Baroness Joanna Shields OBE

First Minister of Internet Safety & Security in the UK

Baroness Joanna Shields OBE is a tech industry pioneer, start-up CEO, and life peer in the UK House of Lords, who is passionate about creating technology that benefits humanity. She is currently a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Future Council on the Future of AI, the Transatlantic Commission on Election Integrity, the Global Tech Thinkers Group and the Council on Foreign Relations.

"World Leading Expert on Digital Economy"

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  • AI: The Next Revolution in Medicine?
  • Digital Economy
  • Financial Technology
  • Role of the Digital Sector
  • Development of Digital Skills
  • Cyber and Internet Ethics


She presents in English.

How she presents

Joanna is very practical in putting new ideas into practice. Her high content tailored presentations are always well received and deliver in her highly professional style.

In Detail

Joanna is the founder and CEO of Precognition, a startup that empowers leaders in this AI-centric era to anticipate the future and build solutions for a better world. She was previously CEO of BenevolentAI, where, under her leadership, the company grew from a startup to a clinical-stage drug discovery company and developed an industry-leading AI platform that translates the complex language of biology into novel insights that lead scientists to new discoveries. From 2013-2018, Joanna served in the UK Government as the first-ever Minister for Internet Safety and Security. She also served as Digital Economy Advisor to the Prime Minister, UK Ambassador for Digital Industries, and Special Representative on Internet Harms and Crimes.


Joanna Shields firmly believes that technology companies can power economic development and by establishing a new paradigm of international cooperation and collaboration between governments, industry, NGOs and experts and creating an atmosphere of willingness; we can make real change and improve lives.



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