ORG staff will all be attending on the day. If you want to find out more about us, check out the staff page for our biographies.

More names are to be announced soon!

Keynote Speakers

Tim Wu

Tim WuTim Wu is a policy advocate and professor at Columbia Law School. Wu’s academic interests include copyright and telecommunications policy and he is best known for coining the phrase network neutrality in his paper 'Network Neutrality, Broadband Discrimination.' He is the author of the highly-acclaimed book 'The Master Switch', a critique of the information age, and was recently named as one of America's 100 Most Influential Lawyers.









John Perry Barlow

John Perry Barlow

John Perry Barlow is a former Wyoming rancher, Grateful Dead lyricist and co-founder of EFF. He is the writer of the "Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace", a hugely important essay which has been posted on 1000s of websites.  He has written for a diversity of publications, including Communications of the ACM, Mondo 2000, The New York Times, and Time. He has been on the masthead of Wired magazine since it was founded. In 1997, he was a Fellow at Harvard's Institute of Politics and has been, since 1998, a Berkman Fellow at the Harvard Law School. 






Panelists and Presenters

Dr Ian Brown
Ian Brown is Associate Director of Oxford University's Cyber Security Centre and Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute. His work is focused on technology and public policy related to Internet privacy and security. Dr Brown spent December 2012-February 2013 working as a consultant for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime on their forthcoming study of global cybercrime. For the OECD, he co-authored with Peter Sommer the 2010 report "Reducing Systemic Cybersecurity Risk". His most recent books are Regulating Code: Good Governance and Better Regulation in the in the Information Age (with Christopher T. Marsden) and Research Handbook on Governance of the Internet.

Christopher T. Marsden
Chris Marsden is Professor of Law at the University of Sussex School of Law. He is the author of Net Neutrality: Towards a Co-Regulatory Solution, Internet Co-Regulation, and three other books.

Eric King
Eric is head of research at Privacy International, where he runs the Big Brother Incorporated project, an investigation of the international trade in surveillance technologies. His work focuses on the intersection of human rights, privacy and technology. He is the secret prisons technical adviser at Reprieve, is on the advisory council of the Foundation for Information Policy Research and holds a degree in law from the London School of Economics.

David Allen Green
David Allen Green, lawyer and journalist,  is a member of the advisory council of ORG.  He is head of media law at Preiskel & Co LLP, where he successfully acted for Paul Chambers in the “TwitterJokeTrial” appeal at the High Court in 2012.  David is also legal correspondent of the New Statesman, and his uncovering of the Times newspaper’s hacking of the Nightjack email account was described as “masterly analysis” in the Leveson Report.

Hauke Gierow
Hauke Gierow is a policy expert and activist, and a fierce advocate of civil liberties. He heads the Internet Freedom Desk at the German branch of Reporters Without Borders. Prior, he worked with the Open Knowledge Foundation to enable civic participation and free knowledge. He lives in the Internet as well as in Berlin.

Tom Loosemore
Deputy Director Digital Strategy, Government Digital Service
Before joining GDS, Tom was Head of 4iP, Channel 4’s digital innovation fund. Earlier roles included Senior Advisor of Digital Media Strategy at Ofcom and the BBC, where he was instrumental in shaping their digital media strategy. Tom launched the local information website UpMyStreet.com in 1998 and e-democracy site TheyWorkForYou.com in 2004.  From 1995 to 1997 he was section editor on the UK edition of Wired Magazine, followed by a stint as Editor of Capital Radio’s websites.
Caspar Bowden
Caspar Bowden is an independent privacy advocate, and specialist in Data Protection and surveillance law, Cloud computing, identity management, and information ethics. For nine years he was Chief Privacy Adviser for Microsoft, and previously was co-founder and director of the Foundation for Information Policy Research (www.fipr.org). He was an expert adviser to the House of Lords on RIPA, responsible for amendments excluding URLs from the scope of communications data and providing a legal defence for lost decryption keys, and co-organized six Scrambling for Safety conferences. He has previous careers in financial engineering and freelance programming, is a member of the Board of the Tor project, founded the PET Award, and is a fellow of the British Computer Society.
Graham Smith
Graham Smith is a partner in the law firm Bird & Bird LLP.  He is a leading UK internet and IT lawyer, the main author of the book Internet Law and Regulation and he blogs as Cyberleagle

