WHO’S BEHIND ANONOS?

We are global leaders in data risk management, security and privacy.

Anonos reflects the vision of co-founders, and 16-year business partners Gary LaFever and Ted Myerson. Their previous company, FTEN, revolutionized worldwide financial markets by creating groundbreaking real time data risk management technology. In 2010 FTEN was acquired by NASDAQ, which integrated FTEN's technology into its nearly 100 exchanges around the globe.

GARY LAFEVER

CEO & Co-Founder

How would you describe yourself?

A solutions-oriented futurist with a computer science and legal background. My 30+ years of technical and legal policy expertise enable me to approach data privacy and security issues from both perspectives.

What most excites you about Anonos?

Our ability to address timely global data challenges facing data subjects, companies and governments. By leveraging unique technology and intellectual property, we unlock the full value of data.

TED MYERSON

Co-Founder

How would you describe yourself?

An inventor and visionary who "sees what other people don't see" and who's keenly aware of what's necessary to convert inspiration and innovation into highly profitable and sustainable businesses.

What most excites you about Anonos?

Leveraging our experience in data risk management to meet the challenge of maximizing data value. Now that we have a solution, we can provide significant value and protection to both individuals and industry. Anonos can restore and increase the value of data.

Colin Wetherbee

Chief Product Officer

How would you describe yourself?

A passionate technologist and data privacy advocate who thrives on the leading edge of possibility.  I bring decades of engineering innovation and leadership to the Anonos executive team.

What most excites you about Anonos?

We are solving data-driven yet eminently human problems that have never been addressed at scale before, and our world-class team enables us to deliver our solutions to society at large.

OUR ADVISORS

JULES POLONETSKY

JULES POLONETSKY

FUTURE OF PRIVACY FORUM (FPF), CEO

How would you describe yourself?

Advocate for responsible data practices.

What most excites you about Anonos?

Innovative uses of data open up opportunities for incredibly useful advances in healthcare, environment - just about every facet of human life - but also create real risks of a future ‘Orwellian’ world destructive to the welfare of a free and open society. Anonos shows there are smart technical and policy solutions that can ensure we gain the benefits of new data uses while avoiding the risks.

MARTIN ABRAMS

MARTIN ABRAMS

INFORMATION ACCOUNTABILITY FOUNDATION (IAF), EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR & CHIEF STRATEGIST

How would you describe yourself?

Information Policy visionary and evangelist.

What most excites you about Anonos?

Anonos makes effective controls possible that break the stalemate between responsible use and data obscurity.

JONAS ALMEIDA, PHD

JONAS ALMEIDA, PHD

PROFESSOR, CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER, DEPARTMENT OF BIOMEDICAL INFORMATICS, STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY

How would you describe yourself?

I am a researcher in Biomedical Informatics at the intersection of Data Sciences and Pervasive Computing. Over the past 20 years, I've held faculty appointments from Biostatistics to Computational Pathology in Academic Medical Centers such as MD Anderson Cancer Center. Since 2015, I have served as Chief Technology Officer as well as a member of the faculty at Stony Brook University (SUNY). Accordingly, I am driven towards R&D framed by the technology intensive nature of modern healthcare, which is increasingly challenged by the need to articulate consumer-facing information systems capable of delivering what NIH labels Precision Medicine.

What most excites you about Anonos?

Anonos is driven by a very early vision of data privacy and user-centric governance. This early vision, and the early stage dynamic de-identification technology development it enables, anticipates Web 3.0 infrastructure that is only now becoming available at scale. These solutions are critically needed to cope with a world awash by data streaming from a myriad of web-enabled devices and Big Data resources. This is what excites me about Anonos – they saw the need to govern sensitive data-driven ecosystems when they were mostly at an Academic conjecture. Anonos is now developing information and communications technology (ICT) that delivers solutions at scale, when most don't yet know their businesses will critically depend on such solutions.

MEG LETA JONES

MEG LETA JONES

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

How would you describe yourself?

I am a legal and technology scholar. I study the way different legal cultures interact with computational technological change.

What most excites you about Anonos?

Anonos is exciting because it's driven by inspired and enthusiastic leaders. It's a company that provides an expansive and practical system for fostering trust, protecting privacy, and ensuring security in a dynamic policy landscape.

SANDEEP PULIM

SANDEEP PULIM

MEDICI, CHIEF INNOVATION OFFICER

How would you describe yourself?

Someone who is always asking questions and learning.

What most excites you about Anonos?

Exciting opportunities in healthcare, primarily the ability to protect patient privacy and simultaneously add value directly back to the individual.

