Women in Wireless and Girls in Tech to Host Panel on Privacy and the Mobile Landscape
BOSTON, May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Women in Wireless, an organization that promotes and develops female leaders in mobile and digital media, and Girls in Tech, a global non-profit organization focused on the engagement, education and empowerment of women in technology, today announced a panel discussion that will explore the challenges of privacy in the mobile industry.
The panel discussion, “Mobile Advertising Today and a Vision for the Future: Lessons Learned in Attribution, Measurement, and Privacy,” will be held on May 3, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. at the Venture Cafe in the Cambridge Innovation Center.
Smartphone users are sharing more and more information with applications. From music preferences to geolocation and photo sharing, the question of privacy and what is being done with personal information is a pressing topic today. In addition, recent news of Apple’s deprecation of commonly used device IDs (UDIDs) had led many in the industry contemplating their next move and wondering how tracking can exist in the realm of privacy protection. The panel, sponsored by Fiksu and JumpTap, will address these challenges and discuss their impact on the industry today.
Panelists will include:
Jo Wightman, director of client services, Fiksu;
Ash Nadkarni, co-founder, App Guppy;
Adam Towvim, vice president, business development, Jumptap; and
Johnny Won, mobile & gaming platforms manager, Hill Holliday.
The panel will be moderated by Vicky Wu Davis, CEO & founder of FrogHop Inc.
“This is a great opportunity for industry leaders to develop relationships with one another and work together to tackle some of the most pressing issues impacting the biggest mobile brands and businesses today,” said Diana Epstein, account executive, Jumptap. “We look forward to connecting with the best and brightest to solve these problems as our industry continues to progress.”
“Women and Wireless and Girls in Tech are two wonderful organizations offering women a variety of tools to enhance their careers in technology,” said Viki Zabala, director of marketing, Fiksu. “We hope our first panel in Boston will provide attendees a chance to learn more about these organizations as well as the state of our industry.”
Participants will also have an opportunity to sign up for the soon-to-launch Boston chapter of Women in Wireless. Follow the event on Twitter at #gitwiwmobileBoston.
About Girls in Tech
Girls in Tech is a global non-profit organization and social network enterprise focused on the engagement, education and empowerment of like-minded, professional, intelligent and influential women in technology. Founded in 2007, Girls in Tech (GIT) aims to offer a variety of resources and tools for women to supplement and further enhance their professional careers and aspirations in technology. For more information, visit www.girlsintech.org.
About Women in Wireless
Women in Wireless is an organization that promotes and develops female leaders in mobile and digital media. With chapters in San Francisco, New York and London, the organization is over 3,500 members strong and new chapters are forming monthly. For more information, visit www.womeninwireless.org.
SOURCE Women in Wireless