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Daniel “Dazza” Greenwood leads the CIVICS.com consultancy, focusing at the intersection of business, law and technology for the new innovation economy.  As a lecturer at the MIT Media Lab, Dazza instructs and conducts research projects on big data, identity federation and trust frameworks. Dazza also serves as the Vice Chair of the Identity Ecosystem Steering Group’s Plenary, which is developing a framework for federated identity and privacy at the international level.  Dazza has consulted to fortune 100 companies, including the insurance industry and financial services sector, architecting the creation of trust frameworks.  Federally, Dazza has testified several times on eCommerce before the US House and US Senate and has consulted to NASA as an Online Identity expert, GSA as a multilateral rules drafting expert, Homeland Security as a multistate Federal governance expert and many other agencies and departments. Dazza is a member of the Steward’s Council of the Identity Commons and heads it’s Forum on Law of Identity and Personal Data.  Dazza also co-founded the eCitizen Foundation, which focused on creating citizen-centered online identity and personal data sharing projects and solutions.

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Above: Client testimonial regarding Dazza’s approach to developing Trust Framework for Identity Federation of the Insurance and Financial Services Industry.

Below: UK Cabinet Office introduces Dazza in London as the person providing facilitation and drafting support for developing the Identity Federation rules for Identity Assurance in the UK.

 

 

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Biographical and Contact Information Overview for Daniel “Dazza” Greenwood, JD follow

As an attorney, prior to joining MIT, Mr. Greenwood served as Deputy General Counsel for Information Technology for the State of Massachusetts, and led the inter-agency Massachusetts Online Government Taskforce, hosted a series of well attended Public Briefings on Technology Policy and formed or staffed many multi-state, state-federal and public-private collaborations using the Internet in the public interest. Mr. Greenwood founded and directs the information technology consultancy CIVICS.com, providing strategic and policy solutions for public and private sector organizations and he serves on the boards of directors of various non-profit, standards and trade associations dedicated to realizing the full potential of an information society.

Dazza Greenwood Chaired the eContracts Committee of OASIS/LegalXML, which developed the first national or international standard for electronic contracts, and Chaired the Electronic Agents and Automated Transactions Task Force of the American Bar Association, Chaired the NACHA Certification and Ratings and Trust Task Force and Co-Authored it’s report. and he led or participated in many other standard setting efforts. The eContracts work was was approved and published as a formal, recognized OASIS Technical Committee Specification for eContracts in 2007.

Dazza Greenwood has testified several times before the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, as well as state legislatures and federal and state agencies domestically and abroad regarding technology policy issues raised by electronic commerce, individual authentication and civil liberties and electronic signatures and electronic contracts or transactions. Mr. Greenwood was a central contributor to the drafting and negotiation process leading to various federal and state laws and regulations addressing electronic transactions or online identity, and was so active on the federal E-Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act, he is acknowledged by name for his service in the formal legislative record incorporated into that statute.

Mr. Greenwood has guided the process and drafting of community rules for the E-Authentication Partnership (now the Liberty Alliance Trust Framework accreditation and certification sections), the SAFE-BioPharma Identity Portal (Signatures & Authentication for Everyone), the MultiState E-Mall, and many others. Mr. Greenwood has served as an expert in intellectual property litigation and as special counsel and consultant on information technology issues for various governments and fortune 500 firms. Mr. Greenwood is a frequent keynote or speaker at trade, professional and academic events, having addressed tens of thousands of people over the past 20 years of professional speaking.

Dazza Greenwood has served as an arbitrator under the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), where he arbitrated Internet domain name and trademark disputes. Mr. Greenwood has also developed legal processes for online mediation used by eBay and other online dispute resolution providers and was the vice chairman of the Online Dispute Resolution technical specifications committee of OASIS. Mr. Greenwood continues to assist small and medium businesses with dispute resolution and avoidance as a mediator, arbitrator and facilitator, in the role of trusted neutral third-party.

Mr. Greenwood has also worked on digital identity and open architectures for Health Information Technology.  Here are some highlights of Dazza’s Health IT Bio.

