Viktor Mayer-Schönberger

Biography

Viktor Mayer-Schönberger is co-author (with Kenn Cukier) of the current business bestseller “Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work and Think.” Acclaimed for his ground-breaking research into the role of information in the networked economy, Mayer-Schönberger is a visionary thinker about information innovation and governance, data privacy, memory and forgetting in a digital age, electronic government, and – of course – big data.

He 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.

Some optional topics:

  • Big Data – A Revolution That Will Change How We Live, Work, and Think
  • Information Privacy: Memory and Forgetting in the Digital Age; i.e. The Datasphere Never Forgets
  • Cybersecurity: Strategies for the Networked World
  • Innovation through Information Flows