As a seasoned digital strategist and privacy technologist, Hessie continues to challenge the notion of complacency. She advocates for data rights, and sovereignty, human-centred AI through ethical distribution strategies. Hessie sees the rise of decentralization as being a catalyst that will transform every facet of society and industry.
In her 20 year journey, she ventured into start-up technologies: privacy, security, data targeting: behavioural and ID profiling, MarTech and industry experience in advertising, banking, and digital technology. Her current focus is on Data Privacy, Identity, Sovereignty and Ethical AI as data breaches and data misuse become more commonplace. As an active contributor for Forbes, Cognitive World and Towards Data Science publications, a former Huffington Post contributor and a member and contributor to VentureBeat, Ethical AI and Machine Learning, MyData Global and a Women in AI Ethics Council.