pii2011 Venture Forum Speakers

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  • Alessandro Acquisti

    Carnegie Mellon University, Associate Professor

    Alessandro is an associate professor of information systems and public policy at the Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), and a member of Carnegie Mellon CyLab. He is the co-director of CMU Center for Behavioral Decision Research (CBDR), and a member of the National Academies’ Committee on public response to alerts and warnings using social media and associated privacy considerations. He has held visiting positions at the Universities of Rome, Paris, and Freiburg ; Harvard University; and Microsoft Research.


    Alessandro’s research investigates the economics of privacy. His studies have spearheaded the application of behavioral economics to the analysis of privacy and information security decision making, and the analysis of privacy risks and disclosure behavior in online social networks. Alessandro has been the recipient of the PET Award for Outstanding Research in Privacy Enhancing Technologies, the IBM Best Academic Privacy Faculty Award, multiple Best Paper awards, and the Heinz College School of Information’s Teaching Excellence Award.


    Alessandro holds a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley, and master degrees from UC Berkeley, the London School of Economics and Trinity College Dublin. While at Berkeley, he interned at Xerox PARC and Riacs, NASA Ames.


    In a previous life, Alessandro worked as classical music producer and label manager and as freelance arranger, lyrics writer, and soundtrack composer for theatre, television, and independent cinema productions. He has raced a Yamaha TZ 125 motorcycle in the USGPRU national championship.


    You can follow him on Twitter at @ssnstudy.

  • Jim Adler

    Metanautix, VP, Products

    Jim is a business executive, entrepreneur and thought leader on big data, privacy, security and voting systems. He’s founded companies, defined vision and strategy, led teams, developed technology and built products. Most recently, Jim was vice president, data systems at inome and the first chief privacy officer at Intelius. Jim led the big data team that powers the company’s products as well as serving as its chief consumer advocate. Jim also currently serves on the Department of Homeland Security’s Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee.

    Prior to inome and Intelius, Jim served as president and chief technology officer at Identity.net, an Internet company giving consumers control of their online identity and reputation. He was the founder and CEO of VoteHere, a pioneer in the development of private and secure electronic voting, both online and offline. He is a co-inventor of patents related to cryptographic voting and digital signatures.


    Jim speaks publicly about big data and privacy. He’s testified before the U.S. Congress, Federal Trade Commission, National Institute of Standards and Technology, industry conferences and leading academic institutions. Jim has also served on the advisory boards of the Future of Privacy Forum and Helios Voting.


    He received his bachelor’s degree with high honors in electrical engineering from the University of Florida and his master’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of California, San Diego.


    You can follow him on Twitter @jim_adler.

  • Olivier Amar

    MyPermissions, Co-founder and CEO

    Olivier is co-founder and CEO of MyPermissions. A long time Internet marketing professional, he previously served as vice president of online marketing and digital at Get Taxi, and prior to that, as chief marketing officer for UFXbank and UFXmarkets, where he grew revenue by over 300%.


    He has also led marketing and SEO initiatives for Harrah’s Hotels and Casinos and the World Series of Poker, as well as companies such as EL AL airlines, AIG insurance, Microsoft and many others. His deep dealing with performance marketing helped him understand how exposed our personal information is and the immediate need for online and cloud security.


    You can follow him on Twitter at @olivier_amar.

  • Patrick Ambron

    BrandYourself, Co-founder and CEO

    Patrick is the CEO and co-founder of BrandYourself.com, the first DIY platform that makes it simple for anyone to take control of their own search results.
    Patrick is recognized as a leading expert in online reputation management and Search Engine Optimization. In 2011, his company was named New York’s No. 1 Emerging Technology Business, making his team the youngest company ever to win the $200K prize. Most recently, he was recognized by the White House as one of theEmpact 100 Top CEO’s under 30 and named Young Entrepreneur of the year by the SBA.
    Patrick has led BrandYourself to secure over $1 million in venture capital and grow to over 8 full time employees. They were recently named the the overall StartUp winner at SXSW. His ideas on online reputation and business have been quoted in Fox News, the Huffington Post, FastCompany, Mashable, TechCrunch, the New York Post, the WSJ, the NYTimes, PandoDaily,  US News & World, ABC, NPR and more. He is recognized as a thought leader in the new media landscape and co-developed the new media curriculum at the No. 1 School of Information studies in the U.S. at Syracuse University.


    You can follow him on Twitter at @PatrickAmbron.


  • Parvez Anandam

    Eterniam, Founder and CEO

    Parvez is the founder and CEO of Eterniam, a Seattle startup that lets you create your digital estate. Prior to Eterniam, Parvez was co-founder and CTO at TappIn (acquired by Globalscape), a Seattle startup that allows you to easily and securely access and share digital content.


    Parvez has more than 13 years of network security product development experience in several technology companies: Eterniam, TappIn (Globalscape), Microsoft, Aventail (SonicWALL/Dell) and SafeWeb (Symantec). Parvez is an inventor on multiple patents, has published scientific and business papers and worked on technical documents for the IETF.


    He holds a master’s degree in computer science and engineering from the University of Washington and a Ph.D. and master’s degree in particle physics from the University of Oregon.


    You can follow him on Twitter at @hepmonk.

  • Joe Andrieu

    SwitchBook, Founder and CEO

    Joe is the founder and CEO of SwitchBook, a context management startup based in Santa Barbara, California.


    Joe is the co-chair of the Information Sharing Work Group (ISWG) at the Kantara Initiative, working to define a technology, business and legal framework for giving individuals control over the data they share with vendors and online services.  He is also the editor of the Standard Information Sharing Label specification, a project of the ISWG.

    He also created and runs the I Shared What?!? and Show Me First! information sharing simulators for Facebook that show people what they share when using Facebook to log in at sites around the Web. He blogs at http://blog.joeandrieu.com on topics of VRM, identity, and user-driven services.


    You can follow him on Twitter at @JoeAndrieu.



  • Julia Angwin

    The Wall Street Journal – @JuliaAngwin

    Julia Angwin is a technology editor and columnist in the New York bureau of The Wall Street Journal. She is also the author of “Stealing MySpace: The Battle to Control the Most Popular Web site in America.”

    Julia began her journalism career in Washington, D.C., as a reporter for the State’s News Service in 1993 and moved to the Ottaway News Service in 1995. She was a reporter covering technology for the San Francisco Chronicle from 1996 to 1998. She joined the Journal in January 2000. In 2003, Julia was part of a team of reporters at the Journal that was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting for coverage of corporate corruption.

    In 1998, the Society of Professional Journalists selected Julia as Young Journalist of the Year. Born in Champaign, Ill., she earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago and an MBA from Columbia University. She was an intern for the Washington Post. From 1998 to 1999, she was a Knight-Bagehot fellow at Columbia University.

  • Gabriela Aschenberger

    Create with Context, Design Researcher

    Gabriela is a design researcher at Create with Context. Her interest lies in understanding consumers’ behaviors, needs and desires to develop services and product concepts that enhance user experience and create new business models.


    She is a MBA in design strategy candidate at California College of the Arts in San Francisco, which is recognized as one of the leading innovation degrees in the world. She earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial design from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

  • Linda Avey

    Curious, Inc., Co-founder and CEO

    Linda is co-founder and CEO of Curious, Inc., a consumer platform for data gathering and discovery. Previously, she co-founded 23andMe, the leading personal genetics company that has assembled the largest consumer-driven genetics research database. Her early career focused on sales and business development roles in the biopharmaceutical industry in San Francisco, Boston, San Diego, and Washington, D.C.


    While at Affymetrix and Perlegen Sciences, she focused on development of translational research collaborations with academic and pharmaceutical partners. Linda also worked at Spotfire helping researchers maximize value from scientific data through visualization tools, and at Applied Biosystems during the early days of the human genome project.


    She graduated from Augustana College with a bachelor’s degree in biology.


    You can follow her on Twitter at @lindaavey.


  • Chris Babel


    Chris is the CEO of TRUSTe, the leading trustmark and recognized authority on Internet trust and privacy. Chris possesses over a decade of experience building online trust, most recently as senior vice president and general manager of VeriSign’s worldwide authentication services business, where he was responsible for strategy, sales, marketing, product and support.


    Chris also previously managed VeriSign’s SSL and managed security services business. In these roles he helped grow the businesses though the launch of new products to enterprise and small/medium businesses, international expansion in EMEA and Asia and through acquisition and integration of a number of companies. Chris also spent time in corporate development and as chief of staff to the CEO where he led strategic planning and execution of over 20 acquisitions.


    Prior to joining VeriSign, Chris served as an associate in Morgan Stanley’s technology mergers and acquisitions group and its corporate finance group working on transactions like Netscape’s sale to AOL.


    Chris holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematical methods in the social sciences and economics with Highest Distinction from Northwestern University and lives with his wife and three sons in San Francisco.

  • Rob Banagale

    Gliph, Co-founder and CEO

    Rob is the co-founder and CEO of Gliph. For the past four years, he has been focused on innovation in the mobile space.  He has produced a variety of indie apps as well as consulted major brands on mobile strategy.

    He has covered the live music festival scene in the United States as a journalist and administrated a 30,000 member pseudonym-based online forum.  Recently, he participated in the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York, Seattle and Portland, Oregon.


    When not working, Rob enjoys sailing and camping in the redwoods.


    You can follow him on Twitter at @jetsetter and you can find him on Gliph at [dice, heart, lightning].



  • Brandon Barnett

    Intel Corporation, Director of Business Innovation

    Brandon has spent his career experimenting with strategies to achieve new growth businesses: inventing new technologies, incubating new businesses and most recently researching fundamentals of new market landscapes. Currently, as director of business innovation for Intel Corporation, Brandon is focused on executing research programs in the area of business analytics and external incubation. He combines complex systems theories with ethnographic research, business theory, and predictive markets to develop data-based business frameworks that point to new bases of competition in emerging market landscapes.


    He holds an MBA from the Oregon Executive MBA program, a Ph.D. in applied physics from the University of Michigan, and a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Brown University.

  • Laura Berger

    Federal Trade Commission

    Laura Berger is a senior attorney in the division of privacy and identity protection at theFTC. She enforces federal laws that protect the privacy and security of consumers’ information and works on related policy matters, including the impact of emerging technologies on consumer privacy. In addition, she was author of the Commission’s Safeguards Rule, and has worked to develop educational materials to assist businesses to comply with that rule.

    Previously, Laura was an attorney with the Office of the General Counsel at the FTC. While at the FTC, she also served as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, where she taught Women & the Law, among other courses. She received a bachelor’s degree cum laude from Tulane University and a juris doctorate cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School.

  • Michael Bergman

    REPP, Co-founder and CEO

    Michael started REPP after learning that his wife and co-founder tried to run a background check on him prior to their first date.  Seeing the need for a better mechanism for personal information ownership, REPP was brought to life at The Brandery, a Top 15 Accelerator.


    Michael has a successful history of product development, including creating and writing A.P. U.S. History Flashcards for Barron’s Educational Series. Prior to founding REPP, Michael worked at LPK, the world’s largest independent branding agency, for such clients as P&G and Kraft.


    He earned his bachelor’s degree at Washington University in St. Louis and his J.D. at Emory University School of Law.

    You can follow him on Twitter at @Raysplace.

  • Rafae Bhatti

    Accenture Technology Labs, Manager, Cyber Security R&D Group

    Rafae is a manager in the cyber security R&D group at Accenture Technology Labs. His primary expertise is around data security and privacy. In his current role, he is helping develop Labs’s strategic vision in this space for their clients worldwide. His research is focused on designing innovative solutions for security and privacy issues posed by emerging technology paradigms, in particular healthcare, cloud and mobile applications, and developing points of view and technology assets around them.


    Prior to Accenture, he has worked at IBM Almaden Research Center and Oracle. His doctoral work has been cited by the OASIS industry consortium in connection with security standards such as RBAC and SAML. In other roles, he is also an author and part-time educator, and has a passion to share knowledge and engage with the community. He received a doctorate in computer engineering from Purdue University in 2006, and is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US).


    You can follow him on Twitter at @privacyphd.



  • Nick Bicanic

    echoecho, CEO

    Nick mixes left brain and right brain stuff on an ongoing basis. Charming if desired – rude and cutting if required – Nick is equally at home on an MMA fighting mat, a unix command prompt, a mast-high crushing north swell, behind the controls of a helicopter, convincing a board about strategic changes of direction, field-stripping a SIG 552 Commando blind-folded or inventing new paradigms in mobile phone user interface design.

    As the CEO of echoecho, Nick is confident that mobile location sharing tools that are private by design do not have to sacrifice elegance or simplicity to be so.


    You can follow him on Twitter at @nickybee.


  • Peter Biddle

    Intel Corporation, GM, Cloud Services Platform

    Peter is a widely recognized expert in bringing software products from idea to reality. Peter is currently general manager, cloud services platform at Intel Corporation, with previous stints in Microsoft and Trampoline Systems, a software startup in London, UK.


    At Trampoline, Peter ran all product development and engineering efforts. His team built and shipped a social network visualization and analysis software which is used by the world’s largest ONA practice today. Prior to Trampoline, he was at Microsoft Corporation for, as he says, “a really long time”. His team built BitLocker, a key enterprise-focused feature in Windows Vista and Windows 7 and he founded Microsoft’s Hypervisor team.

    Peter enjoys, as he puts it, “Building kick-ass products & platforms with wicked smart people.”  You can find Peter on Twitter at @PNBLive, always up for a good, passionate conversation with creative minds about new ideas, the future of computing and more.

  • Ellen Blackler


    Ellen Blackler is executive director of regulatory planning and policy at AT&T. Ellen is responsible for developing company policy related to public policy programs for both legacy and emerging services including universal service, access for people with disabilities and tax related issues.

    Before she joined AT&T, she was a special assistant to the bureau chief at the Federal Communications Commission. She also worked as an analyst for the New York State Assembly previously. She graduated from Cornell University in 1984 and has a certificate in regulatory economics from the State University of New York at Albany.

  • Mark Blafkin

    Innovators Network, Executive Director

    Mark is the founder and executive director of the Innovators Network. He has been working in various capacities with startups in the technology industry for more than 15 years.


    Prior to launching the Innovators Network, Mark advised dozens of early stage companies on marketing and pr strategies. He also serves as vice president for public policy for the Association for Competitive Technology, where he educates media and policymakers from around the world on the interests of technology industry startups.


    You can follow him on Twitter at @mblafkin.


  • David Boardman


    David Boardman brings to Atigeo hands on experience in software innovation and a deep understanding of global applications and deployments. He has over 15 years of experience in the technology sector as an entrepreneur and Fortune 100 executive.

    As the vice president of product strategy, David leads the development of Atigeo’s software products. Prior to Atigeo, David was CEO and founder of Pervasive Services, a provider of Wi-Fi content management service for municipalities and the sports industry. Before Pervasive, David developed and led Hewlett-Packard’s software development consulting practice, which specialized in the global deployment of enterprise software for the telecom industry. David serves on the board of advisors of the Wireless Technology Forum.

    He holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees in computer science from Purdue University. While at Purdue, David spearheaded ground-breaking research that analyzed software behavior based on acoustic patterns.

  • Stowe Boyd

    Stowe Boyd has built an international reputation based on fooling around with social tools, and investigating their impact on media, business and society. He works as an analyst, advisor, futurist, and researcher, and is principally known these days for his writing at his blog, formerly known as /Message, now simply Stowe Boyd.

    His work falls into three general parts: consulting (principally with start-ups), media (public speaking, events, and writing), and non-profit work. He also has a blog about things not technical, called Underpaid Genius.

  • Bant Breen

    Qnary, Founder and CEO

    Bant is the founder and CEO of Qnary. Before launching Qnary, Bant was the worldwide CEO of Interpublic’s global search and social agency Reprise Media.


    Bant’s other professional positions include serving as president of global media agency Initiative. He also was the executive director of the IPG Media Lab, created Ansible (IPG’s Mobile Marketing Agency) and led UM’s global digital communications offering. Before joining Interpublic, Bant was the founder and president of a strategic marketing and communications consultancy affiliated with Dentsu Inc. Prior to that, he worked at Leo Burnett Worldwide and started his career as a WPP Fellow.


    He was inducted into the Advertising Hall of Achievement in 2010 and has a global communications background steeped in digital and innovation.


    You can follow his company on Twitter at @QnaryNest.


  • Joni Brennan

    Kantara Initiative, Executive Director

    Joni is the Kantara Initiative executive director focusing on Trust Framework Identity Assurance and Interoperability Certification. Deeply embedded in privacy and identity standards for nearly a decade, Joni has provided guidance and support for varying technical and policy committees. Additionally, she has been a member or liaison to international industry standards committees including: OASIS SSTC, ISO SC27 WG5, and ITU-T SG17 Q6.


    Recently, Joni has also been directly involved in the development and progress of the U.S. National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) efforts. She has served as the technical and operations director of the Liberty Alliance and is approaching a decade of service to the IEEE Industry Standards and Technology Organization (ISTO). She is a member of the American Society for Association Executives (ASAE) and a graduate of Rutgers University Information Technology and Informatics (ITI) programme at the School of Communication and Information.


    You can follow Kantara on Twitter at @kantaranews, and you can follow Joni on Twitter at @jonibrennan.



  • Jim Brock

    AVG Technologies, VP, Privacy Products

    Jim, vice president, privacy products at AVG Technologies, is responsible for delivering better privacy choices to AVG’s 150 million users worldwide. Jim joined AVG in the acquisition of PrivacyChoice, an independent developer of privacy technologies and services, which Jim founded in 2009. PrivacyChoice produced PrivacyFix, an innovative privacy dashboard to understand and control online privacy risk across social networks, search and tracking.


    Prior to PrivacyChoice, Jim advised, founded or served on the team at more than a dozen Silicon Valley startups, including Yahoo!, Attributor, Amicus and Venture Law Group.


    You can follow him on Twitter at @privacychoice.


  • Justin Brookman

    CDT, Director, Project on Consumer Privacy

    Justin is the director for the Center for Democracy & Technology’s (CDT) Project on Consumer Privacy.  He coordinates CDT’s advocacy on corporate collection, use and retention of personal information, including efforts to enact comprehensive privacy legislation in the United States and to strengthen privacy law in Europe.  He has testified before House and Senate Committees on location privacy and data security, as well as the general need for stronger consumer privacy protections.  He also leads CDT’s work on behavioral advertising and the development of a “Do Not Track” setting for web browsers, and serves as editor of the compliance specification in the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standardization process.


    Prior to joining CDT in January 2010, Justin was chief of the Internet Bureau of the New York Attorney General’s office.  Under his leadership, the Internet Bureau was one of the most active and aggressive law enforcement groups working on internet issues, and he brought several groundbreaking cases to protect the rights of online consumers. He brought the first regulatory actions against spyware and adware companies, as well as against the advertisers who funded those companies.


    He previously worked as a litigation associate for six years at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP in both its New York and Washington offices.  He received his J.D. from the New York University School of Law in 1998 and his bachelor’s degree in government and foreign affairs from the University of Virginia in 1995.


    You can follow him on Twitter at @JustinBrookman.


  • Michelle Bruno


    Michelle is the technical privacy manager for Microsoft’s Interactive Entertainment Business division. She advises software and service development teams for Xbox, Kinect, Games for Windows, and a variety of entertainment products and services on how to build privacy compliance into their products from the ground up.

    As a former technical program manager and developer during her 10+ years at Microsoft, she brings a deep commitment to the success of the development teams she serves. Michelle revels in the new privacy challenges that the 7000-person entertainment division dreams up, with innovative, socially-focused features that break new frontiers.

  • Natalie Bryla

    Ansa, Founder and CEO

    Natalie is the founder and CEO of Ansa.  Natalie discovered her passion for entrepreneurship while studying engineering at the University of Colorado.  She had early success with a popular iPhone application and was awarded patents as an undergraduate. She then went on to join the 2012 GE-OMD Incubator in New York and sold her first company. In 2013, she began building Ansa to give people a safe place to share privately with friends.


    You can follow her on Twitter at @ansa.

  • Christopher Burgess

    Atigeo, COO and CSO

    Christopher is the chief operating officer and the chief security officer at Atigeo, LLC, a compassionate technology company.  Prior to joining Atigeo, he served as the senior security advisor to the chief security officer at Cisco.  In addition, as a senior national security executive (30+ years with the USG), he lived and worked in South Asia, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Central Europe, and Latin America where he acquired understanding of people, cultures, and societal issues.


    Christopher, an industry thought leader, addresses threats to intellectual property, security aspects of social media, security strategy, security education and awareness and prevention of industrial espionage.  He  is the co-author of Secrets Stolen, Fortune Lost: Preventing Intellectual Property Theft and Economic Espionage in the 21st Century,  and a regular contributor to The Huffington Post.  He also focuses on a number of societal issues such as, hunger, slavery, health, as well as how to keep ones family safe online via his personal blogs: BurgessCT and Veritate et Virtute. Christopher is a member of the external advisory board to the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media.


    You can follow him on Twitter at @burgessct.


  • Brennen Byrne

    Clef, Co-founder and CEO

    Brennen is the founder and CEO of Clef, a new identity company with the mission of replacing less secure usernames and passwords with mobile cryptography.  Brennen is an active speaker with experience in user authentication, data protection and cryptographic digital identity protection solutions. Brennen’s previous speaking engagements include: SV Entrepreneurs, WeWorks Demo Day, Launch 2013, DEMO Mobile 2013, AngelHack and 5C Hackathon.


    You can follow him on Twitter at @brennenbyrne.

  • Ryan Calo

    Stanford Law School – @rcalo

    M. Ryan Calo is Director of the Consumer Privacy Project at Stanford Law School. Prior to joining the law school in 2008, Mr. Calo was an associate at Covington & Burling, LLP, where he advised companies on issues of data security, privacy, and telecommunications.

    Mr. Calo received his JD cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School, where he was a contributing editor to the Michigan Law Review and symposium editor of the Journal of Law Reform, and his BA in Philosophy from Dartmouth College. In 2005-2006, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable R. Guy Cole Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Prior to law school, he was an investigator of allegations of police misconduct in New York City.

    Mr. Calo researches and presents on the intersection of law and technology. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the New York Times Magazine, the Wall Street Journal online, and other major news outlets.

  • Kim Cameron


    Kim Cameron is chief architect of identity in the identity and security division, where he works on establishing a user-centric identity architecture for the Internet, and ensuring Active Directory, Federation Services, Identity Lifecycle Manager, CardSpace and Microsoft’s other identity products become its leading implementations.

    Kim joined the company in 1999 when Microsoft acquired ZOOMIT Corporation. As vice president of technology at ZOOMIT, he invented metadirectory technology and built the first shipping product. Before this, he led BCH Research Laboratories’ work on OSI-based messaging, directory and security, supplying software to telecoms and Global 500 corporations.

