Past Event

Viktor Mayer Schonberger and Kenneth Cukier: The Big Data Revolution

Wed, Mar 13 2013 - 6:00pm

Viktor Mayer-Schonberger and Kenneth Cukier

Viktor Mayer-Schonberger, Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation, Oxford University; Co-author, Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think
Kenneth Cukier, Data Editor, The Economist; Co-author, Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think
Moira Gunn, Host, "Tech Nation," NPR - Moderator

What does a car's paint color reveal about its roadworthiness? How did Google searches predict the spread of the H1N1 flu outbreak? One key to answering questions like these is big data. “Big data” refers to our ability to crunch vast collections of information, analyze it instantly, and draw conclusions from it. Two leading experts in the field reveal what big data is, how it may change our lives, and what we can do to protect ourselves from its hazards.

Location:  SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program, 7 book signing
Cost: $20 standard, $12 members, $7 students (with valid ID)  
Also know: In association with the club's Science & Technology Member-Led Forum.