Meet our speakers

On 18 November 2021, we kicked off a multi-stakeholder dialogue and laid the ground for a year of action with a big, virtual conference hosted by Jeppe Kofod, the Danish Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Flemming Møller Mortensen, Minister for Development Cooperation.


  • 30 All
  • 16 Civil society
  • 4 Tech industry
  • 4 Multilateral organisations
  • 4 Government representatives
  • 2 Artists
  • Achim Steiner is Administrator of UNDP, United Nations Development Programme.
    Achim Steiner
  • Andrew Sushko is a lawyer, an expert in the fields of human rights, public administration and digital transformation.
    Andrew Sushko
  • Anne Marie Engtoft Larsen is Denmark’s Tech Ambassador.
    Anne Marie Engtoft Larsen
  • Arthur Larok is Federation Development Director ActionAid International.
    Arthur Larok
  • Aya Chebbi is a multi award-winning Pan-African feminist, former African Union Youth envoy and founder and chair of Nala Feminist Collective.
    Aya Chebbi
  • Brett Solomon is the co-founder and Executive Director of the organisation Access Now.
    Brett Solomon
  • Cecilie Waagner Falkenstrøm is an award-winning artist working with artificial intelligence.
    Cecilie Waagner Falkenstrøm
  • Eileen Donahoe is working with digital and cyber policies at Stanford University.
    Eileen Donahoe
  • Eric H. Loeb is the Executive Vice President of Global Government Affairs
    Eric H. Loeb
  • Farida Bemba Nabourema is the Executive director of Togolese Civil League.
    Farida Bemba Nabourema
  • Flemming Møller Mortensen is Denmark's Minister for Development Cooperation.
    Flemming Møller Mortensen
  • Journalist Ikenna Azuike is a lawyer, journalist and the host of the Tech for Democracy conference 2021.
    Ikenna Azuike
  • Jeppe Kofod is Denmark's Minister for Foreign Affairs.
    Jeppe Kofod
  • Julie Owono is the Executive Director of the Content Policy & Society Lab (CPSL) and a fellow of the Program on Democracy and the Internet (PDI) at Stanford University.
    Julie Owono
  • Lea Kaspar is the Executive Director of GPD, a UK-based organization working to develop a digital environment underpinned by human rights.
    Lea Kaspar
  • Liv Marte Nordhaug serves as a Co-Lead of the Digital Public Goods Alliance (DPGA)
    Liv Marte Nordhaug
  • Maria Ressa is co-founder of the Philippine news network Rappler and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize 2021.
    Maria Ressa
  • Maria-Francesca Spatolisano is the Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs, UN DESA.
    Maria-Francesca Spatolisano
  • Nanajira Sambuli is a fellow at the Technology and International Affairs Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
    Nanjira Sambuli
  • Sir Nick Clegg is Vice President of Global Affairs and Communications at Meta.
    Nick Clegg
  • Niels Tanderup Kristensen is the Director of Global Affairs at the tech-company cBrain.
    Niels Tanderup Kristensen
  • Rebecca MacKinnon is Vice President at Wikimedia.
    Rebecca MacKinnon
  • Sara Katrine Brandt is Policy Advisor at the Danish platform for NGOs, Global Focus,
    Sara Brandt
  • Senel Wanniarachchi is Co-founder & Director of Hashtag Generation - an organisation led by a group of young tech-savvy Sri Lankans.
    Senel Wanniarachchi
  • Shanthi Kalathil is Deputy Assistant to the President and Coordinator for Democracy and Human Rights on the National Security Council in the US. She coordinates democracy policy and oversees the work of the democracy and human rights directorate.
    Shanthi Kalathil
  • Sinéad McSweeney is Vice President of Public Policy and Philanthropy at Twitter Ireland.
    Sinéad McSweeney
  • Chief Executive Officer at South Africa Human Rights Commission.
    Tseliso Thipanyane
  • Věra Jourová is the Vice President of the European Commission for Values and Transparency.
    Věra Jourová
  • CEO of the Institute of Analysis & Advocacy think tank and Generation17 young leader.
    Yurii Romashko
  • Yvette Alberdingk-Thijm is Executive Director of the organisation WITNESS.
    Yvette Alberdingk-Thijm