Andreas Andreou

Andreas Andreou is a Project Manager at Aequitas, a Human Rights Organisation in Cyprus. He has experience in Erasmus+, Horizon, UNDEF and Anna Lindh Foundation projects on human rights, peace education, democracy and intercultural dialogue. He is also interested and actively involved in the developments regarding the monitoring of online hate speech and he participates with Aequitas in the monitoring exercise of the European Commission, following the adoption of the Code of Conduct on countering illegal hate speech online.

Natalie Alkiviadou

Natalie Alkiviadou’s research and teaching expertise rest in the areas of human rights law, international law and European Law. She holds degrees from Warwick University (LLB), Utrecht University (LLM) and a PhD from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Through a comparative analysis of Greece and England and Wales, her thesis looked at the legal tools available to challenge far-right political parties, non-party groups and subculture movements.


Prof. Bernd Stahl

Professor Bernd Carsten Stahl is a leading scholar in the field of ethics of computingand responsibility research and innovation in ICT. He is the director of the Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility. He has coordinated three EU projects (ETICA, CONSIDER, Responsible-Industry), is the principal investigator of the ORBIT project, was co-investigator (with Marina Jirotka, Oxford) of the UK EPSRC Framework for RRI in ICT and currently serves as Ethics Director of the EU FET Flagship Human Brain Project. Through the ORBIT project he is part of the advisory board of the UK All Party Parliamentary Group on Artificial Intelligence.

Prof. Laurence Brooks

Laurence Brooks is Professor of Technology and Social Responsibility and deputy director of the Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility. In addition, he chairs the Faculty Research Ethics Committee and is the current Director of the Graduate School for DMU. Laurence has researched and published in a wide range of Information Systems areas, including ethics of IS, eGovernment, ICT for development and policy informatics, as well as acting as ethics advisor on a number of EU funded projects.

Dr. Nitika Bhalla

Dr Nitika Bhalla is a Project Officer De Montfort University, working specifically in theCentre for Computing and Social Responsibility. She is working on managing EU funded proposals and projects with various European stakeholders.

Martin de Heaver

Martin de Heaver is Director of the ORBIT project and responsible for setting it up as an independent legal entity. He has founded and run a number of new and established enterprises, and has been supporting new entrepreneurs as a judge and mentor at the London Business School since 2004. Martin has delivered research projects funded by FP4/5/7 and InnovateUK, and was a cofounder of FP5 spin out company Ipsotek.

Paul Keene

Paul is a web developer with 20+ years of experience within e-commerce and graphic design. He has worked for high profile clients such as EMI Music, Universal Studios as well as being a key developer for multi million-pound turnover stores. He has also undergone PCI DSS Level 1 security inspections and passed all required levels.

Prof. Dirk Lazareth

PD Dr. Dirk Lanzerath graduated in Biology and Philosophy; he holds a PhD and the venia legendi (habilitation) of the Faculty of philosophy of the University of Bonn and is Managing Director of the German Reference Centre for Ethics in the Life Sciences (DRZE), Bonn (Research Centre of the Northrhine Westfalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts; Central Institute of the University of Bonn).

Dr. Lisa Tambornino

Lisa Tambornino is post-doc researcher and project manager for the European Network of Research Ethics Committees (EUREC), based in Germany. Lisa studied philosophy, psychology and law at the University of Bonn. Her areas of expertise and research interests include: research ethics and research integrity, privacy and data protection, philosophy of mind and neurophilosophy. In her PhD she explored the mysteries surrounding the phenomenon “pain” from an interdisciplinary perspective – included empirical knowledge from psychology and the cognitive neurosciences. Lisa is experienced in teaching ethics and philosophy and she is currently contributing in various ways to EU research projects.

Natalija Kancevičienė

Natalija Kancevičienė studied Public health at the Vilnius University. Her master theses was on the Management of Human Biological Material and Health Information for the Purposes of Future Research (Biobanks). Recently she is working at the Lithuanian Bioethics Committee and at the Department of Medical History and Ethics of Vilnius University as a lecturer of Bioethics. Moreover Natalija is an expert in the ENERI (European network of Research Ethics and Research Integrity) project.

Renate Klar

Renate Klar graduated in Chemistry (BSc) at the University of St Andrews andPhilosophy (MA) at the University of Bonn with focus on Philosophy of Mind and Bioethics; she worked as a student assistant in the DRZE. Subsequently she combined philosophy with communication and consulting. She is trainer for nonviolent communication and mediator. For a deeper understanding of the processes in consulting and of the secrets of the human psyche she is in training as a trauma therapist (Somatic Experiencing).


