the Information Society and the Digital Economy, on 3 May 2013 and in October 2015 became Ambassador for Cyber Diplomacy and the Digital Economy.
- David SimonCounsel, Sidley Austin LLP
David SimonCounsel, Sidley Austin LLP
David Simon is a Counsel in the Washington, DC office of Sidley Austin. A former Special Counsel at the U.S. DoD, he has advised extensively on cutting edge cyber security and national security matters. At the Pentagon, David was involved in cyber policy, plans and operations; social media; autonomous technologies; the use of force; counterterrorism; and treaties. He also served as a lead counsel for the DoD working group that drafted DoD Directive on Autonomy in Weapons Systems. The Directive represents the first policy announcement by any country regarding fully autonomous weapons. David serves as a peer reviewer of the second edition of the Tallinn Manual. A Rhodes Scholar and Truman Scholar, David graduated from Harvard Law School, received an M.Phil. in International Relations, Trinity College, Oxford, and received a B.A. in Russian Area Studies, University of Minnesota.
- Debabrata NayakChief Security Officer, Huawei, India
Debabrata NayakChief Security Officer, Huawei, India
Dr. Debabrata Nayak, has a Ph.D. in wireless security from IIT Bombay and has been working on security domain in last 21 years. He is working in Huawei Telecom as Chief Security Officer. He has Master’s degree from NIT Rourkela, specialized in Elliptic Curve Cryptography and Internet security. He has designed Security solution for INFINET (Indian Financial Network for RBI).IPv6 migration of INFINET.IPv6 Security for Indian financial network with C-DoT, Leading IPv6 migration and security strategies in Huawei platform development for various products, cloud security, currently guiding Enterprise security, consumer security and Mobile broadband security. He was the Head of Patent/innovation Huawei India. He is the member of CII Innovation group; Chairman of Global ICT Forum of India SIG. He is a founding member in TSDSI cyber security group and also a certified lead Auditor of ISO 27001:2013 from BSI.
- Deven DesaiAssociate Professor, Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology
Deven DesaiAssociate Professor, Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology
Deven Desai joined the Scheller faculty in fall of 2014 in the Law and Ethics Program. Prior to joining Scheller, Professor Desai was an Associate Professor of law at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law. He was also the first, and to date, only Academic Research Counsel at Google, Inc., and a Visiting Fellow at Princeton University's Center for Information Technology Policy. His research focuses how business interests, new technology, and economic theories shape privacy and intellectual property law and where those arguments explain productivity or where they fail to capture society's interest in the free flow of information and development. Prior to becoming a professor, Desai has been a litigator handing intellectual property and technology matters with Quinn, Emanuel, Urquhart, & Sullivan, LLP, in-house counsel for an idealab! Internet Infrastructure Company. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley and the Yale Law School, and also served as co-editor-in-chief of the Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities.
- Elina NoorDirector, Foreign Policy and Security Studies, Institute Of Strategic & International Studies, Malaysia
Elina NoorDirector, Foreign Policy and Security Studies, Institute Of Strategic & International Studies, Malaysia
Elina Noor is Director of Foreign Policy and Security Studies, ISIS Malaysia. She was previously a key team member of the Brookings Institution’s Project on US Relations with the Islamic World in its formative years post-September 11, 2001 and researched weapons of mass destruction terrorism prior at the Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Monterey Institute of International Studies, Washington, DC. Elina obtained an LLM in Public International Law from LSE. She is a recipient of the Perdana (Malaysian Prime Minister’s) Fellowship, and also holds an MA in Security Studies from Georgetown University where she was a Women in International Security Scholar. She has been honoured twice by Marie Claire Malaysia magazine as a Woman of Style and Substance, and by the Malaysian Women’s weekly as one of its 2011 Great Women of Our Time.
- Eric WengerDirector, Cybersecurity and Privacy, Cisco
Eric WengerDirector, Cybersecurity and Privacy, Cisco
Eric Wenger is Director for Cybersecurity and Privacy on Cisco’s Global Government Affairs team in Washington, D.C. where he leads Cisco’s work on cyber security policy globally. Wenger came to Cisco from Microsoft, where he was Policy Counsel in the Legal and Corporate Affairs Department. Eric held a number of roles in government, including as a Trial Attorney in USDOJ’s Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section and a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in Washington, DC’s Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property Unit. He served as an Attorney in the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Consumer Protection, Attorney Advisor to FTC Commissioner Tom Leary, and an Assistant Attorney General in NY, where he started the first statewide law enforcement unit in the US focused on e-commerce.
- Gabi SiboniDirector, Cyber Security and the Military and Strategic Affairs Programs, Tel Aviv University's Institute for National Security Studies
Gabi SiboniDirector, Cyber Security and the Military and Strategic Affairs Programs, Tel Aviv University's Institute for National Security Studies
Dr. Gabi Siboni is the Director of the Cyber Security and the Military and Strategic Affairs Programs at the Tel Aviv University's Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) and the editor of the Cyber, Intelligence and Security Journal. His consulting firm, G. Bina, provides security and cyber-security and ICT Risk Management advisory services across the top tier of Israel's private sector, including defense firms, government, military and intelligence agencies as well as consulting to one of India's critical financial infrastructure institution.Dr Siboni is the co-author of the book: Guidelines for a National Cyber Strategy, published in late 2015.
- Gulshan RaiNational Cyber Security Coordinator, Prime Minister’s Office, India
Gulshan RaiNational Cyber Security Coordinator, Prime Minister’s Office, India
Dr. Gulshan Rai is India’s first Chief Cyber Security Coordinator. He has over 25 years of experience in different areas of Information Technology which include Cyber Security, e-Governance, Legal Framework and the Information Technology Act for e-commerce, and several related fields. Earlier, he was Director General, CERT-In (Indian Computer Emergency Response Team) and Group Coordinator of E-Security and Cyber Law Division in the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. Prior to this he was Executive Director, ERNET India for over 7 years and he was instrumental in setting up of the first large scale education and research network in close collaboration with the leading educational and research institutions in the country. Dr.Rai holds a doctoral degree as well as an M Tech, and his work in the area of evolving legal framework to address issues arising out of cyberspace has resulted in India’s Technology Act and recent amendments in the Act.
- Gustav Lindstrom head of the Emerging Security Challenges Programme, Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP)
Gustav Lindstromhead of the Emerging Security Challenges Programme, Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP)
Dr. Gustav Lindstrom currently serves as the co-chair of the Partnership for Peace Consortium Emerging Security Challenges Working Group and as a member of the Executive Academic Board of the European Security and Defence College. He is also a member of the Swiss expert group on “Research and Education in the Cyber Risk Domain” spearheaded by the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI). Previously, he headed the GCSP's Euro-Atlantic Security Programme and was the Director of the European Training Course. Prior to his tenure at the GCSP, Dr Lindstrom served as a Senior Research Fellow at the EU Institute for Security Studies (EUISS).
