European Data Protection Assistant Supervisor (EDPS) since December 6th. 2019
Adjunct professor in the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Gdańsk. He was among others adviser in the field of e-government and information society for the Minister of Interior and Administration, the Director of the Informatisation Department at the Ministry of Interior and Administration. He also represented Poland in committee on Interoperability Solutions for European Public Administrations (the ISA Committee) assisting the European Commission.
The Inspector General for the Protection of Personal Data (Polish Data Protection Commissioner) 2010-2014 and the Vice Chair of the Working Party Art. 29 in 2014. In December 2014, he was appointed Assistant European Data Protection Supervisor. After the death of the Supervisor - Giovanni Buttarelli in August 2019 - he replaced Mr. Buttarelli as acting EDPS.
His areas of scientific activity include first of all Polish and European IT law, processing and security of information, legal information retrieval systems, informatisation of public administration, and application of new IT tools (semantic web, legal ontologies, cloud, blockchain) in legal information processing.
Cyber Security Coordinator, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Israel
After joining the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1992 Mr. Moed was posted in several missions around the world including The Hague, Singapore and Beijing as Deputy Chief of Mission. Positions in Israel included Multilateral Affairs department at the Middle East Division, Middle Eastern Economic Affairs and Director of Training Department. Mr. Moed is since June 2013 Cyber Security Coordinator in the Strategic Affairs Department, MFA. In this role Mr. Moed is responsible for coordination of policies regarding international cooperation in cyber security. Between 2014-2015 Mr. Moed was appointed as the Israeli Expert to the United Nations Group of Governmental Experts to the UN First Committee on Developments in the Field of Information and Telecommunications in the Context of International Security.
Analyst, Author and Researcher, Blavatnik ICRC, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Moshe Ferber is an entrepreneur, investor, popular industry speaker and cloud security evangelist. Working on building the next generation of cyber security solutions. In his 20 years of experience in information security, Moshe served as high ranking manager in large corporations, founder of innovative startups, frequent lecturer at cyber conferences and major contributor to various cloud education programs and certifications.
Chief Knowledge Officer; International Association of Privacy Professionals, USA
Omer Tene is Vice President of Research and Education at the International Association of Privacy Professionals. He is Affiliate Scholar at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society and Senior Fellow at the Future of Privacy Forum. He is an Associate Professor at the College of Management School of Law (on leave of absence). Together with Jules Polonetsky, he co-founded the U.S.-Israel Technology Policy Institute.
Head of International Data Flows and Protection Unit, European Commission
Mr Gencarelli heads the International data flows and protection unit at the European Commission (DG Justice and Consumers). In the recent years, he led the Commission's delegation in the interinstitutional negotiations with the European Parliament and the Council that resulted in the adoption of the EU data protection reform ("General Regulation" and "Police Directive"). He was also one of the lead negotiators of the EU-US Privacy Shield and "Umbrella Agreement". He currently heads the negotiations on the adequacy of Japan and South Korea. Mr Gencarelli previously served as a member of the European Commission's Legal Service and as an assistant (référendaire) to a judge at the European Court of Justice after having practiced law in the private sector. He holds degrees in law and political science, and teaches EU Competition Law at Sciences Po Paris. He is the author of numerous publications on EU law.
Dr. Roey Tzezana
Research Fellow, Yuval Ne'eman Workshop for Science, Technology and Security, TAU, Israel
Dr. Roey Tzezana is a futures studies researcher at Blavatnik Center at Tel Aviv University, and is acting as lead researcher in XPRIZE – an organization that creates massive competitions with tens of millions of dollars in prizes, to solve humanity’s greatest challenges. Dr. Tzezana led the research in the organization about human longevity, which should eventually, hopefully, lead to the development of treatments to stop and reverse aging.
Dr. Tzezana is acting as a scientific consultant to several firms and international organizations, and is the author of several best-selling books about the future of technology and society, one of which has been described by the Israeli Secretary of Treasury as “a book that every politician should read”.
