Jessica LennardSenior Director, Global Data and AI Initiatives at Visa
Jessica is a Senior Director in Visa’s Global Strategic Initiatives team leading on Data and Artificial Intelligence. Her work focuses on AI (policy, regulation and ethics); privacy, data protection and data sharing; and consumer empowerment. She has over ten years’ corporate affairs experience across highly regulated, technology-driven sectors including digital and cyber, data and AI, telecoms, cleantech and fintech. During this time, Jessica has advised political parties, businesses (start-up to large scale global enterprises), consultancies, trade bodies, think tanks and NGOs.
Jessica sits on the Board of TechUK, as well as data and AI advisory boards and committees at UKFinance, the All Party Parliamentary Group for AI, and the World Federation of Advertisers. She is an enthusiastic member of campaigning group ‘Women Leading in AI’, which advocates for ethics, diversity and inclusion in AI. She previously trained as a capital markets solicitor at Linklaters, having completed an undergraduate degree in Law from Oxford University and a Masters degree in Political Theory from the LSE.