    He grew up in Canada, attending King’s College at Dalhousie University and l’Université de Montréal. He has won a number of industry awards, including Digital Identity World’s Innovation Award (2005); Network Computing’s Top 25 Technology Drivers Award (1996) and MVP (Most Valuable Player) Award (2005); Network World’s 50 Most Powerful People in Networking (2005); Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing Privacy Award (2007); Silicon.com’s Agenda Setters 2007; and the European Identity Awards (2008) for Best Innovation and Best Standard. He is the non-European member of the EU’s Advisory Board on Research and Innovation for Security, Privacy and Trustworthiness.

  • JC Cannon

    Microsoft, Director of Privacy Strategy, Online Services Division

    JC is a fifteen-year veteran of Microsoft, eleven of those years focused on privacy. He is currently director of privacy strategy for Microsoft’s Online Services Division. He works to ensure that consumers have more transparency and control over the data that is collected by Microsoft and how it is used by the Bing, MSN and Microsoft Advertising Divisions. He works with regulators, advocates, academics and industry privacy professionals to obtain feedback on current privacy issues and uses that feedback to help drive our privacy development process.


    JC represents Microsoft on the W3C Tracking Protection Working Group. He also works with Microsoft privacy researchers to help integrate their work into future products and services. JC is author the book, Privacy: What Developers and IT Professionals Should Know.


    You can follow him on Twitter at @jccannon7.

  • Bethan Cantrell

    Microsoft, Technical Privacy Manager for Xbox

    Bethan is the technical privacy manager who conducts reviews of Xbox apps, products, and platform services in Microsoft’s Interactive Entertainment Business. She specializes in providing implementation guidance for customer-facing applications, titles, and services such as Kinect and Xbox for mobile in ways that both protect the customer and also meet the business need of the product group.


    She has great passion for privacy and online safety, and has been working and volunteering in these areas for more than ten years . She is a member of Electronic Frontier Foundation and the ACLU.


  • Amber Case

    Geoloqi, Co-founder and CEO

    Amber Case is a cyborg anthropologist and user experience designer from Portland, Oregon. She has been featured in Forbes, WIRED, Time and many other publications, both in the United States and around the world. Her main focus is mobile software, augmented reality and data visualization, and reducing the amount of time and space it takes for people to connect. Case founded Geoloqi.com, a private location sharing application, out of a frustration with existing social protocols around text messaging and wayfinding.


    Case has spoken at TED and SXSW on technology and humans and was featured in Fast Company 2010 as one of the Most Influential Women in Technology. She’s worked with Fortune 500 companies at Wieden+Kennedy and on major applications at Vertigo Software.


    You can follow her on Twitter at @caseorganic.


  • Micheline Casey

    Federal Reserve Board, Chief Data Officer

    Micheline is the Chief Data Officer of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System where she has responsibility for creating and implementing the Board’s enterprise data strategy. In that role, she heads the newly-created Office of the Chief Data Officer, which emphasizes the importance of the management of data and information as a major strategic priority for the Board. She also chairs the Board Data Council, a multi-disciplinary group consisting of senior officials from across the Board.


    Prior to joining the Board, Micheline was principal at CDO, LLC, a boutique consultancy supporting the development of large-scale enterprise information management, data governance and data security strategic plans and implementation efforts. She was also the first state Chief Data Officer in the country, and part of the Governor’s Office in the State of Colorado.


    Her work has been profiled in publications such as Public CIO magazine, and she was named to the 2011 Top 25 Information Managers list by Information Management magazine. She speaks regularly on data management topics, and has been featured at events internationally in South Africa, England and Brazil.


    You can follow her on Twitter at @michelinecasey.

  • Jason Cavnar

    Singly – @jasoncavnar

    Jason is the co-founder of Singly. Jason grew up around the game of baseball, developing a deep fascination with quantified self (statistics, etc). As the son of a coach and clearly lacking quantifiable athletic talent, Jason’s passion for building teams led to working with entrepreneurs as an advisor, investor and more recently building products.

    Prior to Singly, he worked on an innovative social data reader and search product where he first experienced the potential of apps built on top of a personal data locker. He makes sure there is beer in the Singly fridge and that everyone on the team loves music.

  • Ann Cavoukian

    Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner, Ontario

    Dr. Ann Cavoukian is recognized as one of the leading privacy experts in the world. An avowed believer in the role that technology can play in protecting privacy, Dr. Cavoukian’s leadership has seen her office develop a number of tools and procedures to ensure that privacy is protected in Ontario – and around the world.

    Businesses across North America and Europe regularly seek Dr. Cavoukian’s advice and guidance on privacy and data protection issues. She has been involved in a number of international committees focused on privacy, technology and business. Her ground-breaking 1995 paper with the Netherlands, on advancing privacy protection through the pursuit of privacy-enhancing technologies (PETs), is now part of the industry lexicon. Dr. Cavoukian is perhaps best known for her mantra of “Privacy By Design.”

    Dr. Cavoukian joined the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner in 1987, during its start-up phase, as its first Director of Compliance. In 1990, she was appointed Assistant Commissioner. Prior to joining the IPC, Dr. Cavoukian headed the Research Services Branch of the provincial Attorney General. Dr. Cavoukian received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Toronto, where she specialized in criminology and law, and lectured on psychology and the criminal justice system.

  • Allison Cerra

    Identity Shift, Author

    Allison Cerra is vice president of marketing, communications and public affairs for Alcatel-Lucent’s Americas region, which represents several billion dollars of revenue and is home to some of the most innovative service providers.  In this capacity, she consults with service providers on go-to-market strategies for new services, including IP video, broadband and mobile and leads the marketing and communications efforts for Alcatel-Lucent in the region.


    Allison recently co-authored two books – The Shift and Identity Shift – based on extensive research that reveals commercial opportunities when networks and ecosystems are fully exploited, defining a $100 billion market in the U.S. alone. She is a frequent speaker, serves on the boards of the Telecommunications Industry Association and the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth, and is a 2011 recipient of the Outstanding Young Alumna Award from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University.


  • Elizabeth Charnock

    Cataphora, CEO

    Elizabeth founded Cataphora, a technology company that finds patterns and anomalies in large digital systems, and has led it from concept to successful profitability and to a successful pre-IPO divestiture that is unprecedented in the history of bootstrapped Silicon Valley software startups. To do this, she has drawn on her prior experience as a CEO and on her extensive knowledge of information retrieval technology and business.

    She was CEO and founder of Troba, an industry leading Customer Relationship Management software company which she sold in 2001. Elizabeth has significant experience in engineering management, management consulting, and restart management at such companies as Hewlett-Packard and Sun Microsystems.


    She holds a bachelor’s degree in theoretical mathematics from the University of Michigan Honors Program.


  • Monica Chew

    Mozilla, Lead Privacy Engineer

    Monica Chew joined the security and privacy engineering team at Mozilla in 2012. Her interests include user sovereignty, tab sovereignty and contextual identity. She builds tools to help people present themselves however they want, whenever they want.


    Previously, she worked for six years at Google on the Gmail spam and security engineering teams, where she fought spam, phishing and malware on the server side and contributed to the development of DMARC.


    She holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of California at Berkeley and a master of music in piano performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She occasionally blogs about work at monica-at-mozilla.blogspot.com.

  • Dave Cho

    Sidebark, Co-founder and CEO

    Dave is CEO and co-founder of Sidebark.  Dave founded Sidebark shortly after the birth of his twin boys.  He found himself taking thousands of photos and videos of his kids, but he couldn’t find a platform to share them on that was both private and easy.  So he quit his job, moved with his family from New York to San Francisco and started Sidebark.


    Prior to Sidebark, Dave worked for Bain & Company.  He focused primarily on digital media, helping his clients to understand their customers, build products to meet the needs of their customers, and develop monetization strategies to bring it all together.  He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Pomona College.



  • Michael Chui

    McKinsey Global Institute, Principal

    Michael is a principal of the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), McKinsey’s business and economics research arm, where he leads research on the impact of information technologies and innovation on business, the economy and society. Michael has led McKinsey research in such areas as Big Data, Web 2.0 and collaboration technologies, and the Internet of Things.


    Michael is a frequent speaker at major global conferences, and his research has been cited in leading publications around the world.  As a McKinsey consultant, Michael served clients in the high-tech, media, and telecom industries on strategy, innovation and product development, IT, sales and marketing, M&A and organization.


    Prior to joining McKinsey, Michael served as the first chief information officer of the city of Bloomington, Indiana, where he re-architected the enterprise architecture using open source technologies and led a project that resulted in Bloomington becoming the first community in the world to offer both live and archived video streaming of public meetings on the Web. Before that, Michael was founder and executive director of HoosierNet, Inc., a nonprofit cooperative Internet service provider that offered dial-up and broadband access to the Internet to consumers, nonprofits, governments and businesses.


    You can follow him on Twitter at @mchui.

  • Xin Chung

    TrustCloud, Founder and CEO

    Xin is the founder and CEO of TrustCloud, which uses online interactions to measure a person’s trustworthiness.


    He has held creative and executive positions at leading technology companies such as Microsoft and Sony for over 15 years, later producing 3D animation in Hollywood. His entrepreneurial experience spans from a Silicon Valley streaming video startup to founding a large-scale game outsourcing factory in Shanghai named Vykarian.


    You can follow him on Twitter at @xinchung.

  • Chris Conley

    ACLU of Northern California – @manconley

    Chris Conley is a technology & civil liberties policy attorney with the ACLU of Northern California, where he focuses on the intersection of privacy, free speech and emerging technology. His current focus is the Demand Your dotRights Campaign, a multi-faceted campaign to upgrade practical and legal privacy protections to match the technology we use every day.

    He holds degrees in both law (J.D., Harvard Law School) and technology (S.M. in Computer Science, M.I.T.; B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering, The University of Michigan) and combines those skills to explore ways that technology can be designed and utilized to provide social benefits while protecting individual rights. Prior to joining the ACLU of Northern California, he has worked as a research fellow with the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, as a software engineer for Intel, and as a software architecture and database consultant for various corporations and non-profit entities.

  • Jamie Cook


    Jamie Cook is general counsel and executive vice president, business and legal affairs at Gaikai. Jamie has been an attorney and executive in the interactive entertainment industry for over 30 years. He joined Atari in 1981 as vice president and counsel of Atari’s home computer division. Following the company’s reorganization in 1984, he had responsibility for legal affairs relating to Atari’s home computer, video game, and international divisions, also representing the company’s IP portfolio and manufacturing joint venture in Hong Kong.

    In 1993, Jamie joined 3DO as general counsel. He was a member of 3DO’s executive management team (EVP, Legal and Business Affairs) and also a director of the company’s subsidiaries in London and Tokyo. Jamie managed legal affairs for 3DO through its IPO, commercial release of 3DO Interactive Multiplayer (the world’s first CD-ROM based interactive entertainment system), to the company becoming a multi-platform international publisher of interactive entertainment products (e.g., BattleTanx, Vegas Games, BattleSport, Captain Quazar, Uprising, Requiem: Avenging Angel, etc.).

    Jamie graduated from Dartmouth College (Magna Cum Laude and a member of Phi Beta Kappa) and from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He has been admitted to practice law in California, Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia.

  • Terence Craig

    PatternBuilders, Co-founder and CEO

    Terence is the CEO of PatternBuilders, a big data analytics services and solution provider that helps organizations across industries understand and improve their operations with advanced analytics. He is co-authoring a series of ebooks on privacy in the age of big data for O’Reilly Media with Mary Ludloff.


    Terence has an extensive background in building, implementing and selling analytically-driven enterprise applications across diverse domains. With over 20 years of experience in both executive and technical management roles with leading-edge private and public technology companies, Terence brings a unique and innovative view of what is needed—from both an operational and technology perspective—to build a world class analytics platform that is focused on the innovative development of analytic applications designed to improve companies’ and organizations’ profitability and efficiencies.


    Most recently, as the CEO and co-founder of Optimize Solutions, Terence was responsible for all its business operations as well as the development of a professional services automation solution that captured data from key resources and provided analytics and performance metrics to ensure the success of complex projects. Prior to Optimize, Terence was chief architect and senior engineering manager at ConsenSys software, a Mayfield-backed startup. Prior to Consensys, Terence worked for KLA/Tencor, Informix and PricewaterhouseCoopers.


    You can follow him on Twitter at @terencecraig.


  • Lorrie Faith Cranor

    Carnegie Mellon University, Associate Professor

    Lorrie is an associate professor of computer science and of engineering and public policy at Carnegie Mellon University where she is director of the CyLab Usable Privacy and Security Laboratory (CUPS) and co-director of the MSIT-Privacy Engineering masters program. She is also a co-founder of Wombat Security Technologies, Inc.


    She has authored over 100 research papers on online privacy, usable security, phishing, spam, electronic voting, anonymous publishing and other topics. She has played a key role in building the usable privacy and security research community, having co-edited the seminal book Security and Usability (O’Reilly 2005) and founded the Symposium On Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS). She also chaired the Platform for Privacy Preferences Project (P3P) Specification Working Group at the W3C and authored the book Web Privacy with P3P (O’Reilly 2002).


    She has served on a number of boards, including the Electronic Frontier Foundation board of directors, and on the editorial boards of several journals. In 2003, she was named one of the top 100 innovators 35 or younger by Technology Review magazine. She was previously a researcher at AT&T-Labs Research and taught in the Stern School of Business at New York University.


    You can follow her on Twitter at @lorrietweet.

  • Linda Criddle

    LookBothWays, Inc.

    Linda Criddle is founder of LOOKBOTHWAYS, Inc., a company that develops Internet safety technologies, provides product design, safety reviews, and other consulting services to leading technology companies, social networking companies, regulatory bodies and various law enforcement agencies.

    Before establishing LOOKBOTHWAYS, Linda spent 13 years at Microsoft where she was a pioneer in online safety for the MSN division and more broadly for the entire company because of her deep understanding of online predatory behavior and her ability to create practical, technical and policy-based solutions.

    Linda is a tireless advocate for online safety. Her passion and talent for teaching Internet safety principles has benefited youth, parents, and educators, law enforcement and corporations. She is author of the award-winning consumer-oriented book, “Look Both Ways: Help Protect Your Family on the Internet” and “Using the Internet Safely for Seniors For Dummies.”

    She has collaborated with local, state, national and international law enforcement agencies, primarily helping with investigations into the online activities of child predators, and teaching digital forensics. She also works with government organizations in the U.S. and around the world to prepare online safety regulations and legislation.

  • Todd Cullen


    Todd is the vice president of global data content services at Acxiom. Todd joined Acxiom in 2000 and has served in multiple roles, including data product management, corporate strategy and consulting. In his current role, he works collaboratively with the world’s largest brands to identify high potential markets for global, consumer-centric growth programs, and identifies and secures consumer data for use in direct and digital marketing programs.

    He previously led the company’s strategic merger and acquisition and alliances functions as well as competitive research and market analysis teams. For two years, he led Acxiom’s marketing strategy consulting practice. Todd also focuses on envisioning and implementing Acxiom’s transformation as a data cloud services provider, working with data partners, developers and channel partners to safely and profitably monetize consumer data in a collaborative marketplace.

    Todd is an adjunct instructor in marketing at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Reynolds College of Business, where he also earned an M.B.A. He also holds a master’s degree in public administration from the University and a bachelor’s degree in political science and history from Hendrix College. An amateur musician (emphasis on “amateur”), he is an avid runner and indulges far too often in small, expensive, high tech devices.

  • Marc Davis

    Microsoft, Partner Architect, Online Services Division

    Marc invents mobile, social, media and personal data technologies that connect people, the web and the world. With a twenty year career of technology research and development spanning the MIT Media Lab, Interval Research, UC Berkeley, Yahoo!, Invention Arts, and Microsoft, he has done pioneering work in context-aware computing, computer vision, mobile media metadata, social media, social search, mobile and social advertising, and personal data technologies and applications. He has transformed his ideas into over 200 patent applications, as well as numerous research prototypes, products, and publications.


    Marc and his team work on the vision, technology strategy, and early stage products for Microsoft’s Online Services Division especially in the areas of identity, personal data, and social computing. Based on prototypes from Marc’s team, Bing recently shipped Bing Linked Pages described by ReadWriteWeb as “what Google+ should have been.” Marc is also a member of the Steering Board for the World Economic Forum’s Rethinking Personal Data Project and a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council for Information and Communications Technologies.


    You can follow him on Twitter at @marcedavis.


  • Jamela Debelak

    ACLU of Washington, Technology and Liberty Director

    Jamela is the technology and liberty director at the ACLU of Washington where she works to promote technology policy that protects and advances civil liberties in Washington.


    Prior to joining the ACLU-WA, she was executive director of the Center on Law and Information Policy at Fordham Law School.  While there, she led research and programming on issues related to children’s privacy, internet intermediary liability and online speech. She previously worked as an attorney at Dechert LLP in Philadelphia and New York, specializing in corporate and intellectual property issues.


    Jamela graduated magna cum laude from Temple University School of Law in 2005 and holds an undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University.


    You can follow her on Twitter at @jdebelak.


  • Matthew DelNero

    Covington & Burling LLP, Partner

    Matthew is a partner in Covington & Burling’s Washington office where he serves as a trusted advisor to innovators and investors in the telecommunications, technology and media sectors—advising clients in policy development, regulatory compliance, and commercial transactions, among other settings.

    Matthew routinely counsels clients in legal and regulatory matters that bring to bear his expertise in spectrum policy, privacy and data protection, program and network distribution, music and other content licensing, and regulations governing the ownership of telecommunications and media properties.


    Chambers USA, Legal 500 USA, and other legal publications have recognized him as a leading communications and media lawyer.  He recently was appointed to serve as an adjunct professor at the George Mason University School of Law, teaching a course on telecommunications law, policy and regulation.


    He received his bachelor’s degree from Tufts University and his J.D. from Harvard Law School.


    You can follow him on Twitter at @mattdelnero.

  • Jim Dempsey

    Center for Democracy and Technology

    Jim Dempsey, vice president for public policy, has been with CDT since 1997. From 2003 to 2005, he served as executive director; he currently heads CDT West in San Francisco. At CDT, Mr. Dempsey concentrates on Internet privacy, government surveillance and national security issues. He coordinates the Digital Due Process coalition, a diverse group of companies, advocacy groups and think tanks working to update the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986.

    Dempsey is widely quoted in the media and has testified numerous times before Congressional committees. Ars Technica and Tech Policy Central identified Dempsey as one of the top names in tech policy for 2009. Prior to joining CDT, Mr. Dempsey was deputy director of the non-profit Center for National Security Studies and special counsel to the National Security Archive.

    From 1985 to 1995, Mr. Dempsey was assistant counsel to the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional Rights. Dempsey previously headed CDT’s international project, the Global Internet Policy Initiative. From 1980 to 1984, Mr. Dempsey was an associate with the Washington, D.C. law firm of Arnold & Porter. He clerked for the Hon. Robert Braucher of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, and he is a graduate of Yale College and Harvard Law School. He is a member of the bar of the District of Columbia.

  • Michelle Dennedy


    Michelle Dennedy is Oracle’s vice president for security & privacy solutions with a focus on the North American region. Previously, Michelle was chief data governance officer within the Cloud Computing division at Sun Microsystems, Inc. She also served as Sun’s chief privacy officer where she was responsible for the development and implementation of Sun’s data privacy policies and practices.

    She has a law degree from Fordham University School of Law and a bachelor’s degree with university honors from The Ohio State University. In 2009, she was awarded the Goodwin Procter-IAPP Vanguard award for lifetime achievement and the EWF – CSO Magazine Woman of Influence award for work in the privacy and security fields.

  • Lothar Determann

    Baker & McKenzie LLP, Partner

    Lothar practices and teaches international technology, commercial and intellectual property law. As a partner with Baker & McKenzie LLP in Palo Alto, California, Lothar’s practice covers counseling companies on taking their products, data, intellectual property and contracts international, as well as related commercial and compliance matters.


    He is admitted to practice in Germany and California and has been recognized as one of the top 10 copyright attorneys and top 25 intellectual property attorneys in California by the San Francisco/Los Angeles Daily Journal (2008 and 2010 respectively). He’s also listed in the World’s 250 Leading Patent and Technology Licensing Practitioners by the Intellectual Asset Management magazine and is ranked as a leading lawyer in Chambers USA, Legal 500 USA and California Super Lawyers.


    Lothar has been a member of the Association of German Public Law Professors since 1999 and has taught Data Privacy Law, Computer Law and Internet Law at UC Berkeley School of Law, Hastings College of the Law, Freie Universität Berlin and Stanford Law School. He frequently presents on international and intellectual property law topics and he has authored more than 80 articles and treatise contributions as well as four books, including Determann’s Field Guide to International Data Privacy Law Compliance (2012).

  • Mia Doces

    Committee for Children, Senior Programs and Media Specialist

    Mia has developed social emotional learning and bullying prevention programs for more than seven years with Committee for Children.  She works on state and national level youth-related initiatives, serving on the Washington State legislative work group and advising organizations such as Sesame Workshop and the Born This Way Foundation on bullying prevention and social emotional learning.


    Mia has 15 years of media production experience with an emphasis on educational media. Her work has recently been recognized with a 2011 CINE Golden Eagle award. She worked for 5+ years in Seattle Public Schools as a teacher and school counselor. From 2007 to 2011, she co-chaired Prevention Works in Seattle, a Drug Free Communities coalition.


    She received her bachelor’s degree from Vassar College and her master’s degree from Western Washington University.


  • Blake Dournaee


    Blake Dournaee is currently the product manager responsible for Intel SOA products. As a product manager at Sarvega, he was deeply involved in the development of their flagship XML security, routing and acceleration appliance products.

    Blake was a specialist in applied cryptography applications at RSA Security and was a frequent speaker at many RSA conferences throughout the US and Europe. He is an established author who wrote the first book on XML Security and co-authored SOA Demystified from Intel press.

  • Larry Downes

    Author and Consultant

    Larry is a consultant and speaker on developing business strategies in an age of constant technological disruption. He is author of the Business Week and New York Times business bestseller, “Unleashing the Killer App: Digital Strategies for Market Dominance” and “The Laws of Disruption: Harnessing the New Forces that Govern Business and Life in the Digital Age.” He writes regularly for both Forbes and CNET, covering the intersection of technology, politics and business.


    He has held faculty appointments at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Northwestern University School of Law, and the University of California-Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, where he taught courses on corporate strategy and technology law. From 2006-2010, he was a nonresident fellow at the Stanford Law School Center for Internet & Society.


    You can follow him on Twitter at @larrydownes.

  • Larry Drebes

    Janrain, CEO and CTO

    Larry founded Janrain in 2005 to address the challenge of managing user identity on the Internet. In its early days, Janrain drove the development of the majority of the open source OpenID protocol libraries that continue to be used today by organizations such as Google and Yahoo, and was a founding member of the OpenID Foundation, a non-profit governance organization for the industry.


    Prior to Janrain, Larry was a co-founder of Silicon Valley start-ups Desktop.com, a web-based service, and Four11 Corporation. At Four11 Corporation, Larry led the development of its RocketMail product, one of the first Internet based email systems. Four11 was acquired by Yahoo in 1997 and its RocketMail product became YahooMail. Earlier in his career, Larry did software development for Raynet, McDonnell Douglas and A.G. Edwards.



