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2024 Agenda

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

PETS 2024 AGENDA

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Tuesday, 7 May, 2024
REGISTRATION & NETWORKING
SESSION 1: THE VALUE OF DATA PARTNERSHIPS & COLLABORATION

Author:

Lambert Hogenhout

Chief of Data, Analytics and Emerging Technologies
United Nations

Lambert Hogenhout

Chief of Data, Analytics and Emerging Technologies
United Nations

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).

NETWORKING BREAK

This session will detail best practices and considerations when developing, procuring, and deploying Privacy-Enhancing Technologies (PETs). Proper governance, accountability mechanisms, and vendor management are all key to the responsible adoption of PETs, yet few companies have experience developing robust procedures for managing an inventory of PETs. The FTC has already opined in a blog about potential future enforcement actions where companies could mismanage PETs, particularly concerning multi-party computations. We hope to provide an in-depth discussion of PETs governance to spur the thoughtful adoption of in-house and third-party accountability procedures so that companies understand how to leverage these nascent technologies without risking further regulatory scrutiny.

Author:

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:

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:

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).

LUNCH & NETWORKING
SESSION 2: BUSINESS SUCCESS THROUGH PET IMPLEMENTATION

This roundtable session comprises government officials, privacy organizations and vendors talking over how PETs is transforming data strategy, unlocking data collaboration opportunities and enabling a regulatory shift in the way data is viewed and used.

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.

REFRESHMENT BREAK

In the rapidly evolving landscape of Generative AI (GenAI), third-party vendor risk and sensitive data leakage pose significant challenges for enterprises, some of which may result in significant fines. Similar to other third-party products, nearly all GenAI tools are susceptible to these risks, complicating the development process and necessitating robust privacy-enhancing technologies (PETs).

This session will explore innovative real-world implemented technical solutions to these challenges, focusing on real-time data masking and role-based permissions as effective strategies to safeguard sensitive information. We will highlight how pioneering companies, such as the startup Formal, are leading the way in implementing these technologies, and offer insights into their practical application and how auditing processes can detect data sharing.

For privacy professionals, the imperative to practice data minimization and safeguard sensitive information — whether for privacy, contractual, or regulatory reasons — is paramount. This talk will address practical guardrails for enabling GenAI development without compromising on privacy and provide a roadmap for navigating the complexities of data sharing in today's GenAI environment.

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.

The role of the Data Privacy leader is growing. With more jurisdictions putting regulations in place and regulators turning their focus to companies abroad, it’s imperative that Data Privacy leaders navigate their companies through the storm. Join Ross Parker, Head of Data Governance and Privacy Compliance for S&P Global, Inc. as he discusses the challenges facing many multinational organizations and how he and his team are using privacy enhancing technologies to strengthen compliance and expand the maturity of his Privacy program.

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

NETWORKING BREAK
SESSION 3: ADVANCED ANALYTICS, DATA PARTNERSHIPS AND COLLABORATION USE CASES

This panel delves into the changing nature of data in the prism of new Generative AI capabilities and the impact of these technologies and investments on the PETs landscape - helping organizations understand the interaction between Generative AI and PETs.

Author:

Orrie Dinstein

Global Chief Privacy Officer
Marsh McLennan

Orrie Dinstein

Global Chief Privacy Officer
Marsh McLennan

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:

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.

 This session will explore the complex landscape of privacy within higher education, emphasizing universal lessons learned about PETs and privacy programs through the lens of universities with operations and infrastructure the size and complexity of a small city - including healthcare, finance, and defense contracting. 

Author:

Joseph Gridley

Chief Privacy Officer
University of Maryland

Joseph Gridley

Chief Privacy Officer
University of Maryland

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