Speakers (2018)

Ryan Calo (University of Washington)

Ryan Calo is the Lane Powell and D. Wayne Gittinger Associate Professor at the University of Washington School of Law. He is a faculty co-director (with Batya Friedman and Tadayoshi Kohno) of the University of Washington Tech Policy Lab, a unique, interdisciplinary research unit that spans the School of Law, Information School, and Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering. Professor Calo holds courtesy appointments at the University of Washington Information School and the Oregon State University School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering.

Professor Calo's research on law and emerging technology appears or is forthcoming in leading law reviews (California Law Review, University of Chicago Law Review, and Columbia Law Review) and technical publications (MIT Press, Nature, Artificial Intelligence) and is frequently referenced by the mainstream media (NPR, New York Times, Wall Street Journal). Professor Calo has testified before the full Judiciary and Commerce Committees of the United States Senate and the German Parliament and has oronnized events on behalf of the National Science Foundation, the National Academy of Sciences, and the Obama White House. He has been a speaker at the President Obama's Frontiers Conference, the Aspen Ideas Festival, and NPR's Weekend in Washington. Business Insider named him one of the most influential people in robotics.

Professor Calo is a board member of the R Street Institute and an affiliate scholar at the Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society (CIS), where he was a research fellow, and the Yale Law School Information Society Project (ISP). He serves on numerous advisory boards and steering committees, including University of California's People and Robots Initiative, the AI Now Initiative at NYU, the Conference on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency (FAT*), Privacy Law Scholars Conference, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), Without My Consent, the Foundation for Responsible Robotics, and the Future of Privacy Forum. In 2011, Professor Calo co-founded the annual robotics law and policy conference We Robot with Michael Froomkin and Ian Kerr.

Professor Calo worked as an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Covington & Burling LLP and clerked for the Honorable R. Guy Cole on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Prior to law school at the University of Michigan, Professor Calo investigated allegations of police misconduct in New York City. He holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Dartmouth College.

Professor Calo won the Phillip A. Trautman 1L Professor of the Year Award in 2014 and 2017.

Matthew Castel (Orion Legal Group)

Matthew Castel has diverse legal and business experience encompassing large and mid-cap technology companies, international legal firms and government, both in France (Paris and Nice) and in Canada (Montreal and Toronto) and private investment firms. He obtained an Honors BA with distinction (specialization in International Development Studies) from the University of Western Ontario, a diploma on International Affairs and Multilateral Governance from the  Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland, certificates on Law and Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Financial Accounting, Corporate Finance and Product Management from the Northwestern University School of Law, the S.M. Ross School of Business from the University of Michigan, the Wharton School of Business from the University of Pennsylvania and from BrainStation in Toronto. At McGill University he obtained a Bachelor of Civil Law degree and a Bachelor of Common Law degree. He is a partner at Orion Legal Group a boutique law firm offering emerging growth to middle market businesses uniquely tailored corporate, commercial and transactional legal services. He is also a General partner at Logos LP a private investment partnership focused on providing superior absolute returns.

He gave a series of workshops in 2017 on artificial intelligence at the School of Public and International Affairs of York University at Glendon and focuses focuses on helping his clients leverage capital, technology and legal frameworks.

He has written several articles on cyber security and on the impact of artificial intelligence, which have been published in various scholarly publications like the Canadian Journal of Law and Technology.

You can download "Should Canada adopt some of the proposals listed in the February 2017 European Parliament Resolution on Civil Law Rules on Robotics?" here.

Ann Cavoukian (Ryerson University)

Dr. Ann Cavoukian is recognized as one of the world’s leading privacy experts. She is presently the Distinguished Expert-in-Residence, leading the Privacy by Design Centre of Excellence at Ryerson University. Dr. Cavoukian served an unprecedented three terms as the Information & Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, Canada. There she created Privacy by Design, a framework that seeks to proactively embed privacy into the design specifications of information technologies, networked infrastructure and business practices, thereby achieving the strongest protection possible. In 2010, International Privacy Regulators unanimously passed a Resolution recognizing Privacy by Design as an international standard. Since then, PbD has been translated into 39 languages. Dr. Cavoukian has received numerous awards recognizing her leadership in privacy, including being named as one of the Top 25 Women of Influence in Canada, named among the Top 10 Women in Data Security and Privacy, named as one of the ‘Power 50’ by Canadian Business, named as one of the Top 100 Leaders in Identity, and most recently, Dr. Cavoukian was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal for her outstanding work on creating Privacy by Design and taking it global (May, 2017).

