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March 23 - 25, 2021

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EDWARD
SNOWDEN
AUDREY
TANG
ZOOKO
WILCOX

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Freedom vs. Safety

The summit will feature keynotes from all fronts of the privacy war, with a keynote address from the whistleblower and cybersecurity expert, Edward Snowden. The conference will shine a light on the battle-lines drawn between freedom and security in our seemingly perpetual privacy crisis. Each day of the summit will focus on a different aspect of digital privacy, from how we communicate, to how we transact, to how we live in an era of pervasive digital surveillance.



SPEAKERS

EDWARD SNOWDENWhistleblower & Cybersecurity Expert

The author of the new memoir, Permanent Record, former CIA officer and National Security Agency (NSA) consultant Snowden risked everything to expose the U.S. government’s system of mass surveillance. He is the subject of the Oscar-winning best documentary Citizenfour and the critically acclaimed Oliver Stone film, Snowden. Appearing live from Moscow, Snowden continues to speak out about technologies and practices (increasingly by nongovernmental entities) that have created “the most effective means of social control in the history of our species.” “Everything we do now lasts forever. Not because we want to remember, but because we are no longer allowed to forget,” he says, evoking the key theme of Permanent Record. “Helping to create that system is my greatest regret.” As one of the world’s most passionate and authoritative voices on privacy and cybersecurity, Snowden continues to warn us of the growing threats of our digital age.

Edward Snowden shocked the world in 2013 when he broke with the intelligence establishment and revealed that the U.S. government was pursuing an unprecedented system of mass surveillance with the potential to collect every single phone call, text message and email of every person on earth. Fearing arrest, he fled to Hong Kong, where he secretly met with journalists from The Guardian newspaper and filmmaker Laura Poitras. Poitras later won an Academy Award for Citizenfour. The Guardian and The Washington Post were awarded a Pulitzer Prize for their role in reporting on the NSA leaks. Snowden saw this honor as “a vindication” of his efforts to bring the secret surveillance programs to light. Snowden himself has received numerous honors for his public service, including the Right Livelihood Award, the German Whistleblower Prize, the Ridenhour Prize for Truth-Telling and the Carl von Ossietzky Medal from the International League of Human Rights. He currently serves as president of the board of directors of the Freedom of the Press Foundation.

Since gaining asylum in Russia, Snowden has remained in the headlines as an impassioned and authoritative champion of privacy, civil liberties and cybersecurity during what he calls “the greatest redistribution of power since the Industrial Revolution.” Based on Snowden’s revelations, both the US and UK governments have faced court challenges to their surveillance laws, prompting new legislation in both countries. Internet companies, reacting to public outrage over privacy concerns, have made encryption commonplace. Snowden continues to sound the alarm on mass surveillance and the collection of data by both governments and corporate entities. He has been invited to speak at venues ranging from international investment conferences to the TED stage and the Sorbonne—receiving glowing reviews and passionate applause from audiences around the world.

Topics:

  • Mass Surveillance, Secrecy & Democracy: When Data Collection Becomes a Threat to Free Societies
  • Restoring Trust: How To Solve The Next Generation of Privacy & Security Dilemmas
  • National Security Agency or National Surveillance Agency: Our Cyber Defenses Examined
  • AUDREY TANGDigital Minister, Executive Yuan

    Audrey Tang is Taiwan’s digital minister in charge of Social Innovation. Audrey is known for revitalizing the computer languages Perl and Haskell, as well as building the online spreadsheet system EtherCalc in collaboration with Dan Bricklin.

    In the public sector, Audrey served on Taiwan national development council’s open data committee and the 12-year basic education curriculum committee; and led the country’s first e-Rulemaking project.

    In the private sector, Audrey worked as a consultant with Apple on computational linguistics, with Oxford University Press on crowd lexicography, and with Socialtext on social interaction design.

    In the social sector, Audrey actively contributes to g0v (“gov zero”), a vibrant community focusing on creating tools for the civil society, with the call to “fork the government.”

    CINDY COHNExecutive Director, Electronic Frontier Foundation

    Cindy Cohn is the Executive Director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. From 2000-2015 she served as EFF’s Legal Director as well as its General Counsel. Ms. Cohn first became involved with EFF in 1993, when EFF asked her to serve as the outside lead attorney in Bernstein v. Dept. of Justice, the successful First Amendment challenge to the U.S. export restrictions on cryptography. Recently, Ms. Cohn was named to TheNonProfitTimes 2020 Power & Influence TOP 50 list, and in 2018, Forbes included Ms. Cohn as one of America's Top 50 Women in Tech.

