Reporter, TechCrunch TV, TechCrunch
Colleen Taylor is based in San Francisco, where she is a reporter for TechCrunch TV. Prior to joining TechCrunch, Colleen reported on startups and Silicon Valley for GigaOM. Earlier she was a reporter for the Financial Times' Mergermarket newswire focused on M&A. Colleen has a B.A. from Columbia University.
A programmer since age 6, David is married to an opera singer and has the cutest beagle in the world. David loves third world travel and first class wine, but hates expense reports.
Chief political correspondent, Cnet/Cbs Interactive
Founder/Owner, Chi’Lantro BBQ
Founder and Owner of Chi'Lantro BBQ.
Senior Policy Analyst, Speech, Privacy and Technology, ACLU
Jay Stanley is Senior Policy Analyst with the ACLU’s Speech, Privacy and Technology Project, where he researches, writes and speaks about technology-related privacy and civil liberties issues and their future. He has authored and co-authored a variety of influential ACLU reports on privacy and technology topics. Before joining the ACLU, he was an analyst at the technology research firm Forrester, served as American politics editor of Facts on File’s World News Digest, and as national newswire editor at Medialink. He is a graduate of Williams College and holds an M.A. in American History from the University of Virginia.
Assoc Dir, Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC)
Lillie Coney is Associate Director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) in Washington, DC. She has testified before the House Judiciary Committee on Privacy and Cybercrime Enforcement and the House Committee on Homeland Security on the topic of watch lists. She has also testified before the House Committee on Science regarding Smart Grid and privacy. She also testified several times before the Department of Homeland Security's Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee on domestic surveillance, CCTV Surveillance, and "Fusion Centers". Ms. Coney has testified before the Election Assistance Commission on the subject of voter privacy related to voter registration databases, electronic voting system standards development, and developing reliable measures for voting administration and equipment management. She co-chaired the 2011 Computers Freedom and Privacy Conference the Future is Now held at the Georgetown Law Center in Washington, DC. She chaired the Public Voice Jerusalem Conference in 2010 and the Mexico City meeting in 2011. Her work at EPIC encompasses forecast and analysis of emerging technology and government policy and its implications for privacy. Past efforts in this regard include Automated Target Recognition (Whole Body Scanning) and Air Travel, Fusion Centers, Smart Grid, e-Deceptive Campaign Practices, DHS Chief Privacy Office, role of civil society and cyber-security policy, E-verify and Secure Communities. She coordinates EPIC’s coalition efforts, which include the Privacy Coalition and The Public Voice. In 2009, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appointed Ms. Lillie Coney to the Election Assistance Commission Board of Advisors. She wrote the chapter, Mobilize Underrepresented Voters, in the New York Times Best Seller, 50 Ways to Love Your Country.
Executive Editor, CBS Interactive
Molly Wood is an executive editor at CNET, host of the Buzz Report and Buzz Out Loud at CNET TV, and author of the Molly Rants blog. When she's not enraging fanboys of all stripes, she can be found offering tech opinions on CBS and elsewhere, and offering opinions on everything else to anyone who will listen.
Scott Brady is CEO and Co-Founder at Project Slice. He is also an Advisor and Member of the Investment Committee at Innovation Endeavors (Eric Schmidt’s Venture Fund), and Chairman of the Sloan Advisory Board at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Before co-founding Project Slice Scott was the CEO and Co-Founder at FiberTower, and CTO and Co-Founder at Clarus and SQL Financials. Scott is a graduate of Stanford University's Graduate School of Business. His undergraduate alma mater is the University of Florida.
Steven Rosenbaum, author, curator, and founder and CEO of Magnify.net, serves as New York City’s first Entrepreneur at Large. In his new book 'Curation Nation' (McGraw Hill / 2011) Rosenbaum argues that the current evolution of the web is a battle between humans and robots. While algorithms may claim to offer clarity in a noisy world - the reality is that more robots create more data and more noise. Instead - Rosenbaum points to humans. Friends, Trusted Sources, and human editors who create clarity through context. Rosenbaum makes a compelling case that the future of the web is curated, not created. And if history is any judge, he's been able to predict the future before. Rosenbaum created MTV's groundbreaking user-generated series MTV UNfiltered, a pre-web television project that handed cameras to young storytellers. Before email or the web, UNfiltered was what Time Magazine called "the Future of GenX News." As the CEO of the web's largest Video Curation Platform,Magnify.net - he provides a realtime curation solution that powers more than 90,000 sites. Increasingly, crated content is powering ecommerce, brands, and organizations like Patagonia, NY Magazine, Mediaite, and TEDx. Since that time he has built a career finding, organizing, and contextualizing stories.
Rosenbaum's work in media includes filmmaking work as an Emmy Award winning documentary filmmaker. His film “7 Days In September” gathered more than 500 hours of video around 9/11 – creating a curated journey through the eyes of 28 filmmakers and citizen storytellers.
Privacy Counsel, Google Inc
Will DeVries is Privacy Counsel for Google, advising Google’s product teams on privacy and security issues worldwide. He previously worked for Google in Washington, DC as Policy Counsel on regulatory and legislative issues ranging from social networking to online advertising to government access to user data. Will also taught privacy and e-commerce law at the George Washington University Law School, and speaks regularly on privacy issues. Prior to Google, Will worked in the Communications, Privacy and Information Law group at WilmerHale LLP. Will is a graduate of Princeton University and the University of California, Berkeley School of Law.