Ronald Cohn (The Hospital for Sick Children - SickKids)

Ronald Cohn joined The Hospital for Sick Children as the Chief of the Division of Clinical and Metabolic Genetics, Co-Director of the Centre for Genetic Medicine and Senior Scientist in September 2012. He also became the Inaugural Women’s Auxiliary Chair in Clinical and Metabolic Genetics in April of 2013, as well as joining the department of Molecular Genetics at the University of Toronto. On July 1st, 2016 Ronald Cohn was appointed to the position of Chief of Paediatrics, The Hospital for Sick Children and Chair of Paediatrics at The University of Toronto”.

He received his medical degree from the University of Essen, Germany.  After his postdoctoral fellowship at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in the laboratory of Dr. Kevin Campbell, he moved to Baltimore where he was the first combined resident in paediatrics and genetics at the Johns Hopkins University.  He subsequently joined the faculty of the McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine at Johns Hopkins where he became the director of the worlds' first multidisciplinary centre for Hypotonia, which has earned national and international recognition. The centre focused on identifying, supporting and treating patients with various conditions associated with hypotonia with the goal to directly combine clinical experience and basic research efforts to ensure that the clinical approach to and therapy for the patient will be tailored to his/her individual needs. He will continue his work in this area at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. As well, in July of 2013, The Centre for Genetic Medicine launched the Genome Clinic, focusing on genetics research and discovery in the years to come.

He was also the director of the medical genetics residency program at Johns Hopkins. He received numerous awards including the David M. Kamsler Award for outstanding compassionate and expert care of pediatric patients, 2004, First Annual Harvard-Partners Center for Genetics and Genomics Award in Medical, 2006 and the NIH Young Innovator Award, 2008.

Carys Craig (Osgoode Hall Law School)

Dr. Carys Craig is Associate Dean (Research & Institutional Relations), and an Associate Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School. She is the Academic Director of the Osgoode Professional Development LLM Program in Intellectual Property Law, Editor-in-Chief of the Osgoode Hall Law School SSRN Legal Studies Research Paper Series, and a founding member of IP Osgoode(Osgoode’s Intellectual Property Law & Technology Program).

A recipient of multiple teaching awards, including the 2015 President’s University-Wide Teaching Award, Dr. Craig teaches JD, graduate and professional courses in the areas of intellectual property, copyright and trademark law, and legal theory. She researches and publishes widely on intellectual property law and policy, with an emphasis on authorship theory, users’ rights and the public interest. She is the author of Copyright, Communication & Culture: Towards a Relational Theory of Copyright Law (2011), and the co-editor of Trade-marks and Unfair Competition Law: Cases and Commentary, 2nd ed. (Toronto: Carswell, 2014), and Copyright: Cases and Commentary on the Canadian and International Law, 2nd ed. (Toronto: Carswell, 2013). Her award-winning work has been cited with approval by the Supreme Court of Canada.

Dr. Craig holds a First Class Honours Bachelor of Laws (LLB Hons) from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, a Master of Laws (LLM) from Queen’s University in Kingston, and a Doctorate in Law (SJD) from the University of Toronto, where she was a graduate fellow of Ontario’s Centre for Innovation Law and Policy. 

Giuseppina D'Agostino (Osgoode Hall Law School)

Professor Giuseppina D’Agostino joined the Osgoode Hall Law School faculty in 2006 and brings creativity and passion to her role as Founder and Director of IP Osgoode, the Intellectual Property Law and Technology Program at Osgoode.  She is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the IPilogue (www.iposgoode.ca), the first IP law blog of its kind, and Founder and Director of Osgoode’s IP Intensive and the Innovation Clinic.

Before her appointment at Osgoode, she was recruited by the federal government’s Recruitment of Policy Leaders (RPL) program for the Department of Canadian Heritage and worked at the Copyright Policy Branch. She completed her doctoral and masters studies with distinction at the University of Oxford where she was a Lecturer in Law and the recipient of various scholarships including a SSHRC fellowship. She is the Deputy Editor for the Intellectual Property Journal (IPJ) and previously was an associate at a large firm in Toronto.

