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Identity & Personal Information

The Grand Awakening, Rise of Personal Information Management



Helping Put the CONNECTED INDIVIDUAL at the Heart of Your Business


The steppingstones to commercial success.

Identity & personal information management strategy, solution/product, business, & market development management and advisory

Connected/digital/mobile marketing advisory

Public & private event & conference workshops, courses, panels, and keynotes

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Michael Becker interviews JP Morgan Chase's Ann Li, Head of Strategy, Partnership, and Data, International Consumer, Managing Director, at Mobile World Congress.


In a recent webinar, Michael Becker, MEF Future of Messaging Adviser, was joined by Bradley Greer, Senior Director, Data Solutions & Partnerships at netnumber, to discuss brand impersonation and other forms of messaging fraud and how recently unveiled solutions can help members of the U.S. telecom ecosystem shore up their defences. Here Bradley outlines his […]

Building a collaborative IoT ecosystem to power the next wave of secure, intelligent applications

Jimmy Jones, Head of Security for ZARIOT, shares some highlights from a recent MEF Webinar where experts from all facets of the IoT value chain shared insights on how connectivity, hardware, software, cybersecurity, privacy, data management, and more, seamlessly come together to create ground-breaking, secure, and reliable IoT-powered experiences. The discussion is led by MEF […]

The Age Assurance and Verification Debate

October 18, 2023, Michael Becker joined the PRIVO team in PRIVO’s Fall Virtual Forum: Minors’ Online Privacy & Safety Legislation Updates, the Age Verification Debate, and Engagement Trends. Specifically, Michael moderated a session, The Age Assurance and Verification Debate with Jason Keley from the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Denise Tayloe from Privo, Iain Corby from the […]

MEF Webinar: What Do Context, Semantics, And Mobile Wallets Have In Common?

In this webinar, I sat down with Paul Knowles from the Human Colossus Foundation (HCF) and Petri Seljavaara from HCF and Wellbeing Cart to discuss the current and future state of mobile wallet development and the industry’s steps toward empowering people with granular control over their data. We explore, in detail, the current state, challenges, […]

MEF Webinar: Systemic Trust Between Brands and Their Mobile Customers

As organizations and customers navigate the ever-increasing landscape of fraud and cybersecurity threats, the need for trust becomes paramount. In a recent webinar exploring these challenges, I, along with Surash Patel from TeleSign and John Bruner from Aegis Mobile, help shed light on the significance of establishing trust and the responsibility brands bear in protecting […]

Nothing but Revolutionary: OpenWallets and the Customer Journeys

I had an amazing time organizing the MEF CONNECTS ID & AUTH: The Dawn of Personal Data & Identity hybrid event. It was such a joy working with all 38 speakers for the event. I also really enjoyed participating in the event as well.   Here is one of the five sessions I participated in […]


Michael Becker has a remarkable ability to assess a situation and identify where the opportunities are. Initiatives he is involved with have a ‘Becker Effect’ with a focus on meaningful progress for immediate wins and long term success. He is thorough in considering the existing complexities and forward-thinking about adaptions needed for a changing world (especially in relation to personal data). Conversations are never dull due to his vast knowledge, passion, and wit. You’ll often be left learning something new, a purposeful direction, and motivated to take things to the next level. Laure Carter, Digital & Brand Marketing, Communications, Digital Marketing Manager, North America, December 2020
As people take more control of their personal data and its true value is appreciated, companies will need to adjust customer interactions. Michael has a firm grasp of this emerging landscape and has the ability to explain it to diverse audiences with great energy in plain language. We were so pleased to have him present at two conferences for our association. Both times he left attendees keenly aware of the most pressing issues they needed to address and with the information, resources, and advice to do just that. Art Flanagan, Vice President, Communications, Insights Association, December 2020
One word best describes Michael: driven. On top of that he is a true entrepreneur, futurist, strategist and operator who knows how to get things done. He is a pillar within the identity and personal information ecosystem. To those who know him best, Michael is always moving forward. His passion, gung-ho spirit and energy inspire me. I value his strategic bent of mind, marketing chops and prescriptive thinking, and appreciate the support he has given me and my company over the years. Mickey Kahn, Chairman/CEO, publisher and editor in chief Company NameLuxury Daily, American Marketer, Napean LLC
Michael has participated in our Digital Advisory Board since its inception. He has delivered new thinking and creative partnership and marketing ideas with every meeting, pushing further and deeper for fresh perspectives. Michael cares deeply about his client and his work, and his passion is unparalleled. Kelli Ertel
Michael has participated in our Digital Advisory Board since its inception. He has delivered new thinking and creative partnership and marketing ideas with every meeting, pushing further and deeper for fresh perspectives. Michael cares deeply about his client and his work, and his passion is unparalleled. Kelli Ertel
Mr. Michael is a perfect instructor. I benefited a lot from his Lynda.com Mobile Marketing Fundamentals course. The course contained great illustrations and was delivered in a practical manner. I am sure this course would be great for every digital marketer. I am looking for more publications from Mr. Michael and I am grateful that he is so open with sharing his knowledge and expertise with others. Mohamed Samir
I have known Michael Becker for over 10 years, during which time I have seen him develop and execute one of the most innovative and forward-thinking companies in the mobile space. Michael is a true rainmaker with the ability to craft and deploy creative solutions; his innate business sense and gregarious personality allow him to differentiate his offerings from competitors and standout in a crowded market. Vince Canobbio
Michael Becker is one of the most insightful professors that I have encountered. His National University Advanced Mobile Marketing Strategy course was challenging. It raised my personal awareness of mobile. It presented me with an entirely new vocabulary that I did not even know existed. In particular, appreciated how he incorporated his professional experience and personal opinions throughout the course. I see, now, that marketers do not need a mobile strategy, rather their strategy needs mobile. Furthermore, this course introduced me to a new concept, the Personal Data Economy. It helped me recognize that people can and should be empowered to control their personal information, to manage their digital sovereignty. Change is coming, we should all start preparing ourselves now. Joe Louis Burroughs II
Michael is a great advisor on every level of marketing and strategy. He is the go-to source for marketers who wish to truly understand how to engage in this era of connectivity! Mich Hancock
Michael is a founding member of our Digital Advisory Board. Have a problem to solve or an opportunity to take advantage of? Michael is our go-to person. He always provides not just one but many ideas, insights, books, apps or introductions to members of his network. Thank you, Michael! Carey Bongard