Viktor Mayer-Schönberger: The Big Deal about Big Data

The big deal about Big Data. Everyone everywhere nowadays collects data – be it text, audio or images. But collecting is one thing, what theses masses of data are good for, is a completely different question. What can we actually do with “big data”? Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, professor for Internet Governance and Regulation at the Internet Institute at Oxford University, shares his insights…

Viktor Mayer-Schönberger

Viktor Mayer-Schönberger is Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation at Oxford University’s Internet Institute and a faculty affiliate of the Belfer Center of Science and International Affairs at Harvard University. He has published eight books, including the awards-winning “Delete: The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age” and he is the author of over a hundred articles and book chapters on the information economy.

A frequent public speaker, and sought expert for print and broadcast media worldwide, he has been featured in New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, The Economist, Nature, Science, NPR, BBC, The Guardian, Le Monde, El Pais, Die Zeit, Der Spiegel, and WIRED.

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