Pre-Recorded Panel and Speakers

Pre-recorded Panel

Title: IEEE 2089: Age Appropriate Digital Services for Children


A set of processes by which organizations seek to make their services age appropriate is established in this standard. The growing desire of organizations to design digital products and services with children in mind and reflects their existing rights under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (the Convention) is supported by this standard. While different jurisdictions may have different laws and regulations in place, the best practice for designing digital services that impact directly or indirectly on children is offered by this standard. It sets out processes through the life cycle of development, delivery and distribution, that will help organizations ask the right relevant questions of their services, identify risks and opportunities by which to make their services age appropriate and take steps to mitigate risk and embed beneficial systems that support increased age appropriate engagement. One in three users online is under 18, which means that this standard has wide application.

Speaker: Rys Farthing – Virtual – Pre-record

Title: Young People’s Concerns on the Collection and Use of Geolocation Data
Children and young people are now ‘datafied’ before they are even born; from pregnancy apps and heartbeat monitors to ultrasounds shared on social media, their data is extracted and shared before they even take their first breath. This data collection continues throughout childhood, from AI-enabled baby monitors to connected toys. One estimate suggests that in Advertising Tech alone, over 72 million data points are collected about children by the time they reach 13. The amount of data that is now held about younger generations is truly staggering and presents unique risks for the realisation of children’s rights.
Of all this data, the children and young people I speak with in Australia are most concerned about the collection and use of geolocation data. Children have a right to privacy, and this right is important to them. From childhood fantasies about finding secret gardens and hidden worlds like Narnia, to playing in hidden spots in the playground and out-of-view treehouses, private spaces have always been important to children (and scary for parents!). But it appears that this non-stop surveillance through geolocation data is both eroding children’s sense of imagination about private spaces and replacing it with worries about their personal safety. This discussion will look at what Australian young people have been saying about geolocation data, and the need for greater regulation around its collection and use.
Rys is policy wonk who focuses on children’s rights, especially around technology and disadvantage. She holds a DPhil from the University of Oxford where she was a Clarendon scholar, and a MSc from the LSE. Rys has held policy roles at civil society orgs like Reset Tech (Australia), 5Rights Foundation (UK), and Fairplay (US), and the APPG on Poverty. She has also held academia posts at Oxford and RMIT, and is a Research Associate at the Information Law & Policy Centre (University of London).

Speaker: Gisele Waters – Pre-record

Affiliation: Design Run Group – Chief of Service Development and Operations (3rd Venture Start-Up called BioMirror Inc.)
Other Affiliations: Symbiotica LLC (Innovation Research Consultancy), Fischler College of Education and School of Criminal Justice, Nova Southeastern University
Chair,  IEEE-SA Working Group, P3119 AI Public Procurement Standard
Design Run Group  A Public Benefit Corp focused on Human Centered Design and a Venture Studio for Better Health
ForHumanity Fellow Engaging in the independent audit of corporations that develop artificial intelligence and autonomous systems.
Founder of Engineering Hearts®
Title: Human Centered Operationalization, Care Ethics, and Socio-Technical Challenges
Even when the best of mission-driven organizations come together to build partnerships that aim to serve vulnerable populations, constraints such as available funds, time, human resources, internal politics and contradicting value systems get in the way of what can be possible.  The redesign to age-appropriate services in particular will be even more challenging due to the struggle for power between efficiency and quality and how their functions are operationalized when aiming to meet the developmental needs of children. But when addressing children’s needs as a vulnerable population, perhaps human centered design can aspire to help bridge the gaps between what is and what could be.  Solving the right problem, a human centered design principle, is a good start. The reality is every calibrated change in the way organizations provide technology products and services to children will be a daily struggle. Every centimeter gained will be a deliberation of how to co-create and operationalize together in a meaningful and sustainable way.
Researcher by training, now a care service operator, she challenges the engineering and the heart of what it takes to help care for the vulnerable using human centered first principles and practices. Gisele also teaches Methods of Inquiry and Chairs the research of doctoral candidates as Adjunct Faculty at the Fischler College of Education and School of Criminal Justice at Nova Southeastern University. 

