Joanna Shields

CEO of BenevolentAI & The UK’s First-Ever Minister of State for Internet Safety & Security

  • Advisor on Digital Economy
  • Senior business roles at Google, Facebook, and Bebo
  • Awarded an OBE and a Life Peerage
  • Named on the BBC Radio 4’s list of 100 Powerful Women in the UK 2013

When Joanna Shields is booked for events, they are known to discuss the following speaking topics:

Cyber Security
Developing Greater Connectivity Through Tech
Business Leadership
Internet Safety
The Future of Artificial Intelligence
Protecting Younger Generations Online

Baroness Joanna Shields is treasured as the UK’s first-ever minister of state for internet safety and security. Passionate to transform the world of technology, she has devoted her career to outlining an effective approach to cyber safety which continues to advance alongside the progressive nature of technology. An admirable female professional, Jonna is currently the CEO of BenevolentAI, an industry-leading AI-enabled drug discovery and development business. Having been awarded an OBE for her remarkable career, Joanna has become a must-see speaker for audiences of all ages and backgrounds. When looking to hire a passionate ethical AI speaker to attend your next event, do not hesitate in hiring Joanna today.

After graduating from George Washington University, Joanna began her professional career by becoming a Product Marketing Specialist for the National Digital Corporation. Developing vast industry knowledge and experience over the next few years, she fulfilled multiple profound positions such as becoming the Product Manager, Director, and Division Vice President for EFI, and the International VP for Decru. Respected for her driven work ethic, Joanna was selected to become the Managing Director of Syndication, Business Development, and Partnerships for Google. Admired by professionals throughout the industry, she was later appointed as the President of People Networks at AoI and the treasured EMEA Vice President of Facebook.

An extremely talented female businesswoman, Joanna is currently working as the CEO of BenevolentAI. Alongside this, she is also a key member of the WeProtect Global Alliance after being recruited by the Prime Minister in 2012. Tasked with taking control of the Tech City project, she has become a leading authority in her field over recent years. Named the Advisor on Digital Economy in 2014, Joanna became the UK’s first-ever minister of state for internet safety and security. Determined to enlighten audiences on the future of technology, AI, and the continuous developments in her field, Joanna has become an extremely popular speaker for a wide range of events.

A treasured member of the technology industry, Baroness Joanna Shields is now highly sought-after to attend speaking engagements internationally. In recognition of the illustrious career she has developed over recent years, she was awarded an OBE and a Life Peerage in 2014 for her remarkable contributions. Treasured for her vast expertise, Joanna was previously invited to attend the WeAreTechWomen conference, and the IoD Annual Conference, and speak for high-profile clientele such as WIRED. Determined to educate audiences on important topics such as AI, technology, cyber security, and cyber safety, hire Joanna Shields as a talented ethical AI speaker today.

To enquire about Joanna Shields for your event or corporate function, simply contact us via or call a booking agent on 0207 1010 553.