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. Here’s the 2021 faculty—we’ll be adding to this list in the coming months.

Janet Haven

Janet Haven

Executive Director
Data & Society Research Institute

Michael Nelson

Michael Nelson

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

Carolyn Porco

Carolyn Porco

Visiting Scholar
UC Berkeley, California

Matti Schneider

Matti Schneider

Chief Innovation Officer
Office of the French Ambassador for Digital Affairs

Ayodele Odubela

Ayodele Odubela

Data Science Advocate
Comet ML

Joy	Bonaguro

Joy Bonaguro

Statewide Chief Data Officer
State of California

Naeha Rashid

Naeha Rashid

Technology Policy Expert

Sue Gardner

Sue Gardner

Founder & CEO
Tiny Ventures