None of the speakers that follow of FSC Editions 1st-5th was paid to participate: 

From Governmental Organizations :

Michael Sieber –

Head of Information Superiority at the European Defence Agency. (2012-2016)

Joseph Cannataci –

UN Special Rapporteur on the Right of Privacy.

Reinhard Posch – 

Chief Information Officer of the Federal Republic of Austria. Formerly Chairman of the Board of ENISA

Wojciech Wiewiórowski –

Deputy European Data Protection Supervisor

Achim Klabunde – 

Head of Sector IT Policy at European Data Protection Supervisor

Thomas J. Ackermann –

Strategy & Rapid Innovation-KdoCIR-German Federal Armed Forces

Andreas Wild –

Former Executive Director at ECSEL JU, the largest EU R&D public funding program for microelectronics (150M€/ year)

Jan Philipp Albrecht –

Former Vice-Chair of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) of the EU Parliament

Marit Hansen – 

Data Protection Supervisor of the State of Schleswig-Holstein, Federal Republic of Germany

Bart Preneel –

Former President at International Association for Cryptologic Research. Director at COSIC KU Leuven. Arguably EU’s most peer-recognized IT security expert and researcher

William R. Pace – 

Executive Director, World Federalist Movement-Institute for Global Policy (WFM-IGP). Convener of the Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC) since 1995.

Andreas Reisen – 

Head of IR security standardization programs at German Federal Ministry of the Interior.

Marcos Vinicius Mazoni –

President of SERPRO, the main Brazilian IT public agency, delegated by President Roussef to develop state-surveillance-proof email systems for government officials

Pierre Chastanet – 

Senior Policy Analyst at EU Parliament Science and Technology Options Assessment unit (STOA) and the EU Parliament LIBE Committee Secretariat

Peter Ide-Kostic – 

Senior Policy Analyst at EU Parliament Science and Technology Options Assessment unit (STOA) and the EU Parliament LIBE Committee Secretariat

Renaud Sirdey – 

Director of Research at Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique, French Department of Energy

Jovan Golic –

Former Privacy, Security and Trust Action Line Leader of EIT Digital. Renowned cryptographer.

Michel Jaccard – 

Founder and CEO of Id Est Avocats, specialized in open innovation, data privacy and security, free and open source licenses

Jaap-Henk Hoepman –

Professor at the Institute for Computing and Information Sciences of Radboud University Nijmegen

Yvo Desmedt – 

World-renowned cryptographer, and pioneer of threshold cryptography.

Rogério Winter – 

Liaison Officer of the Centro de Tecnologia da Informação Renato Archer of the Brazilian Army

Raoul Chiesa –

A widely-recognized IT cracker, hacker and IT security expert. President of Security Brokers. Formerly consultant and advisor to ENISA, Nato, Italian MoD, UNICRI

From Non- Governmental Organizations:

Richard Stallman –

President of the Free Software Foundation. Founder of the Free Software movement

Bruce Schneier – 

Arguably the world’s most-renowned  IT security expert. Board Member at Electronic Frontier Foundation, OSI and EPIC. CTO at Resilient Systems, IBM. Fellow at Harvard Law School

Melle Van Den Berg – 

Managing Consultant at CapGemini Cyber Security Consulting. 

Romano Stasi – 

Managing Director of Innovation Lab of the Italian Banks Association since 2013 (ABI Lab)

John Calian – 

Head of the Telekom Innovation Laboratories

Koen Maris – 

CTO at ATOS.  Former CSO at Telecom Luxembourg

Roberto Gallo – 

CEO and Chief Scientist at KRYPTUS. Coordinator of the Cybersecurity Committee at the Brazilian Defense Industry

Rufo Guerreschi – 

Executive Director of the Trustless Computing Association. CEO of TRUSTLESS.AI

Liz Steininger – 

CEO at Berlin-based Least Authority

Alberto Pelliccione –

CEO of ReaQta, endpoint defense against advanced threats. Previously Senior Researcher at Hacking Team, a world leader in lawful access systems

Eric Drexler – 

Senior Visiting Fellow at the Oxford Martin SchoolOxford University, and Researcher and Internal Advisor to the Future of Humanity Institute (FHI), led by Prof. Nick Bostrom, nanotechnology pioneer and AI security expert

Bjoern Rupp – 

CEO of GSMK Cryptophone, leading mobile device security provider

Paul Nemitz – 

Director for Fundamental Rights and Union Citizenship in the EU Commission’s Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers

Zachary Goldman – 

Director of the Center of Law and Security at New York Law School

Steven Bellovin – 

IT Security Professor at Columbia University. Co-author of foundational papers on state attempts to reconcile cyber-investigation and privacy (19972013

Max Schrems –

Leading Austrian privacy activist. Initiated a lawsuit questioning the compliance of the Safe Harbor agreement between EU and US

Ulrich Seldeslachts – 

CEO of LSEC, a not-for-profit industry association focused on Information Security in Europe, based in Belgium

David Meyer – 

Berlin-based Digital Rights journalist, published on Fortune, Gigaom, POLITICO Europe, ZDNet, BBC, the Guardian

John C. Havens – 

Executive Director of the IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in the Design of AI Autonomous Systems

Roman Yampolskiy – 

World-renowned AI superintelligence safety expert and professor. Author of the book “Artificial Superintelligence”

Kai Rannenberg –

Chair at Deutsche Telekom, Chair of Multilateral Security at Goethe University

Elad Verbin – 

Computer Scientist. Lead Scientist and founding partner of Berlin Innovation Ventures

Alexander Szanto –

Cybersecurity research fellow at Brandenburg Institute for Society & Security

John “Maddog” Hall –  

Free software pioneer and evangelist

Alberto J. Azevedo –

Brazilian IT security and privacy expert, consultant and free software hacktivist

Jennifer Baker – 

Freelance IT Privacy and rights journalist. Published on ArsTechnica, ComputerWeekly, Macworld, PC World and The Register

Daniel Castro – 

Vice President Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, Washington, USA. Co-author of “Unlocking Encryption:Information Security and the Rule of Law”

Eve Hunter – 

Analyst at AMIDA

Carlo Von Lynx – 

Founder of

Chase Gummer – 

Founder & Managing Partner at Anchor Point

Mirko Ross –

Cybersecurity, IoT, blockchain expert. Lead Architect of Asvin

Adam Burns – 

Chief Technology Officer and Head of Research at Adaptant Labs

Silvan Jongerius – 

CEO at techGDPR

Christian Junger – 

CEO and Co-Founder of MADANA

Sebastian Weyer – 

Co-founder & CEO at Statice

Ludmila Morozova-Buss –

 Cybersecurity author

Jörn Erbguth – 

Legal and technical expert of privacy by design blockchain, GDPR. International speaker and author. 

Nicola Feltrin – 

Free Software expert, activist, and lawyer

Lisa Trujillo –

Teacher at the ReDI School of Digital Integration

See here the speakers of 6th Edition in Geneva