Our Advisors

The FWD50 2024 Advisory Board draws on some of the best minds in government, innovation, academia and civic technology to help us steer the content and format of our annual event.

While we’re incredibly grateful for their time and commitment, their participation as advisors should not be seen as an endorsement or promotion of the conference.

Opinions expressed by our advisors related to FWD50 are their own, and not endorsed by or representative of other organizations with which they are associated.

Maria Patterson

Civic Innovator

Natalie Evans Harris

Founder & President, Harris Data Consulting

Sean Boots

Former federal public servant
Open government program manager, Government of Yukon

Uchenna Moka-Solana

Founder & President, MokSol Impact LLC

Dorothy Eng

Executive Director, Code for Canada

Kathy Pham

Faculty and Fellow, Product and Society, Harvard University

Tamara Srzentić

Fmr Minister of Digital, Media & Public Administration, Montenegro
Tech ambassador, entrepreneur & scholar

Dr. Wafa Snaineh

President, Gov. Design Academy
Board Member, The International Foundation for Customer Experience in Government

Ryan Androsoff

CEO & Founder, Think Digital

Honey Dacanay

Professor of Practice, Faculty of Social Sciences, McMaster University

Derek Alton

Head of Community, Apolitical

Hillary Hartley

Chief Executive Officer, U.S. Digital Response

Anna Hirschfeld

Director, Public Digital

Skaidra Puodžiūnas

Director of Ontario Relations, Council of Canadian Innovators

Annette Hester

Advisor to the President, Petrobras

Alexander Howard

Founder, E-PluribusUnum.org

Eyra Abraham

Founder & CEO, Lisnen

Lewis Eisen

Speaker, Consultant, Author

Amanda Bernardo

A/Director, Change Management and Service Design, Enterprise Transformation, Shared Services Canada (SSC)

Robert Butler

Senior Advisor, Canada Free Agent, Global Affairs Canada

Jacqueline Lu

President & Co-Founder, Helpful Places

Aaron Snow

Fellow, Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation

Dr. Audrey Lobo-Pulo

Head of Public Policy & Economic Graph, Australia & New Zealand, LinkedIn

Brian Whittaker

Founder, Humans of Public Service

Aaron Shull

Managing Director and General Counsel, Centre for International Governance Innovation

James Duncan

Co-founder and Principal, Stance Global

Michael Nelson

Senior Fellow, Technology and International Affairs Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Pia Andrews

Chief Data Officer, Data and Economic Analysis Centre (DEAC), Department of Home Affairs, Australia
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