Building a trusted digital identity infrastructure for the world with James Monaghan at Evernym (MDE283)

James Monaghan is VP Product Management at Evernym, a startup based out of Utah, building the next generation of identity infrastructure for the world. It’s a fascinating project, tackling a big challenge that is designed to enable trusted peer interactions … Continue reading

Artificial Intelligence + Data Ownership + New Business Model with Nick Oliver at People.Io (MDE260)

Nick Oliver is an entrepreneur, looking at the cross section of artificial intelligence, personal data ownership and business models. He’s the founder and CEO of people.io, a start-up whose purpose is giving people ownership of their data. People.io is described … Continue reading

Fighting the tension between privacy and freedom of speech

Having just spent a week at South By Southwest (SXSW) in Austin Texas, I heard a number of recurrent themes throughout many of the panels and sessions I attended. Two of the themes struck me as most paradoxical: the right … Continue reading

Online Security – 4 Ways to Avoid Being Online And The Drawbacks

I marvel how, in 2016, even in London, I still come across active people (i.e. not retired) who have decided to shun (at least a part of) the Internet. The key underlying issue is, of course, about privacy. No one … Continue reading

Now I Gotcha Marketing – The Poison Of The Single Opt-Out Option

I have long advocated that, core to one’s digital marketing strategy, one must focus on two components: website (as a hub) email list (for communications) It’s a very simple story. With the spiralling costs of social media (it’s widely accepted that you … Continue reading

Safe Search And Private Browsing – 15 Services For Your Internet Privacy

It is clear that the vast majority of people are using the Internet and their digital tools and devices without really knowing the full consequences. In a piece I wrote over the Summer entitled Internet Privacy, I categorized the different … Continue reading

Mark Schaefer on Online Branding, Building Trust and the Privacy Battleground (MDE162)

Minter Dialogue Episode #162 This interview is with Mark Schaefer, the globally recognized author, educator and speaker on marketing strategy. Author of 5 best-selling marketing books, including the Tao of Twitter, Return on Influence and, this year, Content Code, Mark … Continue reading

Internet Privacy – How does your knowledge and behavior stack up?

Ever wondered how to secure your privacy online? You are not alone. However, it’s clear that the vast majority of people are using digital tools and devices without really knowing the real consequences. It’s a very confusing world and consumers are … Continue reading

Listening to mobiles in retail: interview with Guillaume de La Tour, Bluefox founder and CEO (MDE150)

Minter Dialogue Episode #150 This interview is with Guillaume de La Tour, a serial entrepreneur based in Silicone Valley, who is founder and CEO of Bluefox, a disruptive startup that detects phones in order to convert traffic information into useful … Continue reading

A secret message can truly trust? After Secret, Confide, Snapchat… escape the Internet with Wickr

At SXSW2015, I attended the very entertaining Knight Foundation event and was delighted to meet Nico Sell, a serial entrepreneur who helps organize and run the seminal hackers’ convention DEF-CON (which has been around for 22 years). Nico is also the co-founder and CEO … Continue reading