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Consumer Trade-offs in a Mobile Culture: Privacy, Payments and Social Media

Consumer Reports

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 6:00 PM (EDT)

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Join Consumer Reports for an in-depth discussion about mobile technology and the ways that it has fundamentally changed our culture.

A panel of consumer advocates, mobile proponents, and industry experts will explore the upsides and downsides of an increasingly mobile world. The conversation will weigh the benefits and opportunities of mobile services against the risks they pose to privacy and security. 


Wednesday, May 1, 2013 
6:00pm - 9:30pm  


6:00pm Doors Open

6:30pm Keynote Speaker 

John Morris, Associate Administrator and Director of Internet Policy, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)


6:50pm Panel 

 Panel moderated by Sree Sreenivasan, Chief Digital Officer, Columbia University


With special guests: 

 Julie Ask, Vice President and Principal Analyst, Forrester Research 

Susan Grant, Director of Consumer Protection at the Consumer 

 Federation of America

Mick de Meijer; Mobile Account Director, at MXM Mobile

More names to be announced soon! 


Audience Questions and Cocktail Reception to Follow  



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Columbia University: School of Journalism
2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 6:00 PM (EDT)

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