Her research interests in the intellectual property law field are wide-ranging and she is highly sought after as a public speaker and consultant. She is a cited authority at the Supreme Court of Canada and is regularly called on by foreign and Canadian federal and provincial governments for advice. In December 2010 she testified before Parliament’s Legislative Committee on Canada’s ongoing copyright reform initiatives. She publishes on a range of issues and her two books, Copyright, Contract, Creators: New Media, New Rules (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar 2010), and The Common Law of Intellectual Property: Essays in Honour of Professor David Vaver (edited with Catherine Ng and Lionel Bently) (Oxford: Hart Publishing 2010) are widely available. In 2011, the Italian Chamber of Commerce of Ontario honoured Professor D’Agostino as one of 34 Canadians in the book The Next Generation, Made in Canada: The Italian Way. In 2012, she was awarded two SSHRC grants for her work, “Triggering Innovation: Transnational Partnership for the Mobilization of Intellectual Property Policy and Practices” and “Fostering Innovation in Canada through Intellectual Property Law.” Professor D’Agostino is currently working with Professor David Vaver on the second edition of Copyright Law published by Irwin Law.

Victor Garcia (ABC Live Corporation)

Mr. Garcia serves as the Managing Director for ABC Live Corporation, a global management consulting firm working with leading businesses, public sector entities, and not-for-profit organizations in the Americas, Europe, Australia and Africa. He focuses his efforts on helping clients develop strategies, plans, improve business performance, identify and capture global markets, and excel through Leadership, Innovation, Vision and Execution, particularly relating to Big Data Analytics, the Internet of Things, Cyber Security, Mobility, Health Innovation, and Communications.

Mr Garcia is an Adjunct Professor at the Schulich School of Business, York University (MBAN, Master of Analytics program), a member of the Board of Directors, Toronto 2015 PanAm/ParapanAm Games, and serves as Advisory Board member of the Schulich School of Business Analytics (York University), and the Ivey Centre for Health Innovation (University of Western Ontario). He has been a member of the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) Cyber Security Council since 2006.

Mr. Garcia was a Senior Fellow at Bell Canada Enterprises, and the Chief Technology Officer for Hewlett Packard (HP) Canada, with responsibility for innovation management, emerging technologies, big data/analytics, mobility, health innovation, mobility and strategic technology partnerships.  He has been identified as a subject matter expert by industry groups, universities, clients, partners and media on diverse business and technology areas.  Mr. Garcia represented HP and Bell in industry groups, boards, conferences and associations world-wide, and was appointed as an advisor to the Ontario Minister of Innovation and the Ontario Minister of Economic Development and Trade.

As a senior business executive with Canadian and international experience, he has held executive management, trusted advisory positions and delivered large scale, complex projects in the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia Pacific.  He was a member of multiple Federal and Provincial Government trade missions, including two Team Canada commercial missions to Latin America led by the Prime Minister of Canada, actively participating and sponsoring activities designed to improve business relations with participating trade countries and create collaborative joint ventures involving business, universities and governments.

He was selected and recognized as one of Canada’s “Ten Most Influential Hispanic Canadians” in 2012, as one of “HP Americas” Most Valuable Players” in 2007 and nominated and selected as a finalist for the 1997 “Top 40 Under 40 Award”, a program designed to recognize the achievements of outstanding Canadians under the age of 40.

Aviv Gaon (Osgoode Hall Law School)

Aviv Gaon is a doctoral candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School,  an IP Osgoode Centre for Intellectual Property and Technology Fellow, and an adjunct professor at IDC Herzliya. Aviv specializes in intellectual property, law & technology, and artificial intelligence. Aviv's research interests also include antitrust and competition law, international law and public policy.

Aviv earned his bachelor degree in Law & Government (LL.B) at IDC Herzliya. During his third year, Aviv was accepted to the LL.M (Master of Law) accelerated track program for excellent students. During that time, Aviv was chosen to the IDC Law Review Editorial Board and later became the Law Review Editor.

Upon completion of his legal studies, Aviv joined FBC & Co, a top law firm in Israel, as an associate in the Competition & Antitrust Department. He specialized in competition and antitrust law, litigation, and commercial disputes.  Aviv provided legal counsel to individuals and companies with respect to a wide range of legal issues, including M&As, class actions, and arbitration.