Mr. Greenwood graduated Cum Laude with Honors from Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts, selected by students as Senator and elected as President of the Legal Ethics Fraternity, Phi Delta Phi among other community leadership posts, and was admitted to the Bar as an attorney at law in 1995. Mr. Greenwood graduated from Clark University with a degree in American History, having studied computer science/AI, psychology, economics, sciences and music, and having served as President of the Clark History Society, President of the College Republicans and President of the Clark Civic Liberties League. Mr. Greenwood is no longer a member of any political party, acting independently.

More information about Dazza Greenwood is available at CIVICS.com and IDcubed.org.

For more background on Dazza’s approach to Trust Framework, see: http://www.civics.com/trust-framework-online-appendices

 

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Profile

A leading innovator combining law, technology and public policy since the mid 1990’s, with a proven record of thought leadership and success in the public, private, academic and non-profit sectors.

Experience

CIVICS.com, Founder and President — 1996-Present
Private consultancy,  providing policy, strategic and consortium support to private sectors firms such as L-1, Computer Associates, HID and Accenture and to government agencies including NASA, DHS, GSA, the states of Idaho, Kansas, Massachusetts and many other clients.

eCitizen Foundation, Founder & Executive Director — 2008-Present
An off-shoot of research begun at MIT, this non-profit educates government, industry and advocacy organizations on how to create and use citizen-centered web-based solutions for privacy and security.

MIT Media Lab and Department of Architecture, Lecturer & Researcher — 1997-2007
Working part time as a Lecturer and as Director of the MIT E-Commerce Architecture Program, taught graduate seminars and led research projects for 10 years, culminating at the Media Lab teaching graduate courses on Digital Identity; inventing and prototyping privacy and personalization technology as well as convening several public and private sector public forums and conferences on law and technology.

CIO’s Office, Massachusetts State Government, In House Counsel— 1995-2001
Serving as Deputy General Counsel, and ending as Acting General Counsel, created the first state intranet, the first Public Key Infrastructure for a state government, helped bring the first payment transactions with government to the Internet, drafted legislation and regulations for electronic transactions, created multi-lateral contracts for public and private sector digital business, represented the state before the US House, US Senate and many federal agencies and foreign governments, created public forums and conferences on technology policy and mentored many young attorneys and technologists.

Education

SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL, Boston, MA, J.D: May 1995 Licensed to Practice Law in Massachusetts: 1995 – present (retired), graduated Cum Laude, Dean’s List, Balfour Scholarship Merit Award; President ABA Law Student Division, President Phi Delta Phi, Senator Student Government.

CLARK UNIVERSITY, Worcester, MA; B.A. awarded May 1990; President of Clark History Society, President/Founder of Clark Civil Liberties League, President of Clark Republicans, Member Student Government Judiciary Committee; Member of Crew Team, Winner of Battle of the Bands.

Skills

Proficient at online video as a marketing and educational tool, creating eLearning modules,  producing music for video, creating various web and mobile applications, and is a highly trained, popular yoga teacher; competitor in sprint and Olympic length triathlons as well as a published author and speaker.

Additional Achievements and Activities

Public Policy Leadership:

- Testified several times before committees of the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives and presented to various state legislatures and public agencies at all levels and internationally on electronic commerce law; Specifically
* Assisted with initial draft and amendments and enactment of the E-Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act in both the House and the Senate and organized several state governments to negotiate preemption provisions of the Act, being congratulated by name in the Congressional Record’s legislative history of this statute;
* Assisted with initial draft and amendments and enactment of the Paperwork Elimination Act (requiring all federal agencies to accept web forms rather than paper forms and use approved electronic signatures);
* Worked extensively with the National Conference of Commissioners on the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (based partly on draft statutory language from Massachusetts which I drafted);
* Member of the Expert Drafting Group and the Revisions Committee of the National Notaries Association creating the 2010 Model Notary Act, and the 2002 Model Notary Act detailing the process for electronic notarization;

