Stefan Hunt (Chief Data and Technology Insights Officer, CMA)
Professor of Law and Policy, George Washington
A panel discussion featuring: Andrea Coscelli (UK, CEO CMA), Gina Cass-Gottlieb (Australia, Chair ACCC), Benoît Cœuré (France, President AdlC), Olivier Guersent (EU, Director-General DG Comp) & Lina Khan (US, Chair FTC)
White House special adviser on technology and competition policy
A panel discussion featuring: John Edwards (UK Information Commissioner), Damien Geradin (Professor of Competition Law & Economics and Founder, Geradin Partners), Jane Horvath (Chief Privacy Officer, Apple) & Jonathan Mayer (Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Princeton)
A presentation by Stefan Hunt (Chief Data and Technology Insights Officer, CMA)
A panel discussion featuring: Yann Guthmann (France, AdlC), Menno Israel (Netherlands, ACM), Flavio Laina (EU, DG Comp), Jane Lin (Australia, ACCC), Stephanie Nguyen (US, FTC) & Leila Wright (Canada, CBC)
Noted technology analyst and commentator
A panel discussion featuring: Benedict Evans (technology analyst and commentator), Dame Wendy Hall (Professor of Computer Science, University of Southampton), Paul Lee (Global Head of Research for Technology, Media, and Telecommunications, Deloitte) & Brian O’Kelley (tech entrepreneur, co-founder and CEO Scope3)
A panel discussion featuring: Vittorio Bertola (engineer, Head of Policy & Innovation, Open-Xchange), Cory Doctorow (author and journalist), Jan Krämer (Academic Co-Director CERRE, Professor of Information Systems, University of Passau) & Fiona Scott Morton (Professor of Economics, Yale)
Economics of Technology Professor, Stanford
A panel discussion featuring: Julia Angwin (Founder and Editor-at-Large, The Markup), Susan Athey (Economics of Technology Professor, Stanford), Cristina Caffarra (Senior Consultant, Charles River Associates), Kirsten Edwards-Warren (Executive Vice President and Deputy Head, Compass Lexecon) & Frances Haugen (data engineer, scientist, product manager and whistleblower)
Andrea Coscelli has been the Chief Executive of the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) since July 2016. He joined the CMA in November 2013 as the executive board member heading the Directorate responsible for UK merger control, the markets regime and the CMA’s work in regulated sectors. He joined the CMA from Ofcom (UK Communications Regulator) where he was a Director of Economic Analysis. He previously worked at Charles Rivers Associates (CRA) in London where he was a Vice President (Partner) in the Competition Practice. He co-founded the Association of Competition Economics (ACE) in 2003. He holds a PhD in Economics from Stanford University and was awarded a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) for services to Competitive Markets in the 2020 New Year Honours.
Benedict Evans is an internationally renowned technology analyst based in London. He has spent 20 years analysing mobile, media and technology, and has worked in equity research, strategy, consulting and venture capital. He looks at questions about what matters in tech, what’s going out, what it means, and what will happen next. He writes essays on these themes, published on http://www.ben-evans.com, and a weekly newsletter with over 170,000 subscribers, and gives presentations exploring macro and strategic trends in the tech industry.
Benoît Coeuré is now President of the Autorité de la concurrence. In January 2022, he was appointed by decree of the President of the French Republic. A graduate of the Ecole polytechnique and the Ensae, Benoît Coeuré also holds a Master of Advanced Studies (DEA) in economic analysis and policy and a degree in Japanese. After working at the Insee, Benoît Coeuré joined the Department of the administration of the Treasury as economic advisor to the Director of the Treasury. Benoît Coeuré managed the State's cash and debt, then defended France's position in international trade and financial negotiations, particularly during the global financial crisis of 2008/2009. Deputy Director General of the Treasury between 2009 and 2011, he lead the foreign trade support policy and general reflection on France's economic policy as Chief Economist of the Directorate General of the Treasury. A member of the Executive Board and of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank from 2012 to 2018, he was responsible for market transactions, the supervision of market infrastructures and European and international relations. Chairing the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures of the Bank for International Settlements for six years, he focused on the digitisation of payment systems, the rise of crypto assets and the emergence of tech giants in financial services, notably through its October 2019 report to G7 finance ministers and central bank governors on “stable coins”. In 2019, Benoît Coeuré took over as head of the innovation division of the Bank for International Settlements.
