AVG Technologies Chief Policy Officer Siobhan MacDermott to Speak as "Visiting Future-ist" for the Future of Information Alliance at the University of Maryland
AVG Technologies (NYSE:AVG):
WHAT: The University of Maryland's Future
of Information Alliance will host invitation-only discussions in a
series entitled, "The Big Picture of Big Data." Visiting Future-ists
will give 10-minute presentations on the topic as it pertains to their
respective industry or discipline.
The Future of Information Alliance was launched at the University of
Maryland in 2011. It was created to serve as a catalyst for dialogue
across disciplines and to promote research on issues related to the
evolving role of information in our lives. By identifying shared
challenges and encouraging innovative solutions, the Future of
Information Alliance seeks to facilitate a future in which information
in all its forms can be an effective resource for all. The founding
partners include the Library of Congress, the National Archives, the
Smithsonian Institution, the National Geographic Society, the Newseum,
Sesame Workshop, the U.S. National Park Service, the Barrie School, the
Online Academy, WAMU 88.5 and Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley. The Future
of Information Alliance is co-directed by Ira Chinoy, a University of
Maryland Philip Merrill College of Journalism associate professor and
associate dean, and Allison Druin, a professor at the University of
Maryland College of Information Studies (iSchool).
WHO:Siobhan MacDermott is a respected thought leader on the
future of Information Technology, consumer dynamics, cybersecurity,
privacy, and business leadership. She is currently Chief Policy Officer
Technologies (NYSE:AVG), having worked in senior leadership
positions at many reputable U.S. and global technology companies.
MacDermott is both a US and EU national, and has worked on four
continents and speaks five languages. She received her MBA from
Thunderbird School of Global Management, is working on her second
Masters degree at the Fletcher School, and serves on and advises several
boards including the Internet Security Alliance and the Fund for Peace.
AVG's mission is to simplify, optimize and secure the Internet
experience, providing peace of mind to a connected world. AVG's powerful
yet easy-to-use software and online services put users in control of
their Internet experience. By choosing AVG's software and services,
users become part of a trusted global community that benefits from
inherent network effects, mutual protection and support. AVG has grown
its user base to 146 million active users as of December 31, 2012 and
offers a product portfolio that targets the consumer and small business
markets and includes Internet security, PC performance optimization,
online backup, mobile security, identity protection and family safety
software. For more information, please visit www.avg.com.
WHEN:Wednesday, May 8, 2013, exact
session times TBD
WHERE: The State Senate Building, Annapolis, MD.
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Source: AVG Technologies