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Privacy-Enhancing Technology North America Summit 2024
7 May, 2024
New York

THIS YEAR'S SPEAKERS

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  • Author:

    Brandon Seltenrich

    Senior Vice President, Global Privacy
    Paramount

    Brandon Seltenrich

    Senior Vice President, Global Privacy
    Paramount
  • Author:

    Aayush Mudgal

    Senior Machine Learning Engineer
    Pinterest

    Aayush Mudgal is a Senior Machine Learning Engineer at Pinterest, currently leading the efforts around Privacy Aware Conversion Modeling. He has a successful track record of starting and executing 0 to 1 projects, including conversion optimization, video ads ranking, landing page optimization, and evolving the ads ranking from GBDT to DNN stack. His expertise is in large-scale recommendation systems, personalization, and ads marketplaces. Before entering the industry, Aayush conducted research on intelligent tutoring systems, developing data-driven feedback to aid students in learning computer programming. He holds a Master's in Computer Science from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. 

    Aayush Mudgal

    Senior Machine Learning Engineer
    Pinterest

    Aayush Mudgal is a Senior Machine Learning Engineer at Pinterest, currently leading the efforts around Privacy Aware Conversion Modeling. He has a successful track record of starting and executing 0 to 1 projects, including conversion optimization, video ads ranking, landing page optimization, and evolving the ads ranking from GBDT to DNN stack. His expertise is in large-scale recommendation systems, personalization, and ads marketplaces. Before entering the industry, Aayush conducted research on intelligent tutoring systems, developing data-driven feedback to aid students in learning computer programming. He holds a Master's in Computer Science from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. 

  • Author:

    Lambert Hogenhout

    Chief of Data, Analytics and Emerging Technologies
    United Nations

    Lambert Hogenhout

    Chief of Data, Analytics and Emerging Technologies
    United Nations
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    Miles Light

    Counsel, Privacy Technology
    BBB National Programs

    Miles Light is an attorney and technologist working across Privacy Initiatives at BBB National Programs. Before joining BBB National Programs, Miles worked at the Future of Privacy Forum on privacy and data protection issues related to Children, Education, and Smart Cities. Miles has a particular interest in children’s online safety, Privacy Enhancing Technologies, and copyright issues surrounding Generative AI. Miles is a 2023-2025 Internet Law & Policy Foundry Fellow. Before becoming an attorney, Miles was a librarian. He is still happiest when talking about books. 

    Miles Light

    Counsel, Privacy Technology
    BBB National Programs

    Miles Light is an attorney and technologist working across Privacy Initiatives at BBB National Programs. Before joining BBB National Programs, Miles worked at the Future of Privacy Forum on privacy and data protection issues related to Children, Education, and Smart Cities. Miles has a particular interest in children’s online safety, Privacy Enhancing Technologies, and copyright issues surrounding Generative AI. Miles is a 2023-2025 Internet Law & Policy Foundry Fellow. Before becoming an attorney, Miles was a librarian. He is still happiest when talking about books. 

  • Author:

    Ross Parker

    Head of Information Governance and Privacy
    S&P Global

    Ross Parker is the Head of Data Governance and Privacy Compliance for S&P Global Inc. In his current role, Ross leads the strategic planning, management, and direction of S&P Global's Privacy program. Ross has coordinated, or overseen, all stages of the implementation of compliance programs, policies and procedures for GDPR, CCPA, and emerging privacy regulations across the world.

    Ross works with his team to assess S&P Global’s existing data management and privacy practices, identifying risk areas and opportunities for improvement, and provide global-level guidance and oversight for privacy compliance operations across the enterprise.

    Ross currently resides in Charlottesville, Virginia and, when not working, enjoys skiing, playing music, and spending time with his two daughters

    Ross Parker

    Head of Information Governance and Privacy
    S&P Global

    Ross Parker is the Head of Data Governance and Privacy Compliance for S&P Global Inc. In his current role, Ross leads the strategic planning, management, and direction of S&P Global's Privacy program. Ross has coordinated, or overseen, all stages of the implementation of compliance programs, policies and procedures for GDPR, CCPA, and emerging privacy regulations across the world.

