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.

John Howie, CIPP/US, CIPP/IT

Chief Operating Officer
Cloud Security Alliance

John Howie is chief operating officer of the Cloud Security Alliance. Howie has over 20 years of experience working in information and communications technology in a variety of industry sectors, including financial, telecommunications, entertainment, education and software manufacturing. Prior to joining the Cloud Security Alliance, Howie managed the groups responsible for security in the data centers of a leading cloud provider. He is a visiting professor at Edinburgh Napier University’s School of Computing, a visiting research professor at the University of Arizona’s Eller School of Management, a member of the editorial advisory board for the Journal of Information Management and Computer Security, a member of the IAPP’s CIPP/IT Certification Advisory Board and an advisor to the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute’s Security Governance/Counter-Terrorism Laboratory. Howie graduated from Edinburgh Napier University with a BSc (Hons) in computing in June 1991, and was awarded the degree of doctor of technology (hc) in June 2012 from the same.