Sonia Livingstone is a full professor in the Department of Media and Communications at LSE. She is author or editor of seventeen books, including Children, Risk and Safety Online: Research and policy challenges in comparative perspective. She directs the 33-country network, EU Kids Online, funded by the European Commission's Better Internet for Kids Programme and serves on the Executive Board of the UK's Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS), for which she is the Evidence Champion.
Mary Madden is a Senior Researcher for the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project and an affiliate at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. She is a nationally recognized expert on trends in social media use, online privacy management, and the impact of digital media on teens and parents. Her other work for Pew has examined artists’ use of the internet, older adults’ adoption of technology and the role of digital communications in romantic relationships. The Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan source of data and analysis. It does not take advocacy positions. Mary is part of an ongoing collaboration with Berkman’s Youth and Media Project that combines quantitative and qualitative research methods to study adolescents’ technology use and privacy management on social media. She is also a member of the Research Advisory Committee for the Future of Music Coalition’s Artist Revenue Streams Project. Prior to joining the Pew Research Center, Mary worked as a Research Assistant at Georgetown University. She holds an MA with distinction from Georgetown University’s Communication, Culture and Technology program and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Florida with a BA in English. She has been with Pew Internet since 2002, and has authored over forty reports during her tenure. Madden is a frequent public speaker and has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and National Public Radio, among others, regarding her research.
Maria Lilliana Mor is the Director of Economic Opportunities at the Trust for the Americas/Organization of American States (OAS), where she oversees the implementation of the Partnership in Opportunities for Employment Through Technology in the Americas (POETA) program and multi-sector projects for vulnerable communities in Latin America. Mrs. Mor supervises and guides field coordinators and grassroots organization in the set-up and the operation of technology centers in 20 countries in LAC and identifies significant practices in the areas of social, educational, and labor inclusion of underserved communities. Maria has ten of experience in consulting and project management on international development. She has worked for the Inter-American Development Bank, the Pan-America Health Organization and the World Bank and in the non-profit field. Her knowledge and experience in ICT for development focus on vulnerable communities, community-based development, humanitarian assistance and workforce development. Maria Liliana holds a masters degree in Public Administration and International Development Management from American University and earned a B.A in Government and Foreign Affairs from the External University of Colombia. Mrs. Mor left Colombia eleven years ago to join an international exchange program at the American University in Washington D.C, were she earned a certificate in Peace and Conflict Resolution and Foreign Policy.
Chisenga is proactive leader with a deep passion for social change and mentorship for young women and girls. In line with her vision and passion, she co-founded Asikana Network, a youth led technology organisation to empower young women in Zambia. Additionally, she is the co-founder of the Pan African Network that seeks to increase the visibility of women in ICT across Africa. Chisenga applies her interest in ICT for development in her work as a Software Developer at Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation where she focuses on developing SmartCare, Zambia’s national electronic health record system. Chisenga holds a BSc in Computer Science and is currently pursuing an MSc in Information Systems Management. She is a recipient of the Ministry of Science's postgraduate scholarship for outstanding females in science and has recently been named a Global Shaper under the World Economic Forum. Chisenga demonstrates a strong commitment to service through her volunteer work, and as a MILEAD Fellow she will be implementing a Mi-Change project on using technology to enable women to demand and enjoy their human rights.
Nishant Shah is the Research Director at the Centre for Internet & Society (CIS), Bangalore. Prior to CIS Nishant worked as an information architect with Yahoo, Partecs and Khoj Studios, was a Research Analyst for Comat Technologies and designed and taught several courses and workshops on the aesthetics and Politics of New Digital Media, for undergraduate and graduate level students in different universities around the world. Nishant has done his Ph.D. doctoral work from the Centre for the Study of Culture and Society, Bangalore. At CIS Nishant manages a portfolio of multi-disciplinary projects on Histories of the Internet, Wikipedia and the Critical Point of View, Technology mediated education, Digital Archives and Memories, and e-Governance. Nishant’s currently collaborates with the Hivos to explore Digital Natives and the potentials for social transformation and political participation in developing countries in the Global South.