Chris Babel


Chris Babel 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 BA 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.

Jeffrey Evans

CEO, TigerText

Jeffrey Evans has been the CEO of TigerText since he and TigerText Chairman, Brad Brooks, founded the company more than a year ago. Evans helped steer TigerText through one of the most successful launches in the history of mobile applications in March of this year when hundreds of major media outlets talked about the application in just its first few days of release. Evans was the voice of TigerText, appearing on CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, and dozens of the most prominent radio programs in the nation including Howard Stern. He has instantly become one of the leading voices speaking out about privacy and security in mobile communications. Evans is also the Chairman of the Board of Orion ICG the nation’s largest recruiting and placement organization specializing in the placement of individuals leaving the military. From 1994-1999 Evans worked at On Assignment where he ascended to become Senior Vice President and General Manager of the specialty staffing company. His responsibilities included developing and managing the corporate support, business development, training, mergers & acquisitions, and operational aspects of the organization. In 1999 Mr. Evans left On Assignment and took over OnStaff as President and Chief Operating Officer. Over the next four years he grew OnStaff to a national staffing player with a $100,000,000 revenue run rate. In late 2002 he sold OnStaff to Hall Kinion, a $200 million IT staffing company, and joined the HAKI management team as Senior Executive Vice President of Operations. In 2004 he helped complete the sale of HAKI to KForce. Mr. Evans holds a B.A. from Emory University and an M.B.A. from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

Follow Jeffrey on Twitter: @yourprivacy

Flora Garcia

Senior Director of Privacy, Time, Inc.

Flora J. Garcia, Esq., CIPP., is a 16-year veteran of the internet, with extensive experience and subject matter expertise in privacy, ecommerce and content creation. Her professional interests include the protection of consumer data, policies surrounding data aggregation and use, U.S. and international privacy laws and regulations, and fraud prevention. Flora is Time Inc.'s Senior Director of Privacy, part of the company's Information Risk Management team. Prior to joining the IRM team in May 2008, Flora was the Director of Internet Operations for Time Consumer Marketing. In that role, she managed the creation of ecommerce web sites supporting subscription marketing and other programs. Flora is a 15-year Time veteran, also having worked at Time-Life Books, TIME.com, and Time Inc. New Media. Time Inc., a New York City-based division of Time Warner Inc., is the world's largest magazine publisher and includes titles such as Time, People, and Sports Illustrated. She is the author of Bodil Lindqvist: A Swedish Churchgoerís Violation of the European Unionís Data Protection Directive Should Be a Warning to U.S. Legislators, 17 Fordham Intell. Prop. Media & Ent. L.J. 1205 (2005) and Data Protection, Breach Notification, and the Interplay between State and Federal Law: The Experiments Need More Time, 17 Fordham Intell. Prop. Media & Ent. L.J. 693 (2007).

Kaliya Hamlin

Founder and Executive Director, Personal Data Ecosystem

Kaliya Hamlin is an expert in user-centric identity and data sharing and is sought out to brief 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. She has convened over 20 gatherings in the last 6 years that are significant forums for the development of OpenID v2, Information Cards, OAuth v1 and v2, Portable Contacts, the Salmon Protocol, XRD v1, XDI, and Webfinger. Kaliya co-founded Internet Identity Workshop (IIW) with Doc Searls and and Phil Windley.

Follow Kaliya on Twitter: @identitywoman

Jeff Jarvis


Jeff Jarvis' book on privacy and publicness, Public Parts, will be published by Simon & Schuster later this year. He is also the author of What Would Google Do?. Jarvis directs the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism. He blogs at Buzzmachine.com about media, technology, and some intensely private matters.

Andrew Keen

Author, Cult of The Amateur

Andrew is the author of the international hit "Cult of the Amateur: How the Internet is killing our culture". Acclaimed by The New York Timesí Michiko Kakutani as having been written "with acuity and passion" and by A.N. Wilson in the Daily Mail as "staggering", Cult of the Amateur has been published in fifteen different language editions and was short-listed for the 2008 Higham's Business Technology Book of the Year award. As a pioneering Internet entrepreneur, Andrew founded Audiocafe.com in 1995 and built it into a popular first generation Internet music company. He was the executive producer of the new media show 'MB5 2000" and, between 2001 and 2007, worked as a senior sales and marketing executive at several Silicon Valley based technology start-ups including Pulse, Santa Cruz Networks and Pure Depth. He is currently the host of the popular "Keen On" show on Techcrunch.tv as well as the host of the video interview series "The Future of Creativity" on the Harvard Business Review website. Andrew was educated at London University where he was awarded a First Class Honors 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 Masters Degree in Political Science. He is currently writing a second book entitled "Digital Vertigo: Anxiety, Loneliness and Inequality in the Social Media Age" which will be published by St Martins Press.