Prior to his departure to Toronto, Aviv held several teaching positions at IDC Herzliya's Radzyner Law School and served as director of the IDC Moot Court annual program.

Alexandra George (UNSW Sydney)

Dr Alexandra George joined the UNSW Law Faculty in 2007, having had earlier academic appointments at Queen Mary, University of London, the University of Wales, Swansea and the University of Exeter in the UK. She has also worked at the European University Institute, Florence, Italy and at the University of Sydney, has practised as an intellectual property and media lawyer, was Associate to Justice MF Moore in the Federal Court of Australia and the Industrial Relations Court of Australia, and worked in journalism at Reuters.

Alexandra’s research focuses on international intellectual property and the philosophy of intellectual property law. Recent publications examine issues of jurisdiction and enforcement in international intellectual property law, including intellectual property implications of Brexit. Her research also examines issues such as the metaphysics and structure of intellectual property law, and ‘property’ concepts in the commodification of intangible objects.

Her book Constructing Intellectual Property (Cambridge University Press, 2012) examines the ways in which the legal system defines into existence and regulates intellectual property. By analyzing the metaphysical structure of intellectual property law and the concepts the legal system uses to construct 'intellectual property', the book helps to explain the role of intellectual property from a structural -- rather than the traditional normative -- perspective.

In 2013, Alexandra received a Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence at UNSW. In 2016, she was named 'Academic of the Year' at the national Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards, and awarded a Pro Bono Award for her work for The Arts Law Centre of Australia 

Dov Greenbaum (IDC Herzliya)

Dov Greenbaum is a practicing intellectual property attorney, an Associate Professor in the Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at YaleUniversity, and a-non resident fellow at StanfordUniversity's Center for Law and the Biosciences.

Dov completed postdoctoral fellowships at Stanford and Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH Zürich), via the Branco Weiss Society in Science Fellowship, where he focused on bioethical issues in personal genomics and other issues related to science in society.

In addition to his many legal and scientific papers he has also written non-technical lay pieces relating to the ethical legal and social implications of science in general and genomics in particular

Dov has his law degree from the University of California, Berkeley where he also received a Law & Technology Program Certificate from the BerkleyCenter for Law and Technology.

Dov has a PhD in Genetics from YaleUniversity. His PhD work was conducted in Mark Gerstein's Bioinformatics lab at YaleUniversity.

Dov is licensed to practice law in the State of California and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Roy Keidar (Yigal Arnon & Co., former Israeli Legal Advisor for the National Security Council)

Roy Keidar has a diverse background in policy, law and technology. His legal expertise is in the fields of international law, security and emerging technologies.

Roy was an officer in the Israel Defense Forces, filling various positions in the Military Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps, specializing in international law, legal and economic issues related to Gaza and the West Bank.

Roy has served as the legal advisor for the Israeli National Security Council at the Prime Minister's Office. During his seven years' tenure he has worked on various issues related to international law, defense and security, counter-terrorism, terror financing, anti-money laundering and administrative law. In the course of his position with the Prime Minister's office Roy was appointed to serve on the following commissions:

  • The special UN inquiry committee of the events leading to the 'Flotilla incident'.
  • Special coordinator of the national committee chaired by lt. General (ret) Amnon Lipkin Shachak to implement the conclusions from the second Lebanese war.
  • Member of the special inquiry committee in charge of investigating the events leading to the abduction of the Israeli soldier, Corporal Gilad Shalit.
  • Appointed by Prime Minister Sharon to the committee in charge of drafting the special legislation for the implementation of the Disengagement Plan.
  • Served as the facilitator of the Israeli national security cabinet meetings.

Apart from his legal expertise Roy is an entrepreneur at heart. He has co-founded the Cross Lab Network (XLN), a global network of maker-spaces designed to provide wide-spread access to digital fabrication technologies. Previously Roy has worked for 3 years as the CEO of the Reut Institute one of Israel's leading strategy and policy groups dealing with Israel's most pressing issues on national security, social and economic development and science and technology.

Roy writes occasionally on legal issues of emerging technologies, such as 3D printing, block chain technologies, and IoT. He was a lecturer at the faculty of law, IDC Herzliya on the issue of Counter terrorism law and policy.