    You can follow him on Twitter at @larrydrebes.


  • Ken Dreifach

    ZwillGen, Counsel

    Ken represents and counsels clients on complex issues involving information privacy and data law, online liability, and consumer regulatory law. He focuses on issues particular to the data, games and gaming, online advertising and online media industries. He has more than twenty years of experience in high-profile regulatory, in-house and private practice roles, addressing cutting edge Internet law and privacy issues.


    From 2000 to 2006, Ken was Chief of the Internet Bureau of the New York Attorney General’s office. Under his leadership, that Bureau brought ground-breaking enforcement actions protecting Internet users from fraudulent and illegal practices. Under his leadership, the Internet Bureau created new models of privacy enforcement, holding websites to their privacy promises and restricting merger of online and offline data.
    Ken has significant in-house experience working with emerging technology companies. Most recently, Ken has served as general counsel and chief privacy officer of Rapleaf, a leading consumer data company in the Bay Area that is a hub for online and offline data usage. From 2007 to 2010, Ken was deputy general counsel of Linden Lab, operators of the Second Life virtual world and virtual currency platforms. He headed Second Life’s regulatory, compliance, privacy, safety and litigation efforts, ensuring that the Second Life platforms were operated securely and legally. In the gaming space, he has served as a board member of a publicly traded casino enterprise, helping it steer through regulatory matters.


    Ken is a graduate of New York University School of Law, and Wesleyan University. He began his legal career as a judicial clerk for Judge Phyllis Kravitch of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.


    You can follow his firm on Twitter at @ZwillGen.

  • Phillip Dunkelberger

    Nok Nok Labs, CEO

    Phillip has spent more than 30 years in the technology field.  From the advent of the Local Area Network and PC’s, to the creation of the standalone security market, he has seen the impact of  “big ideas” that have revolutionized the industry.


    Before the formation of Nok Nok Labs, he served as CEO of PGP Corporation until Symantec acquired the company in 2010.  Prior to founding PGP Corporation, he served as Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Doll Capital Management (DCM); president and CEO of Embark, a SaaS-based IT infrastructure provider for the Education market; president and COO of Vantive Corporation, a vendor of enterprise customer relationship management software. He has also held senior management positions with Symantec, Apple Computer and Xerox Corporation.


    He has served on a number of board of director positions, most recently, Social Fortress and Crossbeam Systems. He was also a founding board member of the Cyber Security Industry Alliance.  He currently serves as chairman emeritus of TechAmerica’s CxO Council.


    He has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Westmont College and is a member of the school’s President’s advisory board.

  • Tricia Duryee

    AllThingsDigital, Senior Editor

    Tricia has been covering technology for more than a decade and her whole career has been spent in Seattle, an area rich in software, mobile and e-commerce.


    From 2008 to 2010, she reported on the wireless industry as the mobile editor at mocoNews.net and paidContent.org, two U.S.-based sites owned by the U.K.’s Guardian News and Media. Before mocoNews, she spent eight years at the Seattle Times. From 2005 to 2008, she covered the regional wireless industry, including AT&T Wireless, which launched one of the first 3G networks, Microsoft and a handful of other public companies and start-ups.


    Many of the national and regional carriers based in the Pacific Northwest have been gobbled up with the exception of T-Mobile USA and Clearwire. During her first six years at the newspaper, she primarily reported on the scrappy start-up and venture capital scene and wrote the occasional weekend cop story.


    Tricia attended the University of Oregon, where she received a degree in journalism and a minor in business. She serves on the advisory board of the University’s Snowden internship program, in which she participated as a student.


    You can follow her on Twitter at @triciad.

  • Esther Dyson

    EDventure Holdings – @edyson (Moderator)

    Esther Dyson is a long-time catalyst of start-ups in information technology in the United States and other markets, including Russia. Since selling her company, EDventure Holdings, to CNET Networks in 2004, she has taken on newer challenges in private aviation and space as well as in health care (as a director of 23andMe, a consumer genetics company).

    Her IT investments have included Flickr and del.icio.us (both sold to Yahoo!), and Medstory (sold to Microsoft), as well as Meetup Inc., Eventful.com, Boxbe and Voxiva; she sit on the boards of the latter four companies. She is also an active investor in air and space, with holdings in Space Adventures and Zero-G Corporation, as well as XCORAerospace, Constellation Services International, Coastal Technologies Group, Dopplr.com, Airship Ventures and Icon Aircraft.

  • Stina Ehrensvärd

    Yubico, Founder and CEO

    Stina is founder and CEO of Yubico and co-inventor of the YubiKey, which combines driver-less USB and NFC hardware with open source software to make strong two-factor authentication easy and affordable.

    With a proven track record of creating and bringing new technologies to global markets, Stina has been featured in leading press outlets, including Wired, Cnet and BBC. She is also well-regarded as a speaker on both Internet identity and entrepreneurship.

    Stina was born in  the United States and grew up in Sweden. She moved from Sweden to Silicon Valley in 2011 and she currently lives in Palo Alto with her husband and three children.

  • Keith Enright

    Google – @keith_enright

    Keith Enright joined Google in March, 2011 as senior privacy counsel. Prior to joining Google, Keith served as chief privacy officer and vice president for Macy’s, Inc, and as chief privacy officer and director, enterprise information policy for Limited Brands, Inc.

    Previous roles include senior consultant and privacy technology lead at IBM Business Consulting Services’ Public Sector Security, Privacy and Wireless practice and general counsel and vice president of ISP relations for Adknowledge, Inc.

    Keith serves on a number of industry advisory boards and is frequently a featured speaker at industry events focusing on privacy and IT security. He holds the Certified Information Privacy Professional for Government (CIPP/G) certification from the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

  • Sarah Rotman Epps

    Forrester Research, Senior Analyst

    Sarah is a senior analyst serving marketing leadership professionals, based in San Francisco. She studies the evolution of personal computing: how devices are changing, the new consumer behaviors they produce and the industries they disrupt. She advises marketing and strategy leaders on how to capitalize on these trends through Forrester’s syndicated research, consulting, public speaking and blogging.


    Sarah joined Forrester in 2004. Prior to her current role, Sarah was an analyst covering media and content, helping publishers optimize their digital content and monetization strategies. Before joining Forrester, Sarah was the publishing director at Let’s Go Publications, where she oversaw the publication of the annually updated series of 40 travel guides.


    She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with a bachelor’s degree in visual and environmental studies. She cross-registered at MIT and wrote her thesis on tangible interfaces and alternatives to keyboard and mouse computing.


    You can follow her on Twitter at @srepps.

  • Deborah Estrin


    Deborah Estrin is a professor of computer science with a joint appointment in electrical engineering at UCLA, holds the Jon Postel Chair in Computer Networks, and is founding director of the NSF-funded Center for Embedded Networked Sensing (CENS).

    Judith received her doctorate degree in computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and her bachelor’s degree from U.C. Berkeley.

    She is a fellow of the ACM, AAAS and the IEEE. She was selected as the first ACM-W Athena Lecturer in 2006, was awarded the Anita Borg Institute’s Women of Vision Award for Innovation in 2007, inducted into the WITI hall of fame in 2008, and awarded Doctor Honoris Causa from EPFL in 2008. She was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2007 and into the National Academy of Engineering in 2009.

  • Jim Fenton

    OneID, Chief Security Scientist

    Jim is chief security scientist at OneID, bringing more than 30 years of technology experience with deep expertise in security and identity solutions. Prior to joining OneID in late 2011, Jim spent 16 years at Cisco Systems. Working as a distinguished Engineer in Cisco’s corporate development technology group, Jim focused on areas surrounding user-centric identity and email security.


    He was a co-author of DomainKeys Identified Mail, an IETF standard for cryptographically signing email messages to aid in fraud detection. Jim was also a key member of the team that established Cisco in the dial access market. Prior to Cisco, Jim worked as director of technology for Combinet, Inc (acquired by Cisco) and in a variety of management and engineering positions at Watkins-Johnson Company.


    You can follow him on Twitter at @jimfenton.

  • Michael Fertik

    ReputationDefender (now Reputation.com)

    Michael Fertik is a repeat Internet entrepreneur and CEO with experience in technology and law. He founded ReputationDefender in 2006 with the belief that citizens have the right to control and protect their online reputation and privacy.

    In his capacity as CEO and position on the advisory board of The Internet Keepsafe Coalition (iKeepSafe), a non-profit that works to protect the health and safety of youth online, Michael is regarded as the pioneer of online reputation management. He authored the forthcoming book “Wild West 2.0,” and lectures internationally in front of professionals, students, school administrators and parents. Prior to founding ReputationDefender, he clerked for Chief Judge Danny J. Boggs of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals of the United States.

    He is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, speaks several languages and enjoys sailing, reading and running.

  • Natalie Fonseca

    Privacy Identity Innovation, Co-founder and Executive Producer

    Natalie is the founder of SageScape LLC and the co-founder and executive producer of the Tech Policy Summit and Privacy Identity Innovation conferences. She’s one of the few people on the West Coast who wakes up early just to watch Congressional hearings on C-SPAN.


    In addition to producing her own conferences, she has helped clients on dozens of events ranging from large developer conferences for eBay/PayPal to exclusive gatherings like The Wall Street Journal’s All Things D conference. She’s also managed a variety of editorial and marketing projects in the media and tech industries.


    Prior to starting SageScape in 2003, she worked in marketing for a tech startup. Before that, she was the director of marketing and events for a nonprofit trade association. Natalie began her career in Silicon Valley in the late 1990’s and was a writer at Upside magazine before joining a user experience evaluation startup named Vividence.


    She received a bachelor’s degree in communication studies from the University of California at Los Angeles with a specialization in Chicano Studies.


    You can follow her on Twitter at @TechPolicy.

  • Ozzie Fonseca

    Experian, Senior Director, Data Breach Resolution

    Ozzie, senior director of Experian® Data Breach Resolution, has been involved in the identity protection arena for more than a decade. At Experian, Ozzie has helped thousands of organizations, in virtually every industry, respond to data compromises affecting from hundreds to millions of victims.


    During his tenure in the privacy industry, Ozzie has earned a strong reputation as a trusted advisor and a key asset when addressing data breaches. He consistently brings to the table his extensive practical experience in handling large scale breach notifications, setting up incident response call centers and in providing best-in-class identity protection and fraud resolution services.


    Ozzie is a Certified Information Privacy Professional, and a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals where he served as a part of the educational advisory board. Additionally, Ozzie is a contributing author for the textbook used in the Certified Information Privacy Manager program.


    You can follow his team on Twitter at @experian_dbr.

  • Brady Forrest

    O'Reilly Media

    Brady Forrest is chair for O’Reilly’s Where 2.0 and Emerging Technology conferences. Additionally, he co-chairs Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco, Berlin and NYC. Brady writes for O’Reilly Radar tracking changes in technology. He previously worked at Microsoft on Live Search (he came to Microsoft when it acquired MongoMusic).

    Brady lives in Seattle, where he builds cars for Burning Man and runs Ignite, a geek event which has spread to over a hundred cities worldwide, including Seattle.

  • Tanya Forsheit

    InfoLawGroup , Founding Partner

    Tanya is a founding partner of InfoLawGroup LLP and a former partner with Proskauer, where she was co-chair of that firm’s privacy and data security practice group. ertified as an information privacy professional by the IAPP, Tanya works with clients to address legal requirements and best practices for protection of customer and employee information in all forms of media, from paper, to e-mail, to computing in the cloud.


    In 2009, she was named one of the Los Angeles Daily Journal’s Top 100 women litigators in California. She is president of the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles.


    You can follow her on Twitter at @Forsheit.


  • Alex Fowler

    Mozilla – @alexanderfowler

    As global privacy & policy leader, Alex is responsible for leading Mozilla’s strategic and operational initiatives on privacy and information management, as well as overseeing the organization’s public policy activities. With over 20 years of experience, Alex is a dedicated professional with a focus on consumer rights, privacy by design and data governance.

    Alex’s past experience includes roles with Zero-Knowledge Systems, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Most recently, Alex served as the west coast leader of PwC’s privacy practice, where he advised over fifty organizations spanning finance, technology and healthcare on privacy, security, data breach protection and response, governance, technology policy and compliance. Alex holds degrees from Brown University and George Washington University.

  • Dona Fraser

    ESRB, VP of Privacy Certified

    Dona is vice president of the ESRB Privacy Certified program, which helps companies ensure they are in compliance with the growing complexity of privacy protection laws in the United States and Canada, European Union (EU), Asia-Pacific region and South America. In overseeing the ESRB Privacy Certified program, which is one of only five Federal Trade Commission (FTC)-approved COPPA Safe Harbor programs, Dona works closely with the FTC, Department of Commerce, various state and federal legislators and attorneys general in resolving top-level privacy issues for consumers.


    On a day-to-day basis, Dona advises members (e.g. Nintendo, Activision, Sony and others) on how to overcome the everyday practical hurdles that video game and social networking companies face in developing and implementing responsible online and mobile privacy practices. She works closely with member companies on compliance with privacy protection laws in the U.S. and abroad, including COPPA, CAN-SPAM, PIPEDA, and various E.U. laws while helping companies develop sound information practices that foster consumer confidence in an online environment.


    Under Dona’s direction, ESRB Privacy Certified has expanded to include privacy seals and guidelines for compliance in the E.U. and in the mobile app environment. She has also developed best practices in the areas of social networking, downloadable games, behavioral advertising and much more.


    She earned her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School following five years spent as advertising manager for video game company Acclaim Entertainment. Prior to her work at the ESRB she served as in-house counsel at various record labels including RCA, Arista, J and Jive.


    You can follow her on Twitter at @ESRBPrivacy.

  • Christina Gagnier

    Gagnier Margossian LLP, Partner

    Christina leads the Intellectual Property, Internet & Technology practice at Gagnier Margossian LLP, with a specialization in social media, copyright and information privacy. A member of the State Bar of California, Christina has been active in the field of intellectual property since 2002. She serves as the CEO of REALPOLITECH,a digital public relations and web strategy consultancy, managing dynamic public sector projects like JobScout, a pilot project of the California State Library.


    She consults technology firms on policy issues ranging from patent law reform to communications issues, such as network neutrality. Her primary research concerns issues of cyber rights and the intersection of on and offline action.  Christina blogs in the technology section of The Huffington Post, is a columnist on legal ethics on the web for California Lawyer, has been a contributor to CBS News’ What’s Trending, and a host on This Week in Cause, TechZulu Law and Techwire.net live coverage.


    She earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of California, Irvine, a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Southern California and a J.D. from the University of San Francisco.


    She is admitted to practice in California, the U.S. District Court- Central District of California and the U.S. District Court- Northern District of California.


    You can follow her on Twitter @gagnier.


  • Liz Gannes

    AllThingsD.com, Senior Editor

    Liz has been a Silicon Valley-based business technology reporter since 2004, where she started her career as a reporter at Red Herring. She was the second employee at the technology blog network GigaOM, where she covered the rise of the social Web.


    As part of GigaOM, in 2006, she founded NewTeeVee, a site that became the preeminent source for news and analysis about Internet video and ultimately the intersection of entertainment and technology.


    She graduated from Dartmouth with a degree in linguistics.


    You can follow her on Twitter at @LizGannes.

  • Lauren Gelman

    BlurryEdge Strategies

    Lauren has been a leader in the field of cyberlaw and policy since 1995. Working in Washington D.C. and in Silicon Valley she played a part in many of the most important issues the Internet community has faced since its early development, specializing in privacy and surveillance, speech, intellectual property, social media and virtual worlds.


    She founded BlurryEdge Strategies in January 2010 to assist companies and institutions as they navigate the complex legal, policy and business strategy landscape of the social web.


    You can follow her on Twitter at @laurengelman.


  • Françoise Gilbert

    IT Law Group, Managing Attorney

    Françoise is the founder and managing director of the IT Law Group, a niche law firm that provides strategic legal counseling and services on information privacy and security, cloud computing and data governance to a wide range of global or publicly held companies and selected startups.


    An internationally recognized thought leader and expert in privacy and data protection law, Françoise was listed as one of the top privacy advisers in the recent Computerworld “Best Privacy Advisers” list, and for several consecutive years has been selected by Ethisphere for its list of the “lawyers who matter.” For several years, she has been recognized by the prestigious Chambers USA and Chambers Global, The Best Lawyers in America and Who’s Who in E-Commerce as one of the leading lawyers in the field of information privacy and security.


    She is also the primary author and the editor of the reference two-volume treatise Global Privacy and Security Law, which provides an in-depth analysis of the data protection laws of 65 countries on all continents. She has co-chaired the PLI Privacy & Security Law Institute since the late 1990’s and the Silicon Valley KnowledgeNet of the International Association of Privacy Professionals since the mid 2000’s.


    A graduate from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law and the University of Paris, Françoise is certified as a CIPP/US by the International Association of Privacy Professionals. She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in mathematics and education from the University of Montpellier and the University of Paris, and is admitted to practice law in the United States and in France.


    You can follow her on Twitter at @francoisegilbert.

  • Beth Givens

    Privacy Rights Clearinghouse – @PrivacyToday

    Beth Givens is founder and director of the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, established in 1992. She has developed the Fact Sheet series as author and/or editor. She authored the encyclopedia entries on identity theft for Encyclopedia of Privacy (2007), World Book Encyclopedia (2004) and Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment (2002). She is author of The Privacy Rights Handbook: How to Take Control of Your Personal Information (Avon, 1997) and is co-author of Privacy Piracy: A Guide to Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft (1999). She contributed a chapter on consumer and privacy rights to the 2006 book, RFID: Applications, Security and Privacy.

    Givens represents the interests of consumers in public policy proceedings at the state and federal levels (California Legislature, U.S. Congress, and federal and state regulatory agencies). She is often interviewed by the media on consumer privacy issues, including: The News Hour with Jim Lehrer, CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News, CNN, Good Morning America, 48 Hours, 60 Minutes, NPR Morning Edition, NPR Talk of the Nation, Marketplace, and all major U.S. newspapers.

    Prior to her work as a consumer advocate, she was a librarian specializing in library network development and resource sharing.

  • David Glazer


    David is director of engineering at Google and currently leads the company’s platform efforts for the Google+ project. Prior to joining Google in 2006, he successfully started two companies: Verity in 1988 and Eloquent in 1995. Eloquent was acquired by Open Text in 2005.

    David has decades of experience working in the technology sector and holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from MIT.

  • Ian Glazer

    Burton Group

    Ian Glazer is a senior analyst for Burton Group’s identity and privacy strategies service. He covers identity audit, user provisioning, controls management, and privacy.

    Prior to joining Burton Group, Ian was senior director, of program management at Approva Corporation, director of identity strategy at Trusted Network Technologies, and senior product manager at IBM where he was a top-ranked product manager on the IBM Tivoli Identity Manager team, heading provisioning offerings for small and medium businesses.

    Ian is a strong advocate for industry standards and efficacy. He was a contributor to OASIS Provisioning Services Technical Committee and is a co-inventor of the patent pending Web Services Federated Provisioning.

  • Nathan Good

    Good Research, Principal

    Nathan is principal of Good Research and affiliate researcher for UC Berkeley’s TRUST center. A fundamental goal of his work is helping companies create networked systems, devices and services that are simple, secure and respectful of people’s privacy. He is a co-author of the UC Berkeley web privacy census, and contributing author to books on privacy and the user experience of security systems. Prior to Good Research, Nathan was at PARC, Yahoo and HP research labs. At Berkeley, he worked with TRUST and the Samuelson Law & Technology Clinic and was a member of the 2007 California Secretary of State Top-to-Bottom Review of Electronic Voting Systems.


    Nathan has published extensively on user experience studies, privacy, and security related topics and holds patents on software technology for multimedia systems and event analysis. His research has been reported on in the Economist, The New York Times, CNN and ABC and he has testified on his research before the House, Senate and FTC. Nathan’s recent work on Privacy and Design was recognized for a best paper award at the Privacy Law Scholars Conference, and was featured in both IAPP and the Future of Privacy Forum’s top six Privacy Papers for Policy Makers.


    He has a Ph.D. in information science and a master’s degree in computer science from the University of California at Berkeley and was a member of LifeLock’s Fraud Advisory Board.

  • Shane Green

    Personal, President and CEO

    Shane is president and CEO of Personal and has been building and leading startups since the early 1990s.  From 1992 to 1995, he served as a fellow and staffer at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he helped establish the International Crisis Group, a global human rights nongovernmental organization.


    In 1999, Shane co-founded and was president and CEO of The Map Network.  When he and his team sold the company to NAVTEQ in 2006, he became vice president of the locations division, and he continued in that role after Nokia purchased NAVTEQ.


    In 2009, Shane co-founded Personal, a company that gives individuals the tools to create a private, personal network with trusted individuals, companies and organizations in their lives.  Built on a secure data vault, Personal’s platform allows individuals to organize, search, and control access to their digital information and online identity.


    Outside of Personal, Shane is a Life Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a board member of the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation and the Institute for Education, and co-founder and co-director of the Media & Technology Roundtable, which convenes programs for senior policymakers, opinion elites, and media and tech executives and entrepreneurs. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan.


    You can follow him on Twitter at @shanegreen.


  • Jeff Greene

    Symantec, Senior Policy Counsel

    Jeff serves as a senior policy counsel at Symantec, where he focuses on issues including cybersecurity, identity management and privacy.   In this role, he monitors executive and legislative branch activity, and works extensively with industry and government organizations.


    Prior to joining Symantec, he was senior counsel with the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, where he focused on cybersecurity and led the team that drafted Senator Lieberman’s Cybersecurity Act of 2012.  Jeff has also worked in the House of Representatives, where he was staff director of the Management, Investigations and Oversight Subcommittee on the House Committee on Homeland Security.  Before going to the Hill in 2005, he was an attorney with a Washington, D.C. law firm, where his practice focused on government contracts and contract fraud, as well as general civil and criminal investigations.


    He has a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Boston University and a J.D. from the University of Maryland.


  • Marc Guldimann

    Enliken, Founder and CEO

    Marc is CEO of Enliken and works out of the Manhattan office. A recognized expert on the intersection of privacy, online behavioral advertising and data gathering in the digital age, he has published articles, appeared on CNN and presented keynotes at industry events and trade shows.

    Previously, Marc was the founding CEO of Spongecell where he led product, client services and strategy for the interactive advertising platform. Prior to Spongecell, Marc deployed the first wireless virus filter at Vernier Networks and led technical operations at Network Chemistry. He has a degree in social decision sciences from Carnegie Mellon University.


    You can follow him on Twitter at @guldi.

  • Mohit Gupta

    Location Labs, Senior Software Engineer

    Mohit has worked as a senior software engineer at Location Labs since 2010, helping build the mobile controls and insights platform and scaling it out to over 2 million devices. His focus includes API design, web application architecture, monitoring and data privacy.