- Heli Tiirmaa-KlaarHead, Cyber Policy Coordination, European External Action Service
Heli Tiirmaa-KlaarHead, Cyber Policy Coordination, European External Action Service
HeliTiirmaa-Klaaris the Head of the Cyber Policy Coordination at the European External Action Service. She has been working on cyber security issues since 2007 when she led the development of the Estonian Cyber Security Strategy. In 2008-2010 she coordinated the implementation of the Estonian strategy, managed the National Cyber Security Council and led the re-organisation of country's cyber structures as well as public-private partnerships for cyber security. In 2011-2012, she was assigned to the NATO International Staff to develop the new NATO Cyber Defence Policy. In her earlier career, she has held various managerial positions at the Estonian Ministry of Defence and the Tallinn University since 1995.
- Henry FoxDirector, Cyber and Space Policy, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia
Henry FoxDirector, Cyber and Space Policy, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia
Henry Fox is the Director of the Cyber and Space Policy, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia. Mr Fox joined the Department in 1990. His overseas postings include New York (1999-2002) and New Delhi (1992-94). Mr Fox is Australia’s expert on the current UN Group of Governmental Experts. He led on the development of the ASEAN Regional Forum Work Plan on ICTs which expanded the ARF’s focus to cyber risk reduction and conflict prevention. He participated in all London process Cyberspace Conferences and has organised Australia’s bilateral cyber dialogues with China, the ROK, Japan and India. He has worked on cyber issues 2009.
- Holmes WilsonCo-founder and Co-director, Fight For the Future
Holmes WilsonCo-founder and Co-director, Fight For the Future
Holmes Wilson is a co-founder and co-director of the Fight for the Future. He also co-founded Amara, Miro and Open Congress, and ran online campaigns for the Free Software Foundation. Fight for the Future is known for powerful and viral organizing campaigns that changed Internet history both nationally and globally. Along with Fight for the Future co-founder Tiffiniy Cheng, Wilson has spent nine years building activism campaigns, organizations and software applications for social change. He was the founder and co-director of Downhill Battle, a first-of-its-kind viral campaign operation. He also served as director of development and project director of Universal Subtitles at the Participatory Culture Foundation and the Participatory Politics Foundation, where he worked with Cheng to launch Open Congress, a leading government transparency and accountability website. He was also the campaign manager for the Free Software Foundation.
- Hugo ZylberbergCyber Fellow, Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs
Hugo ZylberbergCyber Fellow, Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs
Hugo Zylberberg is a Cyber Fellow at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, in charge of coordinating the programs on Cybersecurity, Internet Governance and the Digital Economy. He is a member of the Research CenterValues and Policies of Personal Data at the Institut Mines-Telecom in Paris. He graduated with a Master in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a Master of Science and a Bachelor of Science from the Ecolepolytechnique. He has previously worked as a business developer for an open source software company and co-fonuded The Future Society, an organization aimed at raising awareness about the technologies that fundamentally transform the way we live.
- Ian WallaceCo-director, Cybersecurity Initiative, New America
Ian WallaceCo-director, Cybersecurity Initiative, New America
Ian Wallace is Co-director of New America’s Cybersecurity Initiative, and a Sr.Fellow in the International Security program. His research is mainly focused on the international security and military dimensions of cybersecurity policy. He is also a member of the ‘Future of War’ project. He was a visiting fellow in cybersecurity at the Brookings Institution, Washington DC. and also a senior official at the British Ministry of Defence where he helped develop UK cyber strategy as well as the UK’s cyber relationship with the US. His research focuses on the international dimensions of cyber and internet policy.During his MOD career, he combined strategy and planning positions with operational posting to Pristina, Basra and Baghdad. He also served as the head of policy at the UK’s operational HQ and as Assistant Private Secretary to the UK Defence Secretary. Wallace received his M.A. in ancient and modern history from Oxford University.
- Iddo MoedCyber Security Coordinator, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Israel
Iddo MoedCyber Security Coordinator, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Israel
After joining the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1992 Mr.Moed was posted in several missions around the world including The Hague, Singapore and Beijing as Deputy Chief of Mission. Positions in Israel included Multilateral Affairs department at the Middle East Division, Middle Eastern Economic Affairs and Director of Training Department. Mr.Moed is since June 2013 Cyber Security Coordinator in the Strategic Affairs Department, MFA. In this role Mr.Moed is responsible for coordination of policies regarding international cooperation in cyber security. Between 2014-2015 Mr.Moed was appointed as the Israeli Expert to the United Nations Group of Governmental Experts to the FUN First Committee on Developments in the Field of Information and Telecommunications in the Context of International Security.
- Ilias ChantzosSenior Director, Legal and Public Affairs, Global Government Affairs and Cybersecurity Policy, Symantec
Ilias ChantzosSenior Director, Legal and Public Affairs, Global Government Affairs and Cybersecurity Policy, Symantec
IliasChantzos is Sr. Director of Symantec’s Government Relations and Public Affairs programmes for EMEA-APJ regions and advisor on critical infrastructure protection and privacy matters globally. Chantzos represents Symantec before government bodies, national authorities and international organisations advising on public policy issues relates to IT & data risk management and availability. Prior to joining Symantec in 2004, Chantzos worked as legal and policy officer in the DG Information Society, EC. He has also managed a number of EU legislative initiatives relevant to information society and security.Chantzos has a degree from the University of Thessaloniki, a LLM in Computers and Communication Law, University of London, an MBA of Solvay Business School. He is an appointed member of the Permanent Stakeholders Group of the ENISA for a third consecutive term.
- Ineke BuskensPrincipal Research Fellow, Gender Tech Lab, UN University Computing and Society, Macau
Ineke BuskensPrincipal Research Fellow, Gender Tech Lab, UN University Computing and Society, Macau
InekeBuskens is a cultural anthropologist, currently based at the United Nations University Institute on Computing and Society in Macau, SAR China. Ineke has published on qualitative and emancipatory research methodology, women’s health, Gender and ICT4D and Open Development. Born in the Netherlands, Ineke’sDoctoranda degree (Drs.) is from Leiden University, where she co-designed and co-facilitated the first Dutch Women’s Studies majors in 1978. After having been Head of the Centre for Research Methodology of the Human Sciences Research Council in South Africa for five years, Ineke has led several research projects, of which the GRACE Research Network, involving 28 teams in 18 countries in Africa and the Middle East, has been the latest. GRACE completed 35 projects successfully and Ineke is the main editor of its two books.
