Thorn


WE ARE DIGITAL DEFENDERS OF CHILDREN


Thorn exists to continue the work started by the Demi and Ashton (DNA) Foundation in 2009.

We aim to disrupt and deflate the predatory behavior of those who abuse and traffic children, solicit sex with children or create and share child pornography.

As these crimes are increasingly facilitated by technology, we invest in and deploy the latest technology as part of our ongoing fight to end child sexual exploitation.


BOARD OF DIRECTORS +

ASHTON KUTCHER

Cofounder of Thorn. Kutcher is an actor, producer, tech and social media investor, and philanthropist focused on using technology to effect positive changes in the world. In 2010 Time Magazine named him among their Top 100 Most Influential People; the following year, Vanity Fair honored him in their 2011 New Establishment List, which identifies the top 50 of an innovative new breed of buccaneering visionaries, engineering prodigies and entrepreneurs.

DEMI MOORE

Cofounder of Thorn. Moore is an actress and a long-standing advocate for women’s issues. She received a Golden Globe nomination for her role in If These Walls Could Talk and a Director’s Guild nomination for Five, an anthology of short films that explore the impact of breast cancer. She partnered with CNN Freedom Project for the documentary Nepal’s Stolen Children to highlight the work of antitrafficking advocate Anuradha Koirala. In 2011 she became executive producer of “The Conversation,” an interview series hosted by Amanda de Cadenet that features intimate and frank interviews with prominent women.

RAY CHAMBERS

United Nations Secretary-General’s Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Advocate and Special Envoy for Malaria. Chambers is a philanthropist and humanitarian who directs most of his efforts toward helping children. He is the founding chairman of the Points of Light Foundation and cofounder, with Colin Powell, of America’s Promise—The Alliance for Youth. He also cofounded the National Mentoring Partnership, the Millennium Promise Alliance and
Malaria No More.

JIM PITKOW

Chair of the Thorn Technology Task Force. Pitkow is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, investor, and advisor. He received a Doctorate in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute
of Technology. Jim is a member of the National
Ski Patrol and an avid student of the
contemplative arts.

PADMASREE WARRIOR

Cisco Chief Technology & Strategy Officer Padmasree Warrior is charged with aligning technology development and corporate strategy to enable Cisco to anticipate, shape and lead major market transitions. Warrior helps drive technology and operational innovation across the company and oversees strategic partnerships; mergers and acquisitions; the integration of new business models; the incubation of new technologies; and the cultivation of world-class technical talent.

In her previous role, Warrior served as chief technology officer (CTO) and also co-led Cisco's worldwide engineering organization. As senior vice president, Engineering, she was responsible for core switching, collaboration, cloud computing and data center/virtualization, security, and architectures for business transformation.

Warrior joined Cisco in 2007. Prior to that, she was executive vice president and CTO at Motorola. Under her leadership, Motorola was awarded the 2004 National Medal of Technology.

Warrior has been widely recognized for her creative, visionary leadership. In 2012, Forbes named her one of "The World's 100 Most Powerful Women," Business Insider called her one of the "25 Most Influential Women in Wireless," and the Aspen Institute honored her with its first Leadership in Science and Technology Award. The Wall Street Journal has called Warrior one of "50 Women to Watch," Fast Company included her among the "100 Most Creative People in Business," and The Economic Times listed her as "the 11th Most Influential Global Indian."

Warrior has served on government initiatives, industry advisory boards, and charitable and community organizations. She received the United States Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce's Excellence Award and YWCA Metropolitan Chicago's Outstanding Woman of Achievement Award. In 2007 she was inducted into the Women in Information Technology International Hall of Fame.

Warrior holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi and a Master of Science degree in chemical engineering from Cornell University.


PRIVACY POLICY +

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Thorn: Digital Defenders of Children