Speakers Madrid Summit
Business Administration and Management Graduate by the Autonomous University of Madrid
Business Administration and Management Graduate by the Autonomous University of Madrid, he has worked at PriceWaterhouse Coopers and is currently in charge of Organizational Architecture within AXA Spain where he led the LGTB pillar, one of the 5 pillars of AXA Spain's Diversity.
Belén López Valcárcel
Actress, volunteer and student of social work.
Actress, volunteer and Social Work student. She spent 6 months working at a refugee camp in Katsikas (Greece), teaching drama lessons and coordinating volunteers at the hospital program Now in Madrid, she is part of the citizen movement Sick of waiting and is also involved in the creative process of working on refugees Aire, arena y muro at Teatro a voces.
Confederal Secretary at UGT.
Since March 2016, she has held the position of Confederal Secretary at UGT, being responsible for policies aimed at dependent persons, the elderly, workers with disabilities, and the social and labour discrimination suffered by HIV and AIDS people. As well as all those issues related to sexual identity and / or orientation and the homophobic behaviors that still exist nowadays in labour force relations and policies to combat poverty and social exclusion of families.
Civic hacker and Taiwan’s Digital Minister in charge of Open Government.
Civic hacker and Taiwan’s Digital Minister in charge of Open Government, is known for revitalizing global open source communities such as Perl and Haskell. Tang actively contributes to Taiwan’s g0v (“gov-zero”), a vibrant community focusing on creating tools for the civil society, with the call to “fork the government”.
In the public sector, Tang served on Taiwan national development council’s open data committee and K-12 curriculum committee; and led the country’s first e-Rulemaking project. In the private sector, Audrey worked as a consultant with Apple on computational linguistics, with Oxford University Press on crowd lexicography, and with Socialtext on social interaction design.
Jesús Santos Homobono
Activist for the LGBTI families rights.
Activist for the LGBTI families rights. Member of Galehi (Spanish association of homoparental families) and Member of the board of directors at NELFA (European network of associations of LGBTI families). Gay, naval engineer, feminist, married to another man for 10 years, and with a son in common. Member of LGBT rights associations, like COGAM, in 2005 they founded GALEHI a group of gay and lesbians parents who already had sons and daughters. He claims and defends the equality of rights for all people and all families, with the same rights to access reproductive techniques assisted for all people, including Surrogate Gestation. We demand educational programs that contemplate family diversity.
Law graduate specialised in International Studies. Head of the European Disarmament Affairs Service, Deputy Directorate-General for International Disarmament Affairs, since 1 April 1990.
LGBTI family rights activist. Member of Galehi (the Spanish association of homoparental families) and Member of the board of directors at NELFA (European network of associations of LGBTI families). Gay, a naval engineer, a feminist, and married to a man he is bringing up a son with. Member of LGBT rights associations such as COGAM. He claims and defends the equality of rights for all people and all families, including the access to assisted reproduction and Surrogate Gestation. He also believes that family diversity should be taught at schools.
Executive Director of Kaleidoscope Trust.
Executive Director of Kaleidoscope Trust, a leading NGO working to advance Human Rights and inclusion for LGBT people internationally. Following a career in law, Dillane worked for six years as a Human Rights and refugee law specialist at Amnesty International UK. He is a leading expert on the protection of LGBT refugees and was the Executive Director of UKLGIG, a London-based NGO working to provide practical support to LGBT people fleeing persecution, between 2014-17.
Paul has worked as a consultant and trainer for the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO), UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Council of Europe, ILGA-Europe and Transgender Europe and has provided training and capacity building support to judges, lawyers, officials and activists in countries across the world. He is a member of the Executive Committee and Bursary Officer with the Human Rights Lawyers Association (HRLA), a trustee of Hackney Community Law Centre and a member of the London Business School Out in Business Advisory Board.
Indian Filmmaker, Activist and Festival Director - INDIA.
Filmmaker, writer, activist and festival director. He has consistently strived to give a voice to social issues in India through his films, writings and public speaking for over two decades. His award winning films The Pink Mirror, Yours Emotionally, 68 Pages, Project Bolo, Purple Skies and Breaking Free present hard-hitting social issues with warmth, compassion and humor; and are at the forefront of India’s emergent queer cinema movement.
He is the Founder Festival Director of KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival and FLASHPOINT Human Rights Film Festival, both of which have given a cinematic voice to marginalized communities. One of the Grand Marshals of Montreal Pride 2016. He has figured in the list of ‘Global List of LGBT Influencers’ by BFI Flare, UK; ‘5 most influential gay & lesbian Indians’ by Pink Pages, India; and ‘21 heroes changing LGBTI Asia for the better’ by Asia LGBT Milestone Awards, Hong Kong.
Maria Belén Correa
Founder and Director at Trans Argentina Memory Archive.
Founder and Director at Trans Argentina Memory Archive. Trans Activist from Argentina, Founder of ATTTA 1993 and Chair of ATTTA 1995/2002, founder of REDLACTRANS 2004. She is the first trans woman from Argentina with political asylum in the USA 2004. Founder of transempowerment New York 2005 and Cochair of Mateando Grupo Argentino Uruguayo de LGTB people living in New York. Today she is working in the Archives of Trans Memory (Argentina), is a member of the LGBT Federation of Argentina and Cosmopolitrans, a group of people in Germany.
President of the Association Stop Digital Gender Violence.
President of the Association Stop Digital Gender Violence. Computer Expert. Creator of the protocol DIPE (Protocol of intervention to victims of digital violence). Expert in Computer Law and Judicial Qualifications. Expert in intervention with victims of digital violence.
Fundadot de StartOut
U.S. entrepreneur and author who is best known as the founder of the national entrepreneurship organization StartOut, as well as the founder of the company FamilyByDesign, focused on modern family development and a resource for those interested in finding a “parenting partner”.
In December 2013, Business Insider named Spedale one of the “Most Important Gay People”. In 2008, he co-founded the media company A-List Global Media LLC. In 2009 Spedale conceived of and founded StartOut, a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering and developing entrepreneurship in the LGBT community. StartOut currently has over 20,000 participants nationwide and its Annual Entrepreneurship Awards has honored LGBT entrepreneurs such as Peter Thiel and Tim Gill.
Vice President of Stop Violencia de Género Digital.
Vice-President of Stop Violencia de Género Digital. IT Expert on Digital Violence. Expert in victim counselling of Digital Violence and cases of Cyber LGTBI-phobia. Graduate in Marketing and Advertising. Performance analyst of digital strategies for websites and social networks, creation and management of new brands and advertising strategies.