    ZOOKO WILCOXFounder and CEO, Electric Coin Company

    Zooko has more than 20 years of experience in open, decentralized systems, cryptography and information security, and startups. He is recognized for his work on DigiCash, Mojo Nation, ZRTP, “Zooko’s Triangle”, Tahoe-LAFS, BLAKE2, and SPHINCS.

    Dr. Steven Waterhouse (Seven)CEO & Co-Founder, Orchid Labs

    Dr. Steven Waterhouse (Seven) is co-founder and CEO of Orchid Labs, a unique decentralized privacy marketplace that brings together the services of leading VPN providers. Since launching in December, 2019, Orchid has been increasingly recognized as a leader in digital privacy.

    Prior to founding Orchid, Steven co-founded Pantera Capital, one of the first crypto-focused VC funds, which invested in many early industry leaders such as Coinbase and Zcash.

    Steven has spent his career advancing open source peer-to-peer technology solutions. In 2000 he joined Infrasearch, a peer-to-peer engine for deep search founded by Marc Andreessen, which was subsequently acquired by Sun Microsystems.

    At Sun, Steven created a new decentralized data storage project known as the Honeycomb product group. He subsequently co-founded RPX (Nasdaq: RPXC), which went public in 2011.

    In 2012 Steven joined Fortress Investment Group, where he helped start the firm’s first crypto investment group. This ultimately led to the founding of Pantera in 2013.

    A former international-level rugby player and rower, Seven remains an avid waterman. He speaks frequently at events and conferences related to privacy, and has been a featured contributor to Nasdaq, the World Economic Forum, and other well-known organizations.

    KEN LIUTechnologist & Author, Dandelion Stories Limited Company

    Ken Liu (http://kenliu.name) is an American author of speculative fiction. A winner of the Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy awards, he wrote The Dandelion Dynasty, a silkpunk epic fantasy series (starting with The Grace of Kings), as well as The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories and The Hidden Girl and Other Stories. He also authored the Star Wars novel, The Legends of Luke Skywalker.

    Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Liu worked as a software engineer, corporate lawyer, and litigation consultant. Liu frequently speaks at conferences and universities on a variety of topics, including futurism, cryptocurrency, history of technology, bookmaking, the mathematics of origami, and other subjects of his expertise.

    Ryan SelkisCEO & Co-Founder, Messari

    Ryan is co-founder and CEO of Messari, a leading crypto asset data and research company. Prior to founding Messari, he was an entrepreneur-in-residence at ConsenSys, and was on the founding teams of Digital Currency Group, where he managed the firm’s seed investing activity, and CoinDesk, where he led the company’s restructuring and annual Consensus conferences. He has been an investor and prolific writer in the crypto industry since 2013.

    Rohan GreyAssistant Professor of Law, Willamette University

    Rohan Grey is an assistant professor at Willamette University College of Law, where his research focuses on the legal design and regulation of digital currency. He is the president of the Modern Money Network, a network manager of the FreedomBox Foundation, and Vice-Chair (Privacy) for the Policy & Governance Working Group of the International Telecommunications Union's Digital Currency Global Initiative. In 2020, he helped draft the Automatic Boost to Communities (ABC) Act, which directed the Treasury to establish an anonymous, privacy-respecting e-cash system, as well as the Stablecoin Tethering and Bank License Enforcement (STABLE) Act, which would require stablecoin issuers to obtain a bank charter and submit to federal regulatory supervision.

    Brian BehlendorfExecutive Director, Hyperledger

    Brian is Executive Director of Hyperledger, an open source software consortium hosted by the Linux Foundation. Since 2016, Hyperledger has led the way in driving adoption of blockchain technology by enterprises for all sort of uses now in production, from trade finance to supply chain traceability to digital identity.

    Previously, Brian has had a career founding technology startups Organic Online and CollabNet, advising the US White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy and HHS under President Obama, and serving as CTO at the World Economic Forum.

    Brian also serves on the boards of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Mozilla Foundation.