    Ross works with his team to assess S&P Global’s existing data management and privacy practices, identifying risk areas and opportunities for improvement, and provide global-level guidance and oversight for privacy compliance operations across the enterprise.

    Ross currently resides in Charlottesville, Virginia and, when not working, enjoys skiing, playing music, and spending time with his two daughters

  • Author:

    Amanda Wang

    Information Systems Officer
    United Nations

    Amanda Wang is an Information Systems Officer in the United Nations. She has over 20 years of experience in the areas of data management and information systems, and is actively involved in data privacy initiatives. She has passed the following certification exams: IAPP’s Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT), IAPP’s Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM), ISACA’s Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and DAMA’s Certified Data Management Professional (CDMP-data fundamentals).

    Amanda Wang

    Information Systems Officer
    United Nations

    Amanda Wang is an Information Systems Officer in the United Nations. She has over 20 years of experience in the areas of data management and information systems, and is actively involved in data privacy initiatives. She has passed the following certification exams: IAPP’s Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT), IAPP’s Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM), ISACA’s Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and DAMA’s Certified Data Management Professional (CDMP-data fundamentals).

  • Author:

    Orrie Dinstein

    Global Chief Privacy Officer
    Marsh McLennan

    Orrie Dinstein

    Global Chief Privacy Officer
    Marsh McLennan
  • Author:

    Grady Nye

    SVP, Assistant General Counsel
    Mastercard

    Grady is a Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel on the Privacy & Data Protection team at Mastercard. Grady is the global privacy lead for Data Analytics, Privacy Engineering, and Loyalty, managing a global team of experts that provide strategic data and privacy advice to Mastercard's fast-growing data analytics and loyalty business. He also leads Mastercard's Privacy Engineering Program, spearheading efforts to be on the cutting edge of product and technology design.

    Prior to Mastercard, Grady was an associate at Sidley Austin LLP and a member of the firm's Privacy & Cybersecurity group.

    Grady Nye

    SVP, Assistant General Counsel
    Mastercard

    Grady is a Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel on the Privacy & Data Protection team at Mastercard. Grady is the global privacy lead for Data Analytics, Privacy Engineering, and Loyalty, managing a global team of experts that provide strategic data and privacy advice to Mastercard's fast-growing data analytics and loyalty business. He also leads Mastercard's Privacy Engineering Program, spearheading efforts to be on the cutting edge of product and technology design.

    Prior to Mastercard, Grady was an associate at Sidley Austin LLP and a member of the firm's Privacy & Cybersecurity group.

  • Author:

    Joseph Gridley

    Chief Privacy Officer
    University of Maryland

    Joseph Gridley

    Chief Privacy Officer
    University of Maryland
  • Author:

    Ian Wardell

    Privacy Engineering Lead
    Gusto

    Ian Wardell, JD is a privacy and security professional with expertise grounded in a deep understanding of the legal and technical aspects of privacy. His work focuses on real-world technical solutions, ensuring compliance and safeguarding data privacy across highly regulated sectors.

    Before joining Gusto, Ian was involved in Artificial Intelligence Research at Intel, where he published conference papers, developed models, and contributed to industry ISO Standards for safer data utilization. Prior to this, Ian specialized in Intellectual Property and data protection at Mertzel Law PLLC, where he navigated complex legal landscapes to protect IP and data compliance. Ian has also worked as a manager, and high-performance compute systems administrator, at Rutgers University.

    Ian holds a JD from Seton Hall University School of Law as well as a Masters in Cybersecurity and Bachelor's degrees in Computer Science and Political Science from Rutgers University. His academic research includes publications on Product Liability Applied to Automated Decisions, Client-Side Malware Scanning In 802.1x Network Authentication, and AI & Machine Learning in Anomaly Detection.

    Ian Wardell

    Privacy Engineering Lead
    Gusto

    Ian Wardell, JD is a privacy and security professional with expertise grounded in a deep understanding of the legal and technical aspects of privacy. His work focuses on real-world technical solutions, ensuring compliance and safeguarding data privacy across highly regulated sectors.

