Lynette T. Owens is Director of Trend Micro’s Internet Safety for Kids and Families (ISKF) program. After many years in marketing roles and serving for 6 years as Associate VP of corporate marketing for Trend Micro, Lynette founded the ISKF program to help deliver on the company’s vision of making a world safe for the exchange of digital information.
As a pro-technology parent and Internet safety advocate, Lynette spends most of her time raising awareness and educating the public about the safe and responsible use of the Internet, recruiting fellow employee volunteers to get involved around the world, or volunteering her own time in her community. She is a steering committee member of the Natick Anti-bullying Coalition which was formed by a group of concerned parents and professionals who recognize that a town’s entire community, not just its schools, has a role to play in helping to address the issues of bullying among youth.
In early 2010, Lynette was instrumental in launching “What’s Your Story?” , an annual international campaign designed to give youth a voice and a role in influencing their peers on the safe and responsible use of the Internet. The campaign, which encourages the creation of educational videos by youth, has been positively received by the public; videos from this campaign are being used for public education by organizations in the US, UK, & Canada, including School Family Media, Connectsafely, Common Sense Media, The Cyberbullying Research Center, Childnet International, and the Attorney General’s offices of Ohio and Michigan.
Lynette received her B.S. from Boston College and MBA from the University of California at Berkeley.
She devotes her free time to her own kids and husband, and with any remaining minutes, loves to travel with her husband, discover new music, and spend time with friends and family around the world.