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Make Data Work
31 May–1 June 2016: Training
1 June–3 June 2016: Conference
London, UK
Alasdair Allan

Alasdair Allan
Director, Babilim Light Industries

Website | @aallan

Alasdair Allan is a scientist and researcher who has authored more than 80 peer-reviewed papers and eight books and has been involved with several standards bodies. Originally an astrophysicist, Alasdair now works as a consultant and journalist, focusing on open hardware, machine learning, big data, and emerging technologies, with expertise in electronics, especially wireless devices and distributed sensor networks, mobile computing, and the internet of things. He runs a small consulting company and has written for Make: magazine, Motherboard/VICE, Hackaday,, and the O’Reilly Radar. In the past, he has mesh-networked the Moscone Center, caused a US Senate hearing, and contributed to the detection of what was at the time the most distant object yet discovered.


16:35–17:15 Friday, 3/06/2016
IoT & real-time
Location: Capital Suite 10/11 Level: Intermediate
Alasdair Allan (Babilim Light Industries)
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Privacy is no longer "a social norm," but this may not survive as the Internet of Things grows. Big data is all very well when it is harvested in the background. But it's a very different matter altogether when your things tattle on you behind your back. Alasdair Allan explains how the rush to connect devices to the Internet has led to sloppy privacy and security and why that can't continue. Read more.