Fifth Annual Privacy Identity Innovation Conference Opens Today in Silicon Valley

Fifth Annual Privacy Identity Innovation Conference Opens Today in Silicon Valley

Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) November 12, 2014

The Privacy Identity Innovation conference (pii2014) opens today at the Crowne Plaza Palo Alto hotel in Silicon Valley. The pii2014 conference brings together more than 250 industry executives, entrepreneurs, marketers, policy experts and privacy professionals to explore where innovation is heading and how to build trust in the data-driven economy.

Now in its fifth year, the annual gathering is the only technology conference of its kind focused on understanding the business and ethics of personal data. The conference kicks off this morning with a discussion about The Information Revolution and the Evolution of Privacy and Identity with leaders from TRUSTe, Forrester Research, Slack and PatternBuilders, followed by a fireside chat between Federal Trade Commission chairwoman Edith Ramirez and POLITICO technology reporter Tony Romm.

Topics at the conference will range from the Quantified Self and facial recognition technologies to mobile advertising and the ethics of big data. Other highlights of the three-day program include a keynote from Enchanted Objects author David Rose about the Internet of Things, interviews with founders of, Secret and Silent Circle, and a discussion between Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board member Jim Dempsey and Apple’s senior director of global privacy Jane Horvath.

There will also be a number of product launches and announcements at the conference, with several startup CEOs delivering on stage presentations as part of the pii2014 Innovator Spotlight and close to 20 companies exhibiting in the pii2014 Technology Showcase.

“It’s been exciting to see more companies get involved in the privacy and identity space over the five years that we’ve been hosting the conference,” said Natalie Fonseca, Privacy Identity Innovation co-founder and executive producer. “The conversation at pii2014 is not only about what regulators can do to improve how personal information is protected – it’s also about how entrepreneurs and industry leaders can offer individuals’ more choices and better solutions for managing their information.”

Other speakers at pii2014 include experts from Box, TRUSTe, Blackphone, Facebook, Ogilvy & Mather, Forrester Research, Microsoft, Metanautix, Neura, AT&T, Adobe, Google, Janrain, Neustar, Wickr, CipherCloud, the Intelligent Car Coalition, the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, the Interactive Advertising Bureau and more than 70 other companies and organizations.

Conference sponsors include Internet Society, Blackphone, Cooley LLP, Perkins Coie, Facebook, TRUSTe, Cocoon, Digital Advertising Alliance, StartMail, the Entertainment Software Rating Board, Personal,, Disconnect, Online Trust Alliance,, W2 Communications and C-PET. More information about the program is available at

About SageScape

Privacy Identity Innovation is independently owned and produced by SageScape. Founded in 2003, SageScape is passionate about promoting innovation and exploring how technology impacts, and is shaped by, culture, policy and business. In addition to the annual Tech Policy Summit and Privacy Identity Innovation conferences, SageScape works on leading industry events for a variety of clients–ranging from early-stage startups to top global brands. To learn more, visit You can also follow us on Twitter at @TechPolicy.

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