European AI Fund (UK)
Frederike Kaltheuner is a tech policy analyst, researcher and advocate for justice in a world made of data. She is the Director of the European AI Fund, a philanthropic initiative to strengthen civil society in Europe. Previously, she was a Mozilla Tech Policy Fellow and worked as the Director of the Corporate Exploitation Programme at Privacy International. She advise governments, foundations and nonprofts on regulating emerging technologies, digital strategy and privacy.
European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)
Dr. David Reichel is a researcher in the Research & Data Unit at the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA). He is responsible for managing FRA's work on artificial intelligence, big data and fundamental rights. He has extensive experience in working with data and statistics in an international context. Prior to joining FRA in 2014, he worked for the research department of the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) and as a lecturer at the Institute for Sociology and the Institute for International Development at the University of Vienna. He has published numerous articles, working papers and book chapters on issues related to migration and integration statistics, citizenship and human rights.
Council of Europe (INT)
Sophie Kwasny is the Head of the Data Protection Unit of the Council of Europe and is responsible for standard-setting (notably the long awaited modernisation exercise of Convention 108) and policy on data protection and privacy. She is a graduate of the Strasbourg Law University and has been working for the Council of Europe for 20 years on a variety of topics ranging from prisons’ reforms to medical insurance, or from the independence of the judiciary to nationality law.
Newcastle University (UK)
Lilian Edwards is a Scottish UK-based academic and frequent speaker on issues of Internet law, intellectual property and artificial intelligence. She is on the Advisory Board of the Open Rights Group and the Foundation for Internet Privacy Research and is the Professor of Law, Innovation and Society at Newcastle Law School at Newcastle University.
Pagona is a VP/Senior Managing Counsel, Privacy and Data Protection at Mastercard. She is responsible for legal compliance, policy and regulatory engagement on privacy and data protection for Mastercard Cyber and Intelligence solutions which inform the overall Mastercard safety and security strategy. She often advises on new technologies, such as artificial intelligence and digital identity. Previously, she was a researcher at the Center for IT and IP Law (KU Leuven). She is admitted to practice law in Greece. She holds a Degree in Law from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece) and a MSc in European Studies from the University of Bonn (Germany).