Ben Brook is the CEO and co-founder of Transcend, a data privacy technology company headquartered in San Francisco. Backed by Accel and Index Ventures, Transcend makes it simple for companies to give users control over their data, and has built engineering solutions to chart the path forward for modern data rights. Solving the technical challenges of managing personal data, especially in light of increased global regulation and consumer interest, is Brook’s biggest passion. Prior to co-founding Transcend, Brook studied computer science, astrophysics, and neuroscience at Harvard University. Originally from Toronto, Canada, Brook is a passionate and award-winning filmmaker. In his spare time, he works on open source projects, studies guitar & piano, and plays rugby.