Big Data vs The Beltway: The Regulatory Risks to Data-Driven Businesses

Mission City Ballroom
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As big data makes inroads into all aspects of society, how governments
regard the technology will be critical for its success. If the past is
a guide, the state will embrace big data for its own uses (both good
and ill). It will recognize that its authority is threatened and lash
out. And government will try to place big data under the yoke of
regulatory control. The talk will build on ideas outlined in the new
book “Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work,
and Think” (with Viktor Mayer-Schönberger) to explain where the choke
points are — and how to keep big data free from governments’ grip.

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Kenneth Cukier

The Economist

Kenneth Cukier is a senior editor overseeing data and digital products of the Economist. Previously, he was the paper’s Tokyo correspondent and before that, its technology correspondent in London. Kenneth is the coauthor of the award-winning book Big Data: A Revolution that Transforms How We Work, Live and Think, a New York Times bestseller that has been translated into over 20 languages, as well as a regular commentator in the media on business and technology and a frequent public speaker on trends in big data.


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