- International Delegate to educate foreign governments on eCommerce and eTransactions legislation in Beijing, China; Cairo, Egypt, Dublin, Ireland; Adelaide, Australia among other countries, states and cities.  Selected by OECD to provide Keynote Address on Digital Identity Management conference in Trondheim, Norway, 2007.
- Elected to local government “Town Meeting” of Lexington, MA, representing Precinct 6 serving from 1990 – 1993, elected as Chairman of the Precinct by the other elected representatives in 1992.
- Chairman of the Public Policy Committee of the Boston Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Section; 8/01-7/03
- Chairman of the National Governors Association/E-Commerce Coordinating Council Joint E-Government/E-Commerce Policy Workgroup; 2000 – 12/01
- Chairman of the Legislative and Regulatory Workgroup, Information Security
Committee of the American Bar Association; 9/96 8/99
- Chairman, E-Contracts Workgroup, Cyberlaw Committee of the American Bar Association; 11/97 – 8/99
- Co-Chairman of the Automated Transactions and Electronic Agents Task Force, Cyberlaw
Committee, American Bar Association; 9/99 – 1/2002
- Board of Directors and Chairman of the Legal and Policy Group of SigNet.Org, Inc. (Information Technology Trade Association); 1997 – 1999
- Board of Directors of the National E-Commerce Coordinating Council (Public Sector Consortium, www.EC3.org); 1998 – 2007
- Invited Member of the Public Key Infrastructure Expert Panel, HealthKey Consortium (Multi-State Healthcare Industry Project); 12/99 – 7/00
- Chairman of the Certification Authority Ratings and Trust Task Force of the National Automated Clearinghouse Association (NACHA); 4/98 – 1/1/00
- Chairman of the Legal Special Interest Group of the Boston Computer Society (Educational Non-Profit)

Multi-Lateral Public and Private Sector Leadership:

- Department of Homeland Security, Privacy Office, 2007-2008; Engaged to form and lead a new federation of several states and federal agencies under a shared set of operating rules and common technical architecture; facilitated meetings and authored the agreements for common approaches to privacy, security and auditable compliance.

- GOCC.GOV, 2004-2005; Initiated, convened, facilitated agreement and wrote the initial contracts for the Government Open Code Collaborative (GOCC.gov) states of Idaho, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Hawaii and others.  The original purpose was to create a simple website and process for state and other governments to share code they created or commissioned under open source and free software licenses and to designate a repository like sourceforge to easily find and categorize or rate the code.

- Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) Council of NACHA, 5/2004-1/2005; as strategy consultant, led a creative and prioritization process for transitioning this consortium of states and vendors to a new set of online services and business models.

- Assorted multi-lateral leadership accomplishments: Led the legal and rules authoring team for the MultiState E-Mall, a federation of 5 state governments and vendors (including Staples, Office Depot and many others) to create the first online catalog and purchase vehicle for states; Chaired and co-led the authoring team of a 40 person Task Force of NACHA to produce the Certification Authority Ratings and Trust guidelines, a several hundred page report on how to develop the business and governance aspects of a public key infrastructure; Co-authorized the initial legal and governance architecture for the SAFE/Bio-Pharma federation (Signatures & Authentication for Everyone); Led the legal and drafting team for the General Services Administration’s “eAuthentication Federation” operating rules and contracts for several major federal agencies and national banks to provide online identity credentials for citizens; Led the legal and drafting and was primary author of the Operating Rules for the eAuthentication Partnership (EAP), which became the Liberty Alliance and now the Kantara Trust Framework.

Additional Legal Experience:

Office of the United States Attorney, Prosecution Counsel, Law Clerk; August 1994 – December 1994; Worked in Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force, participated in indictments, revised search warrants, analyzed criminal laws, composed memos, organized trial files, worked with White Collar Crime Division, attained secret security clearance.

Office of Allan Dershowitz, Criminal Defense Counsel Law Clerk; Cambridge, MA, January 1994 – August 1994; Working on multiple homicide defenses, researched and analyzed state and federal criminal law, reviewed extensive trial record for appeal, organized televised press conference in Irvine, CA, composed memos, authored case updates for client.

