Amsterdam Privacy Conference sponsors
The Amsterdam Privacy Conference is sponsored by the following organisations.
KPMG international operates as a network of member firms offering audit, tax and advisory services. We work closely with our clients, helping them to mitigate risks and grasp opportunities. Member firms' clients include business corporations, governments and public sector agencies and not-for-profit organizations. They look to KPMG for a consistent standard of service based on high order professional capabilities, industry insight and local knowledge. KPMG member firms can be found in over 150 countries. Collectively they employ more than 138,000 people across a range of disciplines. Sustaining and enhancing the quality of this professional workforce is KPMG’s primary objective. Wherever we operate we want our firms to be no less than the professional employers of choice. Our people embrace KPMG’s values. These values determine how we interact with clients, with each other and with the world around us. They define what we stand for and how we do things. We contribute to the effective functioning of international capital markets. We support reforms that strengthen the markets’ credibility and their social responsibility. We believe that similar reform must extend to the professional realm. At KPMG we try to create sustainable, long-term economic growth, not just for our member firms and their clients but for the broader society, too. We seek to be a good corporate citizen, making a real difference to the communities in which we operate. Leadership Find out more information about our Global Board, Global Executive Team and Global Council. For more information see:http://www.kpmg.com
Liberty Global is the leading international cable company, with operations in 13 countries. We connect people to the digital world and enable them to discover and experience its endless possibilities. Our market-leading television, broadband internet, and telephony services are provided through next-generation networks and innovative technology platforms that connect 20 million customers who subscribe to 34 million services. Liberty Global's consumer brands include UPC, Unitymedia, KabelBW, Telenet and VTR. Our operations also include Chellomedia, our content division, UPC Business, a commercial services division and Liberty Global Ventures, our investment fund. www.lgi.com
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people around the world with information every day. Founded in 1998 by Stanford Ph.D. students Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google today is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses of all sizes with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. Google is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.google.ie. Google is a trademark of Google Inc. All other company and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.
Palantir Technologies is working to radically change how groups analyze information. We were founded in 2004 by a handful of PayPal alumni and Stanford computer scientists. Since then we've doubled in size every year while retaining our early-stage values: a startup culture, strong work ethic and rigorous hiring standards. We currently offer a suite of software applications for integrating, visualizing and analyzing the world's information. We support many kinds of data including structured, unstructured, relational, temporal and geospatial. We are also strongly committed to building technology that can support a rigorous legal and policy regime that protects privacy and civil liberties. Our products are built for real analysis with a focus on security, scalability, ease of use and collaboration. They are broadly deployed in the intelligence, defense, law enforcement and financial communities, and are spreading rapidly by word of mouth into applications in other industries and realms of impact. Palantir is headquartered in downtown Palo Alto, CA, with offices around the world. www.palantir.com
Vodafone Netherlands is the second largest telecom operator in the Netherlands, based on revenue and profitability, with approximately 5.3 million customers as of 31 March 2012. Vodafone’s headquarters are located in Amsterdam and Maastricht and there are offices in Eindhoven, Veenendaal and Capelle aan den IJssel. Vodafone Netherlands is part of Vodafone Group, one of the world's largest mobile communications companies by revenue with approximately 404 million customers in its controlled and jointly controlled markets as at 31 March 2012. Vodafone currently has equity interests in over 30 countries across five continents and more than 40 partner networks worldwide. For more information, please visit www.vodafone.nl and www.vodafone.com.
Ziggo is a Dutch supplier of media and communication services. Ziggo serves about 3 million households, 1.6 million broadband internet customers, more than 2 million customers of digital television and 1,3 million subscribers to telephone services. Products and services for the business and wholesale market mainly involve telephone services, data communication and electronic payment services. Ziggo’s service area covers most of The Netherlands. More information about Ziggo can be found at: www.ziggo.com
the Amsterdam Platform for Privacy Research (APPR), a group consisting of more than 60 researchers at the University of Amsterdam who are involved with privacy aspects in their daily activities. They all approach this topic from different angles, such as law, philosophy, economics, computer science, medicine, communication studies, political science, etc. Through an interdisciplinary approach and joint discussion, APPR increases both the understanding and awareness of privacy issues. More information can be found here.
The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is a modern university with a rich history. We are proud that 2012 marks the 380th anniversary of the UvA. We will be celebrating our 76th ‘lustrum’ (anniversary occurring every five years) with a wide range of activities for staff, students and citizens of Amsterdam (Amsterdammers) that will take place throughout the lustrum year. These activities aim to show the past, present and future significance of the UvA to the city and embody the theme of this special lustrum year: curiosity. We cordially invite you to attend these activities. Curiosity is the source of all knowledge. Without curiosity, there is no will to know. Curiosity is also a powerful and infectious motivating force in the world of academia . If being curious is a virus, we want to spread this virus as widely as possible during our lustrum year in 2012. Will you join us? Would you like to know more about the lustrum programme? Or would you like to register for one or more of the activities? You can consult this special lustrum website throughout the lustrum year for information and the latest news.