William (Bill) Kovacic is Global Competition Professor of Law and Policy at the George Washington University Law School, USA, and Director of the School’s Competition Law Centre. He is also Co-editor of the Journal of Antitrust Enforcement, published by Oxford University Press; an adviser on antitrust and consumer protection issues to various governments around the world since 1992; and a visiting Professor at the Dickson Poon School of Law at King’s College London. He was until recently a Non-Executive Director of the Competition and Markets Authority Board, having served since 15 July 2013. His other career highlights include serving as Chair of the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Vice Chair for Outreach of the International Competition Network, as well as General Counsel at the FTC.
Brian O’Kelley is CEO and co-founder of Scope3, the source of truth for supply chain emissions data. A respected entrepreneur and executive with a track record of building companies that have defined and led multi-billion dollar categories, Brian was the co-founder and CEO of AppNexus through its $1.6B sale to AT&T in 2018. He co-founded Waybridge, a supply chain technology company, and served as CTO of Right Media through its successful acquisition by Yahoo. Credited with the invention of programmatic advertising and the online ad exchange, Brian is deeply committed to technology-driven innovations that benefit society while improving the health of the planet. Brian is an active board member of Tech:NYC. Brian has been named to Crain’s 40 Under 40, Adweek 50 and Silicon Alley 100 lists, holds multiple patents, and was recognized as an E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year in the New York region in 2012. Brian was an early supporter of Girls Who Code and the Marshall Plan for Moms and is deeply committed to making the technology industry more inclusive. Brian has a B.S.E. in Computer Science from Princeton University. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, two daughters, and two cats.
Cory Doctorow (craphound.com) is a science fiction author, activist, and journalist. His latest book is ATTACK SURFACE, a standalone adult sequel to LITTLE BROTHER. He is also the author HOW TO DESTROY SURVEILLANCE CAPITALISM, nonfiction about conspiracies and monopolies; and of RADICALIZED and WALKAWAY, science fiction for adults, a YA graphic novel called IN REAL LIFE; and young adult novels like HOMELAND, PIRATE CINEMA and LITTLE BROTHER. His first picture book was POESY THE MONSTER SLAYER (Aug 2020). His next nonfiction book is CHOKEPOINT CAPITALISM, with Rebecca Giblin, about monopoly and fairness in the creative arts labor market, (Beacon Press, 2022). In 2023, Tor Books will publish two more science fiction novels for adults: RED TEAM BLUES and THE LOST CAUSE. He maintains a daily blog at Pluralistic.net. He works for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, is a MIT Media Lab Research Affiliate, is a Visiting Professor of Computer Science at Open University, a Visiting Professor of Practice at the University of North Carolina’s School of Library and Information Science and co-founded the UK Open Rights Group. Born in Toronto, Canada, he now lives in Los Angeles. In 2020, he was inducted into the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame.
Dr Cristina Caffarra is an expert in competition economics who has led for several years the antitrust and regulatory team at Charles River Associates in Europe. She has directed economic analyses in multiple competition investigations on some of the landmark mergers and antitrust matters of the past 20 years, before the EC and the competition agencies of the UK, multiple Member States, and across the globe. She has provided expert economic evidence in multiple litigated cases before the courts (from the General Court in Luxembourg to the High Court and the Competition Appeal Tribunal in London, and many more). Dr. Caffarra is a recognized contributor to the global discussion on regulation of the digital economy, advising both companies and government agencies and she has written extensively on the need to integrate competition enforcement and data protection. She regularly keynotes and participates to roundtables events on competition, regulation and digital policy. She has advised both corporate clients and government enforcers in multiple cases concerning digital companies, media, telecoms, and more. Dr. Caffarra is an Honorary Professor at University College London and Co-Director of the CEPR Competition Research Policy Network.