- Isabel SkierkaResearcher, Digital Society Institute, European School for Management and Technology
Isabel SkierkaResearcher, Digital Society Institute, European School for Management and Technology
Isabel Skierka is a researcher on industrial cyber security and digital policy at the Digital Society Institute (DSI) at the European School for Management and Technology in Berlin. She is also a non-resident fellow with the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) in Berlin and serves as a co-chair of the Internet Governance Forum Germany’s steering committee. Prior to joining the DSI, Isabel worked with GPPi, NATO, and the European Commission. She holds a master’s degree from King’s College London’s War Studies Department and a bachelor’s degree from Maastricht University.
- Jay ChenChief Executive Officer, Huawei Telecommunications (India) Co., Ltd.
Jay ChenChief Executive Officer, Huawei Telecommunications (India) Co., Ltd.
Jay Chen is the Chief Executive Officer of Huawei Telecommunications (India) Co., Ltd., Mumbai. Jay started his career in 1991 with the Shanghai Municipal Government, China after completing his Psychology masters from the East China Normal University. Jay joined Huawei in 2001 as the HR Director for Asia Pacific region, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. In his decade plus experience with Huawei, Jay has held several leadership positions across the AP & SEA Region before joining India in early 2015. Presently, Jay is Huawei’s senior most in-country leader responsible for development and implementation of strategic direction for the company in India. His role also includes setting business priorities, expanding Huawei’s footprint, developing and fostering partnerships with customers, industry and government stakeholders in the country.
- Jay Gullish
Jay has passionately promoted digital development in more than twenty countries over his 25 years of experience in government, industry, and civil society across the telecoms, information technology, space and cyber sectors, He has a reputation as an innovative critical thinker and industry expert known for thought leadership, problem solving and an ability to get the job done. Most recently, he served as a digital policy officer at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, and previously worked in India's outsourcing industry. Jay has lived and worked five years in India, with extended technology experience in Southern Africa, Israel, and Vietnam.
- Jayantha FernandoDirector, ICT Agency of Sri Lanka
Jayantha FernandoDirector, ICT Agency of Sri Lanka
Jayantha Fernando is the Director/ Legal Advisor of ICT Agency of Sri Lanka. He took the lead role in Sri Lanka's recent Accession to the Budapest Cybercrime Convention and ratification of the UN Electronic Communications Convention. Jayantha has a LLM in IT & Telecommunications Law, University of London, he was instrumental in drafting all ICT related legislation in Sri Lanka. He has expertise of nearly 20 years on IT & Telecom Law. Jayantha is an expert for UNCITRAL on E-commerce Legal issues and an expert on Cybercrime for CoE. He was the first Sri Lankan to be elected as Vice Chair of the ICANN’s Government Advisory Committee (2007-2011). He is also Chairman of the .LK Domain Registry and serves on several Boards. He is visiting faculty in ICT Law, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka Law College and Sri Lanka Judges Institute.
- Jed Sherwin G. UyDirector, Office of Cybercrime, Department of Justice, Philippines
Jed Sherwin G. UyDirector, Office of Cybercrime, Department of Justice, Philippines
Jed Sherwin G. UY, is Director, Office of Cybercrime, Department of Justice, Philippines. He was the Country Representative to Abu Dhabi, UAE for the We Protect Online Child Abuse Summit 2015; Country Representative to the Council of Europe (COE) Cybercrime Convention Committee (T-CY); Country Coordinator for the COE Global Action on Cybercrime (GLACY) Project and Member of the Philippine delegation to the Cybercrime Department of Turkish National Police, 2015. He is head of Philippine delegation to Mauritius in the drafting of the COE International Standard Operating Procedures on Digital Forensics. Head of Philippine delegation to Sri Lanka on “Assessing the threat of Cybercrime” in 2015. He is a guest lecturer for cybercrime and electronic evidence trainings and seminars at Philippine Judicial Academy (PHILJA).
- Jesse GoldhammerAssociate Dean of Business Development and Strategy, UC Berkeley’s School of Information
Jesse GoldhammerAssociate Dean of Business Development and Strategy, UC Berkeley’s School of Information
Jesse Goldhammer is Associate Dean of Business Development and Strategy at UC Berkeley’s School of Information, where he fosters cross-campus collaborations and external partnerships to expand the impact of the School’s programs, including a new online master’s degree in cybersecurity and the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity. Prior to working at UC Berkeley, Jesse was a principal at Deloitte, where he helped governments and corporations to build comprehensive strategies and develop cutting-edge cybersecurity capabilities. Jesse is a published expert in scenario planning and a specialist in the dynamics of illicit networks. He holds a PhD in political science from UC Berkeley.
- Jimmy RezarBoi Founder and Director, MustardSeed, Myanmar
Jimmy RezarBoiFounder and Director, MustardSeed, Myanmar
Jimmy RezarBoi is the Founder and Director of MustardSeed Myanmar, an alumni of International Visitor Leadership Program (US), executive committee of Myanmar United States Friendship Association (MUSFA), and board of directors of Chin Agency. He is Secretary-2 of Chin League for Democracy. MustardSeed Myanmar (MSMM) is working for civic and political engagement, development and education in communities of indigenous and ethnic minorities in Myanmar. MSMM gives digital security trainings for political and community activists, civil and human rights defenders, and ICT awareness for land issues in local community.
- Jiten JainIndian Infosec Consortium
Jiten JainIndian Infosec Consortium
Jiten Jain is the CEO and Co-Founder of The Hackers Conference and is currently heading Indian Infosec Consortium, an independent non-profit consortium of leading ethical hackers, cyber experts and cyber security communities in India. Jiten is a cyber security researcher, speaker and has a specialisation in geopolitical intelligence analysis and mapping them to cyber security and cyber conflicts. His research focus includes mobile devices security and cyber security in South Asian countries.
- Joanna ŚwiątkowskaProgramme Director, European Cybersecurity Forum
Joanna ŚwiątkowskaProgramme Director, European Cybersecurity Forum
Dr. Joanna Świątkowska is the Programme Director of the European Cybersecurity Forum and the Chief Editor of the European Cybersecurity Journal. She is a Senior Research Fellow of the Kosciuszko Institute. She is a member of the Advisory Group for Cybersecurity of the Republic of Poland working within the Polish Presidential National Bureau of Security. Joanna Świątkowska is the author of numerous articles, reports and analyses concerning cyber security. She often speaks at national and international conferences and seminars on a wide range of cyber security topics. In 2016 she took part in the U.S. Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program on Cybersecurity and Government Interoperability.
