Presented By O’Reilly and Cloudera
Make Data Work
21–22 May 2018: Training
22–24 May 2018: Tutorials & Conference
London, UK
Alasdair Allan

Alasdair Allan
Director, Babilim Light Industries

Website | @aallan

Alasdair Allan is a scientist and researcher who has authored over eighty peer reviewed papers, eight books, and has been involved with several standards bodies. Originally an astrophysicist he 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 U.S. Senate hearing, and contributed to the detection of what was—at the time—the most distant object yet discovered.


14:0514:45 Thursday, 24 May 2018
Executive Briefing, Law, ethics, and governance, Strata Business Summit
Location: Capital Suite 17 Level: Beginner
Secondary topics:  Security and Privacy
Alasdair Allan (Babilim Light Industries)
The current age where privacy is no longer "a social norm" may not long survive the coming of the Internet of Things. Big data is all very well when it is harvested quietly and stealthily. But when your things tattle on you behind your back, it'll be a very different matter altogether. The rush to connect devices to the Internet has led to sloppy privacy controls. That can't continue. Read more.