Damien Geradin is a Professor of competition law and economics at Tilburg University and a visiting Professor at the University of East Anglia. Over the years, he has held visiting Professorships at leading US law schools including Columbia, Harvard, Michigan and Yale. He was also a visiting Professor at the College of Europe, Bruges, for 15 years. Damien is the author/co-author/editor of 21 books and over 150 articles in the area of competition law with a focus on digital platforms. He is also the founding editor of the Journal of Competition Law & Economics. Damien is the founding partner of Geradin Partners, a boutique competition law firms with offices in Brussels and London. Damien has assisted clients in many high-stake European Commission investigations, including some of the most complex abuse of dominance cases with a focus on the tech, media and telecommunications sectors. He has particular expertise in Ad Tech, online marketplaces, and mobile ecosystems. He is the outside antitrust counsel and EU spokesperson of the Coalition for App Fairness.
Professor Diane Coyle is the Bennett Professor of Public Policy at the University of Cambridge. Diane co-directs the Bennett Institute where she heads research under the themes of progress and productivity. Her latest book is ‘Cogs and Monsters: What Economics Is, and What It Should Be‘ on how economics needs to change to keep pace with the twenty-first century and the digital economy. Diane is also a Director of the Productivity Institute, a Fellow of the Office for National Statistics, an expert adviser to the National Infrastructure Commission, and Senior Independent Member of the ESRC Council. She has served in public service roles including as Vice Chair of the BBC Trust, member of the Competition Commission, of the Migration Advisory Committee and of the Natural Capital Committee. Diane was Professor of Economics at the University of Manchester until March 2018 and was awarded a CBE for her contribution to the public understanding of economics in the 2018 New Year Honours.
Fiona M. Scott Morton is the Theodore Nierenberg Professor of Economics at the Yale University School of Management where she has been on the faculty since 1999. Her area of academic research is industrial organization, with a focus on empirical studies of competition. The focus of her current research is competition in healthcare markets and the economics of antitrust. From 2011-12 Professor Scott Morton served as the Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Economic Analysis (Chief Economist) at the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where she helped enforce the nation’s antitrust laws. At Yale SOM she teaches courses in the area of competitive strategy and antitrust economics. She served as Associate Dean from 2007-10 and has won the School’s teaching award three times. She founded and directs the Thurman Arnold Project at Yale, a vehicle to provide more antitrust programming and policy projects to Yale students. Professor Scott Morton has a BA from Yale and a PhD from MIT, both in Economics. She is a frequent speaker at seminars and conferences across the United States and Europe.
Flavio Laina was Head of the Intelligence, Analysis and Forensic IT support unit in the Directorate General for Competition of the European Commission until 30 April 2022. As of 1 May this year, he is Head of the unit responsible for State aid control concerning Industrial Restructuring. Flavio is an economist by training. He joined the European Commission in 1994, after a professional experience in the financial markets in Italy. He has worked in all the operational areas of the Directorate General for Competition and held Head of unit positions in Merger control and in Cartel settlements.
Frances Haugen is an advocate for accountability & transparency in social media. She holds a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Olin College and an MBA from Harvard University. She is a specialist in algorithmic product management, having worked on ranking algorithms at Google, Pinterest, Yelp and Facebook. In 2019, she was recruited to Facebook to be the lead Product Manager on the Civic Misinformation team, which dealt with issues related to democracy and misinformation, and later also worked on counter-espionage. During her time at Facebook, Frances became increasingly alarmed by the choices the company made, believing they prioritised their own profits over public safety and put people's lives at risk. As a last resort she became a whistleblower. The initial reporting was done by the Wall Street Journal in what became known as “The Facebook Files”. Since going public, Frances has testified in front of the US Congress, UK and EU Parliaments, the French Senate and National Assembly, and has engaged with lawmakers internationally on how to best address the negative externalities of social media platforms. Frances fundamentally believes that the problems we are facing today with social media are solvable, and is dedicated to uniting people around the world to bring about change.
