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COnference Agenda

A printable (pdf) version of the final forum agenda is available for download here.

Monday, April 25, 2016

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Registration & Breakfast

9:00 am – 10:00 am

Opening and Welcome: How Digital Technology and Data are Changing our World: Looking to the Future

  • Merit E. Janow, Dean, SIPA, Columbia University (Moderator)
  • Arati Prabhakar, Director, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
  • Kenneth Prewitt, Professor and Special Advisor to the President, Columbia University

10:00 am – 11:15 am

Plenary Panel 1: Global Security Challenges and Data: Intelligence Gathering, Encryption, and Sharing in a World of ISIS

  • Laura DeNardis, Professor, American University (Moderator)
  • Steve Bellovin, Professor, Columbia University
  • Alan Butler, Senior Counsel, Electronic Privacy Information Center
  • Sir David Omand, Visiting Professor, King’s College London

11:15 am – 11:30 am

Coffee Break

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Plenary Panel 2: National Data Governance in a Global Economy

  • Merit E. Janow, Dean, SIPA, Columbia University (Moderator)
  • Usman Ahmed, Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown Law 
  • Anupam Chander, Professor, UC Davis Law School
  • Gordon Goldstein, Managing Director, Silver Lake Partners and Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
  • Mark Wu, Assistant Professor, Harvard Law School

12:30 pm – 1:15 pm

Lunch in the Theater

1:15 pm – 2:00 pm

Fireside Chat with Keynote Speakers

  • Laura DeNardis, Professor, American University (Moderator)
  • Dian Triansyah Djani, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Indonesia to the United Nations
  • Daniel Sepulveda, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, U.S. Department of State

2:00 pm – 2:15 pm

Coffee Break

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm

Panel 3A: The Potential and Pitfalls of an Algorithmic Society

  • David Madigan, Professor, Columbia University (Moderator)
  • Bernard Harcourt, Professor, Columbia Law School
  • Solon Boracas, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Center for Information Technology Policy, Princeton University
  • Roxana Geambasu, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science & Data Sciences Institute, Columbia University
  • Frank Pasquale, Professor, University of Maryland

Panel 3B: Cyber Conflict: Prevention, Stability and Control

  • Jason Healey, Senior Research Scholar, SIPA, Columbia University
  • Angela McKay, Director of Cyber Security Strategy, Microsoft 
  • Fred Kaplan, Columnist, Slate

3:15 pm – 4:15 pm

Panel 4A: Massive Data Collection and Automation: Preserving Individuals’ Rights

  • Anya Schiffrin, Lecturer, SIPA, Columbia University (Moderator)
  • Joseph Cannataci, UN Special Rapporteur for Privacy
  • Ashkan Soltani, Former Chief Technologist, Federal Trade Commission
  • Alexis Wichowski, Adjunct Professor, SIPA, Columbia University

Panel 4B: On Notice - The Coming Transformation of Key Economic Sectors

  • Vikram Pandit, Chairman, TGG Group (Moderator)
  • Daniel Gallancy, CEO, SolidX Partners
  • Eli Noam, Professor, Columbia Business School
  • Andrew Saltzberg, Global Mobility Policy Lead, Uber
  • Joah Sapphire, Adjunct Professor, SIPA, Columbia University
4:15 pm – 4:30 pm

Coffee Break

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Panel 5: Civic entrepreneurs: Global Perspectives on open Data, Engagement and Urban Governance

  • Hollie Russon Gilman, SIPA, Columbia University (Moderator)
  • Ania Calderon, General Director of Open Data, Office of the President, Mexico
  • Michael Mattmiller, CTO, City of Seattle
  • Cathy Wissink, Senior Director, Technology and Civic Engagement, Microsoft

5:30 pm – 6:00 pm


6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Cocktail Reception (by Invitation)

International Affairs Building, 15th floor lobby

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Dinner & Keynote (by Invitation)

International Affairs Building, Rm 1501 (15th floor)

  • Elliot Schrage, Vice President of Global Communications, Marketing and Public Policy, Facebook
  • David Kirkpatrick, CEO, Techonomy (Discussant)
  • Merit E. Janow, Dean, SIPA, Columbia University (Moderator)