DWIH NY in Austin

Deep Fakes for Good Panel

Howdy! Join the DWIH New York in Austin, Texas from March 11 to March 14, 2022.

We will be roaming the city and offering various events alongside SXSW. Join us on March 13th for a networking breakfast hosted in tandem with the Global Women in AI & Robotics, followed by a panel discussion on questions around the positive sides of deepfakes.

On March 14th we’re participating in a Smart Cities Global Round Table organized by Midwest House & its partners. Details below.

Event Information

March 13, 2022, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Wax Myrtle’s in Austin (Texas)
Organizer(s): DWIH New York, digi.city, german innovation

Sunday, March 13 

Wax Myrtle’s Club | IBE House
506 San Jacinto Blvd Suite WM, 4th Floor, Austin, TX 78701

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM, AI Breakfast co-hosted by Global Women in AI &Robotics and DWIH NY

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Panel: Deepfakes for Good 

What seems real may be far from it. Deepfakes – aka video-based, AI-generated identity swaps – are misinformation weapons designed to pervert truth and destabilize reality. Born in 2017, their origin links to a Reddit user who assigned the faces of celebrity women to porn performers’ bodies. In the four years past, deepfakes have gone mainstream, but perhaps not all is sinister and dark. Several groundbreaking positive-use cases have emerged where creatives use tech to protect privacy, enhance accessibility and even inspire justice.


Join us for the “Deepfakes for Good” panel on March 13, 2022 at Wax Myrtle’s (506 San Jacinto Boulevard, Austin, TX 78701) from 11 am to 12 pm (CST) and learn how government, academia and industry are using these tools to catch sexual predators, enhance news reporting and protect privacy. Your perception of reality will never be the same .





Jay Boisseau is a computing technologies leader and strategist, with more than 20 years of experience leading major computing-focused projects, departments, and organizations. Jay is the chief executive officer and co-founder of Vizias, a computing consultancy specializing in high performance computing (HPC), artificial intelligence (AI), smart cities, and technology outreach. One of his major current projects is helping Dell Technologies develop HPC and AI programs and future solutions. Jay is also the director and founder of the Austin Forum on Technology & Society, which he started in 2006, and the president and founder of the Austin CityUP Consortium, which he started in 2014 to help transform Austin into a smart city. Past experience includes creating the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) and leading it to world prominence, and working at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC). He has a PhD in astronomy from UT Austin, with a strong emphasis on computational astrophysics.
Jay Boisseau, AI & HPC Technology Strategist at Dell Technologies, Executive Director of Austin Forum on Technology & Society, Executive Director of Austin Smart City Alliance
Marian Gläser
Marian Gläser is the CEO of Brighter AI and responsible for steering business strategy and technology alignment as well as investor relations. Before founding the company in 2017, he worked as an intrapreneur for the German automotive supplier HELLA. Marian holds a master’s degree in IT Management & Consulting from Hamburg University and previously worked as a software developer at the Techstars startup Occipital Inc. in San Francisco. Also, he was a consultant for companies such as Lufthansa Systems and worked as an IT project manager for the digital agency SinnerSchrader. Marian is an active member of the German AI association (“KI Bundesverband”), where he is the spokesperson for data privacy.
Marian Gläser, CO-Founder & CEO brighter AI
Pranav Shah is a career FBI Intelligence Analyst. He is currently assigned to the Cyber Division serving as Unit Chief responsible for covering cyber threats to critical infrastructure, and private sector engagement. Mr. Shah joined the FBI in 2009 as an Intelligence Analyst in the New Haven Field Office, and later the New York Field Office. In 2015, he served as an Instructor at the FBI Academy providing training to new Agents and Intelligence Analysts. Preceding his current assignment, he led a team focused on forward leaning technology to include Artificial Intelligence. Prior to his Government career, he was a Project Manager at IBM. Mr. Shah received his B.S. in Information Systems, and M.S. in IT for Security & Assurance both from Pace University in New York.
Pranav Shah, Unit Chief, FBI Cyber Division
Stephanie Walker has been with the FBI since 2008. She is a Unit Chief in Cyber Division covering cyber criminal threats where she drives the production of strategic intelligence to a variety of audiences to advance the understanding and deterrence of criminal cyber threats to US interests in furtherance of the FBI’s Cyber Strategy. Prior to her current assignment, UC Walker was assigned to the Counterterrorism Division at the FBI. UC Walker holds a bachelor’s degree in Government and International Politics from George Mason University, and has GSEC and GISF certifications.
Stephanie Walker, Unit Chief, FBI Cyber Division


Cliff Fluet
Cliff Fluet has over 25 years’ experience operating at the cutting edge of Digital Media and advises companies globally on their legal and commercial strategies. In 2006, Cliff was asked to Lewis Silkin LLP as a Partner and is Joint Head and founder of its Media & Entertainment Group. He specialises in Digital Media, Brand Entertainment, Technology, and Innovation as a part its Creators, Makers & Innovators Division. Cliff is also the founder and Managing Director at Eleven, offering strategic and commercial advisory services - as part of its ecosystem of trusted partners - to companies in the realm of digital media. He is named in both Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 as a leader and expert in his field and the Media & Entertainment group at Lewis Silkin is ranked in as 'Tier 1' by Legal 500. Cliff is a regular contributor to Music Business Worldwide, a visiting lecturer at Berklee College of Music and regularly asked to speak at conferences globally on a variety of hot issues in the industry.  
Cliff Fluet, Founder & Department Head Media & Entertainment at Lewis & Silkin, Managing Director of Eleven Advisory Company

Monday, March 14

Half Step 
75 1/2 Rainey St, Austin, TX 78701

10:00 AM-12:00 PM, Midwest House: Smart Cities Global Round Table

A one of a kind VIP networking event, the Smart Cities Global Roundtable will feature 10 executive table hosts who will each guide small-group conversations on creating smarter, more connected communities. Attendees will have the opportunity to be a part of up to three conversations on topics ranging from community engagement to infrastructure, urban mobility/logistics and more. This is an invite only event limited to 100 people.

Event Organizers: Midwest House, Innovation Bridge Europe, Digi.City, Austin Smart City Alliance

If you are around and interested in participating, please contact kathrin.dipaola@dwih-newyork.org