Panel: Who Owns Data?

Jeff Jonas (IBM Entity Analytics), Chris Thorpe (Artfinder), Benjamin Hayes (Accenture)
Location: Online

In the world of Big Data, nothing’s more controversial than ownership. Some data is best shared; other information loses value as it leaks. Benjamin Hayes, Accenture’s data compliance lead, will discuss this hot topic with experts from the frontlines of the debate.

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Jeff Jonas

IBM Entity Analytics

Jeff Jonas is Chief Scientist, IBM Entity Analytics Group and an IBM Distinguished Engineer. The IBM Entity Analytics Group was formed based on technologies developed by Systems Research & Development (SRD), founded by Jonas in 1984, and acquired by IBM in January, 2005.

Prior to the acquisition Jonas lead SRD through the design and development of a number of unique systems including technology used by the Las Vegas gaming industry. One such innovation played a pivotal role in protecting the gaming industry from aggressive card count teams. The most notable known as the MIT team featured in the book “Bringing Down the House”, and recent movie “21.” This work is frequently featured in documentaries appearing on, the Discovery Channel, Learning Channel and the Travel Channel.

Following an investment in 2001 by In-Q-Tel, the venture capital arm of the CIA; SRD began playing a role in America’s national security and counterterrorism mission. One such contribution includes an analysis of the connections between the individual 9/11 terrorists.

Jonas is a Member of the Markle Foundation Task Force on National Security in the Information Age, a Board Member of the US Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF), on the EPIC Advisory Board, and a Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Jonas also periodically testifies on privacy and counterterrorism in such venues as the Department of Homeland Security’s Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee, and other federally convened commissions.

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Chris Thorpe

Artfinder

Chris is never sure what to say in biographies and tends to introduce himself as someone who makes things, often with code, always powered by tea. His background as a research scientist and his early involvement in Open Access publishing, makes him fascinated and passionate about what happens when data, content, platforms, identity and pretty much anything opens up.

Previously he’s worked on projects as diverse as video archives of Nobel Prize winners, putting contemporary art on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square, building best-selling social worlds for children, a developer platform for The Guardian and open data projects with the UK government.

He’s a co-founder and Technologist at Artfinder, a startup which is aiming at being the place to find art anywhere the network touches.

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Benjamin Hayes

Accenture

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