- John C. MalleryResearch Scientist, MIT Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
John C. MalleryResearch Scientist, MIT Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
John C. Mallery has been at the MIT Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory since 1980 and is a frequent speaker on cyber topics in the United States, Europe, India, and China. His recent research involves cyber impacts on world order, national cyber strategies, cyber norms and CBMs, architectures for international cyber sharing, and technical strategies for cyber defence. In 2016, he organized a track 1.5 conference with key allies on political-military cyber norms. In 2015, he co-organized a G7 track 1.5 conference on intellectual property protection in Paris. In 2008, he initiated an early research program in cyber policy at MIT and Harvard with Minerva funding. During the 2008 Presidential campaign, he served on Obama's cyber policy team and helped craft his July 16, 2008 cyber platform.
- Kaja CiglicSenior Cybersecurity Strategist, Microsoft
Kaja CiglicSenior Cybersecurity Strategist, Microsoft
Kaja Ciglic is a Senior Cybersecurity Strategist, Government Security Policy and Strategy Team at Microsoft.Ms.Ciglic focuses on driving strategic change, both within Microsoft and externally, to advance cyber security and resiliency. She leverages her experience to address complex global challenges related to critical infrastructure protection across a wide range of topics, including strategic and operational risk management, information sharing, incident response and software security and integrity. Before joining Microsoft,Ms.Ciglic led the APCO Worldwide’s technology practice in Seattle and also worked as a Director in APCO Worldwide’s Brussels office, focusing on pan-European campaigns, addressing regulatory and antitrust challenges. Ms.Ciglic holds a Bachelor of Science in International Relations and History, and an MA in European politics, from the London School of Economics.
- Karsten GeierHead of the Cyber Policy Coordination Staff in Germany’s Federal Foreign Office
Karsten GeierHead of the Cyber Policy Coordination Staff in Germany’s Federal Foreign Office
KarstenGeier heads Cyber Policy Coordination Staff in Germany’s Federal Foreign Office. He has served in South-Eastern Europe, Brussels (Germany’s Representation to the EU) and Washington, D.C. (including as exchange officer in the U.S. DoS). Karsten was Germany’s member of the 2014/2015 UN GGE on Developments in the Field of Information and Telecommunications in the Context of International Security and has been elected chair of the 2016/2017 Group. He represents his country in the OSCE’s Informal Working Group on the Risk of Conflict Stemming for the Use of Information and Communication Technologies. Karsten has also taught modules or given presentations at Germany’s Federal Academy for Security Policy, the Foreign Service Academy, the Führungsakademie der Bundeswehr (German Armed Forces’ Leadership College), the European Security and Defence College, the George C. Marshall Center and other educational institutions.
- Karuna Devi Gunesh-BalagheeParliamentary Counsel, Attorney General’s Office
Karuna Devi Gunesh-BalagheeParliamentary Counsel, Attorney General’s Office
Karuna Devi Gunesh-Balaghee is a Parliamentary Counsel at the Attorney General’s Office, Mauritius. She joined the Attorney General’s Office in 1995 and held the posts of Temporary State Counsel, State Counsel, Senior State Counsel, Principal State Counsel, Asst. Parliamentary Counsel and Asst. Solicitor General, respectively. She acted as legal adviser to different government Ministries and parastatal bodies. In particular, since 2006, she been the principal legal adviser to the Mauritius Revenue Authority. In May 2016, she was appointed as the first representative of an African country to the Bureau of the Cybercrime Convention Committee of the Council of Europe. She has LLB (Hons) - University of Mauritius (1992), LLM (Tax) - University of Sydney Australia (1997) and Post Graduate Certificate in Legislative Drafting - Ghana Law School in conjunction with the Commonwealth Secretariat (2010).
- Karuna NundyAdvocate, Supreme Court of India
Karuna NundyAdvocate, Supreme Court of India
Karuna Nundy is an advocate in the Supreme Court of India, she specialises in commercial dispute resolution, human rights litigation, intellectual property, privacy and free speech. She also advises United Nations agencies and governments of various countries to help their legal systems conform to international and constitutional legal standards. Ms.Nundy is a Global Expert on Freedom of Expression at Columbia University and is widely recognized as an expert on media law. She graduated in Economics, St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi, and has BA, MA (Law), University of Cambridge; and LLM, Columbia University School of Law.
- Kelly KY KimLegal Counsel, Open Net Korea
Kelly KY KimLegal Counsel, Open Net Korea
Kelly Kim is Legal Counsel of Open Net Korea, a nonprofit, civil society organization founded in 2013 to defend and promote Internet freedom and digital rights in South Korea. She focuses on issues regarding censorship, privacy and mass-surveillance, intermediary liability, and Internet governance. Prior to joining Open Net, she worked for the Ministry of Justice as a Deputy Director at the International Legal Affairs Division, and was involved in international trade agreement negotiations in the areas of intellectual property rights.
- Kerstin VignardChief of Operations and Deputy to the Director, United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research
Kerstin VignardChief of Operations and Deputy to the Director, United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research
Kerstin Vignard is the Deputy Director and Chief of Operations at the UN Institute for Disarmament Research, where she has worked since 1996. In addition to her institutional responsibilities, Kerstin leads the Institute’s work on the weaponisation of increasingly autonomous technologies and has served as consultant to several UN Groups of Governmental Experts on topics as varied as cyber warfare, disarmament education, and the relationship between disarmament and development. In 1999 she founded Disarmament Forum, the sole United Nations journal dedicated to arms control, disarmament and security issues, and served as its Editor in Chief for over a decade.
- Kyung Sin PARKProfessor, Korea University Law School
Kyung Sin PARKProfessor, Korea University Law School
Kyung Sin PARK a.k.a. “K.S.”, Professor, Korea University Law School. He is one of the founders and the current Executive Director of Open Net Korea, formerly one of the nine commissioners of Korea Communications Standards Commission, and Executive Director of the PSPD Law Center. He has written academically and been active in internet, free speech, privacy, defamation, copyright, etc., through organizing and expert-testifying in major free speech and privacy lawsuits and legislative advocacy. K.S. Park also was a key drafting partner in the Principles of Application of International Law on Communication Surveillance and International Principles on Intermediary Liability. In 2008, he also founded the Clinical Legal Education Center of Korea University School of Law and under CLEC’s auspices, founded both www.internetlawclinic.org, an online platform for free online counseling in 2011 and www.transparency.or.kr, a national transparency reporting project on both surveillance and censorship of the Korean government in 2014.
- Lang PingSenior Research Fellow, Institute of World Economics and Politics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Lang PingSenior Research Fellow, Institute of World Economics and Politics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Dr. Lang Ping is a Senior Research Fellow at Institute of World Economics and Politics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. She obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Literature from Tianjin University in 1993, Master’s (1999) and Ph.D. (2014) in International Relations from China University of International Relations and the Graduate School of CASS respectively. Her main academic interests include Internet Governance and Cyber diplomacy.
