Niki Iliadis

Senior AI Policy Researcher & Project Manager
🇺🇸  Los Angeles

As Senior AI Policy Researcher and Project Manager, Niki is co-leading the design and delivery of AI Civic Forum, a civic participation platform building understanding of AI ethics and including citizen voices in the discussions around the responsible adoption of AI. Her research focus areas are education, civic participation,  and data governance.
Niki brings seven years of experience exploring impact in the contexts of innovation and policy. In her previous role, she worked as Innovation and Policy Manager at Big Innovation Centre, leading the delivery of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Artificial Intelligence (APPG AI), an initiative in the UK Parliament gathering evidence on the economic and socio-ethical impact of AI, and using that to shape policy.
Previous to that, Niki’s experiences include working for a global foundation to bridge the policy implementation gap (Centre for Public Impact – a BCG Foundation), a primary research firm to gather due diligence across industries (Third Bridge), an international think tank to develop projects in youth engagement (Strategy International), an education-focused NGO (Centre for Democracy and Reconciliation in Southeast Europe), and the Embassy of the United States.  She holds a BSc in Political Science from UC Berkeley and an MSc in Public Management from London School of Economics.