Co-Chairs of the Global Initiative for Digital Empowerment
Dr. Paul Twomey is Co-Chair of the Global Initiative for Digital Empowerment. He is an entrepreneur in the legal, cybersecurity, and robotics sectors. Paul is a Fellow and Initiative Director for Digital Governance at The New Institute and a Fellow and Core Theme Leader for “managing information and technology in the public interest” at the Global Solutions Initiative. He is also a Distinguished Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation and a Commissioner of the Global Commission for Internet Governance. Paul is the former CEO of ICANN, the global coordination body of the Internet. Paul was CEO of the Australian Government’s National Office for the Information Economy and Deputy at the Australian Trade Commission. He was previously at McKinsey & Co. He is a member of the SAP Artificial Intelligence Ethics Advisory Panel. He holds a Ph D from the University of Cambridge.
Professor Dennis J. Snower is Co-Chair of the Global Initiative for Digital Empowerment. He is founder and President of the Global Solutions Initiative; Professor of Macroeconomics and Sustainability at the Hertie School, Berlin; Senior Research Fellow at the Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford; and Non-resident Fellow of Brookings Institution. He is co-lead of this project. He was formerly President of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy and is Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (London), at IZA (Institute for the Future of Work, Bonn), and CESifo (Munich). He holds a BA and MA from New College, Oxford, and an MA and PhD from Princeton University. He has published extensively on employment policy, the design of welfare systems, caring economics and monetary and fiscal policy.