Adam Hadley is the Founder and Director of Tech Against Terrorism, a public-private partnership recognized by the UN Security Council in working with the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT) and the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Directorate (UN CTED) to support the global tech sector in tackling the terrorist use of the internet whilst respecting human rights. Adam is also the CEO of the London-based data science consultancy QuantSpark and its not-for-profit arm QuantSpark Foundation which is responsible for implementing Tech Against Terrorism on behalf of UN CTED and the GIFCT.
As part of this independent initiative, Adam leads a team of researchers, policy analysts, data scientists, and software engineers to support to smaller platforms that do not otherwise have the resources to tackle the terrorist use of the services on their own. The three pillars of Tech Against Terrorism are: outreach, knowledge sharing, and providing practical technical support to tech platforms. The scope of Tech Against Terrorism covers all platforms used by terrorist and violent extremists including fintech, social media, archiving, infrastructure, and messaging apps. Terrorism and violent extremism of all forms is covered by this work including from violent jihadist groups and far right violent extremists.