    Before joining Gusto, Ian was involved in Artificial Intelligence Research at Intel, where he published conference papers, developed models, and contributed to industry ISO Standards for safer data utilization. Prior to this, Ian specialized in Intellectual Property and data protection at Mertzel Law PLLC, where he navigated complex legal landscapes to protect IP and data compliance. Ian has also worked as a manager, and high-performance compute systems administrator, at Rutgers University.

    Ian holds a JD from Seton Hall University School of Law as well as a Masters in Cybersecurity and Bachelor's degrees in Computer Science and Political Science from Rutgers University. His academic research includes publications on Product Liability Applied to Automated Decisions, Client-Side Malware Scanning In 802.1x Network Authentication, and AI & Machine Learning in Anomaly Detection.

  • Author:

    John (Hank) Roser

    Privacy Engineer
    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

    John (Hank) Roser

    Privacy Engineer
    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
  • Author:

    Connie Zhang

    CEO
    Rent|Vest

    Connie Zhang

    CEO
    Rent|Vest
  • Author:

    Jean Bozman

    President
    Cloud Architects Advisors, LLC

    Jean S. Bozman is an IT industry analyst focusing on cloud infrastructure and the proud founder of a new company, Cloud Architects Advisors LLC.

    She has had experience as an IDC Research VP for 10+ years and has covered the semiconductor industry as an analyst for over 20 years.

    Jean Bozman

    President
    Cloud Architects Advisors, LLC

    Jean S. Bozman is an IT industry analyst focusing on cloud infrastructure and the proud founder of a new company, Cloud Architects Advisors LLC.

    She has had experience as an IDC Research VP for 10+ years and has covered the semiconductor industry as an analyst for over 20 years.

  • Author:

    Adhiraj Saxena

    Senior manager, Development of Data-Driven Tech
    IMDA

    Adhiraj Saxena

    Senior manager, Development of Data-Driven Tech
    IMDA
  • Author:

    Joshua Rockoff

    Senior Strategic Advisor
    Red Krypton

    Josh excels in decision-making, strategic planning, and implementing Consumer & Retail Commerce strategies across the omnichannel spectrum including Digital, Wholesale, Marketplaces, and Brick & Mortar. Josh is a 3x entrepreneur with successful exits with a web development agency, database marketing, and loyalty. He boasts an extensive leadership history advising private equity, venture capital, strategics, and public companies in traditional and digital marketing, brand positioning, transformation, and merchandising. Josh's stops include brands and retailers such as Diane Von Furstenberg, Urban Decay Cosmetics, Kmart, and Destination Maternity. His experience includes executive roles spanning manufacturing, beauty, cosmetics, SaaS, apparel, and luxury. Recently he served as interim CDO/CIO at the non-alcoholic retailer Boisson, managing digital commerce, customer service, merchandising, technology, omnichannel growth, retention, and performance marketing. Josh currently serves as a Senior Strategic Advisor at Red Krypton. He is an Adjunct Graduate Professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology and NYU’s School of Professional Studies. He graduated with honors from the University of Pennsylvania with a focus on Hellenistic Egyptology.

    Joshua Rockoff

    Senior Strategic Advisor
    Red Krypton

    Josh excels in decision-making, strategic planning, and implementing Consumer & Retail Commerce strategies across the omnichannel spectrum including Digital, Wholesale, Marketplaces, and Brick & Mortar. Josh is a 3x entrepreneur with successful exits with a web development agency, database marketing, and loyalty. He boasts an extensive leadership history advising private equity, venture capital, strategics, and public companies in traditional and digital marketing, brand positioning, transformation, and merchandising. Josh's stops include brands and retailers such as Diane Von Furstenberg, Urban Decay Cosmetics, Kmart, and Destination Maternity. His experience includes executive roles spanning manufacturing, beauty, cosmetics, SaaS, apparel, and luxury. Recently he served as interim CDO/CIO at the non-alcoholic retailer Boisson, managing digital commerce, customer service, merchandising, technology, omnichannel growth, retention, and performance marketing. Josh currently serves as a Senior Strategic Advisor at Red Krypton. He is an Adjunct Graduate Professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology and NYU’s School of Professional Studies. He graduated with honors from the University of Pennsylvania with a focus on Hellenistic Egyptology.

