Privacy-Enhancing Tech Summit USA 2022

DEMYSTIFYING THE COMMERCIAL POTENTIAL OF PRIVACY-ENHANCING TECHNOLOGIES

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“Packed with many interesting talks and the list of speakers has just been excellent. It’s been a great pleasure!”

Axel Schröper

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We are still working on Privacy-Enhancing Technology Summit North America… in the meantime check out our European event happening in Zurich between the 4th and 6th of April.

Who Attended in 2021

Speakers at PETs Europe

 

Alberto Cresto

Principal
Lunar Ventures

Alberto is a Principal with Lunar Ventures, a European deep-tech early stage VC investing in PET. In 2021 Alberto published "The privacy infrastructure of tomorrow is being built today" one of the first white papers on the PET space, featuring a detailed market landscape and guidelines for investors approaching this space. Before joining Lunar Alberto was an Associate Partner with Momenta Partners, an Advisory firm specialized in industrial technologies.

Alberto Cresto

Principal
Lunar Ventures

Alberto Cresto

Principal
Lunar Ventures

Alberto is a Principal with Lunar Ventures, a European deep-tech early stage VC investing in PET. In 2021 Alberto published "The privacy infrastructure of tomorrow is being built today" one of the first white papers on the PET space, featuring a detailed market landscape and guidelines for investors approaching this space. Before joining Lunar Alberto was an Associate Partner with Momenta Partners, an Advisory firm specialized in industrial technologies. Alberto advised startups and public companies on deep-tech M&A initiatives and was instrumental in setting up Momenta Ventures, where he executed 15 investments in European and North-American early stage startups.

 

Aleksandra Kovacevic

Senior Privacy Manager
HERE Technologies

Aleksandra is leading privacy-by-design efforts at HERE Technologies. After a decade R&D and product management in the area of Big Data analytics, fascinated by the conflicting needs to preserve the data value while protecting privacy, she started working on anonymization technologies for location data and expanded to privacy- and ethics-by-design enabling product differentiating capabilities.

Aleksandra Kovacevic

Senior Privacy Manager
HERE Technologies

Aleksandra Kovacevic

Senior Privacy Manager
HERE Technologies

Aleksandra is leading privacy-by-design efforts at HERE Technologies. After a decade R&D and product management in the area of Big Data analytics, fascinated by the conflicting needs to preserve the data value while protecting privacy, she started working on anonymization technologies for location data and expanded to privacy- and ethics-by-design enabling product differentiating capabilities.

 

Anthony TA

Project Director & Innovation Watch Leader
Société Générale CIB

Anthony is leading the Blockchain, DLT and Privacy Enhancing Technologies innovation at SG.

He started as Pan European Equity Sales Trader in 2001 at SG Singapore and pursued his career with SG in the UK, Hong Kong, and France.

Since 2018, he joined the innovation department of SGCIB as a Project Director/Innovation & Watch Leader and is focusing on all technologies that enable, enhance and preserve data privacy throughout its lifecycle.

Anthony TA

Project Director & Innovation Watch Leader
Société Générale CIB

Anthony TA

Project Director & Innovation Watch Leader
Société Générale CIB

Anthony is leading the Blockchain, DLT and Privacy Enhancing Technologies innovation at SG.

He started as Pan European Equity Sales Trader in 2001 at SG Singapore and pursued his career with SG in the UK, Hong Kong, and France.

Since 2018, he joined the innovation department of SGCIB as a Project Director/Innovation & Watch Leader and is focusing on all technologies that enable, enhance and preserve data privacy throughout its lifecycle.

 

Dr. Axel Schröpfer

Security Researcher
SAP

Axel Schroepfer is a principal researcher in the security research team of SAP. He holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg. He is interested in security and privacy enhancing technologies and their application to business software, aiming to solve customers' privacy problems and to enable novel ways of privacy-preserving business collaborations.

Dr. Axel Schröpfer

Security Researcher
SAP

Dr. Axel Schröpfer

Security Researcher
SAP

Axel Schroepfer is a principal researcher in the security research team of SAP. He holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg. He is interested in security and privacy enhancing technologies and their application to business software, aiming to solve customers' privacy problems and to enable novel ways of privacy-preserving business collaborations.

