Lynette Owens

Trend Micro

Founder and Global Director, Internet Safety for Kids and Families

Lynette Owens is the Founder and Global Director of Trend Micro’s Internet Safety for Kids and Families program with the mission of helping kids around the world become great digital citizens. Founded in 2008, the program has now reached over 2.5 million students, parents and teachers in 20 countries.

With over 25 years of experience in the technology industry, Lynette regularly speaks, blogs and works with communities and school districts around the world. She has helped build a global force of hundreds of employee volunteers and a network of collaborations with NGOs, technology companies, schools, government and law enforcement organizations to make online safety, digital citizenship, and media literacy education a priority for every child.

Lynette holds a B.S. from Boston College and an M.B.A from the University of California at Berkeley. She is a board member of the National Association of Media Literacy Education, and serves on the advisory boards of INHOPE and U.S. Safer Internet Day. She is a mother of two, wife of one, tireless pro-youth, pro-tech advocate and believer that the impact of technology on society is completely in our hands.

Twitter: @lynettetowens