Founder Data Justice Lab
Lina Dencik is Reader at Cardiff's School of Journalism, Media and Culture and Co-Founder/Director of the Data Justice Lab. Her research concerns the interplay between media developments and social and political change, with a particular focus on resistance and globalisation. Recently, she has moved into the areas of digital surveillance and the politics of data and worked on the ESRC-funded project Digital Citizenship and Surveillance Society and the project Managing Threats: Social Media Uses for Policing Domestic Extremism and Disorder funded by the Media Democracy Fund, Ford Foundation and Open Society Foundations. Lina has recently been awarded a Starting Grant from the European Research Council and is Principal Investigator on the project DATAJUSTICE. With the Data Justice Lab, she has also worked on two further projects, Data Scores as Governance funded by the Open Society Fondations and Data Policies funded by IDRC India (in collaboration with IT for Change), and is currently working on a new two-year project Towards Democratic Auditing funded by the Open Society Foundations.
Executive Director @ ICIT
Parham Eftekhari is the Executive Director of the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT), the nation's leading cybersecurity Think Tank. Combining 16 years of technology experience with a lifelong passion for leadership and community engagement, Parham is privileged to advise executives at some of the world's top public and private sector organizations, build strategic alliances, and create thought leadership programs focused on national security, cybersecurity, and digital transformation. He leads the development and execution of ICIT's content strategy, which includes its Fellows Program, research publications, and executive briefings, and regularly engages with the media on ICIT's behalf. During his career, Parham has contributed to over a dozen publications, developed curriculum for events that have educated thousands of professionals, and has delivered or organized dozens of briefings at institutions including TEDx, Congress, the World Bank, RSA, C-SPAN, and ICIT. Parham is a recipient of the 2017 (ISC)² Government Information Security Leadership Award - Most Valuable Industry Partner, a graduate from the University of Wisconsin Madison's School of Business.
Madeleine C. Elish
Research Lead @ Data & Society Research Institute
New York, USA
M.C. Elish is a cultural anthropologist whose work examines the social impacts of AI and automation on society. As Research Lead and co-founder of the AI on the Ground Initiative at Data & Society, she works to inform the ethical design, use, and governance of AI systems through the application of social science research and human-centered ethnographic perspectives. Her recent research has focused on how AI technologies affect understandings of equity, values and ethical norms and how professional work lives change in response. She has conducted field work across varied industries and communities, ranging from the Air Force, civilian drone regulation, and commercial aviation to precision agriculture and emergency clinical care. Her research has been published and cited in scholarly journals as well as publications including The New York Times, Slate, Vice, and USA Today. She holds a PhD in Anthropology from Columbia University and an S.M. in Comparative Media Studies from MIT.
Phd. Fellow @ Harvard University
Dipayan Ghosh is the Pozen Fellow at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, where he works on digital privacy, artificial intelligence, and civil rights. Ghosh previously worked on global privacy and public policy issues at Facebook, where he led strategic efforts to address privacy and security. Prior, Ghosh was a technology and economic policy advisor in the Obama White House. He served across the Office of Science & Technology Policy and the National Economic Council, where he worked on issues concerning big data’s impact on consumer privacy and the digital economy.
Philip Hausmeier received a degree in communication design from the HSD Düsseldorf in 2003 and a Master of Fine Art from the Slade School of Art London in 2005. Since 2007 he has been a lecturer for spatial design at the HSD Düsseldorf and since 2014 has been a visiting lecturer for VR at the BTK University Berlin. He started developing artworks for VR in 2013 and is also the founder and organizer of the Virtual Reality Berlin Meetup.
Professor @ University of Copenhagen
Fritz Henglein is Professor of Programming Languages and Systems at DIKU, the Department of Computer Science at the University of Copenhagen (UCPH) and Head of Research at Deon Digital AG, a start-up developing secure and scalable digital contract technology for both decentralized (blockchain, distributed ledger) and centralized systems.
His research contributions are in semantic, logical and algorithmic aspects of programming languages, functional programming, domain-specific languages, digital contracts, reporting and analytics, smart contracts and blockchain/distributed ledger systems
Founder, Chairman, CTO @ Alluxio
Haoyuan Li is founder and CEO of Alluxio Inc.(formerly Tachyon Nexus). Before founding the company, he was working on his Ph.D. at UC Berkeley AMPLab, where he co-created Alluxio, a memory-speed virtual distributed storage. Haoyuan is also a founding committer of Apache Spark. Before the AMPLab, he worked at Conviva and Google. Haoyuan has an MS from Cornell University and a BS from Peking University.
