Arwen Smit specialises in technology ethics and its intended and unintended consequences on society. Smit is the author of Identity Reboot, a book examining how the break-down of personal data privacy is being exploited from profit and power perspectives, arguing that human behavior is being devalued to an optimisation game, and that we are providing the data that will be optimised for.Arwen Smit has previously worked within strategy roles for companies such as the Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative (MOBI), venture capitalist firms, various startups, such as DOVU. She also worked at Google and Facebook.

“Reimagining identity in the 21st century is a deeply personal question for all of us and our answer to this question will shape how we will interact with each other, companies, governments and machines.”