Our advisors

The FWD50 2022 advisory board draws on some of the best minds in government, innovation, academia and civic technology to help us steer the content and format of our annual event.

While we’re incredibly grateful for their time and commitment, their participation as advisors should not be seen as an endorsement or promotion of the conference.

Opinions expressed by our advisors related to FWD50 are their own, and not endorsed by or representative of other organizations with which they are associated.

Michael Nelson

Senior Fellow, Technology and International Affairs Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Dr. Audrey Lobo-Pulo

Senior Public Policy and Economic Graph Manager, Australia and New Zealand, LinkedIn

James Duncan

Co-founder and Principal, Stance Global

Pia Andrews

Open and digital government expert
Serial Public Sector Transformer

Hillary Hartley

Chief Digital & Data Officer, Government of Ontario
Deputy Minister, Digital Strategy, Government of Ontario

Kathy Pham

Deputy CTO, United States Federal Trade Commission

Siim Sikkut

Former CIO, Government of Estonia
Author, Digital Government Excellence: Lessons from Effective Digital Leaders

Jacqueline Lu

Data Lead, Mozilla

Annette Hester

Principal, TheHesterView

Luke Simcoe

Communications Strategist

Michelle Shevin

Senior Program Manager of the Public Interest Technology Catalyst Fund, Ford Foundation

Alexander Howard

Director of the Digital Democracy Project, Demand Progress Education Fund

Aaron Snow

Fellow, Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation
Acting Executive Director, Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation

Emma Gawen

Partner, Public Digital

Aaron Shull

Managing Director and General Counsel, Centre for International Governance Innovation

Michele Lajeunesse

Senior Vice President, Government Relations and Policy, TECHNATION