2.30-3pm > Jamie Allen
3-3.30pm > Beth Noveck
3.30-4pm > Hito Steyerl
4-4.30pm > Sarah Spiekermann
4.30-5pm > Martin Drexler
5- 5.30pm > Gesche Joost
5.30-6pm > Jamie Susskind
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Jamie Allen

(Institute of Experimental Design and Media Cultures, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, Academy of Art and Design)

Jamie Allen is a Canada-born researcher, artist, designer and teacher, interested in what technologies teach us about who we are as individuals, cultures and societies. He likes to make things with his head and hands, and he lectures, publishes and exhibits worldwide. He lives in Europe, works on art and technology projects, writes a bit, and tries to engage himself with and create prefigurative institutions that are generous and collaborative, acknowledging that friendship, passion and love are central practices of knowledge and creativity. Jamie is Senior Researcher with the Critical Media Lab in Basel, Switzerland. 


Beth Noveck

(Governance Lab, Center for Urban Science and Progress, New York University)


Beth Simone Noveck directs the Governance Lab (GovLab) and its MacArthur Research Network on Opening Governance. She is a Professor in Technology, Culture, and Societyand affiliated faculty at the Center for Urban Science and Progress at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering and a Fellow at NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge. New Jersey governor Phil Murphy appointed her as the state’s first Chief Innovation Officer and Chancellor Angela Merkel named her to her Digital Council in 2018. She is also Visiting Senior Faculty Fellow at the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University. Previously, Beth served in the White House as the first United States Deputy Chief Technology Officer and director of the White House Open Government Initiative under President Obama. UK Prime Minister David Cameron appointed her senior advisor for Open Government.
At the GovLab, she directs better governance programs, including work with public institutions on public engagement in lawmaking (CrowdLaw), expert-sourcing innovative solutions to hard problems (Smarter Crowdsourcing), co-creation between cities and citizens (City Challenges). She also coaches “public entrepreneurs.” working with passionate individuals to take their public interest projects from idea to implementation.


Hito Steyerl

(Berlin University of the Arts)

Hito Steyerl is a filmmaker who lives in Berlin.



Sarah Spiekermann 

(Vienna University of Economics and Business)

Sarah Spiekermann is a scientist, author, speaker, and advisor on digital ethics and chair of the Institute for Information Systems & Society at Vienna University of Economics and Business. She published several books, including “Digital Ethics – A Value System for the 21st Century” (2019), “Ethical IT Innovation: A Value-based System Design Approach” (2015), as well as “Networks of Control” (2016). She has co-authored US/EU privacy regulations and worked as an expert and advisor to companies and governmental institutions, including the EU Commission and the OECD. Spiekermann also maintains a blog on “The Ethical Machine” at and is on the advisory board of the Austrian Digitalization Agency. 


Martin Drexler

(Die Graphische Wien, AI-42 Market Intelligence Ltd.)

A retail, brand expert and communications strategist; Martin has been working for 20 years as an art and creative director in several international advertising agencies for global brands. He completed his Multimedia-studies in the first masterclass of Peter Weibel at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. As a Multi-Channel Strategist and expert in Digital Media, Communication Design and Marketing Strategies he is advisor to the AI-Company and enabler of some start-up companies. In the era he worked as a distinguished engineer at framfab, at this time one of the world-leading Internet pioneers. Martin holds a Professorship for Audiovisual Media & Media Businesses at “Die Graphische” in Vienna. Experienced in Strategic Marketing, (Predictive) Analytics, Trends, Digital Innovation, Digital Media, Innovation Management, Strategic Consulting & Go-to-market Strategies, he believes that disruptive factor based strategies prove more useful to support innovation management in complex environments. His talk on „Simply AI/ML“ in German language “Einfach AI” will present a roadmap of the logical steps from the first predictions in mankind to AI and will scrutinize & question also the notion of „Artificial Intelligence“.



Gesche Joost

(Berlin University of the Arts)

Gesche Joost is Professor of Design Research at the Berlin University of the Arts, is a researcher, founder, political advisor and tech consultant. She focuses her work on the digital transformation and its implications on our society both in her research practice and on the policy level. She runs a research lab at the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence specialized in human-computer-interaction and wearable computing.

From 2014 to 2018, she served as the German government’s Federal Internet ambassador to the European Commission. Since 2015, she is member of the supervisory board of SAP, ING and ottobock. In 2016, she founded Calliope gGmbH, a non for profit organization offering digital learning to children.


Jamie Susskind

 (barrister and best-selling author)

Jamie Susskind is a barrister and the author of the award-winning bestseller Future Politics: Living Together in a World Transformed by Tech (Oxford University Press, 2018), which received the Estoril Global Issues Distinguished Book Prize 2019, and was an Evening Standard and Prospect Book of the Year. With fellowships at Harvard and Cambridge, the Evening Standard has written that Jamie “could be one of the great public intellectual rock stars of our time.”

Jamie speaks around the world about politics and technology, and appears regularly on the media. Recent engagements include Microsoft, Google, Harvard, Stanford, various professional services firms, investor and private conferences, and all the main literary festivals

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