Dr Tzezana has co-founded the SimPolitix project for political forecasting and TeleBuddy - a firm that operates telepresence robots around the globe, allowing him to teach, lecture and live in three different continents at the same time, using robotic avatars as his bodies.
His research has led him to journey worldwide - from Kazakhstan to Latin America and even Antarctica (where he became one of the few people in the world to capture pokemon on that barren continent) - trying to understanding how technology will impact humanity and reshape our society and institutions.
John Brennan, Partner at YL Ventures, oversees the firm’s core U.S. investment processes and portfolio company value-add initiatives from its Silicon Valley office. He also serves as the fund’s CFO and manages its Limited Partner relationships.
John is committed to mentoring YL Ventures’ portfolio companies from their earliest days. He spends much of his time working with founders on areas related to business development, customer engagement, hiring, finance & fundraising, and general strategy. John also manages the growth and maintenance of YL Ventures’ Advisory Board, which now boasts over 80 cybersecurity experts.
Prior to YL Ventures, John was at Data Collective (DCVC), a venture firm focused on deep tech investing. While there, he helped incubate Merlon Intelligence, Tower Street, and CEAI. His first experience in venture capital came as an Associate at Horsley Bridge Partners, a global fund of funds, where he spent three years evaluating early-stage venture and mid-market PE groups. John holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in economics and political science from Trinity College.
Legal Advisor, Israel National Cyber Directorate, Israel
Amit Ashkenazi is the Legal Advisor of The Israel National Cyber Directorate in the Prime Minister's Office.
Amit is in charge of developing and deploying the Directorate's domestic and international legal policy. This includes legal counsel for policy, regulation and operations, as well as internal and international.
Amit has been active in law and technology policy issues within government since 2002, including Copyright law, Data Protection and Privacy, Electronic signatures, E-government, and has represented the Israeli government in the Israeli Knesset, and in international fora.
Before joining the INCD, Amit was Head of the Legal Department in the Israeli Law Information and Technology Authority in the Ministry of Justice (ILITA), now renamed The Privacy Protection Authority, Israel's Data Protection Authority. In this context he was involved in international data protection issues, including the EU Adequacy finding of Israel's Data Protection regime and in the OECD.
Amit teaches a course on Law and Information Technology in the Center for Law and Technology in the Haifa University Faculty of Law
Group Chief Information Security Officer, Chubb, USA
David Cowart is Executive Vice President and Chief Information Technology Security Officer for Chubb. He is responsible for establishment and execution of Chubb’s information security program, including our capabilities to identify and stop cyber threats to Chubb.
David has 20 years of experience in developing and running information security programs for Fortune 50 companies. He focuses on understanding and managing information security risks using a combination of organizational change, process change and technology deployment.
Prior to joining Chubb in 2015, David served as a director at FireEye, a specialist company focused on building cyber security tools and services, where he was responsible for designing and building an analytics based threat detection system. David spend 14 years between Ernst & Young and PricewaterhouseCoopers in their respective cyber security practices. David started his career as a software engineer for Stata Corporation.
David holds a master’s degree in statistics from Emory University in Atlanta, GA and a bachelor’s degree from Kenyon College in Gambier, OH.
President, Global Forum on Cyber Expertise Foundation; Former US top cyber diplomat
Chris Painter currently is the President of the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise Foundation – a global cybersecurity capacity building organization. He is a globally recognized leader and expert on cyber policy, Cyber Diplomacy and combatting cybercrime. He has been on the vanguard of US and international cyber issues for over twenty-five years—first as a leading federal prosecutor of some of the most high-profile cybercrime cases in the country, then as a senior official at the Department of Justice, a Senior Director for Cyber Policy at the White House National Security Council and finally as the world’s first top cyber diplomat at the State Department. In his State Department role, Mr. Painter helped create a whole new area of foreign policy focus and there are now cyber diplomats in numerous countries around the world. He was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun in 2018 by the Government of Japan for promoting Japan-US Cyber collaboration, the Order of Terra Mariana by the President of Estonia in 2020 for promoting Estonia-US Cyber issues; the RSA Conference Award for Public Policy in 2017, and was named the Bartels World Affairs Fellow for 2017-18 by Cornell University. Among other things, Chris serves as a Commissioner on the Global Commission for the Stability of Cyberspace, a member of the Board of Directors for the Center for Internet Security and an Associate Fellow at Chatham House.
