One of this year’s most important conferences.
The Brighthood conference is one of the largest conferences in the world that focus on concrete, innovative and effective solutions to fight child sexual abuse. It brings together important stakeholders and aims to create awareness about how each sector plays a part in shaping a brighter future for children.
Expand your network. Meet new industry colleagues, internationally renowned profiles and subject experts.
Tap into bright solutions, learn what individuals, organisations, businesses and governments are doing today and what you or your organisation can do.
Get technical know-how about what can be done to detect and stop child sexual abuse material and safeguard children.
Get unique insights into child sexual abuse crime and the work being done to stop it.
Find out how UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and particularly SDG 16.2 can be major drivers of change on this issue.
We are proud to present a great line-up of highly experienced speakers from different industries. They will cover a range of topics from ethical leadership and benchmarking countries’ responses to child sexual abuse, to innovative programmes such as HERO Corps in the US and Prevent_IT in Sweden. Check out the speakers from previous years.
Ethical leadership and sustainable businesses – leading change in the mobile industry
Director General, GSMA
As Director General, Mats Granryd leads the GSMA in supporting its global membership through a range of industry programmes, advocacy initiatives and industry-convening events.
In 2016, Mats led the mobile industry in becoming the first sector to commit to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Supporting this, Mats serves on the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development, the Business & Sustainable Development Commission and The B Team.
Before joining the GSMA, Mats was President and CEO of Tele2 and also spent 15 years in a variety of roles at Ericsson.MORE ABOUT GSMA
Experience from lobbying in child protection and the creation of the HERO program – US veterans trained in counter-child-exploitation and digital forensics
Vice President of Public Policy, RAINN
Camille Cooper serves as the vice president of public policy at RAINN, where she leads efforts at the federal and state level to improve the criminal justice system, prevent sexual assault, and ensure justice for survivors.
At RAINN, Cooper’s work focuses on efforts to secure funding for sexual violence programming, eliminate the large volume of untested and unanalysed forensic evidence from sexual assault cases, known as the rape kit backlog, address campus sexual violence, and protect children against sexual violence.
Cooper has more than 20 years of experience in federal and state political legislative drafting, strategy, and lobbying on topics related to child protection, child exploitation, anti-child trafficking. She has helped create some of the largest reforms in child exploitation and child protection in the US, including The PROTECT Our Children Act of 2008 which established hundreds of millions in federal and state funding for the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Forces, The HERO Act which established the Hero Child Rescue Corps in partnership with Homeland Security and Special Operations Command, and the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act which established protections for victims of sex trafficking.
Prior to joining RAINN, Cooper served as director of government affairs at the National Association to Protect Children, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting children from abuse, neglect, and exploitation. Cooper holds a Certificate in Strategic Leadership from the U.S. Army War College as part of the Commandant’s National Security Program.MORE ABOUT RAINN
New tools for measuring the progress on ending child sexual abuse and exploitation: The Index for assessing60 countries’ response to child sexual exploitation and the ITU UNESCO Broadband Commission Report on Child Safety Online
Dr. Joanna Rubinstein
President & CEO, World Childhood Foundation USA, Commissioner of the ITU UNESCO Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development
In 2015, Rubinstein was appointed as President & CEO of World Childhood Foundation (WCF) USA. An expert in global health and sustainable development, Rubinstein brings to WCF over a decade of experience in leadership roles at Columbia University (CU) and at the United Nations (UN) helping develop and lead several global initiatives in health, education and in the development of the 2030 agenda.
Using the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) framework, Rubinstein is leading Childhood USA in advocating for ending child sexual abuse and exploitation by convening annual high-level meetings at the UN, developing digital tools for prevention, and by funding innovative, evidence building programs in the US.
Rubinstein was instrumental in the development and launch this year of a benchmarking tool by The Economist Intelligence Unit, looking at 60 countries’ response to child sexual abuse and exploitation. In 2018, Rubinstein was appointed as a Commissioner of the ITU/UNESCO Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development where she co-chairs a Working Group on Child Safety Online. She also serves on numerous boards, including The Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children, Leadership Council of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network and the Early Childhood Development and Peace Building Consortium.MORE ABOUT WORLD CHILDHOOD FOUNDATION USA MORE ABOUT THE BROADBAND COMMISSION
How close cross sector collaboration can help safeguard children
John F. Clark
President and CEO, The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC)
Clark has an extensive law-enforcement background, including 28 years with the United States Marshals Service. Throughout his career, Clark has been a leading child advocate. During his tenure at USMS, Clark implemented and administered Title I of the Adam Walsh Child Safety and Protection Act, which directed USMS to locate and apprehend fugitive sex offenders. He also oversaw the implementation and operation of the National Sex Offender Targeting Center.
