Speakers

FWD50’s speakers are leaders in digital government, civil society, and emerging technology. We work year-round to find both seasoned experts and new voices. Want to join them onstage? The 2020 Call For Proposals is open.


We’ll be adding to this list in the coming months; in the meantime, you can check out speakers from 2019, 2018, and 2017.

DJ Patil

DJ Patil

Head of Technology, Devoted Health
Senior Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School

The Honourable Joyce Murray

The Honourable Joyce Murray

Minister of Digital Government
Canada

Amanda Renteria

Amanda Renteria

Chief Executive Officer
Code for America

Tim O’Reilly

Tim O'Reilly

Founder, CEO, & Chairman
O'Reilly Media

Gina Lucarelli

Gina Lucarelli

Team Leader
United Nations Development Programme Accelerator Lab Network

Jazmyn Latimer

Jazmyn Latimer

Design Manager
Code for America

Meagan Commonda

Meagan Commonda

Indigenous Community Liaison
Talent Cloud, Treasury Board Secretariat

Dipayan Ghosh

Dipayan Ghosh

Co-director, Digital Platforms & Democracy Project
Harvard Kennedy School

Ann-Marie Cavanaugh

Ann-Marie Cavanaugh

Deputy Government Chief Digital Officer
Wellington & Wairarapa, New Zealand

Shomik Dutta

Shomik Dutta

Partner & Co-Founder
Higher Ground Labs

Lauren Hunter

Lauren Hunter

Director
Talent Cloud, Treasury Board Secretariat

Ramy Nassar

Ramy Nassar

Founder
1000 Days Out

Dr. Sean Hill

Dr. Sean Hill

Director of the Krembil Centre for Neuroinformatics
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Foundation

Tim Occleshaw

Tim Occleshaw

Digital leader, strategist, builder, thinker

Dr. Anita Finnegan

Dr. Anita Finnegan

CEO & President
Nova Leah

Daniel Wu

Daniel Wu

Privacy Counsel & Legal Engineer
Immuta

Nick Chedli Carter

Nick Chedli Carter

Managing Director
Resilient Democracy

Jacqueline Rigg

Jacqueline Rigg

Chief Executive Officer
Association of Professional Executives of the Public Service of Canada (APEX)

Jeremy Boy

Jeremy Boy

Lead Data Scientist
United Nations Development Programme Accelerator Lab Network

Lewis S Eisen

Lewis S. Eisen

Speaker • Consultant • Author