Having worked in Data Analytics and Data Science for almost 20 years, Craig has built a wealth of experience in taking complex problems and delivering simple solutions. Craig now focuses on helping his customers maximize model features within machine learning solutions
Head of IT and Data Protection Practice, Naschitz, Brandes Amir and Co. Law Firm, Israel
Dalit Ben-Israel is an expert in the fields of Computer, Information Technology, Cyber, Privacy and Data Protection Law. Dalit is a partner in the Israeli law firm Naschitz, Brandes & Amir and is the head of the IT and Data Protection Practice. Dalit holds LL.B and LL.M degrees from the University of Tel-Aviv. Dalit has vast expertise in privacy, which encompasses regulatory compliance, drafting and negotiating a variety of related agreements and procedures, handling data breach cases and security incidents management, spam issues, and counselling insurance companies on cyber insurance coverage. Dalit is an IAPP member, a current Co-Chair of the IAPP Tel-Aviv KnowledgeNet, frequently writes for publications on privacy and cyber related issues and lectures and provides training in Israeli privacy and European data privacy legislation (especially GDPR) compliance issues.
Karisse Hendrick has been a passionate online fraud-fighter for over 15 years. Karisse founded Chargelytics Consulting, a truly independent consultancy that works with some of the largest & well-known e-commerce brands in the world to save them millions of dollars by implementing custom strategies that reduce fraud & chargebacks, without negatively impacting sales or legitimate customers. In addition to this important work, she is often fielding e-mails, texts & calls from hundreds of the largest companies online. When enterprise e-tailers have questions about fraud, chargebacks or customer abuse, and don’t know who to ask or trust with the information, they trust her to provide or find the non-biased answer.
Karisse spent the first half of her career on the “front lines” of fraud operations, creating strategies, processes & technology in e-commerce & merchant processing at Merchant e-Solutions, Bag Borrow or Steal and Expedia. The early years of “trial by fire” gave her foundational knowledge & experience that couldn’t be learned in any other way. By attending & speaking at industry events as a retailer, Karisse found her true passion. -Supporting the largest online companies in the world to prevent payment fraud, reduce chargebacks and all other forms of abuse, such as Friendly Fraud & the new threat to online retailers, refunding fraud.
Karisse was the Program Manager for the Americas for the trade association for online risk & payments, the Merchant Risk Council, followed by several years as the Editor-at-Large for CardNotPresent.com, the leading online publication for online fraud and payments. She has been quoted in publications such as NPR, Slate Magazine and Internet Retailer.
Additionally, Karisse was the first recipient of the “Legend of e-commerce award”, awarded at FraudCon 2019 at Tel Aviv University. She is the host of the Fraudology podcast, and formerly a co-host of the former podcast, Online FraudCast, with former cybercriminal Brett Johnson.
Mary Ann Miller is Varo Bank's Head of Fraud Strategy with over 20 years experience as a high-performance leader and sought after industry expert in digital/cyber fraud prevention.By leading fraud management programs and applying advanced analytics, machine learning and channel security defenses Mary Ann has helped financial institutions globally lower exposure to fraud in an increasingly digital environment. Mary Ann's previous directorships and executive roles in well known organizations like USAA, PayPal, Lloyds Banking Group and other technology firms provides a strategic business perspective of fraud challenges. Mary Ann has previously served on the US Federal Reserve Secure Payments Task Force and has built a high visibility reputation as a thought leader and global authority on digital fraud through media coverage on BBC news, NPR, American Banker, USA Today, and others.