A few weeks back, we announced
that we're hosting an Insight Dinner salon
in Santa Clara, in partnership with the Privacy Identity Innovation 2011 conference (pii2011). The idea behind the dinner is to get a lot of smart people in the room and discuss some important topics in a manner that everyone can learn from each other. The specific topic for this dinner will be about how companies need to deal with privacy issues when their "customers" are also their "product." As we've seen that creates some very different and unique challenges.
We're thrilled to announce the first group of facilitators who will be part of the discussion. First up is Esther Dyson
-- who you hopefully already know about. If not, she's one of the most perceptive and insightful observers, commentators and investors in modern technology. Then we have Tara Hunt
, the author of The Whuffie Factor
and CEO of Buyosphere, and someone well known in the internet world for her contributions to understanding marketing, social capital and business in the digital age. Next up, we've got Berin Szoka
, the founder and President of TechFreedom, a recently launched tech policy think tank that is doing some really excellent work on the intersection of technology and freedom. Szoka recently put out the book the Next Digital Decade
, with insightful essays on where the tech world is heading.
That's only the first batch of facilitators. We'll name the second batch as we get a little closer to the event. However, it really is going to be a great evening with tons of insightful and knowledgeable attendees. The event is doubling as the speakers dinner for pii2011, so we'll have a bunch of the speakers from that event
attending and participating in the discussions as well. If privacy issues are important to you, it's an event not to be missed. While we'll certainly provide some sort of writeup/coverage of the event, the point of this is the participation and the discussion. We hope you can join us. We do have limited spaces left at this point, so don't wait too long in booking a ticket