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 AOTA Summit 2008
Reaching the Tipping Point: Future of Online Trust
June 4-5, 2008


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Barry Abel
Message Systems, Vice President of Field Operations
AOTA Steering Committee Member
Barry has two decades of software industry sales, marketing and product management experience. Prior to joining Message Systems, he served as director of sales at Mindfabric, Inc., a supplier of enterprise-class natural language processing, knowledge management and business rule processing solutions, where he was responsible for recruiting the company’s first key reference customers, partnerships and venture capital initiatives. Prior to Mindfabric, Barry held executive sales, marketing and business development positions at high-tech companies, including Critical Path, PeerLogic, International Computers Limited (ICL) and Cap Gemini America.  Barry is a frequent speaker at conferences and is often quoted in industry publications including DM News, Messaging News and Website Services Magazine to name a few. He holds a B.S. degree in business management from the University of Maryland.  
Barry Abel
Illena Armstrong
Editor In Chief, SC Magazine
Illena Armstrong is the editor-in-chief of SC Magazine, the longest-running information security magazine in the world with the widest distribution. SC Magazine provides IT security professionals with in-depth and unbiased information through timely news, comprehensive analyses, cutting-edge features, contributions from thought leaders and the best, most extensive collection of product reviews in the business.
Illena Armstrong - SC Magazine
David Atlas
Senior VP Worldwide Sales & Marketing , Goodmail Systems
AOTA Steering Committee Member

David has 19 years of marketing experience with a wide range of emerging technologies and software products and services. David is responsible for managing the company's sales, marketing, business development and strategic alliances. Prior to Goodmail, David was vice president of enterprise products for Connectix Corporation, where he launched the company's Virtual Server product up through acquisition by Microsoft. As executive vice president for home networking pioneer Alation Systems (now part of Cypress Semiconductor) he led marketing and business development for the company's wireless home networking products. Prior David was vice president of marketing for Worldtalk Corporation, later acquired by Tumbleweed Communications and managed reseller sales for BeyondMail, served as IDC's senior analyst for electronic mail, and worked in product marketing on Lotus Notes. He is a 1987 graduate of Tufts University.
David Atlas - Goodmail Systems
Kai Axford
Senior Security Strategist, Microsoft Corporation
Kai is responsible for discussing and recommending security solutions for both private and public sector organizations. He is a frequent speaker at security conferences, executive meetings, and business seminars around the world.   Kai is currently pursuing an MBA in Information Assurance and is a member of ISSA, INFRAGARD, ASIS, and the North Texas Electronic Crimes Task Force. He was the recipient of the 2006 “Rising Star” award from the Information Security Executive council. Prior to Microsoft, Kai served as a leader in several real-world operations with the U.S. Army's elite 75th Ranger Regiment. Originally from Wisconsin, Kai is a huge NFL Green Bay Packers fan.  He is based in Dallas, Texas with his lovely wife and a (very wet) yellow Labrador.
Kai Axford
David Baker
Vice President of Email Solutions, Avenue A | Razorfish
David manages a global division that supports eCRM solutions for the entire agency network.  His team specializes in developing and delivering performance driven email and integrated communication strategies spanning many B:B and B:C Industry verticals.   He has 15+ years experience in direct and interactive marketing in senior roles at large agencies:  OmniCom (Agency.com, Targetbase), Direct Marketing Firms (DigitalThink, Franklin Covey and American Airlines) and email technology startups (MindArrow and TwelveHorses).  He is one of the early pioneers of rich media email, integrated secure document delivery, and email/eCRM response systems.  His experience ranges from a myriad of industries including: Aviation, Consumer Packaged Goods, Financial Services, Entertainment, Automotive and Retail.
David Baker
Michael Barrett
Chief information Security Officer, PayPal
Michael is responsible for ensuring the security of information systems and services, as well as the integrity and confidentiality of customer and employee information.  Before joining PayPal, Michael was vice president of security and utility strategy at American Express where he helped define the company’s information-security program and directed its Internet technology strategy.   Previously, Michael was president of the Liberty Alliance, an open-standards consortium focused on identity management standards and guidelines. Michael was the driving force behind the introduction and standardization of the Alliance’s federated identity concepts, and he also co-chaired its Identity Theft Prevention Working Group. Barrett is both a certified information systems security professional (CISSP) and a certified information security manager (CISM). He graduated from Brighton University (U.K.), where he earned a bachelor of science degree in computer science.
Michael Barrett
George Bilbrey
VP and GM of Deliverability Services - Return Path, Inc.
AOTA Steering Committee Member