Ian Kerr (University of Ottawa)

Dr. Ian Kerr is Full Professor and Canada Research Chair in Ethics, Law, and Technology at the University of Ottawa, where he holds a unique four-way appointment in Law, Medicine, Philosophy, and Information Studies. His research interrogates legal and ethical issues surrounding the human-machine merger. At one end of the continuum, he examines the social implications of delegating human tasks and decision-making to machines, at the other end, of putting machine parts into people. His current research focuses on artificial intelligence (AI) decision-making, military robots, driverless cars, robotic surgery, automated medical diagnostics and implantable medical devices. His work on these emerging technologies has contributed to the development of a new field of study: AI and robotics law and policy. He also continues to play a leading role on the global stage in rethinking privacy and surveillance law and policy.

Dr. Kerr is regularly invited to consult and collaborate with international institutions, governments, NGOs, and academic/professional institutes on the ethics, regulation and governance of emerging technologies. Some recent examples include: the United Nations, the World Economic Forum, the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners, the White House, the office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, the Uniform Law Conference of Canada, the National Judicial Institute, the Standing Parliamentary Committee for Access to Information, Ethics, and Technology, and the Standing Senate Committee for Social Affairs, Science, and Technology.

Dr. Kerr’s prolific contributions to the field integrate philosophical, technological, and legal frameworks and methods. His interdisciplinary research has attracted more than eight million dollars in support from the Canada’s Tri-Council and other agencies. SSHRC and the Canada Research Chair program have funded ongoing work on AI, robotics, artificial organs and medical devices. Transport Canada funds his work on autonomous and connected vehicles. The Department of National Defence funds his research on autonomous weapon systems.

Dr. Kerr has also spearheaded several large team-based research initiatives on privacy and surveillance and was recognized for his outstanding contributions to scholarship with the Karen Spector Memorial Award for Excellence in Privacy Law. His seminal work, Lessons from the Identity Trail, published by Oxford University Press under its first ever Creative Commons licence, assembles the work of philosophers, ethicists, feminists, cognitive scientists, lawyers, cryptographers, engineers, policy analysts, government policy makers and privacy experts from around the globe. Together, they collaborate on a range of topics including: human implantable radio frequency identification chips, ubiquitous computing, predictive data-mining, selective self-presentation, gender identity, the societal impact of web-camming, national identity cards, the social value of privacy and its constitutional limits, the perceived tension between privacy and national security, and a five-country comparative study surveying the place of anonymity across the legal domain.

Dr. Kerr is renowned at the Faculty of Law for his dedication as a teacher and mentor. His devotion to teaching has earned him eight awards and citations, including the University of Ottawa Excellence in Education Prize, the Bank of Nova Scotia Award of Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, the University of Ottawa AEECLSS Teaching Excellence Award and the University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Graduate Studies, Award of Teaching Excellence. His courses—Building Better Humans? and The Laws of Robotics—have garnered international attention, with regular invitations to lecture and teach at prestigious institutions across North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. He is the co-director of the Canada Research Chair Laboratory in Law and Technology, a facility supporting the training of 40 researchers. In addition to supporting and supervising a steady stream of Masters, PhDs and PostDocs, he also hires a select group of 6-8 undergraduate research assistants as part of the Centre for Law, Technology, and Society’s 1L Techno-ship program, attracting the law school’s top talent every year. He is known for immersing his students in cutting edge research, cultivating deep academic interest and involving them in hands-on skill-developing opportunities, including: developing research materials, co-authoring publications, accompanying him to government and court appearances, and, with his top graduate students, co-teaching university courses. He is always in search of exceptional students to join his research team.

David Lepofsky (AODA Alliance)

David Lepofsky holds an LLB from the Osgoode Hall Law School (1979) and an LL.M from the Harvard Law School. He has been a member of the Ontario Bar since 1981, and an adjunct faculty member at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law since 1991.

From 1982 to 1988, David Lepofsky was counsel with the Crown Law Office (Civil) of the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General. From 1988 to 1993, he was counsel with the Ministry's Constitutional Law & Policy Division where his practice focused primarily on litigating a diverse range of constitutional issues at all levels of the Canadian court system, and advising the Ontario government on constitutional matters.

From November 1993 to the end of 2015, he was counsel with the Crown Law Office (Criminal), where he argued criminal appeals for the Provincial Crown at the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of Canada.

