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Mimi Ito
Cultural Anthropologist
University of California


Mimi Ito is an international expert on how people use mobile technologies and new digital media in their everyday lives. A cultural anthropologist of technology use, she also is a leading authority on how social network technologies are shaping society.

Dr Ito has been named the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Chair in Digital Media and Learning.  Created in 2009 from an endowment fund originally established by the MacArthur Foundation at the University of California Berkeley, the digital media and learning initiative aims to determine how digital media are changing the way young people learn, play, socialize and participate in civic life.

 Mizuko Ito is a Professor in Residence, Department of Anthropology and Department of Informatics at the University of California, Irvine.  She has two doctorates from Stanford University, In education and anthropology.  Mimi is a cultural anthropologist.
Kathleen Styles
Chief Privacy Officer
U.S. Department of Education

Katheryn Styles is the Department of Education's first Chief Privacy Officer, a position she has held since April 2011.  Previously she served at the U.S. Census Bureau as the Chief of the Office of Analysis and Executive Support, where she managed a portfolio that included confidentiality, data management, the Freedom of Information Act, data stewardship policy, and the coordination for the acquisition and management of data from other agencies.  

Styles serves as senior adviser to the Secretary of the Department's policies and programs related to privacy, confidentiality, and data management.  She heads a new division dedicated to advancing data stewardship within the Department of Education.  She also will coordinate technical assistance efforts for states, districts, and other education stakeholders, helping them navigate privacy issues.