Safety Tech 2021: Unleashing the Potential for a Safer Internet

The world’s first safety tech expo took place 24 March.

At Safety Tech 2021: Unleashing the Potential for a Safer Internet, a free-to-attend online event hosted by CogX, attendees heard from over 30 industry-leading speakers from many of the world’s most iconic brands, discussing how technology can help create safer online experiences for users and deliver value to brands. 

Watch the sessions from the Safety Tech Expo

You can find a full list of speakers via the event platform on CogX. This panel was chaired by Suki Fuller, recently named by the Financial Times as one of the Top 100 Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Leaders in the UK. Details of individual panels are as follows:

Unleashing the potential for a safer internet 3:00 – 4:30pm
Session speakers included:
  • Clara Tsao, US Presidential Innovation Fellow and founder of the Trust and Safety Professional Association
  • Julie Cordua, CEO of leading safety tech provider Thorn
  • Oliver Dowden MP, UK Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport 
  • Rishad Tobaccowalla, Author of ‘Restoring the Soul of Business: Staying Human in the Age of Data’

  • Erika Barros, Director of Policy, Vimeo
  • Naheed Sheikh, The Workplace Wellness Project
  • Justin Davis, CEO, Spectrum
  • Chengos Lim, Head of Content Safety, Dropbox
  • Caitlin Borgman, VP, Thorn

  • Remy Malan, VP Trust & Safety, Roblox
  • Chris Priebe, Founder and Executive Chairman, Two Hat
  • Emma Rosell, CTO, NetClean
  • Michele Banko, CTO, Sentropy
  • Ian Stevenson, Chair, UK Online Safety Tech Industry Association

  • David Hall, Senior Director, CEO, LEGO Group
  • Geoff Cook, CEO, The Meet Group
  • Angela Johnson, Client Dev Officer, Dentsu
  • Amit Shetty, VP Programmatic Standards & Partnerships, IAB
  • Tiffany Xingyu Wang, GM and Co-Founder of Oasis Consortium

  • Simon Saunders, Director of Emerging and Online Technology, Ofcom
  • Professor Victoria Nash, Oxford Internet Institute
  • Professor Lorna Woods OBE, University of Essex
  • Iain Corby, Director, Age Verification Providers Association

Safety by design 4:30 – 5:15pm
  • Tracey Breeden,VP T&S, Match Group
  • Richard Pursey, CEO, SafeToNet
  • Azmina Dhrodia,Senior Policy Manager, World Wide Web Foundation
  • Charlotte Willner, Director, Trust and Safety Association

  • Hany Farid, Digital Forensics Pioneer, UC Berkeley
  • Susannah Storey, Director General, Department for Digital and Media Policy, DCMS
  • Michèle Coninsx, UN Assistant Secretary-General, Executive Director of the Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate
  • Professor Mary Aiken, Cyberpsychologist
  • Adam Hildreth, CEO, Crisp
  • Suki Fuller, session chair

Follow our Safety Tech Expo Twitter list to keep in touch with all of the speakers and organisations taking part in the Expo.

Connect with Safety Tech Expo networks and companies
Throughout the event 10 virtual booths were available to visit, showcasing cross-sector networks and companies: 

This event was curated by the DCMS and the Department for International Trade.

We are very grateful for the support of firms across the safety tech sector in helping us plan and coordinate the event - in particular our friends at SafeToNetSafeToNet Foundation, Sentropy, Two Hat, Spectrum, TSPA, Crisp and Thorn.

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