Federica Mogherini

Federica Mogherini has been the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission since November 1, 2014. She was Italian Minister for Foreign Affairs from February-October 2014 and a member of the Italian Parliament (Chamber of Deputies), where she was elected for the first time in 2008. She is a member of IAI – Istituto Affari Internazionali, and a former Marshall Memorial Fellow of The German Marshall Fund of the United States.

Deborah L. Birx

Ambassador-at-Large, Deborah L. Birx, M.D., is the coordinator of the United States Government Activities to Combat HIV/AIDS and U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy. Her three-decade-long career has focused on HIV/AIDS immunology, vaccine research, and global health. As the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, Ambassador Birx oversees the implementation of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR, as well as all U.S.

Jesper Berg

Jesper Berg is the director general of the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority. Jesper Berg joined the Danish FSA as Director General in October 2015. From 2010 to 2015 he was a member of the Executive Board at Nykredit Bank, a part of the Nykredit Group, which is the largest lender in Denmark. He was also responsible for regulatory affairs and ratings at the Group level.

William Perrin

William Perrin is a trustee of Carnegie U.K. Trust and leads work there on internet harm reduction. William was a civil servant in the U.K. government where he was a technology policy advisor and private secretary to Prime Minister Tony Blair.  In his 15-year public service career William worked on the regulation of a wide range of sectors including energy, gambling, alcohol, telecommunications, and broadcasting. He was heavily involved in the creation of the U.K. communications regulator OFCOM. William was chair of the OECD expert group on e-government.

Catherine Ashton

The Right Honourable Baroness Catherine Ashton served as the European Union's first high representative for foreign affairs and security policy from 2009-2014. She earned wide praise as a negotiator, leading the P5+1 talks on Iran’s nuclear program and galvanizing agreement between Serbia and Kosovo. Previously, Baroness Ashton served as the first woman Commissioner for Trade in the European Commission and the first woman British European Commissioner.

Victoria Espinel

Victoria A. Espinel is President and CEO of BSA | The Software Alliance and President of Software.org: the BSA Foundation. She is a respected authority on the intersection of technology innovation, global markets, and public policy. Victoria speaks before audiences around the world to build visibility for the amazing things people can do with software, and encourages businesses, governments, and the public to support a policy environment that will enable even more software breakthroughs.

John Donvan

John Donvan is the host of Intelligence Squared U.S., moderating their debates since 2008. An author, speaker, and journalist, John has reported for ABC, CNN, and PBS, including multi-year postings in Moscow, London, Jerusalem, and Amman, and a term as chief White House correspondent for ABC News. His 2016 book, In a Different Key: The Story of Autism, was a New York Times bestseller, and a Wall Street Journal Top Ten Nonfiction Book of the Year. John is a four-time Emmy Award winner and was a National Magazine Award finalist in 2010.