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Secure Me: Digital Safety Across the Ecosystem

The Fighters for Digital Fight Club's second Fight are Lee Harrison, CEO of Thru, versus Stephen Ellis, CTO of Plymouth AI.

Editor’s note: Dallas Innovates is the media sponsor for Digital Fight Club on Aug. 28. Digital Fight Club is a no-holds-barred event that pits technology experts against each other in a head-to-head, rapid-fire discussion on a hot-button topic rooted in innovation. Read the story of how it came to be here.

And, before the main event at the end of the month, Founder Michael Pratt will be previewing what audience members can expect each round. Fight #2 is below.


Talk about a timely fight.

What are we talking about here? Well, in order to have all the great services we have come to expect from platforms like Google, Facebook, Uber, Favor, etc. data has to be shared between each platform. It makes sense and it can make for wonderful experiences.

But it’s data about you!

What rights do you have about that sharing? Are you safe with all your data being passed around like Halloween candy?

Lee Harrison is an expert in corporate data and security and Stephen Ellis is a blockchain aficionado. They don’t exactly see eye to eye on this topic. 

Let’s find out why in a head-to-head fight.

Digital Fight Club: An overview of it all

The Untold Story of How Digital Fight Club Came to Be
Now in its fourth year, Digital Fight Club is returning later this month to the Granada Theater in Dallas. Take a look inside the upcoming fight night and the events that led to its creation.

Fight #1

Public Transport Technology: Taming the Wild West
Digital Fight Club’s Fight #1 will feature Robert Mundinger, founder of TheMap.io, versus Steven Duong, associate vice president of AECOM’s Design + Planning and Economics, as the Fighters.

[Photo: Courtesy Digital Fight Club]

Fight #3

Silence: To Digitally Disconnect or Not
Meet the Fighters for the third round of Digital Fight Club: Jennifer Zientz, head of clinical services at the Center for BrainHealth, versus Michelle Adams, founder and president at Marketing Brainology.

[Photo: Courtesy Digital Fight Club]

Fight #4

Synthetic Reality: Does Real Even Matter?
For Fight #4 of Digital Fight Club, Farrukh Malik, CEO of Roomored, will go up against Steve Nix, CEO of ForwardXP.

[Photo: Courtesy Digital Fight Club]

Fight #5

Get to Know Me: Data, Personalization, and Privacy
Fight #5 of Digital Fight Club puts Andy Chen, SVP of +1 Labs at Match Group, and Mike Orren, chief product officer at The Dallas Morning News and president at Belo Business Intelligence, against each other.

[Photo: Courtesy Digital Fight Club]

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Michael Pratt is the Co-founder and CEO of Panamplify, a company building intelligent systems to eliminate grunt work and transform the way people do their jobs. Panamplify was born out of insights id(...)

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