The Real Risks of "Keepin' It Real"
Friday, March 13
5:00PM - 6:00PM
110 E 2nd St
“Is this profile I am looking at real or fake?” “How much credit can I put into this review?” "Will the things that I do today come back to haunt me in the future?"
Building trust is necessary and tireless work. Now more than ever, the peer economy, social media, and recommendation engines are tasked with defining what's acceptable and what data is shared. Online and real world identities are colliding. As the diversity of services and users proliferate, current approaches to trust systems are becoming more consequential.
This panel explores the tension between trust, confidentiality and social identity. The audience will walk away with perspectives from digital activism and cultural expression when translating trust into technical systems. We'll share findings on global opinions towards tech and privacy and its critical role to business. Join us for a critique of current strategies and their longer-term impact on the communities, societies, and networks we seek to protect and grow.
Peer Economy Expert
Denise Cheng has an eclectic background as an expert and practitioner in community building, the future of news, civic technology, and labor in the peer economy. Denise has spoken, written, and bee...Show the rest
Denise Cheng has an eclectic background as an expert and practitioner in community building, the future of news, civic technology, and labor in the peer economy. Denise has spoken, written, and been quoted widely by NPR, Harvard Business Review, NextCity, the New Museum, and others about the sharing economy. In the past, she co-founded and structured a citizen journalism outlet that became a national model for hyperlocal and citizen journalism. Denise has trained Knight Foundation grant recipients on content distribution and community engagement, was a Tow-Knight entrepreneurial fellow at CUNY J-School, and is a former Peace Corps volunteer. She received her M.Sc. from MIT, where she was a research affiliate with the Center for Civic Media and MacroConnections, both at MIT Media Lab.Hide the rest
Head of Trust & Safety
Jenn heads the Trust & Safety team at Meetup, the worlds leading local community building platform. Her team helps ensure the Meetup community is safe both online and in real life. Her focus is on ...Show the rest
Jenn heads the Trust & Safety team at Meetup, the worlds leading local community building platform. Her team helps ensure the Meetup community is safe both online and in real life. Her focus is on innovating ways to help Meetup groups and communities thrive by empowering members to build trust with one another and across the Meetup platform. She leads the development of policies, product features and scalable enforcement processes. Jenn recently joined Meetup after over 7 years at Google and YouTube where she worked on product policy enforcement and development as well as strategy and operations for new products.Hide the rest