Speaker BIO

Roberta is the Director of Intelligence at Blackbird.AI. She brings a strong interdisciplinary background to her role, drawing on her previous career experiences in the military, post-conflict humanitarian development, journalism, and corporate risk intelligence, working in the UK and the Middle East. These diverse professional roles have held in common a need to interpret the world in a way that generates a deeper understanding of the forces that influence individuals and wider society. This principle directly applies to Blackbird.AI’s mission of developing innovative solutions to tackle information manipulation within our digital ecosystems. Roberta holds a Master’s in Global Studies from the University of California Santa Barbara and a Bachelor’s in Arabic and Islamic Studies from Oxford University. She is a published academic author whose research interests lie at the intersection of technology, governance, and society.