Privacy for the Economy - Google Hangout On Air


Privacy for the Economy


Hosted by IEEE
9 April 2014
11:00am Eastern US

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In an inter-connected world, questions around the economics of privacy and personal data are of top concern to industry leaders. While privacy and security nuances have social and political implications, there are also many economic considerations to be understood. Economic forecasts are already predicting a large loss in revenue for US Cloud Based vendors and services due to concerns over privacy of information stored and shared. The issue is not localized to US markets. It has global impact, legal and cultural implication across the globe. Governments, who have responsibilities to protect data assets and their citizens, are now at odds with the business and economic implications of both criminal and law enforcement activities.

Join us for an engaging discussion, designed to provoke thoughts and questions around this issue. Tweet your questions to our panel of experts using the hashtag #IEEEpriv.



Andre Boysen is responsible for positioning SecureKey’s growth strategy, cultivating opportunities in new and existing markets, and promoting demand for the company’s solutions globally. He serves as SecureKey’s digital identity evangelist.

Prior to joining SecureKey, Andre co-founded and served as chief technology officer of 724 Solutions Inc. Previously, he served as chief technology officer for Footprint Software and as chief executive officer for the company’s Asia Pacific business. In 1999, he was named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 in recognition of his vision and accomplishments. From 1990 to 1994, he served as chief executive officer of Open Systems Limited. Andre has also served on the boards of 724 Solutions Inc., Dexit Inc., Footprint Software Pty. Ltd., and 305 Management Services.

He earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of Ottawa, an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business, and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Education from the University of Maine at Presque Isle. He currently lectures at Wilfred Laurier’s Schlegel Entrepreneurship Centre.


Jay Meier - Before joining BIO-key, Jay was Founder & Managing Partner of Sage Capital Advisors, which provides economic, capital market and strategic consulting services in the Security, Credentialing and Identity Management industries. Prior to that, Jay was SVP of Corporate Development for OTI-America, a leading provider of contactless smart card solutions.

Previous to OTI, Jay worked as Finance Controller for a healthcare services firm and for many years as a Senior Research Analyst at various boutique investment banks. In June 2006, Jay published Secure Credentialing & Identification—Wall Street’s first and most comprehensive industry research overview of the Security, Biometrics, PKI, Smartcard, Credentialing and Identity Management industries. In 2003, he ranked in the 99th percentile of all securities analysts in North America. In 2004, he ranked in the 97th percentile. In 2005, the StarMine/Forbes Magazine Securities Analyst Ranking Survey named Jay “8th Best Stock Picker in North America.”

Jay earned a BS-Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1992.


Robin Wilton brings 28 years of industry experience to the role of Technical Outreach Director for Identity and Privacy, in the Internet Society's Trust and Identity Initiatives group. Since 2001 he has specialized in digital identity, privacy and public policy, building a reputation as a thought leader, communicator and translator between different stakeholder groups.

Before joining the Internet Society Robin spent two years as a research analyst in Gartner's Identity and Privacy Strategies team, where – in addition to his privacy work - he specialized in public key infrastructure, electronic signature, single sign-on and federated identity.

Robin's experience includes: 12 years with IBM in systems engineering, technical support and consulting roles, at the UK and EMEA level; 3 years as Principal Consultant at JCP Trustbase Ltd., a start-up specializing in Java cryptography and PKI-enabling middleware; 8 years with Sun Microsystems in technical pre-sales and the CTO team; 18 months establishing Future Identity Ltd. as an independent consultancy on privacy and digital identity. During his time at Future Identity he was also Director of Privacy and Public Policy for the Kantara Initiative.

Robin has an MA in Philosophy and Modern Languages, and is a Fellow of the British Computer Society with Chartered IT Professional status.


Moderated by Joni Brennan - Joni has over a decade of service to the IEEE Standards Association (SA) and Industry Standards and Technology Organization (IEEE-ISTO) as a Senior Program Manager. Joni builds diplomatic and collaborative relationships within and across communities of interest. She has provided talks on Identity Federation and Privacy across the globe, including for .SE, Federal Weekly, and CA Luminaries (one of a select chosen industry speakers). She participates in international organizations and industry standards committees including: OECD ITAC, ISOC, IEEE, OASIS SSTC, ISO SC27 WG5, and ITU-T SG17 Q6. She has served as the NSTIC / IDESG Trust Framework WG Chair. She has provided testimony regarding Trusted Identity and Access Management systems for the US Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Health IT Security and Privacy (HITSP) committee as well.

She leads Kantara Initiative as the premiere Trust Framework Provider facing multiple industry sectors. As a US ICAM Trust Framework Provider Kantara Initiative will provide Accreditation and Approval verifications for Identity Providers / Credential Service Providers to be deemed qualified for access to connect to the US Federal Cloud Credential Exchange. In addition, working with multi-stakeholder representation, Joni has help to ensure that the Kantara Initiative program is aligned with OpenStand principles and referenced in multiple eGovernment strategies including: Government of Canada, New Zealand, and Sweden.