Vint Cerf – Chairman & Co-founder

PCI chairman and co-founder Vint Cerf is one of the “Fathers of the Internet”, having co-designed the TCP/IP protocols and the Internet’s architecture. He contributes to global policy development and continued spread of the Internet. President Obama appointed him to the National Science Board in 2012.
See also Vint's entry in Wikipedia.

David Bray – Executive Director

Dr. David A. Bray was named one of the top "24 Americans Who Are Changing the World" under 40 by Business Insider in 2016. He was also named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum for 2016-2021. He also accepted a role of Co-Chair for an IEEE Committee focused on Artificial Intelligence, automated systems, and innovative policies globally for 2016-2017 and has been serving as a Visiting Executive In-Residence at Harvard University since 2015. He has also been named a Marshall Memorial Fellow for 2017-2018 and will travel to Europe to discuss Trans-Atlantic issues of common concern including exponential technologies and the global future ahead.

John Taschek – Member of the Board

John Taschek is Senior Vice President of Strategy at Salesforce. He is responsible for corporate product strategy, corporate intelligence and market influence. Described by at least one person as a seething mass of enlightenment. Loves road trips. Has wanderlust of the mind.

Melvin Cordova – Puerto Rico Lead

Melvin Cordova heads Zeus Direct which develops mission critical solutions and capabilities for high stakes environments by accelerating high speed processes for transitioning robust capabilities to operational use, synthesizes unique capabilities in response to client factors and input and delivers critical capabilities to decision makers. before they become available to adversaries. He is the former Director of Innovation for the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) who directed investment in more than 100 innovations for the In-Q-Tel Program (CIA’s Venture Capital arm).

Felix Velarde – United Kingdom Lead & Comms Advisor

Felix Velarde founded one of the first web agencies in 1994 and is an industry-leading digital strategist and former Adjunct Professor at Hult International Business School. He consults on the applications of Blockchain, and is chairman, board advisor and M&A consultant for fast-growth Machine Learning, PE, digital and creative firms in the UK and Los Angeles.
Felix's entry in Wikipedia

Marsali Hancock – Women and Ethics Lead

Marsali Hancock chairs IEEE Standards for Child and Student Data Governance Working Group, serves as Commissioner with GIIC, the Global Information Infrastructure Commission, and is CEO of the EP3 Foundation. For the past 2 decades, she's developed deep experience working with national and international policy leaders to improve Cyber Safety and K-12 education. She has engaged with Fortune 100 companies to maximize the beneficial impact of the technology for improving quality of life and economic opportunities: Google, AT&T, Verizon, Comcast, Target, Intel, Microsoft, Facebook and Dell. Marsali is dedicated to creating safe and healthy digital environments.

Lubna Dajani – European Union and Carriers Lead

A futurist who inspires new thinking and disruptive business models, Lubna created and writes about the Allternet, a visionary manifesto. Her industry positions include founding Secretary of the  Open Trust Protocol Alliance, Co-chair of the prpl Foundation  Marketing Council and AIOTI member representative. Her board and advisory experiences include MusicTechFest, AEC Hackathon, NYC Seed Fund, Springboard Enterprises, and she is a Visiting Scholar at NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development. Lubna is also co-founder of Futuristas.

Peter Whitehead – Systems Analysis Lead

Peter's career has spanned industry, government and academia while expanding the philosophy of the systems approach. He was previously Science and Technology Policy Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a former US Foreign Service Officer with experience in  more than 50 countries. He serves as co-Chair IEEE-USA Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems Policy Committee.

Jim Sterne – Analytics and Marketing

Jim Sterne has lectured at MIT, Stanford, USC, Harvard and Oxford. He is the producer of the eMetrics Summit, co-founder and chairman of the Digital Analytics Association and author of a dozen books including Artificial Intelligence for Marketing: Practical Applications.

