Fueling the Emerging Privacy Tech Industry

Friday, June 24, 2022 - 3:10 pm3:55 pm

Lourdes M. Turrecha, CEO & Founder, The Rise of Privacy Tech, and Nishant Bhajaria, Director of Privacy Engineering & Architecture, Uber


In this panel, Lourdes M. Turrecha and Nishant Bhajaria will present on the foundational TROPT Defining the Privacy Tech Landscape Whitepaper 2021, which defines and categorizes the emerging privacy tech industry. In addition to defining each category they've identified, they go over the customer persona(s), basic features, and current limitations of available solutions. They help privacy tech buyer-users articulate their technical privacy pain points, coach them to advocate internally for the privacy tech budget they need and deserve, and teach them how to identify available privacy tech solutions to their biggest technical privacy problems. This panel helps privacy technologists, privacy engineers, and other privacy domain experts to find privacy tech opportunities, from landing privacy tech advisory, consulting, and in-house roles, to cofounding a privacy tech startup and even Angel investing in them.

Lourdes M. Turrecha, The Rise of Privacy Tech

Lourdes M. Turrecha, is a privacy, cybersecurity, and data protection strategist, advisor, and investor. Lourdes is the founder of The Rise of Privacy Tech (TROPT), an initiative with a mission to fuel privacy innovation by bringing together privacy tech founders, investors, and expert-advisors to bridge the existing tech-capital-expertise gaps in privacy tech. Lourdes is the primary author of the foundational TROPT Defining the Privacy Tech Landscape Whitepaper 2021 and the organizer of the TROPT Privacy Tech Summit 2022. Lourdes is currently focusing on defining and categorizing the privacy tech landscape and advising privacy tech startups on their privacy strategy, covering product design and market positioning in the nascent privacy tech landscape. Prior to starting PIX & TROPT, Lourdes worked in Silicon Valley for the enterprise cybersecurity leader, Palo Alto Networks and in Big Law, advising 100+ startups, tech and Fortune companies, and other global organizations on their data protection obligations and managing incident and data breach response.

Nishant Bhajaria, Uber

Nishant Bhajaria leads the Technical Privacy and Strategy teams for Uber. He heads a large team that includes data scientists, engineers, privacy experts and others as they seek to improve data privacy for the customers and the company. His role has significant levels of cross-functional visibility and impact. Previously he worked in compliance, data protection, security, and privacy at Google. He was also the head of privacy engineering at Netflix. He is a well-known expert in the field of data privacy, has developed numerous courses on the topic, and has spoken extensively at conferences and podcasts.

@conference {280280,
author = {Lourdes M. Turrecha and Nishant Bhajaria},
title = {Fueling the Emerging Privacy Tech Industry},
year = {2022},
address = {Santa Clara, CA},
publisher = {USENIX Association},
month = jun

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