October 24-26

Huntington Beach, California

Breakout Sessions

Human Rights by Design

October 24, 2017, 3:00 pm-4:00 pm

Rapid developments in artificial intelligence, big data analytics, blockchain, and the internet of things have the potential—and have already started—to have significant impact, both positive and negative, on human rights. The international human rights regime was designed for a very different world, and the speed, complexity, and extensive reach of these disruptive technologies present new challenges for companies wanting to meet their responsibility to respect human rights. Participants in this lively discussion will explore how to integrate human rights into the development and design of new technologies and whether new “human rights by design” approaches should be deployed.

Session Speakers

Cynthia Wong

Cynthia Wong

Senior Internet Researcher
Human Rights Watch

Nicole Karlebach

Nicole Karlebach

Global Head, Business and Human Rights

Steve Crown

Steve Crown

Vice President and Deputy General Counsel

Dunstan Allison Hope

Dunstan Allison Hope

Managing Director

Additional confirmed speakers will be published later this summer. Please check back for updates.

 See All Sessions

All BSR17 Sponsors


  • McDonalds logo
  • Microsoft logo
  • Target logo
  • United Nations Foundation logo


  • 21st Century Fox logo
  • Walt Disney logo

Carbon Offset

  • BEF logo


  • Boeing logo
  • EQT AB logo
  • Flex logo
  • Morrison & Foerster logo
  • PepsiCo logo
  • Tiffany logo

Marketing and Media

3BL Media logo
Djembe Communications logo
Globescan logo
GreenBiz logo
SSIR logo
Weber Shandwick logo