Stacy Donohue, director, investments, Omidyar Network (chair)
Robotics and the Law - Kate Darling, research specialist, MIT
Data and Development - David Edelstein, senior vice president, global programmes and director of the Grameen Foundation Technology Center, Grameen Foundation
Data and Happiness - John Havens, founder, The H(app)athon Project
Kate Darling is a Research Specialist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab and a Ph.D. candidate in Intellectual Property and Law & Economics at the ETH Zurich. After graduating from law school, she went on to pursue her passion for innovation policy at the intersection of law and technology. Her work has covered economic issues in copyright and patent systems, and she now also increasingly writes and lectures about robots, with a particular interest in social and ethical issues. After her doctorate is completed in 2013, she will be working on the intersection of law and robotics as a fellow at the Harvard Berkman Center for Internet and Society.
Stacy leads Omidyar Network's government transparency initiative in the United States. In this role, Stacy works to encourage accountability and effectiveness in government by increasing people's access to credible information about government activities and money in politics.
Prior to joining Omidyar Network, Stacy spent nine years at Hewlett-Packard in senior roles spanning strategy, corporate development, and merger and acquisition transactions. Previously, Stacy was a project leader at the Boston Consulting Group, where she provided analysis and consulting for clients across multiple industries from healthcare to financial services. Stacy is a board member for Code for America, Global Integrity, and the Sunlight Foundation.
Over the past five years, David has lead the transformation of the Grameen Foundation into a global organization recognized for its innovative solutions to address some of the most persistent problems in developing countries. These solutions, enabled by mobile phones and other technologies and often incorporating financial services, have proven that market failures can be overcome by working directly with the poor to develop impactful and sustainable business models.
Previously, at Microsoft, David designed technology-enabled business models to deliver affordable technology products to people in emerging markets. At McKinsey & Company, he worked extensively in the telecommunications and consumer goods sectors, with a focus on creating business strategies tailored to the needs of consumers and businesses in developing countries.
John C. Havens is a contributing writer for Mashable, frequent speaker, and author of the upcoming book, Hacking Happiness — Why Your Personal Data Counts and How Tracking it Can Change the World (Tarcher/Penguin, March 2014). He is also the Founder of The H(app)athon Project, a non-profit organization, "Connecting Happiness to Action one phone, one heart, and one city at a time" through the use of interactive, sensor-based smartphone surveys. A former EVP for a top-ten global PR firm and ongoing marketing/PR consultant, he has counseled clients like Gillette, HP, and P&G on emerging and social media issues, and has been quoted on issues relating to technology, business, and well-being by USA Today, Fast Company, BBC News, Mashable, The Guardian, The Huffington Post, Forbes,INC, PR Week, and Advertising Age. Havens was also a professional actor in New York City for over 15 years, appearing in principal roles on Broadway, television, and film.