George Bilbrey is Return Path’s Vice President and General Manager of Deliverability Assurance Solutions. As co-founder of Return Path, George helped pioneer the deliverability space helping both marketers and ISPs understand and overcome the challenges concerning email marketing deliverability. In addition to his daily responsibilities at Return Path, George serves on the Board of the Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group, otherwise known as MAAWG, and is the Chair for the Email Sender and Provider Coalition and the Reputation Committee of the Authentication and Online Trust Association. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Duke University, and an MBA from the Kenan-Flagler School of Business, University of North Carolina.
George Bilbrey
Ken Blotteaux
Deputy Director, National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance (NCFTA)
Mr. Blotteaux brings twenty-three years of private sector experience to this position, specializing in organized retail, financial, and cyber crime investigative strategies. Blotteaux is embedded with the FBI at the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) in Fairmont, West Virginia, serving as primary interface with the IC3 and the merchant/retail industry.   Mr. Blotteaux was critical to the development of the LooksTooGoodToBeTrue.com website, an internet resource for information, reporting and education for consumers who may be the victims of cyber crime. Blotteaux has successfully deployed unique and aggressive technology applications, in furtherance of investigations, which have been adopted by federal and state law enforcement. Blotteaux has consulted with the FBI Cyber Division on major domestic and international initiatives and provides Cyber Investigative Training at the FBI Training Academy at Quantico, Virginia.  
NCTFA
Stefan Brands
Principal Architect, Microsoft Canada
Stefan works closely with the Identity & Access Group on the technical strategy and architecture of user-centric identity and access systems. Outside of his work at Microsoft, Stefan serves as an adjunct professor in modern cryptology at McGill University in Montreal. Prior to joining Microsoft, Stefan worked for twelve years at three companies that pioneered privacy-enhancing authentication technologies: Credentica (minimal disclosure tokens), Zeroknowledge Systems (anonymous data transport), and DigiCash (electronic cash). Stefan is the author of a book on minimal disclosure tokens, published by The MIT Press . He maintains a blog on digital identity at www.idcorner.org.
Stefan Brands
Des Cahill
CEO, Habeas Inc.
AOTA Steering Committee Member
Des has transformed California-based Habeas from a company best known for haiku poetry to the company that is building the infrastructure for legitimate email. His background includes marketing, sales and operations experience at some of America's best-known technology companies (Apple Computer, America Online, Netscape) and successful stints at some high-profile start-ups (Autonomy, BridgeSpan and eFax.com). Prior to joining Habeas, Cahill was with BridgeSpan, a Benchmark-Sequoia real-estate services firm where he directed marketing, business and corporate development activities. Des is well known on the email and anti-spam speaker circuit, and is an acknowledged authority on sender accreditation and reputation. He advises senders on how to establish their email reputation, and receivers on how to adopt technologies to improve their ability to cost-effectively and reliably process email streams. He is an evangelist for accountability in email.

Des Cahill
Tim Callan
Vice President Product Marketing, VeriSign Inc.
AOTA Steering Committee Member
As Vice President of Product Marketing for SSL in VeriSign’s Security Services group, Tim ensures the effectiveness of customer outreach for all aspects of VeriSign's SSL business.  His frequent engagement with customers, technologists, and industry insiders alike leaves him uniquely positioned to view and comment on the cutting edge of industry and technology trends with an eye to the customer's perspective.  Prior to VeriSign, Mr. Callan was Partner at high-tech marketing firm VividHues and Vice President of Marketing at Santa Cruz Networks.  Before that, Mr. Callan held product management and marketing roles at several business productivity software firms.  As Product Manager for WinFax Pro at Delrina Corporation, he drove that product to become the best selling independent Windows application in the world.  Mr. Callan is an award-winning author of short fiction and a festival-screened independent filmmaker.  He received his B.A. in English from UCLA. 
Tim Callan
Ray Everett-Church, Esq.
Director of Policy, Habeas, Inc.
Called the "dean of corporate privacy officers" by Inter@ctive Week Magazine, Ray Everett-Church is an internationally recognized expert on privacy law and Internet-related public policy. In 1999, he became the world's first Chief Privacy Officer, creating a position that many of the world's largest companies – including IBM, Microsoft, Bank of America, AT&T and American Express – have emulated to help them manage their privacy issues.  Ray currently serves as Director of Policy & Professional Services for Habeas, Inc. Previously he founded PrivacyClue LLC, a privacy-oriented consultancy and served as VP for Consulting at privacy and security consulting firm ePrivacy Group, where he worked with more than a dozen Global 2000 corporations. He was part of the team that built anti-spam technology company TurnTide Inc., which was sold to Symantec in 2005. Prior to that, he worked at Internet advertising firm AllAdvantage and as an attorney at a telecommunications law firm of Haley Bader & Potts, PLC.
Ray Everett-Church
Jordan Cohen
Sr. Director, Industry Relations, Goodmail Systems
AOTA Steering Committee Member

Jordan Cohen is sr. director of industry relations for Goodmail Systems, where he manages public relations and the company's involvement with trade associations, industry partners and government agences. Cohen is a well-known industry expert who frequently writes and speaks about trends and developments impacting email marketers. He serves as co-chair of the EEC's Advocacy Committee and the AOTA Public Policy Committee, and is also a member of the DMA Public Relations Advisory Committee.
Jordan Cohen
Melissa Campanelli
Editor In Chief, eM+ Magazine
Prior to becoming editor-in-chief of eM+C, Melissa had spent ten years at DM News, where she was first a senior editor and then deputy editor. She also is a leading expert in small business e-commerce and author of the books "Entrepreneur Magazine's Open an Online Business in 10 Days" and "Start Your Own e-Business."
Melissa Campanelli
Sana Coleman Chriss
Spam Coordinator and Attorney, Federal Trade Commission