Speaker: Ephraim Luwemba – Pre-record

Affiliation: University of Nottingham
Title: Testing for Transparency: Designing privacy-informing systems for young people
Testing for Transparency is a workshop that will be conducted by researchers at the University of Nottingham. The workshop is designed to bring young people into the conversation that is happening in the government and other organisations about how the internet affects their lives. Specifically, Testing for Transparency focuses on a range of policy guidelines and standards that are emerging around the concept of age-appropriate design: how online services that are used by young people can be created, taking into account the various developmental needs of all age groups approaching adulthood. The workshop will explore designs for age-appropriate privacy policies and engage the participants in a discussion about how to make them a readable, more effective media for communicating information to young users.
I am currently enrolled as a PhD student in the University of Nottingham at the Horizon ntre for Doctoral Training where my research focuses on assessing guidelines and standards for age-appropriate design on the web. You can find my Horizon bio here.
Through the Horizon program, I am partnered with the 5Rights Foundation, a charity created by Baroness Beeban Kidron with the mission to articulate the rights of children in the digital environment. In early 2021 I completed my internship with them.
As a researcher, I was privileged to have the opportunity to work with a team with such a wealth of experience in my field. As well as helping to conduct research within the organisation, I had the opportunity to get involved in drafting literature, engage with a conference, and to do some standards work with the IEEE. I learnt a lot about how 5Rights operates, and how policy work is achieved in the real world. I continue to work alongside 5Rights toward achieving the IEEE P2089 ‘Standard for Age Appropriate Digital Services Framework’, which is based on their 5Rights principles. Following my time with them I plan on conducting some practice-informed (and eventually, practice-informing), research on age-appropriate design and how it can be implemented in practice.
I have a background in politics and philosophy (joint honours UG, and a postgraduate research degree in philosophy). My academic focuses prior to starting my PhD were in the areas of personal identity and in the political theory of the public realm (particularly Hannah Arendt). Following my masters I worked in the digital advertising industry where I gained an appreciation for the complex ethical challenges created by the web and how this can be a threat to our society’s development. My experiences in marketing have met with my background in politics, leading me to where I am today.

Speaker: Nishan Chelvachandran – Pre-record

Children need space to grow up, learn, evolve in a manner that allows them to develop through their stages of evolving capacities in a trustworthy environment. The exposure of children in cyberspace opens a wide spectrum of opportunities and risks. Educational apps, social networks, and connected toys open up possibilities to enhance inclusion, learning opportunities, and new experiences for children, but they also create serious risks relating to privacy, safety, security, and ultimately the mental and physical wellbeing of children. How can we design an environment that is made for children and keeps their best interests in mind?
I am the Chief Executive and Founder of Iron Lakes, a company that empowers businesses and civil society to address and solve their biggest challenges and problems through deployed technological innovations in AI, Cybersecurity, and Spatial Computing. Having started my career in the Police Service over a decade ago, I truly understand how to operate tactically and effectively, and lead and encourage the growth of motivated and effective teams, with the human at the core of my delivery. As a published author and researcher in the field of Cybersecurity and Cyberwarfare, I strive to connect bleeding-edge academic conceptualisation to tangible deployments. I champion many causes in the Equity space. I am a Global Fellowship Councillor for the RSA, and an Advisor on IEEE-SA’s Global Expert Panel on Children’s Experiences. I believe one must have perseverance, courage, and determination; to implement actual change for the betterment of all. To quote Edward Abbey, “Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul”.

