Mike J. Schmidt has extensive experience as an Advisor and Solutions Architect working worldwide in Identity Access Management (IAM), Data Privacy, and AI. He was one of the founders of MyData Global’s Canada Hub and has recently relocated to Spain.

Together we are revisiting a few key topics: personal agency, identity, informed consent, MyData Operators, and AI.

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Hi again! We are bringing our regular “Newsroom” updates to this channel, covering quarterly news on five topics: 

  • ePrivacy and regulatory framework
  • MarTech and AdTech in a Privacy-First world
  • Competition and digital markets
  • Zero-Party Data and Customer Centricity
  • The future of media

Please check our full blog post for a complete transcript, including links and references.

Gam Dias is a partner at 3PointsDIGITAL, part of the MSQ Group of Digital Agencies, where he is growing the Data Strategy and Personal Data practice. Gam previously co-founded e-commerce consultancy First Retail, and prior to that was Head of Data Strategy at Aviva Insurance. He is also an associate professor at IE Business School.

Gam has been an active member of the MyData Madrid community since its inception in late 2019, and we use our past debates as a starting point, eventually touching on a few hot topics: personal agency, privacy vs convenience, personal data stores, and reinventing digital marketing. 

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Stéphane Hamel is a seasoned independent digital marketing and analytics consultant, innovator, speaker and startup & agency advisor. He is also Digital Marketing Program Director for the Faculty of Business Administration at Laval University (Quebec City, Canada). He has recently embarked on a mission to protect user privacy and the ethical use of data.

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Milton Pedraza is CEO of the Luxury Institute, as well as a private investor, a frequent guest speaker at Columbia University, and a well-known entrepreneur. Of particular relevance to us, Milton is an investor in DataLucent and Digi.me, the former of which has recently launched an Advanced Personalization Xchange (APX) together with the Luxury Institute.

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Hoping to better understand a human-centric, demand-led future, we have spent a few months interviewing entrepreneurs and pioneers at the intersection of Marketing, Data, Privacy, and Technology. This channel is our attempt to expand on this effort and share our learnings along the way. 

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