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Responsible Innovation in Personal Data

November 25, 2014 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

This conference will ask the crucial and timely question: “How do we innovate responsibly with personal data?” looking at the challenges and opportunities around anonymising or minimising personal data sets. It will also examine the benefit to the individual, the data exchange and the business model behind Personal Information Management Services (PIMS) and the rapid growth of the new volunteered personal information (VPI) economy. A networking buffet lunch will also be provided.

Our fantastic line-up of speakers includes:

  • Angela Sasse, UCL
  • Julian Tait, Open Data Manchester
  • Eileen Burbidge, Passion Capital
  • Patrick Gray, Experian
  • Liz Brandt, Ctrl-Shift
  • Gareth Lymer, Sense Worldwide
  • Katryna Dow, Meeco
  • Janet Hughes, Government Digital Service
  • StJohn Deakins, CitizenMe
  • Toby Stevens, Enterprise Privacy Group

and many more!

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Gareth Lymer

Managing Director, Sense Worldwide

Gareth leads innovation projects at Sense Worldwide, co-creating innovative products and services with extreme users and clients to meet the needs of future markets. Prior to joining Sense Worldwide, he was an entrepreneur focusing on disruptive technology and business models. He is an alumnus of Hyper Island and has introduced their collaborative methodologies when working with global brands.

Sense Worldwide is an innovation consultancy that works alongside companies like Nike, PepsiCo and Samsung. It maintains a network of over 5000 of the world’s most creative individuals, who help them to understand the future and co-create groundbreaking products and services.



Director, Enterprise Privacy Group

Toby is an independent privacy consultant known for developing pragmatic and innovative privacy management solutions within commercially and technically complex environments, where his clients need to deliver best of breed risk management against tight deadlines, whilst remaining flexible to support business objectives. He is a Privacy and Consumer Adviser to the Government Digital Service, with a focus on the Identity Assurance Programme.


Liz Brandt

CEO, Ctrl-Shift

Liz has over 20 years experience in consulting and has spent the last 14 building and running innovative businesses that focus primarily on the digital interaction between business and consumers. Throughout here career Liz has worked both in and for large corporates and has developed deep skills and strong networks across private, public and the 3rd sectors. Since the beginning of her career Liz has worked at the disruptive edge, where business and technology meet. She brings deep and strong experience in the impact on business models and operating environments of the shifting landscape of consumers, digital, trust and value. Liz combines vision married with evidence and market knowledge, business strategy and operational implementation and the ability to bring together strong teams to deliver extraordinary results.

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Patrick Gray

Innovation Manager, Global Strategic Development Team, Experian

Having worked at Experian for over a decade, Patrick understands the power of unleashing data. And with 15 years’ experience of working on consumer-led products, he designs, builds and delivers services with the customer need truly at the heart. Beyond work, Patrick’s passions lie in cycling, camper vans and the lure of the open road.


Katryna Dow

CEO and founder of Meeco

Katryna Dow is the CEO and founder of Meeco, the world leading data independence platform for people. Meeco offers people choice in the way they interact in the digital world and with the Internet-of-Things. Katryna is a Privacy by Design Ambassador and advocate of personal digital-rights. Prior to Meeco Katryna consulted in strategy to execution roles for start-ups and major corporate change and implementation projects in Europe, Asia and the United States. Her industry sector experience includes IT, finance, health services and human resources. Katryna has subject matter expertise in strategy, psychographic segmentation, neuro-economics and change. She is the co-founder of a think tank and incubator and serves on tech advisory boards.

Tim Jefferson

Tim Jefferson

Managing Director, The Human Chain

Tim Jefferson is the Managing Director of The Human Chain, providing business and technical consultancy, service realization and thought leadership in mobile and wireless in Europe and North America focusing on new product and service introduction.

Tim is a senior consultant with over thirty years of commercial and technical experience. He is a natural enthusiast for his subject and helps businesses to understand and use new mobile and digital technology to drive revenue opportunities, reduce costs, improve customer experience and re-engage with their end users. Projects have included scoping new value propositions, go to market activities and service introduction for identity and authentication, including biometrics, e/m-commerce, mobile wallets, mobile payments (including mobilePOS), m-ticketing, physical and logical access.

Tim’s recent work has focused on the federated identity here in the UK with the IDAP/Verify programme and also in North America with “bring your own existing” bank or mobile credential solutions for the Canadian and US governments, to gain access to government services. Tim has worked to drive the commercial development of a cross sector attribute exchange in the UK with Assure UK, the GSMA, banks and telcos, alongside supporting a range of clients with identity and authentication consultancy projects.

Angela Sasse

M. Angela Sasse

Professor of Human-Centred Technology and Head of Information Security Research in the Department of Computer Science at University College London

M. Angela Sasse is the Professor of Human-Centred Technology and Head of Information Security Research in the Department of Computer Science at University College London, UK. She obtained an M.Sc. in Psychology in Psychology from Sheffield University, and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Birmingham. A usability researcher by training, she started investigating the causes and effects of usability issues with security mechanisms in 1996. With her research teams, she has developed frameworks that define the role of security, privacy, identity and trust in human interactions with technology.  She is currently the Director of the multidisciplinary UK Research Institute in Science of Cyber Security (www.riscs.org).

Julian Tait

Julian Tait

Co-Founder of The Garden

Julian Tait is the Co-Founder of The Garden in Manchester, UK. A design company that seeks to identify and create appropriate solutions enabled through technology, for communities, business and the public sector alike.

Much of Julian’s work is around the societal impact of technology and has presented and written about data, Internet of Things and the Smart City. Currently he is leading work on the creation of mutual data organisations that can represent and empower individuals and organisations through their data and developing through Open Data Manchester and international partners, a trans-national exchange programme for open data practitioners.

During his tenure at FutureEverything he led the Open Data Cities programme that successfully brought about a change in the way that public bodies within Greater Manchester used data. The programme sought to build a more efficient and equitable information environment for citizens, business and public bodies laying the ground work for the Greater Manchester Datastore DataGM. He developed and led CitySDK an ICT-PSP European project on the implementation of technological frameworks that will allow common services to be developed across Europe, Apps4Europe a Thematic Network for the development of EU wide Open Data Competitions and devised and developed GMDSP a partnership between FutureEverything, Connected Digital Economy and Future Cities Catapults that sought to create process to enable the sharing of linked data across public organisations.

Previously he had developed SPOOK platform for the delivery of locative based media that was selected as a UK entry for the ESA Galileo Masters Programme 2007, Co-Founded Redeye, Look Festival and The Social Media Cafe Manchester.

Eileen Burbidge

Eileen Burbidge

Partner, Passion Capital

Eileen Burbidge (@eileentso) is Partner at Passion Capital, the leading early-stage technology VC firm in London. She brings extensive operational experience to her investment activities gleaned from business and product roles at Yahoo!, Skype, Apple and elsewhere. Eileen was ranked #18 in the WIRED100 (2012, 2013 with her partners), is one of London’s 1000 Most Influential according to the Evening Standard (2014), serves on the advisory board for TechCity UK (chaired by the Prime Minister’s Office at No 10 Downing Street)  and advisory panel for the Pitch10 events in partnership with the UK Government. On behalf of Passion, Eileen serves as board director for DueDil, Digital Shadows, wireWAX, Lulu and other portfolio companies. She is also a frequent guest and commentator for media such as Bloomberg TV, CNBC, Sky News and the BBC. Eileen holds a BSc Engineering degree in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


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