Executive Office for Administration and Finance, State House, Boston, MA; Legal Intern; June 1993 – January 1994 Authored welfare study, settled tort claim against the state by Aetna, evaluated state budget, composed several memos.

Boston Bar Association’s Volunteer Lawyers Project; [www.vlpnet.org] Volunteer Consumer Panel Attorney; Boston, MA, 1996 – 1999; represented indigent consumers with claims of unfair and deceptive trade practices and other claims against seller misconduct.

LegalXML/OASIS-OPEN; eContract Technical Committee, Chairman, 2002-2007; Led the team of attorneys, technologists, industry representatives and academics producing the first formal International specification for electronic contracts.

Publications and Articles:

    •    Authentication and Identity Management: Information Age Policy Considerations, By Daniel “Dazza” Greenwood, this was a chapter in the E-Commerce Coordinating Council Book on eGovernment and published as a stand-alone paper in 2003

    •    ANONYMITY AND ENCRYPTION IN INTERNET COMMERCE, By Daniel J. Greenwood, published as chapter of the American Bar Association book “Internet Law for the Business Lawyer”, 2001.

    •    Risk and Trust Management Techniques for an “Open But Bounded” Public Key Infrastructure, By Daniel J. Greenwood,  38 Jurimetrics J.277-294 (1998).

    •    Electronic Records and Online Authentication, By Daniel J. Greenwood and Ray A. Campbell, 53 The Business Lawyer 307-338 (1997).

    •    Electronic Signatures and Records: Legal, Policy and Technical Considerations, By Daniel Greenwood, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Best Articles Edition (1997).

Public Speaking, Press and Television

Featured and quoted on television and press (co-host of CNBC educational full length electronic signatures show, quoted in Wall Street Journal, Federal Computer Week, featured in CIO Magazine, the Boston Globe and many other periodicals and papers).

Sample speeches and presentations include:

