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Best Practices in Combatting Disinformation In the Public and Private Sector: 2023

Speakers

Dan Brahmy

Dan Brahmy

Co-founder and CEO

Cyabra

(Tel Aviv)

Dan Brahmy is the Co-Founder and CEO of Cyabra, a social search engine working with government agencies and consumer brands to uncover the good, bad and fake of online conversations. Prior to his role at Cyabra, Dan was the VP of Business Development and Co-Founder at Spark as well as a consultant at Deloitte Digital and Google. Dan is a graduate of Reichman University with a B.A in Business specializing in Entrepreneurship and Marketing.

Welton Chang

Welton Chang

Co-founder & CEO

Pyrra Technologies Inc.

(Washington D.C.)

Dave Fleet

Dave Fleet

Managing Director, Head of Global Digital Crisis

Edelman

John Kelly

John Kelly

Co-Founder and CEO

Graphika Inc.

(New York)

John W. Kelly, Ph.D. is the founder and CEO of Graphika, a social media analysis firm founded on technology he invented that blends social network analysis, content analysis, and statistics to make complex online networks understandable. Dr. Kelly is also a recognized expert on advanced computational techniques for measuring online behavior. Most recently, he was invited to provide his expert testimony on foreign interference in the U.S. presidential election before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. He is also an affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, where he works with leading academics to design and implement empirical studies of the Internet’s role in business, culture, and politics around the world. A quantitative social scientist by training, Dr. Kelly earned his Ph.D. in Communications from Columbia University, and has also studied at Stanford and the Oxford Internet Institute, where now serves as a strategic advisor. Today, Kelly leads a team of business professionals and data scientists to bring new analytic technologies to market via the Graphika platform.

Erin McAweeney

Erin McAweeney

Director of Analysis

Graphika

(Hopkinton, Massachusetts)

Erin McAweeney is the Director of Analysis at Graphika, focusing on election integrity, online social movements, and public health misinformation. Her recent work uses qualitative and quantitative methods to map and analyze the global spread of mis- and disinformation related to the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccines. Prior to Graphika, she was a research analyst at the research institute Data & Society and a Google News Lab research fellow.

Brian Murphy

Brian Murphy

Vice President of Strategic Operations

Logically

Former Acting Under Secretary for Intelligence, Department of Homeland Security

(Washington D.C.-Baltimore area)

Since September 2021, Brian Murphy has been the Vice President of Strategic Operations for Logically. In his role, he assisted in developing and implementing advanced Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence solutions to find harmful  threat content at scale and across languages and platforms on social media. Before joining Logically, Mr. Murphy served as both the Principal and Acting Under Security for Intelligence for the Department of Homeland Security (2018 to 2021). In these roles, he served as the Chief Intelligence Officer, Chief Information Sharing Officer, and Chief Counterintelligence Officer for the department. In this capacity, he provided intelligence leading to more than 250K personnel. Mr. Murphy led intelligence analysis, data integration, and program management for 22 component organizations within the department.

Mr. Murphy was a special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for over 20 years. While there, he performed duties from street agent up to roles as a national manager. While in the senior executive service at the FBI, he served as the primary point of contact for federal, counterintelligence, and counterterrorism programs. During his career, he served in New York, Afghanistan, Algeria, Tunisia, Niger, Pittsburgh, Chicago, and Washington, DC. Murphy began his federal service in 1994 as an officer in the United States Marine Corps.

He would later return to this role in 2004 after he was recalled to active duty for service in Iraq.

Mr. Murphy’s academic credentials include PhD (ABA. Graduation expected December 2022) from Georgetown University; Master of Arts in Islamic Studies from Columbia University; Bachelor of Arts in Government College of William and Mary. He is a certified U.S. Intel Community Intelligence Officer and Joint Duty Certified and maintains a Top Secret clearance.

Recent publications:

  • The US Needs a Center to Counter Foreign Malign Influence at Home – Defense One
  • Ukraine’s History Shows Where Russian Disinformation Can Take Hold (logically.ai)
  • Making Sense of Russian Disinformation and Propaganda (logically.ai)
  • “Decaying National Security: Understanding the Implications of Imagined Tribalism and its Connection to the Decay of
  • Nationalism in a Radically Changed Information Context” – RUSI Journal | Royal United Services Institute.
  • Chapter: Introduction to T&S and Law Enforcement – Trust & Safety Professional Association (tspa.org)
  • The Ever-Shrinking Worlds of National and Homeland Security (hsenterpriseforum.com)

Awards:

2020 awarded for excellence by DHS • 2018 recognized by the Intelligence and National Security Alliance • 2018 recognized formally by members of Congress • 2003 and 2007 recipient of the Attorney General’s Award for Excellence in Investigations • 2006 and 2006 nominated for the FBI Director”s Award In Investigation • Awarded membership in the NYPD Detectives Endowment Association • 2005 NYC Counterterrorism Investigator of the Year • Recognized eight times by the FBI for excellence in investigations and leadership • 2011 received U.S. State Department Letter of Commendation • 2001 and 2005 received the United States Attorney’s Award for Excellence in Investigations.

Greg Vanier

Greg Vanier

Head of Crisis & Reputation Risk

Edelman Canada