Pre-recorded Speakers

Speaker: Roberto Saracco – Pre-record

Affiliation: IEEE Future Directions
Title: Why is Digital Privacy in Social Media Important for our Future?
Roberto Saracco fell in love with technology and its implications long time ago. His background is in math and computer science. Until April 2017 he led the EIT Digital Italian Node and then was head of the Industrial Doctoral School of EIT Digital up to September 2018. Previously, up to December 2011 he was the Director of the Telecom Italia Future Centre in Venice, looking at the interplay of technology evolution, economics and society. At the turn of the century he led a World Bank-Infodev project to stimulate entrepreneurship in Latin America. He is a senior member of IEEE where he leads the New Initiative Committee and co-chairs the Digital Reality Initiative. He is a member of the IEEE in 2050 Ad Hoc Committee. He teaches a Master course on Technology Forecasting and Market impact at the University of Trento. He has published over 100 papers in journals and magazines and 14 books.

Speaker: Divya Chander – Pre-record

Affiliation: Lucidify, CEO
Other Affiliations:
Chair in Neuroscience & Faculty in Medicine, Singularity Group
Senior Nonresident Fellow, Atlantic Council GeoTech Center
Medical Advisor, Extended Reality Safety Initiative
Staff Anesthesiologist, Alameda Health System & San Mateo Medical Center
Title: Digital Health, Medical XR, and Hacking Humans – New Solutions for CyberHealth
Digital health and associated spheres like medical extended reality, wearables and implantables, provide new opportunities for extended healthcare access and medical training to a wide swath of the population. Further, pandemic resilience requires the creation of integrated warning systems that can collect and integrate sensitive data at the edge.  In many cases, the data collected passively and actively by devices at the edge include biometrics and biometrically-inferred data – the most sensitive data we own.  User identification, authentication, data collection, storage, and connectivity on both decentralized and aggregated networks create new threat landscapes that are exacerbated by key edge vulnerabilities. In this talk, we explore some of this new risk landscape, as well as new network solutions and frameworks that provide means for user-centric control, security, and privacy, which will revolutionize both cyberhealth networks as well as edge-based user interactions with Web 3.0 and the metaverse.
In this talk, you will learn:
1. how to think about the dizzying new array of data collection types and data producers that can be used for intelligent healthcare;
2. how health and wellness shifted into the commercial market create new opportunities for monitoring, wellness, and risk;
3. how interactions between biometrics and commercial endeavors, including Web 3.0 and the burgeoning metaverse, create new opportunities and biometric risk;
4. how humans can be literally hacked and subject to ransomware, much as machines and software;
5. how future internet architectures and exponential thinking might enhance cybersecurity and user-centric control at the network’s edge.
Dr. Divya Chander is a physician, neuroscientist, and futurist who trained at Harvard, UCSF, UCSD, and the Salk Institute. She is currently the Chair of Neuroscience and Faculty in Medicine at Singularity University. She is also a Visiting Scholar in the Stanford Department of Medicine, Biomedical Informatics, and was a member of the Stanford Anesthesiology Faculty for 8 years. Her postdoctoral training Stanford (Deisseroth/de Lecea Labs) allowed her to use light-activated ion channels inserted in DNA (optogenetics) to study sleep and consciousness switches in brains. In the operating room, she applies EEG technology to understand what human brains and the underlying networks look like when they lose and regain consciousness. She also has a precision medicine initiative focused on understanding genetic variability in responses to anesthetic drugs and brain oscillations. Her goal is to understand neural mechanisms of consciousness, as well as the evolution of human consciousness secondary to human augmentation.
She is working on devices that read and write the brain (brain mapping, neuromodulation) and link to brain machine interfaces for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes.
Her work also crosses into studies of human longevity. There is no extended human lifespan without the preservation of the brain and mind. How do technologies like brain machine interfaces, human augmentation and cryonics affect the future of human consciousness?
Divya also works in the field of space life sciences. A finalist for astronaut selection and an alumnus of the International Space University, she has performed remote simulations of trauma rescues, anesthesia and surgery in Mars analogue settings with physicians in the US, France, and the Concordia base in Antarctica. She has also been involved with a consortium that elaborated a road-map for studying the effect of microgravity and radiation on the nervous system, cardiovascular system, cognition and sleep.