* International Quality and Productivity Center’s Conference on E-Government Best Practices (Hilton Alexandria Old Town, Alexandria, VA, May 16-17, 2000); Chairman of the Conference and Panelist for Information Security Plenary Roundtable
* Performance Enhancement Commission for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (Boston, MA, May 11, 2000); Topic: Framing Authentication, Identity and Privacy for Better Government
* Boston Bar Association, High Technology Committee, Business Law Section (Boston, MA, May 9, 2000); Topic: The Benefits of the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act in the Context of Federal Legislative Action
* Government Delegations from 6 Middle East Countries, Hosted by World Boston (Boston, MA, May 3, 2000); Topic: International Implications of E-Commerce Business Flows
* U.S. House and Senate Commerce Committee Staff  (Washington, D.C., April 20, 2000); Topic: Problems and Prospects for Federal Law Governing E-Commerce
* Delegation of Government Clerks, Ireland,  Hosted by the Boston College Irish Institute (MIT, Cambridge, MA, April 4, 2000); Topic:  Building E-Commerce Architectures Today for the Public Sector of the Future
* U.S. Senate Commerce Committee Staff (Washington, D.C., March 16, 2000); Topic: The Applicability of Electronic Records Laws to Current Records Retention Requirements Related to Public Safety, Health and Order
* NACHA, Internet Council, Plenary Session (San Diego, CA, March 14, 2000); Topic: Technical and Business Trends Towards Portals and Integrated Services Via the Web
* LegalXML.Org Membership Meeting, Plenary Session (Atlanta, GA, March 1-2, 2000); Topic: Overview, Issues and Approaches to the Application of eXtensible Markup Language (XML) to Contracts and Agreements
* National Appellate Advocacy Competition of the American Bar Association (Boston, MA, February 26, 2000); Served as Judge on Topic of First Amendment Applicability Within Public Schools
* U.S. House and Senate Commerce Committee Staff (Washington, DC, February 23, 2000); Topic: Alternative Formulations of Law Applicable to E-Commerce
* Dutch Government Delegation, Including  Mr. Rogier van Boxtel, Secretary for Information and Communications Policies and Other Officials (MIT, Cambridge, MA, February 10, 1999); Topic: A Packet in Every Pot: Innovative Uses of Information Technology for Better Government
* Italian Government Delegation, Hosted by World Boston (MIT, Cambridge, MA, February 4, 2000); Topic: Using Information Technologies for Faster, Better and Less Expensive Government.
* Buildfolio.Com (Palo Alto, CA, January 27, 2000); Topic: Recent Activities of the MIT E-Commerce Architecture Project
* Massachusetts Division of Banks and Division of Insurance (Boston, MA, January 19, 2000); Topic: Briefing on Relationship Between Current and Pending State Laws and Pending Federal Law Affecting Government Oversight of Regulated E-Commerce Business Transactions
* U.S. Senate Commerce Committee Staff (Washington, DC, January 18, 2000); Topic: Underlying Sources of State Law Affecting E-Commerce
* Microsoft State and Local Government Forum (Microsoft Main Office, Washington, DC, December 20, 1999); Topic: Trends in State Government Policy, Practice and Direction for E-Commerce
* People’s Republic of China Economic Information System delegation to the United States, in Cooperation with the Institute for Transitional Economies (MIT, Cambridge, MA, December 6, 1999); Topic: Public Key Technologies for More Efficient Government
* Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce; Leading Industries Committee (Boston, MA, November 18, 1999 – morning); Topic: E-Commerce Legal and Policy Issues for the Next Year: State and Local Legislation and Requirements.
* Boston Bar Association (Boston, MA November 18, 1999 – afternoon); Topic: Using Contracts and Operating Rules to Structure E-Commerce Transactions Under State and Federal Law.
* Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Seminar (Boston MA, November 18, 1999 – evening); Topic: The Uniform Electronic Transactions Act: What You Need to Know About State and Federal Legislation
* The National Electronic Commerce Coordinating Council, Third Annual Conference (San Diego, CA, November 11-13 , 1999);

    •     November 11, Topic: Electronic Transactions: Trends, Problems and Prospects in the States (Plenary Session)

    •     November 12, Topic: EC Transactions & Implementation Issues (Roundtable)

