SINGAPORE, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Digital Life Academy today announced that Michael Moore-Jones has been selected as the representative from New Zealand to the Academy for its 2011 session.
The Digital Life Academy is a global think tank of people ages 16-25 who are interested in the areas of online privacy, data and content ownership, content monetization and similar topics. The Academy is comprised of 30 individuals from 20 countries, who meet for a 6-week period annually. Academy selection is based on the individuals demonstrating entrepreneurial drive, business acumen, and a dedication to addressing the concept of digital life freedom.
"Michael has demonstrated to the Academy exactly the characteristics we are looking for -- intelligence, motivation, and an understanding of the concept of us all having digital identities and the need for these identities to be in our control," said Johan Stael von Holstein, CEO of MyCube, an Academy sponsor. "There is a misperception that young people are not concerned about online privacy, but the volume of applications to the Academy proves otherwise. We look forward to the 2011 session of the Academy and expect it to be very productive."
Mr. Moore-Jones added, "As someone passionate about the tech industry, I can't think of a better opportunity to gain the skills, knowledge, and contacts needed to make a difference in the long-term. The Digital Life Academy is focused on the critical area of digital identity and freedom, and I look forward to being able to contribute my thoughts, ideas and energy to this area."
The Academy will run from 4 July to 12 August 2011 at MyCube's headquarters in Singapore. Academy members receive free flights, free housing and a $3,000 Singapore dollar stipend.
Academy members will develop position papers, editorials, articles and business ideas related to the core Academy concepts of online privacy, ownership and control. After the program session, members will continue to serve as spokespeople for the Academy and will help to select and mentor future members.
The Academy is accepting applications for the 2011 session until 5 June. Applications from New Zealand and around the world are encouraged. For more information on the Academy, please see http://internship2011.mycube.com.
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