The founder of the Forum is Dr. Gilad L. Rosner, a privacy and information policy researcher. Dr. Rosner’s work focuses on the Internet of Things, identity management, US & EU privacy and data protection regimes, ethical data use, and online trust. His research has been used by the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee report on the Responsible Use of Data, and he is a featured expert on O’Reilly Radar and the BBC. Dr. Rosner is a member of the UK Cabinet Office Privacy and Consumer Advisory Group, the .uk Policy Stakeholder Committee, the British Computer Society Identity Assurance Working Group, and is a Visiting Researcher at the Horizon Digital Economy Research Institute. He can be reached at gilad(at)

Erin Kenneally, J.D., is an attorney specializing in information technology law, including privacy technology information forensics, trusted information exchange, technology policy, cybercrime, ICT ethics, and emergent IT legal risk. Kenneally is Founder and CEO at Elchemy. She also serves as Technology Law Specialist at the University of California San Diego, Center for Internet Data Analysis and the Center for Evidence-based Security Research. She leads advisory activities in information disclosure control and ethics for the US Dept. of Homeland Security. Kenneally has provided leadership for the US Dept. of Justice Global Information Sharing Advisory Group and other advisory groups engaged in information age risk issues. She holds a Juris Doctorate and a Master of Forensic Sciences degrees. She can be reached at erin(at)


Advisory Board

Michelle Finneran Dennedy, J.D., is the Chief Privacy Officer of Cisco Systems. She previously served as VP and Chief Privacy Officer at Intel Security where she was responsible for the development and implementation of Intel Security data privacy policies and practices, working across business groups to drive data privacy excellence across the security continuum. Michelle was the Vice President for Security & Privacy Solutions for the Oracle Corporation. Before the Oracle acquisition of Sun, Michelle was Chief Data Governance Officer within the Cloud Computing division at Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Scott David, J.D., LL.M., is the director of policy at the Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity at University of Washington and was formerly the Executive Director of the Law, Technology and Arts Group at UW School of Law. Scott is an active member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Data Driven Development, the MIT/KIT Advisory Board, the OIX Advisory Board and a senior analyst with KuppingerCole. Prior to joining the University of Washington, Scott worked as an attorney for 30 years focused on counseling commercial and governmental entities worldwide in the structures and transactions of technology and business networks. Scott was a partner at K&L Gates (formerly Preston, Gates & Ellis) from 1992 to 2012. Prior to joining K&L Gates, he was an associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York.

Sharon A. Anolik is President and Founder of Privacy Panacea, a firm focused on strategic privacy solutions. A member of the Department of Homeland Security’s Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee and a seasoned privacy executive, Sharon brings over 15 years of privacy expertise, leveraging insight from numerous verticals and experience building privacy solutions at every stage for public, mid-size, and start-up organizations. Sharon was Vice President and Global Privacy Risk and Strategy Leader for McKesson Corporation, a Fortune 15 health care services and information technology company. Prior, Sharon served as Chief Privacy Official and Director of Corporate Compliance and Ethics for Blue Shield of California. There, she was responsible for overseeing privacy, corporate compliance and ethics, records management, and legislative compliance administration programs.

Jim Adler is Head of Data at Toyota Research Institute after serving as Vice President of Products/Marketing and Chief Privacy Officer at Metanautix, a big data analytics startup acquired by Microsoft. He also serves on the The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee providing advice at the request of the Secretary of Homeland Security and the DHS Chief Privacy Officer. Most recently, Jim was Vice President, Data Systems and the first Chief Privacy Officer at Intelius. Prior, Jim served as president and chief technology officer at, an Internet company giving consumers control of their online identity and reputation. He was the founder and CEO of VoteHere, a pioneer in the development of private and secure electronic voting, both online and offline. He is a co-inventor of patents related to cryptographic voting and digital signatures.