George-Mihael Manea

George-Mihael Manea is a Programme and Research Manager at the European Business Summit Network in charge of Research Hub coordination, including EU-funded projects, research engagement and innovation. Previous to this position, he worked as an adviser to the Secretary of State in the Romanian Ministry of Internal Affairs, leading teams and programmes related to resilience building, behavior change, humanitarian assistance and international cooperation. In his carrer, he also worked in the Office of the Secretary General at NATO HQ and was a Junior Professional in EU Delegation to Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Sao Tome and Principe, and ECCAS. A certified Professional Business Continuity Practitioner and founder of Euro Atlantic Diplomacy Society, George-Mihael holds a PhD in Political Science at the West University of Timisoara and teaches at the University of Bucharest. He also studied at the College of Europe and Université Libre de Bruxelles.

Marianne Lazarovici

Marianne Lazarovici is a Programme and Research Assistant at the European Business Summits. She is also assisting the European Business Summit Research Hub in their advocacy and communications work for EU-funded projects. Passionate about democratising the European debate, prior to this, Marianne worked for the Schuman Foundation in Brussels and volunteered with the Young European Federalists. She holds a Master’s in International relations from Sciences Po Strasbourg and studied at the Rijksuniversiteit in Groningen as part of her degree in Political Science.

Matti Aksela

Matti Aksela is Vice President, Artificial Intelligence at F-Secure and heads F-Secure’s Artificial Intelligence Centre of Excellence. His responsibilities include directing artificial intelligence research and implementation work at F-Secure, as well as collaboration with Universities and other partners in the domain. Prior to joining F-Secure, Matti has been working in various technical and leadership roles in organizations helping further improve products and solutions across industries via the utilization of machine learning and artificial intelligence. He received his Doctor of Science (Technology) degree in Computer Science (Information Technology) from the Helsinki University of Technology.

Alexey Kirichenko

Alexey Kirichenko received his M.Sc. in Mathematics from Leningrad (St. Petersburg) State University, Russia, and completed Ph.D. studies in Theoretical Computer Science at Aalto University, Finland. He joined F-Secure in 1997 and was for a long time leading development of the company’s cryptographic modules and authorization infrastructure. Since 2007, he has been working as Research Collaboration Manager, coordinating F-Secure’s participation in many European and Finnish national research collaboration projects. In particular, he is leading the F-Secure’s participation in the CANVAS (H2020) project, which focuses on ethical aspects and challenges of cybersecurity. Prior to joining F-Secure, Alexey worked in the Computer Graphics area at Altsys Corp., and yet earlier, he was lecturing mathematical courses at St. Petersburg Electro-Technical University, Russia.


Dr. Lucy Peel

Dr. Lucy Peel’s academic background is in Respiratory Medicine. An 11-year career resulted in 16 publications including involvement with an FP7 EU project (AirPROM – Airway Disease Predicting Outcomes through Patient Specific Computational Modelling). Emerging from academia in 2015, she established Mutual Shoots – a social enterprise involved in encouraging the growth of academic, voluntary and community sector organisations by providing promotional media.

Marlou Bijlsma

Marlou Bijlsma works with NEN healthcare: NEN healthcare facilitates the development of standards for the health care sector. Recent published standards include the following topics: Patient safety, information security, telemedicine, quality management in health care, and pseudonymisation services. NEN facilitates the development of national and international standards. She holds and MSc in Human Nutrition.

Thamar Zijlstra

Thamar Zijlstra works at NEN as consultant in standards development for a wide variety of subjects, including ethics assessment, sustainability, conformity assessment and statistics. She holds an MSc in political sciences.


David Wright

David Wright is Director of Trilateral Research, a company he founded in 2004. David has written and edited four books on advanced technologies and their regulation, including Enforcing Privacy (Springer, 2016), Surveillance in Europe (Routledge, 2015), Privacy Impact Assessment (Springer, 2012), and Safeguards in a World of Ambient Intelligence (Springer, 2008).

Rowena Rodrigues

Rowena Rodrigues is a Research Manager at Trilateral Research and has contributed in various capacities to EU research projects (e.g., EU privacy seals, IRISS, PULSE, SATORI, TITANIUM) and she is currently the deputy co-ordinator of the SIENNA project. Her areas of expertise include privacy and data protection (law, policy and practice), privacy certification, security and surveillance, comparative legal analysis, regulation of new technologies, ethics and governance of new and emerging technologies, ethical impact assessment, and responsible research & innovation. She has carried out legal and policy research specifically related to data privacy and technology, and provides regulatory, industry and policy advice on EU data protection law (including the General Data Protection Regulation).
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Nicole Santiago

Nicole Santiago is Senior Research Analyst at Trilateral Research. Her recent work has focused on the regulation of emerging digital technologies within international human rights frameworks. She is currently involved in EU research projects (SHERPA and SIENNA), as well as research in cybersecurity and cyberwarfare. Nicole is a US-licensed attorney with a specialisation in international and human rights law. Prior to Trilateral, Nicole worked as an associate at an international law and consulting firm in Washington, DC. She earned her JD from Northeastern University School of Law (Boston), and an MA from The American University of Paris in Diplomacy and International Law.