    After graduating from UC Berkeley’s School of Information in 2010, he has continued to work on privacy research with the school and brings this expertise to Location Labs. He also started the Privacy Patterns effort with Nick Doty, with guidance from Prof. Deirdre Mulligan and support from graduate students at the School of Information.


    He has previously worked as an engineer, researcher and designer at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Microsoft Research, and DOCOMO Research Lab.


    You can follow him on Twitter at @mohitgupta.


  • Nancy Hadley

    Catalysis, Managing Director and Privacy Officer

    Nancy is the managing director of Catalysis, a Seattle-based, digital marketing agency that has been delivering data-driven campaigns for over 20 years. In addition to her agency leadership role, Nancy serves Catalysis as its privacy officer, ensuring that when the agency collects, stores, and analyzes PII, its professionals and clients deliver on the security and privacy promises made to their customers.


    Prior to Catalysis, Nancy spent ten years with Deloitte, where she learned the art of managing a professional services organization. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame, an MBA from the University of Washington, and a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) credential.


    You can follow her on Twitter at @nancyhadley1.

  • Jeff Hagins

    SmartThings, Co-founder and CTO

    Jeff is a “Cloud CTO” that strongly believes in the importance of cloud-based services as an enabler of time-to market, scalable architectures, improved and more mature service level agreements, and competitive advantage. Accordingly, he believes that the Internet of Things will happen largely in an ever expanding Internet cloud.


    Prior to founding SmartThings, Jeff has spent more than 30 years in software engineering, engineering management and executive technology leadership roles. Most recently, Jeff was CTO and CIO for ReachLocal, he has served as CTO for SMBLive, Dynix, Apptix, and TeleComputing. Jeff began his commercial software career in the ERP industry at J.D. Edwards and spent the first 13 years of his career at Lockheed.


    You can follow him on Twitter at @hagins.


  • Kaliya Hamlin

    Personal Data Ecosystem Consortium, Founder and Executive Director

    Kaliya is well known by her professional handle, “Identity Woman,” and is proud of her tagline: Saving the world with user-centric identity and personal data.


    In 2012, she was recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader.  An expert in user-centric identity and data sharing, she is in demand by executives in industry, government, and academia, most recently including SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication) and the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board of the National Academies.


    Kaliya co-founded Internet Identity Workshop (IIW) with Doc Searls and Phil Windley. IIW is widely acknowledged as the industry’s leading conference driving innovation, collaboration, and adoption of user-centric technologies. She is leading the effort to develop a new kind of community-industry association to link stakeholder groups across the emerging personal data ecosystem.


    You can follow her on Twitter at @identitywoman.


  • Marci Harris

    POPVOX, Co-founder and CEO

    Marci began public service work as Tornado Recovery Coordinator for Jackson, Tenn., working with private and public organizations and state, local and federal agencies to marshall resources and rebuild. In 2007, she became Tax, Trade and Health Counsel to Pete Stark, then-Chairman of the Health Subcommittee of Ways and Means, and was committee lead for Medicare Program Integrity and Physician Payments Sunshine provisions of the House health reform bill.


    Marci left the Hill in February 2010 to build POPVOX. She holds a J.D. from the University of Memphis and an LL.M from American University’s Washington College of Law.


    You can follow her on Twitter at @marcidale.


  • Del Harvey

    Twitter, Director of Trust and Safety

    As director of trust and safety at Twitter, Del works to define policy and to ensure user safety and security in the challenging realm of modern social media. Twitter strongly believes in the importance of defending and respecting the voice of the user; Del’s team works 24×7 to do just that, along with working to protect users from bots and bad actors.


    Prior to joining Twitter in 2008, she spent five years as the co-administrator and law enforcement liaison for a 501(c)3 non-profit charity, working with agencies ranging from local police departments to the FBI, US Marshals and the Secret Service.


    You can follow her on Twitter at @delbius.


  • Mary Haskett

    Tactical Information Systems, Co-founder and CEO

    Mary is the co-founder and CEO of Tactical Information Systems, a company developing cloud-based biometric matching as a service. Their first product, WanderID, is an identification service for at-risk individuals that uses biometric face matching to identify people who cannot reliably identify themselves in case of emergency, such as Alzheimer’s patients or children with cognitive disorders such as autism or Down syndrome.


    Mary’s first startup was a skydiving school she got involved with when she was a college student. The skydiving school was bootstrapped into a profitable business that owned multiple airplanes, taught thousands of students how to skydive and hosted skydiving competitions broadcast on ESPN.


    Mary next founded a training company that built dozens of online courses for Fortune 500 companies. After that company was acquired by a defense contractor, she stayed on as a vice president to lead biometric systems development in the U.S. and overseas. She deployed frequently to Iraq and Afghanistan, and was responsible for deploying the Afghanistan National biometric database.


    Mary has a master’s degree in educational technology from Texas A&M.


    You can follow her on Twitter at @MaryHaskett.



  • Josh Herman


    Josh Herman serves as product leader for Acxiom Corporation’s global segmentation & product innovations team. His responsibilities include new data product and business model development as well as marketing applications leveraging the Acxiom PersonicX® household segmentation system.

    Josh has also been selected one of American Demographics magazine’s “25 influential people on the demographic landscape in the past 25 years.” In addition to being a guest lecturer at Georgetown University, the Sam Walton School of Business and the Congressional Economic Leadership Institute, he has also been an adjunct professor of database marketing at American University in Washington, D.C. where he designed and taught an MBA class on applied geodemography and consumer segmentation.

    As a consultant, Josh has worked with the United States Postal Service, analyzing data from more than 2 billion transaction records combining demographic, geographic, survey data and marketing analyses related to implications for future market strategies and pending legislation. Prior to joining Acxiom, Josh was director of applied marketing and training at Claritas.

  • Brian Hernacki


    Brian Hernacki is chief architect of webOS at Hewlett Packard. Prior to working at Hewlett Packard, Brian was chief security architect at Palm. Brian as also worked in technical and leadership roles at Symantec, Recourse Technologies, Netscape Communications and the University of Michigan. Brian has worked in information security, consumer and enterprise product development, and the mobile space for over fifteen years.

  • Christine Herron

    Intel Capital, Director

    Christine Herron is a director with Intel Capital. She is also a venture advisor at 500 Startups and an advisor to SSE Labs. Previously, Christine was a principal with First Round Capital, an early-stage venture capital firm, where she worked with companies such as BillFloat, Double Verify, Get Satisfaction, Mint, and Xobni. As a director at Omidyar Network, she developed the Media practice strategy and drove $15M in early-stage placements.


    Prior to Omidyar Network, Christine held operational roles with Mission Research, NetObjects, and Microsoft, and was the founder and CEO of Mercury2, a SaaS developer of international e-commerce applications. She started as an investor with Geocapital Partners, where she funded early Internet and network infrastructure businesses including Netcom and AXON Networks. Christine earned degrees from both Stanford University and Columbia University.


    You can follow her on Twitter at @christine.

  • Parker Higgins

    Electronic Frontier Foundation, Activist

    Parker is an activist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, specializing in issues at the intersection of freedom of speech and copyright, trademark, and patent law. He previously lived in Berlin, working for the sound-sharing platform SoundCloud and enjoying the lively hacker scene in that city.


    Parker studied at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University, where he developed a concentration of “Creativity, Freedom of Speech, and Intellectual Property.” While at NYU, he served on the board of Students for Free Culture and as the president its local chapter.


    You can follow him on Twitter at @xor.



  • Heather Hiles

    Pathbrite, Founder and CEO

    Heather is the founder and CEO of Pathbrite, a learning and career portfolio platform. Heather has committed her life to closing education and employment achievement gaps for youth and adults.


    Her leadership experience spans more than 20 years, during which she has founded and led several private and public sector organizations, including: Commissioner, San Francisco Unified School District; Executive Director, Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund (SV2); Co-Founder, EARN (Individual Development Accounts program); CEO, SFWorks (NGO to place women from welfare into careers); and COO, Break the Cycle (K-3rd grade tutorial program).


    Heather received her bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley and her MBA from Yale University.


    You can follow her on Twitter at @HeatherHiles.

  • Kashmir Hill

    Forbes, Senior Online Editor

    Kashmir is a senior online editor at Forbes, where she writes about the intersection of law, technology, social media and privacy. Her page there is called “The Not-So Private Parts.” She has written about Facebook’s elusive privacy settings; a dossier on Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia; corporate espionage using social networking sites; a visit to the NSA’s data center in Utah; and what it’s like to live for a week on Bitcoin.


    She was previously an editor at the legal blog, Above The Law. She has degrees from Duke and NYU.


    You can follow her on Twitter at @kashhill.

  • Todd Hinnen

    Perkins Coie, Partner

    Todd is a partner with Perkins Coie’s privacy & security practice. He counsels clients and represents them in litigation regarding privacy, data security, compliance with law enforcement and national security issues.  He works closely with the Department of Justice and the Intelligence Community.

    Prior to joining Perkins Coie, Todd was the acting assistant attorney general for national security at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).  While in office, he led an office of 320 attorneys responsible for overseeing the DOJ’s nationwide counterterrorism, counterespionage and export control programs.  In that capacity, he represented the United States before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance (FISA) Court and on the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS); supervised oversight and compliance programs at law enforcement, intelligence and national security agencies; and testified before Congress on numerous occasions in both open and classified hearings.


    Todd also served as deputy assistant attorney general in the national security division in charge of the division’s Internet and cybersecurity, appellate, terrorist financing, and international outreach and capacity building practices. He previously served as chief counsel to then-Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and staff director of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Crime and Drugs.


    Todd also served under President George W. Bush as a director in the National Security Council’s Directorate for Combating Terrorism.  He began his career in government as a prosecutor in DOJ’s Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS).  During his tenure with CCIPS, Todd was the rapporteur of the G8 Subgroup on High-Tech Crime and the head of the U.S. delegation to the Organization of American States Cybercrime Experts Group.

  • Gil Hirsch


    Gil Hirsch is the co-founder and CEO of face.com, the largest face recognition platform on the cloud. Gil brings more than 10 years experience in software architecture, product and general management in computer technology to the face.com team. Before founding face.com Gil held multiple R&D, Product and Sales executive roles at Amdocs, Xacct Technologies and Telrad Networks. Gil is also the co-founder of the garage geeks community in Israel, combining the smart and the useless to drive non-commercial innovation activities. Gil lives in Tel Aviv Israel with his wife and two children.

  • Mary Hodder

    Customer Commons, Co-founder and Board Member

    A veteran Silicon Valley technologist, Mary helped form and is on the board of Customer Commons,  a newly formed non-profit organization dedicated to creating a world of liberated, powerful and respected customers.


    Previously, she was  chair of the Personal Data Ecosystem Consortium. Most recently, she founded Wellness Mobile. Prior to that, she was vice president, products at Apisiphere, a geolocation mobile company building an enterprise platform for mobile developers. While at Apisphere, she oversaw development of 12 mobile location products and the platform. Prior to that, she founded Dabble.com, a social search site for web video.

    She has worked with large and small organizations as product developer / information architect / interaction designer on search, web, gaming, open source software, photo sharing, blog aggregation and media distribution products. Her research includes writing responses to the Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Commerce ROIs on Personal Data, and creating a 100-page survey of current new media research and development for New Media for the American Press Institute.

    She has been on the board of several mission-related organizations including Attention Trust and One Web Day. She currently blogs at Napsterization and was an original author at bIPlog (the first UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism blog, on intellectual property, security and privacy). She has a master’s degree from the School of Information at the University of California at Berkeley and a bachelor’s degree from Sarah Lawrence College. Prior to geting her master’s degree, she was at Adobe Systems for 5 years.


    You can follow her on Twitter at @maryhodder.


  • Stephen Hood


    Stephen Hood is co-founder of BlockChalk, a venture-backed startup based in San Francisco. BlockChalk uses mobile devices to connect people with their neighbors and neighborhoods.

    Prior to BlockChalk, Stephen was director of product management for social bookmarking pioneer del.icio.us. Stephen’s background in product design and management also includes Web search R&D (at Yahoo) and J2EE (at BEA Systems).

  • Chris Hoofnagle

    Berkeley Center for Law & Technology

    Chris Hoofnagle is director of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology’s information privacy programs and senior fellow to the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic. He is an expert in information privacy law.

    Prior to joining Berkeley Law, Chris was a non-residential fellow with Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society. Prior to that, he focused on regulation of telemarketing, financial services privacy, and credit reporting at the Electronic Privacy Information Center in Washington, DC.

    He was the author of an amicus brief in Remsburg v. Docusearch, a case in which the Supreme Court of New Hampshire held that private investigators have a duty to exercise reasonable care towards individuals being investigated, and that individuals may bring common law privacy claims against investigators who acquire personal information through pretexting. He is licensed to practice in California and Washington, DC.

  • David Horn

    Federal Trade Commission, Assistant Director, Northwest Region

    David has served as assistant director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Northwest Regional Office in Seattle since 2009. From 2005 to 2009, he was a staff attorney there, working on several cases including FTC v. AccuSearch, a case establishing that to sell another’s detailed cell phone records without that person’s knowledge or permission is an unfair practice under the FTC Act.  He speaks frequently on privacy, identity theft and other consumer protection and antitrust topics.
    From 1986 to 2005, David was an assistant attorney general and later senior counsel with the Washington State Attorney General’s Office, focusing for most of that time on Consumer Protection enforcement and legislation. From 1983 to 1985, he practiced law at Foster, Pepper & Riviera in Seattle.
    A native of Tacoma, Washington, he is a graduate of Whitman College and Harvard Law School.



  • Scott Hotes

    Location Labs – @sahotes

    Scott is the CTO and senior vice president of engineering at Location Labs where he specializes in launching massively scalable software implementing advanced algorithms. Prior to Location Labs, he was a lead architect at Silicon Graphics, Inc. where he spearheaded numerous enhancements to the SGI Irix operating system.

    Scott was also a lead architect at the United States Department of Defense, where he implemented data mining and machine learning algorithms in Internet security and traffic modeling applications.

    He has published in a wide range of disciplines, from discrete mathematics and elementary particle theory, to analytical chemistry and geo-physics. He has also at worked at three Department of Energy National Laboratories, including the National Institute of Science and Technology and the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

  • Kim Howell


    Kim is the director of privacy and online safety policy in Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing Group (TwC). She has been with Microsoft for 12 years, starting in privacy in 2002. Her team manages governance for both privacy and online safety, which includes policy development, internal awareness, and process development. She is the primary point of contact between TwC and the business group privacy managers.

    KIm is a two time recipient of the Microsoft Trustworthy Computing Privacy Excellence Award, and received a Gold Star Award for developing Microsoft’s Global Network Initiative program which ensures that Freedom of Expression considerations are incorporated into our products & services. Kim is recognized as a leader in her profession, having trained 100s of aspiring privacy professionals and presenting at many conferences.

    Kim received bachelor’s degrees in business and economics from Augustana College in Rock Island, Il, as well as a master’s degree in applied statistics from Kansas State University. She has worked both in the financial industry helping design and implement a product development process, and in publishing were she was instrumental in launching the magazine “More.”

  • Imei Hsu

    Seattle Direct Counseling, Clinical Supervisor

    Imei, BSN-RN, MAC-LMHC, is a Registered Nurse with a background in community health and telephonic triage. She is a  licensed mental health counselor and clinical supervisor at Seattle Direct Counseling, and a consumer geek. She holds an undying interest in how technology influences and changes social behavior, starting with her first Compaq VGA laptop computer in 1988.


    Her current project for the #ifihadglass campaign involves micro expressions between parents and children and among couples in deeply rooted conflict, and will use Google Glass to capture and study the application of compassion and empathy for conflict reduction.  Her intersection with privacy issues involves bridging the client-provider gap to provide professional services in the digital age without sacrificing the human connection. Her book, Designing Your Practice: An Artist’s Approach, is due out in late 2013.


    Along with her work in healthcare, Imei is a dancer of Middle East folkloric and modern dances, Bollywood and Butoh, as well as a new triathlete and half-marathon runner. She resides in Seattle with her two Applehead Siamese cats in a historic art loft.


    You can follow her on Twitter at @VideoNurse.


  • Chris Hulls

    Life360, Co-founder and CEO

    Chris is the co-founder and CEO of Life360, the world’s largest and fastest growing family-focused application on the market today with over 38 million registered users.  Before doing the whole startup thing, he did a stint in banking at Goldman Sachs and spent a few years in the Air Force.


    He went to college at the University of California at Berkeley, and was about to start class at Harvard Business School when he had a last minute change of heart and decided to pioneer the trend of being an ivy league pre-dropout.


    In his time off, Chris likes to do anything that involves machines that move–like building drones, driving cars, flying planes, and piloting hovercraft. He is also widely credited with coining the term App Store Optimization.


    You can follow him on Twitter at @ChrisHulls.

  • Tara Hunt

    Buyosphere – @missrogue

    Tara Hunt is the co-founder and CEO of Montreal-based Buyosphere and the author of The Whuffie Factor, published in eight languages worldwide. She is a speaker focused on how the social web is changing the customer/business relationship. She also spends an inordinate amount of time on social networks.

  • Barry Hurd

    Epiphany Metrics, Managing Director

    Barry is the managing director of Epiphany Metrics, a Seattle-based firm focusing on social business models, influencer analysis, and human generated data. His daily passion is working with start-up and corporate project teams to understand where human generated data is created, collected, and consumed in the context of local, regional, business, and legal opportunities/risks.


    Barry’s background includes two decades of online business models including work for Monster.com, Superpages.com and the Wall Street Journal. He can often be found speaking on topics of entrepreneurship, search optimization, digital analytics, online reputation and competitive strategy. His early childhood includes having a father, mother and grandmother who all worked for the National Security Agency.



    Barry volunteers as a strategic director for Social Media Club Seattle, where he promotes ethical and effective utilization of social business models.


    You can follow him on Twitter at @BarryHurd.

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  • Renee Jackson

    Nixon Peabody LLP, Associate

    Renee is a member of the Labor and Employment practice group at Nixon Peabody LLP, where she provides employers with comprehensive workplace solutions through preventative counseling, training and litigation. Renee has gained particular renown for her cutting-edge technology and social media practice—where she provides companies with counsel regarding the intersection between social media, technology, and the workplace.


    Dedicated to providing responsive legal advice, Renee works with companies throughout the U.S. and internationally to deliver tailored solutions to complex employment issues. Renee’s clients call on her to advise on matters involving restrictive covenants, wage and hour concerns, workplace policies, discrimination and harassment, workplace safety, reductions in force, employee discipline, and all aspects of hiring. Renee frequently provides companies with on-site training and customized preventative counseling to avoid costly employment disputes, and she also has experience with traditional labor relations and employee benefits matters.


    Social media and technology have transformed the way that companies do business, and Renee has been at the forefront of monitoring how these trends in business impact both employers and employees. A widely published author, commentator, and speaker on the subject, Renee provides employers with advice on staying ahead of social media and privacy issues relating to the workplace—providing insight to clients on how to comply with existing and emerging statutory, regulatory, and case law in this rapidly developing area of law. She works with clients to craft and implement social media policies, develops pertinent language for employee handbooks and various employment-related contracts, implements technology-focused solutions and responses during the discovery process of litigation, and counsels clients on whether and how to discipline employees who misuse social media in a way that impacts an employer’s brand or workforce.


    You can follow her on Twitter at @workplacesocial.


  • Harvey Jang


    As senior compliance counsel, Harvey Jang supports the enhancement of HP’s legal and regulatory compliance infrastructure by developing and enforcing processes, procedures, policies and standards to ensure HP’s Compliance Functions, Business Groups and Global Functions are effective in identifying and addressing legal and regulatory risks. He also serves as HP’s Chief Privacy Counsel supporting HP’s Privacy Office in driving strategic initiatives, including Privacy by Design.

    Prior to joining HP, Harvey served as senior compliance counsel for Symantec Corporation. Prior to joining Symantec, Harvey was litigation counsel at the law firms of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP and O’Melveny & Myers LLP.

    He earned his bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude with Phi Beta Kappa honors, from the University of California, Los Angeles, with a double major in business economics and social psychology. He earned his law degree, cum laude with Thurston Society honors, from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. He is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional.

  • Mike Janke

    Silent Circle, Co-founder and CEO

    Mike is co-founder and CEO of Silent Circle. He is a former Navy SEAL sniper, best-selling author, privacy advocate and Special Operations communications expert. Mike is also the founder and past-CEO of SOC, a global defense and logistics firm.


    As a privacy advocate, Mike works to bring secure communications to human rights groups, deployed military, oppressed citizens and international businesses around the world.


    You can follow Silent Circle on Twitter at @Silent_Circle.

  • Jeff Jarvis


    Jeff Jarvis, author of “What Would Google Do?,” blogs about media and news at Buzzmachine.com. He is associate professor and director of the interactive journalism program and the new business models for news project at the City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism.

    Jeff is consulting editor and a partner at Daylife, a news startup. He writes a new media column for The Guardian and is host of its Media Talk USA podcast. He consults for media companies. Until 2005, he was president and creative director of Advance.net, the online arm of Advance Publications.

    Prior to that, he was creator and founding editor of Entertainment Weekly; Sunday editor and associate publisher of the New York Daily News; TV critic for TV Guide and People; a columnist on the San Francisco Examiner; assistant city editor and reporter for the Chicago Tribune; reporter for Chicago Today.

  • Maritza Johnson

    Facebook, Technical Privacy Manager

    Maritza is a technical privacy manager at Facebook. Maritza’s research expertise is in the areas of human factors and computer security and privacy.


    As part of her dissertation research, she undertook a detailed examination of Facebook’s privacy settings, giving her a solid understanding of people’s engagement with our controls.  In 2011, her paper on evaluating users’s privacy settings was selected by the Future of Privacy Forum as a “Privacy Paper for Policy Makers.”


    She received her Ph.D. in computer science from Columbia in 2012.


    You can follow her on Twitter at @maritza_johnson.

  • Bryan Jones

    Collider Media, Inc., Co-founder and CEO

    Bryan currently serves as the chairman and CEO of Collider Media, Inc., a leading publisher-centric, data management platform for mobile and digital advertising.  He is also a co-chair of the Mobile Marketing Association’s privacy & advocacy committee – UDID to PII Task Force.

    Prior to joining Collider, Bryan was the CEO for Moximity, a location-based social network with an emphasis on local content. Bryan began his career as a mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance attorney with DLA Piper. During this time, Bryan transacted over $3 billion in mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, venture investments and asset sales.


    He has a bachelor’s degree in engineering, a master’s degree in business administration and a law degree, all from the University of Texas at Austin. He is also a former swimming World and American Record Holder, and U.S. National Champion, having competed at the World Championships and Goodwill Games for the United States. He is also a 21 time All-American for the University of Texas Men’s Swimming and Diving, where he captained the 2000 NCAA Championship team.