    Fereshteh ForoughFounder & Executive Director, Code to Inspire

    Fereshteh Forough was born a refugee in Iran after her family fled Afghanistan because of the Soviet invasion. Despite the family’s circumstances, Fereshteh’s parents instilled in her and her siblings the value of education from an early age. Her mother sewed clothing to sell in order to earn money to buy school supplies for the children so they can go to school. When Fereshteh was a teen, the Taliban regime collapsed and Fereshteh and her family moved back to Herat, Afghanistan. After returning to Herat, she earned her Bachelor’s in Computer Science. She later earned her Master’s from Technical University of Berlin in Germany. She returned to Herat University to join the Computer Science faculty, where she taught for almost three years. In 2015, she established Code to Inspire, the first computer coding school for girls in Afghanistan.Leading all aspects of operations and fundraising remotely CTI educated more than 250 students so far in coding and graphic design classes. Fereshteh remains focused on a vision of a future for her homeland where young women play a prominent role in the economy and future success.

    Kevin WerbachProfessor, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

    Kevin Werbach is professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He examines business and policy implications of emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, next-generation wireless, gamification, and blockchain. Werbach served on the Obama Administration’s Presidential Transition Team and helped develop the U.S. approach to internet policy at the Federal Communications Commission. His books include For the Win: How Game Thinking Can Revolutionize Your Business and The Blockchain and the New Architecture of Trust.

    Izabella KaminskaEditor, FT Alphaville

    Izabella Kaminska is the editor of FT Alphaville. She joined FT Alphaville in October 2008. Before that she worked as a producer at CNBC, a natural gas reporter at Platts and an associate editor of BP’s internal magazine. She has also worked as a reporter on English language business papers in Poland and Azerbaijan and was a Reuters graduate trainee in 2004.

    Jeff John RobertsExecutive Editor, Decrypt

    Jeff writes about the intersection of law and technology for Decrypt. He covers topics like privacy, blockchain and intellectual property, and he regularly breaks news about big companies like Coinbase and PayPal. Jeff has an MA in Journalism from Columbia University and a law degree from McGill University. He has earned awards from the New York Financial Writers Association and the Overseas Press Club and, in 2015-2016, he attended the prestigious Knight-Bagehot Fellowship program. Jeff’s work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times and Reuters. He contributes frequently to major media outlets, including the BBC and Fox News.

    Gustav SimonssonCo-Founder & Advisor, Orchid Labs

    Co-Founder & Advisor of Orchid, Advisor of Metronome.

    Brian J. FoxCo-Founder, Orchid Labs

    Co-Founder of Orchid, Founder of OpusLogica.

    Jay FreemanCo-Founder & CTO, Orchid Labs

    Creator of Cydia, Co-Founder and CTO of Orchid.

    Cade DiehmFounder, The New Design Congress

    Cade is the founder of the New Design Congress, a research group developing a nuanced understanding of technology's role as a social, political and environmental accelerant. He spent ten years embedded in digital infrastructure and security projects in six countries. After his studies, he prototyped Signal, the secure messaging app, with Open Whisper Systems in 2014, led design and strategy at the early cryptocurrency fintech CoinJar and was Chief Creative Officer at SpiderOak, a Snowden-approved cloud storage company. Prior to founding the New Design Congress he led design and information security research at Tactical Tech, a Berlin-based NGO that works to raise awareness of issues of data, privacy and technology in societies.

    Jorge RiosCEO, Bridgefy

    Jorge is CEO at Bridgefy. Bridgefy's technology helps millions of people use mobile apps without an Internet connection, through Bluetooth-based mesh-networks for mobile. He began his career in the public sector, helping local teenagers develop, fund, and launch entrepreneurial projects through local city government. He then founded an online food-ordering platform in Mexico, before Uber Eats and Rappi existed. He then founded Bridgefy out of a need he saw that Mexico City inhabitants had, of being able to communicate after earthquakes.

    Since Bridgefy was founded, its patented technology has helped more than 4.5 million people share information without an Internet connection, in situations such as Internet shutdowns, natural disasters, rural communities, underprivileged schools, and large events. Bridgefy has received awards such as the United Nations WSA Award, Pro Magazine’s Top 100 Startups, and Top 25 Most Innovative Companies according to TechCrunch.

    Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, he taught Politics and Economics and International Topics at the University of Monterrey. Jorge has served on the board of StartupBus, and advises multiple startups and entrepreneurs. He has an MBA from the University of Monterrey in Mexico, and was named one of MIT’s Top 35 Innovators in 2020.

