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PDNYC (Personal Data NYC) Inaugural meetup

We have a great lineup of speakers, including Heather Zachary, Personal data and data privacy specialist from Wilmer Hale, Marc Rossen, Senior Director, data analytics at Media Math, and Carl Kalapesi, Manager at World Economic Forum; Rethinking personal data.


5:45pm - Arrival

6:00pm - Speaker presentations

6:25pm - Panel, moderated and Q&A

6:50pm - Beers and Pizza


Heather Zachary- Heather Zachary is a partner in WilmerHale’s Regulatory and Government Affairs Department,and a member of the Communications, Privacy, and Internet Law Practice Group. She counselsand advocates for clients on a wide range of privacy and information-security issues, includingcompliance with federal and state laws, such as the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, the Fair CreditReporting Act, the Federal Trade Commission Act, and the Children’s Online Privacy ProtectionAct. Ms. Zachary also helps clients navigate complicated international privacy issues, includingEU data-protection law and the divergent laws of individual countries both within and outsidethe EU. In recent matters, she has provided guidance on data-breach issues, advised clientson the requisite privacy and security protections for different types of sensitive data, helpedcompanies leverage “big data,” and counseled clients on deployment of new online services.Ms. Zachary also represents clients in litigation concerning a broad range of legal issues, and sheprovides regulatory advocacy and counseling for a variety of communications clients.

Marc Rossen- Marc is a marketing and business strategy expert driving innovation for clients focused on analytics and big data execution strategies that align to real world business needs. Currently at MediaMath, Marc is focused on leveraging big data systems to produce automated reporting based on enterprise marketing data to drive actionable insights for marketing optimization. Prior experience includes leveraging global enterprise digital assets for consumer insights at Estee Lauder, designing product innovation for agency clients at [X+1], and leading analytics relationships for P&G across North America at Publicis groupe agency MediaVest.

Carl Kalapesi- Carl is A consultant at BCG (boston consulting group) and for the last year has been outsourced to manage the efforts of the Rethinking personal data initiative at the World Economic Forum. Carl is a thought leader in the space of personal data and data privacy and is working on a new publication which should be out thursday, Feb 28. The publication will take a deeper dive into the tools necessary to rebuild trust in the digital world between service providers, merchants and consumers.


Colin O'Malley- Colin is Evidon's Co-Founder and Privacy Advisor. He co-founded the company and led its initial Design Program, a collaboration with the top seven agency holding companies, leading brands and networks. An expert in privacy matters with deep connections in the policy world, he was the Vice President of Strategic Partnerships & Programs at TRUSTe from 2003 to 2009, where he developed and launched self-regulatory programs for email (including the Bonded Sender Program, sold to Return Path) and Software (Trusted Download Program). Execution across these programs drove the transition of TRUSTe to for-profit status and an A-Round from Accel Partners. Earlier he was the Manager of Product Development at NetCreations, a double opt-in email marketing firm that went public in 1999. Colin is a published author and has a BS in Economics and Human and Organizational Development from Vanderbilt University.

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  • Matt H.

    excellent. far exceeded expectations

    2 · February 27, 2013

  • Dean L.

    Outshone expectation, which was already pretty high!

    1 · February 27, 2013

  • Bill W.

    Worth roundtrip from Boston, already on bus but posted wiki notes for others to view, edit, share: Appreciate audience questions particularly re educating consumers and value of data. The value of one's real estate persona over a lifetime could be significant. Invite anyone interested to follow or join new Google+ Community, Real Estate Consumer Alliance. See links and conversation starter on my #PDNYC profile.

    1 · February 26, 2013

  • Teddy A.

    Stuck in the office... Will catch next one!

    February 26, 2013

  • Viraj P.

    Need to attend to a personal situation.

    February 26, 2013

  • Whittle

    Didn’t realize this event was so early.

    February 26, 2013

  • Geert D.

    Meet, socialize and network tonight with Matt and many others at the meetup. It is one of the most popular events in NYC today!

    We built an easy-to browse/search page for/with all attendees:

    Happy networking!
    (feedback appreciated!;)

    2 · February 26, 2013

  • Rudd T.

    Ack, have a last-minute conflict today and can't make it, next time!

    February 26, 2013

  • Matt P.

    Have another event to attend now with a client - was looking fwd to seeing x-colleague Marc Rossen

    February 26, 2013

  • Joshua S.

    Here's something of interest for the group - another government-driven, incentive proposal (from France this time) that attempts to steer data miners toward the light of goodness:
    Good luck. It is the power of the consumer that will ultimately influence on data collection practices. Government initiatives, as well meaning (and potentially revenue generating) as this will ultimately be worked around and ignored by the bad actors.

    3 · February 25, 2013

  • Phil Wolff 

    When is the March meetup?

    February 22, 2013

    • Jim P.

      I thinking sometime in March Phil LOL, Dean and I are attending and look forward to seeing this meetup gain real traction in Silicon City.

      February 23, 2013

  • Phil Wolff 

    Out of town at the San Francisco Personal Cloud meetup that night. Have a good meetup!

    February 22, 2013

  • Mike C.

    Looking forward to attending

    February 21, 2013

  • Viraj P.

    Viraj Purang

    February 13, 2013

  • Viraj P.

    Viraj Purang

    February 13, 2013

  • Jim P.

    I look forward to introducing myself!

    February 5, 2013

  • Jim P.

    Come join my Personal Cloud Services meetup group and LinkedIn group. It's going to be a one of the most interesting journeys the internet has see since Al Gore invented it. Building the LiveWeb Where everything simply is connected.

    February 5, 2013

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    CDAS offers PDNYC legal expertise in the personal data space.

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