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Benjamin Moskowitz

Vice President, Innovation Lab, Consumer Reports

Benjamin Moskowitz is Vice President of Consumer Reports (CR) Innovation Lab. He leads a team that develops new technologies to strengthen consumer power and CR’s sustainability as a social enterprise. Previously, Ben led CR’s Digital Lab — an initiative to expand CR’s work on digital marketplace issues including data rights, cybersecurity, and tech competition. As Founding Director, he oversaw the development of new capabilities in lab testing, digital organizing, and product R&D.


Prior to joining CR, Ben served as Director of Development for Innovation at the International Rescue Committee. In this role, he secured more than $29 million as a co-founder of the Airbel Center—a research and development unit that designs, tests, and scales life-changing solutions for refugees and people affected by conflict. He was also the lead architect of IRC and Sesame Workshop’s successful $100 million proposal to deliver early childhood learning to children affected by the war in Syria. Before that, he served as Senior Director, Development Strategy at Mozilla Foundation, where he built research programs and open source software with public and private partners.


Ben teaches at the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and was previously Visiting Associate Arts Professor at NYU Shanghai.

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Evaluation Panel Members

Evaluation Panel judges will score and provide feedback on the applications assigned to them using the scoring rubric, and each valid application will receive five sets of reviews with scores that have been statistically normalized to ensure a level playing field. Applicants are encouraged to use this valuable feedback to strengthen and refine their solutions as they implement projects and secure other funding sources.  

Meet the judges featured here, and more Evaluation Panel members will be added in the next few months.

Michele

Michele Jawando
Senior Vice President of Programs, Omidyar Network

Michele

Michele Jawando
Senior Vice President of Programs, Omidyar Network

Richard

Richard Whitt
President, GLIA Foundation

Richard

Richard Whitt
President, GLIA Foundation

Astha

Astha Kapoor
Co-Founder, Aapti Institute

Astha

Astha Kapoor
Co-Founder, Aapti Institute

Jeni

Jeni Tennison
Founder & Executive Director, Connected by Data; ex-ODI CEO

Jeni

Jeni Tennison
Founder & Executive Director, Connected by Data; ex-ODI CEO

Dirk

Dirk Bergemann
Professor, Yale University

Dirk

Dirk Bergemann
Professor, Yale University

David

David Eaves
Associate Professor in Digital Government, UCL

David

David Eaves
Associate Professor in Digital Government, UCL

Parminder

Parminder Jeet Singh
Executive Director, IT for Change

Parminder

Parminder Jeet Singh
Executive Director, IT for Change

Salome

Salome Viljoen
Fellow, Columbia Law School

Salome

Salome Viljoen
Fellow, Columbia Law School

J. Bob

J. Bob Alotta
VP, Global Programs, Mozilla Data Futures Lab

J. Bob

J. Bob Alotta
VP, Global Programs, Mozilla Data Futures Lab

Safiya

Safiya Noble
Co-founder & Faculty Director, UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry

Safiya

Safiya Noble
Co-founder & Faculty Director, UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry

Sylvie

Sylvie Delacroix
Professor in Law and Ethics , University of Birmingham

Sylvie

Sylvie Delacroix
Professor in Law and Ethics , University of Birmingham

Tim

Tim O'Reilly
Founder, O'Reilly Media

Tim

Tim O'Reilly
Founder, O'Reilly Media

Paul

Paul Romer
Professor, NYU

Paul

Paul Romer
Professor, NYU

Rainer

Rainer Kattel
Professor & Deputy Director, Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose, University College London

Rainer

Rainer Kattel
Professor & Deputy Director, Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose, University College London

Lili

Lili Gangas
Chief Technology Community Officer, Kapor Center

Lili

Lili Gangas
Chief Technology Community Officer, Kapor Center

Tazin

Tazin Khan Norelius
Founder, Cyber Collective

Tazin

Tazin Khan Norelius
Founder, Cyber Collective

Paromita

Paromita Shah
Executive Director, Just Futures Law

Paromita

Paromita Shah
Executive Director, Just Futures Law

Mahlet (Milly)

Mahlet Zimeta
Head of Public Policy, The Open Data Institute

Mahlet (Milly)

Mahlet Zimeta
Head of Public Policy, The Open Data Institute

Bruce

Bruce Schneier
Fellow, Berkman-Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, Lecturer, Harvard Kennedy School

Bruce

Bruce Schneier
Fellow, Berkman-Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, Lecturer, Harvard Kennedy School

Bertrand

Bertrand de la Chapelle
Co-Founder & Chief Vision Officer, Datasphere Initiative; Executive Director & Co-founder, Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network

Bertrand

Bertrand de la Chapelle
Co-Founder & Chief Vision Officer, Datasphere Initiative; Executive Director & Co-founder, Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network

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Selection Committee Members

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Michele

Michele Jawando
Senior Vice President of Programs, Omidyar Network

Tim

Tim O'Reilly
Founder, O'Reilly Media

Paul

Paul Romer
Professor, NYU

Tazin

Tazin Khan Norelius
Founder, Cyber Collective

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