- Latha Reddy Distinguished Fellow, Observer Research Foundation
Latha ReddyDistinguished Fellow, Observer Research Foundation
Latha Reddy served in the Indian Foreign Service from 1975 to 2011. During her diplomatic career she served in Lisbon, Washington DC, Kathmandu, Brasilia, Durban, Vienna and Bangkok. She served as Ambassador of India to Portugal (2004-2006) and to Thailand (2007-2009). She was Secretary (East) in the Ministry of External Affairs in Delhi (2010-2011) with overall charge of India's bilateral and regional relations with Asia. She was then appointed as India's Deputy National Security Advisor in the Prime Minister's Office from 2011-2013.Ms. Reddy has extensive experience in foreign policy, and in bilateral, regional and multilateral negotiations. In addition, she has expertise on security and strategic issues, and has worked on strategic technology policies, particularly on cyber issues relating to cyber security policy, international cyber cooperation and internet governance. Ms. Reddy is currently involved with several organisations and think tanks, both globally and in India.
- Mahima KaulHead, Public Policy, Twitter India
Mahima KaulHead, Public Policy, Twitter India
MahimaKaul heads Public Policy for Twitter India. Her role includes managing the #TwitterForGood program in India, and also the recently launched #PositionOfStrength program. Previously she headed the Cyber and Media Initiative at the Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi. In that role she ran India's biggest internet policy platform: CyFy: The India Conference on Cyber Security and Cyber Governance. She has written extensively on internet policy issues for publications both within and outside India. She was selected the International Visitors Leadership Programme on Cyber Security and Internet Governance by the US State Department in 2014. She also spoke at the Stockholm Internet Forum, 2014 on data and privacy.
- Malkah NobigrotHarvard Law School attorney, political analyst, Television and Radio producer and presenter.
Malkah NobigrotHarvard Law School attorney, political analyst, Television and Radio producer and presenter.
Ms. Nobigrot has worked as an advisor on legal affairs, governance, PR and communication for the President of the Inter-American Development Bank in its HQ in Washington, D.C., for the Bank’s Special Representative in Europe in the Paris Office and as an Operation’s Specialist on State Reforms with various Latin American countries. She has equally held a myriad of positions in the Mexican government, working in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Labor, the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit, the Federal Electricity Commission, and clerked for the Mexican Supreme Court’s Chief Justice, Hon. Mariano Azuela. She is currently a political analyst, producer and presenter of various Television and Radio programs in Mexico.
- Marc SaxerResident Representative, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, India
Marc SaxerResident Representative, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, India
Marc Saxer is a analyst, strategist and publicist, currently seeving as Resident Representative of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung India office. The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung has actively supported social democracy and sustainable development in India since 1981. As the coordinator of the Asia Europe Economy of Tomorrow project, Marc has delivered keynote addresses and hosted conferences in most emerging economies of Asia. His analyses have been covered by major broadcast and print media around the world. Marc's publications have been translated into ten languages.
- Mario ViolaInstituto de Tecnologia e Sociedade, Brazil
Mario ViolaInstituto de Tecnologia e Sociedade, Brazil
Mario Viola is the research coordinator on law & technology of the Institute for Technology and Society of Rio de Janeiro. Mario holds a PhD in Law from the European University Institute and an LLM from Rio de Janeiro University. He is also an associate professor at the Brazilian Institute of Capital Markets.
- Maulana Wahiduddin KhanIslamic scholar and peace activist
Maulana Wahiduddin KhanIslamic scholar and peace activist
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan is an eminent Islamic scholar, philosopher and teacher. He works to interpret and redefine an Islam relevant to contemporary times and is a keen proponent of the ideology of peace. His writings and teachings on Islam, prophetic wisdom, spirituality and peaceful co-existence have been translated and used in universities across the world. In a recent book, The 500 Most Influential Muslims of 2009, published by Georgetown University, the Maulana has been named as “Islam’s Spiritual Ambassador to the World”. Maulana Wahiduddin Khan has conferred with several national and international awards, Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award; the Demiurgus Peace International Award; the Sayyidina Imam al-Hassan Ibn Ali Peace Award, presented by the Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies; and the Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by the Islamic Society of North America.
- Maya MirchandaniForeign Affairs Editor, NDTV
Maya MirchandaniForeign Affairs Editor, NDTV
Maya Mirchandani is Senior Editor, Foreign Affairs, and Senior Anchor at NDTV, India's foremost private news network. She has been reporting for television since 1994, making her amongst the first generation of broadcast journalists in the country. She has received a B.A in History (Delhi Univ), and Post Graduate Diplomas in Mass Communications (Sofia Polytechnic) and World Politics (LSE).
- Nazneen SultanaManaging Director and the Chief Executive Officer of Grameen Communications
Nazneen SultanaManaging Director and the Chief Executive Officer of Grameen Communications
Ms.Nazneen Sultana, serving as the Managing Director and the Chief Executive Officer of Grameen Communications since its inception in 1997. At Grameen Communications, she led various projects for reaching ICT to the remote villages, development of world’s first & complete micro banking software that’s been being used by more than 80 MFIs including Grameen Bank (GB). Having completed BS and MS in Applied Mathematics from University of Chittagong, Bangladesh, she started her career at GB and established ICT wing of the Bank. She has 21 years in IT field for more than 21 years, she’s been serving as Director of different IT companies including Accenture Bangladesh. Moreover, she serves as executive member of NGOs that deal with gender issues, affordable healthcare for poor, women empowerment and ICT for development. Nowadays, with the guidance of Professor Muhammad Yunus, she is leading development of software for Social Business Monitoring System and a web portal named ‘Social Business Pedia’-a global web encyclopedia for social business resources.
- Paula KiftDoctoral Student, Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University (NYU)
Paula KiftDoctoral Student, Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University (NYU)
Paula Kift is a doctoral student, Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University and a Fellow at NYU's Information Law Institute and the Center on Law and Security’s Cyber Scholars Program. She is interested in issues surrounding privacy, surveillance and cyber security. Paula earned a BA summa cum laude from Princeton University in 2012, where she studied French, Near Eastern Studies and European Cultural Studies. During her undergraduate studies, she completed exchange semesters at the universities of Barcelona and Paris. She has a MA in public policy from the Hertie School of Governance, Berlin. Previously she worked as a research assistant at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society and at the Global Public Policy Institute, Berlin. She is a member of the GPPi
- Pedro SilvaSecretary, Division of Information Society, Ministry of External Relations, Brazil
Pedro SilvaSecretary, Division of Information Society, Ministry of External Relations, Brazil
Secretary Pedro Ivo Silva is a career diplomat and works in the Division of Information Society of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil. Pedro has performed key roles in several Internet Governance processes, including NETmundial, IANA stewardship transition and IGF 2015. He is currently one of the 5 governmental representatives in ICANN’s accountability enhancement working group and one of the 12 members of the Latin American and Caribbean IGF Program Committee. Pedro holds a Bs.C. in Electrical Engineering (2000) and in Philosophy (2009) and a M.Sc. in German Contemporary Philosophy (2013).
