2014 Schedule
Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16

Big Data Privacy Meet Up

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The privacy debate is far from over. Instead of skirting the issue or declaring the death of privacy, let's instead wisen up to the realities of a mobile world and debate balance -- consumers want personalization, but don't want to give away rights and companies need data for monetization and to be agile for their clients. When does the pendulum even out? Join Damien Patton, CEO of Banjo for a spirited conversation with both consumers and enterprises on the importance of Big Data, Privacy and the implications on both sides the aisle. Boxing gloves optional.



Damien Patton



Damien Patton, Banjo Founder and CEO, is a serial entrepreneur whose zest for life and passion for problem solving is the hallmark of everything he does. Before dominating hackfests and leading innovative technology teams, Patton put his talents to use in some vastly varied disciplines. He served in Desert Storm, was the Chief Mechanic of the Lowe’s racing team in NASCAR and even dusted for prints and collected DNA as a crime scene investigator.

Patton was inspired to create Banjo when he missed connecting with a former military buddy. They both made social posts about being at Boston Logan airport (just 2 gates away), but since they were on different networks they didn’t know the other was there until it was too late.

Banjo gives you an on the ground view of what’s happening anyplace, anytime and has been called one of the most powerful and sophisticated location based technologies today. Banjo has been featured as the App of the Week in both iTunes and Google Play, is used in 194 countries and is in 14 languages.

A trailblazer in the industry, Patton speaks frequently at conferences on subjects ranging from social, mobile and location-based technology to entrepreneurship and agile development. As a recognized leader in location and privacy, Patton was recently chosen by the FTC to address Privacy Commissioners from around the world at their annual meeting in San Francisco.

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