    Peter Van ValkenburghDirector of Research, Coin Center

    Peter is Director of Research at Coin Center, the leading non-profit research and advocacy group focused on the public policy issues facing cryptocurrency technologies such as Bitcoin. He is a graduate of NYU Law, as well as a self-taught web developer.

    He drafts the Center’s public regulatory comments, and helps shape its research agenda. He has testified before Congress, briefed staff and members of the EU parliament, and educated policymakers and regulatory staff around the world on the subject of cryptocurrency regulation and decentralized computing systems. Previously, he was a Google Policy Fellow and collaborated with various digital rights organizations on projects related to privacy, surveillance, and digital copyright law.

    Vinay GuptaCEO, Mattereum Ltd

    Vinay Gupta is the founder of Mattereum, a London-based fintech company using legally-enforceable smart contracts to enable the sale, lease, and transfer of physical property and other legal rights.

    He is a technologist and policy analyst with a particular interest in how specific technologies can close or create new avenues for decision makers. This interest has taken him through cryptography, energy policy, defence, security, resilience and disaster management arenas.

    He is known for his work on the hexayurt, a public domain disaster relief shelter designed to be built from commonly-available materials, and with Ethereum, a distributed network designed to handle smart contracts.

    Yele BademosiCEO & Co-Founder, Bundle Africa

    Yele Bademosi is CEO and Co-Founder of Bundle, the Africa-focused social payments app for cash and crypto, aiming to drive crypto adoption in Africa and bringing more economic freedom and prosperity to all Africans. Yele is focused on developing the blockchain ecosystem in Africa, accelerating Africa’s transition into a sustainable and developed economy by leveraging capital, innovation and policy. He is a Founding Partner at Microtraction, which funds Africa’s most remarkable teams at early-stage startups across multiple sectors including finance and cryptocurrency. Previously, he was a Director at Binance Labs--leading the Africa chapter of the Binance Labs Incubation Program--and General Manager of Starta Africa, an online community and resource platform for African entrepreneurs. He is a self-taught designer and developer and has created multiple apps and products, including a social app connecting university students in the UK. Yele holds a Bachelor of Medical Sciences from King’s College London.

    Jen Zhu ScottExecutive Chairman, The Commons Project Foundation

    Jennifer Zhu Scott is the Executive Chairman of The Commons Project, a non-profit public trust to build digital good as public service. She founded Radian Partners, a private direct investment firm focusing on Artificial Intelligence. Jennifer is a Forbes World's Top 50 Women in Tech in 2018 and a Co-Chair of Fortune Global Tech Forum in 2019. Jennifer is a China Fellow of The Aspen Institute and has a dual Fellowship at The Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House). In 2014, Jennifer was appointed as one of the 18 council members of China Council convened by the Global Agenda Council, the World Economic Forum’s think tank. In 2016, WEF re-appointed her to be one of 20 members of the inaugural Council of The Future of Blockchain, and in 2020, the Data Policy Council. Jennifer was honoured by WEF as a Young Global Leader in 2013. She studied Applied Mathematics at Sichuan University and MBA in Finance at Manchester Business School. She completed the public policy and leadership programme at Yale University in 2013, in Harvard Kennedy School in 2016, and in Oxford University in 2017. She also graduated from the inaugural executive programme on sustainability energy and leadership at Princeton University in 2018. In 2017, Jennifer debated against the notion of Universal Basic Income at Oxford Union and at the Davos 2018, she debated against Nobel Prize winner Prof. Robert Shiller and Swedish Central Bank Deputy Governor Cecilia Skingsley on Crypto Assets. She is a consultant to the Season 5 and 6 of the HBO show Silicon Valley and a frequent public speaker and published author on data ownership, AI, and digital monetary policies. Her TED talk “Why you should get paid for your data” was released in 2020.

    Micha BenolielCEO & Co-Founder, Nodle

    Micha is the CEO and Co-Founder of Nodle.io, a privacy-first, decentralized wireless network for connecting IoT devices to the internet, and Coalition Network, a non-profit foundation that provides an open source, secure exposure notification solutions for governments, universities and organizations to integrate into their health system to protect global citizens during the current COVID-19 crisis and future pandemics. The Coalition App, the open source Whisper Tracing Protocol, and the award-winning Nodle M1, a smart wearable device to promote social distancing, were developed by Micha, the Nodle team, and a few independents.

