Some of our
Distinguished
2019 Speakers

Roger Dingledine

President and Co-Founder at Tor Project

Roger Dingledine is president and co-founder of the Tor Project, a nonprofit that develops free and open source software to protect people from tracking, censorship, and surveillance online.

Sheila Colclasure

Global Chief Data Ethics Officer & Public Policy Executive at LiveRamp

Sheila Colclasure spearheads LiveRamp’s comprehensive, industry-leading Global Data Ethics Program, which includes: providing consumers with transparency, notice, and control; designing ethical practices into LiveRamp products and services; conducting hundreds of Data Protection Impact Assessments each year; performing regular privacy, security, and risk assessments; and working closely with organizations around the world focused on policy, law and enforcement.

Steve Wilson

Principal Analyst Constellation Research

Steve Wilson is VP and Principal Analyst at Constellation Research, focusing on digital identity and privacy. His coverage areas span the business research themes of Digital Safety and Privacy, Data to Decisions, and Consumerization of IT. His advisory services to CIOs, CISOs, CPOs and IT architects include Security Practice Benchmarking, Privacy Engineering and Privacy Impact Assessment.

Phil Windley

Chair at Sovrin Foundation

Phil Windley is an Enterprise Architect in the Office of the CIO at Brigham Young University. A passionate tech educator, he is chair of the Sovrin Foundation, the co-founder and organizer of the Internet Identity Workshop, serves as an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at BYU, writes the popular Technometria blog, and is the author of the books The Live Web published by Course Technology in 2011 and Digital Identity published by O’Reilly Media in 2005. Phil serves on the Boards of Directors and Advisory Boards for several high-tech companies.

Charles Walton

Mastercard / SVP, Digital Identity, C&I, Cyber and Intelligence

Charlie is responsible for a major new business within Mastercard focused upon digital identity services. This involves platform & service definition, go-to-market strategy, and associated partnership strategies within our target markets.

Prior to joining Mastercard, he was responsible for government related digital identity services within Idemia which included development of a company strategy along with initial country digital identity ecosystem establishment in bringing the UK Verify standard into the private sector. Prior, he was CEO of Toronto-based SecureKey and responsible for the launch and growth of the SecureKey Concierge Network, a federated authentication system based upon bank, mobile network operator, and government collaboration in the Canadian market.

David Kwong

Magician, Puzzler, Producer

With his expertise in enigmas and magic, David Kwong delights and challenges audiences around the world with his intellectual brand of “puzzles and prestidigitation.”

A veteran “cruciverbalist” (crossword puzzle constructor), Kwong routinely creates puzzles for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal and other national publications.

Kwong is the puzzle and secret code consultant for the hit NBC show “Blindspot.” He was the head magic consultant on the 2013 worldwide hit film Now You See Me and recently co-created Deception, a show for ABC about a magician who joins the FBI. Other films Kwong and his Misdirectors Guild have worked on include The Imitation Game, Ant-Man, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, and The Magnificent 7.

Ashkan Soltani

Former Chief Technologist for the Federal Trade Commission

Ashkan Soltani is an independent researcher and technologist specializing in privacy, security, and behavioral economics. His work draws attention to privacy problems online, demystifies technology for the non-technically inclined, and provides data-driven insights to help inform policy.

He’s previously served a brief stint as a Senior Advisor to the U.S. Chief Technology Officer in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and as the Chief Technologist for the Federal Trade Commission, advising the commission on its technology-related policy as well as helping to create its new Office of Technology Research and Investigation. He also served at the FTC in 2010 as one of the first staff technologists in the Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, helping to lead investigations into major technology companies such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, HTC, and PulsePoint.

Ashkan was also recognized as part of the 2014 Pulitzer winning team for his contributions to the Washington Post’s coverage of National Security issues. He was also the primary technical consultant on the Wall Street Journal’s investigative series: “What They Know”, which was a finalist for 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting.
You can find him on Twitter: @ashk4n

David Birch

Director of Innovation at Consult Hyperion

David G.W Birch is an author, advisor and commentator on digital financial services. He is Global Ambassador for Consult Hyperion (the secure electronic transactions consultancy that he helped to found), Technology Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation (the London-based think tank) and a Visiting Professor at the University of Surrey Business School. He is an internationally-recognised thought leader in digital identity and digital money; was named one of the global top 15 favourite sources of business information by Wired magazine and one of the top ten most influential voices in banking by Financial Brand; created one of the top 25 “must read” financial IT blogs; was found by PR Daily to be one of the top ten Twitter accounts followed by innovators, along with Bill Gates and Richard Branson and was rated Europe’s most influential commentator on emerging payments by Total Payments.