 

Dr. Dalia Khader

Divisional CISO
Swiss Life Global Solutions

Dr. Dalia Khader, a CISSP, GSEC,GCCC is currently the divisional CISO in Swiss Life Global Solution, based in Luxembourg. She has over 15 years of experience in the field of Cybersecurity. Dalia started her career in academia where she did extensive research in Modern Cryptography. After finishing her doctorate degree in University of Bath, Dalia worked as a research associate in University of Luxembourg and as a Security Architect in a telecom service provider. Throughout those years she has continuously volunteered to teach university level courses and have given specialized trainings.

Dr. Dalia Khader

Divisional CISO
Swiss Life Global Solutions

Dr. Dalia Khader

Divisional CISO
Swiss Life Global Solutions

Dr. Dalia Khader, a CISSP, GSEC,GCCC is currently the divisional CISO in Swiss Life Global Solution, based in Luxembourg. She has over 15 years of experience in the field of Cybersecurity. Dalia started her career in academia where she did extensive research in Modern Cryptography. After finishing her doctorate degree in University of Bath, Dalia worked as a research associate in University of Luxembourg and as a Security Architect in a telecom service provider. Throughout those years she has continuously volunteered to teach university level courses and have given specialized trainings. Her background in academia and industry helped her obtain strong theoretical and practical background in the field of cyber security. Her goal is to make complex cyber security concepts in the reach of everyone.

 

Dave Buckley

Policy Advisor
Centre for Data Ethics & Innovation

Dave is a former software engineer, now working as a technology policy advisor at the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation (CDEI) in the UK. He leads the CDEI's work on privacy enhancing technologies, and is interested in how novel technologies and data governance models can drive trustworthy use of data.

Dave Buckley

Policy Advisor
Centre for Data Ethics & Innovation

Dave Buckley

Policy Advisor
Centre for Data Ethics & Innovation

Dave is a former software engineer, now working as a technology policy advisor at the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation (CDEI) in the UK. He leads the CDEI's work on privacy enhancing technologies, and is interested in how novel technologies and data governance models can drive trustworthy use of data.

 

Jags Rao

Group Head Supply Chain Innovation & DLT
Swiss Re

Jags Rao

Group Head Supply Chain Innovation & DLT
Swiss Re

Jags Rao

Group Head Supply Chain Innovation & DLT
Swiss Re
 

Martin Fontanet

Privacy & Security Expert
Swiss Data Science Center

Martin Fontanet

Privacy & Security Expert
Swiss Data Science Center

Martin Fontanet

Privacy & Security Expert
Swiss Data Science Center
 

Nick J Maxwell

Head
Future of Financial Intelligence Sharing (FFIS) Research Programme

Nick Maxwell leads the Future of Financial Intelligence Sharing (FFIS) research programme, hosted within the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies. The mission of the FFIS programme is to examine evidence related to the effectiveness, proportionality and efficiency of public/private and private/private information-sharing partnerships and processes, and to share good practice between existing partnership models around the world.

Nick J Maxwell

Head
Future of Financial Intelligence Sharing (FFIS) Research Programme

Nick J Maxwell

Head
Future of Financial Intelligence Sharing (FFIS) Research Programme

Nick Maxwell leads the Future of Financial Intelligence Sharing (FFIS) research programme, hosted within the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies. The mission of the FFIS programme is to examine evidence related to the effectiveness, proportionality and efficiency of public/private and private/private information-sharing partnerships and processes, and to share good practice between existing partnership models around the world. Prior to this role, Nick’s professional career has included head of Research and Advocacy for Transparency International UK; providing anti-money laundering specialist advice to NATO; managing the International Economics Programme at Chatham House (the Royal Institute of International Affairs); and leading the public policy function at the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

 

Nigel Smart

Professor
KU Leuvan

Smart received a BSc degree in mathematics from the University of Reading in 1989 and his PhD degree from the University of Kent at Canterbury in 1992. Smart proceeded to work as a research fellow at the University of Kent, the Erasmus University Rotterdam, and Cardiff University until 1995. From 1995 to 1997, he was a lecturer at the University of Kent, and then spent three years at Hewlett-Packard from 1997 to 2000. From 2000 to 2017 he was at the University of Bristol, where he founded the cryptology research group.