    Previously, Micha enabled Skype to launch Skype In And Skype Out and built several ventures and products in the space of telecommunications, networking and the Internet: Open Garden; FireChat App, which was (10M+ downloads) a peer-to-peer Bluetooth-based messaging technology used to stay connected and communicate in areas without internet access, including during the 2014 Hong Kong Umbrella Revolution; Replika.ai and PiperChain (Sold to RightMesh).

    Bailey ReutzelJournalist & Media Professional

    Bailey Reutzel is a long-time crypto reporter and an all around media professional, working across mediums - print, audio, video and events. She's currently programming content for CoinDesk's Consensus 2021 conference. She, like most of you, has been losing sleep over crypto prices.

    Derek E. SilvaGlobal Community Manager, Orchid

    As the Global Community Manager for Orchid, Derek is responsible for communicating the core tenets and benefits of Orchid to thousands of people. Derek is a former IT professional, building his communication skills while working across multiple industries and demographics. He has read dozens of whitepapers, interviewed individuals from top technology companies, provided one-on-one support, and now dedicates his time to helping blockchain companies build communities.

    Jaroslav LikhachevskiyDirector, Belarus Solidarity Foundation BySol

    Director of Belarus Solidarity Foundation BySol
    CEO of DeepDee
    CEO of Shukai.by

    Kara SwisherColumnist, Host, New York Times

    Kara Swisher is the host of the Sway podcast for the New York Times and is also a weekly contributing writer for the Opinion section. She also co-hosts the Pivot podcast for New York Media.

    Benjamin PowersPrivacy Reporter, CoinDesk

    Benjamin is the privacy reporter at CoinDesk where he focuses on data and financial privacy, information security, and digital identity. This includes everything from cryptography to public policy debates and data breaches. He was previously at BREAKER Magazine and Inverse. His work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Daily Beast, Rolling Stone, and the New Republic, among others. He owns bitcoin.

    Anne Fauvre-WillisCOO, Oasis Labs

    Anne Fauvre is the COO of Oasis Labs and an early contributor to the Oasis Network, a privacy-first blockchain platform for building a responsible data economy.

    Prior to Oasis Labs, Anne was as a Product Manager / Product Marketing Manager for the iPhone at Apple and worked for former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright at the Albright Stonebridge Group, a global strategy firm.

    Anne has an MBA for Harvard Business School and a BA from Georgetown University.

    Adriana HamacherWriter & Editor, Decrypt

    Adriana Hamacher is a BBC-trained journalist, presenter, and producer as well as an award-winning writer and editor. She currently specializes in blockchain, robotics, IoT, and other emerging technologies, but has covered everything from music, art, and fashion to foreign affairs during a 20-year career in TV, radio, print, and online media.

    Notable high-profile interviewees include Polish sci-fi legend Stanislaw Lem, electronic musicians The Prodigy, and British artist Mark Quinn.

    And her academic research, on trustworthy autonomous systems, has been featured by Wired, Mashable, NPR, and many other media outlets.

    As a senior writer and editor at Decrypt, she covers the business, technology, culture and politics of cryptocurrencies and Web 3.0., and specialises in timely profiles of the key figures in this important, new landscape.

    sneak (Jeffrey Paul)Founder, EEQJ

    A hacker, researcher, speaker, and entrepreneur: Jeffrey Paul has been writing, speaking, and publishing research about online privacy since 2008.

    AGENDA

    Tuesday ● 23rd of March
    1:25 PM (ET)
    Tuesday
    Opening Remarks
    5 Minutes
    Dr. Steven (Seven) Waterhouse
    Dr. Steven (Seven) Waterhouse
    Speaker
    Derek E. Silva
    Derek E. Silva
    Speaker
    1:30 PM (ET)
    Tuesday
    Build Your Own Internet
    25 Minutes

    Internet shutdowns are an increasingly tool of authoritarian regimes. Mesh networks and other peer-to-peer solutions offer decentralised and private alternatives. A panel discussion with technologists, policy advisors, and thinkers on how to strengthen the network in an anti-fragile moment.

