May 9 , 2019

The Assembly

Where we shape the future of technology. Together.

The Assembly

SHAPE THE FUTURE

We have entered a new era, where the threads of technology and society are woven closer together than we could have ever predicted. We have the opportunity to solve the world's biggest problems through technology - we just have to take the right steps to get there.

Now is the time for some of the biggest social, political, and philosophical decisions to be made. At The Assembly, we bring together the greatest architects of technology, global captains of industry, and key policy-makers to shape the future together.

Join us for the third edition of The Assembly, at TNW Conference on May 9th and 10th, 2019.

Theme 2019: The Privacy Paradox

Driving impactful innovation whilst protecting society

Our overarching theme for this year’s The Assembly is the privacy paradox.

The way we think about innovation and privacy is undergoing a tectonic shift. Society is becoming increasingly aware that we can’t leave technology giants unchecked; how can regulations like GDPR and knowledge sharing about privacy practices help us strike a balance between business innovation and the protection of society? How do we move fast and innovate while protecting our users? Can each country/society and organization set their own rules?

At The Assembly, we invite top government officials and business & technology leaders to share and discuss best practices and inspiring use cases from around the globe.

SUB THEMES

The big four: take a look at the sub themes we'll be exploring at this year's edition
  • The Data Dilemma

    How far should we go in protecting society from the erosion of privacy, without compromising innovation and competitiveness? Can regulations like GDPR play a positive role in safeguarding privacy without stifling innovation?

  • The Next Billion

    The next billion people online will come from emerging markets. What opportunities for innovation and collaboration does this bring? And what learnings can be implemented from the past?

  • Trusting Decentralisation

    Can we trust a future where we decentralize our data, currencies and businesses instead of centralised control?

  • Collaborating on Cyber Terrorism

    How do we turn cybersecurity into a shared priority? What is our responsibility to protect, how far can we go to protect individuals and businesses from the implications of large-scale hacks and data breaches like WannaCry?

What to expect?

PROGRAM

13:00 - Walk in

13:20 - Introduction

13:30 - Co-creation session 1 & 2

16:30 - On stage recap

17:00 - Break

17:30 - Starter, keynote + table discussion

18:30 - Main, keynote + table discussion

19:30 - Dessert, keynote + table discussion

20:30 - Wrap up, drinks

THE ASSEMBLY

Here's what you can expect from joining The Assembly.

CHANGEMAKERS

Here are some of the changemakers who previously spoke at The Assembly.

  • Cassie Kozyrkov

    Cassie Kozyrkov

    Chief Decision Scientist,
    Google

  • Constantijn van Oranje-Nassau

    Constantijn van Oranje-Nassau

    Special Startup Envoy,
    StartupDelta

  • Roberto Viola

    Roberto Viola

    Director General,
    European Commission

  • Tricia Wang

    Tricia Wang

    Co-founder,
    Sudden Compass

  • Helena Lisachuk

    Helena Lisachuk

    Director & IoT Global Lead,
    Deloitte

  • Mark Curtis

    Mark Curtis

    Founder,
    Fjord (by Accenture)

  • Thomas Lantzsch

    Thomas Lantzsch

    SVP, General Manager IoT,
    Intel Corporation

  • Emily Orton

    Emily Orton

    Co-founder & CMO,
    Darktrace

  • Clarissa Shen

    Clarissa Shen

    COO,
    Udacity

  • Camille Francois

    Camille Francois

    Director of Research & Analysis,
    Graphika

  • Pamela Pavliscak

    Pamela Pavliscak

    Founder,
    Change Sciences

  • Katrina Arden

    Katrina Arden

    Attorney,
    Blockchain Law Group

  • Nick Grossman

    Nick Grossman

    General Manager,
    Union Square Ventures

  • Gordon Willoughby

    Gordon Willoughby

    CEO,
    WeTransfer

  • David Rose

    David Rose

    Author,
    Enchanted Objects

  • Cristina Tajani

    Cristina Tajani

    Deputy Mayor of Milan

  • Patricia Pastor

    Patricia Pastor

    Entrepreneurship Senior Officer,
    Valencia City Hall

  • David Ryan Polgar

    David Ryan Polgar

    Tech Ethicist & Digital Citizenship Expert

  • David Schwartz

    David Schwartz

    Chief Cryptographer,
    Ripple

  • Ben Cerveny

    Ben Cerveny

    Co-founder & Director,
    The Foundation for Public Code

  • Daniel Ropers

    Daniel Ropers

    CEO,
    Springer Nature

  • Christina Xu

    Christina Xu

    Co-founder,
    Magpie Kingdom

  • Holley Murchison

    Holley Murchison

    Founder,
    Oratory Glory

  • Heather Zynczak

    Heather Zynczak

    CMO,
    Pluralsight

  • Warner Dijkhuizen

    Warner Dijkhuizen

    Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs Manager,
    IBM

  • Ali Niknam

    Ali Niknam

    Founder & CEO,
    Bunq

  • Sjoerd Blum

    Sjoerd Blum

    CIO,
    Schiphol

  • Didier Rappaport

    Didier Rappaport

    CEO,
    Happn

  • Assier Basterretxea-Gomez

    Assier Basterretxea-Gomez

    1,
    Partner & Director

  • Niki Kauffmann-Schilling

    Niki Kauffmann-Schilling

    Director Innovations & Sustainability,
    Rituals

  • David Wyler

    David Wyler

    Vice President Global Partnerships,
    Tinder

  • Adriana Hoppenbrouwer

    Adriana Hoppenbrouwer

    CMO,
    Hema

  • Erik-Jan Gelink

    Erik-Jan Gelink

    CMO,
    Transavia

  • Katja Berkhout

    Katja Berkhout

    International Director,
    Startup Delta

  • Ingrid Devin

    Ingrid Devin

    Director Women’s Entrepreneurship Network,
    Dell

  • Tanja Dik

    Tanja Dik

    Director of Consumer Products & Services,
    Royal Schiphol Group

  • Hans Bos

    Hans Bos

    National Technology Officer,
    Microsoft

  • Dante Malcangi

    Dante Malcangi

    Chief Digital Officer,
    IBM

  • Paulo Calçada

    Paulo Calçada

    CEO,
    Porto Digital

  • Pieter Paul van Oerle

    Pieter Paul van Oerle

    Strategy Director,
    TNW

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