Sana Coleman Chriss is Spam Coordinator with the Federal Trade Commission’s Division of Marketing Practices where she develops and implements strategies related to spam and phishing.  She organized the FTC's 2007 Spam Summit and the FTC/NIST 2004 Email Authentication Summit.  She is the recipient of the agency's Paul Rand Dixon Award for her work in consumer protection.  Mrs.Chriss also served as an Attorney Advisor for former FTC Chairman Deborah Platt Majoras.  Prior to joining the Commission, Mrs. Chriss was an associate with the law firm of Arent Fox PLLC, where she specialized in telecommunications and intellectual property law.  Mrs. Chriss received her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center and her undergraduate degree from Duke University.
FTC
Alissa Cooper
Chief Computer Scientist, Center for Democracy and Technology
Alissa focuses on a range of issues including consumer privacy, spyware, digital copyright, network neutrality, and identity management. She conducts research into the inner workings of common and emerging Internet technologies, and seeks to explain complex technical concepts in understandable terms. She has appeared before the Federal Trade Commission and the National Association of Attorneys General, and writes regularly on a variety of technology policy topics. Alissa moved to the Washington area after completing her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Computer Science at Stanford University. There her work focused on computer security issues and their policy implications.
Alissa Cooper
David Crocker
Principal, Brandenburg InternetWorking
David has been a core contributor in the development of internetworking capabilities for twenty-five years, first as part of the Arpanet research community and more recently in the commercial sector.  Mr. Crocker has been a leader in the development of Internet Mail.  He has worked at a number of Silicon Valley companies, producing a wide range of TCP/IP, OSI, and network management products.  He was a co-founder of the Internet Mail Consortium and the Internet Facsimile and Business Communications Association.  Mr. Crocker's consulting practice ranges across government and private industry, including startups and venture capital firms, as well as established organizations such as SunSoft, Xerox, Bell Labs, US Air Force and NASA.
Dave Crocker
Peter Cullen
General Manager, Chief Privacy Strategist, Microsoft Corporation
Peter is responsible for managing the development and implementation of programs that bolster the privacy and trustworthiness of Microsoft® products, services, processes and systems worldwide. Cullen leads Microsoft’s privacy group as well as teams of geopolitical and accessibility experts, all committed to enhancing customers’ computing experiences. During his tenure at Microsoft, Cullen has been a leading advocate for strong and innovative safeguards for personal information, privacy and data, as well as technologies, services and processes that enhance trust.  Cullen is on the board of the IAPP, and also sits on the board of TRUSTe, a group dedicated to protecting privacy and building trust on the Internet.  Before joining Microsoft, Cullen served as the corporate privacy officer for the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), where he was responsible for influencing initiatives relevant to the RBC Financial Group’s strategic approach to privacy. Cullen holds an MBA with distinction from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.
Peter Cullen
David Daniels
Vice President and Research Director - JupiterResearch
AOTA Strategic Advisor

As an industry leader, David specializes in CRM, Retail, Travel, Health, Site Operations, Web Globalization, SMB Marketing and E-mail Marketing practice areas. Daniels is intimately familiar with the challenges and successes of digital marketing.  David’s research studies on e-mail marketing are familiar and cited throughout the industry.   With over 15 years of experience in direct-to-consumer marketing, Daniels is recognized as a thought leader in his domain and is frequently quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The NY Times, Business Week and other major media outlets.  Prior to joining JupiterResearch, Daniels served as president of his own consulting firm, and held senior level positions at Apple Computer, Urban Outfitters/Anthropologie, MicroWarehouse and Genesis Direct/ProTeam
David Daniels

Tom Donlea
Executive Director - Merchant Risk Council
Tom is the Executive Director of the Merchant Risk Council (MRC), the leading trade association for supporting merchants in preventing online fraud and promoting secure e-commerce in global online payments. The MRC consists of more than 7,500 members including 120 of the world’s largest Internet retailers who account for a large segment of all e-commerce revenue. Donlea has 15 years of non-profit management experience including starting a network of venture philanthropy organizations as Executive Director of Social Venture Partners International from 2001 to 2005. Donlea received his BA in Finance and Marketing from Loras College in Dubuque, IA.
Tom Donlea
John Engler
Vice President, UnsubCentral  www.unsubcentral.com
John Engler brings over a decade of interactive marketing, sales and management experience to UnsubCentral. In his role at the industry leading compliance company, Engler is responsible for increasing the value and performance of all client services, sales and marketing operations. Prior to joining UnsubCentral, Engler served in senior roles at 24/7 Real Media, Cox Newspapers and Bestfares.com.
Engler regularly speaks on behalf of UnsubCentral and its client base at trade shows and conferences. Engler is a Founding Director of the Austin Interactive

John Engler
Jim Fenton
Distinguished Engineer - Cisco Technology Center
Mr. Fenton is responsible for defining a number of new initiatives relating to user-centric identity, emergent collaboration, and e-mail security. He is an active member of the design team for DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM), and was the lead architect for one of its predecessors, Identified Internet Mail. He has also recently been responsible for defining a number of new initiatives relating to router-based security. In previous roles at Cisco, Mr. Fenton has managed development efforts relating to VoIP features for service providers, store-and-forward fax, and was a key member of the team that established Cisco in the dial access market. Mr. Fenton came to Cisco from the acquisition of Combinet, Inc., where he was Director of Technology and drove the introduction of IP and IPX routing to Combinet's products. Mr. Fenton has Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Mike Foley
Product Manager, E-Mail, RSS & Registration, NY  Times.com
Mike oversees the deployment and optimization of over 1.5 billion e-mail messages per year, nearly 20,000 RSS feeds and a registered user audience in the millions.  In addition to these product responsibilities, Mr. Foley is also a member of the New York Times Privacy Committee and the IAB E-Mail Committee. Before working at the Times, Mr. Foley was an editor for Gaspedal, writing the popular "Damn, I Wish I Thought of That" and "You Can Be An E-Mail Marketing Supergenius" e-mail newsletters. When away from the office he can often be found vigorously defending the New York Yankees.
Mike Foley
Manish Goel
CEO,  BoxSentry  www.boxsentry.com
AOTA Steering Committee Member

