Plenary Session - Understanding Big Data and Its Impact on Your Laboratory
VIKTOR MAYER-SCHÖNBERGER

Monday, July 28

UNDERSTANDING BIG DATA AND ITS IMPACT ON YOUR LABORATORY

VIKTOR MAYER-SCHÖNBERGER

 

 

Session Overview
Medical "Big Data" describes the massive data sets generated as a result of the genomic, proteomic and metabolomic revolutions. Such data sets are becoming employed across the entire spectrum of our laboratory activities. While these data sets will become extraordinarily useful, a fundamental concept embodied in "Big Data" serves to warn investigators that data queries must be very smart to derive correct conclusions; with so much data, biased queries could lead to incorrect conclusions. There is a new science required to interpret large data sets. Learn more from a world expert on this topic.

About The Speaker:
Viktor Mayer-Schönberger's research focuses on the role of information in a networked economy. Professor Mayer-Schönberger has published seven books and over one hundred articles and book chapters on this topic. He holds several law degrees, including one from Harvard, and an MS(Econ) from the London School of Economics. Early in his career he was on the faculty of Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. He founded Ikarus Software in 1986, a company focusing on data security, and developed Virus Utilities, a best-selling Austrian software product. He chaired the Rueschlikon Conference on Information Policy, is the cofounder of the SubTech conference series, and served on the ABA/AAAS National Conference of Lawyers and Scientists.

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