Michelle Finneran Dennedy


Michelle Finneran Dennedy (PrivacyCode, Inc.): Before co-founding Privatus Consulting, Michelle Finneran Dennedy was CEO of DrumWave, Inc. Previously, she was Vice President and Chief Privacy Officer at Cisco, where she worked to raise awareness and create tools that promote privacy, quality, respect, trust, and asset-level possibilities for data. She is a unique visionary in the field of privacy and the IT industry, bringing together multifaceted approaches that provide sincere privacy protections and drive business value. A licensed attorney, Michelle has led security and privacy initiatives, ranging from regulatory compliance, privacy engineering, advocacy and education efforts, and litigation at companies including Cisco, McAfee/Intel Security, Oracle, and Sun Microsystems. She is a sought after keynote speaker, and the co-author of The Privacy Engineer’s Manifesto: Getting from Policy to Code to QA to Value.