Speaker for Media, Design & Creativity at Gather 2018
Jessikka Aro is an awarded investigative reporter with Finnish Broadcasting Company's social media project Yle Kioski. Aro specializes in Russia, extremism and information warfare. In 2014 she became the target of serious and still ongoing international propaganda and hate speech campaign after reporting about pro-Kremlin social media trolls. Currently Aro writes an investigative book about Kremlin's information warfare and trains reporters and general public to recognize and counter online disinformation. Aro is also lobbying for better legislation to counter hybrid threats and protect citizens from state-sponsored online security threats.
Gather is both a conference and music festival where you will meet your new best friend, dance with your future love, and innovate with your next business partner.
Gather 2018 takes place in Stockholm, September 13–15 and will include 50+ speakers, performances from all around the world, music at several venues and Innovation labs solving actual business challenges.