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9th Annual Privacy and Security Conference and Exposition

Digital Dilemmas, Digital Dreams: Privacy, Security and Society in New World Networks

February 7th - 8th, 2008

Victoria Conference Centre, Victoria, British Columbia

Keynote Speakers

Lawrence Lessig
Professor of Law, Stanford Law School and Founder of Stanford's Center for Internet and Society

Lawrence Lessig is a Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and founder of the school's Center for Internet and Society. Prior to joining the Stanford faculty, he was the Berkman Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, and a Professor at the University of Chicago. He clerked for Judge Richard Posner on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and Justice Antonin Scalia on the United States Supreme Court.

Professor Lessig represented web site operator Eric Eldred in the ground-breaking case Eldred v. Ashcroft, a challenge to the 1998 Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act. He has won numerous awards, including the Free Software Foundation's Freedom Award, and was named one of Scientific American's Top 50 Visionaries, for arguing "against interpretations of copyright that could stifle innovation and discourse online." Professor Lessig is the author of Free Culture (2004), The Future of Ideas (2001) and Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace (1999).

Simon Davies
Director General, Privacy International, Visiting Senior Fellow at the London School of Economics

Simon Davies is one of the world's leading figures in privacy and data protection and has worked in more than 30 countries on issues ranging from identity cards to military surveillance. His work in privacy, data protection, consumer rights, policy analysis and technology assessment has spanned more than twenty years. Simon's role as founder and director of the UK based watchdog group Privacy International has put him at the cutting edge of privacy across the full spectrum of issues. His expertise in identity and identity systems, in particular, has been called upon by many of the world's intergovernmental organizations and parliaments. His publications include Privacy and Human Rights 1998: An International Survey of Privacy Laws and Developments, by David Banisar and Simon Davies (1998) and Big Brother: Britain's Web of Surveillance and the New Technological Order (Pan Books, 1997).

John N. Stewart
Vice President and Chief Security Officer
Corporate Security Programs Organization
Cisco Systems, Inc.

Mr. Stewart provides leadership and direction to multiple corporate security and government teams throughout Cisco, strategically aligning with business units and the IT organization to generate leading corporate security practices, policies, and processes. The Corporate Security Programs Organization focuses on global information security consulting and services, security evaluation, critical infrastructure assurance, eDiscovery, source code security, identification management, as well as special programs that promote Cisco, Internet, and national security. Additionally, he is responsible for overseeing the security for - the infrastructure supporting Cisco’s more than $35 billion business.

Mr. Stewart's longstanding career in information security encompasses numerous roles. He was the Chief Security Officer responsible for operational and strategic direction for corporate and customer security at Digital Island. Mr. Stewart has served as a research scientist responsible for investigating emerging technologies in the Office of the CTO at Cable & Wireless America. He has professional experience in software development, systems and network administration, and is a software specialist, author, and instructor.

Throughout his career, he has been an active member of the security industry community. He served on advisory boards for Akonix, Finjan, Cloudshield, Riverhead, and TripWire, Inc. Currently, Mr. Stewart sits on technical advisory boards for Ingrian Networks, RedSeal Networks, Panorama Venture Capital (formerly JPMorganPartners Venture), and Signacert, Inc. and is on the Board of Directors for KoolSpan, Inc.

Mr. Stewart's publications and recent speaking engagements include:

  • Author, Securing Cisco Routers Step by Step
  • Co-Author, Internet WWW Security FAQ, found online at the W3C
  • NATO Information Assurance Symposium, NATO SHAPE, 2007, Brussels, Belgium
  • E-Government Security Conference 2007, Washington D.C.
  • CSO Perspectives, 2007, Colorado Springs, CO
  • US-Japan Critical Infrastructure Protection Forum, 2006, Washington D.C.
  • Deloitte TMT Summit, 2006, Dallas, TX
  • Cisco and Microsoft Security Summit, 2006, Sydney, Australia
  • Federal Reserve Payments Conference, 2006, Chicago, IL

Mr. Stewart holds a Master of Science Degree in Computer and Information Science from Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York.

Adrienne L. Hall
Senior Director
Trustworthy Computing
Microsoft Corporation

As senior director of Trustworthy Computing Marketing and Communications at Microsoft Corp., Adrienne Hall drives company efforts to become a trusted technology supplier and partner. Her main responsibility is to further Trustworthy Computing, a Microsoft company tenet encompassing security, privacy, reliability and business practices. Her focus is on Trustworthy Computing worldwide communication strategies, public and analyst relations, security response, and education and guidance materials to increase the quality of customer experiences around the world.

Since joining Microsoft in 1990, Hall has also served as general manager of Microsoft's global accounts for the United States and Canada, as well as Director, Industry Marketing and Solutions. Born and raised in Duncan, British Columbia, Adrienne was a teacher in the Victoria School District for two years.

Hall has a bachelor's degree in education from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC and is a member of the Canada-America Society, a group working to increase awareness and business opportunities among companies in the Pacific Northwest region.

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