Speaker: Roger Clarke – Pre-record

Affiliation: Xamax Consultancy
Other Affiliations: Australian National University – Computer Science / UNSW Law
Title: Consumer-Oriented Social Media – Key Features, What’s Held It Up, How We Get It
Prerecorded Talk: to view this talk click here.
We’ve all long known that that consumer-orientation depends on features of Distributed Architecture, Interoperability and Portability, and suitable Terms of Service and Privacy Policies. It’s also been apparent that, at least during the years of transition, business models are challenging. Innovators need all the usual encouragement at start-up and scale-up levels, but they also need support to achieve the ‘network effect’ breakthrough. The will has been shown, in Australia, the EU and the USA, to impose regulatory measures on technology platforms in relation to content such as child porn, defamation, hate-speech, and false news, and even to apply labour laws. What the consumer-oriented social media innovators need is for the norms of competition and anti-trust laws to be imposed, and requirements enforced in the areas of interoperability and portability.
Roger Clarke is a consultant in strategic and policy aspects of disruptive information technologies. He has over 50 years’ experience in the IT industry, as a professional, manager, consultant and researcher. He is a longstanding Fellow of the Australian Computer Society and the international Association for Information Systems. His degrees are from UNSW in Sydney and ANU in Canberra. He has held Visiting Professorships in Wirtschaftsinformatik in Switzerland and in Austria, and in the Engineering Faculty at the University of Hong Kong. He continues as a Visiting Professor in Computer Science at ANU, and in Law at UNSW. He has also spent over 30 years on the Board of the Australian Privacy Foundation

Speaker: Zeenath Reza Khan – Pre-record

Affiliation: Assistant Professor, University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD)
Title: Post-pandemic iGen and Alpha behaviours on social media – the good, the bad, and the ugly
Safety in the digital space is a multi-faceted concept which is often misunderstood or mismanaged. iGens and Alphas are digital natives working on and experimenting with technology, which is more a second nature to them; particularly social media platforms their home away from home. Lack of understanding, role models and guidelines on use lead to not only immediate health issues for the child, but pave the way for a divergent, and convoluted understanding of right from wrong. This talk promises to sift through some critical issues with over indulgence by students in technology use, and how these may be transpiring into life-changing and sometimes threatening societal habits, with recommendations from a longitudinal study on how to foster healthy digital habits in igens and alphas.
Zeenath is the Founding President and Board Member of the Centre for Academic Integrity in the UAE, Assistant Professor of Responsible Information Systems at Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences, and Program Director for Freshman Pathway Programs at University of Wollongong in Dubai. She has been teaching in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences at the university since 2001.
Zeenath is an Audit Board Member for European Network for Academic Integrity and Local Advisory Board Member of Our Own High School Al Warqa UAE (GEMS Education). Zeenath is passionate about her students’ learning experience and has conceptualized many teaching innovations such as the Responsible Business and IT Use Vlogs Program (ReBitVlogs) which won two Council for Australia-Arab Relations grants as a student exchange program between UOW and UOWD; and more recently her work on WISP Human Libraries and Program has gained traction with 33 alumni members supporting current students as mentors for various subjects.
Zeenath currently holds the position of Editorial Board Member for International Journal for Educational Integrity, and edited book series from Springer on Ethics and Integrity in Education. Having received several internal and external grants from UOWD, UOW and other entities, Zeenath is a national and international award-winning academic with more than 80 publications to her name and an edited book titled Integrity in Education for Future Happiness (2021). Considered a Tier one speaker, Zeenath’s research interests are in academic integrity, ethics in IT, teaching and learning, and STEM for girls. In 2021, Zeenath was recognized for her research contribution by European Network for Academic Integrity as the recipient of their ENAI Research Excellence Award.

