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Michelle Finneran Dennedy

Vice President, Chief Privacy Officer, McAfee, a division of Intel Security

Michelle Finneran Dennedy currently serves as McAfee’s vice president and chief privacy officer, where she is responsible for the development and implementation of McAfee’s data privacy policies and practices, working across business groups to drive data privacy excellence across the security continuum. Before coming to McAfee, Michelle founded The iDennedy Project, a public service organization to address privacy needs in sensitive populations and emerging technology paradigms.  Michelle is also a founder and editor-in-chief of a new media site, TheIdentityProject.com. Michelle was the vice president for security and privacy solutions for the Oracle Corporation. Before the Oracle acquisition of Sun Microsystems, Michelle was chief data governance officer for cloud computing.  Michelle also served as Sun’s first chief privacy officer. Michelle has a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law and a B.S. with honors from The Ohio State University. In 2009, she was awarded the Goodwin Procter-IAPP Vanguard award for lifetime achievement and the EWF–CSO Magazine Woman of Influence award for work in the privacy and security fields. In 2012, she was recognized by the National Diversity Council as one of California’s Most Powerful & Influential Women. In 2014, she was cited as an AlwaysOn Power Player in On-Demand Computing.