Speakers

FWD50’s speakers are leaders in digital government, civil society, and emerging technology. We work year-round to find both seasoned specialists and new voices. Here are just a few of the leading experts we’ve confirmed to speak this year—we’ll be adding to this list in the coming months.

Michael Nelson

Michael Nelson

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

Janet Haven

Janet Haven

Executive Director
Data & Society Research Institute

Martha Lane Fox

Martha Lane Fox

Chair
Wetransfer

Matti Schneider

Matti Schneider

Chief Innovation Officer
Office of the French Ambassador for Digital Affairs

Carolyn Porco

Carolyn Porco

Visiting Scholar
UC Berkeley, California

Afua Bruce

Afua Bruce

Chief Program Officer
DataKind

Sue Gardner

Sue Gardner

Founder & CEO
Tiny Ventures

Danielle Krettek

Danielle Krettek

Founder
Google Empathy Lab

James Duncan

James Duncan

Co-founder and Principal
Stance Global

Susan Etlinger

Susan Etlinger

Senior Analyst
Altimeter

Alexa Raad

Alexa Raad

Co-founder
TechSequences Podcast

Joy	Bonaguro

Joy Bonaguro

Statewide Chief Data Officer
State of California

Ayodele Odubela

Ayodele Odubela

Founder
Ethical AI Champions

Nick Adams

Nick Adams

Founder & Chief Scientist
Goodly Labs

Laure Lucchesi

Laure Lucchesi

Director of Etalab
Direction Interministériel du Numérique (French Government)

RJ Andrews

RJ Andrews

Data Storyteller
Info We Trust

Pooja Munshi

Pooja Munshi

Head of Web
UN Environment Programme (UNEP)

Tamara Srzentić

Tamara Srzentić

Minister of Public Administration, Digital Society and Media
Montenegro

Lewis S Eisen

Lewis S. Eisen

Speaker • Consultant • Author

Jazmyn Latimer

Jazmyn Latimer

Service Design Director
Code for America

Dorothy Eng

Dorothy Eng

Executive Director
Code for Canada

Eyra Abraham

Eyra Abraham

Founder & CEO
Lisnen

Jennifer Welsh

Jennifer Welsh

Canada 150 Research Chair, Global Governance and Security
McGill University

Naeha Rashid

Naeha Rashid

Technology Policy Expert

Kathy Pham

Kathy Pham

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

Liz McKeown

Liz McKeown

Director General and Executive Faculty Lead
Canada School of Public Service Digital Academy

Marzie Aghdaee

Marzie Aghdaee

Education & Learning Lead
Code for Canada

Luke Simcoe

Luke Simcoe

Communications Strategist

Annette Hester

Annette Hester

Principal
TheHesterView

Anna Hirschfeld

Anna Hirschfeld

Director
Public Digital

James Stewart

James Stewart

Partner
Public Digital

Emma Gawen

Emma Gawen

Partner
Public Digital

Thomas	Hoy

Thomas Hoy

Fellow
Code for Canada

Farwa Farshori

Farwa Farshori

Fellow
Code for Canada

Neil Mispelaar

Neil Mispelaar

Fellow
Code for Canada

Alistair Croll

Alistair Croll

Co-founder & Chair
FWD50