IAPP Privacy Academy 2013
  • I learned something valuable at every session, the networking opportunities were fantastic, and the keynote speakers were really great too.
  • The entire structure of the program is outstanding. Good speakers, great networking opportunities and good exhibits. One of the best conferences.
  • Very well organized, privacy-specific education, and great networking opportunities. Great educational resource as well.
  • Valuable information.
  • Maybe one of the best [experiences] I’ve had. Great to see some prior colleagues, and meet some new ones.
  • Great format and content.
  • I enjoyed the diversity of the speakers’ topics and professional backgrounds.
  • Hard choice to make for breakout sessions.
  • Overall experience was great!
  • The breakout sessions I attended were informative and interesting.
  • Fantastic gathering of privacy professionals.
  • Great topic range, knowledgeable and skilled professionals, great networking.
  • Solid conference. Great content and networking.

Craig Spiezle

Seattle, WA KnowledgeNet Chair
Executive Director & President
Online Trust Alliance

Craig D. Spiezle is an advocate for consumer trust and a thought leader on the convergence of privacy and security. Spiezle leads OTA in advocating best practices and public policy that mitigate emerging privacy, identity and security threats to online services, government, organizations and consumers. 

Prior to his role OTA, Spiezle spent over a decade at Microsoft, most recently as the director of security and privacy product management for Internet Explorer, driving the development of anti-spam, anti-phishing and privacy enabling technologies. Previously, he held various managerial positions, including international marketing, licensing and leading Microsoft’s first effort to bridge the digital divide.

Spiezle holds a BS from the Rochester Institute of Technology and an MBA from Seattle University.