Navigating the Information Revolution: The Promise and Perils of Big Data

On June 5, the Aspen Institute, in partnership with Intel, convened a discussion forum in Washington, D.C. engaging leaders from the Administration, Congress, private sector, media and academia for a broad conversation on the potential promise and peril of big data and the far-reaching policy, economic and societal implications of this “information revolution.” The event featured Kenneth Cukier, Data Editor of The Economist and Co-author of Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work and Think.

The discussion was moderated by Charles Firestone, Executive Director of the Communications and Society Program for The Aspen Institute.

Participants included:
  • Julie Brill, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission
  • David Hoffman, Director of Security Policy and Global Privacy Officer, Intel Corporation
  • Walter Issacson, President, The Aspen Institute
  • Maria Teresa Kumar, President and CEO, Voto Latino


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