Intelius Thought Leaders Selected for iConference2011

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Best Minds From Industry, Academia and 27 iSchools Gather to Debate Information's Role in the 21st Century

Intelius, a leading information commerce company, today announced its support of iConference 2011, an annual summit that brings together 500 professionals, scholars and students from 27 information schools, or iSchools, around the world. This year the University of Washington Information School has been selected to host the global iConference.

The sixth annual event will take place on February 8-11 at the Renaissance Hotel in Seattle, with Intelius, Microsoft Research, National Science Foundation and Serial Solutions serving as Presenting Sponsors. It represents an unparalleled forum for leaders in the information field to explore the challenges and opportunities that exist today in information science, information technology, library science and informatics.

"As a leader in i-commerce, we understand the impact information will have on our personal lives and the global economy," said Naveen Jain, chief executive officer of Intelius. "By gathering together the best minds in academia and industry to share research and collaborate on today's most important issues, we believe we can advance information's role in the 21st century economy."

In addition to its sponsorship role, Intelius executives will take part in two industry panels:

  •     Wed., February 9 - 2:00-3:30 p.m. - Big Data

This panel will address issues encountered when working with large data sets to bring about information, understanding, meaning and value. It will touch upon databases, sensors, networks, security, privacy, visualization, analytics, search, perceptual & cognitive psychology, business strategy and more.

  •     Thurs, February 10 - 11:30 a.m.-12 Noon - Privacy in the Cloud

Cloud computing has significant implications for personal privacy and the confidentiality of sensitive business and government data. The dramatic rush to the cloud to take advantage of cost savings warrants a more careful look at the consequences as well.

"Intelius has been an excellent partner, working with Ph.D. students and professors to advance information research and supporting key events, including the iConference," said Harry Bruce, Dean of The Information School at the University of Washington. "This forum gives academia and industry a rare opportunity to address issues together and then work collaboratively to find solutions that will advance the field. Intelius understands the impact information can and will have on our economy, our culture and industries and is taking an active role in encouraging a global dialogue."

The iConference 2011 will showcase diversity in research interests and approaches, with an eye toward demonstrating how the information field creates leadership and impact on a global scale. Areas to be examined include search, user experience design and human-computer interaction, information management, knowledge organization, information assurance, and information and communication technologies for development. This work is illuminated by thoughtful engagement with ethical concerns and policy issues that create and support the environments in which we share, create, store, organize, manipulate, and access information.

The iConference is presented by the iCaucus, an international group of 27 colleges and universities dedicated to harnessing the power of information to transform lives. For more information, visit:

Intelius is a leading information commerce company providing businesses and consumers with information to empower the decision-making process for peace of mind and security. To date, Intelius has gained more than 12 million unique customers who use Intelius' information to reconnect and protect their loved ones, businesses and assets. Intelius has 30 million unique users visiting its sites each month. Intelius' services include background checks, people search services, comprehensive employment screening services and an award-winning identity theft prevention product, IDProtectâ„¢. Intelius is one of the top 100 most trafficked sites on the Internet, according to comScore/Media Metrix. For more about Intelius' business, news and policies, visit

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