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Monday, October 21 • 11:30am - 12:20pm
Big Data for Good or Evil -- Lessons from the NSA PRISM Scandal - Jason Bloomberg, ZapThink

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Heroic whistleblower or villainous traitor? Regardless of how you feel about Edward Snowden's release of confidential NSA documents, there are several important lessons from the entire NSA PRISM scandal that any organization dealing with Big Data can take to heart. Nobody is upset the NSA has stopped terrorist attacks. What we're all upset about is the fact that they are collecting information on everybody else -- especially non-US citizens. Lesson #1: It’s not just the data you want that are important, you must also worry about the data you don’t want. Other lessons include the increased role of metadata, the role Big Data analytics play in data governance, and dealing with issues over time. Big Data are here to stay, and Big Data sets only going to get more dangerous. We must learn the lessons of NSA PRISM to understand how to deal with Big Data pitfalls before we fall into them.


Jason Bloomberg

President, ZapThink
Jason Bloomberg is President of ZapThink, a Dovel Technologies Company. He is a global thought leader in the areas of Cloud Computing, Enterprise Architecture, and Service-Oriented Architecture. He created the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) SOA course and associated credential, and runs the LZA course as well as his Enterprise Cloud Computing course around the world. He is a frequent conference speaker and prolific writer. His new book, The... Read More →

Monday October 21, 2013 11:30am - 12:20pm

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