As CEO of BoxSentry, a Singapore based security solutions provider, he has over 15 years experience in the software and services sector where he has had a particular focus on business applications, security and data. Prior to joining BoxSentry, he was a Director with PwC Venture Partners - PricewaterhouseCoopers’ London based technology investment group where he lead the Investment Selection team and was responsible for financial technology sector investments. His earlier career focused on strategy and M&A consulting across Asia and Europe within the Financial Services and Technology sectors.   Mr Goel holds degrees in Commerce and Law from the University of NSW, Sydney and a Grad Dip in Applied Finance & Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia. He is also a member of the Institute of Directors, UK and he chairs the International Committee for AOTA.
Manish Goel
Lucy Hoffa
First Vice President, Service Excellence, Washington Mutual
Lucy has two decades of building financially successful multi-channel approaches for customer acquisition and retention for major NW companies such as Starbucks, AT&T Wireless, T-Mobile and REI.  As a senior manager in these companies, she was tasked with the ‘soup to nuts’ development from database design to customer delivery systems.  She was one of the early innovators in multi-channel personalization deploying 1:1 targeted offers and service treatments that were synchronized across the web, call center and direct mail.  Currently in senior corporate management with WaMu, Lucy and her team have created a Service Leadership program to identify, develop and manage key ‘moments of truth’ in a customer lifecycle.  This multi-faceted program links all customer channels for all four business groups ( Retail, Home Loan, Card and Commercial).  She is an honors graduate of Seattle University and holds an MBA in Management Information Systems from City University.
Lucy Hoffa
Jack Hogan
Chief Operating Officer and Co-founder, LifeScript
Jack runs technology, production, customer service, and general operations.  As head of the technology group, he has designed and developed many of the company’s key systems and applications throughout its history. He has extensive experience in systems integration and software development with a strong emphasis in email technologies and web design. Mr. Hogan also is responsible for the delivery of nearly a billion ad supported health and lifestyle e-newsletters per month by ensuring that publications stay relevant and are offered at the right cadence and combination to keep each subscriber satisfied.  He focuses on optimizing the email channel to maintain the balance of happy subscribers with high inbox deliverability and reader response to create greater return for advertisers. As a serial entrepreneur, he previously founded and operated a successful technology and computer consulting firm. Mr. Hogan holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from the University of Notre Dame.
Jack Hogan - COO LifeScript
Peter C. Horan
CEO, Goodmail Systems
Peter is CEO of Goodmail Systems, the creator of CertifiedEmail, the industry's standard for trusted email. He was formerly CEO of IAC Media & Advertising. Previously he was CEO of AllBusiness.com, Inc. where he was responsible for driving a fast-growing web media and e-commerce content business.     Prior to that, Mr. Horan was CEO of About.com where he pioneered the company’s turnaround, turning it into the fastest growing large site on the web.  He also led the sale of the property to the New York Times Company for $410 million in 2005. Prior to About.com, he served as President and  Chief Executive Officer of DevX.com, Inc., an Internet media company that was later acquired by JupiterMedia Corporation.  Mr. Horan spent 10 years at International Data Group, a leading global technology media company, where he spearheaded relationships with top advertisers on a worldwide basis, and also served as Senior Vice  President and  Publisher of Computerworld. Prior to that  Mr. Horan spent more than 15 years in senior account management roles at leading advertising agencies, including BBDO and Ogilvy & Mather.  
Peter Horan
Chip House
Vice President, Marketing Services
As the ExactTarget VP, Marketing Services, Chip leads the teams responsible for client success using our software – including email optimization and deliverability services, design & deployment services and strategic consulting. He was named to BtoB Magazine’s 2005 “Who’s Who in B-To-B,” for being a vocal proponent of legitimate commercial email and an active lobbyist regarding spam and privacy issues. Chip brings 18 years of direct marketing and ten years of Internet marketing experience to ExactTarget. Prior to ExactTarget, Chip was the senior director of marketing for Digital River, a leading e-commerce service provider. At Digital River, Chip led the marketing services team and launched the company's first email marketing program and various strategic online marketing initiatives. In that role, Chip learned first-hand the deliverability practices and procedures that prepared him for his current role. Prior to Digital River, Chip spent nine years with direct marketing giant Fingerhut Corporation. While at Fingerhut, Chip held roles in marketing, merchandising and promotion management. Chip managed marketing and online advertising for Fingerhut's liquidation site, Andy's Garage Sale.com. Chip holds a degree in economics and management from St. Olaf College in Minnesota, as well as marketing MBA coursework at St. Thomas University in Minneapolis.
Chip House
Rajiv Jain
CTO,  American Greetings Interactive

Rajiv is responsible for overseeing AGI's global technology activities across all businesses, leading new product development efforts and expanding the company's robust technology infrastructure. Mr. Jain comes to AGI from Cingular/AT&T Wireless, where he was instrumental in founding the company's B2B eCommerce unit. As general manager, he managed a team of engineers, project managers, marketing managers and user interface designers. Previously, he was vice president of core products at Portal Software. He also held several positions at IBM, including director of strategy for their Pervasive Computing division where he led a major partnership with Nokia and Sun Microsystems. He was also director of IBM's Java Technology Center in Silicon Valley and Taligent's director of Media and Distributed Computing.
Rajiv Jain
David Jevans
Chairman of the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) / CEO IronKey
AOTA Strategic Advisor

David is the Chairman of the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG), the industry association focused on eliminating the identity theft and fraud that result from the growing problem of phishing and email spoofing. Founded in 2003, the APWG has over 2,000 corporate and government members, and provides a forum to discuss phishing  and crimeware issues and evaluations of potential technology solutions.  David is also the Chief Executive Officer of IronKey, maker of the world's most secure flash drive with Internet protection services.  David's career in Internet security spans more than 10 years, having held senior management positions at Tumbleweed Communications, Valicert, Teros and Differential.  He holds numerous U.S. patents, and has a Master of Science degree from University of Calgary, Canada.