* Delegation of Irish Government Officials, Hosted by  The Irish Institute of Boston College (Boston, MA, October 26, 1999); Topic: Using the Internet as  a Tool for Citizen Self-Governance and Better Government.
* International Quality and Productivity Center’s Conference on Government Service Delivery Online: Transforming Service Delivery in the Information Age(Alexandria, VA,, September 28 & 29, 1999); Chairman of the Conference and Workshop Leader for Topic: Planning and Designing the Architecture and Management of Your Web Site for Online Government Based Upon the “Virtual State House” Project Lessons
* U.S. General Services Administration (New Orleans, LA, June 22, 1999); Topic: Using Operating Rules to Organize Your Public Key Infrastructure
* U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Commerce, Subcommittee on Telecommunications, Trade and Consumer Protection (Washington, D.C., June 9, 99); Topic: Federal Electronic Commerce Legislation: Interdependencies With State Commercial Law.
* Colorado Fiscal Managers Association (Breckenridge, CO, May 20, 1999); Topic: Electronic Transactions With Government
* Massachusetts Health Data Consortium, Secure E-Mail Project (Boston, MA, May 6, 1999); Topic: Elements of a Certificate Policy and Operating Rules
* Sawyer School of Management, Suffolk University (Boston, MA, April 21, 1999); Topic: Developing E-Commerce Business Practices With Due Regard for Legal and Policy Requirements
* Glasser Legal Works Seminars and the ABA Science and Technology Section’s Fourth Annual Conference on Cyberbanking and Electronic Commerce Law (Washington, D.C., March 18, 1999); Topic: Electronic Contracting: Security, Authentication and Enforceability
* National Governor’s Association (Hall of the States, Washington, D.C., January 8, 1999 – weather delayed to February); Topic: Electronic Commerce Policy Agenda for the States: Problems and Prospects for 1999.
* State of Florida Electronic Commerce Conference (Tallahassee, FL, January 26, 1999); Topic: Case Studies and Best Practices in Public Sector Secure Electronic Commerce
* World Research Group Seminars: Best Practices for Electronic Procurement (Los Vegas, NV, January 25, 1999); Topic: Using Operating Rules to Define and Enforce Business to Business Commerce on the Internet
* RSA Data Security Conference and Expo (San Jose, CA, January 20, 1999); Topic: The Realities of PKI Cross-Certification
* Electronic Commerce Coordinating Council Second Annual Conference on Electronic Commerce in the States (Phoenix, AZ, December 10, 1998); Topic: Managing the Use of Digital Signatures Based Upon Business Objectives and Legal Requirements
* American National Standards Association, X9F5 Working Group (Boston, MA, November 19, 1998); Topic: The report of the Certificate Authority Ratings and Trust Task Force: How to Use Business Objectives as Technical Requirements for Public Key Infrastructure Standards
* Government CIO Summit, Security and Privacy Risk Management: Enabling Electronic Transactions (Kiawah, SC, November 16, 1998); Topic: Operating Rules for Public/Private Electronic Commerce Transactions
* Interview with: Online Today (Talk America Radio Show) (WebCast, November 8, 1998); Topic: Online Government
* Colorado State Government Electronic Commerce Conference (Pueblo, CO, November 5, 1998); Topic: Electronic Commerce: The Intersection Between the Public and Private Sectors
* Georgia Electronic Commerce Association (Atlanta, GA, October 28, 1998); Topic: A Role for American States in the International Internet Policy Arena
* Defending Cyberspace Conference (jointly held by CT/SC and the National Automated Clearinghouse Association) (Washington, D.C. September 24, 1998); Topic: Electronic Authentication: Operating Rules and Legislation
* Seventh Annual Florida Government Technology Conference (Florida, September 23, 1998); Topic: Writing Rules and Hacking Code: Like Peanut Butter and Chocolate
* Government Technology Conference, GTC’98 (Albany, NY, September 17, 1998); Topic: CIO Roundtable: Electronic Government
* Massachusetts Executive Leadership Forum on Electronic Commerce (Boston, MA, September, 1998); Topic: Privacy: the Number One Issue for Consumer and Citizen Transactions Via the Internet
* Third USENIX Workshop on Electronic Commerce (Boston, MA, September 3, 1998); Topic: Current Mapping of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) to the Law
* Massachusetts Interactive Media Council, Legal Seminar (Cambridge, MA, June 25, 1998); Topic: Digital Signatures: Authentication and Enforcement of Contracts Online
* Federation of Tax Administrators, Sixty-sixth Annual Meeting (June 15, 1998); Topic: Electronic Commerce Law
* Harvard J.F.K. School of Government, Conference on Privacy, Security and Electronic Government: (Cambridge, MA, June 11 – 12, 1998); Topic: Verification and Enforcement Challenges for Online Government
