Bellevue Way
Bellevue, Washington 98004

MIT Enterprise Forum of the Northwest

The Business of Personal & Public Data:
Creating Value and Protecting Privacy

Our digital fingerprints are widespread and they are valuable. Creating and protecting personal information on the web is a growing new industry as our past, present and possibly future personal profiles are fair game for review, comment and syndication on the Internet.

The last decade saw the explosion of e-commerce. Sir Francis Bacon said that, “Knowledge is power” and this current age of information commerce is discovering how invasive, pervasive and persuasive it can be. At the same time, information transparency provides opportunities for new value chains to be created that can potentially benefit us as consumers, professionals and citizens.

Here is a chance for a unique look “behind the curtain” to explore the information commerce industry. Learn about the new business models built around value-enhanced personal and public data on the Internet, information ownership, management of privacy and remediation options. Hear directly from the providers of these services about what they are doing to create value, build business and sustain consumer confidence.

Join us for a spirited discussion that will explore:

The state of the digital information industry, its current position and future opportunities
Data ownership - who owns data about us, said about us or inferred about us?

Privacy - what is "data privacy"? What can we expect?
Accuracy, remediation, recourse and regulation around our data - issues and opportunities
Which business models, strategies and companies are likely to prosper inside this industry

Moderator: Janis Machala, CEO Paladin Partners, Co-Founder Seraph Capital Forum

Panelists: Shane Atchison, CEO, Zaaz
Mark Britton, CEO, Avvo
Joe Giordano, Founder, PayScale
Naveen Jain, CEO, Intelius

WHEN: Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Social hour and registration begin at 5:00 pm.
Dinner is served at 6:15 pm.
Program starts at 7:00 pm.

WHERE: Hyatt Regency Bellevue Hotel
900 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, WA 98004

HOW: The Early Bird ticket price is only $48 through May 22.
Starting May 23, 2008 regular price tickets will be $54.
At the door, the ticket price will be $60.
Reservations may be made as follows:
* Register online at until 5:00 p.m., June 3rd.
* Phone registrations at (425) 771-4790 accepted until June 3rd, noon.
* Onsite registrations beginning at 5:00 p.m. June 4, space permitting.
* VISA, MasterCard and American Express are welcome.
* Companies or individuals may reserve a table of 10.

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Added by Kelly Charlton on May 12, 2008