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Craig Spiezle
Strategic Advisor and Content Contributor As Executive Director of The Online Trust Alliance, Craig is recognized as a thought leader and pioneer on the convergence of interactive marketing, society and digital commerce. Craig and David collaborate on trends, and Craig has a column in The Marketer Quarterly digital magazine. We collaborate on topics that underscore the notion of trust and compliance online, as we wage battles against the cyber war and legislation to awake Congress on these very important issues.

Craig is recognized as a thought leader and pioneer on the convergence of interactive marketing, society and digital commerce. Leveraging his deep understanding of privacy, security and data stewardship, Craig is a champion of best practices to help protect consumer trust and the importance of promoting the vitality and innovation of the internet. Craig frequently briefs members of Congress representing the roles and shared responsibility of members of the ecosystem and the importance of meaningful self-regulation.  Prior to OTA, Craig spent over a decade at Microsoft in several management roles.  Most recently he was the Director of Security & Privacy Product Management, driving development of anti-spam, anti-phishing, anti-malware and privacy enabling technologies. Hired by Microsoft in 1992, Spiezle held various managerial positions including international channel development, product management, licensing and product support.  During his tenure, Spiezle championed digital inclusiveness and the societal impact of internet literacy and access. Spiezle holds a Bachelors of Science from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and a MBA from Seattle University.

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