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We are delighted delighted to announce that the winner of this year’s Future Leaders’ Competition is Sofia Mancilla, founder of Sección Legal, the first Mexican digital marketplace for legal services. Sofia’s winning submission, ‘The gossip algorithm: no human intervention in the context of AI and privacy’, will be published in the next issue of InterMedia, which is released in October.

Podcast: Previous Winners

In Conversation: Tim Hogg, Oxera Consulting LLP and Angel Fu, Clifford Chance

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What is this initiative?

The Future Leaders’ Competition was launched in 2018. This year we widened its call for entries to reach an even wider pool of rising stars within the sector who would not normally have access to our events. This ‘Competition for Future Leaders’ seeks to encourage and promote original thought in the areas of communications and policy.

For this year’s competition, entrants were asked to produce a digital report on the topic of Is it possible to breach privacy when there is no human in the loop?


Derek Wilding (Dr)

Derek Wilding (Dr)

Co-Director, Centre for Media Transition, University of Technology, Sydney; President, IIC Australia Chapter
Paul Mitchell

Paul Mitchell

Senior Director, Technology Policy, Microsoft Corporation
Lisa Felton

Lisa Felton

Head of Data, Services and Consumer Regulation, Vodafone Group
Andrea Millwood Hargrave

Andrea Millwood Hargrave

Director of Regulatory Fora, International Institute of Communications
Sohni Kaur

Sohni Kaur

Director, Strategic Engagement & Analytics, Netflix
Ann LaFrance

Ann LaFrance

Partner and Co-Chair, Global Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice; Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP; Vice-President, International Institute of Communications

“The IIC network brings together thought-leaders in the tech and media fields. Presenting my entry to the Future Leaders’ Competition at the IIC’s Annual Conference was a fantastic opportunity to engage with senior members of the industry on a wide range of topical issues.”

Angel Fu, Future Leaders’ Competition Winner 2019

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