Geraldine Fitzpatrick is Professor of Technology Design and Assessment and heads the HCI Group at TU Wien, Austria. Previously, she was: Interact Lab Director, Sussex Uni.; User Experience consultant, Sapient London; and Senior Researcher, DSTC, Australia. She holds degrees in Computer Science (BInfTech (Hons), PhD) and Applied Positive Psychology (MAPPCP). Her research is at the intersection of social and computer sciences, with a particular interest in collaboration, health and well-being, social and emotional skills, and community building. Her most recent peer service roles include general co-chair for CHI2019, papers co-chair for CSCW2018 and various international advisory boards. She is an ACM Distinguished Scientist, ACM Distinguished Speaker and hosts the Changing Academic Life podcast series.
Lilly Irani is an Assistant Professor of Communication & Science Studies at University of California, San Diego. She is a co-founder and maintainer of digital labor activism tool Turkopticon. She is currently writing a book on the cultural politics of entrepreneurialism in transnational India. Her work has appeared at ACM SIGCHI, New Media & Society, Science, Technology & Human Values, South Atlantic Quarterly, and other venues. She has a Ph.D. in Informatics from University of California, Irvine.
Dr Anne Galloway is Associate Professor in the Design for Social Innovation programme, and leads the More-Than-Human Lab, at Victoria University of Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand. Anne publishes widely and speaks internationally on matters related to design, culture, technology, ethics, and human- animal relations. She also raises sheep and ducks.
Senior Professor ( H.A.G) with 30 years Academic experience (1984 to date) working in the area of multi and interdisciplinary Design programs related to Innovation, Management & Technology in multiple roles of Scientist, Researcher, Teacher and Designer of Products . Specialist in Innovation, User Centered Design, - Usability Engineering and Information Technology. Currently Professor of Design Research in the Department of Design – IITG. Professional Qualifications in multiple disciplines - Engineering, Design, Health Psychology & Urban Infrastructure planning. Established new bench marks & standards in Creative Design Research education in India. Established new Design thrust areas and Research facilities at National level encompassing HCI, Interaction design, Information design and Strategic Design Management . Pioneering role in conceiving, planning and establishing new Design Education centers at IISc Bangalore (Design Program - CPDM 1998-99) & Interaction Design specialisation at IITG. (2002 onwards). Author of over 100 research publications and 9 IPRs. Honored with Awards & Citations both Nationally and Internationally.
Anita Gurumurthy is a founding member and executive director of IT for Change, where she leads research collaborations and projects in relation to the network society, with a focus on governance, democracy and gender justice. Her work reflects a keen interest in southern frameworks and the political economy of Internet governance and data and surveillance. Anita engages actively with policy makers, practitioners, social movements activists and the academic community to expand and deepen conversations on the public policy imperatives of the intertwining of the digital in all spheres of life. She also directs and draws inspiration from the work of Prakriye, IT for Change’s field centre, that works towards promoting women’s and girls’ leadership and digital capabilities.