Team and Collaborators

Cade Diehm

Founder

Cade is the founder of The New Design Congress, an international digital infrastructure research group. After studying design in Australia, Cade was the product lead for a CN/AUS Augmented Reality fashion startup (2013), prototyped Signal with Open Whisper Systems (2014), led design and strategy with emerging cryptocurrency technologies (2015) and was Chief Design Officer at SpiderOak, a Snowden-approved cloud storage company (2016). From 2017 to 2019, he led design and collaborated on information security research at Tactical Tech, a Berlin-based NGO that works to raise awareness of issues of data, privacy and technology in societies.

Benjamin Jones

Events Coordinator, Design & Development

Benjamin is an interdisciplinary designer, web-developer and community organiser based in Lausanne, Switzerland. He has several years experience designing and building websites, mobile apps and design systems for clients including the Swiss government, European startups web-agencies and, more recently, community projects. Beside his web work, Benjamin is also a founding co-organiser of ReclaimFutures, a technology and culture conference that took place in September 2020 and included the work of over 30 speakers and artists. Benjamin is also a core coorganiser of Loose Antenna, a community run and oriented web-radio, launched in June 2020.

Rose Regina Lawrence

Security Researcher

Rose Regina Lawrence is an independent security researcher. Since 2011, she has focused on issues of surveillance and digital security for activists, journalists, lawyers, and other human rights defenders. She developed and ran the Jail Support coordination hotline for Occupy Wall Street. Her experience includes supporting both independent human rights advocates and organisations, such as Mozilla, Software Freedom Law Center, and most recently, Tactical Tech, as their Digital Security Coordinator.

Georgia Bullen

Executive Director, Simply Secure

Georgia has been an advocate in the internet health movement through her work and passion around issues such as net neutrality, security, privacy, and equitable access to technology. Her work has focused on the intersection of human-centred design, urban space, and technology – specifically, how technology intersects with human rights, e.g access to information and the right to communicate. She has a background in human-centred design, data visualisation, urban planning and software development, and is an advocate for diversity in technology. She studied Urban Planning at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, and Psychology and Human-Computer Interaction at Carnegie Mellon.

Collaborators & Acknowledgements