David Jevans
Jerry Johnson
CIO at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, (PNNL)
Jerry is responsible for planning and providing a leading edge computing and communications infrastructure to support the information intensive business of scientific research and technology development.  This includes a high performance network supporting some of the world’s most powerful supercomputers, unique information discovery and retrieval tools, and trusted capabilities for collaborating with researchers world-wide. PNNL, operated by Battelle Memorial Institute for the U.S. Department of Energy, is a multi-program laboratory conducting basic and applied research to deliver energy, environmental, and national security for our Nation.  With over 4200 employees, PNNL has an annual research business volume exceeding $750 million.  
Jerry Johnson
Stephanie Jordan
Editor - Messaging News and Founder, FixingEmail.org
Since its founding, Stephanie Jordan has played an integral role in Messaging News magazine. A technology and email veteran, today she is the publication’s editor in chief. Messaging News is the only b2b publication centered solely on email and messaging technology. Stephanie is also involved with Messaging News' family of products including messagingnews.com, Messaging Newswire, bi-monthly e-newsletters, webcasts, and more. She is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara with a B.A. in Communications.

Stephanie Jordan
Harry Katz
Lead Program Manager, Windows Live Safety Platform - Microsoft Corp.
Harry is a lead program manager for anti-spam with the Windows Live Safety Platform group at Microsoft. He is responsible for delivering anti-spam technology and services to product groups across Microsoft, including Windows Live Hotmail, Exchange Server, Forefront Server and Outlook.  Harry helped develop and drive Sender ID, an industry-wide approach to dealing with the problem of email spoofing and phishing.  Previously Harry was responsible for the email hygiene capabilities of Exchange Server. Since joining Microsoft 10 years ago, he has also worked on Exchange connectors and developer tools. Prior to Microsoft, Harry worked as a project manager with LinkAge Software on a variety of email gateway and directory synchronization products. Harry has a Bachelor of Mathematics in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo.
 

Allyn Lynd
FBI Special Agent, Cybercrime Task Force
Special Agent Lynd is a 1989 Graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. Upon graduation, he served for eight years as an Air Cavalry Officer, receiving a Bronze Star and Air Medal For Valor during Operations Desert Storm and Shield.  In 1997, he left the Army to join the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  In 1998, he was selected to help form one of the FBI’s regional computer crime squads in Dallas, TX.  Since 1998, he has investigated computer intrusions, cyber terrorism, theft of trade secrets, economic espionage, copyright and trademark infringements, identity theft, and other high technology crimes.  He was the case agent, responsible for successful investigations involving; the first Federal theft of trade secret investigation in Texas, scores of instances of computer intrusion involving millions of dollars of loss to the victims, and numerous investigations resulting in the prevention of computer attacks.
FBI

Fran Maier
Executive Director & President - TRUSTe
AOTA Strategic Advisor
Fran is the Executive Director and President of TRUSTe, the leading brand in online privacy.   Ms. Maier brings 15+ years of experience building consumer brands and enhancing consumer trust.  She is known for her expertise in online privacy, online marketing best practices, and marketing to women.  As a co-founder of Match.com she established credibility, safety and trust in online dating, making Match.com the favorite dating site for single women. In executive marketing roles at Women.com and Kmart’s BlueLight.com subsidiary Ms. Maier has both established new start-up online brands and brought blue-chip offline brands onto the Internet. Ms. Maier holds a BA and MBA from Stanford University. 

Fran Maier - TRUSTe

Rob McKenna
Washington State Attorney General

As Washington’s 17th Attorney General and the state's chief legal officer, he directs 500 attorneys and nearly 700 professional staff providing legal services to state agencies, boards and commissions. General McKenna’s ongoing priorities are 1) Keeping communities safer by leading the state in fighting meth, sexual predators and domestic violence; 2) Protecting consumers and businesses from identity theft, fraud and high-tech crimes, such as cyber fraud, phishing and spyware; and 3) Promoting integrity in government by defending the state’s laws, implementing new performance management initiatives in his office and encouraging open access to government.
Rob McKennna
Craig Newmark
Customer service rep and founder of craigslist 
A web-oriented software engineer by training, with 30 years of IT experience at companies such as IBM and Bank of America, Craig now spends his days working as a customer service rep at craigslist. In 1999, Craig retired from IT consulting to work full-time on craigslist. What started as a fun side project in Craig's living room has since grown into one of the busiest sites on the internet, helping people with basic day-to-day needs such as finding a job, an apartment and a date, all within a culture of trust. Craig continues to embrace his inner nerd though he no longer wears thick black glasses that are held together with tape, and he retired the plastic pocket protector some years ago. Craig is involved with a variety of community efforts and is particularly interested in organizations promoting public diplomacy, mideast peace and new forms of media such as participatory journalism. He's on the boards of Sunlight Foundation, OneVoice, FactCheckED, Consumer Union and VotoLatino. Craig graduated from Case Western University.

Craig Newmark

Hemanshu (Hemu) Nigam
Chief Security Officer, Fox Interactive Media and MySpace
As the first CSO for News Corporation’s internet division, Hemu oversees all aspects of safety, security, education and privacy programs and law enforcement affairs for MySpace, as well as the growing network of FIM properties including Photobucket. Nigam, who previously served as Director of Consumer Security Outreach & Child Safe Computing at Microsoft, brings more than 17 years of experience in online safety for private industry and law enforcement, including serving as a Federal prosecutor against Internet child exploitation for the US Department of Justice, an advisor to a Congressional commission on online child safety, and an advisor to the White House on cyberstalking.  Nigam also served as MPAA’s first Vice President of Worldwide Internet Enforcement fighting online move piracy for the Hollywood studios and a deputy district attorney in Los Angeles where he specialized in adult and child sex crimes.