Nuala Polo

Nuala Polo is a Research Impact Officer at Trilateral Research. Nuala works as part of the marketing team with a focus on research communications and the dissemination, exploitation and communication of EU funded projects. She has extensive experience in science communication and AI Ethics. Nuala holds a BA Combined Honors in History of Science & Technology and Philosophy with a Minor in Mathematics from the University of King’s College, and an MSc Cognition in Science & Society from the University of Edinburgh where her research considered if, and how we can determine the responsibility-loci for autonomous systems.

Corinna Pannofino

Corinna Pannofino is a Senior Research Communications Officer at Trilateral Research. Corinna works as part of the marketing team with a focus on research communications and the dissemination, exploitation and communication of EU funded projects. She has extensive experience in science communication and EU project management.


Prof. Philip Brey

Philip Brey is full professor of philosophy and ethics of technology within the department of philosophy at UT, and its former chair. He is also scientific director of 4TU.Ethics, a research centre in ethics of technology that comprises 60 researchers from four universities, and president of the International Society for Ethics and Information Technology (INSEIT). He has published extensively in the areas of ethics of science and technology, social and political philosophy, and responsible research and innovation, with a particular focus on information technologies. For several information technologies technologies, he was one of the first to study their ethical implications, including social media, virtual reality, care robots, smart surveillance systems, intelligent environments, brain implants, and 3D printing.

University of Central Lancashire Cyprus

Prof. Stéphanie Laulhé Shaelou

Stéphanie Laulhé Shaelou has been actively involved in teaching, research and knowledge transfer in Cyprus and Europe for the past fifteen years. Based in Cyprus for most of her career but with experience in prestigious universities in Europe, her teaching, research and practical experience focus primarily on multiple aspects of EU law. French born and educated (University of Paris), she then went on to do her LLM and PhD in the UK (University of Leicester) in the broad area of EU law. She is Professor of European Law and Reform and Head of the School of Law at UCLan Cyprus.

Dr. Josephina Antoniou

Josephina Antoniou is an Assistant Professor of Computing and the Course Leader of the MSc Computing course at UCLan Cyprus, School of Sciences. She is also the Chair of the ACM-W (Association for Computing Machinery Women) Cyprus chapter since 2014. She has received her PhD in Computer Science from the Department of Computer Science of the University of Cyprus in 2010, her MSc in Advanced Computer Technologies also from the University of Cyprus in 2004, and her BA in Computer Science and Mathematics from Wartburg College, IA, USA in 2002.

Dr. Kalypso Iordanou

Kalypso Iordanou, is an Assistant Professor in Educational Psychology. Founding member and Director of the UCLan Cyprus Cognition and Development Lab. She received her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Columbia University in New York (2008). Her studies were sponsored by a Fulbright Scholarship. She received several awards for her research work including the prestigious Cyprus Research Award Young Researcher 2015 from the Research Promotion Foundation and the Fulbright Award from the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (USA) to work as a Fulbright Visiting Assistant Professor at Columbia University (USA) in 2016-17.

Prof. Doris Schroeder

Prof. Doris Schroeder is Director of the Centre for Professional Ethics, Uclan UK and Professor of Moral Philosophy in the School of Law at Uclan Cyprus. Her academic background is in philosophy, politics and management/economics. She has co‐ordinated four EU projects to date (two FP6, one FP7, one ongoing Horizon 2020). In addition to her academic position, she is regularly involved as a consultant for the European Commission. For instance, in 2016 she was part of a group of two who assessed the research ethics procedures of Horizon 2020. Her main areas of research interest are human rights in health, responsible innovation, global research ethics and conceptual work, for instance, on dignity and vulnerability.

Amy Grant JD, CIPP/E

Amy Grant is a Fulbright Scholar and Senior Visiting Fellow at UCLan Cyprus School of Law for 2019-2020, focusing on legal and practical issues arising from emerging technologies. For more than thirty years she has been legal counsel to multinational technology companies, both at a law firm and as in-house counsel, most recently for a U.S.-based cybersecurity provider. Ms. Grant is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/E) through the International Association of Privacy Professionals, and is an active member of the Oregon State Bar and the Association of Corporate Counsel.


Tijmen Schep

I am a technology critic and privacy designer who helps citizens, designers and policymakers understand new chances and challenges in our data-driven society. I do this mainly through PineappleJazz, a consultancy where I help organizations think strategically about technology and the future. A specific issue I talk about a lot is Social Cooling. It describes the large scale chilling effects that arise as the internet develops a new layer on top of it: the reputation economy.