    Additionally, Bryan serves on the boards of PeopleFund, a community development loan fund that provides capital for low-income female and minority entrepreneurs and is pioneering new public-private partnerships in affordable housing and the Texas Exes, the Ex-Students Association of The University of Texas.

  • Mike Maples, Jr.

    FLOODGATE – @m2jr

    Mike Maples, Jr., managing partner of FLOODGATE, was recently named as one of “8 Rising VC Stars” by Fortune Magazine. Before becoming an investor, his background spans a variety of markets including consumer technology, small business, and the enterprise. Mike began his technology career in high school, when he started a software company that developed games and educational products for the original IBM PC.

    Mike co-founded Motive, Inc., and grew it from raw start-up through sales of more than $75 million. Motive was one of the only successful technology IPOs in 2004. Prior to Motive, Mike headed worldwide product marketing at Tivoli Systems, from early-stage through to its 1995 IPO and growth to a $750M. Mike began his professional career at Silicon Graphics.

    He holds an engineering degree from Stanford University, and an MBA from Harvard Business School. In his spare time, Mike is an amateur artist, movie-maker and calligrapher.

  • Rachel Kalmar

    Misfit Wearables, Data Scientist

    Rachel is a data scientist at Misfit Wearables, where she wrangles noisy data and tries to quantify anything and everything she can.  A Stanford neuroscience PhD, she’s spent over a decade using data to explain, predict and influence behavior.  She is active in the Bay Area hardware community and runs Sensored, a 900+ person meetup group for people working on sensor devices and applications.


    Rachel is an alum of the d.school, Singularity University and Rock Health, and her favorite hashtag is #geekparadise.


    You can follow her on Twitter at @grapealope.

  • Mark Kapczynski

    Experian Consumer Direct, VP of Corporate Development and Strategy

    Mark currently serves as vice president of corporate development and strategy for Experian’s consumer business which includes key brands: freecreditscore.com, creditreport.com and protectmyid.com.
    Mark also has a successful track record as a serial entrepreneur, chief executive and media industry expert. His advisory venture, Kontrol Media Corp., is an idea incubator for startups and senior professionals in the media and technology markets including Web 2.0, mobile, and television.


    He graduated from UCLA film school and continues to be active in multiple industry associations that span media, mobile telecom, technology and the Internet.


    You can follow him on Twitter at @markkap.



  • Joshua Kauffman

    Quantified Self, Principal Collaborator and Advisor

    Joshua is a globally-active designer, consultant and facilitator, and a principal collaborator and advisor to the Quantified Self movement. He helps clients and partners understand and take advantage of the emerging opportunities where personal data and self-tracking can enhance existing systems and lead to the invention of transformative new products and services.

    Joshua is an active lecturer on issues relating to the Quantified Self, privacy and identity, with recent talks at Credit Suisse, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the International Association of Privacy Professionals, Fidelity and MIT. He has expertise designing across geographic contexts ranging from Cuba, China and Kenya in subjects spanning urbanization, international development, infrastructure and ICT.


    He studied globalization and received a master’s degree in design with distinction from Harvard where he instructed and was an affiliate at the Berkman Center for the Study of the Internet and Society.


    You can follow him on Twitter at @joshuakauffman.


  • Kate Kaye

    Advertising Age, Data Reporter

    Kate covers the data industry for Advertising Age. Before joining Ad Age in November 2012, Kate worked as a writer and reporter covering the digital marketing industry since 2000, focusing on beats including data-driven targeting, privacy, government regulation and digital political campaigns.


    Kate helped cultivate the online political campaign beat, and in 2009 wrote “Campaign ’08 A Turning Point for Digital Media,” a book about the digital media efforts of the 2008 presidential campaigns. Before joining Ad Age, Kate was managing editor of ClickZ News, where she worked for nearly seven years.


    You can follow her on Twitter at @lowbrowkate.


  • Pete Kazanjy

    Unvarnished (now Honestly)

    Pete Kazanjy is a co-founder at Unvarnished, an online resource for community-powered professional reputation. Before Unvarnished, he served as interim director of product marketing for viral video advertising startup Sharethrough (formerly 750 Industries).

    Before that, Pete was the product marketing lead for VMware’s consumer-facing products VMware Fusion and VMware Workstation, where he came to appreciate firsthand the amazing value of community-contributed reviews in powering VMware Fusion’s rapid rise, and surpassing of Parallels Desktop in the Windows-on-Mac market. He began his time at VMware in the company’s enterprise corporate marketing department.

    He holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from Stanford in English, and did coursework at UC Berkeley Haas Business School.

  • Andrew Keen

    Digital Vertigo, Author

    Andrew, author of the critically acclaimed The Cult of the Amateur, is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur whose writing has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Economist and Wired. His new book Digital Vertigo is being published May 22, 2012.


    As the founder and CEO of Audiocafe.com, Andrew has himself been featured in many magazines including Esquire, Business 2.0 and Fast Company. He is currently the host of Techcrunch’s popular “Keen On” show, a regular columnist for CNN and a celebrated public speaker around the world.  He lives in Santa Rosa, California.


    Andrew was educated at London University where he was awarded a first class honours degree in modern history, as a British Council Fellow at the University of Sarajevo and at the University of California at Berkeley where he earned a master’s degree in political science.


    You can follow him on Twitter at @ajkeen.

  • Chris Kelly

    Kelly Investments

    Chris is the founder of Kelly Investments. He was a Democratic candidate for California Attorney General in 2010 and he previously served as the chief privacy officer and head of global public policy at Facebook, guiding Facebook’s efforts to make the Internet a safer and more trusted place.

    Prior to joining Facebook, Chris served as chief privacy officer at three other Internet companies: Spoke Software, Excite@Home and Kendara. As an attorney in private practice at Baker & McKenzie and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, he advised major Internet and media clients on the increasing challenges of intellectual property and privacy protection for the digital age. In the public sector, he served as an education advisor in the Clinton Administration.

    He holds a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University, a master’s degree in political science from Yale University and a law degree from Harvard Law School, where he was editor in chief of the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology and part of the founding team for the Berkman Center for Internet and Society.

  • Brian Kennish

    Disconnect – @byoogle

    Brian is the developer of Disconnect and Facebook Disconnect, browser extensions that stop tracking by third parties and search engines, and founder of Disconnect, Inc., a start-up focused on giving users control of their data. Before founding Disconnect, Brian was an engineer at Google and DoubleClick, where he worked mostly on APIs and other developer products.

  • Bill Kerrigan

    Abine, CEO

    Bill joined Abine as CEO in 2011, and under his leadership the company has rapidly emerged as a leader in the online privacy industry. Bill’s career includes more than 30 years of distinguished accomplishments, including roles as president and CEO of RadialPoint and as executive vice president of McAfee’s Worldwide Consumer Business.


    During Bill’s tenure at McAfee, subscription revenue grew 367 percent to over $400M while subscriber base expanded from 1.8M to over 23M. His background also includes other CEO or senior executive roles at Shaman, Corporate Software and IBM, as well as board membership at leading consumer companies, such as Carbonite.


    Bill has been personally profiled or provided thought leadership commentary in BusinessInsider, MarketWatch, The Washington Post, ZDNet and other publications.


  • Raman Khanna

    ONSET Ventures

    Raman Khanna has 20 years of operating experience and 15 years of investment experience in information technology. Raman was named on the Forbes Midas List as a top 100 dealmaker in 2008 and 2009. He has been involved in many start-ups that had exits valued at over $1 Billion.

    At ONSET, Raman is focused on software, internet infrastructure and digital media sectors. He currently serves on the boards of Buysight, Placecast and Serus.

    Prior to becoming a managing director of ONSET, Raman co-founded Diamondhead Ventures in June 2000 where he led the firm’s investments in Cavium Networks, Reactivity, PassMark Security, Orative and Intraspect.
    Prior to Diamondhead Ventures, Raman worked at Stanford University for 16 years in various roles, including CIO and CTO.

    He received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Delhi University, a master’s degree in computer science from Virginia Tech and an MBA from Golden Gate University.

  • Fatemeh Khatibloo

    Forrester Research, Senior Analyst

    Fatemeh is a senior analyst at Forrester Research. She serves Customer Intelligence (CI) professionals, helping companies better leverage customer knowledge to improve marketing and business performance. Her research focuses on overall Customer Intelligence strategies and the CI services landscape, including agencies, analytics providers, MSPs, and consultancies. In addition, Fatemeh covers the trends and issues around privacy, identity, data portability, and the emerging consumer data economy.


    Prior to joining Forrester, Fatemeh was principal of Times Two Marketing, where she built social and multichannel marketing programs designed to engage consumers, drive brand loyalty, and deliver relevant, actionable data to her clients. Prior experience at Binger Catalog Marketing, Epsilon, and Haggin Marketing (now SolutionSet) provided exposure to, and a deep understanding of, the challenges and opportunities facing multichannel organizations across a spectrum of channels, market verticals, and disciplines. She has also held several client-side positions, including at The Flax Companies and The Sharper Image, giving her a unique 360-degree view of the vendor/client relationship from the evaluation stage and beyond.


    Fatemeh has served on the board of the Catalog & eCommerce Club of Northern California and as a judge for the Multichannel Merchant Awards and the ECHO Awards.


    You can follow her on Twitter at @fatemehx2.


  • Alex Kilpatrick

    Tactical Information Systems, Co-founder and CTO

    Alex is the co-founder and CTO of Tactical Information Systems (TIS), a company that specializes in cloud-based biometrics. The company’s first product, WanderID, is a face-matching program that identifies lost children.


    Prior to TIS, Alex was the chief scientist of a defense contractor, traveling to the middle east over twenty times to deploy and test operational biometric solutions.  One of his projects, the security system at the Jordan International Police Training Center was directly threatened by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, but was never breached.  Alex also served as the program manager for the Air Force basic research program in computer science.


    Alex’s research interests include social network analysis, microelectronics, cloud computing and machine learning.


    You can follow him on Twitter at @AlexKilpatrick.



  • Steven Kirsch

    OneID – @stkirsch

    Steve is a serial entrepreneur who has started six companies: Mouse Systems, Frame Technology, Infoseek, Propel, Abaca, and OneID. He invented and owns a patent on an early version of the optical mouse.

    He founded Mouse Systems Corporation in 1982. After he left the company, he co-founded Frame Technology Corp. in 1986 to market the FrameMaker publishing software. After Frame was acquired by Adobe Systems for $500M, he founded a Web portal company, Infoseek Corporation, in 1994. After Infoseek was acquired by Disney, he founded Propel Software Corporation in 1999. As of 2007, he was leading Abaca Technology Corp., which makes an extremely accurate spam filter.

    In September 2011, he started OneID, which is creating a user-centric Internet-scale digital identity system that uses public key cryptography to replace usernames and passwords with a single, stable, secure, digital identity that preserves privacy and is compatible with the NSTIC goals.

  • Doug Klunder

    ACLU of Washington, Privacy Counsel

    Doug is privacy counsel at the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington. His original training is in computer science. He spent over 10 years in software development at Microsoft, where he was the lead developer for the first versions of Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Money. He then shifted careers and received a J.D. degree from the University of Washington School of Law in 2002.


    He combines his technology and legal backgrounds in work on privacy issues for the ACLU. He concentrates on informational privacy (e.g., public records, data mining) and technological threats to privacy (e.g., biometrics and surveillance), as well as traditional constitutional search and seizure issues. Work includes legislative analysis and advocacy, litigation and other legal advocacy, and public education.



  • Brian Knapp


    Brian is the vice president of business operations and chief administrative officer at Loopt where he is responsible for business development, as well as legal affairs, data privacy matters, regulatory and policy efforts, and financial matters. He was previously an associate with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati with a focus on intellectual property technology transactions.

    Prior to earning his law degree, Brian held senior positions in business development and marketing with companies such as Barnes & Noble.com, Dun & Bradstreet, and AllBusiness.com. Brian has a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the College of William & Mary and a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of San Francisco School of Law.

  • Joshua Konvisser

    Pillsbury Law

    Joshua Konvisser represents clients in sophisticated commercial transactions, focusing on information technology and business process outsourcing; computer software and systems transactions; technology transfers and distribution agreements; software licensing, marketing and development agreements; and other complex agreements.

    In connection with these transactions, he works with clients to evaluate and mitigate privacy and data security issues with a focus on balancing risk and commercial interests. He also works closely with the corporate practice in negotiating supply and transition services agreements as well as supporting due diligence for technology and sourcing agreements.

    His work spans the information, health care and life sciences, retail, financial services, consumer products, manufacturing, and state and local government sectors. He has been ranked among the top tier of Technology and IT Outsourcing lawyers by Chambers USA since 2007.

  • Tarik Kurspahic

    Personal, Co-founder and CTO

    Tarik is co-founder and chief technology officer of Personal, a private personal network and data vault for individuals to manage and control access to their digital information. Tarik is in charge of the company’s platform architecture, security and operations. He has architected and built tech platforms and websites for the last 15 years.


    Before Personal, Tarik was CTO of The Map Network, where he built mapping and content platforms in data-driven location services and advertising that served clients such as the NFL Super Bowl, the NBA, The Smithsonian Institution, more than 100 city governments and tourism bureaus, and thousands of events, venues and local merchants. After The Map Network was acquired by NAVTEQ in 2006, Tarik served as director of technology for the company’s Location Content Group. He continued in this role when the company was acquired by cell phone manufacturer Nokia in 2008.


    Tarik graduated magna cum laude from Salem State College with a bachelor’s degree in computer science.


    You can follow him on Twitter at @TarikTech.


  • Joanne Lang

    AboutOne, Founder and CEO

    Joanne is the founder and CEO of AboutOne, an online family organizer that turns your phone into a remote control for your life, working with your existing calendar and contact tools so you can automatically organize, store, and share family memories and household paperwork. Through web and mobile apps, AboutOne guides you along the path to organization, rewarding you along the way for meeting your organizational goals.


    Since launching first on stage at VentureBeat’s DEMO Spring 2011, Joanne was named a Forbes Top Ten Female Entrepreneurs to Watch, received seed funding from Ben Franklin SEP, Series A from Golden Seeds and MAG, and was accepted to the Astia portfolio and DreamIt Ventures. A regular blogger on StartupAmerica, Women 2.0, The Huffington Post, and The Next Women, she is also a frequent panelist, including the NYU 2012 Women Entrepreneurs Festival, the CES MommyTech Summit, Women 2.0 Founder Friday, and BlogHer’s Entrepreneurs ’12.


    You can follow her Twitter at @AboutOneCEO.


  • Barbara Lawler


    Barbara Lawler is the first Chief Privacy Officer at Intuit, makers of, TurboTax®, Quicken®, QuickBooks®, and other online financial services. Ms. Lawler is responsible for creating and driving personal information use strategy, policy and implementation to deliver the best experiences to customers and employees, leading to Intuit’s tie for first as the “Most Trusted Company for Privacy” in 2007.

    Before Intuit, Ms. Lawler spent over 20 years in privacy, data management and marketing at Hewlett Packard, and was their first Chief Privacy Officer. She was the driver for implementing customer-friendly privacy practices, helping HP to become a recognized global leader in privacy, culminating in HP’s selection as the “Most Trusted Company for Privacy” in 2004.

  • Naomi Lefkovitz

    NIST, Senior Privacy Advisor

    Naomi is the senior privacy policy advisor at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), U.S. Department of Commerce. Her portfolio includes the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace; the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights; cybersecurity legislation; and standards work.


    Before joining NIST, she was the director for privacy and civil liberties in the Cybersecurity Directorate of the National Security Staff at the White House; a senior attorney with the division of privacy and identity protection at the Federal Trade Commission; and assistant general counsel at CDnow, Inc., an online music retailer.


    She holds a bachelor’s degree with honors in French Literature from Bryn Mawr College and a J.D. with honors from Temple University School of Law.



  • Christine Lemke

    Sense Networks

    As COO and co-founder, Christine Lemke brings a broad range of startup and corporate experience in technology and finance to Sense Networks. Most recently, at Microsoft, she was the XBOX World Wide Program Manager in charge of development programs encompassing four global regions and twenty markets.

    Prior to her work at Microsoft, Christine was the president and co-founder of Channel Velocity, Inc., an online auction management software and services company, where she led strategy and operations and where she currently serves as an advisor. Prior to that, she was the first employee and director of product management at Returns Online, Inc., a venture-backed reverse-logistics technology firm.

    In addition, Christine has held roles at 3i Group, Paris, where she analyzed the Internet, software and advanced technologies markets, and at SAP AG, Germany, on the global execution acceleration team. She holds an MBA from HEC Paris and a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in finance from the University of Washington.

  • Robert Leshner

    Robert founded Safe Shepherd after realizing how difficult it had become for consumers to manage their personal information online. His career started in finance; most recently, he was a principal of a $2bn investment advisory business. One part web designer, one part finance jock, he spends his time dreaming of a less Orwellian society.


    He holds an economics degree from the University of Pennsylvania, is a Chartered Financial Analyst, and considers everyday learning to be the most important education of all.


    You can follow him on Twitter at @rleshner.


  • Ladar Levison

    Lavabit LLC, Founder

    Ladar is the founder of Lavabit. In 2004, he founded Nerdshack, LLC, a company that provided free anonymous email accounts to anyone. Over the next ten years, he expanded his business and renamed the company Lavabit LLC.


    As of August 2013, Lavabit had expanded to be an email service for over 400,000 users. Of these users, 100,000 of them paid for Lavabit’s encrypted e-mail services. Ladar created Lavabit because he believes that privacy is a fundamental and necessary right of the American people. On August 8, 2013, he made the bold decision to shut down his business after “refusing to be complicit in crimes against the American people.” He is currently vigorously advocating for the privacy and free speech rights of all Americans.


    Ladar was born and raised in San Francisco. After graduating from Thurgood Marshall Academic High School, he went to college at Southern Methodist University.

  • Ellen Levy

    Silicon Valley Connect, Managing Director

    Ellen is managing director of Silicon Valley Connect, working with organizations and entrepreneurs on opportunities for “networked innovation.”  Additionally, she is an active angel investor, advisory board member for a number of startups, and public speaker.  Last year, Ellen concluded her nine years of working with LinkedIn, including having served as vice president of strategic initiatives, head of corporate & business development, and her original role as advisory board member when the company was first founded.


    Prior to LinkedIn, Ellen spent two years running a groundbreaking program at Stanford University, facilitating collaboration between industry partners, Silicon Valley, and the University research community in technology & innovation.  Over her career, Ellen has held formal roles in venture capital (Softbank Venture Capital; NeoCarta Ventures; Draper Fisher Jurvetson), startups (WhoWhere, sold to Lycos; Softbook Press, sold to Gemstar; LinkedIn), technology think tanks (Interval Research), large corporations (Apple Computer; PriceWaterhouse Coopers), and universities (Harvard University; Stanford University).


    Recently referred to as the “Most Connected Woman in Silicon Valley,” Ellen now focuses much of her time on the dynamics of social networks within “the enterprise”, social media and the consumer Internet, innovation ecosystems and supporting organizational models.


    She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan, and a master’s degree and Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from Stanford University.


    You can follow her on Twitter on @EllenLevy.


  • Mary Ludloff

    PatternBuilders, Co-founder and VP, Marketing

    Mary is the vice president of marketing for PatternBuilders. She is an innovative executive with more than 20 years of experience in the high tech industry. Through her work at Brio Technology (now Hyperion) and NONSTOP Solutions (now Manhattan Associates), Mary brings a deep understanding of supply chain management issues as well as the use of business intelligence tools in data warehousing and analytic application efforts to her work at PatternBuilders.


    Mary is co-author of “Informix Guide to SQL: Tutorial,” and “Privacy and Big Data,” a frequent white paper contributor, an editor of Object Request Broker (ORB) programmer reference manuals and tutorials for Visigenic Software, and a blogger on diverse topics such as big data and analytics from a technology and business perspective, data security, data privacy, and marketing in the digital age.


    She received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Stanford University.


    You can follow her on Twitter at @mludloff.


  • Susan Lyon

    Cooley LLP, Special Counsel

    Susan is co-chair of Cooley LLP’s privacy practice group.  She counsels clients from small start-ups to major Internet, technology, advertising and telecommunications companies on a wide range of U.S. and international privacy and data security issues.  Representative areas of expertise include CAN-SPAM, FTC Act, Children’s Online Privacy Protections Act (COPPA), telemarketing laws, data security and data breach notice obligations, behavioral targeting and advertising, online and mobile tracking and monitoring using automatic tracking technology, facial recognition and biometrics, cloud computing strategy, and legislative and regulatory policy and outreach.


    She formerly served as an in-house privacy counsel with Microsoft Corp., where she was the lead attorney responsible for U.S. and international privacy law compliance for all sales and marketing activities and legislative policy in the area of privacy, data security, and online safety.  Prior to Microsoft, she was privacy counsel at Dell, Inc.


    Susan graduated from the University of Texas School of Law and earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin.  She is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals and recent Academic Advisory Board Member.


    You can follow her on Twitter at @susanlyon.



  • Sean Madden

    Ziba, Executive Managing Director of Client Experience

    As executive managing director of client experience at Ziba, Sean works with multidisciplinary teams that fuse consumer and brand insights to develop new user experiences for clients such as FedEx, Intel and Samsung. He holds a degree in computer science and literature from Willamette University, served as an instructor of interaction design at the California College of the Arts, and writes and speaks extensively about the effects of emerging technologies on service delivery and information networks.


    You can follow him on Twitter at @smadden.

  • Larry Magid

    CBS News and ConnectSafely.org

    Larry is a technology journalist and an Internet safety advocate. He serves as on-air technology analyst for CBS News, is co-director of ConnectSafely.org and founder of SafeKids.com. He also writes columns that appear on CNET News, CBSNews.com and the San Jose Mercury News.

    His technology reports can be heard several times a week on CBS News and CBS affiliates throughout the U.S. and he has a daily tech segment on KCBS radio in San Francisco. He’s a regular contributor to BBC World Service and an occasional guest on National Public Radio’s Talk of the Nation.


    He is often called upon for commentary by CBS television news, CNN and Fox News and has appeared on the CBS Evening News, ABC World News Tonight, the Today Show and CBS Early Show. He has also been a frequent contributor to the New York Times and was, for 18 years, a syndicated columnist for the Los Angeles Times.


    You can follow him on Twitter at @larrymagid.


  • Kevin Mahaffey

    Lookout Mobile Security, Co-founder and CTO

    Kevin is an entrepreneur and technologist with a background in security, wireless, and web applications. He is the CTO of Lookout, which he co-founded in 2007 with John Hering and James Burgess. Kevin is responsible for driving Lookout’s technology to protect people from current and future threats while keeping the product simple and easy to use.

    He started programming when he was eight years old and it has been a love affair ever since. Kevin is a frequent speaker on security, mobile, and other topics, and has recently spoken at Black Hat Technical Security Conference, DEFCON, Yahoo! Security Week, and Microsoft’s Bluehat Security Conference. Kevin graduated summa cum laude with a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California.


    You can follow him on Twitter at @dropalltables.