While working as a Crown counsel, he was promoted to the position of General Counsel. This is the highest promotion in the Ontario Public Service (outside management). Reserved for only a handful of the 2,000 lawyers in the Ontario Public Service, it is reserved for the most senior counsel, to recognize career achievement in handling the most complex work, demonstrated diversity of expertise, creativity, professional leadership, judgement, and mentoring/role modelling. On retiring from the Ontario Public Service, he is now a visiting professor at the Osgoode Hall Law School.

He has lectured widely on various aspects of constitutional and administrative law, human rights, disability rights and other topics across Canada, as well as in the U.S., Israel, Ireland, Denmark and Belgium.

Mr. Lepofsky is the author of "Open Justice - the Constitutional Right to Attend and Speak About Criminal Proceedings in Canada," as well as numerous articles on constitutional and human rights topics. His publications have been cited with approval in several decisions of the Supreme Court of Canada, as well as by trial and appeal courts across Canada.

From 1998 to 2006, Mr. Lepofsky was Associate Head of the Public Law Section of the Bar Admission Course.

His volunteer community advocacy work for the rights of people with disabilities has led him to receive the Order of Canada, the Order of Ontario, honorary doctorates from Queens and the University of Western Ontario, and several other awards.

Maya Medeiros (Norton Rose Fulbright)

Maya Medeiros’ practice focuses on the creation, protection, management, monetization and enforcement of intellectual property assets in Canada, the United States and around the world.

Ms. Medeiros advises her clients on patent, trade-mark, copyright, industrial design, licensing, litigation, research and development, collaboration, and transactional matters. She prepares and prosecutes domestic and international patent and trade-mark applications. She manages international intellectual property portfolios, including coordinating foreign associates for foreign application prosecution. Ms. Medeiros develops tailored intellectual property policies with in-house programs and customized workflows. She works with intellectual property holders, acquirers, and licensors/licensees in the preparation and negotiation of intellectual property acquisition agreements, patent licenses, technology transfers, confidentiality agreements, and development and collaboration agreements. Ms. Medeiros assists with due diligence, landscape and freedom to operate evaluations.

Ms. Medeiros works with a variety of organizations from global enterprise businesses to start-ups, growth ventures and not-for-profits. She is proficient in a wide range of technologies, including computer hardware and software, financial and payment system, mathematical, video and image processing, memory management, mobile and wireless, natural language processing, telecommunication, gaming, green, electronic learning, business system, vehicle computing system, healthcare and medical device, wearable and micro-electronic device, cryptography, social and peer to peer networking, energy, building and advertising innovations.

While obtaining her undergraduate degree, Ms. Medeiros gained valuable industry experience working for a technology start-up company.

While completing her law degree, she attended the International Intellectual Property program at the University of Oxford, where she studied Canadian, European and American patent and copyright law.

Deirdre K. Mulligan (UC Berkeley)

Deirdre K. Mulligan is an Associate Professor in the School of Information at UC Berkeley, a faculty Director of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, and an affiliated faculty on the new Hewlett funded Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity.  With Jenna Burrell, she is currently running the Algorithmic Opacity and Fairness working group (AFOG) at UCB, supported by a gift from Google. Mulligan’s research explores legal and technical means of protecting values such as privacy, freedom of expression, and fairness in emerging technical systems.  Her book, Privacy on the Ground: Driving Corporate Behavior in the United States and Europe, a study of privacy practices in large corporations in five countries, conducted with UC Berkeley Law Prof. Kenneth Bamberger was recently published by MIT Press.  Mulligan and  Bamberger received the 2016 International Association of Privacy Professionals Leadership Award for their research contributions to the field of privacy protection.

Mulligan is a member of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Information Science and Technology Advisory Board; a member of the National Academy of Science Forum on Cyber Resilience; Chair emeritus of the Board of Directors of the Center for Democracy and Technology, a leading advocacy organization protecting global online civil liberties and human rights; and a founding board member of the Partnership for AI established to study and formulate best practices on AI technologies in service of people and society. Prior to joining the School of Information. she was a Clinical Professor of Law, founding Director of the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic, and Director of Clinical Programs at the UC Berkeley School of Law.

