We’re excited to welcome a slate of thought-provoking keynote speakers who will discuss the state of the web today, why an open web matters more than ever, and how you can get involved in building the web of the future.
Film Director & Co-Founder, FILMCLUB
The Baroness Beeban Kidron has been directing films for more than 30 years and is a joint founder of FILMCLUB, a educational charity that allows children to watch and analyze internationally iconic films. Each week the charity reaches 220,000 children, in more than 7,000 clubs.
Kidron is best known for directing Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason and the Bafta-winning miniseries Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit. She also directed To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar, Antonia and Jane, as well as two documentaries on prostitution: Hookers, Hustlers, Pimps and their Johns, and Sex, Death and the Gods, a film about “devadasi,” or Indian “sacred prostitutes.”
Her latest film, InRealLife, explores the first generation of British teenagers who are growing up having never known a time before smartphones and social media, whose childhoods are defined by status updates, emails and digitized friendships.
Global CEO, CoderDojo
Mary joined the CoderDojo Foundation team in June 2014, to take up the position of Global CEO. Prior to that, she was a partner in Accenture’s strategy practice, leading engagements with international clients in the Media, High Tech, Telco & Financial Services sectors. During her 23 years with Accenture Mary held a number of lead positions within the organization & within its clients, including; Partner, Managing Director and Multiple C-Suite positions. She has also been involved at board level with number of non profit organizations and remains on the boards of the Dublin Fringe Festival and the Professional Women’s Network. Both of her 9 year old and 7 year old sons are active ninjas who participate at the Science Gallery and Sandymount Dojos near where she lives in Dublin.
Executive Director, Mozilla Foundation
A community activist and technology executive of 20+ years, Mark currently serves as the Executive Director of the Mozilla Foundation, makers of Firefox and one of the largest social enterprises in the world. At Mozilla, he is focused on using the open technology and ethos of the web to transform fields such as education, journalism and filmmaking. Mark has overseen the development of Popcorn.js, which Wired has called the future of online video; the Open Badges initiative, launched by the US Secretary of Education; and the Knight Mozilla News Technology partnership, which seeks to reinvent the future of digital journalism.
Prior to joining Mozilla, Mark was awarded one of the first Shuttleworth Foundation Fellowships, where he explored the application of open principles to philanthropy. During his fellowship, he advised a Harvard Berkman study on open source licensing in foundations, was the lead author on the Cape Town Open Education Declaration, and organized the first open education track at the iCommons Summit, which led to him becoming a founding board member of Peer-to-peer University (P2PU). Mark holds a BA in the History of Community Media from the University of Toronto.
Executive Chairwoman, Mozilla
As the leader of the Mozilla Project, Mitchell Baker is responsible for organizing and motivating a massive, worldwide, collective of employees and volunteers who are breathing new life into the Internet with the Firefox Web browser, Firefox OS and other Mozilla products.
Mitchell was born and raised in Berkeley, California, receiving her BA in Asian Studies from UC Berkeley and her JD from the Boalt Hall School of Law. Mitchell has been the general manager of the Mozilla project since 1999. She served as CEO of Mozilla until January 2008, when the organization’s rapid growth encouraged her to split her responsibilities and add a CEO. Mitchell remains deeply engaged in developing product offerings that promote the mission of empowering individuals. She also guides the overall scope and direction of Mozilla’s mission.