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Make Data Work
Oct 15–17, 2014 • New York, NY
Ari Gesher

Ari Gesher
Director, Software Engineering, Kairos Aerospace

Website | @alephbass

Ari Gesher is a senior engineer and Engineering Ambassador at Palantir Technologies.

At Palantir Technologies, Ari has split his time between working as a backend engineer on Palantir’s analysis platform, thinking and writing about Palantir’s vision for human-driven information data systems, and moonlighting on both Palantir’s Privacy and Civil Liberties team and Philanthropic engineering team. His current role involves understanding and discussing Palantir’s role in the world of analytics, big data, the future of technology, and it’s impact on the world.

An alumnus of the University of Illinois computer science department, Ari has worked in the software industry for the past fifteen years, including a stint as the lead engineer for the open source software archive.

Ari often speaks on the topic of big data and the limits of automated decision making. Recently, he’s spoken at GigaOm Structure, MIT’s Technology Review’s EmTech Conference, Harvard Business School, the Institute for the Future’s Tech Horizons Conference, multiple O’Reilly Strata Big Data Conferences, the Economist Future Technologies Summit, and PayPal’s TechXploration series.


9:00am–12:30pm Wednesday, 10/15/2014
Business & Industry, Law, Ethics & Open Data, Security
Location: 1 C03/1 C04
Ari Gesher (Kairos Aerospace), John Grant (Palantir Technologies), Courtney Bowman (Palantir Technologies)
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Technologists focused on privacy and civil liberties will run through the material in their book. The workshop will cover how to think about privacy, privacy protection properties that a system can have and the architectures that implement them, related issues in information security, and privacy issues in data collection. Read more.