Clark was appointed director of the USMS in 2006 by then-President George W. Bush as its ninth director, a post he held for five years. Before joining the USMS, Clark worked for the U.S. Capitol Police and U.S. Border Patrol. He earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from Syracuse University.MORE ABOUT NCMEC
Using tech and treatment to prevent sexual offending – PreventIT and Preventell
Principal Investigator Priotab, Researcher Karolinska Institutet, Chief Psychiatrist Psychiatric Clinic South Stockholm
Christoffer Rahm is a psychiatrist and researcher at the Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. He’s principal investigator for two clinical trials that aim at reducing child sexual abuse by developing better care for adults with sexual interest in children. One of the trials, called Priotab, involves a test of a new pharmaceutical, and recruits patients from all over Sweden via the Preventell helpline linked to the Anova clinic at Karolinska University Hospital. The other, PreventIT, is a test of a new online strategy. It reaches out to anonymous users of child sexual abuse material, globally, via pedophile forums at the Darknet. They are offered therapist assisted internet cognitive behavioral therapy for free.MORE ABOUT KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET
Using tech and treatment to prevent sexual offending – PreventIT and Preventell
Katarina Görts Öberg
PhD, Psychologist and Head of ANOVA
Since 2010, Katarina Görts Öberg has been head of the research program at ANOVA, Karolinska Institutet, focused on the development and evaluation of treatments for problematic and criminal sexual behaviour. Öberg also participated in studies pertaining to research for understanding biomarkers for hypersexual disorder. She is one of the responsible for the helpline PrevenTell, which aims to reach people at risk of committing sexual assaults, and offering treatment to stem unwanted and illegal sexual behaviour.MORE ABOUT ANOVA
Live-streaming and emerging technologies in child sexual abuse crime – Soft launch of the NetClean Report 2019
Anna Borgström has been with NetClean since 2009, working globally with businesses, organisations and governments to fight child sexual abuse through innovative technological solutions. Borgström is deeply involved in making a difference for children through a combination of corporate social responsibility, ethical business practices and technology. Borgström has a strong belief in businesses’ power to change the world.MORE ABOUT NETCLEAN
New tools for measuring the progress on ending child sexual abuse and exploitation. – The index for assessing 60 countries’ response to child sexual exploitation and the ITU UNESCO Broadband Commission Report on Child Safety Online
Regional Director, EMEA, The Economist Intelligence Unit.
Conor Griffin leads The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Public Policy practice in Europe, Middle East and Africa. In this role, he is responsible for managing the team that designs and delivers bespoke research and engagement programmes that drive real impact on headline policy issues.
His areas of specialisation include social policy, education policy, and technology policy. His regional expertise includes the EU, China, and the GCC. Griffin regularly delivers in-person presentations at conferences and client events and has also contributed insights to several media outlets, including the Financial Times. Conor holds a Master’s degree in international relations from the College of Europe and an economics degree from Birkbeck University in London.
Adv. MSc. Coordinator of the Crimes against Children Unit, INTERPOL
Trained as a lawyer, Uri Sadeh worked on various human rights topics in Israel, before joining INTERPOL in 2007. He served as a Criminal Intelligence Analyst, Project Manager, and finally, as Coordinator – Services Development, at INTERPOL’s Crimes against Children Unit. In 2014 Sadeh took a leave of absence from INTERPOL to join the Israel National Police and promote the creation of an Online Crimes against Children section within it. Two years later the new National Center for Online Child Protection was inaugurated and Sadeh went on to head its Online Child Sexual Exploitation Investigations team. In January 2019, Sadeh returned to INTERPOL as Coordinator of the Crimes against Children Unit.MORE ABOUT INTERPOL
Detective Inspector Manager Operations and Victim Identification Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation
Detective Inspector Rouse has 35 years’ service with the Queensland Police Service in Australia. In 1996 Jon commenced investigating crimes against children and in 2001 he commenced at Task Force Argos where he implemented Australia’s first operation to proactively target internet child sex offenders.
He has instigated multiple national and international investigations targeting child exploitation criminal networks and has delivered training to law enforcement officers in Australia and across the world.
Jon is currently the joint Subgroup Chair of the INTERPOL Covert Internet Investigators Group and is a Director with The Society for the Policing of Cyberspace (POLCYB).
He is the recipient of four Commissioners Certificates for his operational leadership and two Queensland Police Excellence awards for Child Protection Prevention.
In May 2018, Jon accepted the ‘Champion for Children Award’ in New York from the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children for his dedication for over 24 years to fighting and investigating crimes against children.
Jon was awarded the Queensland Australian of the Year for 2019 and is the recipient of the Queensland Police Medal, the National Service Medal, the Exemplary Conduct medal, the National Police Medal and the Australian Police Medal.
Rennie Mirro is one of the Sweden’s best known and most acclaimed musical artists. During his 30-year career, Mirro has been awarded several awards, including two time ”Guldmasken” for best male performer in the musical “Grease” and for “Singin’ In The Rain”.
Originating from the classic ballet, Rennie had early on in his career the Royal Opera House in Stockholm as his home stage but was also given the opportunity to dance on the biggest stages around Europe.
In present days Rennie has established himself both as an actor and as a TV-host frequently recurring in several large Swedish television productions as well as in feature films.
This issue terrifies me on many levels, being that I myself am a victim of child abuse. It terrifies me that there are so many people, mostly men that have young children as their main sexual prey. It angers me profoundly that they’re able to victimise undisturbed in the shadows mostly due to the fact of our, the victims, shame and fear.
The world wide web is a wonderous thing, I want to contribute in keeping it that way. I want to contribute in keeping the darkness from spreading.
The way NetClean operates in aiding victims but also offenders give a clear hope for the future, and that’s a future I want to be a part of!
Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre, Sweden
6th November, 2019.
10.00 – 16.30
The Brighthood Conference is
free of charge
Who should go?
This conference is relevant to anyone working with IT-security, Sustainability, HR, Legal or in the Management Team in both the private and public sector. It is also relevant for law enforcement professionals, policy makers, NGO’s, opinion leaders and academic researchers within the child sexual exploitation field. The conference is for everyone who actively works on this issue.
Businesses and organisations
If you have been to #skillnadpåriktigt before, you will recognise it, with the difference that Brighthood is an international conference, held in English and open to international attendees.