  • Author:

    Myriah Jaworski

    Member - Cyber Security
    Clark Hill Law

    Myriah Jaworski is a Data Privacy partner at Clark Hill.  Focusing her practice on the intersection of law and technology, Myriah represents clients in defense of data breach class actions, privacy torts and statutory claims (IRPA/BIPA/VPPA/CIPA), pixel tacking and commercial surveillance matters, internet defamation, technology disputes, and media liability claims. Myriah defends clients in response to regulatory inquiries and investigations arising out of data incidents and privacy practices, including before state Attorney General offices, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Human and Health Services – Office of Civil Rights (HHS/OCR). Myriah litigates in many state and federal jurisdictions throughout the United States.  Myriah has defended clients in headline-making cyber bullying and data breach class actions, obtained a first-of-its-kind federal trial damages award in a misdirected wire transfer/business email compromise case, and represented the app developer at the center of the Cambridge Analytica matter in federal court proceedings.  She is a Certified Information Privacy Professional, United States (CIPP/US) and a Certified Information Privacy Professional, Europe (CIPP/E) as certified by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). Myriah began her career as a Trial Attorney with the United States Department of Justice (DOJ).

    Myriah Jaworski

    Member - Cyber Security
    Clark Hill Law

    Myriah Jaworski is a Data Privacy partner at Clark Hill.  Focusing her practice on the intersection of law and technology, Myriah represents clients in defense of data breach class actions, privacy torts and statutory claims (IRPA/BIPA/VPPA/CIPA), pixel tacking and commercial surveillance matters, internet defamation, technology disputes, and media liability claims. Myriah defends clients in response to regulatory inquiries and investigations arising out of data incidents and privacy practices, including before state Attorney General offices, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Human and Health Services – Office of Civil Rights (HHS/OCR). Myriah litigates in many state and federal jurisdictions throughout the United States.  Myriah has defended clients in headline-making cyber bullying and data breach class actions, obtained a first-of-its-kind federal trial damages award in a misdirected wire transfer/business email compromise case, and represented the app developer at the center of the Cambridge Analytica matter in federal court proceedings.  She is a Certified Information Privacy Professional, United States (CIPP/US) and a Certified Information Privacy Professional, Europe (CIPP/E) as certified by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). Myriah began her career as a Trial Attorney with the United States Department of Justice (DOJ).

  • Author:

    Rakhee Suchak

    Global Head of Compliance & Risk Transformation and Automation
    Citi

    Rakhee Suchak

    Global Head of Compliance & Risk Transformation and Automation
    Citi
  • Author:

    Stavros Zervoudakis

    Professor at NYU, and VP of AI
    Mutual of America

    With over two decades of experience, Stavros Zervoudakis has established himself as a forward-thinking AI leader, sculpting the future with innovative solutions. He boasts an impressive track record, having orchestrated the successful launch of 24 AI initiatives in just three years, including the implementation of a comprehensive Data Science, Analytics, and Machine Learning framework. His work has catalyzed monumental gains, with single projects injecting between $12M and $56M in value.   Recently, Stavros has architected and deployed a groundbreaking, modular Generative AI platform, enriching the digital ecosystem with four pioneering GenAI products seamlessly integrated across six input/output systems. At the helm of his company's AI voyage, he not only crafted the strategic blueprint but also executed the firm's inaugural AI/ML model in a mere three months, netting an impressive $450K in savings.   A natural leader, Stavros has guided teams towards the creation of business-transforming applications, leveraging the latest in technology through agile, SME-centric project methodologies. His tenure as an academic luminary at NYU and the University of Exeter has allowed him to disseminate his profound AI insights, nurturing the next wave of innovation.   His journey with agile startups and industry titans like Citigroup, led him to deep-rooted understanding of regulatory mandates and has empowered him to weave essential privacy and security measures into his strategic visions, product leadership, and advisory roles, benefiting startups and Fortune 500 firms.   Beyond the digital realm, Stavros is a connoisseur of photography, an avid reader, a globetrotter, and a passionate creator of a future Einstein. Connect with him on LinkedIn to explore common interests.

