Nikki Pope is in-house counsel at NVIDIA, where she leads the company’s Trustworthy AI initiative. Her interest in criminal justice reform and technology converged in an academic research project involving the use of predictive algorithms in sentencing and bail decisions, which led to her current role at NVIDIA. Prior to joining NVIDIA, Nikki was the managing director of the High Tech Law Institute at Santa Clara University and an attorney at Cooley LLP for 10 years and on the faculty at Santa Clara Law. Before law school, Nikki held management positions in large companies and startups in financial services, entertainment, consumer products, and web-based services and applications. Nikki continues to put her prior experience and her privacy LLM, JD, and marketing MBA to great use in her current role as an internal advisor to development teams building AI systems. Her volunteer work with The Pruno Fund, a nonprofit that helps exonerated people manage transitioning back into society after being incarcerated, informs the ethics part of her work. In 2015, Nikki co-authored a book, Pruno, Ramen, and a Side of Hope: Stories of Surviving Wrongful Conviction, that was subsequently turned into an audiobook narrated by Whoopi Goldberg and Bill Kurtis, with a cast of 20 additional voices.