- Philipp MetzegerDirector General, Swiss Federal Office of Communications
Philipp MetzegerDirector General, Swiss Federal Office of Communications
Philipp Metzger is Director General of the Swiss Federal Office of Communications. Prior to that, he was Deputy to the Director of the Telecommunications Development Bureau at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Geneva. He had held previous positions at OFCOM, including Vice-Director and Head of the Telecom Services Division from 2007 and Deputy DG from 2012. After passing his bar exam Bern in 1992, he began his career in major commercial lawfirms in Geneva and London. From 1996 to 2001, he was a Legal and subsequently Senior Legal Officer at the EFTA in Brussels and Geneva, mostly dealing with European Economic Area matters. He also served as a Senior Corporate Counsel of a US multinational IT corporation company in Amsterdam and rejoined EFTA in 2002 as the Director of the Trade Relations Division which assists the EFTA States in their free trade negotiations with partner countries worldwide. Philipp Metzger holds a Master of Arts in European Studies degree from the College of Europe (Bruges/Warsaw).
- Rajat KathuriaDirector and Chief Executive, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER)
Rajat KathuriaDirector and Chief Executive, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER)
Rajat Kathuria is Director and Chief Executive at ICRIER, New Delhi. He has over 20 years experience in teaching and 10 years experience in economic policy. He worked with Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (1998-2006) and gained hands on experience with telecom regulation in an environment changing rapidly towards competition. He has taught undergraduate economics at the University of Maryland and is currently on leave from the International Management Institute, New Delhi. He has worked with the World Bank, Washington DC as a Consultant and carried out project assignments for a number of organizations, including ILO, UNCTAD, LirneAsia, Ernst and Young, Consultancy Development Centre and Standing Committee for Public Enterprises. He is founder member of Broadband Society for Universal Access and served on the board of Delhi Management Association. He graduated in Economics, St. Stephens College, an MA, Delhi School of Economics and a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland.
- Ravi Shankar PrasadIndian Minister of Electronics & Information Technology
Ravi Shankar PrasadIndian Minister of Electronics & Information Technology
Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad is the Union Cabinet Minister for Law & Justice and Minister of Electronics & Information Technology in the Government of India. He is an eminent Lawyer and a Senior Advocate in the Supreme Court of India. He has been a Member of Parliament since the year 2000 and has been the member of important Parliamentary Committees in the Parliament like Finance, Communication & IT, Petroleum& Chemicals. Since his appointment as the Cabinet Minister for Communications and Information Technology on 26th May, 2014, he has been spearheading the task of reviving India’s telecom sector. He is also actively leading the task of developing India into a global electronics manufacturing hub.
- Richard AllanVice President, Public Policy (EMEA), Facebook
Richard AllanVice President, Public Policy (EMEA), Facebook
Richard Allan joined Facebook in June 2009 to lead the company’s public policy work in Europe, Middle East and Africa. He also oversees the work of the Global Policy Development team at Facebook. Richard works on a broad portfolio of issues including privacy, online child safety, freedom of expression, e-commerce regulation, internet governance, security and public sector uses of social media. Prior to joining Facebook, Richard was European Government Affairs Director for Cisco and had been an academic visitor at the Oxford Internet Institute. Formerly, Richard was also Chair of the UK Cabinet Office’s Power of Information Task Force working on improving the use of government data. Richard was an elected Member of the UK Parliament between 1997 and 2005, and was appointed to the House of Lords in 2010.
- Robert SilversAssistant Secretary, Cyber Policy, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Robert SilversAssistant Secretary, Cyber Policy, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Robert Silvers serves as the Assistant Secretary for Cyber Policy at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He oversees the development of Department-wide cyber policies and strategies. His responsibilities include the Department's engagement on cyber defense with the private sector, its response during significant cyber incidents, and its pursuit of law enforcement cyber investigations. From 2014-2016, Mr. Silvers served as Deputy Chief of Staff at DHS, where he oversaw all policy development, operational implementation and budget issues. Prior to that role, he served as the Senior Counselor to the Deputy Secretary of DHS. Mr. Silvers was a Dean’s Scholar and holds a J.D. from New York University Law School, and a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, graduating summa cum laude and as valedictorian of the International Relations program.
- Rohit ChopraAssociate Professor of Communication, Santa Clara University
Rohit ChopraAssociate Professor of Communication, Santa Clara University
Rohit Chopra is Associate Professor of Communication at Santa Clara University. His research centers on global media, the Internet, and cultural identity. Rohit is the author of Technology and Nationalism in India: Cultural Negotiations from Colonialism to Cyberspace (Cambria 2008), numerous journal articles and book chapters, and co-editor of Global Media, Culture and Identity (Routledge 2011). His current research projects engage with the relationship between media, memory, and violence. Rohit also writes extensively on media, culture, and politics for a range of publications, including Outlook, Scroll, BBC India, The Wire, and LiveMint.
- Roxana RaduProgram Manager, Geneva Internet Platform
Roxana RaduProgram Manager, Geneva Internet Platform
Roxana Radu is Program Manager at the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP) and Internet Governance Associate at DiploFoundation. The GIP fulfils the mission of a platform for discussion, a capacity building centre and an observatory covering digital policies at the global and regional levels. Roxana received a PhD in International Relations/Political Science from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (Switzerland) and an MA in Political Science from the Central European University (Hungary). Her research and publications focus on international governance and global internet policy-making.
- Rutger van MarissingSenior Policy Officer, Security Policy Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kingdom of the Netherlands
Rutger van MarissingSenior Policy Officer, Security Policy Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kingdom of the Netherlands
Rutger van Marissing is a Senior Policy Officer at the Security Policy Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. He works on issues of international security in the cyber domain and was closely involved with the organization of the Global Conference on Cyberspace 2015 in The Hague. He holds an MA in War Studies from King’s College London and an MSc in Contemporary Asian Studies from the University of Amsterdam.