Hemu Nigam
Patrick Peterson
Vice President of Technology - IronPort Systems
AOTA Steering Committee Member

Patrick is Vice President of Technology at IronPort Systems. He began at IronPort performing market research and product definition for the email infrastructure products that have become IronPort's Email Security Appliances and was instrumental in the creation of SenderBase, the industry's first and largest email traffic monitoring service. Prior to joining IronPort Systems, Peterson held engineering and marketing management positions at Savi Technology, including managing the Engineering and Manufacturing departments as Vice President, Engineering Operations. Peterson played a critical role during the sale of the company to Texas Instruments and also in winning a $111 million competitively bid logistics contract. Peterson holds bachelor's and master's degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University and holds patents related to antennas, radio frequency communications and email authentication techniques. 
 

Pat Peterson - Ironport

Gregg Ott
Senior Vice President of Marketing for Classmates Online, Inc. 
Mr. Ott previously served as Vice President of Marketing for Ask.com/ IAC Interactive Corp. (formerly Ask Jeeves).  Prior, Mr. Ott served as Vice President of Marketing for Xoom Corporation, an online-to-offline international money transferring service.  He was also Vice President and General Manager at RealNames Corporation.  Mr. Ott began his career with Proctor & Gamble as a Brand Manager for Noxema, Clearasil Bar Soaps and Bounty Paper Towels.  Mr. Ott received his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University.
Gregg Ott
Alton Phillips
Director, Email - iVillage Properties, an NBC Universal company

Alton is responsible for maximizing the ROI across the company's email product line, and overseeing email operations and customer data management.  He has 8 years of experience working in the email industry, and currently serves on the Internet Advertising Bureau Email Committee.  Alton holds a BA in Mathematics and Gender & Sexuality Studies from Vassar College, and an MA in Sociology from New York University where he is currently also a PhD candidate. 
iVillage
Rod Rasmussen
President, CTO Internet Identity
AOTA Steering Committee Member

Internet Identity finds, reports, and takes down phishing websites, and has been providing a variety of anti-phishing services since 2003.  The company was created in 2000 as a full-service corporate domain management provider, and has leveraged that experience to provide cutting-edge protection against phishing and on-line fraud using domain names. Rod is responsible for day-to-day operations of the company, as well as systems development, industry outreach, and corporate strategy.  Prior to founding Internet Identity, Rod held product marketing and management positions with a variety of Internet, e-mail, computer networking, and computer communications companies.  He received his MBA from UC Berkeley and holds Bachelors Degrees in Computer Science and Economics from the University of Rochester, and spent several years working as an analyst for the United States Congress.
Rod Rasmussen - Internet Identity
Ramesh Ratan
EVP & Chief Operating Officer of the Direct Marketing Association, Inc.
AOTA Steering Committee Member

Ramesh is responsible for the development and growth of DMA's global membership, education, conferences and research and publication businesses, cross DMA marketing and sales capabilities, customer services, and the DMA's focus on Interactive and Emerging Media.   Previously, he was President, Americas and SVP Strategy of VocalTec Communications Ltd., the Israeli company that invented Internet telephony and is a leading VOIP equipment provider.  Prior to that he was CTO of the Yellow Pages I.M.A. the association of leading US telecom carriers directory services operations. He was also President of the Software Division of Packetup Corp., a provider of Softswitch controlled IP and Gigabit Ethernet broadband access services.
Ramesh Ratan - DMA
Howard A. Schmidt
President & CEO of R & H Security Consulting LLC
Former CSO Microsoft, CISO eBay & White House Cyber Security Advisor
AOTA Board Member

Howard has had a long and distinguished career in defense, law enforcement and corporate security spanning almost 40 years. He retired from the White House after 31 years of public service in local and federal government. Prior to forming R & H Security Consulting Howard was the former CSO at Microsoft Corporation, CISO at eBay and appointed by President Bush as  a Cyber Security Advisor to the White House.
Howard Schmidt
John Scarrow
General Manager, Microsoft Safety Services
John is responsible for managing Microsoft’s companywide initiatives for Anti-Phishing/Malware URL support for Internet Explorer and other products in addition to anti-spam and family safety services. John came to Microsoft in 1992 as a Program Manager, and since that time has held diverse roles throughout the MSN/Live services and the Windows division. As General Manager of MSN.com and MSNBC.com, he oversaw a complex reorganization process that consolidated MSN media properties and streamlined the organization to improve the customer experience and increase profits. During that time he was on the board of directors for MSNBC and managed efforts for contributing MSN products such as MSN Autos, MSN Money, and a host of other media sites. Before running these media sites John spent two years delivering a host of platform technologies to support these sites including a site-wide replacement of the end-to-end brand advertizing platform. As a General Manager, he was also instrumental in creating the eHome division.  Scarrow holds a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of California, Davis.
John Scarrow - Microsoft
Cliff Seltzer
Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder
Cliff co-founded Puresend in 2001. While overseeing the entire company, he spends a great deal of his time on the front-end with customers and prospects, and can be found speaking at many of the leading email messaging industry conferences. Previously, Cliff spent nine years at GEs Commercial Finance unit. As a Senior Vice President, he was responsible for originating and structuring highly complex financing and investment opportunities within the corporate and industrial sectors. In addition to a heavy investment focus on the Oil & Gas and Steel industries, Cliff was a founding member of GE Structured Finances e-Business team in 1999. Prior to joining GE, Cliff was with Stratum Group, a boutique oil and gas financing company, and Arthur Andersen. Cliff is a CPA and holds a BS in Accounting from Lehigh University and an Executive MBA from New York Universitys Stern School of Business. Cliff is married with three children and lives in Scarsdale, NY, where he is an active leader in many community organizations.
Cliff Seltzer
Ken Schneider
CTO Security - Symantec Corporation
Ken Schneider serves as chief technology officer, Network and Gateway Security Solutions, where he drives the group's technology roadmap, system architecture, and key technology partnerships related to the network and gateway security businesses. He is also responsible for the overall network and gateway security technology strategy. Prior to joining Symantec, Ken served as CTO and VP of Operations of Brightmail, the leading anti-spam software company that was successfully acquired by Symantec. Before Brightmail, Ken founded and was president of South Beach Software, a software company that developed international language and paint system products for the professional video market.  Prior to that, Ken was an independent software consultant for clients such as Sun Microsystems, Digital Equipment Corporation and Tektronix. He has also held engineering positions at Integrated Systems and at the John Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory.
 


