1st Annual Digital Economy Congress Nov 14-15, 2013, San Diego, CA

General Information

The Digital Economy Congress was established to facilitate a tri-lateral dialogue between the United States, Canada and Mexico on protecting data flows. The economic activities that result from cross-border data flows continue to grow exponentially, as do the risks and challenges of managing this information. Protecting proprietary business information, respecting individual privacy and preventing interruptions and losses in these data flows are vital factors in assuring their economic vitality.

Featuring global leaders and subject matter experts, the Congress offers in-depth training as well as unparalleled networking opportunities. Participants will engage in keynote, panel and business breakout sessions that offer solutions to the most pressing issues on protecting digital information.

Reasons to Attend

  • Get face-to-face dialogue with international industry experts who have successfully implemented best practices solutions
  • Learn about current trends, issues and actions
  • Discover new methods and products that can lower expenses and increase revenues
  • Take the pulse of what is happening for tools, technologies, and processes
  • Get Immediate answers and solutions to issues current in your organization

2013 Conference Topics

  • Critical Infrastructure
  • The Internet of Things
  • Health Data Flow
  • State Sponsored Hacking
  • Cloud Services
  • Personal Information 2.0
  • Entertainment Sector – Digital Rights

International Target Audience

  • Senior officials in the public and private sector
  • Cyber security experts in military and critical infrastructure
  • Governmental and non-governmental agencies
  • Technology experts and privacy advocates
  • Academics
  • Legal Professionals

Conference Rates:

Regular registration
Public Sector $575.00 USD
(no taxes)
Private Sector $575.00 USD
(no taxes)


Registration Fees Include:

  • 2 plated lunches
  • All coffee breaks
  • All keynotes, plenaries, panel sessions and vendor breakouts
  • Access to exhibit hall
  • Conference materials
  • On-line access to presentations post-event

The Manchester Grand Hyatt


Joe Alhadeff

Vice President Global Public Policy and Chief Privacy Strategist, Oracle Corporation

Chris Apgar

CEO & President, Apgar & Associates, LLC

Jeff Apple

Producer, “In the Line of Fire”

Katherine Butler

General Counsel, Software Center of Excellence, General Electric Company

Dan Caprio

Co-Founder and Chairman, The Providence Group

Stephen Cobb

Senior Security Researcher, ESET, North America

William F. Davidson Jr.

Senior Vice President, Strategy and Operations, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and Qualcomm Investor Relations

Dr. Khaled El Emam

CEO and Founder, Privacy Analytics

Maureen Feinroth

Founder and Principal, Capital Privacy Solutions

Dr. Richard Forno

Graduate Program Director, Cybersecurity, University of Maryland

Alex Fowler

Global Privacy & Public Policy Leader, Mozilla

Scott Goss

Senior Privacy Counsel, Qualcomm

Eric Green

SVP, Business Development, M@D Partners & Program Director, SC World Congress

General Michael Hayden

former Director of the CIA and former Director of the National Security Agency

Donald Jones

Vice President, Global Strategy & Market Development, Qualcomm Life

Joanne McNabb

Director of Privacy Education and Policy, California Attorney General's Office

Richard Purcell

CEO, Corporate Privacy Group

Jeffrey Rabkin

Special Assistant Attorney General for Technology, Office of the Attorney General, California Department of Justice

Stephen Saunders

Master Health Architect, Global Healthcare, CGI

Winn Schwartau

Security Theortician and Author; Founder, The Security Awareness Company

Andy Serwin

Partner - Global Privacy and Data Security Practice Group, Morrison & Foerster LLP

Spencer Wilcox

Special Assistant to the Chief Security Officer and Managing Security Strategist, Exelon Corporation
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Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Presentation Files 21st Century Governance: The Innovation of Regulation

21st Century Governance: The Innovation of Regulation

Special Assistant Attorney General Jeff Rabkin will discuss some of the governance challenges presented by 21st Century digital technology and how Attorney General Kamala D. Harris is attempting to innovate the way the California Department of Justice approaches the regulation of technology.

Presentation Files 21st Century Governance: The Innovation of Regulation

Presentation Files Data Security & Privacy - Country-by-Country Analysis

Plenary Panel Session: Health Data Flow

With the rapid growth and expansion of the health care sector, care providers, health services and advanced technology companies must collaborate to serve their markets. Citizens have greater opportunities to seek health care in countries of their choice. Meeting the challenge of delivering health services in multiple countries is complicated. Transferring health information across borders demands legal, political, technical and social solutions. Our panel of experts addresses the issues involved to deliver health services effectively.

Presentation Files Data Security & Privacy - Country-by-Country Analysis

Friday, November 15th, 2013

Presentation Files The Promise of Industrial Big Data

The Transformative Effect of the Industrial Internet: Big Data and Predictive Analytics

The industrial world is undergoing a seismic shift in productivity and efficiency as machines become increasingly intelligent. This shift will result in the creation of an Industrial Internet that will have the same transformative effect as the consumer internet. Intelligence is brought about through innovative sensor technology, machine to machine connectivity, new approaches to automation, and most importantly predictive analytics that give insights in real-time. This seismic shift of 'software eating the world', will require more and more companies to make strategic decisions on their willingness to invest in technology and take risks to capture this increasingly valuable part of the value-chain. A key element of success will be for us to strike a balance between security and liberty - enabling the vast trove of digital information amassed by machines to become 'liquid'. With all of this comes a demand for law and policies to protect privacy and intellectual property while adopting standards for speeding the flow of big data across country borders.

Presentation Files The Promise of Industrial Big Data

Presentation Files Reconciling Personal Information in the United States and European Union

Plenary Panel Session: Personal Information 2.0

Information flowing across borders contains many different types of data, including proprietary business information and personal data about individuals. Various laws in the US, Canada and Mexico set requirements for collecting, using and sharing personally identifying information (PII) but have different definitions of what constitutes PII. Even within the United States, laws and regulations for PII have inconsistent, even conflicting, definitions.
So, how can we manage information flows unless we agree on the types of information that are regulated? Join Paul Schwartz, Law Professor at UC Berkeley and Scott Goss, Sr. Privacy Counsel for Qualcomm in their discussion of Personal Information 2.0, a tiered approach to the concept of personal information that leads to practical and universally acceptable personal information uses.

Presentation Files Reconciling Personal Information in the United States and European Union

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