Gina Cass-Gottlieb started her 5 year appointment as Chair of the ACCC on 21 March 2022. Before she joined the ACCC Gina was a senior and founding partner of Gilbert and Tobin’s competition and regulation team. Gina has over 25 years’ experience advising on a large number of merger, competition and regulatory matters in Australia and New Zealand. She is widely recognised as one of Australia’s leading competition and regulatory experts. Gina was appointed by the Commonwealth Treasurer to the Reserve Bank of Australia’s Payments System Board in 2013 and re-appointed in 2018. The Payments System Board is the regulator of access to payment systems. Gina was appointed to the Financial Regulator Assessment Authority in September 2021. Gina has received numerous accolades from Chambers Asia Pacific, Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Who’s Who Legal, Lawyers Weekly Awards, Beaton Client Choice Awards and Best Lawyers Australia, for her competition and legal expertise. Gina was a Fulbright Scholar at UC Berkeley from 1986 to 1987, majoring in US competition law, financial institutions regulation and securities regulation. Gina is the first female Chair of the ACCC since it was established as an independent statutory authority in 1995.
Jan Krämer is a Professor for Information Systems at the University of Passau, Germany, where he holds the Chair for Internet & Telecommunications Business. He is also the director of the Research Training Group 2720 on “Digital Platform Ecosystems” at the University of Passau funded by the German Research Foundation, and Academic Co-Director at the Centre of Regulation in Europe (CERRE), a Brussels-based academic think tank. He has a diploma degree in Business Engineering and Management, and a Ph.D. in Economics, both from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, but he also spent longer research visits and study periods at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Boston University. His research interests include the economic regulation of telecommunications and internet markets, as well as digital ecosystems and data-driven business models. On these issues he frequently serves as independent academic expert for governmental institutions, such as the European Commission, the German Ministry of Economic Affairs or the Body of the European Regulators of Electronic Communications (BEREC). He has published numerous books and articles in leading academic journals in the areas of Information Systems and Economics and serves as associate editor for several of these journals.
Jane Horvath is the Chief Privacy Officer at Apple. She has been with the company since September of 2011, and brings more than a decade of information privacy and legal experience to the role. She is responsible for overseeing Apple's compliance with global privacy laws as well as working internally and externally on developing issues related to privacy. Prior to Apple, Horvath was Global Privacy Counsel at Google and, before that, served as the DOJ’s first Chief Privacy Counsel and Civil Liberties Officer. Prior to the DOJ, she also was Assistant General Counsel at AOL, where she helped draft the company’s first privacy policies. Horvath holds a Bachelor of Science from the College of William and Mary and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Virginia.
Jane Lin is the ACCC’s General Manager of Data & Intelligence. Prior to this she has worked in enforcement and intelligence roles within the ACCC for over 15 years, investigating and litigating consumer and competition matters. She has also worked as a Competition Policy Advisor for Ofcom, the UK’s communications regulator, and has qualifications in law, economics and political economy. In her current role, Jane leads the ACCC’s Data and Intelligence branch which incorporates four in-house teams: the Strategic Data Analysis Unit, ACCC Infocentre, Legal Technology Services and Intelligence teams. The branch supports the ACCC to meet its objectives by collecting and using data and intelligence to inform strategic decision-making, providing specialist advice on data analysis and eDiscovery, advancing evidence handling procedures, data governance, and developing tools and sources.
John Edwards became UK Information Commissioner in January 2022. Mr Edwards was educated in New Plymouth, New Zealand and achieved a Bachelor of Laws and Masters in Public Policy at the University of Wellington. He worked as a solicitor and barrister for more than 14 years, including time as a policy adviser to the New Zealand Prime Minister and Cabinet around Freedom of Information. From February 2014 to December 2021 he was New Zealand Privacy Commissioner. During that time he chaired the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners (now known as the Global Privacy Assembly) and was a member of the OECD’s Informal Group of Experts on Children in the Digital Environment.
Jonathan Mayer is an Assistant Professor at Princeton University, with appointments in the Department of Computer Science and the School of Public and International Affairs. He studies the intersection of technology and law, with emphasis on national security, criminal procedure, consumer privacy, network management, and online speech. Before joining the Princeton faculty, he served as the technology advisor to U.S. Senator Kamala Harris and as the Chief Technologist of the Federal Communications Commission Enforcement Bureau. He received his Ph.D. from the Stanford University Department of Computer Science and his J.D. from Stanford Law School.