Speaker: Faheem Hussain – Pre-record

Affiliation: Arizona State University
Title: Digital Sovereignty, Changing Governance, and our (Future) Identity – Perspectives from our Deceased Users
Who is a citizen in our present world? Who defines such identity? Are the physical geopolitical boundaries inclusive enough to address the changing challenges of human identities? What will be the role of digital services in future governance? How is the new world shaping up in the backdrop of the metaverses, crypto-currencies, online funerals, and Zoom-centered rituals? In this talk, the author explores such questions and sheds light on the need of reimagining human identity for a better, just, and equitable future.
Dr. Faheem Hussain is an interdisciplinary researcher with expertise in Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Global Development, Human Displacement, and Public Policy. Faheem is currently working as a Clinical Associate Professor in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society (SFIS) at Arizona State University. He received his Ph.D. in Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University. Faheem’s current research projects involve impact and innovation analyses of digital communication platforms for Rohingya refugees; formulation of online education strategies for resettled Afghan refugees; and development of an inclusive digital afterlife ecosystem for the global south.

Speaker: Nicole Stephensen – Pre-record

Affiliation: IIS Partners
Title: On giants: privacy redux
Nicole Stephensen considers privacy as we move through the 4th Industrial Revolution, where our vantage point is beneath the feet of digital, tech and social media Giants. What are the privacy challenges? And where are the opportunities to innovate for better privacy outcomes?
Nicole’s privacy career spans more than two (2) decades, and she is widely recognised for her extensive local and international expertise in operational and strategic privacy matters. Her frank, candid and practical approach to privacy has established her as a trusted advisor and thought leader in the industry.
Her boutique consultancy (Ground Up Consulting) has recently merged its privacy services functions with IIS Partners (IIS), a world-class privacy and cybersecurity firm. As Partner at IIS, Nicole’s focus is on capacity building – that is, enhancing organisational knowledge and practice around privacy and the protection of personal information.
Nicole is an active mentor for privacy and cybersecurity professionals and is a sought after international speaker on matters of privacy and the intersection with security, risk management, trust and good decision-making. She is a subject matter expert for tertiary course curricula and regularly appears as a guest lecturer.
In both professional and volunteer capacities, Nicole supports academic and practical privacy discourse in relation to smart cities, IoT/ IIoT and public interest technologies. She is active in the area of digital policy affecting young people – including online privacy, security and cyber bullying. She holds the Smart Cities and Critical Infrastructure Security Professional (SCCISP) designation and is a Fellow of the Australian Information Security Association (FAISA).
Nicole is an IAPP KnowledgeNet Chair for Queensland (Brisbane/ Gold Coast). She was also a founding Board member for the Australia and New Zealand region’s privacy industry membership association (iappANZ, now part of the larger IAPP), where she sat for three consecutive terms on the Board. She is an active member of the Smart Cities Council of Australia-New Zealand (SCCANZ), where she is on the Advisory Board for the Centre for Data Leadership.

Speaker: Elma Hajric – Pre-record

Affiliation: Arizona State University
Title: Digital Privacy and the ‘Smart’ Campus
University campuses are increasingly adopting digital tools and interfaces such as apps aimed at providing safety, connections, and resources. These are implemented alongside innovative ‘Smart’ Campus deployments that increase surveillance and challenge privacy, especially if the physical surveillance structures are combined with student apps through sensors on a single network. This talk will provide an overview the ecosystems of surveillance on campus and potential challenges to privacy in the ‘smart’ campus setting.
Elma Hajric is a researcher in the Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology PhD program at the School for the Future of Innovation. Her work focuses on data governance of emerging technologies, centering surveillance and privacy, alongside ‘smart city’ sociotechnical imaginaries. She is also a National Science Foundation Fellow in the National Research Traineeship on Citizen-Centered Smart Cities and Smart Living, and a member of the Science, Policy, Engineering Collective in the Institute for the Future of Innovation at Arizona State University.

