GIFCT Global Summit 2023

GIFCT Global Summit 2023
9 May 2023 GIFCT
14th Jun 2023

GIFCT Global Summit 2023


The Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT) looks forward to convening its 2023 Global Summit, hosted by its 2023 Operating Board Chair, Meta. The Global Summit will bring together its 22 member companies and Independent Advisory Committee with partners and global stakeholders. Building on last year’s program, this year’s Summit will convene experts and practitioners from across the world to discuss the latest trends in the online terrorist and violent extremist threat landscape and the technology we are developing to address it.

Program Agenda

All times are PDT, the local time zone where the Summit will take place in Menlo Park, California

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Welcome Remarks and Fireside Chat
Leads of the three governing bodies of GIFCT welcome everyone to the Summit before discussing the future vision for GIFCT.

  • Neil Potts – VP of Trust and Safety Policy, Meta & GIFCT Operating Board Chair, 2023
  • Dr. Ghayda Hassan – Chair, GIFCT Independent Advisory Committee
  • Dr. Erin Saltman – Interim Executive Director and Director of Programming, GIFCT

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. The Opportunity of Technology: Developing Technical Tools for Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism
GIFCT’s expert partners discuss how they are developing greater technical tooling for member companies to strengthen our members’ individual and collective capacities to counter terrorism and violent extremism online.

  • Adam Hadley – Executive Director, Tech Against Terrorism
  • Dina Hussein – Global Lead of Policy Development and Expert Partnerships- Counterterrorism & Dangerous Orgs Policy, Meta
  • Sameer Syed – Partnerships Lead, Jigsaw
  • Moderator Tom Thorley – Director of Technology, GIFCT

11:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. Break

2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Current Trends in the Online Threat Landscape and their Nexus to World Regions
Highlighting recent GIFCT-TAT Regional Workshops, experts join with tech to discuss current trends in violent extremist behavior and online technologies and explore how tech approaches work at a global scale while staying attuned to unique challenges and opportunities across the world.

  • Bulama Bukarti – Tony Blair Institute for Global Change
  • Courtney Gregoire – General Manager & Chief Digital Safety Officer, Microsoft
  • Dr. Jolene Jerard – Executive Director, Centinel
  • Anthony F. Lemieux – Founding co-Director of the Atlanta Global Studies Center and Professor of Communication at Georgia State University
  • Moderator Dr. Nagham El Karhili – Programming Lead, Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism

3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Break

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Incident Response Protocols and Current Trends in Terrorist and Violent Extremist Incidents
Representatives from international crisis response protocols, government, and tech discuss approaches to respond to a terrorist attack. This conversation explores the role of GIFCT’s Incident Response Framework alongside other international crisis response protocols, and the ongoing work of strengthening each sector’s readiness to respond.

  • Alison Huffman – VP of Product, Twitch
  • Olivier Onidi – Deputy Director General for Internal Security, European Commission
  • Dr. John T. Picarelli – Director for Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention, National Security Council United States Government
  • Moderator Tom Thorley – Director of Technology, GIFCT

4:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Closing Remarks