  • Eve Maler

    Forrester Research, Principal Analyst

    Eve is a principal analyst serving Security & Risk Professionals. She is an expert on emerging identity and security solutions, identity federation, consumer-facing identity and web access management, distributed authorization, privacy enhancement and web services security. Eve helps clients manage risk and utilize business opportunities through identity and access management business and technology strategy. She is based in the Seattle area.


    Prior to joining Forrester, Eve was an identity solutions architect with PayPal, developing business and technical strategies for new consumer identity services offerings. Previously, Eve managed Sun Microsystems’ technical collaborations with Microsoft on web services and federated identity interoperability, and she made major leadership, technical, and education contributions to the development of the SAML standard for federated identity.


    Eve hold a bachelor’s degree in linguistics from Brandeis University.


    You can follow her on Twitter at @xmlgrrl.


  • Kevin Marks

    Salesforce.com, VP of Open Cloud Standards

    Kevin is vice president of open cloud standards at Salesforce.com and a host and co-founder of TummelVision.tv. Over the last 20 years, he’s moved between giant companies and founding startups – BBC, The UK MultiMedia Corporation, Apple QuickTime, Technorati, Google, BT. The common thread has been working out how people, computers and media can complement each other, and solving the engineering and social problems where they meet.


    He is one of the driving forces behind microformats.org, activitystrea.ms and portablecontacts.net.  He is an advisor to the Open Rights Group. He wants you to remember that URLs are people too, and his URL is http://epeus.blogspot.com


    You can follow him on Twitter at @kevinmarks.


  • Emily Marshall

    Couple Fire, Co-founder

    Before being united with her fiancé, after a long distance relationship, Emily yearned for a better way to stay connected while apart.  Finding no online tools or social networks that were totally secure and tailored for couples, she co-founded Couple Fire to fill the void.


    Couple Fire, a site where couples can journal about the present, record precious moments and dream about the future, was an idea germinated while the founders were participants in Founder Institute.  After winning the Seattle University Business Plan Competition both years she competed, she was hired by Point Inside, a start-up company that has doubled their revenue year-over-year as she leads their marketing efforts.


    Emily graduated from Seattle University with an MBA, Whitman College with a bachelor’s degree and is active in the Seattle start-up community where she enjoys coaching aspiring entrepreneurs.


    You can follow her on Twitter at @EmilyMarshall10.


  • Josh Marti

    Point Inside, Co-founder and CEO

    Josh has a proven record of designing, developing and bringing to market cutting-edge technology products. While at Qualcomm he helped design Qualcomm’s LBS infrastructure products, and was responsible for implementations at Verizon, Sprint, China Unicom and many other wireless carriers around the world. He was also instrumental in creating and launching commercial wireless applications for such notable brands as Major League Baseball and the Universal Music Group.


    He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Seattle University.


    You can follow him on Twitter at @JoshMarti.


  • Betsy Masiello


    Betsy Masiello is a policy manager on Google’s public policy team and is one of the internal leads for Google’s privacy efforts. Prior to joining Google, she was a consultant at McKinsey & Company, where she served global telecommunications companies on new business strategies around emerging technology.

    Academically, Betsy holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Wellesley College, a master’s degree in economics from Oxford where she was a Rhodes Scholar, and a master’s degree from MIT’s technology & policy program.

  • Mike Masnick

    Floor 64 and Techdirt – @mmasnick (Moderator)

    Mike is the visionary behind Floor64, building up the core idea into reality and recruiting the management team. In addition to providing the strategic direction for the company, Mike oversees all editorial aspects of the Floor64’s public and customer sites.

    Mike’s insight into the realms of business and technology are the basis for his frequent posts to the award winning Techdirt blog. The widely followed, often quoted blog was launched in 1997. Prior to founding Floor64 Inc., Mike worked in business development and marketing at Release Software, an e-commerce startup, and in marketing at Intel. Mike has a bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Labor Relations and an MBA — both from Cornell University.

  • Lou Mastria

    Digital Advertising Alliance, Managing Director

    Lou is currently managing director of the Digital Advertising Alliance, where he leads U.S. and global efforts for self-regulation, consumer transparency and choice in the delivery of interest-based advertising online. The DAA self-regulatory program for online behavioral advertising was launched in 2010 by a consortium of the nation’s largest media and marketing associations. Lou joined DAA in 2012, and has represented DAA in testimony before Congress, in technology meetings of the World Wide Web Consortium and in other industry and policymaking events.

    Lou also has served as chief privacy officer at both regulated and self-regulated organizations, serving at the Direct Marketing Association, Canoe Ventures, LLC (a joint venture of the nation’s six largest cable companies), and DataLogix Corp., a leading provider of database services.


    He is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) through the International Association of Privacy Professionals and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) through the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc.

  • Tim Mather


    Tim Mather is a long-time information security practitioner, and has spent years in the high technology industry. He has been the senior information security official at Symantec, VeriSign, and Apple, as well as having been the Chief Security Strategist at RSA.

    Tim has been studying cloud computing security and privacy intensively for the last four years, while consulting for KPMG (UK and US). He is also the co-author of “Cloud Security & Privacy,” published by O’Reilly in 2009.

    Tim is also a passionate student having his bachelor’s degree in political economics from the University of California at Berkeley, as well as master’s degrees in international policy studies from Monterey Institute of International Studies, in national security studies from Georgetown University, and in information assurance from Brandeis University.

    Tim is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), a Certified Information Systems Manager (CISM) and a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).

  • Jonathan Mayer

    Stanford University

    Jonathan is a computer science Ph.D. student and 3L at Stanford University. He graduated from Princeton University in 2009 with a concentration in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.


    His area of study encompasses the intersections of policy, law, and computer science – with particular emphasis on national security and international relations. Jonathan works extensively with the Stanford Security Laboratory within the Computer Science Department and the Center for Internet and Society within the Stanford Law School.


    You can follow him on Twitter at @jonathanmayer.


  • Julie Mayer

    FTC, Consumer Protection Attorney

    Julie is a consumer protection attorney with the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Northwest Regional Office, where she handles enforcement actions involving Internet marketing, consumer credit and data collection practices.  She worked on the FTC’s recent set of cases involving spyware use in the rent-to-own industry that allowed stores to capture screenshots, keystrokes and webcam photos of consumers without their knowledge or consent.


    Prior to joining the FTC, she was an associate at a litigation firm in Washington, D.C.  Julie is a graduate, with honors, of the George Washington University Law School and received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University.

  • Declan McCullagh

    CNET, Chief Political Correspondent

    Declan is the chief political correspondent for CNET, which is part of CBS Corporation. Previously, he was a senior correspondent for CBS News’ website. He became the chief political correspondent for CNET News in 2002 and lives in the San Francisco area after spending over a decade in Washington, D.C.


    An award-winning journalist, Declan writes and speaks frequently about technology, law and politics. From 1998 to 2002, he was Wired’s Washington bureau chief. Previously, he was a reporter for Time Magazine, Time Digital Daily, and The Netly News, as well as a correspondent for HotWired.


    He has taught as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He also has been a lecturer at American University in Washington, D.C. where he has taught a graduate journalism class. He moderates Politech, a well-known mailing list looking broadly at politics and technology that he founded in 1994, and has been online since 1988. He was the first online reporter to join the National Press Club; he participated in the first White House dot com press pool; and was one of the first online journalists to receive credentials from the press gallery of the U.S. Congress.


    You can follow him on Twitter at @declanm.


  • Aleecia McDonald

    Stanford's Center for Internet & Society, Director of Privacy

    Aleecia is the director of privacy at Stanford’s Center for Internet & Society. Her research focuses on the public policy issues of Internet privacy, and includes user expectations for Do Not Track, behavioral economics and mental models of privacy, and the efficacy of industry self regulation.


    She co-chaired, and remains active in, the WC3’s Tracking Protection Working Group, an ongoing effort to establish international standards for a Do Not Track mechanism that users can enable to request enhanced privacy online. Aleecia’s decade of experience working in software startups adds a practical focus to her academic work, and she was a senior privacy researcher for Mozilla (part-time, 2011-12,) while working for CIS as a resident fellow (part-time, 2011-12.)


    She holds a Ph.D. in engineering & public policy from Carnegie Mellon where she studied online privacy as a member of the Cylab Usable Privacy and Security (CUPS) research laboratory. Her findings have been featured in media outlets such as the Washington Post, Ars Technica, Free Press’ Media Minute. She has presented findings in testimony to the California Assembly, and contributed to testimony before the United States Senate and the Federal Trade Commission.

  • Angela McIntyre

    Gartner, Research Director

    Angela is a research director at Gartner and covers wearable electronics, mobile computing and consumer privacy.  Her research extends to connected home, the Internet of Things and user interfaces, such as multitouch, speech and gesture.


    Before joining Gartner five years ago, Angela worked at Intel, where she informed product strategy for personal computing. Prior to Intel, she was with Texas Instruments.


    You can follow her on Twitter at @mc_angela.

  • Colin McKay

    Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada

    Colin McKay is the director of research and education at the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, where he and his team work on simple solutions that encourage Canadians to really think about how their identity is shaped by their own actions, by the intervention of the state, and through everyday interaction with commercial organizations. Together, they look to research in sociology, law, technology and economics to anticipate challenges to the privacy rights of Canadians. He has an master’s degree from the University of Toronto.

  • Roger McNamee

    Elevation Partners – @moonalice

    Roger is a co-founder of Elevation Partners. He began his career in 1982 at T. Rowe Price Associates, where he managed the top-ranked Science & Technology Fund and co-managed the New Horizons Fund. In 1991, he launched Integral Capital Partners, the first crossover fund (combining later stage venture capital with public market investments), in partnership with Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. In 1999, Roger co-founded Silver Lake Partners, the first private equity fund focused on technology businesses. In 2004, Roger and his partners launched Elevation Partners, an investment partnership focused on the intersection of media and entertainment content and consumer technology.

    Roger performs 100 shows a year in the band Moonalice, where he plays bass and guitar. Moonalice pioneered the use of social media in music, inventing such applications as Twittercast concerts, Moonalice radio on Twitter, live Moonbeam (video) concerts, and the Couch Tour. The band’s website (Moonalice.com) enables fans to listen to any song or show and to watch every concert on a smartphone without an app.

    Roger serves on board of directors of Wordnik and Move. In philanthropy, he serves on the boards of National Geographic Ventures, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame Museum, and the Rex Foundation.

    Roger holds a bachelor’s degree from Yale University and an MBA from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

  • Chris Mejia

    IAB, Director, Digital Supply Chain Solutions & Ad Technology

    Chris works for the IAB in the Ad Technology Group, where he also serves as technical advisor to the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA). Prior to joining the IAB in 2010, Chris founded venture-funded ad technology companies ADSOVO in 2008 and Contextual Media Group in 2009. Chris launched the Americas operation for European-based ad network easyAd Group AG in 2007 and founded Elements Lifestyle Group in 2002.


    An 19-year technology veteran, Chris honed his entrepreneurial skills working for various high-tech start-ups in and around Silicon Valley in the 1990s. His experience in the technology field includes interactive advertising, privacy and industry self-regulation, semantic and contextual solutions, online publishing, biotechnology, video game development, IC chip development, telecommunications services, and entertainment technology infrastructure. Chris has unique talent for infusing creativity into business combined with a passion for connecting with people through explorations of technology and culture.

  • Scott Meyer

    Better Advertising (now Evidon)

    Scott Meyer created Better Advertising while an Entrepreneur in Residence at Warburg Pincus LLC, the global private equity firm that is supporting the company. From 2005 to 2008, Scott was president and CEO of About.com, a part of The New York Times Company. He spent eight years with The New York Times Company in a number of senior management roles.

    In addition to his role at About.com, he was the general manager of the company’s flagship website, The New York Times on the Web. He also served as vice president, strategic planning for The Boston Globe. Before joining The New York Times Company, Mr. Meyer was with Multex.com, where he was vice president and general manager of its business-to-consumer division. Before beginning his media career, he worked in management consulting at The Boston Consulting Group and in investment banking at Merrill Lynch & Co.

    He holds a bachelor’s degree in public policy and American institutions from Brown University, where he was a winner of the Rouse Prize for Economics. He also interned in the U.S. Senate and in the Office of Management and Budget as a recipient of a White Internship from the Taubman Center for Public Policy at Brown. He has an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

  • Venessa Miemis

    - @venessamiemis

    Venessa Miemis is a social technologies researcher, exploring how social media is transforming communication, collaboration, and commerce in a network society. She is currently executive director for Contact, a participatory conference in NYC that highlights opportunities for new forms of p2p culture, governance, and collective action.

    Her recent projects include The Future of Facebook, a six- part video series, and Open Foresight, a methodology for engaging experts and the public to co-create visions of the future together. She also blogs online for Forbes and CNN, and has her own widely-followed blog, Emergent by Design.

  • Jeris JC Miller

    Dakini 3 Media and Skydancer Productions, Founder

    Jeris develops innovative content, communications and social media strategy and community engagement programs for Google, Microsoft, Intel and The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She is a member of the Google #GlassExplorers, founder of the #SeattleGlassExplorers and Lean In #GlassExplorers and founding member of the #GlassMed communities. Her passions are habitats, health, wellness, fitness, B Corps, sustainable lifeStyle 2.0 and teaching women and girls to use technology to tell their stories. She is all about #TechforGood.


    You can follow her on Twitter at @dakini_3.

  • David Millstein


    David Millstein has 14 years experience in software development, software development management, and program management. For the past year, David has been working as a software development consultant to start ups in the Seattle area.

    Prior to his consulting work, David spent nine years at Microsoft in various software development and development management positions, working in cryptography,GSM, smartcard, mobile services and mobile device technologies.

    Prior to Microsoft, David was the head of software development at Fortress U&T, an Israeli startup that was sold to M-Systems in the year 2000. David holds 43 issued and pending patents and has a bachelor’s degree in computer and electronics engineering from Ben-Gurion University.

  • Ann Miura-Ko

    FLOODGATE – @annimaniac

    Ann is a co-founding partner at FLOODGATE where her investment interests include the innovations in e-commerce, security and big data.

    In addition to serving at FLOODGATE, Ann is a lecturer in the School of Engineering at Stanford University, where she got her doctorate focused on mathematical modeling of computer security. She teaches High Tech Entrepreneurship with Steve Blank and is a frequent lecturer in courses such as Technology Venture Formation, High-tech Entrepreneurship, and the Mayfield Fellows Program. Many of her students have gone on to secure Angel and VC funding for their ideas.

    Prior to joining FLOODGATE and her stint at Stanford, Ann worked at Charles River Ventures and McKinsey and Company.

    Ann grew up in Palo Alto, California and, as a result, was exposed at an early age to the world of startups, technology and venture capital. She developed an early passion for robotics and went on to major in electrical engineering at Yale University where she received her bachelor’s degree. For her senior project, she was part of a five person team that designed four robots to autonomously play soccer. That team placed fourth at the second annual Robocup competition held in Paris, France in 1998.

  • Scott Morrison

    Layer 7 Technologies, CTO and Chief Architect

    Scott is the chief technology officer and chief architect at Layer 7 Technologies, where he is leading a team developing the next generation of security infrastructure for cloud computing, API Management and SOA. An architect and developer of highly scalable, enterprise systems for over 20 years, Scott has extensive experience across industry sectors as diverse as health care, travel and transportation, and financial services.


    He has been a director of architecture and technology at Infowave Software, a leading maker of wireless security and acceleration software for mobile devices, and was a senior architect at IBM. Before moving to the private sector, Scott was a member of the world-renowned medical research program of the University of British Columbia, studying neurodegenerative disorders using medical imaging technology.


    Scott has published over 50 book chapters, magazine articles, and papers in medical, physics, and engineering journals. He is the co-author of the graduate text Cloud Computing, Principles, Systems and Applications published by Springer, and is on the editorial board of Springer’s new Journal of Cloud Computing Advances, Systems and Applications (JoCCASA). He co-authored both Java Web Services Unleashed and Professional JMS.


    Scott’s current interests are in cloud computing, Web services security, enterprise architecture and secure mobile computing—and of course, his wife and two great kids.



  • Leigh Nakanishi

    Edelman, Privacy and Security Strategist

    Leigh helps lead Edelman’s Data Privacy and Security team in Seattle specializing in security and privacy thought leadership, policy analysis and issues management for a wide variety of clients. Leigh has worked for several years helping technology companies, including Juniper Networks, Microsoft, The Business Software Alliance and the International Association of Privacy Professionals better communicate to key audiences about privacy and security practices and issues.


    He also works with Edelman’s crisis communications practice assisting companies in a wide variety of sectors prepare for and manage security incidents. He started his career in Washington, D.C. at Hill and Knowlton where he helped several technology companies manage policy issues, including eBay and HP.


    Leigh graduated manga cum laude from Seattle University with a bachelor’s degree in political science.


    You can follow him on Twitter at @LeighNakanishi.


  • Chirag Nangia


    Chirag Nangia is founder and CEO of Reppify, which is pioneering the use of social media data to drive better business decisions, including recruiting solutions that take the guesswork out of screening and analyzing a candidate’s online presence.

    Previously, Chirag was a digital strategy consultant at IBM, helping Fortune 100 executives understand the implications of the social Internet. Chirag started his first company, a digital media firm, at the age of 14, then earned his first patent at the age of 21. He holds degrees in human-computer interaction and information systems from Carnegie Mellon.

    He brings a global perspective and a keen focus on innovation and user experience. Chirag divides his time between in San Francisco and London, often getting his best sleep somewhere at 38,000 feet, flying between the two cities.

  • Saira Nayak

    TRUSTe, Director of Policy

    Saira is director of policy at TRUSTe.  In this role, she helps define the company’s external policy platform, while advocating the TRUSTe position with industry, regulators, and other stakeholders. Saira also counsels TRUSTe clients, as they innovate around today’s exciting technologies, while also differentiating themselves with exemplary data collection and use practices.

    Before TRUSTe, Saira was principal at Nayak Strategies, where she advised digital era companies – including TRUSTe – on privacy and data security compliance under international, U.S. and state laws. While in-house at the Microsoft Corporation, Saira counseled product groups on privacy and data security compliance, and advised on antitrust compliance matters under Microsoft’s consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice and several state AGs.


    Before Microsoft, Saira practiced at Dickstein Shapiro where she advised AT&T, Pfizer, RIAA and other clients on antitrust and consumer protection issues. Saira also served as antitrust counsel for the National Association of Attorneys General, where she worked on multistate antitrust investigations and litigation brought by state AG offices.


    She received her undergraduate degree from the University of San Francisco in 1994, and her J.D. from Boston University in 1998.  Saira is licensed to practice in California, the District of Columbia, and before the U.S. Supreme Court.  She is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional.


    You can follow her on Twitter at @SairaNayak.

  • Stephan Noller

    nugg.ad and IAB Europe – @StephanNoller

    Stephan Noller, is the founder of nugg.ad, Europe’s largest targeting platform. As CEO, he is responsible for the ongoing development of the nugg.ad solution to fit the requirements of the market, but also for the development of nugg.ad as a whole.

    In 2009, Noller was elected chairman of the IAB Europe Policy Committee. In this function, he represents the interests of the European internet industry to political committees at the European level and will have an influence on current market developments.

    He studied psychology in Cologne, earning honors for his work on “Mental Models and Web Navigation.” He has contributed to various scientific publications and research projects with his research into the conclusions that can be drawn from users’ online behavior.

  • David Norris

    BlueCava, Co-founder and CEO

    David Norris is the chief executive officer of BlueCava and a serial entrepreneur. He loves building businesses, cycling, great food and extreme sports in that order. David’s past successes include OnRequest Images, ObjectSpace, Xcel Tech, Casco Signal, Frito Lay, EDS and TSI.


    He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from The University of Texas at Dallas.


    You can follow him on Twitter at @David_L_Norris.

  • Bruce Ong

    VeriSign, now part of Symantec

    Bruce Ong is senior product strategist at VeriSign where he is responsible for identifying and developing new product concepts for web site security, web site reputation, user identity and digital trust.

    Prior to this role, he was product manager for VeriSign Authentication Services within the security services business unit where he managed its strong authentication product line. Prior to VeriSign, Bruce was vice president of technology at RealNames corporation where he led the expansion of RealNames’ technology into the emerging mobile web area in Japan, working with top carriers such as NTT Docomo’s i-mode and KDDI.

    He was also co-inventor for WebObjects at NeXT Software and Apple Computer, and holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from San Jose State University.

  • Casey Oppenheim

    Disconnect, Co-founder

    Casey is the co-founder of Disconnect, a startup that makes simple tools to help users understand and control the data they share online. Before founding Disconnect, Casey was an attorney representing tech companies with a focus on privacy and consumer rights.


    You can follow him on Twitter at @caseyoppenheim.

  • Martin Ortlieb


    Martin Ortlieb is a Senior User Experience Researcher at Google focusing on Privacy, sensitive data and user perceptions. Before joining Google in 2008, Martin worked on both sides of the client/consultant divide to improve services and products and their interfaces. He did his PhD at the University of Manchester, where his research and dissertation focused on the imagination of identity through conceptions of work. He has presented his work at SfAA (Society for applied Anthropology), EPIC (Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference) and published an article in a book called “Ethnography at work”.

  • Alisha Outridge

    tapTank, Founder and CEO

    Alisha is founder and CEO of tapTank,  life game website that enables you to design the life you want to “Be-Do-Have” and take advantage of your social graph to achieve those goals while self-tracking successes on a daily, weekly, quarterly or annual basis.


    You can follow her on Twitter at @AlishaOutridge.



  • Ed Palmieri


    Edward Palmieri currently serves as privacy counsel at Facebook. The scope of the work is broad and includes reviewing Facebook’s many products and services to spot and address privacy issues, developing internal policies to comply with applicable laws and external policies to communicate data use practices to users and developers, and advising internal clients regarding interactions with external parties and regulators.

    Prior to joining Facebook, Edward was deputy chief privacy officer and director of Sprint’s office of privacy. He led a team of attorneys and program managers that advised Sprint’s business units on how to comply with privacy laws and obligations, including customer authentication, data use and security, customer proprietary network information, direct marketing, employee data and breach reporting.

    Edward began his career as an attorney at Dow Lohnes, PLLC, a law firm in Washington, D.C. where he advised wireless, wireline, cable and Internet clients on regulatory issues.

  • Calvin Pappas

    SelectOut – @SelectOut

    Calvin Pappas is the founder of SelectOut, an online privacy protection company. At just 19 years old, Calvin got his start in the industry as an intern at Rapleaf. Upon returning to school in Nebraska, he decided to help educate consumers on their online privacy while giving some control back to them as well.

    SelectOut was soon created and since then Calvin has been working to balance a degree in computer engineering with launching and running SelectOut.

  • Damien Patton

    Banjo, Founder and CEO

    Damien, Banjo founder and CEO, is a serial entrepreneur and problem solver who developed Banjo in 2011. Not satisfied with the hurdles that hinder people from connecting across social networks on a mobile phone, he felt he had no choice but to tackle the problem himself.


