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Ms. Cecilia Alvarez

Ms. Cecilia Alvarez

Director of Privacy Policy Engagement, EMEA, Facebook

Cecilia Alvarez Rigaudias is the EMEA Privacy Policy Director at Facebook since March 2019. From 2015 to 2019, she served...

Mr. Nicholas Banasevic

Mr. Nicholas Banasevic

Head of Unit with responsibility for antitrust in the field of IT, the internet and consumer electronics, DG Competition

Nicholas Banasevic is Head of Unit in the Directorate-General for Competition of the European Commission responsible for antitrust cases in...

Dr. Veronica Barassi

Dr. Veronica Barassi

Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Media Comms & Cultural Studies, University of London

Dr Veronica Barassi is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Media, Communications and Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths University of London....

Mr. Emmet Browne

Mr. Emmet Browne

CEO, Nuritas

Emmet Browne holds more than 25 years of international experience within some of the world’s largest Life-Science companies. He has...

Mr. Richard Browne

Mr. Richard Browne

Principal Officer, Internet Policy, Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Ireland
Ms. Claire Bury

Ms. Claire Bury

Directorate-General Communications Networks, Content and Technology
Professor Brian Caulfield

Professor Brian Caulfield

Director, INSIGHT Centre for Data Analytics

Professor Brian Caulfield is a Director of the SFI INSIGHT Centre for Data Analytics (www.insight-centre.org), where he leads the Personal...

Ms. Meg Chang

Ms. Meg Chang

Public Policy Manager, Elections Facebook

Meg Chang is the EMEA elections manager for Facebook and recently led Facebook’s election integrity programme for the European elections....

Ms. Eline Chivot

Ms. Eline Chivot

Senior Policy Analyst, Centre for Data Innovation

Eline Chivot is a senior policy analyst at the Center for Data Innovation. Based in Brussels, she focuses on European...

Professor Theodore Christakis

Professor Theodore Christakis

Professor of Law, Université Grenoble Alpes, French National Digital Council

Theodore Christakis is Professor of International Law at the University Grenoble Alpes and a member of the Institut Universitaire de...

Ms. Kate Colleary

Ms. Kate Colleary

Country Leader Ireland Director Pembroke Privacy, IAPP

Kate is a director in data protection consulting firm, Pembroke Privacy. She is the Irish Country Leader for the International...

Ms. Alex Cooney

Ms. Alex Cooney

CEO, Cybersafe Ireland

Alex is an experienced programme manager from the not-for-profit sector. She has managed large teams of staff both in Ireland...

Professor Diane Coyle

Professor Diane Coyle

Co-Director, Bennett Institute for Public Policy, University of Cambridge

Diane is Bennett Professor of Public Policy at the University of Cambridge. She was previously Professor of Economics at the...

Mr. Gerry Cross

Mr. Gerry Cross

Director, Policy & Risk, Central Bank, Ireland

Gerry Cross was appointed as Director of Financial Regulation – Policy and Risk in May 2015. He leads the Central...

Mr. Martin Curley

Mr. Martin Curley

Director of Digital Transformation and Open Innovation, Ireland’s Health Service Executive
Mr. Christian D’Cunha

Mr. Christian D’Cunha

Head of the EDPS Cabinet, European Data Protection Supervisor 

Christian heads up the Private Office of the European Data Protection Supervisor, advising on EU legal and policy developments. He...

Ms. Eleanor Daly

Ms. Eleanor Daly

General Counsel, Fexco

Eleanor Daly is General Counsel with FEXCO Group, Ireland’s most successful multinational financial and business solutions provider with operations in...

Ms. Dee Dinneen

Ms. Dee Dinneen

Partnerships Manager, Kheiron Medical

Dee joined Kheiron in July 2018 to lead their partnership efforts in the NHS and Europe. Her work focuses on...

Dr. Edwina Dunne

Dr. Edwina Dunne

Business Director, Grandpad

Edwina has over 37 years national and international experience in health and social care services, across the public and private...

Mr. Quinn DuPont

Mr. Quinn DuPont

Assistant Professor School of Business, University College Dublin

Quinn DuPont is an Assistant Professor in the School of Business at University College Dublin. He has a PhD in...

Dr. Lucy Fallon-Byrne

Dr. Lucy Fallon-Byrne

Assistant Secretary Reform, Dept. Public Expenditure and Reform, Ireland

Dr Lucy Fallon – Byrne is an Assistant Secretary within the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform where she is...

Dr Martyn Farrows

Dr Martyn Farrows

COO, SoapBox Labs

Martyn is the COO of SoapBox Labs (www.soapboxlabs.com), the global leader in speech technology for children and has been a...

Ms. Una Fitzpatrick

Ms. Una Fitzpatrick

Director, Technology Ireland, IBEC

Una Fitzpatrick is a Dublin City University STEM graduate with a master’s in management from Smurfit Business School. She has...

Mr. John Frank

Mr. John Frank

Vice President, European Union Government Affairs, Microsoft

John Frank is Vice President for EU Government Affairs at Microsoft, leading a team of government affairs professionals across Europe...

