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Immersive Tech Panel Series: Vehicles

Vehicles September 18, 2023 @ 11:00 am ET


This event is part of a series:   Immersive Tech Panel Series

Please join the Future of Privacy Forum for the third session of its Immersive Tech Panel Series, examining the new privacy risks and policy questions that arise when immersive technologies are integrated into domains like health, advertising, transportation, AI, and education. 

The third virtual panel of the Immersive Tech Panel Series will focus on Vehicles, and will be held on MondaySeptember 18 from 11:00 AM ET to 12:00 PM ET.

Join us for a forward-looking conversation on the issues raised by the use of immersive technologies like extended reality (XR) in cars, both for safety and convenience. What kinds of data are collected through sensors, cameras, and user input? What are the relevant privacy laws, policies, and ethical considerations organizations should be mindful of? This event will provide valuable insights and guidance to professionals, researchers, and enthusiasts interested in exploring the intersection of immersive technology and vehicles.

You can view a recording of this panel HERE.






11:00 am ET

Opening Remarks 

  • Jameson Spivack, Senior Policy Analyst, Immersive Technologies, Future of Privacy Forum
  • Adonne Washington, Policy Counsel, Data, Mobility, Location, Future of Privacy Forum

11:15 am ET

Panel Discussion: Topic TBC


  • Adonne Washington, Policy Counsel, Data, Mobility, Location, Future of Privacy Forum


Guest Speakers 

  • Michael Cole, Managing Counsel, Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America
  • Daria Fedko, Founder/CEO, WE/AR Studio
  • David Goedicke, PhD Candidate, Cornell University Tech

11:55 am ET

Closing Remarks 

  • Adonne Washington, Policy Counsel, Data, Mobility, Location, Future of Privacy Forum


Michael Cole

Managing Counsel, Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America (MBRDNA)

Michael Cole is Managing Counsel at Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North American, headquartered in Silicon Valley. He has 10 years of experience as a privacy, data, and cybersecurity attorney, including 9 years of in-house experience where he built and led a multinational privacy and data program from the ground up. Michael collaborates with business and engineering teams to navigate complex legal landscapes surrounding privacy and data to achieve creative solutions that reduce legal risk, increase customer trust, and maintain ethical integrity. These solutions cover topics ranging from artificial intelligence, new products, and services, US/EU data transfers and use, eCommerce, open source software, to mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures.

Prior to joining Mercedes-Benz, Mike spent over 8 years with Hagerty, Inc., a publicly traded automotive enthusiast company with global operations. Mike earned his bachelor’s degree from Albion College and his Juris Doctorate from Michigan State University College of law. He is admitted to practice in Illinois and Michigan.

Daria Fedko

Founder & CEO, WE/AR Studio

Daria Fedko is CEO of WE/AR Studio – a Ukrainian XR studio recognized as one of the world’s top 25 AR/VR companies & Intel’s official partner in AR/VR solutions.

Additionally, Daria is a Technology Ambassador of Ukraine at the World Leader Summit, where she builds a tech-oriented community to drive innovation and share the experience among different verticals.

Today, Daria works with the leading brands providing them with custom-made AR/VR solutions for their needs. Her company also helps businesses to migrate to the Metaverse and keep up with the times in the coming era of Web3.

David Goedicke

PhD Student, Cornell Tech

David Goedicke (Graduate Student Member, IEEE) received the M.Sc. degree in human media interaction from the University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands, in 2017. In 2018, he joined Cornell’s Information Science Ph.D. Program, where he continued his work on developing purpose build human subject simulators to explore how people and automation might interact in the future. His research focuses on exploring how contextual sounds could be used to more intently design machine actions for smoother interaction with people.

Jameson Spivack

Senior Policy Analyst, Immersive Technologies, FPF

Jameson Spivack is Senior Policy Analyst, Immersive Technologies at the Future of Privacy Forum, where he leads FPF’s emerging work on VR, AR, and other related technologies. Previously, Jameson was an Associate with the Center on Privacy & Technology at Georgetown Law, where he worked on research and policy advocacy related to algorithmic technologies like face recognition in the criminal legal system. Prior to this he worked in communications for an international development nonprofit. Jameson received his M.A. in the Communication, Culture & Technology program at Georgetown University, and his B.A. in Government & Politics from University of Maryland.

Adonne Washington

Policy Counsel, Data, Mobility, Location, FPF

Adonne Washington, Esq. is a 2020 graduate of Howard University School of Law. She is currently Policy Counsel: Data, Mobility, Location with the Future of Privacy Forum in Washington, DC. FPF brings together industry, academics, consumer advocates, and other thought leaders to explore the challenges posed by technological innovation and develop privacy protections, ethical norms, and workable business practices. She works on privacy and technology matters specifically in relation to data, mobility, and location. Prior to joining FPF, Adonne was the Digital Justice Associate Counsel with the national branch of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law working on matters at the intersection of racial justice, technology, and privacy. Adonne received her BA in social relations and policy with a minor in public relations from Michigan State University in May 2017.