JOHN WILBANKS

JOHN WILBANKS

SAGE BIONETWORKS, CHIEF COMMONS OFFICER

How would you describe yourself?

I like making it easy to share things, in ways that scale.

What most excites you about Anonos?

The potential to bring technical and organization approaches into data privacy debates that desperately need new concepts.

MOLLY MALOOF, M.D.

MOLLY MALOOF, M.D.

PHYSICIAN & DIGITAL HEALTH PIONEER

How would you describe yourself?

I am an endlessly curious, systems-thinking physician focused on building bridges between medicine and technology. I split my time between my medical practice and advising a variety of tech companies on clinical innovation strategy.

What most excites you about Anonos?

I began digging into health care privacy and security after I learned about how digital health data is brokered. This is a real gray area that a lot of consumers do not understand. Understanding the complicated relationships between data and policy makes Anonos' solution particularly compelling. Anonos is making data available for different uses and is enabling compliance with state, national, and global policy. It's a win-win for everyone.

MICHAEL WAXMAN

MICHAEL WAXMAN

WAXMAN STRATEGIES, CEO

How would you describe yourself?

I'm an advocate for transformational change, continually striving to use my legislative know-how and communications skills to advance worthy causes and policy solutions.

What most excites you about Anonos?

The founders of Anonos have not just developed a technical solution that artfully threads the needle of unlocking the power of data while protecting the privacy of individuals, they are genuinely committed to sharing their expertise to help guide the next generation of privacy policies.

JAMES JORASCH

JAMES JORASCH

SCIENCE HOUSE, FOUNDER

How would you describe yourself?

An inventor and entrepreneur at the intersection of people and technology, I enjoy working across domains to find hidden value in the connection between seemingly unrelated ideas. I'm excited about creating high-value businesses in a rapidly changing world, and finding new ways to make those businesses work and grow.

What most excites you about Anonos?

I love working with experienced, highly energetic, successful entrepreneurs who are looking to make a significant, positive difference in the world. This isn't another social network. Gary and Ted's passion and refreshing originality are matched by a willingness to pioneer a path in the wilderness of the modern business landscape.

RITA J. KING

RITA J. KING

SCIENCE HOUSE, EVP FOR BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

How would you describe yourself?

I'm a futurist and strategist. I pay close attention to the inevitable arc of technology and human behavior and the choices organizations face within that framework. I enjoy navigating the many facets and layers of a complex system and identifying the key drivers for transformation in a rapidly changing world.

What most excites you about Anonos?

The current split between data value and privacy is stifling progress, particularly when it comes to leveraging data sets that could result in healthcare advances. As the Internet of Things takes shape, I am excited by the promise of protecting individuals while the data we generate is mined for a kind of collective value we haven't yet begun to fully imagine – until now.

HOWARD KAUSHANSKY

HOWARD KAUSHANSKY

30DB, PRESIDENT & CEO

How would you describe yourself?

I'm a big data business geek. I love starting and building businesses around finding interesting things in large amounts of data.

What most excites you about Anonos?

The explosion of data and affordable processing power has opened up unfathomable opportunities for good and for evil in big data analytics. To date opportunity has driven innovators to focus on the question "What can be done?" rather than "What should be done?" Anonos changes this paradigm. By delivering high value analytics while also providing unprecedented privacy and security Anonos has given us back a piece of our soul.

STEVEN MASON

STEVEN MASON

LIQUID PATENTS & THE BRAND MASON, PRINCIPAL

How would you describe yourself?

An intellectual detective who finds hidden problems in complex business and technical systems and innovates solutions intersecting across disciplines such as branding, communications, computer science, economics, psychology and patent law.

What most excites you about Anonos?

How we transform privacy advocates and data marketers, former mortal enemies, into strong allies by overturning the conventional wisdom that more privacy means less data value. With Anonos, maximum privacy and anonymity mean maximum value from data. Everybody – individuals and marketing companies – wins.

ADAM HONORE

ADAM HONORE

CME, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, HEAD OF PRODUCT MANAGEMENT FOR DATA SERVICES

How would you describe yourself?

I run a capital markets product strategy firm helping clients identify new market opportunities, improve their position in an existing competitive landscape, and build an industry-specific vertical practice to create new openings in financial services.

What most excites you about Anonos?

Because I work in financial services, I’m surrounded by companies that are experts at monetizing data both at rest and in motion. There are so many companies outside the industry producing data that has enormous potential value but those companies have no ability to manage the associated risk. Anonos gives those firms the tools to protect their clients while creating new revenue streams.

REBECCA HEROLD

REBECCA HEROLD

THE PRIVACY PROFESSOR®, CEO & SIMBUS-ISPC, CO-FOUNDER & CHIEF VISIONARY OFFICER

How would you describe yourself?

