Vagelis Papakonstantinou

Vagelis Papakonstantinou is a co-founder of MPlegal Law Firm in Athens and a researcher at the Research Group on Law Science Technology & Society (LSTS) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. He has graduated from the Athens Law School (LLB), Strathclyde University (LLM) and Frankfurt University (Dr. Jur.). He has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Patras and as an academic assistant at the International Hellenic University and is a member of the Board of Directors of several sociétés anonymes, as well as a member of the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Copyright Organisation (for a second term).



Adam is responsible for ICANN's relations with civil society organizations, including academia, supporting non-commercial participation in ICANN's multi-stakeholder model. Before joining ICANN in December 2014, Adam spent more than two decades as a senior researcher at the Center for Global Communications (GLOCOM), International University of Japan, where he worked on projects related to telecommunications and Internet policy. Adam has been active in policy-making activities for the deployment and development of the Internet since the early-1990s. He was one of the lead civil society representatives during WSIS, IGF and NETmundial.


Stephanie PeRRIN

PhD Candidate at the University of Toronto Formerly Director of privacy policy at Industry Canada, responsible for management of legislative initiative for PIPEDA and related policy matters, including encryption policy. Former Chief Privacy Officer at Zero Knowledge Systems. Currently volunteering at ICANN in Non-Commercial Stakeholders Group, to promote privacy protection in Internet governance policy as it relates to ICANN's remit.



After graduating as an engineer from Brussels University and completing her education at MIT, USA, Véronique Pevtschin has spent her professional life in solutions for both physical and logical security. For the last 8 years, she has focused on cyber-security within the Research and Development Labs of Engineering Ingegneria Informatica. She has also chaired the cyber-security working group within EOS - the European Organisation for Security and is co-chair of the eco-system sub working group within ECSO - the European Cyber Security Organisation.


Javier Pimentel Calderon

Javier is the SVP Legal & Compliance for the Kreditech Group and has extensive hands-on experience on some of the most pressing issues of Data-protection in the context of Fintech. Given Kreditech's global footprint, he has been able to gain a "multi-jurisdiction" view on most of these matters and their underlying policy discussions.

He is very interested in everything that has to do with the intersection of Law, Finance and technology and likes to spend his free time taking pictures.


Martha Poon

Martha Poon is an Adjunct Research Affiliate for the Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University. She is a social scientist interested in how global capital flows are changing technology production and the public’s relationship to finance. She is a graduate of the Science Studies Program at University of California, San Diego and has been a research fellow at the London School of Economics and Data & Society Research Institute in New York.


Julia Powles

Julia Powles is a legal researcher at the University of Cambridge. Her research focuses on the law and politics of technology, including internet regulation, data protection, privacy, and intellectual property. She is currently working on projects on cloud computing, cybercrime, and data control in the Internet of Things. She is a regular contributor to the Guardian and Wired, and previously worked at the World Intellectual Property Organization and in the Australian court and tribunal system. She holds a PhD from Cambridge and a BCL from Oxford, following undergraduate honours degrees in science and law in Australia.



Jason Pridmore is Senior Researcher on the DigIDeas project. Prior to joining the DigIDeas team, Jason was a Post-Doctoral fellow with The New Transparency Project, under the auspices of The Surveillance Project. He received his PhD from the Department of Sociology at Queen's University, Canada, in 2008 and is the author of the expert report on the surveillance of consumers and consumption, part of the report on the surveillance society commissioned by the British Information Commissioner in 2006.

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