Brandie M. Nonnecke (UC Berkeley)

Brandie Martin Nonnecke is a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) at UC Berkeley and is a Fellow at the World Economic Forum where she serves on the Council on the Future of the Digital Economy and Society.

Brandie conducts research on the dynamic interconnections between law, policy, and emerging technologies. She studies the role of non-binding multi-stakeholder policy networks on stakeholder participation and influence in internet governance and information and communication technology (ICT) policymaking.

She also investigates how ICTs can be used as tools to support civic participation, to improve governance and accountability, and to foster economic and social development. In this capacity, she designs and deploys participatory evaluation platforms that utilize statistical models and collaborative filtering to tap into collective intelligence and reveal novel insights (See Projects), including the California Report Card launched in collaboration with the Office of California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and the DevCAFE system launched in Mexico, Uganda, and the Philippines to enable participatory evaluation of the effectiveness of development interventions.

She has published articles in Telecommunications Policy, Telematics & Informatics, Communications & Strategies, Information Technologies & International Development, and Policy & Internet.

Brandie received her Ph.D. in Mass Communications from the College of Communications at The Pennsylvania State University where she also served as Research Fellow for the Institute for Information Policy. Her dissertation research evaluated the role of the East Africa Internet Governance Forum in influencing ICT policy harmonization within the East African Community (published in Telecommunications Policy). She holds an MS degree in Journalism and Mass Communication with a minor in Technology and Social Change from Iowa State University.

In 2007, Brandie helped found Establish & Grow, a university-wide student service-learning project at Iowa State University. Establish & Grow aims to foster student service-learning projects that focus their efforts on addressing nutritional needs and providing nutrition education and agricultural skills development to malnourished mothers and children in Kamuli District, Uganda.

Carole Piovesan (McCarthy Tetrault)

Carole is a lawyer in the litigation department. She regularly advises clients on risk management strategies and represents clients in complex commercial litigation, class actions, environmental litigation, estate litigation, professional negligence and appellate advocacy. She has appeared before various administrative tribunals, at all levels of court in Ontario, as well as at the Supreme Court of Canada.

Carole is a firm lead in the area of artificial intelligence and an active member of the firm’s Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Management group. She regularly consults across various sectors on the evolution and integration of artificial intelligence and its legal implications. Recently, she co-authored From Chatbots to Self-Driving Cars: The Legal Risks of Adopting Artificial Intelligence in Your Business, part of the firm's Transformative Technologies series of White Papers.

Carole is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School where she obtained her JD in 2010. She is also a graduate of the London School of Economics and Political Science where she received her MSc with distinction. She is the recipient of various awards including the Osgoode Mentor of the Year award, the Dean's Gold Key award (Osgoode Hall Law School), the Loch Exhibition award (University of London) and the inaugural Toronto French School Alumni of Distinction award, among others.

Prior to law school, Carole served as a Policy Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and a Senior Policy Advisor at the Department of Foreign Affairs where she advised on Middle East politics. She has worked with counterparts throughout North and Central American, Europe and Africa.

Carole speaks on a range of issues including artificial intelligence, and has been published in the Law Times, Commercial Litigation and Arbitration Review, as well as numerous blogs. Carole is a member of the Advocates’ Society, Ontario Bar Association, Canadian Technology Law Association and the American Bar Association.

Guy Seidman (IDC Hezliya)

Prof. Guy Seidman has been on faculty at the Radzyner School of Law since 1999. A graduate of Tel-Aviv University (LL.B., 1989; LL.M. 1995) and Northwestern University of Chicago, Illinois (LL.M., 1997, S.J.D. 1999) Prof. Seidman has visited and taught at various institutions in Israel, Europe and the United States including the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, Boston University and the Max Planck Institute at Heidelberg. Prof. Seidman is primarily interested in Administrative law and Comparative law and the cross between the two. A former officer of the Israeli Judge Advocate General`s Corps., Prof. Seidman’s other teaching and research interests include military law as well as medical law. Prof. Seidman has written extensively in his fields of research.