Nigel Smart

Professor
KU Leuvan

Nigel Smart

Professor
KU Leuvan

Smart received a BSc degree in mathematics from the University of Reading in 1989 and his PhD degree from the University of Kent at Canterbury in 1992. Smart proceeded to work as a research fellow at the University of Kent, the Erasmus University Rotterdam, and Cardiff University until 1995. From 1995 to 1997, he was a lecturer at the University of Kent, and then spent three years at Hewlett-Packard from 1997 to 2000. From 2000 to 2017 he was at the University of Bristol, where he founded the cryptology research group. From 2018 he has been based in the COSIC group at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.

Smart held a Royal Society Wolfson Merit Award (2008-2013), and two ERC Advanced Grant (2011-2016 and 2016-2021). He was a director of the International Association for Cryptologic Research (2012-2014), and was elected Vice President for the period 2014-2016. In 2016 he was named as a Fellow of the IACR.

Smart carries out research on a wide variety of topics in cryptography. Smart is known for his work in elliptic curve cryptography. He has also worked on pairing-based cryptography contributing a number of algorithms such as the SK-KEM and the Ate-pairing. His work with Gentry and Halevi on performing the first large calculation using Fully Homomorphic Encryption won the IBM Pat Goldberg Best Paper Award for 2012. In the last decade he has worked on making secure multiparty computation practical.

In addition to his three years at HP Laboratories, Smart was a founder of the startup Identum, which was bought by Trend Micro in 2008. In 2013 he formed, with Yehuda Lindell, Unbound Security, a company deploying products based on multi-party computations. He is also the co-founder, along with Kenny Paterson, of the Real World Cryptography conference series.

 

Scott King

Blockchain Initiative Lead & Product Manager
ING Group

Initiative Lead for ZKFlow, part of ING Neo’s Innovation Labs, focussed on achieving DLT transaction privacy through the use of Zero Knowledge Proofs. Previously headed up the research squad within ING’s Blockchain team, targeting key challenges to DLT adoption.

Scott King

Blockchain Initiative Lead & Product Manager
ING Group

Scott King

Blockchain Initiative Lead & Product Manager
ING Group

Initiative Lead for ZKFlow, part of ING Neo’s Innovation Labs, focussed on achieving DLT transaction privacy through the use of Zero Knowledge Proofs. Previously headed up the research squad within ING’s Blockchain team, targeting key challenges to DLT adoption.

 

Taejoon Park

Managing Director
LG Technology Ventures

Taejoon is Managing Director at LG Technology Ventures, the corporate VC arm of LG Group. Taejoon’s investment interest includes AI, privacy enhancing technologies, data, and deep tech. Prior to joining LG Technology Ventures, Taejoon spent the previous seven years at Applied Ventures, the venture capital arm of Applied Materials, a leading semiconductor equipment company. Taejoon’s investments include Duality Technologies, DataFleets (acquired by LiveRamp), Moloco, DMO Systems (acquired by Applied Materials), and Digital Specialty Chemicals (acquired by Entegris), among others.

Taejoon Park

Managing Director
LG Technology Ventures

Taejoon Park

Managing Director
LG Technology Ventures

Taejoon is Managing Director at LG Technology Ventures, the corporate VC arm of LG Group. Taejoon’s investment interest includes AI, privacy enhancing technologies, data, and deep tech. Prior to joining LG Technology Ventures, Taejoon spent the previous seven years at Applied Ventures, the venture capital arm of Applied Materials, a leading semiconductor equipment company. Taejoon’s investments include Duality Technologies, DataFleets (acquired by LiveRamp), Moloco, DMO Systems (acquired by Applied Materials), and Digital Specialty Chemicals (acquired by Entegris), among others. Taejoon holds an MBA from the Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley.

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