Chris Siouris
U.S. Postal Inspector
Have been a U.S. Postal Inspector for 7 yeas and is currently assigned to the Global Security & Investigations/Cyber Intelligence Team, as a Program Manager whose exclusive focus is cyber-based criminal investigations.  He is in the process of replicating a sister branch of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania's National Cyber Forensic Training Alliance (NCFTA) based in Mountain View, CA, a collaborative fusion center which will incorporate law enforcement, the computer and financial industries and academia into one cohesive unit. Has worked large-scale cyber-investigations both internationally and domestically and was formerly an Agent with the Immigration & Naturalization Service for 3 years.

Chris Siouris
Lauren Skena
Manager Strategy & eMarketing National Geographic
Lauren Skena leads the email marketing program for the National Geographic Society, one of the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations in Washington D.C.  She is responsible for directing the Society’s email program, which includes commerce emails, editorial newsletters, and business-to-business emails for four NG magazine titles, online catalog, NG Channel, films, books, DVDs, maps, and interactive media.  Lauren’s primary focus is to oversee the compliance, deliverability, and analytics of National Geographic’s numerous monthly email campaigns.  Lauren is also a co-chair of the Research & Intelligence Roundtable for the Email Experience Council and speaks frequently on topics surrounding email and online marketing.  Prior to her job at National Geographic, Lauren worked for The Direct Marketing Association and Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts. 

Lauren Skena
Craig Spiezle
Director, Internet Security & Privacy Product Management
Chair, AOTA Board of Directors

Craig is responsible for Microsoft's Internet security and privacy efforts focusing on prevention, detection and remediation technologies and services. Spiezle manages the company's involvement with industry working groups, industry partners and governmental agencies. Craig is also Chairman of AOTA, responsible for setting the strategic vision of the organization while representing AOTA to industry, business and governmental organizations.  Craig is the Steering Committee of APWG, Interactive Marketing Council of the DMA, on the Editorial Board of SC Magazine and on the Boards of the Merchant Risk Council and CA/B Forum.  Starting with Microsoft in 1992, Spiezle has held various managerial positions including international channel development. During his tenure, Spiezle pioneered research into the convergence of technology and society, authoring papers and presenting worldwide including to the United Nations, U.S. Senate and to other organizations demonstrating the benefits of computing.  Spiezle hold a BS in Photographic Sciences from Rochester Institute of Technology, and an MBA from Seattle University.

Craig Spiezle, Microsoft

Matt Steele
Director of Strategic Technology - Symantec Corporation
Matthew Steele works in Symantec's Strategic Operations organization where he is focused on research and developments efforts that drive delivery of the corporate security strategy across the companies technology roadmaps. He came to Symantec via the acquisition of Brightmail, the industry leading anti-spam software company where he ran the Systems Engineering and Consulting services. Prior to Brightmail Matthew ran a small consultancy, Great Highway Networks, which focused on infrastructure and web development services.

 
Pablo Stern
Director of Engineering, Messaging & Web Security - Symantec Corporation
AOTA Board Member

Pablo is a Director of Engineering for Messaging and Web Security. In this role, he oversees the development of the company's award-winning anti-spam messaging solutions, which monitors and processes more than a billion e-mail messages per day worldwide.  Before joining Symantec, Pablo was a Group Program Manager at Windows Live Hotmail.  In this role, he led the team in charge of anti-spam and e-mail delivery. During his tenure, Pablo worked on integrating various anti-spam solutions into Hotmail including Symantec Brightmail, SmartScreen, SenderScore, anti-phishing and Sender ID and increasing industry awareness through Postmaster initiatives.  Prior to Microsoft, Pablo held software development positions at various start-ups and communication solutions providers.  He is a graduate of Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H. where he holds dual bachelor's degrees, with high honors in Computer Science, and Engineering.
Pablo Stern
Charles Stiles
VP Worldwide Business Development, Goodmail Systems
AOTA Steering Committee Member

Charles  has over 18 years experience in the use of technology in business environments. He was the former Postmaster for America Online. During his ten years at AOL he has focused his efforts on improving the customer experience through a better use of technology in Member Services, the AOL Network Operation Center and as Postmaster for one of the largest email systems in the world. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Board for the Messaging Anti-Abuse Work Group. Charles speaks frequently with industry analysts and at industry events, working closely with others to help generate a better understanding of the email environment and potential solutions for a better consumer experience. Charles holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Networking from Strayer University graduating Magna Cum Laude.
Charles Stiles
Mozelle W. Thompson
CEO, Thompson Strategic Consulting
As CEO, Mozelle provides legal, policy and business advice to Facebook, Inc., SeatSmart.com and others. He is a frequent keynote speaker at major technology conferences and international policy forums. From December 1997 until August 2004, he served as a Commissioner on the Federal Trade Commission.  While at the FTC, Commissioner Thompson developed leadership roles in the areas of international consumer protection, high technology and convergence issues, online privacy and intellectual property. He also served as Chairman of the OECD Committee on Consumer Policy.  Commissioner Thompson has taught at Fordham, Stanford and Princeton Universities, and has received numerous awards in recognition of his work, including the Distinguished Service Award by the University of California, Berkeley School of Law and the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology. 
   
