Mark Weinstein, CEO
Mark is a leading privacy advocate, visionary social networking pioneer, award-winning author, and the founder of MeWe. At the turn of the millennium, Mark founded SuperFamily and SuperFriends (both became PC Magazine “Top 100” sites), which were precursors to today’s social networks. In 2011, he founded Sgrouples, the world’s first privacy-centric social network, which served as a beta platform for the development of MeWe, whose Advisory Board includes Web founder, Sir Tim Berners-Lee and the founder of Conscious Capitalism, Raj Sisodia.
As one of the world’s foremost privacy advocates, Mark has served as a Steering Committee Member of National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC), and has been named Privacy by Design Ambassador by the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, Canada. He has been interviewed on countless media outlets, including FORBES, CNN International, Fox News, ABC, and over 650 radio stations around the world. Mark is a Huffington Post technology blogger and has also been published in USA Today, InfoSecurity Magazine, and Dark Reading.
Mark is featured as a speaker and panelist at many conferences, including the 16th Annual Privacy and Security Conference, Global Security Conference, GMIC Silicon Valley, and has keynoted recently at GMIC New York, Security BSides Vancouver, and the upcoming Customer Experience Asia conference in Singapore.
A successful athlete, Mark was a silver medalist in the 2005 USOC State Games of America (tennis) and has climbed Kala Patthar, an 18,500 foot Nepalese peak. He is also an expert on individual and organizational greatness and is the author of the (2x Indie Book award-winning) HABITUALLY GREAT book series, endorsed by the late Dr. Stephen Covey. Mark received his BA from the University of California, Santa Cruz; and his MBA from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA. He currently resides in the heart of Silicon Valley.