Lorne Sossin (Dean, Osgoode Hall Law School)

Lorne Sossin became Dean of Osgoode Hall Law School on July 1, 2010. Prior to this appointment, he was a Professor with the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto (2002-2010). He is a former Associate Dean of the University of Toronto (2004-2007) and served as the inaugural Director of the Centre for the Legal Profession (2008-2010). Previously (1997-2002), he was a faculty member at Osgoode Hall Law School, and the Department of Political Science, at York University. His teaching interests span administrative and constitutional law, the regulation of professions, civil litigation, public policy and the judicial process. Dean Sossin was a law clerk to former Chief Justice Antonio Lamer of the Supreme Court of Canada, a former Associate in Law at Columbia Law School and a former litigation lawyer with the firm of Borden & Elliot (now Borden Ladner Gervais LLP).

Dean Sossin has published numerous books, journal articles, reviews and essays, including Administrative Law in Context, 2nd ed. (Toronto: Emond Montgomery, 2013) (co-edited with Colleen Flood); Boundaries of Judicial Review: The Law of Justiciability, 2nd ed. (Toronto: Carswell, 2012); The Future of Judicial Independence (Toronto: Irwin, 2010) (co-edited with Adam Dodek); Civil Litigation (Toronto: Irwin 2010) (co-authored with Janet Walker); Parliamentary Democracy in Crisis (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2009) (co-edited with Peter Russell); Dilemmas of Solidarity: Rethinking Redistribution in the Canadian Federation (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2006) (co-edited with Sujit Choudhry and Jean-Francois Gaudreault-Desbiens); and Access to Care, Access to Justice: The Legal Debate over Private Health Insurance in Canada (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2005) (co-edited with Colleen Flood & Kent Roach).

Dean Sossin served as Research Director for the Law Society of Upper Canada’s Task Force on the Independence of the Bar and has written commissioned papers for the Gomery Inquiry, the Ipperwash Inquiry and the Goudge Inquiry. He also serves on the Boards of the National Judicial Institute, the Law Commission of Ontario and is a Vice Chair of the Ontario Health Professions Appeal and Review Board and Member of the Health Services Appeal and Review Board. Dean Sossin served as Interim Integrity Commissioner for the City of Toronto in 2008-2009, and is currently the Open Meeting Investigator for the City of Toronto.

Ian Stedman (Osgoode Hall Law School)

Ian is an Ontario lawyer, with a strong background in ethics, who is currently completing a PhD at Osgoode Hall Law School. His doctoral project is a timely examination of Canada’s parliamentary ethics laws. Ian has been consulted extensively about conflicts of interest, campaign finance, municipal elections and lobbying laws. He has also co-authored a chapter on ethics commissions that is included in the 2017 book “Honest Politics Now: What Ethical Conduct Means in Canadian Public Life.”

Ian's broader research agenda similarly explores the interaction between law, ethics, and public policy in relation to subjects that have huge social and legal implications. Specifically, he is  looking at concerns about artificial intelligence and algorithmic transparency; Canada’s regulatory response to the advancement of research using genetic engineering technology (e.g. CRISPR); and international comparative rare disease policy. 

Bob Tarantino (Dentons Canada)

Bob Tarantino is Counsel at Dentons Canada LLP, a PhD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School, and holds a doctoral scholarship from the International Law Research Program of the Centre for International Governance Innovation. His research interests include subjects ranging from open content copyright licensing to applied legal ethics. A frequent panelist and commentator on legal issues, his writing has appeared in peer-reviewed law journals such as the Osgoode Hall Law Journal and the Canadian Bar Review and in publications ranging from the Literary Review of Canada, This Magazine, and the National Post to the Hill Times.

Jutta Treviranus (OCAD University)

Jutta Treviranus is the Director of the Inclusive Design Research Centre (IDRC) and professor at OCAD University in Toronto, formerly the Adaptive Technology Resource Centre. The IDRC conducts proactive research and development in the inclusive design of emerging information and communication technology and practices. Jutta also heads the Inclusive Design Institute a multi-university regional centre of expertise on inclusive design. Jutta is the Co-Director of Raising the Floor International. She also established and directs an innovative graduate program in Inclusive Design. Jutta has led many international multi-partner research networks that have created broadly implemented technical innovations that support inclusion. These include the Fluid Project, Fluid Engage, CulturAll, Stretch, FLOE and many others. Jutta and her team have pioneered personalization as an approach to accessibility in the digital domain. She has played a leading role in developing accessibility legislation, standards and specifications internationally (including WAI ATAG, IMS AccessForAll, ISO 24751 , and AODA Information and Communication).