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Shane Green

Co-Founder, President, & CEO

Shane Green is co-founder, President and CEO of Personal (www.personal.com), which gives individuals the ability to securely store, share and reuse all the important data, notes and files in their lives through a vault and personal network connecting them to trusted people, apps and companies. Shane 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, which The Economist has called “a life management platform,” to help people control  and benefit from their information online.

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.

Shane earned a B.A. degree in Political Science from the University of Michigan and lives in Bethesda, Maryland, with his wife and two young children. You can follow Shane on Twitter via @shanegreen.


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