Tony Grimminck – Community Pop-Up Hubs Finance Lead

Tony is the CFO for HotelTonight and he sits on the board of a number of tech startups and for the nonprofit Tech Soup Global. Previously, he was the Senior Director of Finance, Strategy and Corporate Development at StubHub, an eBay Company, and prior to that an investment banker at Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan. Tony started out his career as an officer in the Australian Army and ran onsite operations in Africa, East Timor and the Middle East. He holds an MBA from Colombia Business School, Masters in Engineering from University of New South Wales, Sydney and an Bachelors of Engineering from the Australian Defense Force Academy.

Mei Lin Fung – Co-founder

Co-founder Mei Lin Fung co-designed the first CRM system at Oracle. She served as Socio Technical lead for the US Dept. of Defense’s initiative on the Future of Health and is a member of the Digital Economy and Society World Future Council of the World Economic Forum. She serves as vice chair of the Internet Inclusion IEEE sub-committee, one of 3 tracks under the IEEE Internet Initiative. On the core team for Digital Economics at the World Economic Forum, she is a member of the WEF's Global Future Council for Digital Economy and Society and serves on the Steering Committee for Internet for All.

Doc Searls – Advisor

Doc Searls is the author of The Intention Economy: When Customers Take Charge, co-author of The Cluetrain Manifesto: The End of Business as Usual, and Senior Editor of Linux Journal. He is a fellow at the Center for Information Technology & Society at UC Santa Barbara, and founder and director of ProjectVRM at Harvard's Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. He is the president of the Searls Group, a consulting practice advising companies building tools for individuals to control their lives online.
Doc's entry in Wikipedia

Hilary Weber – Innovation and Entrepreneurship Lead

Hilary Weber was instrumental in bringing digital transformation to healthcare in the U.S. as head of digital marketing for Kaiser Permanente. She currently focuses on the people side of innovation, working with organizations such as Google, Dropbox, Gensler, SAP and Girls in Tech. She is a Venture Advisor, Guest Lecturer and Industry Fellow at U.C. Berkeley.

Marti Grimminck – Youth and Community Hub Lead

Marti is the Founder and CEO of innovation consultancy International Connector. Working with thousands of emerging young innovators worldwide, Marti has developed a Next Generation Methodology providing Fortune500 companies, NGOs, and governments with reimagined solutions for the future of work. Marti is the director of the global youth competition, Your Big Year, which has engaged hundreds of thousands of young innovators worldwide and has a 20-million social reach.

Ray Wang – Member of the Board

R “Ray” Wang is the Principal Analyst, Founder, and Chairman of Silicon Valley based Constellation Research, Inc.  Wang has held executive roles in product, marketing, strategy, and consulting at companies such as Forrester Research, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, and Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is the author of the best selling book, Disrupting Digital Business, published by Harvard Business Review Press and has thrice won the prestigious Institute of Industry Analyst Relations (IIAR) Analyst of the Year Award, and has been in the #1 slot in the AR Power 100 list for over 7 years.

John Ryan – Senior Fellow

John Ryan has founded and run several tech companies including Ryan Hankin Kent (RHK), a telecom consulting firm renowned for technically-derived and precise insights in strategy. At Pixel Qi Corp. he pioneered fabless display development before joining Google’s advanced research labs, and now leads the WireTheWorld Internet access venture.

Carrie Ford Hilliker – Outreach & Engagement

Carrie Ford Hilliker is the Founder and Creative Director of digital creative studio Ford/Visuals. Her career began as a creative at agencies like Tribal DDB, Havas Worldwide, Tribune Media and Disney Interactive. Carrie now consults to startups, businesses and creative endeavors worldwide. She has helped non-profits including OneKid OneWorld and the AIDS Quilt, and has created projects to support underrepresented artists including Poolside Dispatches and Detangle.Us.

Inna Goncharenko – Social Media Co-ordinator

Inna is an actor and social media entrepreneur. Her project management roles have included everything from Anglo-Ukrainian theatre productions to mind-controlled multimedia applications.

