Silicon Flatirons at Colorado Law
Amie Stepanovich is the Executive Director at Silicon Flatirons. She is a nationally recognized expert in domestic surveillance, cybersecurity, and privacy law. Stepanovich previously served as U.S. Policy Manager and Global Policy Counsel at Access Now, where she worked to protect human rights through law and policy involving technologies and their use. Prior to that, she was the Director of the Domestic Surveillance Project at the Electronic Privacy Information Center. She serves as a board member to the Internet Education Foundation and as an advisory board member to the Future of Privacy Forum. In 2014, Stepanovich was named in Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30 Leaders in Law and Policy.
Françoise Beaufays is a Distinguished Scientist at Google, where she leads a team of engineers and researchers working on speech recognition and mobile keyboard input. Her area of expertise covers deep learning, language modeling and other technologies related to natural language processing, with a recent focus on privacy-preserving on-device learning. Françoise studied Mechanical and Electrical Engineering in Brussels, Belgium. She holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering and a PhD minor in Italian Literature, both from Stanford University.
Imperial College London (UK)
Yves-Alexandre de Montjoye is an Associate Professor at Imperial College London. He currently is a Special Adviser on AI and Data Protection to EC Justice Commissioner Reynders and a Parliament-appointed expert to the Belgian Data Protection Agency (APD-GBA). In 2018-2019, he was a Special Adviser to EC Competition Commissioner Vestager co-authoring the Competition Policy for the Digital Era report. His research has been published in Science and Nature Communications and has enjoyed wide media coverage (BBC, CNN, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, etc.). His work on the shortcomings of anonymization has appeared in reports of the World Economic Forum, FTC, European Commission, and the OECD. Yves-Alexandre worked for the Boston Consulting Group and acted as an expert for both the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the United Nations. He received his PhD from MIT in 2015 and obtained, over a period of 6 years, an M.Sc. from UCLouvain in Applied Mathematics, an M.Sc. (Centralien) from Ecole Centrale Paris, an M.Sc. from KULeuven in Mathematical Engineering as well as his B.Sc. in engineering from UCLouvain.
Spanish Data Protection Authority (ES)
For the last thirteen years he has been working in the Spanish DPA where he has occupied several jobs: inspection area coordinator, CISO, head of the Informatics Unit, Head of the Technological Assessment and Analysis Unit, beeing now part of the Innovation and Technology Division whose objectives are, among others, to promote the culture of data protection as a key factor of trust in the digital society.