I am an information security and privacy entrepreneur and evangelist with two primary goals: 1) helping businesses of all sizes to establish more effective and efficient security and privacy practices, and 2) raising awareness and understanding of privacy and information security risks in the general public; encouraging everyone to demand that the organizations they do business with, and purchase products from, do the best job possible in protecting their privacy.

What most excites you about Anonos?

I have been impressed with how Anonos has not only addressed privacy and security concerns with their solution, but how they've gone far beyond the typical approach to anonymization to make what is a truly innovative solution to a long-time problem that preserves data value while equally preserving privacy. I am also excited to find that Gary and Ted are just as passionate as I am about creating privacy solutions that address emerging privacy threats.

SEAN CLOUSTON

SEAN CLOUSTON

STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY, CORE FACULTY IN PUBLIC HEALTH & ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF PREVENTIVE MEDICINE

How would you describe yourself?

Fulbright Scholar, Social Epidemiologist, and Statistician. I use complex longitudinal modeling to answer new and interesting puzzles in the socio-medical sphere.

What most excites you about Anonos?

Data security is a tough problem that desperately needs to be solved in a rapidly changing world. I think the solution that Anonos has is exciting. More important, though, their solution has clearly come around through their interest in providing a solution that cares about individuals and is responsive to policy-makers, but also seeks to forge a way to safely use that data.

PAULO PEREIRA

PAULO PEREIRA

CIPHERLEX LABS, CEO & FOUNDER

How would you describe yourself?

A customer centric innovator that has spend his 20+ career with IBM and GE looking for new solutions to extract the maximum value of data.

What most excites you about Anonos?

I believe data is driving the next wave of digital revolution. However, this revolution is impossible without automation to handle the intrinsic and complex technical, legal and compliance constraints. By enabling data protection by default, Anonos is enabling an important aspect of RegTech that increases the ability for companies like mine to de-risk this space.

JOHN DOWNEY

JOHN DOWNEY

CONGRUITY 360, CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

How would you describe yourself?

Somebody who aspires to deliver thought leadership around data storage and data management technologies and their intersection with cloud computing. I seek out and inventory what the brightest data storage minds in the world have developed while creating go-to-market models that dramatically simplify the complexity of this ecosystem. I deeply appreciate the art of technology development, creation, and implementation.

What most excites you about Anonos?

Two things: First, Gary and Ted have reset my expectations for how a team should be assembled and how a market opportunity should be attacked. Second, I can't wait to see how the world will apply Anonos to shape the future of data storage, data management, and data access paradigms.

ANDREW SCHULMAN

ANDREW SCHULMAN

SOFTWARE LITIGATION CONSULTING

How would you describe yourself?

I've been a software developer for several decades, specializing in code reverse engineering. This led first to work as an expert witness and consultant in connection with software, trade secret and patent disputes, then to becoming a lawyer, with an LL.M. in intellectual property. My work has included research for the Privacy Foundation's Workplace Surveillance Project, and a co-authored peer-reviewed paper demonstrating problems in the code for a web anonymizing service.

What most excites you about Anonos?

Anonos's principals, Gary LaFever and Ted Myerson, approach data privacy, security and data value by welcoming critiques, nit-picking, "what-ifs?," and "what-abouts?". I work as a "devil's advocate," combining my technical background and legal education, to help test, challenge and validate select Anonos initiatives. I am excited about their genuine desire to deliver real-world solutions to real-world data privacy, security and value problems.

ADAM TOWVIM

ADAM TOWVIM

Chameleon Collective, Partner

How would you describe yourself?

I believe data is the new currency for companies and I love helping investment funds and their portfolio companies define and build data-driven strategies.

What most excites you about Anonos?

I have run businesses that license and monetize data, as well as those that are intended to monitor responsible use of data, but Anonos has developed an approach that, for the first time, allows companies a scalable way to maximize the value of data and still maintain airtight control over when and how the data is used. Investors no longer need to make trade-offs between leveraging the value of the data and caring for its use and protection.

RYE CLIFTON

RYE CLIFTON

GSD&M, DIRECTOR OF EXPERIENCE

How would you describe yourself?

I have a knack for simplifying complex issues, and solving problems in unorthodox ways. I've worked as a strategist and creative for some of the biggest brands in the world.

What most excites you about Anonos?

We're about to embark on a new data economy. The possibilities for new thinking and new industries that open up once Anonos is in place is difficult to wrap your head around, but it is really exciting to think about. From medical research to retail transactions, Anonos is going to be an important part of our lives.