Senior Technology and Policy Advisor, Institute for Security and Technology; Founder, Zakem Global Strategies (Disinformation Lead)
Vera Zakem is a recognized leader at the intersection of technology and democracy, with a focus on building transatlantic coalitions around these issues and strengthening integrity and trust in the information ecosystem. She is currently a Senior Technology and Policy Advisor at the Institute for Security and Technology and a founder of a mission-driven agency, Zakem Global Strategies, that examines these issues in depth. Previously, Zakem led strategy and research at Twitter. She has also worked for a number of national security policy and research organizations, including the CNA Corporation, where she spearheaded initiatives to understand and develop policies to counter disinformation and global malign influence. She is a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a member of the Tech Advisory Council for Atlas Corps. She received her MA from Johns Hopkins University.