- Sally CostertonSenior Advisor to the President and Senior Vice President, Global Stakeholder Engagement, ICANN
Sally CostertonSenior Advisor to the President and Senior Vice President, Global Stakeholder Engagement, ICANN
Sally Costerton spearheads ICANN’s strategic global engagement, which is critical to ICANN’s mission to preserving a Multistakeholder model for an open, singular and secure Internet. With a wealth of experience in complex international Multistakeholder environments, Sally and her team cover the globe to engage all stakeholders in the internet ecosystem. Before joining ICANN, she led one of Europe’s largest public relations firms, Hill & Knowlton, for over six year as EMEA CEO. In her career, Sally has worked with diverse international companies and Senior Leaders for the past twenty years to maximize their resources and build strong relationships with their stakeholders. As one of Europe’s leading communications experts she has been the Chairman and Board member of the PRCA (Public Relations Consultants Association) since 2006.
- Samir JainCybersecurity Policy, National Security Council, White House
Samir JainCybersecurity Policy, National Security Council, White House
Samir Jain is Senior Director for Cybersecurity Policy at the National Security Council, White House. He leads the team responsible for international engagement, cyber operations, intelligence-related issues, law enforcement matters and the government-wide process for responding to cyber threats and vulnerabilities. Samir previously served as Associate Deputy Attorney General at the DoJ, where he was the principal advisor to the Deputy Attorney General and other department leadership on cyber security and telecommunications issues. Earlier, Samir was a Partner in the Communications; Privacy and Internet Law; and Defense and National Security practice groups at Wilmer Hale, where his practice involved litigation, regulatory work, and counseling on a wide range of cutting-edge privacy and data security, national security, communications, and cyber issues. Samir holds a B.S. in Symbolic Systems (Artificial Intelligence) from Stanford University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.
- Sanjay BahlDirector-General, Computer Emergency Response Team-India
Sanjay BahlDirector-General, Computer Emergency Response Team-India
Dr Sanjay Bahl is the Director General of the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In). He is an adjunct faculty with IIIT Delhi. He has been providing consultancy in the area of governance, risk, compliance, security, privacy, forensics, investigation and fraud management to some national level projects in India. Prior to CERT-In, he was the Chief Security Officer for Microsoft Corporation (India) Pvt Ltd., where he was responsible for interaction with the Government, academia, key strategic accounts and the Chief x Officer community with respect to Microsoft's security strategy and helping in the public policy direction.
- Santosh JhaJoint Secretary, MEA, Policy Planning, Research and Global Cyber Issues
Santosh JhaJoint Secretary, MEA, Policy Planning, Research and Global Cyber Issues
Mr. Santosh Jha is the Joint Secretary responsible for Policy Planning and Research; and Global Cyber Issues in the Ministry of External Affairs India. Mr.Jha has worked in the past in the Americas division and was closely involved in the making of India-US nuclear deal. During this period, he was involved with India-US nuclear negotiations and also handled issues pertaining to Space, Defence, and High Technology cooperation with the USA. He graduated from Delhi University in 1988 with History as his main subject. He also has a Masters Degree in Medieval Indian History from Delhi University. Mr.Jha joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1993.
- Sean Kanuckformer National Intelligence Officer for Cyber Issues, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, USA
Sean Kanuckformer National Intelligence Officer for Cyber Issues, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, USA
Sean Kanuck is a professional attorney and strategic consultant affiliated with Stanford University's Center for International Security and Cooperation. As a globally recognized cyber expert, he advises governments, corporations, law firms, and entrepreneurs on the nexus between technology, law, and security. Sean led cyber analysis for the United States as its first National Intelligence Officer for Cyber Issues from 2011 to 2016. He previously served 11 years in the CIA Information Operations Center, including both analytic and field assignments, as an Intelligence Fellow with the Directorates for Cybersecurity and Combating Terrorism at the White House, and as a member of the US delegation to the UN Group of Governmental Experts on international information security. He is a graduate of Harvard (A.B., J.D.), the London School of Economics (M.Sc.), and the University of Oslo (LL.M.).
- Seda GürsesPostdoctoral Research Associate at CITP, Princeton University
Seda GürsesPostdoctoral Research Associate at CITP, Princeton University
SedaGürses is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at CITP, Princeton University and an FWO fellow at COSIC, University of Leuven in Belgium. She works on privacy and requirements engineering, privacy enhancing technologies, cybersecurity and surveillance. Previously she was a post-doctoral fellow at the Media, Culture and Communications Department at NYU Steinhardt and at the Information Law Institute at NYU Law School. She completed her PhD in Computer Science at the University of Leuven, where she was also a member of the Privacy and Identity Management Group at COSIC in the Department of Electrical Engineering.
- Shaarik H. ZafarSpecial Representative to Muslim Communities, U.S. Department of State
Shaarik H. ZafarSpecial Representative to Muslim Communities, U.S. Department of State
Shaarik H. Zafar is the Special Representative to Muslim Communities at the U.S. DoS. He is responsible for driving Secretary Kerry’s engagement with Muslim communities around the world on issues of mutual interest, in support of shared goals, and to advance of U.S. foreign policy. Shaarik served as the Deputy Chief of the Homeland, Cyber, and Countering Violent Extremism Group at the National Counterterrorism Center. Prior to that he served as Director for Global Engagement at the White House National Security Council. At the NSC, Shaarik led the development of the first ever national strategy that addresses violent extremism in the United States, which President Obama signed in August 2011. Shaarik graduated in Plan II Honors Program at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Texas, School of Law.
- Shweta Rajpal KohliJournalist & Anchor
Shweta Rajpal KohliJournalist & Anchor
ShwetaRajpalKohli, formerly was NDTV's Economic Affairs Editor. She has won the RamnathGoenka Excellence in Journalism award for the Business Journalist of the Year in 2010. In a short span of 13 years, her name has become synonymous with excellence in business reporting. Before her debut in the electronic media, she had eventful stints with esteemed publications like Indian Express, Times of India, Business Standard and Hindustan Times.As the Economic Affairs Editor of NDTV 24x7, she was responsible for all economic, policy and business coverage of the channel.Her weekly shows 'Ride the Recession', 'Road to Recovery' and 'The Game Changers' are one of the most watched television programs.
- Solange GhernaoutiSwiss Cybersecurity Advisory and Research Group - University of Lausanne
Solange GhernaoutiSwiss Cybersecurity Advisory and Research Group - University of Lausanne
Prof.SolangeGhernaouti is director of the Swiss Cybersecurity Advisory and Research Group - University of Lausanne. She helds a PhD in Computer Science (Paris University), is former auditor of the French Institute of Advanced Studies in National Defence, Associate Fellow at the Geneva Center for Security Policy, member of the UNESCO Swiss Commission of the Swiss Academy of Technical Sciences. She has authored more than 300 publications and thirty books including “Cyberpower: Crime, Conflict and Security in Cyberspace” (EPFL press 2013). She is Chevalier de la Légiond’Honneur and has been recognised by the Swiss press as one of the outstanding women in professional and academic circles.