Julia Angwin founded The Markup to produce meaningful data-centered journalism about technology and the people affected by it. Before founding The Markup, she led investigative teams at ProPublica and The Wall Street Journal. She is the author of “Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance” (Times Books, 2014) and “Stealing MySpace: The Battle to Control the Most Popular Website in America” (Random House, March 2009). She has a B.A. in mathematics from The University of Chicago and an MBA from Columbia University. She is a winner and two-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in journalism.
Kirsten Edwards-Warren is an Executive Vice President and the Deputy Head of Compass Lexecon EMEA. She has worked as a professional economist for 20 years, both in consulting and at the UK competition agencies. She served as Director of Economics at both the Office of Fair Trading and at the Competition Commission, just prior to the establishment of the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). Kirsten’s recent CMA cases include the mergers Parker Hannifin/Meggitt, Huws Gray/Grafton, ATG/Live Auctioneers, YPO/Findel Education, LiquiBox/DS Smith (Rapak), Cengage/McGraw-Hill, TopCashBack/Quidco, Nielsen/Ebiquity. She has worked on various UK competition investigation including the recent investigation into the supply of electric vehicle chargepoints. In Europe, Kirsten advised on the EC mergers Parker Hannifin/Meggitt, Aon/Willis Towers Watson, Compass Group/Fazer Food Services, IBM/Red Hat, GSK/Pfizer Consumer Health Business and Suzano/Fibria. She has worked on Article 102 investigations into excessive pricing, exclusivity rebates, and predation. Kirsten is listed among the most highly regarded “Global Elite Thought Leaders” in Competition Economics 2021 and 2022 by Who’s Who Legal. She features in the latest Global Competition Review Women in Antitrust Survey, where she is recognized among the top ten female economists in global antitrust. Kirsten was educated at the University of Nottingham and at Birkbeck College, University of London, where she obtained an M.Sc. in Economics with distinction. She is also a qualified chartered accountant and a certified professional co-active coach.
Leila Wright is the A/Deputy Commissioner of the Digital Enforcement and Intelligence Branch at the Competition Bureau. She established the Branch in 2021 as the Competition Bureau’s centre of expertise on data analytics, technology insights, intelligence, and behavioural economics. The Branch provides expertise across the Competition Bureau, on both competition enforcement and promotion matters. Prior to her current role, Leila held a variety of increasingly senior positions at the Competition Bureau, including Associate Deputy Commissioner of Competition Promotion, A/Assistant Deputy Commissioner of International Affairs and Special Advisor to the Commissioner of Competition. Prior to joining the Public Service, Leila practised competition law and commercial litigation at Heenan Blaikie LLP. Leila has taught competition law classes at Ottawa University and Western University, has spoken about competition matters at numerous events, and has published a variety of articles related to competition. Leila received her J.D. from the University of Toronto, and has a B.A. in Political Studies as well as a B.Sc. in Life Sciences from Queen's University.
Lina M. Khan was sworn in as Chair of the Federal Trade Commission on June 15, 2021. Prior to becoming head of the FTC, Khan was an Associate Professor of Law at Columbia Law School. She also previously served as counsel to the U.S. House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law, legal adviser to FTC Commissioner Rohit Chopra, and legal director at the Open Markets Institute. Khan’s scholarship on antitrust and competition policy has been published in the Columbia Law Review, Harvard Law Review, University of Chicago Law Review, and Yale Law Journal. She is a graduate of Williams College and Yale Law School.
Menno Israël is Chief Data Officer at the ACM since 2019. He is responsible for the DataHub, a unit with about 20-25 data scientists, data engineers, visualisation experts and project managers. The DataHub implements the data strategy of the ACM, which includes data governance and data management, performs data and AI projects (including R&D) and provides consultancy in case work for the different business departments. He has a background in Cognitive Science / Artificial Intelligence. His career started in 1998 when he joined an AI company specialised in data mining, text mining and computer vision. In 2002 he co-founded a web and text mining start-up. In 2008 he joined the Netherlands Forensic Institute, where he started a new forensic discipline, “forensic big data analytics”. In 2017 he joined the Erasmus Medical Centre in the role of Chief Science Information Officer, for a period of two years.