Learn more about Andrew: http://andrewkeen.typepad.com/

Noah Lang

Director of Business Development, Reputation.com

Noah Lang is the Director of Business Development at Reputation.com where he manages acquisition of and implementation for strategic partnerships and channel distribution relationships. Lang is an advocate for consumer online privacy, with an expertise in online behavioral tracking, online & offline direct to consumer marketing, and online publication of private personal data.

Follow Noah on Twitter: @noahlang

Lana McGilvray

Vice President of Marketing, Datran Media

Lana McGilvray is responsible for the success of Datran Media's company-wide marketing communications, branding, positioning and lead generation programs. In addition to her day-to-day responsibilities, Ms. McGilvray also oversees Datran Media's relationships with the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA), Direct Marketing Association (DMA), Email Experience Council (EEC), Email Sender and Provider Coalition (ESPC), Forrester Research, Future of Privacy Forum (FOPF), Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) and Online Trust Alliance (OTA). Ms. McGilvray is currently the programming and training chair for the OTA. At the EEC, she serves as co-chair for the Speakers Bureau Committee, where she facilitates placement of experts across forums and industry-wide evangelism efforts. At the IAB, she serves as chair of the Email Committee. Ms. McGilvray has similarly engaged across these organizations at critical junctures, including her active support and participation in the hearings and forums that eventually led to the enactment of the CAN-SPAM law. Participation in both industry and regulatory rule making processes in support of Online Behavioral Advertising (OBA) best practices is now a primary focus. Ms. McGilvray has been the frequent recipient of both professional and community awards and regularly contributes to stories, publications and research. Prior to joining Datran Media in 2006, Ms. McGilvray spent five years as vice president of marketing for SKYLIST and UnsubCentral. From 1995 - 2001, she served in key roles at Concero, Inc., McCann-Erickson Worldwide Advertising, the City of White Plains and Columbia University's Graduate School of Business.

Follow Lana on Twitter: @lanamcgilvray

John Nicholson

Counsel, Pillsbury Law

Mr. Nicholson's practice includes negotiating and preparing software licensing, development, and implementation agreements; data center, information technology, and business process outsourcing relationships, including help desk and back office outsourcings; offshore outsourcing arrangements; IT consulting agreements; software, hardware, and outsourcing requests for proposals; hardware and software procurement transactions; enterprise resource planning implementation and licensing agreements (e.g., SAP and Oracle); and Internet technology matters, including web site hosting, content, and Terms of Use agreements. He also advises clients with regard to global data protection laws and information security-related laws, including as they relate to large sourcing transactions and handling data breaches. Mr. Nicholson assists companies in developing privacy policies and terms of service for websites, including compliance with the Childrenís Online Privacy Protection Act. Mr. Nicholson is a lead member of the firm's Privacy and Data Protection practice and an active member of the firmís multidisciplinary Virtual Worlds and Video Games team.

Jules Polonetsky

Director, Future of Privacy Forum

Jules Polonetsky has served since November 2008 as Co-chair and Director of the Future of Privacy Forum, a think tank seeking to improve the state of online privacy by advancing responsible data practices. His previous roles have included serving as Chief Privacy Officer at AOL and before that at DoubleClick, as Consumer Affairs Commissioner for New York City, as an elected New York State Legislator and as a congressional staffer, and as an attorney. He has served on the boards of groups such as TRUSTe, the IAPP, the Network Advertising Initiative, the Privacy Projects, and the Better Business Bureau (NY Region). His writing and research can be found at www.futureofprivacy.org.

Follow Jules on Twitter: @JulesPolonetsky

Andrew Rasiej

Founder and Publisher, Personal Democracy Forum

Andrew Rasiej is a futurist, social entrepreneur, and Founder of the Personal Democracy Forum, an annual conference and website about the intersection of politics and technology. He is also the co-Founder of techPresident.com, an award winning blog that covers how the Obama administration is using the web, and how technology is empowering new levels of citizen engagement throughout the United States. He has advised Senators, Congressmen and political leaders on the use of Internet since 1999 including Senate candidate Hillary Clinton, Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, and Senator Barack Obama. In 2004 he served as Chairman of the Howard Dean Technology Advisory Committee. He is also the Founder of a not for profit organization called MOUSE.org focused on 21st century public education, Co-Founder of Mideastwire.com, which translates Arabic and Farsi news and opinion pieces into English, and serves as Senior Technology Advisor to the Sunlight Foundation a Washington DC focused on using technology to help make government more transparent. He is also the Chairman of the NY Tech Meetup, a 15,000 member organization of technologists, venture funders, marketers, representing start up and more mature companies working in the technology industry in New York City. He has appeared or been quoted in major international news outlets such as CNN, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, BBC, SkyNews, Le Monde, Financial Times, Washington Post, among others. He also coined such terns as: We-Government, Voter-Generated Content, and Videracy, to help describe the expanding digitally connected world we all now live in.

