Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
The Leola Group
Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, focused on Political, Economic and Human Rights, University of California, Berkeley. Leading expert on user-centric identity and personal data. 2005, Co-Founder, Internet Identity Workshop. 2010, Founder, Personal Data Ecosystem Consortium; currently, Executive Director. Works with Planetwork to grow open standards-based infrastructure for citizens and organizations to connect outside of commercial silos/platforms. Inspiration to transform how the Web works comes from their work in the early 2000s and the paper they published in 2003: Augmented Social Network: Building Identity and Trust in the Next Generation Internet. Has a parallel independent career designing and facilitating unconferences (interactive participant driven conferences) for a range of professional communities worldwide. Former Member, Canadian National Water Polo team.