2023 World Emerging Security Forum

Speaker Information

Stephanie Ifayemi

Head of Policy, Partnership on AI

  • 2022 – Present : Head of Policy of the Partnership on AI
  • 2019 – 2022 : Head of Digital Standards Policy of the UK Government Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport

Stephanie Ifayemi is the Head of Policy at Partnership on AI (PAI). In this role, she has established a new public policy department for PAI. She drives the organization’s engagement with global policy makers, aligns PAI research with policy, and facilitates dialogue between government, multilateral organizations and PAI’s partner community of over 100 partners in 16 countries. Prior to PAI, she was the Head of Digital Standards Policy in the UK government, where she built a new portfolio focused on technical standards for emerging technologies including AI and quantum. She was responsible for designing and building the UK’s AI Standards Hub, and for setting the UK’s first objectives on AI standards in the UK’s National AI strategy, Cyber Strategy and Digital Strategy.

Internationally, she sits on Chatham House’s Taskforce for AI and Society, the OECD’s Network of Expert on AI groups (AIGO and ONE AI), representative in standards bodies such as ISO/IEC and CEN/CENELEC and Observer at the Council of Europe. She is a Schmidt Futures European International Strategy Fellow and a member of the World Economic Forum’s Defining and Building the Metaverse initiative. She holds a Master of Public Policy from the University of Oxford where she was a Duke of Cambridge Scholar.