|University of Michigan, B.A.|
Shane Green is co-founder, President and CEO of Personal and has been building and leading startups throughout his career. From 1992 - 1995, he served as a fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he helped establish the International Crisis Group, a global conflict prevention organization now based in Brussels.
In 1999, Shane co-founded and was President and CEO of The Map Network, which built the first platform for places and events to create, own and distribute digital maps and content via web and mobile. The Map Network served as the official map of over 100 cities and thousands of events and venues ranging from the NFL Super Bowl to the Democratic and Republican political conventions to the Smithsonian Museum. Their interactive map of the relief and rescue efforts in New York was the most used online map of 9/11. The Map Network was acquired by NAVTEQ in 2006, where Shane served as Vice President of the newly formed Locations Division. He continued in that role after Nokia acquired NAVTEQ in 2008.
In 2009, Shane and his team left Nokia to co-found Personal to help people take control of their digital identity and data. After spending over two years building the world’s first “small data” (i.e. big data for people) platform, Personal launched its web and mobile data vault and personal network app at the end of 2011, which is now available on iPhone and Android. Its developer network launched in April 2012. The Economist called Personal “a life management platform,” and it has been recognized as the first “Privacy by Design” online consumer product company for its technical, business model and legal innovations to empower individuals.
Shane is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves as a board member of the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation and the Institute for Education, where he co‐founded the Media & Technology Roundtable. He is a participant in the World Economic Forum’s Rethinking Personal Data project, and speaks and writes regularly on technology, data, privacy, entrepreneurship, and innovation.