Olivier Guersent is as of 1st January 2020 the Director-General of the Directorate General for Competition. He joined the European Commission in 1992, initially with the "Merger Task Force" in the Directorate-General for Competition. Since then, he has alternated between the private offices of a number of European Commissioners (Karel Van Miert, Michel Barnier and Neelie Kroes) and DG Competition (successively Deputy Head of Unit in charge of cartels, Head of Unit in charge of policy and coordination of cases, Head of Unit in charge of merger control, Acting Director “Transport, postal and other services" and, from 2009, Director responsible for the fight against cartels. From 2010 to 2014 he was the head of the private office of Michel Barnier, Commissioner for Internal Market and Services. Having held the position of Deputy Director-General since July 2014, Olivier Guersent has been Director-General of the Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union from 1 September 2015 to 31 December 2019. He graduated with distinction from the “Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Bordeaux” in 1983. He joined the French Ministry of Economy and Finance in 1984, where he carried out many investigations for the French Competition Authority. Married and a father of three children, Olivier Guersent is a member of the board of the non-profit organisation Aremis that provides medical care in the home, primarily to cancer patients in the Brussels area. He is a regular lecturer to postgraduate university students.
Paul is a UK partner who leads industries research, specialising in technology, media and telecommunications (TMT). In his global role, his approach spans qualitative research, undertaking large-scale surveys of consumer behaviour. He presents research findings with clients across multiple industries in the UK and EMEA, and leads Deloitte’s TMT Predictions and Global Mobile Consumer Survey programmes. Prior to his role with Deloitte Research, Paul was a Director at Gartner Consulting, leading work in the telecommunications sector.
Sarah Cardell was appointed as General Counsel at the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) in September 2013. She heads the CMA’s Legal Service and Policy & International Directorates which provide legal and policy advice across the CMA’s functions. She also has executive leadership responsibility for the establishment of the CMA’s Digital Markets Unit. Sarah is a member of the CMA’s senior executive team and is the legal advisor to the CMA’s Board. Previous career highlights include: Partner in the Competition Group at Slaughter and May, where she advised across a wide range of EU and UK merger and antitrust cases. Legal Partner of the Markets Division at Ofgem, where her responsibilities included leading on competition law matters.
Stephanie T. Nguyen is the Acting Chief Technologist at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. As a research scientist at MIT, she focused on investigating how technology impacts overburdened and underserved populations, surfacing predatory fees across food delivery services, discriminatory auto insurance pricing, and health app data privacy. She served in roles across Federal Government with the U.S. Digital Service, leading the design and delivery of technological services spanning migrant youth reunification, healthcare access and deceptive student loan repayment programs. She designed systems and processes to protect community genetic health data privacy through the NIH’s million person genome project and Johns Hopkins’ Precision Medicine initiative. Stephanie received a Masters in Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and a Bachelors in Digital Media Theory & Design at the University of Virginia.
Susan Athey is the Economics of Technology Professor at Stanford Graduate School of Business. She received her bachelor’s degree from Duke University and her PhD from Stanford, and she holds an honorary doctorate from Duke University. She previously taught at the economics departments at MIT, Stanford and Harvard. Her research focuses on the economics of digitization, marketplace design, and the intersection of econometrics and machine learning. She has worked on several application areas, including timber auctions, internet search, online advertising, the news media, and the application of digital technology to social impact applications. In 2007, she received the John Bates Clark Medal, awarded to the American economist under the age of 40 who has made the greatest contribution to thought and knowledge. She is an elected member of the National Academy of Science and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. As one of the first “tech economists,” she served as consulting chief economist for Microsoft Corporation for six years, and now serves on the boards of Expedia, Rover, and Turo. She was a founding associate director of the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence, and she is the founding director of the Golub Capital Social Impact Lab at Stanford GSB.