    Vinay Gupta
    Vinay Gupta
    Panelist
    Jorge Rios
    Jorge Rios
    Panelist
    Harry Halpin
    Harry Halpin
    Panelist
    Adriana Hamacher
    Adriana Hamacher
    Moderator
    1:55 PM (ET)
    Tuesday
    Interlude
    5 Minutes
    Derek E. Silva
    Derek E. Silva
    Speaker
    Gustav Simonsson
    Gustav Simonsson
    Speaker
    2:00 PM (ET)
    Tuesday
    Edward Snowden on How to Fix a Broken Internet
    60 Minutes

    Information wants to be free. That rallying cry of the internet rings hollow today, as national security and, increasingly, private, interests discover that surveillance is a good business model for extracting value from free information. But as Edward Snowden has written, "surveillance quiets resistance and takes away our choices. It robs us of private space, eroding our dignity and the things that make us human." Snowden will share his vision of an internet that doesn't operate solely on surveillance capitalism, and can be free of state-sponsored mass surveillance.

    Edward Snowden
    Edward Snowden
    Keynote speaker
    Cindy Cohn
    Cindy Cohn
    Moderator
    Dr. Steven (Seven) Waterhouse
    Dr. Steven (Seven) Waterhouse
    Moderator
    3:00 PM (ET)
    Tuesday
    Interlude
    5 Minutes
    Derek E. Silva
    Derek E. Silva
    Speaker
    3:05 PM (ET)
    Tuesday
    Innovator's Dilemma: Post-Pandemic Privacy Policy
    25 Minutes

    The innovator's dilemma states that incumbent forces can do everything right and still lose their leadership position. By the time they notice, it's too late: some upstart has stolen the prize. Policy-makers, technologists and corporate leaders worldwide face a version of this as we head towards a post-pandemic world where digital infrastructure is woven even more tightly into our everyday lives. Can decision-makers ensure that we maintain the value of privacy, and that we don't end up noticing only when it's too late?

    Brian Behlendorf
    Brian Behlendorf
    Panelist
    Kevin Werbach
    Kevin Werbach
    Panelist
    Jeff John Roberts
    Jeff John Roberts
    Moderator
    Anne Fauvre-Willis
    Anne Fauvre-Willis
    Panelist
    3:30 PM (ET)
    Tuesday
    Interlude
    5 Minutes
    Derek E. Silva
    Derek E. Silva
    Speaker
    3:35 PM (ET)
    Tuesday
    Dr. Steven Waterhouse and Jeffrey Paul in Conversation
    15 Minutes
    Dr. Steven (Seven) Waterhouse
    Dr. Steven (Seven) Waterhouse
    Speaker
    sneak (Jeffrey Paul)
    sneak (Jeffrey Paul)
    Speaker
    Wednesday ● 24th of March
    6:25 PM (ET)
    Wednesday
    Welcome to Session Two
    5 Minutes
    Dr. Steven (Seven) Waterhouse
    Dr. Steven (Seven) Waterhouse
    Speaker
    Derek E. Silva
    Derek E. Silva
    Speaker
    6:30 PM (ET)
    Wednesday
    After Cash: Keeping Secrets in Permissionless Finance
    30 Minutes

    Securely integrating those people that rely on shadow banking, can't be fulfilled with good intentions. Responsibilities on the part of banks prevent them from assuming the risk of banking everyone in the world. Yet permissionless networks offer the opportunity to connect everyone to financial services. But not without risks and tradeoffs for the consumer. Without cash this is perhaps the only way to empower and include those outside the financial system.

    Rohan Grey
    Rohan Grey
    Panelist
    Peter Van Valkenburgh
    Peter Van Valkenburgh
    Panelist
    Izabella Kaminska
    Izabella Kaminska
    Moderator
    7:00 PM (ET)
    Wednesday
    Interlude
    5 Minutes
    Derek E. Silva
    Derek E. Silva
    Speaker
    Jay Freeman
    Jay Freeman
    Speaker
    7:05 PM (ET)
    Wednesday
    Privacy and the Pandemic: Solutions Against Surveillance
    50 Minutes

    In almost every field, there's a sense that the pandemic is an opportunity for a reset. We are on the cusp of generational change. Inside these new policy initiatives lie the seeds of two very different futures: One in which privacy and personal data is safeguarded, and one in which it is sacrificed to a notion of security. Can we engineer our way out of these trade-offs? A slate of founders and technologists will show us their solutions.