 
Sal Tripi
Dir. of Operations - Publishers Clearing House
Mr. Tripi is the Director of Operations for Publishers Clearing House (PCH), the United States' largest and best-known sweepstakes company. He has had many successes in a variety of operational areas including compliance, privacy, order processing, and merchandise fulfillment.  Mr. Tripi successfully developed and implemented compliance policies and practices that allowed PCH to expand their entrepreneurial endeavors while maintaining a reputation as a legitimate email marketer.
Sal Tripi - Publishers Clearing House

Sean Walker
Director of Internet Systems - The PGA of America
Sean leads a team of developers and engineers and is responsible for the implementation of systems servicing PGA Professionals, PGA Spectator Championships, PGA of America staff and various other areas of the golf industry. Sean is responsible for all Internet based systems, as well as all technology used at PGA Spectator Championships, including the PGA Championship and the Ryder Cup.  He has been with the PGA of America for 8 years, after earning his Masters degree in Decision and Information Sciences at the University of Florida.

Sean Walker

Robb Walters
Director, Site Design - Costco
Robb serves as a director for Costco Wholesale's online businesses in US and Canada, helping drive its annual e-commerce sales well beyond the $1B waterline by working with an amazing and talented team of marketers, merchants, analysts and design gurus. With 10 years experience helping build a billion-dollar retail website, he remains excited about the incredible opportunities the online channel offers.

Robb Walters
Gary Warner
Director of Research in Computer Forensics. 
Gary joined UAB in 2007 as their first Director of Research in Computer Forensics.  For the past seven years Warner has been active in Information Sharing with Law Enforcement.  He serves on the Technology Committee of the FBI s Digital PhishNet, co-chairs the Working With Law Enforcement Committee of the Anti-Phishing Working Group, and serves as a Handler with the CastleCops PIRT Team.  He has held positions on the National Board of the FBI s InfraGard program and the DHS-sponsored Energy ISAC.  He is an active member of the Birmingham FBI s CyberCrime Task Force, the US Secret Service s Electronic Crimes Task Force and serves as President of the Birmingham InfraGard.  He has spoken at dozens of law enforcement and cybercrime meetings worldwide on topics ranging from spam and phishing, malware analysis and botnets to cyber- warfare, terrorism, and jihad.  In addition to leading computer forensics research efforts at the University, Warner teaches in both the Computer and Information Science and Justice Science Departments.
Gary Warner
Neil Warner
Chief Information Security Officer / Vice President - Technical Operations, Go Daddy Group
Neil is responsible for the company's IT Security and Technical Operations organizations, which include IT Operations, Hosting Operations, Data Center Operations, Compliance and IT Security. Before joining Go Daddy, Neil served as Director of Technology/Security for NDC Health, a health care information provider. Prior to that, Neil supervised computer operations and administration at Motorola Computer Group.  Neil retired from the United States Army in 1995 after serving for 20 years. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from the University of Maryland. Neil is a Certified Information System Security Professional and a Certified Business Continuity Professional.
 
Jeff Wilbur
Vice President of Marketing, Iconix
AOTA Board Member

Jeff serves as the AOTA Steering Committee board representatives, elected by the Steering Committee and AOTA strategic advisors. Jeff has over 25 years of experience in high technology, all focused on bringing new, industry-transforming communications technologies to market.  He has been involved at the founding stages of Ethernet, routing, switching, VOIP, unified messaging, and email authentication and services in both startups and Fortune 500 companies.  He has a BSEE from Kansas State University and MSEE from Stanford University.
Jeff Wilbur
Austin Wilson
Director, Security Product Management, Microsoft Corporation
Austin is a Director in the Windows Client group, focusing on security product management for the Windows Client group.   He leads the team responsible for ensuring that the security technologies in Windows Vista, Windows Internet Explorer, and future releases meet the needs of enterprise customers and consumers.   Wilson has been with Microsoft since 1994, including five years in Microsoft’s services organization driving the design and deployment of Microsoft technologies as a Service Line Architect, with a focus on infrastructure and security.  Prior to that, he spent five years as a Principal Technology Specialist delivering pilots for security technologies, Active Directory, and other infrastructure products.
Austin Wilson
Michael S. Zaneis
Vice President Public Policy, Interactive Advertising Bureau
AOTA Strategic Advisor

Mike is the Vice President of Public Policy for the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB). Mike joined IAB in January of 2007 and runs their Washington D.C. office. Prior to joining IAB, Mike served as Executive Director of Technology and E-Commerce at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. As the chief technology and telecommunications lobbyist, he oversaw issues affecting the business community pertaining to telecommunications, data security, intellectual property, counterfeiting, piracy, online and consumer privacy, and e-commerce. Prior to joining the Chamber's lobby team, Mike served as the organization's Director of Technology Policy. He has worked in politics for the past 12 years in Washington, D.C. and Michigan. He received his bachelors degree from Michigan State University and both his J.D. and Masters in Public Policy from Georgetown University.

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