- Sunil AbrahamExecutive Director, Centre for Internet and Society (CIS), Bangalore/New Delhi
Sunil AbrahamExecutive Director, Centre for Internet and Society (CIS), Bangalore/New Delhi
Sunil (an Ashoka Fellow) is the executive director of the Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore/Delhi, a policy and academic research organisation that focuses on accessibility, access to knowledge, internet governance and telecommunications. He is also the founder and director of Mahiti, a 17 year old social enterprise that aims to reduce the cost and complexity of ICTs for the voluntary sector by using free software. Starting 2004, for 3 years, Sunil also managed the International Open Source Network, a project of UNDP's APDIP. Sunil currently serves on the advisory boards of Open Society Foundations – Information Programme, Mahiti and Samvada.
- Syed Munir KhasruChairman, Institute for Policy, Advocacy and Governance, Bangladesh
Syed Munir KhasruChairman, Institute for Policy, Advocacy and Governance, Bangladesh
Prof. Syed Munir Khasru did his MBA from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, US. He leads a international think tank, the Institute for Policy, Advocacy, and Governance. Prof. Khasru has delivered lectures, made presentations, and moderated sessions on economy & trade, international relations & strategic affairs, governance & management. He is a Professor at the Institute of Business Administration, University of Dhaka, the leading business school of Bangladesh. Prof. Khasru specializes & speaks on bilateral & multilateral intelligence cooperation, international crime & terrorism, cyber & non-conventional security. He has been invited to speak in the 7th Xiangshan Forum on Oct 10-12, 2016 which is China’s highest international dialogue platform for strategic and security cooperation. Prof. Khasru has trained security, intelligence, & defense officials from South Asia on “The Importance of Cross Country Cooperation among Intelligence Agencies for Combatting International Crime”. He has delivered lectures in the Defence Staff College, Police Staff College, Command & Staff Training Institute of Bangladesh Air Force, and Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre.
- Tarek KamelAdvisor, President and CEO, ICANN
Tarek KamelAdvisor, President and CEO, ICANN
In August 2012 ICANN appointed TarekKamel to serve as a Senior Advisor to its President. Prior to joining ICANN, he was a board member of the National Telecom Regulatory Authority of Egypt. Kamel served as the Minister of Communication and Information Technology from July 2004 to February 2011, where he was responsible for the reform of the ICT sector and the development of telecom services and the Internet industry in Egypt. Tarek served as a member of the Internet Society Board of Trustees in Virginia and as Vice President for Chapters from 1999 – 2002. He is a founding member and a previous board member of AfriNIC. In recognition of his leadership in the ICT sector, the South African Ministry of Communications named him, in 2005, "Top Minister in Africa with an ICT Portfolio."
- Tran D. HoangPartner, EZLAW
Tran D. HoangPartner, EZLAW
Tran D. Hoang specializes in negotiation, company formation and restructuring, commercial law, and international business law. He is a founder of the EZLAW Firm and has devoted his legal career to the growth of the business environment in Vietnam. He helped the startup community in Vietnam draft and file a petition to the National Assembly Chairwoman and the Prime Minister of Vietnam calling for the scrapping of Article 292 under Penal Code 2015. Tran D. Hoang has written articles and presented at many workshops and conferences on the TPP Agreement. He is also a startup-founder of the first platform that enables people in Vietnam to make and sign their own legally-binding agreements online, and of the first website in Vietnam that delivers legal knowledge and news through infographics.
- Uri RosenthalSpecial Envoy for Cyberspace, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands
Uri RosenthalSpecial Envoy for Cyberspace, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands
Dr. Uri Rosenthal is a Dutch politician of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy. He served as Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Government RutteI from 2010 until 2012. He previously served as a Member of the Senate from 1999 until 2010 and the Parliamentary leader in the Senate from 2005 until 2010. Dr. Rosenthal obtained a MA in Political Science, University of Amsterdam and Ph.D. in Social Sciences, Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR). He was a professor of Political Science and Public Administration, EUR and also as professor of Public Administration, Leiden University. Dr. Rosenthal is one of the founders and former chairmen of the COT Institute for Safety, Security and Crisis Management in The Hague. Dr. Rosenthal is chairman of the Policy Advisory Council on Science and Technology and the chairman of the Supervisory Council for Veterans Care. He currently serves as the Special Envoy of International Cyber Policies for the Netherlands and also served as Special Envoy of the Netherlands for the Global Conference on Cyberspace in 2015.
- Vinod G KhandareAVSM, SM, Director General, Defence Intelligence Agency
Vinod G KhandareAVSM, SM, Director General, Defence Intelligence Agency
Lt. Gen. V.G. Khandare is the Director General of the Defence Intelligence Agency & Deputy Chief of the Integrated Defence Staff (Intelligence). He has been working at the highest level for safeguarding national interests in terms of Intelligence acquisition and crystal ball gazing of the World Order & Regional Balance of Power. His assessments on Security related issues are the decision support system for the authorities at National level. For his sustained hard work and meritorious service the General has been decorated with AtiVishishtSeva Medal in 2014. He has commanded an Infantry Division in North Kashmir along the Line of Control. He has also served as the Additional Military Secretary in Army Headquarters and also officiated as Military Secretary.
- Waruna Sri DhanapalaSenior Assistant Secretary (ICT for Development), Ministry of Telecommunication & Digital Infrastructure, Sri Lanka
Waruna Sri DhanapalaSenior Assistant Secretary (ICT for Development), Ministry of Telecommunication & Digital Infrastructure, Sri Lanka
Mr.Waruna Sri Dhanapala is an officer of Sri Lanka Administrative Service since 2000 and currently serving as the Senior Assistant Secretary (ICT for Development) in the Ministry of Telecommunication & Digital Infrastructure. He served in several national steering committees including the National Broadband Committee and the Steering Committee of the Knowledge Hub Initiative, and currently coordinates a range of national projects on digitization of economy. He also served as the Minister Counsellor at the Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations in New York during 2012-2014. Mr Dhanapala holds Masters Degree in International Development Studies from the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies of Japan and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology and Computer Science and Masters in Public Administration from two Sri Lankan National Universities.
- Yu-ChuangManaging Director APAC, Netflix
Yu-ChuangManaging Director APAC, Netflix
Kuek Yu-Chuang is Netflix’s Managing Director for Asia Pacific. Prior to Netflix, Kuek was vice president and managing director for ICANN Asia Pacific. Before joining ICANN, Kuek served as a Senior Director for Yahoo! Inc., where he led the company’s public policy efforts in the Asia Pacific and Latin American regions. Kuek had also held roles as diplomat, trade negotiator and policy-maker for the Singapore government. A Singapore native, Kuek pursued his undergraduate studies at Peking University. He later obtained post-graduate degrees from Harvard University and INSEAD.