Speaker: Genevieve Smith-Nunes – Pre-record

Affiliation: University of Cambridge
Title: The data within: raising awareness of data ethics for young person
Using the computing classroom to raise awareness of data within the sphere of social media interactions and data sharing. How can educators and others aid young people in understanding what is happening to their data when then interact and engage with social media. The future implications of their digital footprints in the global data sphere.
Genevieve Smith-Nunes is a 3rd-year Ph.D. candidate at the University of Cambridge and a lecturer at the University of Roehampton. In 2013, she set up ReadySaltedCode, an organisation providing innovative digital computing STEAM-focussed education. The organisation provides workshops and training and produces DataDrivenDance performances: large scale technology-enhanced classical ballet performances designed to highlight, engage and encourage people to love computing. DataDrivenDance looks to explore the ethical and social justice implications of future technologies, including biometrics and XR, and aims to reimagine how we could potentially deliver a creative computing education

Speaker: Kaylea Champion – Pre-record

Affiliation: University of Washington
Title: What’s the Value of Anonymity?
What is anonymity worth? What is lost when people who prefer or need to remain anonymous are excluded? How do platforms and communities respond to anonymity seekers? In this talk, I’ll share results from a series of ten research projects to understand the reasons people seek anonymity, how and why anonymity-seekers are excluded from many online communities, and the value of leaving space for people to remain anonymous while participating. I’ll conclude with an evaluation of the results of community efforts to manage participation from anonymous participants.
Kaylea Champion is a PhD Candidate in Communication at University of Washington. She studies how people cooperate online, including who participates and who gets excluded. Prior to graduate school, she was an IT director and consultant.

Speaker: Raj Sachdev – Pre-Record

Affiliation: Course Facilitator, Cornell University (eCornell)
Title: Legal Concepts in Digital Privacy for Social Media Marketing
Social media marketing has raised new technical, privacy and legal considerations. While many ways to provide value through social media marketing are available, marketers often struggle to navigate the complex legal framework relating to digital privacy. This talk will look at key legal issues raised by digital privacy for social media marketing. Not only is it important to build in privacy, it is also important to understand applicable law while taking advantage of all that social media marketing has to offer. Key strategies will be analyzed.
Dr. Raj Sachdev has over 25 years of industry and academic experience and is an eCornell course facilitator. A graduate of Oxford University, he is a former visiting researcher at UC Berkeley and former instructor at Stanford CSP and Oxford University. He is a licensed attorney in California and holds several degrees and professional certifications spanning marketing, business, law and technology. His research and speaking intersects these fields. A Tedx and AMA Keynote speaker, he has also guest spoken at major institutions and industry conferences/events. He is a forthcoming author of a Digital Marketing textbook with McGraw Hill.

Speaker: Chris Eade – Pre-record

Title: Phone Usage as Passiv
Affiliation: Zafty Intelligence, CEOe Mental Health Monitoring
Abstract: Mental heath is a global problem being tackled from many sides. For the last 3 years we have been collecting anonymous granular phone usage data from just under 1,000,000 users globally. We record every phone unlock, every app open and the time spent in the app, every installed app, battery percentage, steps and movement sensors, heartrate, gender, age bracket, phone model, carrier network, Bluetooth connections. Every event is timestamped and linked together for analysis. To date there are 5.5 billion datapoints collected. Our goal is to using changes in phone usage patterns to predict potential mental heath events. The ability to know when someone is stressed, depressed, or off medication and get them pro-active help Our primary focus is to help people, give them a tool and automatically reaches out to others when they need it most (and when they do not want to ask for help). The end app will be more than simply passive monitoring, it will be a clinical and evidence based tool that will help people with insights, answers and tools to help their mental health.
Chris is the founder, and co-founder of a number of companies, all with a digital and technology focus. Utilising his finance background Chris founded Lifebroker, a company that pioneered the digital space for life insurance. Lifebroker grew to be the largest life insurance broker in Australia. Since then Chris has started and sold a number of technology based businesses. In the background always thinking about interesting ways to look at mental health. That is when the concept for passive monitoring began 4 years ago, and since then has partnered with DARPA, Fujitsu, Kindred, NYU and a range of organisations to help fine tune the technology.