Follow Andrew on Twitter: @rasiej

Marc Rotenberg

Executive Director, Electronic Privacy Information Center

Marc Rotenberg is Executive Director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) in Washington, DC. He teaches information privacy law at Georgetown University Law Center and has testified before Congress on many issues, including access to information, encryption policy, consumer protection, computer security, and communications privacy. He testified before the 9-11 Commission on "Security and Liberty: Protecting Privacy, Preventing Terrorism." He has served on several national and international advisory panels, including the expert panels on Cryptography Policy and Computer Security for the OECD, the Legal Experts on Cyberspace Law for UNESCO, and the Countering Spam program of the ITU. He currently chairs the ABA Committee on Privacy and Information Protection. He is the former Chair of the Public Interest Registry, which manages the .ORG domain. He is editor of "Privacy and Human Rights" and "The Privacy Law Sourcebook", and co-editor of "Information Privacy Law". He is a graduate of Harvard College and Stanford Law School. He served as Counsel to Senator Patrick J. Leahy on the Senate Judiciary Committee after graduation from law school. He is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and the recipient of several awards including the World Technology Award in Law. Marc is a frequent guest on CNN, C-SPAN, MSNBC, Fox News, and NPR. He contributes to The Economist, The New York Times, and USA Today.

Norman Sadeh

Co-founder and Chief Scientist, Zipano Technologies; Professor, Carnegie Mellon University

Dr. Norman Sadeh is a Professor in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. He is also co-Founder, Chairman and Chief Scientist of Zipano Technologies, a company commercializing technologies that empower users to more effectively control their privacy in emerging mobile and social networking scenarios. Locaccino, his privacy-sensitive location-sharing application has been downloaded in over 130 countries. Over the past two decades, Norman has held leadership positions in industry, government and academia. As Director of Carnegie Mellonís Mobile Commerce Lab, he is well known for his pioneering work on reconciling privacy and context awareness in mobile and social networking. His work in this area has been funded by the National Science Foundation as well as organizations such as Google, Microsoft, Nokia, HP, and IBM, to name just a few. Dr. Sadeh has authored or co-authored close to 200 scientific publications. Among other awards and honors, he was a co-recipient of IBMís 2004 Best Academic Privacy Faculty award for his work on location privacy. In the late nineties, he also served as Chief Scientist of the European Unionís $800 million e-Work and e-Commerce program, which at the time included all pan-European research in cyber security and privacy and played a key role in shaping European policies in these areas. Norman received his PhD in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University. Find out more about Norman at www.normsadeh.org. Other relevant links include: mcom.cs.cmu.edu, zipano.com and locaccino.org.

Aleksandr Yampolskiy

Director of Security and Compliance, Gilt Groupe

Aleksandr Yampolskiy is responsible for all aspects of security at the Gilt Groupe: application security, protecting the company through penetration testing and auditing of network infrastructure, establishing IT security controls, conducting security awareness training, fraud detection, and overseeing PCI compliance efforts. Prior to this position, Aleksandr Yampolskiy has worked at Goldman Sachs, Oracle, Microsoft in various capacities. He has been a lead technologist for SSO, entitlement, IDM, and identity federation solutions. Aleksandr Yampolskiy has advised various businesses on best practices for integrating security into their products, while complying with internal/external policies and regulations. Aleksandr has been cited in NY Times, Yale Scientific, and published half a dozen articles in top security conferences. In 2006, he was awarded the Best Paper Award in Public Key Cryptography conference for discovering the most efficient Verifiable Random Function to-date. He has a B.A. in Mathematics/Computer Science from New York University, and a Ph.D. in Cryptography from Yale University.

Follow Aleksandr on Twitter: @ayampolskiy


Manoush Zomorodi

Mediabistro instructor

Manoush Zomorodi is a reporter, host, and media coach. She freelances for Reuters Television, moderates corporate webcasts, and does private media training. Clients have included Estee Lauder, Hearst Publications, Glover Park Group, the American Museum of Natural History, MedPageToday, and BreakingViews.com. She also teaches a mediabistro workshop on incorporating video in media strategies and on-camera skills. From 1995-2006, Manoush was a reporter and producer for BBC News, with posts in Washington, New York, Berlin, and Brussels. Her husband Josh Robin reports on politics for NY1 . They live with their two children in Brooklyn.

Follow Manoush on Twitter: @manoushz