Dominique Lazanski
Dominique is a London-based digital policy and strategy freelance consultant and works on digital policy for the TaxPayers' Alliance. She has spent over 13 years in the Internet industry with many of those years working in Silicon Valley for the likes of Yahoo!, eBay and Apple. She has a long held interest in Internet governance and recently attended the ITU's WCIT as part of the official UK delegation. She has written and spoken on digital issues over the years from a free market and entrepreneurial perspective. She holds degrees from Cornell University and the London School of Economics and currently sits on the Open Data User Group board in the Cabinet Office and the Tax Transparency Board in HMRC.

Jeni Tennison
Jeni Tennison is the Technical Director of the Open Data Institute, responsible for research, development, policy and evidence. Prior to joining ODI, Jeni was the technical architect and lead developer for legislation.gov.uk and worked on the linked data aspects of data.gov.uk. She is author of several technical books and was appointed to the W3C’s Technical Architecture Group in 2011. She is also a member of the UK Government Linked Data Group, the Open Data User Group, and the Open Standards Board.
Anna Fielder, Privacy International
Anna is Chair of Privacy International's Board of Trustees, and also leads their work on the Data Protection Regulation. She has been a consumer policy advocate and expert for many years (though she did also spend a stint as a travel writer and editor). She currently works as public affairs advisor and researcher for national and international organisations. In this capacity she has worked with the UK National Consumer Council, and has authored studies for other national and international organisations, on subjects ranging from alternative dispute resolution to cloud computing. She is co-ordinator of the sustainability standards area for the British Standards Institute Consumer and Public Interest Unit, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA). She was previously the regional Director for developed and transition economies at Consumers International, where she put issues related to online rights and data protection on the consumer movement’s priorities agenda and set up the Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue.

David Smith, Deputy Information Commissioner
David Smith is the Deputy Commissioner with responsibility for the Data Protection supervisory functions of the ICO.

As well as providing Data Protection leadership across the Information Commissioner’s Office, David has direct responsibility for oversight of its Strategic Liaison Division which develops and manages the ICO’s relations with its key stakeholders. He is a member of both the Commissioner’s Management Board and Executive Team.
The international aspects of David’s work involve him in representing the UK on the Article 29 Working Party of European Supervisory Authorities set up under the Data Protection Directive. In addition he was the Chairman of the data protection supervisory body for Europol from October 2006 to October 2009.
Martin Tinse
As director of policy at Omidyar Network, Martin brings extensive experience advocating for change in government and donor policies and driving sector-level change in the field of government transparency and accountability. Based in London, Martin leads policy, advocacy strategy, and related investments for the global Government Transparency initiative.

Martin joined Omidyar Network in early 2012. Most recently, he was founding director of the Transparency and Accountability Initiative, a collaborative of leading funders committed to strengthening democracy by empowering citizens to hold their governing institutions to account. At Transparency and Accountability Initiative, he also helped found the Open Government Partnership, a multilateral initiative aimed at securing commitments from governments to promote transparency, increase civic participation, and harness new technologies for more effective governance. Previously, Martin founded the aid transparency campaign Publish What You Fund, helped launch Integrity Watch Afghanistan, and was a founding staff member at Tiri.

Gabrielle Guillemin, ARTICLE 19
Gabrielle joined ARTICLE 19 as Legal Officer in 2011. Prior to that, she worked as a lawyer at the European Court of Human Rights for four years. She holds an LLB – Maitrise de droit français (1st Class) from Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne – King’s College London and an MSc Human Rights (Distinction) from the London School of Economics. Gabrielle’s work focuses on Internet and ICT issues.


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