For general enquiries please contact us by email.

Vint Cerf – Chairman & Co-founder

PCI chairman and co-founder Vint Cerf is one of the “Fathers of the Internet”, having co-designed the TCP/IP protocols and the Internet’s architecture. He contributes to global policy development and continued spread of the Internet. President Obama appointed him to the National Science Board in 2012. See also Vint's entry in Wikipedia and full bio here.

Mei Lin Fung – Co-founder

Co-founder Mei Lin Fung co-designed the first CRM system at Oracle. She served as Socio Technical lead for the US Dept. of Defense’s initiative on the Future of Health and is a member of the Digital Economy and Society World Future Council of the World Economic Forum. She serves as vice chair of the Internet Inclusion IEEE sub-committee, one of 3 tracks under the IEEE Internet Initiative. On the core team for Digital Economics at the World Economic Forum, she is a member of the WEF's Global Future Council for Digital Economy and Society and serves on the Steering Committee for Internet for All.

David Bray – Executive Director

Dr. David A. Bray was named one of the top "24 Americans Who Are Changing the World" under 40 by Business Insider in 2016. He was also named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum for 2016-2021. He also accepted a role of Co-Chair for an IEEE Committee focused on Artificial Intelligence, automated systems, and innovative policies globally for 2016-2017 and has been serving as a Visiting Executive In-Residence at Harvard University since 2015. He has also been named a Marshall Memorial Fellow for 2017-2018 and will travel to Europe to discuss Trans-Atlantic issues of common concern including exponential technologies and the global future ahead.

John Taschek – Member of the Board

John Taschek is Senior Vice President of Strategy at Salesforce. He is responsible for corporate product strategy, corporate intelligence and market influence. Described by at least one person as a seething mass of enlightenment. Loves road trips. Has wanderlust of the mind.

Melvin Cordova - Puerto Rico Lead

Melvin Cordova heads Zeus Direct which develops mission critical solutions and capabilities for high stakes environments by accelerating high speed processes for transitioning robust capabilities to operational use, synthesizes unique capabilities in response to client factors and input and delivers critical capabilities to decision makers. before they become available to adversaries. He is the former Director of Innovation for the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) who directed investment in more than 100 innovations for the In-Q-Tel Program (CIA’s Venture Capital arm).

John Ryan – Senior Fellow

John Ryan has founded and run several tech companies including Ryan Hankin Kent (RHK), a telecom consulting firm renowned for technically-derived and precise insights in strategy. At Pixel Qi Corp. he pioneered fabless display development before joining Google’s advanced research labs, and now leads the WireTheWorld Internet access venture.

Doc Searls – Advisor

Doc Searls is the author of The Intention Economy: When Customers Take Charge, co-author of The Cluetrain Manifesto: The End of Business as Usual, and Senior Editor of Linux Journal. He is a fellow at the Center for Information Technology & Society at UC Santa Barbara, and founder and director of ProjectVRM at Harvard's Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. He is the president of the Searls Group, a consulting practice advising companies building tools for individuals to control their lives online.

Jim Sterne – Analytics and Marketing

Jim Sterne has lectured at MIT, Stanford, USC, Harvard and Oxford. He is the producer of the eMetrics Summit, co-founder and chairman of the Digital Analytics Association and author of a dozen books including Artificial Intelligence for Marketing: Practical Applications.

Felix Velarde – United Kingdom Lead & Comms Advisor

Felix Velarde founded one of the first web agencies in 1994 and is an industry-leading digital strategist and former Adjunct Professor at Hult International Business School. He consults on the applications of Blockchain, and is chairman, board advisor and M&A consultant for fast-growth Machine Learning, PE, digital and creative firms in the UK and Los Angeles.

Hilary Weber – Innovation and Entrepreneurship Lead

Hilary Weber was instrumental in bringing digital transformation to healthcare in the U.S. as head of digital marketing for Kaiser Permanente. She currently focuses on the people side of innovation, working with organizations such as Google, Dropbox, Gensler, SAP and Girls in Tech. She is a Venture Advisor, Guest Lecturer and Industry Fellow at U.C. Berkeley.

