Michael Becker

Michael Becker is an intentionally recognized identity & personal information management solutions strategic advisor, speaker, entrepreneur, and academic. He advises companies on personal information economy business strategy, product development, business development, and sales & marketing strategies. He also represents them at leading trade groups, including the Mobile Ecosystem Forum. Michael is an advisor to Assurant, Predii, Privowny, and Phoji. He is the co-author of Mobile Marketing for Dummies and a number of other books and articles related to mobile marketing, identity, and personal information management. He is on the faculty of marketing of the Association of National Advertisers and National University. A serial entrepreneur, Michael founded Identity Praxis, co-founded mCordis and The Connected Marketer Institute, was a founding member of the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA), and was on the MMA board of directors for ten years and was MMA’s North American Managing Director for three years. In 2004, Michael co-founded iLoop Mobile, a leading messaging solutions provider. In 2014, Michael was awarded the 2014 Marketing EDGE Edward Mayer Education Leadership Award for his commitment to marketing education.

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Creating Value from Personal Data: How Body Temperature is Driving Targeted Advertising

Creating Value from Personal Data: How Body Temperature is Driving Targeted Advertising

Kinsa is the maker of smart thermometers.  The Kinsa Bluetooth enabled smart thermometers don’t just measure a person’s temperature they help people better understand and manage their health, as well as help enterprises and brands detect outbreaks, plan resources, avoid product stockout, and market to customers. According to Kinsa’s web site(Kinsa Insights, n.d.), with data generated […]

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Identity & Personal Information Management Industry Directory

Identity & Personal Information Management Industry Directory

The directory below includes a listing of the leading an influential players contributing to the development of the identity and personal information management marketplace.

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Failed Scoring: Facial Recognition, Potential for False Positives, & Importance of Design

Failed Scoring: Facial Recognition, Potential for False Positives, & Importance of Design

Last week I wrote a piece on the practice of derived inference, aka scoring; that is, the practice of using computer algorithms to infer insight from data. A key undercurrent of this piece was the issue of false positives. False positives occur when a derived result is presumed to be accurate, aka positive, but it […]

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An Interview with Sarah Ramirez: Facebook introduces new capabilities for businesses, influencers

An Interview with Sarah Ramirez: Facebook introduces new capabilities for businesses, influencers

Sarah Ramirez at Luxury Daily reached out and asked me some questions about Facebooks’ recent announcements, Which new feature (Instagram Checkout for creators, WhatsApp Business, other, etc.) do you think is most significant for brands? Why is it important for Facebook to emphasize privacy? How can luxury brands take advantage of new features? You can […]

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What’s your data worth? Coffee & Croissant? How about a Job?

What’s your data worth? Coffee & Croissant? How about a Job?

The article was published on American Marketer on May 14, 2019. Launched in 2013 Shiru Cafe has created a new way to connect students and prospective employers. Cash Not Accepted Here; Turning Data Into Currency At Shiru Cafe students get their coffee and beverages, study space, career information, and a place to hold meetups and […]

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“We Are The Future” – A Video To Prepare You for Your Future

“We Are The Future” – A Video To Prepare You for Your Future

I absolutely love this video! Back on Feb 7, 2011, the team at PHD released “We Are The Future” as a promotional video to stimulate discussion within the marketing industry. I’ve been referencing it for years in my classes. It is as relevant today as it was back then, more so in fact. The video […]

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Michael Becker to Speak At MyData 2019

Michael Becker to Speak At MyData 2019

I’ve been accepted to deliver two talks, a keynote and workshop, at MyData 2019, September 25-27, in Helsinki Finland. I’m very excited. Keynote: Understanding & Extracting The Value of Personal Data Steps Toward Enabling the Personal Information Economy Abstract: What’s the value of personal data and how do we extract it?” is a question being […]

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You’re being Scored, What it Means for Your Privacy & The Five-Fold Path to Digital Sovereignty

You’re being Scored, What it Means for Your Privacy & The Five-Fold Path to Digital Sovereignty

Zeynep Tufekci, an information science professor, wrote a powerful and timely piece in the New York Times this week, Think You’re Discreet Online? Think Again (Tufekci, 2019). She wrote about data inference, a topic I think we all need to understand since what it means is that we are all being measured, scored, and accounted […]

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How to Incorporate Mobile in Your Omnichannel Approach [+ 8 High-Value Use Cases]

How to Incorporate Mobile in Your Omnichannel Approach [+ 8 High-Value Use Cases]

I was recently interviewed by Michael Becker (ya, he has the same name as me) from Emarsys, who wrong a great piece on Omnichannel marketing. You can find the full article here, including my comments, “Digital immigrants like Walmart, Target, and Sephora are doing an exceptional job placing mobile at the heart of their customer […]

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