Innovation and the Value of Privacy

Agenda

Friday, February 5, 2016
9:00 a.m.– 1:00 p.m.
Venue: Schapiro Center, Columbia University
Davis Auditorium
530 West 120th Street (between Broadway and Amsterdam), New York, NY 10027

Online registration for this event is now closed. Walk in registration will be available on site beginning at 8:30 a.m.
Conference Fees:
$150 Professionals; $40 Non-Columbia Students/Researchers; $20 Columbia University Students/Researchers.
Columbia University Alumni can register at the $20 Columbia University Students/Researchers rate.

Faculty, please contact leadershipethics@gsb.columbia.edu to register.

 

Time Event
8:30 – 8:55 AM

Breakfast and Registration

9:00 – 9:10 AM

Welcome Remarks and Introduction
Kathy McKeown, Director of the Data Science Institute

9:10 – 9:45 AM

Keynote Presentation
Kate Crawford, Principal Researcher at MSR-NYC (Microsoft) and Visiting Professor, MIT Center for Civic Media

9:45—10:35 AM

Research Insights

Roxana Geambasu, Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University
Deirdre Mulligan, Professor of Information at UC Berkeley School of Information
Arvind Narayanan, Associate Professor at Princeton University
Geoff Heal,  Donald C. Waite III Professor of Social Enterprise and Bernstein Faculty Leader at Columbia Business School (moderator)

10:35AM– 10:55 AM

Coffee Break

10:55 – 11:45 AM

Industry Insights

Brenda L Dietrich, IBM Fellow, Vice President, Data Science, IBM
Abhay Edlabadkar '07, Founder of RedMorph
Claudia Perlich, Chief Data Scientist at Dstillery
Bruce Kogut, Director Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics (moderator)

11:45 AM– 12:30 PM

Keynotes
Irfan Saif, US Advisory Leader, Technology at Deloitte
Bruce Kogut, Director Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics (moderator)


Ashkan Soltani, Former Senior Advisor at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and Independent Researcher
Alondra Nelson, Professor and Dean of Social Science at Columbia University (moderator)

12:30—12:35 PM

Closing Remarks
Bruce Kogut, Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics
Kathy McKeown, Director of the Data Science Institute

 

12:35—1:20 PM

Lunch

 

 

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Event Information

Friday, February 5, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Davis Auditorium
Schapiro CEPSR
530 West 120th Street (btw Broadway and Amsterdam)
New York, NY 10027

Register here

Conference Fees: $150 Professionals; $40 Non-Columbia Students/Researchers; $20 Columbia University Students/Researchers.
Columbia University Alumni can register at the $20 Columbia University Students/Researchers rate.
Academic researchers, please contact leadershipethics@gsb.columbia.edu to register.

In 1999, Scott McNealy, then CEO of Sun Microsystems, reportedly said “You have zero privacy anyway. Get over it.” Customers may value their privacy, but in practice they often give it or trade it away at low value. Companies are able to monetize the value of this information by aggregating and analyzing this information for their use, and by selling or trading it with third parties. 
 
On February 5th, 2016, the Data Science Institute and the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics at Columbia University are bringing together business leaders with academics to discuss how businesses are incorporating privacy considerations into their business strategies. Meet industry leaders and entrepreneurs from frontier firms, including Microsoft, IBM, Deloitte, RedMorph and Dstillery, and learn how they are changing the value of customer data and industry practices around privacy.
 

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Related Research

Sunlight: Fine-grained Targeting Detection at Scale with Statistical Confidence, Mathias Lecuyer, Riley Spahn, Yannis Spiliopoulos, Augustin Chaintreau, Roxana Geambasu, and Daniel Hsu

Considering Privacy in Predictive Modeling Applications, KKD, 2014.  Troy Raeder, Brian Dalessandro, Claudia Perlich