Mr. Soren Gaard

Mr. Soren Gaard

Deputy Permanent Secretary Ministry of Industry Business and Financial Affairs Denmark

Søren Gaard is Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Danish Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs. Søren is responsible for...

Ms. Jen Gennai

Ms. Jen Gennai

Head of Responsible Innovation Global Affairs, Google

Jen Gennai leads Google’s Responsible Innovation team which is responsible for operationalizing Google’s AI Principles, ensuring that Google’s products have...

Ms. Isolde Goggin

Ms. Isolde Goggin

Chairperson, Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC)

Isolde Goggin is the Chairperson of the CCPC. Isolde was originally appointed a Member of the Competition Authority in July...

Mr. Lutz Güllner

Mr. Lutz Güllner

Head of Strategic Communications, European External Action Service

Lutz Güllner works in the European External Action Service where he is Head of Division for Strategic Communications (since October...

Mr. Paul Hofheinz

Mr. Paul Hofheinz

President and Co-Founder, Lisbon Council

Paul Hofheinz is president and co-founder of the Lisbon Council, an independent, non-partisan think tank and research centre based in...

Ms. Ann Johnson

Ms. Ann Johnson

Corporate Vice President, Cybersecurity Solutions Group, Microsoft

As Corporate Vice President of the Cybersecurity Solutions Group at Microsoft, Ann Johnson oversees the go-to-market strategies of cybersecurity and...

Dr. Karlin Lillington

Dr. Karlin Lillington

Journalist, Irish Times

Karlin Lillington is a columnist with the Irish Times focusing on technology, with a special interest in its political, social,...

Professor Rose Luckin

Professor Rose Luckin

Directror of EDUCATE at UCL, University College London

Rose Luckin is a UCL Professor whose research involves blending theories from the learning sciences with techniques from Artificial Intelligence....

Dr. James Luke

Dr. James Luke

CTO for the Global Business Services' Public Sector account at IBM UK and Ireland
Mr. Liam Maxwell

Mr. Liam Maxwell

Director Government Transformation, Amazon Web Services

Liam Maxwell is Director of Government Transformation at AWS and an adjunct professor of Electronics and Computer Science at the...

Mr. Michael McGrath

Mr. Michael McGrath

Group Head IT, UDG Healthcare plc.

Michael McGrath is Group Head of IT for UDG Healthcare, an Irish head quartered global pharmaceutical services company. He was...

Mr. Erik O’Donovan

Mr. Erik O’Donovan

Head of Digital Economy Policy, IBEC

Erik O’Donovan, Head of Digital Economy Policy with Ibec, Ireland’s largest business membership organisation (www.ibec.ie). He co-ordinates Ibec’s cross-sectoral digital...

Dr. Donna O’Shea

Dr. Donna O’Shea

Cyber Ireland & HoD Computer Science, Cork IT

Donna O’Shea is Head of Department of Computer Science (acting) at Cork Institute of Technology, Funded Investigator at the SFI...

Mr. Peter Oakes

Mr. Peter Oakes

Founder, Fintech Ireland

Peter Oakes has 30 years working as a regulator, central banker, senior executive director and non-executive director in financial services,...

Mr. Jules Polonetsky

Mr. Jules Polonetsky

CEO, Future of Privacy Forum

Jules Polonetsky serves as CEO of the Future of Privacy Forum, a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit organization that serves as a...

Professor Andrew Przybylski

Professor Andrew Przybylski

Director of Research, Oxford Internet Institute

Professor Przybylskiv is an experimental psychologist and Director of Research at the Oxford Internet Institute. His work is mainly concerned...

Ms. Aoife Sexton

Ms. Aoife Sexton

Chief Privacy Officer, Trúata

Aoife joined the Trūata executive team in June 2018 as Chief Privacy Officer. She previously founded the law firm Tech...

Professor Alan Smeaton

Professor Alan Smeaton

Professor of Computing, Dublin City University

Alan Smeaton is Professor of Computing at Dublin City University where he is a Founding Director of the Insight Centre...

Ms. Emma Smith

Ms. Emma Smith

Security Director, Vodafone

Emma joined Vodafone in 2015 as Group Technology Security Director, responsible for all aspects of information and cyber security. The...

Dr. Jane Suiter

Dr. Jane Suiter

Director of the Institute for Future Media and Journalism (FuJo), Dublin City University (DCU)

Jane is Director of the Institute for Future Media and Journalism (FuJo) www.fujomedia.eu at DCU and an Associate Professor in...

Mr. Dale Sunderland

Mr. Dale Sunderland

Deputy Commissioner, Data Protection Commission, Ireland

Dale Sunderland was appointed Deputy Commissioner for Data Protection in May 2016. Dale has responsibility for the Multinational Supervision and...

Dr. Petra Wilson

Dr. Petra Wilson

Managing Director, Health Connected Partners

Health Connect Partners helps clients understand the role European health policy environment for the development and roll out of digital...

Mr. Conrad Wolfram

Mr. Conrad Wolfram

CEO (European), Wolfram Research

Conrad Wolfram, physicist, mathematician and technologist, is Strategic Director and European Co-Founder/CEO of Wolfram – the “computation company” behind Mathematica,...