Marsali Hancock – Women and Ethics Lead

Marsali Hancock chairs IEEE Standards for Child and Student Data Governance Working Group, serves as Commissioner with GIIC - the Global Information Infrastructure Commission, and is CEO of the EP3 Foundation. For the past 2 decades, she's developed deep experience working with national and international policy leaders to improve Cyber Safety and K-12 education. She has engaged with Fortune 100 companies to maximize the beneficial impact of the technology for improving quality of life and economic opportunities: Google, AT&T, Verizon, Comcast, Target, Intel, Microsoft, Facebook, and Dell. Marsali is dedicated to creating safe and healthy digital environments.

Lubna Dajani – European Union and Carriers Lead

A futurist who inspires new thinking and disruptive business models, Lubna created and writes about the Allternet, a visionary manifesto. Her industry positions include founding Secretary of the  Open Trust Protocol Alliance, Co-chair of the prpl Foundation  Marketing Council and AIOTI member representative. Her board and advisory experiences include MusicTechFest, AEC Hackathon, NYC Seed Fund, Springboard Enterprises, and she is a Visiting Scholar at NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development. Lubna is also co-founder of Futuristas.

Marti Grimminck – Youth and Community Hub Lead

Marti is the Founder and CEO of innovation consultancy International Connector. Working with thousands of emerging young innovators worldwide, Marti has developed a Next Generation Methodology providing Fortune500 companies, NGOs, and governments with reimagined solutions for the future of work. Marti is the director of the global youth competition, Your Big Year, which has engaged hundreds of thousands of young innovators worldwide and has a 20-million social reach.

Peter Whitehead – Systems Analysis Lead

Peter's career has spanned industry, government and academia while expanding the philosophy of the systems approach. He was previously Science and Technology Policy Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a former US Foreign Service Officer with experience in  more than 50 countries. He serves as co-Chair IEEE-USA Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems Policy Committee.

Ray Wang – Member of the Board

R “Ray” Wang is the Principal Analyst, Founder, and Chairman of Silicon Valley based Constellation Research, Inc.  Wang has held executive roles in product, marketing, strategy, and consulting at companies such as Forrester Research, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, and Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is the author of the best selling book, Disrupting Digital Business, published by Harvard Business Review Press and has thrice won the prestigious Institute of Industry Analyst Relations (IIAR) Analyst of the Year Award, and has been in the #1 slot in the AR Power 100 list for over 7 years.

Tony Grimminck – Community Pop-Up Hubs Finance Lead

Tony is the CFO for HotelTonight and he sits on the board of a number of tech startups and for the nonprofit Tech Soup Global. Previously, he was the Senior Director of Finance, Strategy and Corporate Development at StubHub, an eBay Company, and prior to that an investment banker at Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan. Tony started out his career as an officer in the Australian Army and ran onsite operations in Africa, East Timor and the Middle East. He holds an MBA from Colombia Business School, Masters in Engineering from University of New South Wales, Sydney and an Bachelors of Engineering from the Australian Defense Force Academy.

Carrie Ford Hilliker – Outreach & Engagement

Carrie Ford Hilliker is the Founder and Creative Director of digital creative studio Ford/Visuals. Her career began as a creative at agencies like Tribal DDB, Havas Worldwide, Tribune Media and Disney Interactive. Carrie now consults to startups, businesses and creative endeavors worldwide. She has helped non-profits including OneKid OneWorld and the AIDS Quilt, and has created projects to support underrepresented artists including Poolside Dispatches and Detangle.Us.

Inna Goncharenko - Social Media Co-ordinator

Inna is an actor and social media entrepreneur. Her project management roles have included everything from Anglo-Ukrainian theatre productions to mind-controlled multimedia applications.

For general enquiries please contact us by email.