An increasingly important question that everyone in the digital industry needs to address is that of privacy. We are honoured that digital privacy guru David H. Holtzman is joining SIME07.
David is an Internet pioneer who helped oversee the Internet's wild growth from its infancy in the middle-1990s. During the turbulent late ‘90s during the Dot Com boom, he ran the most critical network in the world—the domain name system. As Chief Technology Officer of Network Solutions and the manager of the Internet's master root server, or the dot, he oversaw the growth of the commercial Internet from 500,000 to over 20,000,000 domain names. Is that cool or what?
He is the author of "Privay Lost" - a book on how technology is endangering our society.
His bio is one of the most impressive we have ever seen. Here are some of the things he has done:
- Military code-breaker
- Russian linguist
- Submariner with the U.S. Naval Security Group
- Intelligence analyst at the Defense Special Missile and Astronautics Center
- Chief Scientist at IBM's Internet Information Technology group
- Senior analyst for Booz-Allen & Hamilton
- Advisor to over a dozen high tech companies in DC, Silicon Valley, Austin, Canada and New York.
- Author of several patents including Verisign’s Domain Name Registry and pseudonymous roaming.
An interesting article in BusinessWeek "Seek and Ye Shall Be Found" by David Holtzman.