Viktor Mayer-Schönberger is Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation at Oxford. Viktor's areas of expertise include data privacy; information innovation and governance; memory and forgetting in a digital age, and electronic government, making Viktor a sought after and revered keynote speaker.
Viktor Mayer-Schönberger is a visionary thinker, futurist and keynote speaker on technology and ‘Big Data’.
Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation at Oxford University’s Internet Institute, and co-author of the business bestseller Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work and Think. He has also penned several other books and has been published in numerous prestigious papers. Such an influential voice in official policy, some of his ideas proposed in his books have become policy in the European Union. Internationally acclaimed for his revolutionary analysis of the major part information plays in the financially integrated world today, Viktor is a learned and experienced prescient thinker in the fields of data privacy; information innovation and governance; memory and forgetting in a digital age, and electronic government.
Viktor is a staff faculty affiliate of the Belfer Center of Science and International Affairs at Harvard University, and author of several books, including the award-winning Delete: The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age, and hundreds of articles on the information economy.
He has chaired the Rueschlikon Conference on Information Policy, is the co-founder of the SubTech conference series and served on the ABA/AAAS National Conference of Lawyers and Scientists. He is on the advisory boards of corporations and organisations around the world, including Microsoft and the World Economic Forum. He is a personal adviser to the Austrian Finance Minister on innovation policy.
Frequently requested to present keynote speeches at corporate events, Viktor has written for the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, The Economist, Science Magazine, The Guardian, Le Monde, El Pais, Die Zeit, The New York Times, Der Spiegel, Nature and WIRED.
The revolutionary concept of big data has impacted how we understand data and its role in our world, and Viktor is qualified to express its paramount importance in an eloquent and clear way. Viktor is also an adept speaker in matters of cybersecurity and the digital revolution.