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This session on data and identity features Mike Schroepfer (Facebook). Moderated by David Kirkpatrick (The Facebook Effect).
Founder, host, and CEO of Techonomy, David Kirkpatrick is a journalist, commentator about technology, and author of the bestselling book “The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That Is Connecting the World,” published in 32 countries. He spent 25 years at Fortune, where he founded and hosted the Brainstorm and Brainstorm Tech conferences. In addition to writing for Techonomy, he contributes to Forbes and Vanity Fair and is a contributing editor at Bloomberg Television. Kirkpatrick is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Mike Schroepfer is the Vice President of Engineering at Facebook. Schroepfer is responsible for harnessing the engineering organization's culture of speed, creativity and exploration to build products, services and infrastructure that support the company's users, developers and partners around the world.
Before coming to Facebook, Schroepfer was the Vice President of Engineering at Mozilla Corporation, where he led the global, collaborative, open and participatory product development process. Schroepfer was formerly a distinguished engineer at Sun Microsystems. He was also the founder, Chief Architect and Director of Engineering at CenterRun, which was acquired by Sun. Schroepfer holds a bachelor's degree and a master's degrees in computer science from Stanford University and has filed two U.S. patents.
Mike Schroepfer, Facebook's Vice President of Engineering, defends the social network's data privacy policies. He says unlike most sites that track use via silent cookies, Facebook is explicit about the data it collects and gives users overt choices on how to control their privacy.