His latest book “Before Babylon, Beyond Bitcoin: From money we understand to money that understands us” was published in June 2017 with a foreword from Andrew Haldane, Chief Economist at the Bank of England. The LSE Review of Books said the book should be “widely read by graduate students of finance, financial law and related topics as well as policymakers involved in financial regulation”.

Dave graduated from the University of Southampton with a B.Sc (Hons) in Physics.

Fatemeh Khatibloo

VP, Principal Analyst Serving B2C Marketing Professionals

Fatemeh serves B2C marketing professionals, with a focus on the shifting global consumer data ecosystem. She helps marketers navigate the complex connections between privacy, trust, and ethical data use, including the practices and vendors that can help them bridge the privacy/personalization paradox. Fatemeh also advises clients on strategies to comply with global privacy regulations like GDPR, HIPAA, and CCPA. Her seminal research on personal identity management (PIDM) and personal digital twins describes how consumers will soon control the sharing of their personal data with each other and with businesses.

In 2018, Fatemeh was recognized with Forrester's prestigious Bill Bluestein research excellence award. Her research has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, and AdAge. She has provided commentary on NPR and the BBC; testified before the US Department of Health & Human Services; and been credited in the World Economic Forum's "Rethinking Personal Data" report. She frequently speaks at global events, including Mobile World Congress, CES, and SxSW.

Colleen M. Manaher

Executive Director – Planning, Program Analysis and Evaluation U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Colleen M. Manaher is currently the Executive Director of Planning, Program Analysis, and Evaluation in the Office of Field Operations at U.S. Customs and Border Protection. One of Ms. Manaher’s main priorities is to advance a biometric exit and entry system across the Nation. Under Ms. Manaher’s forward-thinking vision and exemplary leadership, CBP is developing public-private partnerships with the air travel industry and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to incorporate facial biometrics into the air travel continuum to secure and enhance the passenger experience.

Before assuming her position as Executive Director, Ms. Manaher served as the Director of the Land Border Integration Program Management Office. Building on the successful implementation of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) in 2009, the Land Border Integration Team was responsible for optimizing inbound passenger operations and leveraging technologies such as License Plate Readers, Radio Frequency Identification Technology, and Mobile Device platforms for process improvements in outbound, checkpoint, and pedestrian environments.

Ms. Manaher has served the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Department of Justice (DOJ), and CBP with distinction, and has held a number of key positions since beginning her career with the former Immigration & Naturalization Service (INS) over 27 years ago. Ms. Manaher was born in Buffalo, N.Y., holds a master’s degree, and is a Level 3 Certified Program Manager.

Frank Lawrence

Head of Global Operations & CCO of Facebook Payments

Frank Lawrence, Chief Compliance Officer/AML Officer Facebook Payments, was previously Chief Compliance Officer Google and Head of Global Compliance Operations for Google. Before Google, Frank was Global Head of Legal, Compliance, & Operations for Coinstar Money Transfer; Vice President; Officer; Treasurer; Board Member.
Frank is responsible for interacting with Federal and State Regulators as well as law enforcement agencies to prevent money laundering or terrorist activities. For Facebook, he works on a wide cross-functional team that develops, designs, negotiates contracts and implements critical operational procedures for new product introductions.

Prior to Facebook and Google he launched international wire transfers and international money orders, which accounted for more than 90% of the total GroupEx Financial transaction volume. He was also responsible for Credit and Collections Department, Call Center operations, Customer Service, and FX trading and settlement operations.
His greatest successes have come in creating new growth enterprises or new products such as electronic funds transfers and money order plus and later integrating them into a larger corporate structure. In addition, Frank was the one of the primary negotiators for culminating the sale of the previously privately owned GroupEx to Coinstar in 2008, during which he managed the due diligence team.