Anne Flanagan

Anne Josephine Flanagan, Data Policy & Governance Lead, World Economic Forum

Anne is an expert in data and technology policy with more than a decade of experience at the frontier of international policy making. Based at the World Economic Forum’s Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution in San Francisco, she works with stakeholders worldwide including businesses, governments, academics and civil society organizations to co-design policy frameworks that address the most intractable data policy issues of our time.  Prior to joining the Forum, she led the Irish government policy positions on several key EU proposals on data and digital policy, holding the title of Deputy Head of Division for Telecommunications Policy & Regulation at the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment in Ireland. Anne holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from Trinity College Dublin, a Master of Arts in International Relations from Dublin City University, an Executive MBA from Trinity College Dublin and an Advanced Diploma in Data Protection Law from the Honorable Society of Kings Inns.