As Twitter’s Head of Global Safety Outreach, Patricia Cartes works to define policy and to ensure user safety and security in the challenging realm of modern social media. Patricia’s team works 24×7 to defend and respect the voice of Twitter users and to fight online abuse including targeted harassment, child sexual exploitation, human trafficking and cyber-bullying.
Patricia Cartes started working in the technology industry in 2006 when she joined Google’s Webspam team. After building an expertise in site integrity, she joined Facebook as one of the founding members of the company’s operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. During her time in their User Operations team she managed Facebook’s Intellectual Property and Safety teams, focusing on legal issues as well as on suicide prevention and child protection. In 2011 she joined their Public Policy organization where she was appointed their Head of Safety responsible for maintaining relationships with online safety organizations, Law Enforcement & Military agencies, government hotlines and data protection authorities, across EMEA.
In his early 20s, Jamie Woodruff is one of the world’s leading authorities on hacking and cybersecurity.
Woodruff entered the public eye when he successfully hacked Facebook as part of a student competition at Bangor University where he was studying computer information systems. He has since uncovered security holes in numerous high-profile operations, including Kim Kardashian’s website, which he hacked to reveal that it was putting her fans’ data at serious risk.
As well as his Cybersecurity and Safety Advisor role with Cybersmile, Jamie is a director of a cybersecurity company specialising in training, penetration testing and recruitment.
Woodruff talks about the importance of system and network security and is known for disclosing world-wide exploits and vulnerabilities within leading security applications such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Apple and Google. He finds existing exploits by infiltrating the companies in question. He demonstrated this by impersonating a Domino’s pizza delivery boy at a large financial institution and gaining access to their server room via pick-locking. All carried out under fully authorised, ethical penetration testing.
Anna Rozwandowicz is the Vice President of Communications at ESL, the world’s largest esports company. Leading a worldwide team, Anna oversees global corporate communications, public relations, crisis management and internal communications. Through strategic communication campaigns and long-term reputation management on behalf of major tournaments and franchises, she has played a pivotal role in shaping the image of esports in mainstream media.
In addition to heading ESL’s Communications division, Anna has been at the forefront of driving the conversation about several key industry-wide topics, such as performance enhancing drugs in esports and diversity in gaming. A passionate advocate and champion for development and growth within the esports community, she spearheaded the setup of the anti-doping and doping control program for ESL’s events, and worked to establish the Esports Integrity Coalition (ESIC).
Anna holds a degree in Integrated Communication Management. Prior to her work at ESL, her career spans work in tech, gaming and market analysis at Ahold, IBM, Perfect World and Newzoo.
Internationally respected parenting and youth development expert, Deborah Gilboa, MD, is the founder of AskDoctorG.com. Popularly known as Dr. G, she is an industry leading speaker, author, social influencer, and media personality. She inspires audiences with relatable stories and easy tools to develop crucial life skills in children, teens and young adults ages 2-22.
Her beloved, user-friendly parenting activity books, Teach Resilience: Raising Kids Who Can Launch!, Teach Responsibility: Empower Kids with a Great Work Ethic, and Teach Respect: That’s My Kid! are designed for today’s busy parents with age specific tips and ideas for building character in kids. Dr. G is also the author of the critically acclaimed book, How to Get the Behavior You Want… Without Being the Parent You Hate! Dr. G’s Guide to Effective Parenting (Demos Publishing, LLC), which breaks down 60 key challenges faced by parents of kids primarily in their pre-teen years.
As a television personality, Dr. G gives straightforward advice (with a dose of humor) that helps wade through the stress, doubt, and guilt that ALL parents feel at one time or another. She is a regular on NBC’s TODAY and has appeared on numerous other local and national television talk shows and News programs throughout the U.S, including Good Morning America, Fox News, The Rachael Ray Show, Additionally, she regularly contributes to Today.com, Huffington Post Parents, Your Teen magazine, Parents magazine and MSNBC.com.
Dr. Ben-Yehudah is the Director of Research Administration at the Israeli Ministry of Health. His responsibilities include promoting and funding various studies in health and health-related fields. In addition, he is responsible for the development and promotion of multinational research networks devoted to the treatment, diagnosis and prevention of disease in humans.
Dr. Ben-Yehudah received his PhD in 2003 from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel. As part of his thesis research, Dr. Ben-Yehudah developed a new therapy for cancer, which is under clinical trials today. During his Post-doctoral Fellowship, he investigated differences in lung development between pre-mature male and female infants. These developmental differences in lung maturation lead to the gender difference found in the survival rates of male and female infants.
Following his return to Israel in 2009, Dr. Ben-Yehudah joined the Ministry of Science and Technology as the Director of Biomedical Research. In 2013 he moved to the Ministry of Health as the Director of Research Administration.
Ahmi Ben-Yehudah is married to Gal, an assistant Professor at the Open University of Israel, and he is a father to Shachar, a soldier in the Israeli Army, Noa a high-school student and Ore in 4th grade.
Andrew Rossow is a Cyberspace and Technology Attorney at the forefront of spreading awareness around the new ways in which technology is being utilized to commit crimes. This includes unauthorized access to social media accounts, smart devices, cyberbullying, ransomware and digital abuse.
Drew received his Juris Doctorate in Intellectual Property and Cyber-Space Law from the University of Dayton School of Law, and primarily practices in the area of criminal defense. He works frequently with Fox, ABC, NBC, The Huffington Post and other affiliates on breaking news stories involving the use or unauthorized use of technology.
Drew’s passion lies in the realm of balancing technology with privacy rights and is regularly involved in cases that center around people’s abuse of social media or technology.