    Stavros Zervoudakis

    Professor at NYU, and VP of AI
    Mutual of America

    With over two decades of experience, Stavros Zervoudakis has established himself as a forward-thinking AI leader, sculpting the future with innovative solutions. He boasts an impressive track record, having orchestrated the successful launch of 24 AI initiatives in just three years, including the implementation of a comprehensive Data Science, Analytics, and Machine Learning framework. His work has catalyzed monumental gains, with single projects injecting between $12M and $56M in value.   Recently, Stavros has architected and deployed a groundbreaking, modular Generative AI platform, enriching the digital ecosystem with four pioneering GenAI products seamlessly integrated across six input/output systems. At the helm of his company's AI voyage, he not only crafted the strategic blueprint but also executed the firm's inaugural AI/ML model in a mere three months, netting an impressive $450K in savings.   A natural leader, Stavros has guided teams towards the creation of business-transforming applications, leveraging the latest in technology through agile, SME-centric project methodologies. His tenure as an academic luminary at NYU and the University of Exeter has allowed him to disseminate his profound AI insights, nurturing the next wave of innovation.   His journey with agile startups and industry titans like Citigroup, led him to deep-rooted understanding of regulatory mandates and has empowered him to weave essential privacy and security measures into his strategic visions, product leadership, and advisory roles, benefiting startups and Fortune 500 firms.   Beyond the digital realm, Stavros is a connoisseur of photography, an avid reader, a globetrotter, and a passionate creator of a future Einstein. Connect with him on LinkedIn to explore common interests.

  • Author:

    Gary Howarth

    Physical Scientist
    NIST

    Gary Howarth is a Physical Scientist for the Privacy Engineering Program and the Public Safety Communications Research Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. In that role, he develops and implements programs designed to inform practical implementations of technology. He has a particular interest in the adoption of privacy-enhancing technologies. He earned his PhD in the Chemistry Department at Columbia University. He has previously taught high school science and co-founded the NET Charter High School in New Orleans. Gary lives with his wife and daughter in Rhode Island.

    Gary Howarth

    Physical Scientist
    NIST

    Gary Howarth is a Physical Scientist for the Privacy Engineering Program and the Public Safety Communications Research Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. In that role, he develops and implements programs designed to inform practical implementations of technology. He has a particular interest in the adoption of privacy-enhancing technologies. He earned his PhD in the Chemistry Department at Columbia University. He has previously taught high school science and co-founded the NET Charter High School in New Orleans. Gary lives with his wife and daughter in Rhode Island.

  • Author:

    Saraswathy RV

    PET Engineer
    HP Inc.

    Saraswathy is a PET (Privacy Enhancing Technologies) Engineer in HP’s Global Privacy Engineering Center of Excellence (CoE).

    In her role within the CoE, Sara works to apply a variety of PETs to enterprise scale use cases across the company. In her role she blends the theoretical underpinnings of PETs with a practical focus on business value and risk.

    She earned her PhD in Mathematics from University of Cincinnati where her research focused on post quantum cryptography.

    She has since worked on researching and developing solutions in privacy using multiple technologies including MultiParty Computation (MPC), Fully Homomorphic Encryption (FHE) and Differential Privacy (DP).

    Saraswathy RV

    PET Engineer
    HP Inc.

    Saraswathy is a PET (Privacy Enhancing Technologies) Engineer in HP’s Global Privacy Engineering Center of Excellence (CoE).

    In her role within the CoE, Sara works to apply a variety of PETs to enterprise scale use cases across the company. In her role she blends the theoretical underpinnings of PETs with a practical focus on business value and risk.

    She earned her PhD in Mathematics from University of Cincinnati where her research focused on post quantum cryptography.

    She has since worked on researching and developing solutions in privacy using multiple technologies including MultiParty Computation (MPC), Fully Homomorphic Encryption (FHE) and Differential Privacy (DP).

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