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Trevor Callaghan

General Counsel, Google DeepMind

Trevor has been one of the world’s leading technology and privacy lawyers for over a decade. He was instrumental in building Google's ongoing privacy compliance programme and helped to create the company’s Transparency Report – the first ever effort by a tech company to disclose government requests for user data, and a model that’s now been adopted by everyone from Facebook and Twitter to Snapchat and Dropbox. Throughout, he’s partnered with some of the world’s leading privacy advocates, including the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Center for Democracy and Technology, and the Open Rights Group, on whose advisory council he sits.




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Krishna P. Gummadi

Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPI-SWS)

Krishna Gummadi is a tenured faculty member and head of the Networked Systems research group at the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPI-SWS) in Germany. He received his Ph.D. (2005) and M.S. (2002) degrees in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Washington. He also holds a B.Tech (2000) degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.

Krishna's research interests are in the measurement, analysis, design, and evaluation of complex Internet-scale systems. His current projects focus on understanding and building social computing systems. Specifically, they tackle the challenges associated with (i) assessing the credibility of information shared by anonymous online crowds, (ii) understanding and controlling privacy risks for users sharing data on online forums, (iii) understanding, predicting and influencing human behaviors on social media sites (e.g., viral information diffusion), and (iv) enhancing fairness and transparency of machine (data-driven) decision making in social computing systems.

Krishna's work on online social networks, Internet access networks, and peer-to-peer systems has led to a number of widely cited papers and award (best) papers at ACM's COSN, ACM/Usenix's SOUPS, AAAI's ICWSM, Usenix's OSDI, ACM's SIGCOMM IMC, and SPIE's MMCN conferences. He has also co-chaired AAAI's ICWSM 2016, IW3C2 WWW 2015, ACM COSN 2014, and ACM IMC 2013 conferences.




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Daniele Quercia

Bell Labs, Cambridge UK

Daniele Quercia is a computer scientist, currently building the Social Dynamics team at Bell Labs Cambridge UK. He has been named one of Fortune magazine's 2014 Data All-Stars, and spoke about “happy maps” at TED. His research area is urban computing. His research received best paper awards from ACM Ubicomp 2014 and from AAAI ICWSM 2015, and an honorable mention from AAAI ICWSM 2013. He was Research Scientist at Yahoo Labs, a Horizon senior researcher at The Computer Laboratory of the University of Cambridge, and Postdoctoral Associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received his PhD from UC London. His thesis was sponsored by Microsoft Research Cambridge and was nominated for BCS Best British PhD dissertation in Computer Science. During his PhD, he was MBA Technology Fellow at London Business School.




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Fabrizio Sestini

Senior Expert for Digital Social Innovation, European Commission DG CONNECT

Fabrizio is leading the multidisciplinary initiative "Collective Awareness Platforms for Sustainability and Social Innovation", which aims at stimulating bottom-up innovative ideas for collaborative platforms exploiting network effects to include citizens, grassroots organisations and civil society in participatory social innovation processes. He is also pioneering a new area of research on distributed architectures for decentralised data governance, leveraging on peer-to-peer and blockchain/distributed ledger technologies, aiming at creating a level playground for new privacy-by-design applications exploiting the full potential of open data. In his career with the European Commission he has enjoyed launching and managing several research initiatives related to different aspects of Internet research, policies and developments, from a multidisciplinary perspective focusing on the social applications of network technologies. He has a PhD in Information and Communication Engineering and has published some 30 scientific papers. As an IEEE Senior Member he has served on boards organising several scientific conferences. Fabrizio is an Internet Policy Fellow at the University of Cambridge.

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