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Shane is co-founder & CEO of, which enables people to collaboratively manage essential information and data at the office and home. Personal's privacy-by-design platform also provides a full suite of APIs for developers and partners to build apps that can share and update data securely. He founded Personal with his management team from a previous startup, The Map Network (acquired by Nokia/NAVTEQ in 2006).

Shane served as Vice President at Nokia/NAVTEQ with global responsibility for place-based mapping, data and content, which was used by more than 800 companies and 100 million people daily.

From 1999 to 2006, Shane led The Map Network as co-founder and CEO, which built the first platform for places and events to create and distribute digital online and mobile maps, data and content. The Map Network served as the official mapping solution for over 100 cities and thousands of events and venues, from the NFL Super Bowl to the Democratic and Republican political conventions to the Smithsonian Institution. It also produced the most-used interactive map of 9/11 relief and rescue efforts.

Shane is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on the boards of directors of the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation and the Institute for Education, where he co-founded the Media & Technology Roundtable. He was previously Vice Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Data, a participant in the Aspen Institute’s Communications and Society Program, and has been named an ambassador for Privacy by Design. A previous startup of his won The Wall Street Journal’s Software Innovation of the Year award.

Shane earned a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Michigan.


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