There are several changes happening at PDEC.
Kaliya has a new job! Yeah! She is co-CEO of the Leola Group with her partner William Dyson. She has more about the story on her blog. It is a continuation of the efemurl project that she has been working with him on since September.
We have created a 6 month long transition plan for the organization/community to new leadership. We are pleased to announce as part of this we have brought on Dean Landsman to serve as Communications Director and among other things host regular community calls and host a podcast. Dean will be presenting about his new role with PDEC at the Personal Data Meetup in NYC on Monday.
The first of what will become a monthly PDEC Community Call (for startup members of PDEC) will hosted by Dean on August 6th at 8am pacific, 11am eastern, 4pm UK, 5pm Continental Europe. [If you want to be a startup member you can apply on this site under Join Us].
As part of taking on the Co-CEO role in the new company Kaliya has taken into account the time needed to properly transition out of her role as PDEC Executive Director. Jean Russell, who is also the COO of the Leola Group and has worked on PDEC operations, will dedicate some of her time during the transition period to supporting Kaliya and the PDEC community with the transition.
We are in the process of forming a Governance Committee to develop a plan in that realm and the logical conclusion of that will be to hire a new Executive Director. We welcome your comments and suggestions, and please let us know if you would like to participate in the Governance Committee.