Advisors

The FWD50 2021 advisory board draws on some of the best minds in government, innovation, academia and civic technology to help us steer the content and format of our annual event.

While we’re incredibly grateful for their time and commitment, their participation as advisors should not be seen as an endorsement or promotion of the conference.

Opinions expressed by our advisors related to FWD50 are their own, and not endorsed by or representative of other organizations with which they are associated.

Pia Andrews

Pia Andrews

Special Advisor, Digital & Client Data Workstream Lead
ESDC

Michael Nelson

Michael Nelson

Senior Fellow
Technology and International Affairs Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Nitika Agarwal

Nitika Agarwal

Chief Operating Officer
Apolitical

Hillary Hartley

Hillary Hartley

Chief Digital & Data Officer
Province of Ontario

Michelle Shevin

Michelle Shevin

Senior Program Manager of the Public Interest Technology
Catalyst Fund, Ford Foundation

Aaron Snow

Aaron Snow

Chief Executive Officer
The Canadian Digital Service

Shingai Manjengwa

Shingai Manjengwa

Director, Technical Education
Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence

Marc Brouillard

Marc Brouillard

Acting Chief Information Officer of Canada
Government of Canada, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

Alexander Howard

Alexander Howard

Director of the Digital Democracy Project
Demand Progress Education Fund

Kristel Van Der Elst

Kristel Van Der Elst

Director General
Policy Horizons Canada, Government of Canada

James Duncan

James Duncan

Co-founder and Principal
Stance Global

Jazmyn Latimer

Jazmyn Latimer

Service Design Director
Code for America

Aaron Shull

Aaron Shull

Managing Director and General Counsel
Centre for International Governance Innovation

Luke Simcoe

Luke Simcoe

Director of Outreach
Code for Canada

Kathy Pham

Kathy Pham

Co-founder, Mentor, Mozilla Builders Fix the Internet Incubator
Mozilla, Product and Society

Jacqueline Lu

Jacqueline Lu

Data Lead
Mozilla

Michele Lajeunesse

Michele Lajeunesse

Senior Vice President, Government Relations and Policy
TECHNATION

Annette Hester

Annette Hester

Principal
TheHesterView

Dr. Audrey Lobo-Pulo

Dr. Audrey Lobo-Pulo

Senior Public Policy and Economic Graph Manager, Australia and New Zealand
Linkedin

Emma Gawen

Emma Gawen

Partner
Public Digital