Office Hour with Kenneth Cukier of The Economist magazine

Office Hour Expo Hall (Table E)

Big Data is beloved by everyone — but will it suffocate in regulators’ embrace? From Washington to Brussels to Beijing, governments are not only looking to harness the power of big data to function more efficiently, but to control it in a host of areas, from privacy to antitrust. Today’s data start-ups need to know how to navigate the regulatory environment and identify the pitfalls and opportunities. The speaker is the Data Editor of The Economist magazine and has covered tech-policy issues over the past 20 years from the US, Europe and Asia. He is also the co-author of the book “Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think,” published in March 2013.

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Kenneth Cukier

The Economist

Kenneth Neil Cukier the data editor of the The Economist, and
co-author of “Big Data: A Revolution that Will Transform How We Work,
Live and Think” to appear in early 2013. Previously, he was the
paper’s Tokyo correspondent and before that, its technology
correspondent in London. From 2002 to 2004 Mr. Cukier was a research
fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, where he worked on
the Internet and international relations. Additionally, Mr. Cukier
serves on the board of directors of International Bridges to Justice,
a Geneva-based NGO promoting legal rights in developing countries.


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