Tim Wu is an author, policy advocate, and professor at Columbia Law School. He currently serves in the White House as special assistant to the president for technology and competition policy. Wu's best known work is the development of Net Neutrality theory, but he also writes about private power, free speech, copyright, and antitrust. His books The Master Switch and The Attention Merchants have won wide recognition and awards. Wu has worked in academia, federal and state governments. He previously worked at the White House for the National Economic Council; at the Federal Trade Commission, for the New York Attorney General’ as a fellow at Google, and for Riverstone Networks in the telecommunications industry. He was a law clerk for Judge Richard Posner and Justice Stephen Breyer. He graduated from McGill University (B.Sc.), and Harvard Law School. Wu is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times, and was formerly a contributing writer at NewYorker.com and contributing editor at the New Republic. He has been named to the Politico 50 twice, to America’s 100 most influential lawyers, and also won awards from Scientific American magazine, National Law Journal, 02138 Magazine. He has twice won the Lowell Thomas Award for travel writing and in 2017 he was named to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Victoria Nash is Director of the Oxford Internet Institute (OII). Her research interests draw on her background as a political theorist, and concern the normative policy implications of evidence characterising children’s use of Internet technologies. Recent research has included an analysis of age verification policies as a tool for balancing the interests of children and adults online, and an examination of the data risks posed to children by connected toys and the Internet of Things. She holds several digital policy advisory roles, including membership of the UK Government’s multi-stakeholder UK Council on Internet Safety (UKCIS) Evidence Group, and serves on the Advisory Board of Internet Matters. She is frequently called on to give expert evidence in UK and EU policy consultations on broader issues such as platform governance and Internet regulation.
Vittorio Bertola is the Head of Policy & Innovation at Open-Xchange, the world’s leading provider of open source email and DNS solutions for hosting, service provider and telecommunication companies, where he develops and promotes new technical standards and advocates an open Internet based on user choice, privacy and federation. In the last twenty years he was involved with several Internet startups, including the early pan-European digital music platform Vitaminic, and he served in many positions in national and international Internet governance organizations, including as ICANN Board liaison and Chairman of the At-Large Advisory Committee, and as a member of the United Nations' Working Group on Internet Governance.
Dame Wendy Hall, DBE, FRS, FREng is Regius Professor of Computer Science, Associate Vice President (International Engagement) and is an Executive Director of the Web Science Institute at the University of Southampton. She became a Dame Commander of the British Empire in the 2009 UK New Year's Honours list and is a Fellow of the Royal Society. Dame Wendy was co-Chair of the UK government’s AI Review, which was published in October 2017, and is the first Skills Champion for AI in the UK. In May 2020, she was appointed as Chair of the Ada Lovelace Institute and joined the BT Technology Advisory board in January 2021.
After graduating in 2010 from the Ecole Polytechnique and the Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l’Administration Economique (ENSAE), Yann Guthmann headed the Cost and Tariffs unit at Arcep’s Economic Affairs and Foresight Directorate between 2010 and 2016. His work included supervising the modelling of fibre deployment, television broadcasting and the mobile phone service pricing index, and the deployment of Arcep’s geographic information system. He then joined the Autorité de la concurrence as rapporteur (case officer) in the Regulated Professions Unit. He has participated in the investigation of several opinions and decisions related to the regulated legal professions (notaries, court bailiffs, judicial auctioneers and building surveyors) and is certified in computer forensics. As part of his work, he has developed data processing automation tools enabling the Autorité to fulfil its missions involving the regulated professions. At the same time, Yann Guthmann has been a lecturer in specialized masters courses at the University of Montpellier I (2012-2016) and Université Paris-Dauphine (2014-2016) and at the Ecole supérieure d’électricité (2018/2021-2022). His lectures focused on the regulation and economics of digital networks. Seconded to the Autorité de la concurrence de la Nouvelle-Calédonie since 2019, he has worked on various litigation files, requests for opinions and merger control operations. Since September 2020, He is Head of Digital Economy Unit at the Autorité de la concurrence.