Presented By
O’Reilly + Cloudera
Make Data Work
29 April–2 May 2019
London, UK
Alasdair Allan

Alasdair Allan
Director, Babilim Light Industries

Website | @aallan

Alasdair Allan is a director at Babilim Light Industries and a scientist, author, hacker, maker, and journalist. An expert on the internet of things and sensor systems, he’s famous for hacking hotel radios, deploying mesh networked sensors through the Moscone Center during Google I/O, and for being behind one of the first big mobile privacy scandals when, back in 2011, he revealed that Apple’s iPhone was tracking user location constantly. He’s written eight books and writes regularly for, Hackaday, and other outlets. A former astronomer, he also built a peer-to-peer autonomous telescope network that detected what was, at the time, the most distant object ever discovered.


12:0512:45 Thursday, 2 May 2019
Alasdair Allan (Babilim Light Industries)
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Alasdair Allan explains why the current age, where privacy is no longer "a social norm," may not long survive the coming of the internet of things, as new smart embedded hardware may cause the demise of large-scale data harvesting. Smart devices will process data at the edge, allowing us to extract insights from the data without storing potentially privacy- and GDPR-infringing data. Read more.