AI Researcher & Entrepreneur @ UWaterloo & SickKids
16 years old, Canadian, and striving to develop the future of technology. Shalev Lifshitz is one of the world’s youngest AI researchers and entrepreneurs who has spoken at various conferences inspiring many to explore and think about the future of AI as well as what questions we need to ask in order to be prepared for human-level artificial intelligence. Shalev Lifshitz is developing a neural network that aims to behave more like the human brain and is working to create solutions for some of Canada’s top hospitals such as using AI to expedite diagnostic and drug discovery processes and creating remote assistance systems for stay-at-home patients. His goal is to spark the next wave of human innovation and help humanity reach a new evolutionary step.
Chief Revenue Officer @ Molecula Corp.
Ganesh Padmanabhan is the Chief Revenue Officer and Co-Founder at Molecula Corp a Data virtualization company that makes Enterprise data AI-Ready. Previously, he was the Vice President of Global Business & Market Development at CognitiveScale, an Enterprise AI company that has multiple Fortune 500 clients.
He is passionate about bringing disruptive technologies to market and has established a track record of driving growth through corporate strategy, product and business development as well as marketing and sales for startups and Fortune 50 companies.
Researcher @ Max-Planck-Institut
Experienced Researcher with a demonstrated history of working in the scientific research in close collaboration with the industry. Skilled in Microfabrication, Microfluidics, Mechanical Engineering, Programming, Biomedical Devices, and Data Analysis. Strong research professional with a PhD focused in Microdevices and Biomedical Engineering from Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne.
Professor @ Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
Prof. Dr. Philipp Sandner is head of the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center (FSBC) at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. In 2018, he was ranked as one of the “Top 30” economists by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), a major newspaper in Germany. Further, he belongs to the “Top 40 under 40” – a ranking by the German business magazine Capital. The expertise of Prof. Sandner in particular includes blockchain technology, crypto assets, distributed ledger technology (DLT), Euro-on-Ledger, initial coin offerings (ICOs), security tokens (STOs), digital transformation and entrepreneurship.
Professor @ Monash University
Robert Sparrow is a professor in the philosophy program, a chief investigator in the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science, and an adjunct professor in the Centre for Human Bioethics at Monash University, where he works on ethical issues raised by new technologies. He is the author of some seventy-five refereed papers and book chapters on topics as diverse as the ethics of military robotics, aged-care robotics, just war theory, human enhancement, preimplantation genetic diagnosis, and nanotechnology. He is a co-chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Robot Ethics and was one of the founding members of the International Committee for Robot Arms Control.
Founder of BlockchainHub
Shermin is the director of the Research Institute for Crypto Economics at the Vienna University of Economics, and the founder of BlockchainHub in Berlin. She is the author of the book Token Economy. In the past, she was a curator of TheDAO, an advisor to Jolocom, Wunder and the Estonian E-residency program. She regularly speaks at conferences especially in the context of tokens, sustainability and social impact of future technologies. Shermin did her PhD in IT-Management at the Vienna University of Economics. Furthermore, she studied film and drama in Madrid. Her past work experience ranges from internet start-ups, IT consulting & filmmaking.
Research Associate @ Universität Hamburg
Pak-Hang Wong earned his M.Phil at the University of Hong Kong, and later moved to the Netherlands and completed his PhD at the Department of Philosophy, University of Twente. Afterwards he joined the University of Oxford as a Research Fellow on Climate Geoengineering Governance, and then as a Lecturer in Hang Seng Management College. In 2017, he joined the Research Group for Ethics in Information Technology at the Department of Informatics, Universität Hamburg as a PostDoc Research Associate. Pak's research focuses on philosophy of technology, ethics of information technology, engineering ethics and geoengineering in particular.
ALL YOU CAN MEET goes IFA
All You Can Meet
The IFA+ Summit brings together some of the world’s brightest minds. They all can be met off stage and in a relaxed atmosphere: At ALL YOU CAN MEET at the Marshall-House visionaries and visitors come together to exchange ideas over drinks and dinner.
The event is organized by the Berlin Music Commission, German Startups Association and Berlinale.
Entrance to the event is included in the IFA+ Summit ticket.
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