    A trailblazer in the mobile industry, Damien speaks frequently at conferences on subjects ranging from social media to location-based technology and is currently serving as a mentor for the Harvard Innovation Lab Silicon Valley Immersion Experience Program (IXP).


    Damien’s diverse background includes NASCAR chief mechanic, Desert Storm veteran and crime scene investigator (no joke). He cruises the Bay Area on his Harley, loves Boston and never misses a chance to see the Dropkick Murphys.


    You can follow him on Twitter at @webbizceo.


  • Rob Pegoraro

    Rob tries to make sense of tech hardware, software, services, policy and politics through reporting, reviewing and analysis. He worked from 1999 to 2011 as the Washington Post’s tech columnist and now writes for a variety of online and print outlets, including USA Today, the Disruptive Competition Project and Discovery News. He may be the only person to have contributed to both Boing Boing and Reader’s Digest.


    You can follow him on Twitter at @robpegoraro.

  • Alison Pepper

    Interactive Advertising Bureau

    Alison Pepper is the director of public policy for the Interactive Advertising Bureau, based out of their Washington, D.C. office. There she is responsible for government relations and communications, with a focus on state and local government affairs.

    Before joining the Interactive Advertising Bureau, she worked as a legislative analyst for Experian, where she covered issues ranging from data security to identity theft. She has extensive experience working in state government, including the Georgia Senate and the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office.

    She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia and a law degree from Georgia State University.

  • Travis Pinnick

    TRUSTe, UX Designer

    Travis is the lead user experience designer for product development at TRUSTe, working on new products to address web privacy and bridge the gap between consumers and data collectors. His recent work involves designing innovative layered policy short notices, web tracking transparency and choice mechanisms, and mobile notice and choice tools.


    He has spent several years in user experience design, including with usability consultancy User Insight where he worked on design recommendations for companies like UPS, AT&T and Choicepoint. He earned his master’s degree in information systems at UC Berkeley, where his work included an extensive study of the state of web privacy, focusing on policy transparency, web tracking and data sharing.


    You can follow him on Twitter at @xtratrav.


  • Chris Pirillo


    Chris Pirillo has been participating in Internet conversations since 1992, having launched Lockergnome as a content publishing network and building Gnomedex to be one of the blogosphere’s most highly regarded conferences. In 1998, he authored the authoritative book on e-mail publishing – further establishing himself as a thought leader.

    WHO AM 1040, a popular Midwest talk radio station, invited him to start hosting a weekly “tech show” broadcast in early 2000. His presence was ultimately noticed by both talent and executive producers at the television station, TechTV. He moved from the middle of Iowa to San Francisco in 2001, and began hosting “Call for Help” for them – driving a live, interactive program that focused on solving common technology frustrations.

    He was formerly a monthly columnist for CPU Magazine, and has authored books on business and personal technology. Chris also produces weekly video segments for CNN.com Live, where he offers tech advice to a savvy audience.

  • Emanuel Pleitez

    Spokeo, Chief Strategy Officer

    Emanuel is the chief strategy officer for Spokeo. He focuses on the innovation of the people search product and engagement with users, policymakers and other relevant stakeholders.


    Emanuel was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company, a financial analyst at Goldman Sachs and also served as the special assistant to chairman Paul Volcker and the President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board (PERAB). During the Obama-Biden Presidential Transition, he was a member of the U.S. Treasury Department Agency Review Team.


    His public service experience includes serving as a special assistant to Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, a field organizer for Senator John Kerry’s Presidential campaign, and a staff member on the Senate Democratic Steering and Coordination Committee for U.S. Senators Tom Daschle and Hillary Clinton.


    Emanuel grew up on the East side of Los Angeles and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in urban studies from Stanford University.


    You can follow him on Twitter at @EmanuelPleitez.




  • Torrey Podmajersky

    Microsoft, Content Developer

    Torrey writes user interface text for Xbox across consoles, web and devices. Her work centers on profile and account management, including privacy, billing, account, data collection, Xbox avatars and other personal and family settings.


    Torrey’s professional life started with marketing software infrastructure, then she was a home health aide, worked in hotels while earning her bachelor’s degree in physics, and then taught prep school chemistry while earning her master’s degree in education. When writing for consumer interfaces, Torrey applies these diverse experiences to keep the product attractive, deliver personal information with kindness, handle complex and ambiguous ideas with clarity, and stay below a 7th-grade reading level.

    Torrey also writes fantasy and science fiction, and you can follow her on Twitter at @torreybird.

  • Kathy Poplin

    AT&T, Director – Global Public Policy

    Kathy has responsibility for the development and implementation of AT&T’s strategic international, federal and state public policy initiatives for privacy policy and child protection.  Kathy focuses on privacy policy for consumers across AT&T lines of business including wireless, Internet and video services. She represents AT&T on various industry groups, including the Family Online Safety Institute and the International Association of Privacy Professionals.  She has worked extensively on issues concerning children such as cyberbullying, sexting, distracted driving and the FTC’s Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).


    Kathy has over 34 years of telecommunications experience.  Prior to joining AT&T, she served in various leadership roles within Southern Bell, South Central Bell, BellSouth Telecommunications and Cingular Wireless.


    She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.

  • Kevin Poulsen

    WIRED – @kpoulsen

    Kevin Poulsen oversees cybercrime, privacy, defense and political coverage at Wired.com, and he edits the award-winning Threat Level blog. He is also the author of the new cybercrime book KINGPIN (Crown, 2011). He previously served as editor of the award-winning computer security news site SecurityFocus, acquired by Symantec in 2002, where his investigative reporting was frequently followed by the national press.

    Mr. Poulsen’s byline has appeared in Wired magazine, Business 2.0 and other publications, and he’s been interviewed by CNN, ABC News, CBS News, The New York Times, The Washington Post, the BBC, NPR and other outlets. In 2006, Poulsen’s computer-assisted investigation into the presence of registered sex offenders on MySpace resulted in the arrest of an active pedophile, and led to policy changes at MySpace and federal legislation.

  • Marilyn Prosch

    Arizona State University – @ProfofPrivacy

    Dr. Marilyn Prosch has been on the Arizona State University (ASU) faculty for nine years, teaching principally in Accounting Information Systems and Data Protection. Prior to joining ASU faculty, she was a faculty member at Lehigh University for 10 years.

    She serves on the AICPA/CICA Privacy Task Force which developed GAPP (Generally Accepted Privacy Principles). Her areas of interest include internal controls, accounting information systems, and data protection. Dr. Prosch holds the CIPP (Certified Information Privacy Professional) certification. She has met with or spoken to the US Department of Commerce, US Federal Trade Commission, National Association of Secretaries of State, and the Arizona Auditor General’s Office on the subject of GAPP, as well as conducted various research studies on privacy breaches and GAPP. She received her BBA from University of Houston and Ph.D. from Temple University.

  • Katie Ratté

    The Walt Disney Company, Assistant General Counsel

    Katie is assistant general counsel at The Walt Disney Company.  Prior to joining Disney, she was a senior attorney with the Division of Privacy and Identity Protection in the Bureau of Consumer Protection at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. She investigated and prosecuted violations of U.S. federal laws governing the privacy and security of consumer information and brought the FTC’s recent privacy action against Google, as well as the FTC’s case against the data broker ChoicePoint.


    Katie was one of the authors of the December 2010 preliminary staff report, “Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change: A Proposed Framework for Business and Policymakers.” She also served as counsel for international consumer protection in the FTC’s Office of International Affairs, where she worked on a number of international policy initiatives dealing with privacy and data security, including the project to establish cross-border privacy rules in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).


  • Jim Reavis

    Cloud Security Alliance

    For many years, Jim Reavis has worked in the information security industry as an entrepreneur, writer, speaker, technologist and business strategist. Jim’s innovative thinking about emerging security trends have been published and presented widely throughout the industry and have influenced many.

    Jim is helping shape the future of information security as co-founder, executive director and driving force of the Cloud Security Alliance. He was recently named as one of the Top 10 cloud computing leaders by SearchCloudComputing.com.

    He is the president of Reavis Consulting Group, LLC, where he advises security companies, large enterprises and other organizations on the implications of new trends such as Cloud and how to take advantage of them. He also blogs occasionally at “Risk Bloggers.”

  • Drummond Reed

    Connect.me, Founder

    Drummond is founder of Connect.Me, a startup in the personal data ecosystem and vendor relationship management (VRM) space. From 2009 to 2010, he was executive director of the Information Card Foundation, and also served as the inaugural executive director of Open Identity Exchange.


    Drummond is co-chair of two OASIS Technical Committees: XRI (Extensible Resource Identifier) and XDI (XRI Data Interchange). He was a founding board member in 1999 of the International Security, Trust, and Privacy Alliance and in 2005 of the OpenID Foundation. He currently serves as a director of DataPortability.org, secretary of XDI.ORG, and a steward of Identity Commons. He is also a founder and director of Seattle-based Cordance Corporation.


    A recipient of the 2002 Digital Identity Pioneer Award from DigitalIDWorld, Drummond blogs on digital identity, trust frameworks and data sharing at www.equalsdrummond.name.


    You can follow him on Twitter at @drummondreed.


  • Morgan Reed

    ACT, Executive Director

    Morgan is a highly sought after expert on the intersection of government and technology. In his role as executive director of the Association of Competitive Technology (ACT), his commentary and insight has been sought by the U.S. Senate High Tech Working Group, the U.S. Congressional Caucus on Intellectual Property and Piracy, and the State Senate of California.

    Morgan also has a background in software development, contributing to several open source projects including the Linux Router Project (LEAF) and a few small “BSD” based projects.

    Before coming to Washington, Morgan worked for a Taiwan-based trading company specializing in the manufacture of OEM products for the U.S. market. He served as managing director of North American sales, handling bilingual contract negotiation. During Morgan’s time abroad, he gave lectures in both English and Chinese on various aspects of U.S.-China trade, including building and maintaining long term partnerships in Asia.

    He received his bachelor’s degree in political science from Arizona State University and did graduate research in Chinese at the University of Utah and a Shi Ta University in Taiwan.


    You can follow him on Twitter at @morganwreed.


  • Patrick Riley

    Ark.com, Co-founder and CEO

    Patrick is the co-founder and CEO of Ark.com, a social search platform from the YCombinator class of Winter 2012. During his Ph.D. in information systems at UC Berkeley, Patrick created a search platform that captures and indexes everything said on broadcast television, in an effort to see how social media correlates to broadcast television.


    He has published numerous computer science and privacy articles with Elsevier, IEEE and ACM, as well as having ten years of industry experience.


    You can follow him on Twitter at @patrickfriley.

  • Mark Risher

    Impermium, Co-founder and CEO

    Mark is co-founder and CEO of Impermium, a service which uses Internet user reputation to secure the Internet’s most prominent sites against account compromise and authentication fraud. An expert on the bad things people do online, Mark previously served as both “spam czar” and senior director of product management for Yahoo! Mail, where he led development and execution of product strategy across the platform.


    He regularly presents to government, industry, and consumer groups worldwide about spam, abuse, and cybersecurity issues. He graduated from Harvard University with a degree in computer science.


    You can follow him on Twitter at @mrisher.

  • Ruben Rodrigues

    Loci Technologies

    Ruben Rodrigues is currently CEO and co-founder of Loci Technologies and will soon be an Associate at the international law firm of Foley & Lardner, LLP, where his practice will focus on Intellectual Property Litigation and Privacy.

    His academic research has focused on privacy, technology and competition. His most recent work, “Privacy on Social Networks: Norms, The Market, and Natural Monopoly” looks at the privacy implications of anti-competitive practices by social networks such as Facebook and will be published as a chapter of The Offensive Internet. He has also written about privacy and emerging nanotechnologies, and has interned at the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Massachusetts Governor’s Office of Legal Counsel.

    He is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, holds a master’s in science & technology policy from Northeastern University, and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering & computer science from M.I.T.

  • Sam Rosen

    Scaffold, Co-founder and CEO

    Sam is the co-founder and CEO of Scaffold, an identity and reputation system for the web.  Scaffold provides easy-to-use APIs for Internet businesses or marketplaces to verify their users and help build a trusted community.


    Prior to co-founding Scaffold, Sam worked in investment banking at Citi and graduated from the University of Virginia.


    You can follow him on Twitter at @Sir.


  • Gary Rowe

    Respect Network, CEO

    Gary is CEO of Respect Network, the world’s first personal cloud network. Gary has 35 years of experience as a technology executive and successful entrepreneur. He has started and sold two companies, was most recently President of Burton Group, the leading research company in the areas of identity management, security and Internet infrastructure.


    At Burton, he led the company from $1 million in revenue to $30+ million and supported the successful sale to Gartner. Prior to Burton, he was a highly regarded analyst, consultant and writer with 100+ consulting engagements. Earlier in his career, he was director of core services at AT&T, led several industry initiatives and ran several product programs at NCR.


    You can follow him on Twitter at @garyjrowe.

  • Ira Rubinstein

    NYU School of Law, Senior Fellow, Information Law Institute

    Ira is a senior fellow at the Information Law Institute (ILI) and an adjunct professor at the NYU School of Law. His research interests include Internet privacy, electronic surveillance law, data mining and voters’ privacy. Ira lectures and publishes widely on issues of privacy and security and has testified before Congress on these topics on several occasions. In July 2010, he testified at a hearing on a new privacy bill, H.R. 5777, the Best Practices Act, before the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection.


    Recent papers include “Big Data: The End of Privacy or a New Beginning,” which will be published in International Data Privacy Law in 2013; “Privacy by Design: A Counterfactual Analysis of Google and Facebook Privacy Incidents,” co-authored with Nathan Good, which won the IAPP Privacy Law Scholars Award at the 5th Annual Privacy Law Scholars Conference in 2012; and “Regulating Privacy by Design.”


    Prior to joining the ILI, Ira spent 17 years in Microsoft’s legal and corporate affairs department, most recently as associate general counsel in charge of the regulatory affairs and public policy group. Before joining Microsoft, he was in private practice in Seattle, specializing in immigration law.


    He graduated from Yale Law School in 1985. In 2010, he joined the board of directors of the Center for Democracy and Technology. He also served as a board member of the Seattle Public Library Foundation, on the board of governors of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and as a trustee of the American Immigration Lawyers Foundation.

  • Eric Sachs


    Eric Sachs has more than 15 years of experience in the areas of user identity and security for hosted Web applications. During his five-plus years at Google, he has worked as a Product Manager for many services, including the Google Account login system, Google Apps for Your Domain, orkut.com social network, Google Health, Google Security, and Internal Systems.

    Currently, Mr. Sachs works with Google’s CIO on an effort to move Google’s internal systems to cloud-based technologies by leveraging the same developer tools that Google makes available publicly. As part of that work, he is involved with the development of industry standards for data interoperability, including OAuth, OpenID, and OpenSocial. Before Google, Mr. Sachs was CTO and co-founder of Interliant, which provided hosted corporate email services. While at Interliant, Mr. Sachs led co-development projects with both IBM and Microsoft to build platforms for hosting consumer and enterprise Web applications. He graduated with a B.A. in computer science in 1993 from Rice University.

  • Miten Sampat

    Quova - @mitensampat

    Miten Sampat is vice president of product strategy at Quova, enabling some of the largest web companies to understand “where” their users come from. Before Quova, Miten was chief architect and CTO at Feeva where he developed technology to enable ISP’s to provide metadata for targeted online advertising in a privacy friendly manner.

    Prior to Feeva, he co-founded & led the SeeVT project at the Center for HCI at Virginia Tech that conducted R&D on handheld location-based systems, and developed one of the early implementations of Wifi location sensing. Miten also worked at Reliance Communications in India to design, develop and introduce value-added local services to mobile consumers in India.

    He has a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in computer science from Virginia Tech, where he was awarded the Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year.

  • J. R. Santos

    Cloud Security Alliance, Global Research Director

    J.R. is the global research director for the Cloud Security Alliance.  As research director, he oversees the Cloud Security Alliance’s research portfolio that covers a diverse range of cloud security topics such as mobile, big data, forensics and security as a service.  He is responsible for the execution of the research strategy worldwide. In addition, he advises over 30+ working groups that develop industry leading security practices, education and tools.


    J.R. has over fifteen years of experience working in information security in a variety of industry sectors including finance, healthcare, aerospace, retail and technology.  J.R. is an active professional in the security industry and has served on various boards and committees throughout his career.
    He holds various professional certifications and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington.


    You can follow him on Twitter at @CSAResearchGuy.

  • Mike Sax

    Asigo, Co-founder

    Mike is co-founder of Asigo, providing intelligence tools to small businesses. A native of Belgium, now living in Eugene, Oregon, he created the first iPhone app with a landscape keyboard. Prior to Asigo, Mike founded businesses focused on software development, health, and wellness management.


    You can follow him on Twitter at @mikesax.



  • Heather Schlegel

    The Purple Tornado, Strategic Futurist

    Heather is a futurist, technologist and cacophonist. She started in Silicon Valley in 1996, helping to build and launch over 50 Internet products at over 30 startups. Her academic research focuses on the future of transactions and complementary currencies, including the impact of technology on identity creation and positive wildcards.


    She is best known by her online presence, heathervescent, and her longstanding consultancy, The Purple Tornado, both of which she uses as launch pads to explore and exploit the intersection of technology, culture and identity.


    You can follow her on Twitter at @heathervescent.

  • Bill Schrier

    Center for Digital Government, Deputy Director

    Bill is the deputy director of the Center for Digital Government at www.eRepublic.com.


    He retired in May 2012, as chief technology officer for the City of Seattle and director of the City’s department of information technology, reporting directly to Mayor Michael McGinn.  He was named one of Government Technology’s 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers in 2008 and a Computerworld Premier 100 Leader for 2010.  He writes a blog about the intersection of information technology and government, how they sometimes collide but often influence and change each other.


    Bill is a retired officer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He holds a master’s degree in public Administration from the University of Washington.


    You can follow him on Twitter at @billschrier.


  • Ari Schwartz

    National Institute of Standards and Technology

    Ari Schwartz serves as the Senior Internet Policy Advisor for the NIST Information Technology Laboratory. He represents NIST on the Department of Commerce Internet Policy Task Force, providing input on areas such as cybersecurity, privacy, and identity management. He also works with NIST Director Patrick Gallagher on IT-related standards issues.

    Schwartz came to NIST in August, 2010, after serving almost 13 years as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT). Schwartz’s work there focused on increasing individual control over personal and public information. He also worked to improve privacy protections in the digital age and expand access to government information via the Internet.

    While at CDT, Schwartz regularly testified before Congress and Executive Branch Agencies on these issues. He also led the Anti-Spyware Coalition (ASC) , anti-spyware software companies, academics, and public interest groups dedicated to defeating spyware. In 2006, he won the RSA award for Excellence in Public Policy for his work building the ASCand other efforts against spyware. He was also named one of the Top 5 influential IT security thinkers of 2007 by Secure Computing Magazine.

  • Michael Schwartz

    Gluu, CEO

    Michael is the CEO of Gluu and leads the OX Project, which includes oxAuth, an open source J2EE implementation of the OpenID Connect 1.0 specification. He also participates on the OASIS XDI Technical Committee and is a trustee of XDI.ORG.


    You can follow him on Twitter at @nynymike.



  • Rob Sherman

    Facebook, Manager of Privacy and Public Policy

    Rob is the manager of privacy and public policy at Facebook, where he is responsible for managing the company’s engagement on public policy issues surrounding privacy, security, and online trust.


    Collaborating with Facebook’s product teams, regulators, and other key stakeholders, Rob works to build the company’s core commitments to transparency, control, and accountability into every aspect of the Facebook service.  Rob joined Facebook from Covington & Burling LLP, where he represented Facebook and other leading technology and digitalmedia companies on regulatory and public policy issues relating to privacy,data security, electronic marketing and communications, and digital content.


    While in private practice, Rob was recognized by Chambers USA as one of the nation’s leading media regulatory lawyers.


    You can follow him on Twitter at @rmsherman.




  • Christian Sigl

    secure.me, Co-founder and CTO

    Christian is CTO and founder of secure.me, a cloud-based service that helps consumers protect their privacy, safety and reputation online. Users in more than 100 countries take advantage of secure.me‘s security technology that works like an antivirus solution, for social networks and apps.


    Christian has an extensive background in transforming innovative concepts into products. With a decade of experience in product management and development he is the visionary behind the product strategy and development of secure.me’s unique approach to social network and app security.


    Before, Christian has worked for several public and private technology, telecommunication and media companies including Telefonica and Télévision Française 1.


    You can follow him on Twitter at @csigl.



  • Sonny Singh

    Jumio, VP of Sales and Business Development

    Sonny has over 15 years experience working for cutting edge technology companies in Silicon Valley.  He is currently the vice president of sales and business development for Jumio, which is a leader in ID and credit card verification.


    Prior to Jumio, Sonny was part of the founding sales team for InMage Systems, a revolutionary storage software startup founded by Kumar Malavalli – the founder of Brocade.  Prior to InMage, Sonny was at Niku Corporation (acquired by Computer Associates), where he was the youngest person to ever qualify for Presidents Club and was also part of the founding sales team for Entrada Software (acquired by First Trace).


    Sonny is very active in the Silicon Valley technology startup scene, and is an investor and advisor to several companies including Getaround, Violin Memory, Curebit and Tube Mogul. He has an MBA from Thunderbird, and is a graduate of Binghamton University in NY where he was an NCAA collegiate tennis player. He has also studied at Cambridge University in England.   Sonny is also an active member of the Guardsmen, which is a non-profit that raises approximately $1.5 million a year for inner-city children in the Bay Area.


  • Kamakshi Sivaramakrishnan

    Drawbridge, Founder and CEO

    Kamakshi is the founder and CEO of Drawbridge, a leading, industry first, cross-device advertising platform. Since its inception in 2010, Drawbridge has fast grown to be the first and foremost solution for cutting edge cross-screen advertising strategies for Fortune 500 brands.


    Named one of Business Insider’s “Most Powerful Women in Mobile Advertising (Meet the Most Powerful Women in Mobile Advertising: 2012),” she is an expert on advertiser-buyer connections in today’s mobile environment. Also discussed in a recent Fortune profile on her company, Kamakshi reveals that an element to her success as an entrepreneur is her steadfast focus and singular vision on bettering cross-device marketing.


    Before starting Drawbridge, Kamakshi was the lead scientist at AdMob, one of the biggest success stories and pioneers of mobile advertising. Kamakshi received her Ph.D. in information theory and algorithms from Stanford University. She has the unique distinction of her work being on board New Horizons, the farthest space mission from NASA to Pluto and the outer planetary system.

  • Wendi Lozada Smith


    Wendi Lozada-Smith, executive director – global public policy at AT&T, has responsibility for the development of AT&T’s strategic policies on international data protection as well as privacy issues within identity management, smart grid and business cloud computing. Ms. Lozada-Smith has over fifteen years of experience working in privacy, information security and IT for telecommunications and financial institutions.

