Erika Mann

Senior Advisor, Covington & Burling LLP

Erika Mann is a senior European policy advisor in Covington’s EU Public Policy & Government Affairs team. As a former Member of the European Parliament, Ms. Mann built and headed the office of Facebook as Managing Director Public Policy in Brussels from October 2011 until end of 2015, and she has over 20 years of experience in policy related matters.

Chris Disspain


Chair of WGP Global, an international corporate advisory company with offices in UK, Malta, Hong Kong and Korea.  From 2006 to 2013 Chris was a member of the United Nations Secretary-General's Internet Governance Multi-stakeholder Advisory Group. Chris was selected by the ccNSO to join the Board of ICANN in June 2011.

    Jennifer C. Wolfe

    ESQ., APR, SSBB CEO, Dot Brand 360

    CEO of Dot Brand 360, an agency specializing in board and C-suite- digital strategy for the next generation of the Internet to bolster security, data, and user experiences across digital, legal and technical operations. Jen Wolfe is an entrepreneur, author, digital leader and global IP strategist.


    Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP

    Paul works with clients in the adoption, prosecution, licensing, and enforcement of trademarks in the United States and throughout the world. He is also nationally ranked for his domain name and ICANN practice.

    David Sams

    Founder, Chairman and Chief Encouragement Officer, Sams Companies

    David Sams is one of the world’s most respected marketing strategists, a nine-time Emmy winning TV producer, author, speaker, and emerging technologies guru. As an internet entrepreneur, Sams has launched numerous successful online ventures.