Alix Dunn

Senior Advisor

Alix Dunn is the founder and CEO of Computer Says Maybe, a public-interest firm focused on technology and society. For over a decade, Alix has advised leaders in the philanthropy and civil society fields to build impactful strategies and healthy workplaces. She also works as a facilitator of sociotechnical collaborations, and hosts the Computer Says Maybe podcast.

Currently, she sits on the advisory boards of Foxglove, RealML, and is a trustee of the Ada Lovelace Institute for AI & Society.

Before her work at Computer Says Maybe, Alix co-founded and directed The Engine Room, a global non-profit supporting activist organizations to incorporate technology into their work. She worked as an advisory board member for: Open Society Foundations Human Rights Initiative, Luminate, and Open Technology Fund. She also served as a member of Technology Advisory Board of the International Criminal Court, and spent a few formative years at the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies.

In academia, she was a fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights at the Harvard Kennedy School and the Digital Impact Lab at the Stanford Philanthropy and Civil Society Center. Her media studies master’s degree in 2009 at the University of Oslo, focused on the role that Facebook played in Egyptian political organizing. She holds a BA from Colorado College.