    Prior to joining AT&T, she served in a variety of leadership roles including information security officer, SACU and vice president, corporate information security at Wachovia/World Savings. Over the years, Ms. Lozada-Smith has led a range of key information security initiatives in the areas of identity management, perimeter security, and encryption. She received her bachelor’s degree from William Jewell College and completed master’s work in public policy at Vanderbilt University.

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  • Will Smith

    Euclid Elements, Co-founder and CEO

    Will is the co-founder and CEO of Euclid Elements. The grandson of the founder of the International Council of Shopping Centers, Will was born into a retail family and spent his teenage years wandering through shopping malls thinking about dollars per square and tenant mix optimization.


    After graduating from Stanford in 2007 with a degree in economics and international relations, Will worked as an analyst at Citigroup and Thomas Weisel Partners. He then decided to merge his love of data and technology with his family history in retail. Euclid was the result, and Will’s unique background has proven invaluable in his new position.


  • Reese Solberg


    Reese has 10 years of experience working with large and small companies to address privacy matters. He joined Microsoft in 2008 to serve as the manager of privacy and online safety for Bing.

    Prior to joining Microsoft, Reese was the chief privacy officer and director of content at WhitePages.com and led the legal department at Classmates.com prior to its acquisition. He was an associate with the Seattle based law firm of Foster Pepper PLLC, where his practice focused on commercial agreements related to technology and online matters. He joined the firm following two years in Copenhagen, Denmark where he served as the director of legal affairs for a software company.

    He holds a master’s degree from New York University and a JD from Cornell Law School, where he served as an editor for the Legal Information Institute. He currently works with Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing Group, as a strategist in the area of privacy.

  • Ashkan Soltani

    – @ashk4n

    Ashkan Soltani is an independent researcher and consultant specializing in consumer privacy and security on the Internet. He has more than 15 years of experience as a technical consultant and has published two major reports on the extent and means of online tracking: “KnowPrivacy: The Current State of Web Privacy, Data Collection, and Information Sharing” and “Flash Cookies and Privacy,” which revealed the use of Flash to circumvent consumer privacy choices and coined the term re-spawning of Zombie Cookies.

    He has served as a staff technologist in the Division of Privacy and Identity Protection at the Federal Trade Commission and also worked as the primary technical consultant on the Wall Street Journal’s What They Know series investigating Internet privacy and online tracking. Finally, he recently testified in front of the full Senate Commerce Committee hearing on “The State of Online Consumer Privacy.”

  • Michael Spadea

    Promontory Financial Group, Director - Privacy and Information Risk

    As director of privacy and information risk for Promontory Financial Group, Michael advises clients on a wide range of regulatory and compliance issues related to privacy, security, information governance and analytics. He has managed large, multi-jurisdictional incidents involving the loss and theft of data, including overseeing the remediation of complex IT infrastructures, strategic client engagement to rebuild trust and brand, IT security control testing, client and regulator communications, building privacy and security policy and procedure frameworks, and training programs.


    Prior to joining Promontory, Michael worked at Microsoft, where he was responsible for all aspects of information governance for enterprise customers in the services division. He ensured that the division’s IT infrastructure complied with the EU/US safe harbor framework. He also resolved enterprise-wide customer privacy and security concerns and incidents.

    Michael served as head of privacy for Barclays Wealth in London, where he was responsible for ensuring that all the bank’s operations, products and services were compliant with privacy and information security laws in multiple jurisdictions. For Barclays Bank, he engaged with financial services and privacy regulators on privacy issues. He also helped develop an innovative privacy risk assessment and mitigation program that won the 2009 Privacy Innovation Award by the International Association of Privacy Professionals.


    You can follow him on Twitter at @jbauerofprivacy.


  • Judith Spencer

    U.S. General Services Administration

    Judith Spencer is the co-chair, identity, credential and access management Subcommittee (ICAMSC) of the Federal CIO Council. She is responsible for building consensus and promoting cross cutting solutions for federal identity management activities across the four sectors of e-Government: Government to Citizen; Government to Business; Government to Government; and Internal Effectiveness and Efficiencies.

    Judith fosters a united approach to federal identity management activities. She is an agency expert for identity management and policy in the Office of Government wide Policy in the U.S. General Services Administration and brings over 35 years of experience in information systems security and identity management arenas.

  • Craig Spiezle

    Online Trust Alliance, Founder and Executive Director

    As executive director and founder of the Online Trust Alliance (OTA), Craig is responsible for setting the strategic vision of the organization while representing OTA to industry, business and governmental organizations. He is recognized as a thought leader on enhancing trust and the need to move from a compliance mindset to stewardship.


    Prior to OTA, Craig spent over a decade at Microsoft in several management roles.  Most recently, he was the director of security & privacy product management, driving development of anti-spam, anti-phishing, anti-malware and privacy-enabling technologies. Hired by Microsoft in 1992, he held various managerial positions, including international channel development, product management, licensing and product support.  During his tenure, Craig championed digital inclusiveness and the societal impact of Internet literacy and access.

    Craig is on the board of the Identity Theft Council and the Federal Communications Commission’s Communication Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council.  In addition, he is an active member of InfraGard, the International Association of Privacy Professionals, the Anti-Phishing Working Group and the London Action Plan.


    He holds a bachelor’s degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and a MBA from Seattle University.


    You can follow him on Twitter at @craigspi.


  • Amrita Srivastava

    Desh International Law, Partner

    Amrita is a partner at Desh International Law. She focuses her practice on business law, intellectual property, non-profits and cross-border transactions with India. She advises technology companies, including mobile apps and big data developers in data protection and privacy issues and she has been interviewed by PC Today Magazine on this issue.

  • Kara Swisher

    All Things D – @karaswisher

    Kara started covering digital issues for The Wall Street Journal’s San Francisco bureau in 1997. Her column BoomTown originally appeared on the front page of the Marketplace section and also online at WSJ.com.

    Previously, Kara covered breaking news about the Web’s major players and Internet policy issues and also wrote feature articles on technology for the paper. She has also written a weekly column for the Personal Journal on home gadget issues called Home Economics. With Walt Mossberg, she currently co-produces and co-hosts D: All Things Digital, a major high-tech conference focused on the convergence of tech and media industries.

    Previously, Kara worked as a reporter at the Washington Post. She is also the author of “aol.com: How Steve Case Beat Bill Gates, Nailed the Netheads and Made Millions in the War for the Web,” published by Times Business Books in July 1998. The sequel, “There Must Be a Pony in Here Somewhere: The AOL Time Warner Debacle and the Quest for a Digital Future,” was published in the fall of 2003 by Crown Business Books.

    She is a graduate of Georgetown University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

  • Berin Szoka

    TechFreedom, Founder and President

    Berin is the president of TechFreedom. Previously, he was a senior fellow and the director of the Center for Internet Freedom at The Progress & Freedom Foundation (PFF). Before joining PFF, he was an associate in the Communications Practice Group at Latham & Watkins LLP, where he advised clients on regulations affecting the Internet and telecommunications industries. Before joining Latham’s Communications Practice Group, he practiced at Lawler Metzger Milkman & Keeney, LLC and clerked for the Hon. H. Dale Cook, Senior U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Oklahoma.


    Berin received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Duke University and his juris doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he served as submissions editor of the Virginia Journal of Law and Technology. He is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia and California (inactive).


    He has served on the steering committee for the D.C. Bar’s Computer & Telecommunications Law Section, and currently serves on the FAA’s Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC). He has chaired, and currently serves on, the board of directors of the Space Frontier Foundation. He blogs for the Technology Liberation Front.


    You can follow him on Twitter at @berinszoka.

  • Denise Tayloe

    PRIVO, CEO and President

    Denise is a recognized leader and authority in permission and identity management with more than 20 years experience in business development, sales, finance and the development of companies providing business and technology related services. In 2001, she co-founded PRIVO, a FTC recognized safe harbor certifier of companies’ compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). With PRIVO, she helps consumers manage their digital identities and provides consultation and solutions that help companies effectively interact with children while in compliance with international laws.


    Denise is an invited speaker at conferences globally regarding children’s privacy issues, and has been published in numerous publications. She also conducts workshops to help companies understand the intricacies of COPPA and how to maintain customer relationships within legal boundaries. Some of Denise’s clients include Moshi Monsters, Toca Boca, LEGO Group, Barnes and Noble, Stardoll, NASA, KidzBop and YogiPlay and to name a few.


    You can follow her on Twitter at @DeniseTayloe.

  • Don Thibeau

    The OpenID Foundation and Open Identity Exchange

    Don is the executive director of The Open ID Foundation, an open source software identity standards organization representing leaders in Internet, telco and social media technology. He joined the foundation at the beginning of 2009 to represent the organization worldwide and position it for long-term growth.
    Don has a rich background in the data, identity and social layers of the phone and Web channels. He has both enterprise and entrepreneurial management in exchange and consortium-based business models for data, analytics and Web content. He has had senior management positions with leading organizations, including TransUnion, Reed Elsevier and LexisNexis.


    He is a frequent guest speaker and has testified before Congress on topics including data privacy and regulatory issues. He is a member of OASIS, a Booz Allen Distinguished Speaker, former Presidential appointee and author of numerous articles. He serves as the chair of the OIX Board.


    You can follow him on Twitter at @4thibeau.


  • Adam Thierer

    Mercatus Center, Senior Research Fellow

    Adam is a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University with the technology policy program. His primary research interests are technology, media, Internet and free speech policy issues, with a particular focus on online child safety and digital privacy policy issues.


    Adam has spent almost two decades in the public policy research community. He previously served as president of the Progress & Freedom Foundation, director of telecommunications studies at the Cato Institute, senior fellow at the Heritage Foundation, and researcher at the Adam Smith Institute in London.


    He is the author or editor of seven books on diverse topics such as media regulation and child safety issues, mass media regulation, Internet governance and jurisdiction, intellectual property, regulation of network industries, and the role of federalism within high-technology markets.


    He received his bachelor’s degree in journalism and political science at Indiana University and his master’s degree in international business management and trade theory at the University of Maryland.


    You can follow him on Twitter at @AdamThierer.


  • Anne Toth

    Trustworks Privacy Advisors, Founder and CEO

    Anne is founder and CEO of Trustworks Privacy Advisors, a recently formed consultancy. Trustworks advises early to mid-stage Silicon Valley companies and seeks to help its clients design privacy into their product DNA and culture from the outset.


    Anne was formerly head of privacy and policy for Google+ and was chief trust officer at Yahoo! where she led privacy, data governance, content policy and advertising policy globally, impacting over 700  million users worldwide.


    Anne has served on the board of directors of the Network Advertising Initiative and the Family Online Safety Institute, and is a member of the Future of Privacy Forum advisory board. Anne has testified before Congress and the Article 29 Working Party in Brussels on matters related to online privacy and data retention.


    She has also been a frequent public speaker on matters of Internet policy. She has appeared on ABC News, PBS, and C-SPAN’s “The Communicators” series, and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, New York Times, Washington Post, and many other media outlets.


    You can follow her on Twitter at @clean_freak.

  • Owen Tripp

    Reputation.com, Co-founder and COO

    Owen has helped build Reputation.com into the world’s leading resource on online reputation management and digital privacy. He’s responsible for the strategic and operational leadership of the global organization, including sales, business development, corporate development and company operations.


    Prior to Reputation.com, Owen spent much of his career conceiving and building award-winning systems for operational improvement, including the innovative User Behavior Intelligence team at eBay and large-scale, international operations centers at Accenture.


    He holds a bachelor’s degree with honors in Spanish literature from Trinity College and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.


    You can follow him on Twitter at @owentripp.


  • James Varga

    miiCard, Founder and CEO

    James is the founder and CEO of miiCard (My Internet Identity), the first identity service that can accurately prove a user’s true identity purely online. As a veteran technology executive, James developed and patented miiCard’s Bring Your Own Identity platform in response to what he recognized as a fundamental lack of trust online.


    Over his more than 20-year career in technology, James has held a number of senior level positions in marketing, technology and management roles. Most recently, he served as the founder and director of Money Dashboard, the UK’s leading personal finance management tool.  He also created the first mini-component computer system designed for the living room, led a knowledge assessment service and a digital agency developing websites and financial service applications, and founded an eBusiness consultancy specializing in CRM and sales management named Squarepeg.


    Passionate about the digital economy and the online identity space, James is also an active member of The Open Identity Exchange, The Respect Network and a board member of Trust in Digital Life responsible for SME engagement. James studied marketing and business in his hometown of Vancouver, Canada and is now based with miiCard in Edinburgh, Scotland.


    You can follow him on Twitter at @jamesvarga.

  • Theo Vassilakis

    Metanautix, Founder and CEO

    Prior to founding Metanautix, Theo spent nearly eight years at Google, most recently as a principal engineer and engineering director for data warehousing, visualization and analysis. He led the development of Dremel, a large-scale, interactive ad hoc query engine for big data processing that powers Google’s BigQuery, and Tenzing, a SQL implementation on MapReduce. He also worked on developing large-scale machine learning systems for personalized search ads, audience analysis systems for display ads, and early prototypes of page preview and results-as-you-type for search.


    Before Google, Theo was a software engineer at Microsoft and Microsoft Research, building data cleaning features for SQL Server and speech recognition models for Windows and Office.


    He holds a Ph.D. from Brown University and a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University, both in mathematics.

  • Heidi Wachs

    Gartner, Research Director

    Heidi is a research director on the Gartner for Technical Professionals Identity & Privacy Strategies Team where she publishes, presents and advises clients on best practices for data privacy and information protection.

    Prior to joining Gartner, Heidi was the chief privacy officer and director of IT policy for Georgetown University. She combined her professional background in technology policy and public relations to develop and implement sound policy to preserve the privacy and integrity of those who use Georgetown University information systems and their data.  Before joining Georgetown, Heidi worked in government relations and advocacy focusing on intellectual property and technology policy issues. Earlier in her career, she worked in public relations representing technology-focused clients.


    Heidi graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Lehigh University and earned her J.D. with a concentration in intellectual property from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.


    You can follow her on Twitter at @hlwachs.

  • Peter Watkins

    Government of British Columbia

    Peter Watkins is an executive director in the Office of the Chief Information Officer with the Government of British Columbia. Mr. Watkins has 18 years of experience as an information systems professional and public servant. He is one of the driving forces and experts behind the government’s strategy for a user-centric claims based solution to the vexing problem of identity information management.

    His specialty is the development of concepts, strategies and directions for pursuing change through new or emerging information technology. He has worked in software development, system design, IT operations, as well as management, service development and policy development.

  • Lyn Watts

    Microsoft, Marketing and Data Policy Privacy Manager

    Lyn is the marketing and data policy privacy manager for Microsoft’s Interactive Entertainment Group, guiding the 7,000-member organization on proper data collection, management and use for products including the Kinect game controller, Xbox, Games for Windows plus other entertainment products and services.


    In 14 years at Microsoft, he has also co-authored company privacy standards and launched privacy programs in business groups including Office, Online Services and Microsoft.com.



  • Andreas Weigend

    Social Data Lab, Director

    Andreas studies the ongoing revolution in social data. He directs the Social Data Lab and teaches at Stanford University. Previously, as the chief scientist of Amazon.com, he focused on building the customer-centric and measurement-focused culture that has been central to Amazon’s success.
    Andreas works with innovative startups and global companies alike, helping them understand and leverage the irreversible changes in how consumers express themselves, make purchasing and lifestyle decisions, and relate to each other. His goal is to guide his clients through the evolving landscape of consumer behavior and unprecedented data to identify new business opportunities. His clients include Alibaba, Allstate, Lufthansa, Nokia, Priceline, SAP, Symantec, Thomson Reuters, Visa, and the World Economic Forum.
    Andreas has been an advisor or board member of ApeSnap, eCommera, FirstRetail, Peerius, Mu-Sigma, RocketFuel, Savored, Shopilly, Skout, and Uniqlick (Beijing), as well as a limited partner at Founders Fund. Startups he co-founded or advised include Moodlogic, Cleverset, Agoda.com, Xiaonei and Nugg.ad.
    Andreas studied in Germany and Cambridge (UK), and received his Ph.D. in physics from Stanford University. His career as a data scientist combined with his deep industry and startup experience allows him to successfully bridge the gap between academia and industry.


    You can follow him on Twitter at @aweigend.

  • Aaron Weller

    PwC, Managing Director, Data Protection & Privacy

    Aaron is a managing director in PwC’s Data Protection & Privacy practice, with responsibility for leading this practice for the Western United States.  Aaron also has national responsibilities for development of privacy thought leadership and liaison with other PwC privacy practices internationally.


    Aaron has over 15 years global consulting and industry experience, including several years in each of Europe, Australia and the U.S.  Aaron also held interim CISO roles for two companies to help stabilize their information security programs and provide roadmaps for future improvements.


    Aaron’s primary areas of expertise relate to information governance, information privacy and strategies and information security program development and management.


    He holds a number of information security, privacy and controls certifications including: CISSP, ISSMP, CISM, CISA, CGEIT, ISO 27001 Lead Implementor, ITIL v3 Foundations, CIPP/US, CIPP/IT and a Certificate in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity from the University of Washington.


    You can follow him on Twitter @GotPrivacy.


  • Heather West

    Center for Democracy & Technology

    Heather West is a policy analyst at the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT). She leads CDT’s work on digital identity. Her work also focuses on e-government and consumer privacy.

    Prior to coming to CDT, Heather worked in the MIT Humans and Automation Lab and research in the telecom industry. She received a bachelor’s degree in computer science and cognitive science from Wellesley College.

  • Ilana Westerman

    Create with Context, CEO

    Ilana is CEO of Create with Context, Inc., a leading digital strategy consulting firm. For the past 15 years, she has championed the role of ‘people plus context’ as key drivers behind the design of innovative technology solutions, helping ensure that digital products and services align with human needs, goals, and desires.


    Ilana began working on digital innovation in the mid-1990s, including award-winning work on the IBM Nagano Olympics web presence. Then, as one of the early members of Yahoo!, she helped build the Yahoo! User Experience team, leading R&D teams for key Yahoo! properties.



    Most recently, she serves as CEO at Create with Context, where under her leadership the company has seen significant year-over-year growth since its inception in 2005, with clients ranging from global brands such as Accenture, BarclayCard, Intuit, Panasonic, TrendMicro, Visa, and Yahoo! to emerging technology providers including Windspire Energy, Ingenuity, and NextWindow.


    You can follow her on Twitter at @ilanawesterman.


  • Mike Whitmore

    Fresh Consulting, President

    Mike is the president of Fresh Consulting, a digital media agency based in Bellevue, WA that specializes in collaboration technologies.

    Prior to Fresh, Mike began his professional career with WordPerfect Corporation leading a multinational development team in building the first release of WordPerfect Office in a handful of Germanic languages. His project management and sales leadership continued delivering high-value results for Novell, Intel, Fujitsu, Compuware, AT&T Wireless, QWest, T-Mobile, Boeing Space & Defense and Unisys Corporation.

    Mike’s experience in sales resulted in multi-million dollar relationships with major firms in the Pacific Northwest including Boeing, Standard Insurance, Washington Mutual and States of Oregon and Washington. While at Comsys, he managed a high-tech sales team to become the top gross-margin performing office in the country. While with Unisys, Mike managed one of the firm’s top BPO relationships valued at over $60 million per year.

    Mike graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor’s degree in business management and marketing and a minor in Dutch literature.


  • Steve Wildstrom

    Tech.pinions, Co-founder and Contributor

    Steve is a founder and regular contributor to Tech.pinions, a web site of technology industry analysis and opinion. He also writes regularly for Cisco Newsroom and others and consults for major technology companies. He wrote BusinessWeek’s Technology & You column from its creation in 1994 until BusinessWeek’s acquisition by Bloomberg in December, 2009. The goal of the column, which appeared weekly in print at at BusinessWeek.com, was to help readers understand and use personal technology to enhance their jobs and their lives.


    Before starting Technology & You, Steve served as senior news editor in BusinessWeek’s Washington bureau and edited the Washington Outlook column. Since joining the magazine in 1972, he has served in variety of capacities, covering politics, economics, and labor in Washington and Detroit and was also deeply involved in the computerization of editorial operations in the 1980s. He is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery.


    Steve also has deep interests in education and the arts. He is a founding board member and secretary of the Children’s Chorus of Washington. He also was co-chair of the parents’ network of the Center for Excellence in Education. He served as a member of local arrangements committee and as the volunteer publicity director for the International Math Olympiad 2001.


    A native of Detroit, Steve is a graduate of the University of Michigan. He lives with his wife Susan, a mathematics teacher, in Kensington, Maryland. They have two children, Jonathan, a software engineer in Yorktown Heights, NY, and D. Jacob (Jake), a mathematics professor at the University of Louisville.


    You can follow him on Twitter at @swildstrom.


  • Fred Wilson

    Union Square Ventures – @fredwilson

    Fred has been a venture capitalist since 1987. He currently is a managing partner at Union Square Ventures, a New York City-based venture capital firm whose investments include Twitter, Tumblr, Foursquare, Meetup, Zynga and Etsy. He also founded Flatiron Partners.

    Fred has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from MIT and an MBA from The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Fred is married with three kids and lives in New York City.

  • Christopher Wolf

    Future of Privacy Forum

    Christopher Wolf is the co-chair of the Future of Privacy Forum. He is also a partner in the Washington, DC office of Hogan Lovells LLP, where he is a leader of that firm’s privacy practice group.

    As the ability to collect, store, share and transfer personal information over the Internet increased, privacy became the main focus of his law practice. Christopher became known as a pioneer in privacy law too. It was for that reason that the prestigious Practising Law Institute (PLI) tapped him to be editor and lead author of its first-ever treatise on privacy law. He also is co-editor of the PLI book, “A Practical Guide to the Red Flag Rules”, the identity theft prevention regulations issued by theFTC and financial regulators.

    He is a 1980 magna cum laude, Order of the Coif graduate of the law school at the Washington & Lee University School of Law and a 1976 cum laude graduate of Bowdoin College. He also attended the London School of Economics and completed its General Course in 1975. Following law school, he was a law clerk to United States District Judge Aubrey E. Robinson, Jr. in Washington, D.C. He has served as an adjunct law professor on Internet and privacy law, and is a frequent lecturer in continuing legal education programs on the subject.

  • Paola Zeni

    Symantec, Director, Global Privacy

    Paola is a member of the legal department at Symantec, the fourth-largest independent software company in the world. In her role as director of global privacy, she supports Symantec businesses and functions with legal advice on global privacy issues and she oversees Symantec’s global privacy program.


    Paola has been working on privacy issues for more than 10 years, first in Europe with the implementation of the E.U. Directives for HP and Agilent Technologies, and later in the U.S. as global privacy lead for Agilent Technologies.


    She has a law degree from the Catholic University of Milan and a LLM in U.S. Law from the University of Santa Clara. She is member of the IAPP, was admitted to practice in Italy, and is now a member of the California Bar.

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