* Global Center for Electronic Commerce, University of Maryland: Baltimore Campus, 2-way Simulcast to Canadian Campus (Baltimore, MD, June 2, 1998); Topic: Electronic Commerce and the States in a Global Environment
* Cash Management and Electronic Commerce; NASACT (Washington, D.C., May 15, Afternoon, 1998); Topic: Electronic Commerce Legislative Initiatives (debate against Congressional staff)
* Third Institute on International Trade and Investment, by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the George Washington School of Law (Washington, D.C., May 15, Morning, 1998).  Topic: Electronic Commerce Law: Alternatives to Legislation
* Medical Records Institute Conference: Toward An Electronic Patient Record ’98 (San Antonio, TX, May 14, 1998); Topic: 98 Digital Authentication and Security: Business, Legal & Technical Dimensions
* The Central Texas E-Com. Users Group San Antonio Chapter (San Antonio, TX, May 13, 1998); Topic: Digital Authentication and Security: The Intersection of Business Practices and Legal Rules
* State of Texas, EC Solutions Summit (J.J. Pickle Center, TX, May 12, 1998); Topic: Electronic Commerce Solutions for Government
* CardTech/SecureTech [CT/SC] Conference (Washington, D.C., April 30, 1998); Topic: Digital Signature Law and Electronic Commerce
* BAI Electronic Banking Conference (New Orleans, LA, April 24, 1998); Topic Digital Signature Law and E-Commerce Policies
* Wisconsin State Government Electronic Commerce Conference (Madison, WI, February 26, 1998); Topic: Governance in a Wired World
* The Internet Council of the National Automated Clearinghouse Association (San Diego, CA, February 7, 1998); Topic: Certification Authority Ratings and Trust Update and Directions
* Electronic Commerce in the States Conference, Jointly Sponsored by: NASIRE/NASACT/NASPO (San Antonio, December 10, 1997); Topic: Electronic Authentication at the State and Federal Levels
* Virtually Wired Education Foundation, Public Classes (Boston, MA, Periodic, Fall 1997); Topic: Survival Training for the Cyber-Consumer
* Internet Law and Policy Forum, Electronic Signature Legislation Conference (Washington, D.C., November 23, 1997); Topic: The “Thin Approach” to Legislation: Less is More for the Market
* RAND Round Table on Electronic Commerce (Washington, D.C., November 5, 1997); Topic: The Non-Regulatory Approach to E-Commerce Policy
* Foley, Hoag and Elliot, Intellectual Property Practice (Boston, Massachusetts, May, 1997); Topic: Commonwealth of Massachusetts Information Technology Law and Policy Developments
* Medical Records Institute Conference: Toward An Electronic Patient Record ’97 (Nashville, Tennessee, April, 1997); Topic: Cryptography in Health Care Information
* Syracuse University College of Law: Center for Global Law and Practice (Syracuse, New York, April, 1997); Topic: The Law of Electronic Commerce: Netting Around the Globe
* Massachusetts Bankers Association (Marlborough, MA, April, 1997); Topic: Commonwealth o
f Massachusetts Secure Internet Filing Division of Banks Pilot
* State of Rhode Island, House of Representatives Special Legislation Committee (State House, Providence, Rhode Island, April, 1997); Testimony Relative to the Rhode Island Electronic Records and Signature Bill (enacted)
* SigNet.Org, Legal and Policy Special Interest Group (Boston, Massachusetts, March, 1997); Topic: The Legal Dimensions of Business on the World Wide Web
* Massachusetts Export Council (Bedford, MA, March, 1997); Topic: Using the Internet as an International Business Tool: The Legal Dimension
* The Digital Commerce Society of Boston (The Downtown Harvard Club of Boston, MA, March, 1997); Topic: Online Government & Electronic Commerce -Legislation and Public Sector Initiatives
* The International Institute for Business Technologies (Kissimee, Florida, March, 1997); Topic: Using the Internet as a Business Tool
* American Bar Association, Cyberspace Law Committee, Featured Speaker (New Orleans, LA, January, 1997); Topic: Information Technology Law and Policy
* Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc., (Boston, Massachusetts, January, 1997); Topic: Health Care and Information Technology
* Perkins, Smith and Cohen, High Technology Law Department (Boston, MA, January, 1997); Topic: Overview of the Draft Massachusetts Electronic Records and Signature Act

Specialties: E-Commerce, E-Government, E-Democracy, E-Signatures, E-Notarization, E-Transactions, E-Learning and E-Contracts. Identity Management, Knowledge Management, Risk Management, Cross-Boundary-Integration (XBI), Real ID, UETA, ESIGN and GPEA. Federations, Consortia, Collaboratives, Cooperatives, Joint-Ventures, Partnerships and Multilaterals. User-centered design, human-centered design, human-computer interface (HCI).

Other Interests and Activities:

Olympic length and sprint triathlon competitor.  Highly trained yoga and breath work instructor.