    Micha Benoliel
    Micha Benoliel
    Panelist
    Jen Zhu Scott
    Jen Zhu Scott
    Panelist
    Ryan Selkis
    Ryan Selkis
    Moderator
    Cade Diehm
    Cade Diehm
    Panelist
    7:55 PM (ET)
    Wednesday
    Interlude
    5 Minutes
    Derek E. Silva
    Derek E. Silva
    Speaker
    Chad Soren Harper
    Chad Soren Harper
    Speaker
    8:00 PM (ET)
    Wednesday
    Audrey Tang and Kara Swisher on Open-Source Responses to Privacy in the Pandemic
    30 Minutes

    Last summer, Taiwan went more than 200 days without recording a single new case of Covid-19. The government's response was scaled by "civic hackers" who rapidly created hundreds of apps to help citizens find masks and other supplies. These nationwide efforts were aided and enabled by Audrey Tang, the Taiwanese digital minister with roots in the open-source and free software movements. Tang joins us in an interview to discuss how open-source coordination can help public policy; the role of privacy in "radically transparent" governance; and technology as a counterweight to government overreach.  

    Audrey Tang
    Audrey Tang
    Keynote speaker
    Kara Swisher
    Kara Swisher
    Moderator
    Thursday ● 25th of March
    1:25 PM (ET)
    Thursday
    Welcome to Session Three: Seven and Orchid
    5 Minutes
    Dr. Steven (Seven) Waterhouse
    Dr. Steven (Seven) Waterhouse
    Speaker
    Derek E. Silva
    Derek E. Silva
    Speaker
    1:30 PM (ET)
    Thursday
    Freedom to Transact: Privacy and the Protest Moment
    25 Minutes

    The battle for privacy has now firmly spilled over into the infrastructure that secures the world's payments and finances. Infrastructure is being put under pressure by politicians, regulators and corporations to deliver prejudiucial? non neutral? outcomes. The means to get paid, to raise funds, and the freedom to transact has become less of a technological question, and more of a political and social one. Where does this leave political dissidents, protestors and ordinary citizens?

    Yele Bademosi
    Yele Bademosi
    Panelist
    Benjamin Powers
    Benjamin Powers
    Moderator
    Jaroslav Likhachevskiy
    Jaroslav Likhachevskiy
    Panelist
    Fereshteh Forough
    Fereshteh Forough
    Panelist
    1:55 PM (ET)
    Thursday
    Interlude
    5 Minutes
    Derek E. Silva
    Derek E. Silva
    Speaker
    Brian J Fox
    Brian J Fox
    Speaker
    2:00 PM (ET)
    Thursday
    Zooko On a Better Way to Think About Financial Privacy
    30 Minutes

    The creator of ZCash has put together a session to help us learn about a better way to conceptualize and analyze the privacy properties of systems. Pulling from real-life examples, Zooko will share how the only way to gain privacy in cryptocurrency is not from transactions—it's from storage.

    Zooko Wilcox
    Zooko Wilcox
    Keynote speaker
    Bailey Reutzel
    Bailey Reutzel
    Moderator
    2:30 PM (ET)
    Thursday
    Interlude
    5 Minutes
    Derek E. Silva
    Derek E. Silva
    Speaker
    2:35 PM (ET)
    Thursday
    Ken Liu on The Values of Stories and the Stories of Values
    60 Minutes

    We speak of values like “privacy” and “freedom” as though they’re self-evident, when in fact we rarely agree on the meaning of these abstract terms. Humans are a storytelling species, and it is through stories that we give meaning to abstractions. In this talk, technologist and award-winning author Ken Liu uses children’s books to illustrate key human-centric values and invites us to think about technology as a storytelling act, and how to tell technology stories about privacy that we can believe in. Dr. Steven Waterhouse will discuss Ken's talk and work with him, and facilitate questions from the audience.

    Ken Liu
    Ken Liu
    Keynote speaker
    Dr. Steven (Seven) Waterhouse
    Dr. Steven (Seven) Waterhouse
    Moderator
    3:35 PM (ET)
    Thursday
    Closing Remarks: Conference Wrap
    5 Minutes
    Dr. Steven (Seven) Waterhouse
    Dr. Steven (Seven) Waterhouse
    Speaker
    Derek E. Silva
    Derek E. Silva
    Speaker

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