IFA+ Summit: Big Data details announced

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This month’s IFA show will include a separate conference format entitled ’IFA+ Summit – Next Level Of Thinking’.

Mobility, Health, Big Data, Home, Design and New Entertainment are the topic headings of this two-day conference that will be taking place in the CityCube Berlin (Hall A) on September 8 and 9.

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Monday, 08 September 2014
2.00 – 3.30 p.m. IFA+ Summit – Mobility
4.00 – 5.30 p.m. IFA+ Summit – Health

Tuesday, 09 September 2014
9.00 – 10.30 a.m. IFA+ Summit – Big Data
10.45 a.m. – 12 noon IFA+ Summit – Design
1.30 – 3.00 p.m. IFA+ Summit – Home
3.00 – 4.30 p.m. IFA+ Summit – Entertainment

IFA organisers commented: “For science, politics and the industry, amassing and exploiting a large volume of data is top of the agenda. What does the term ‘Big Data’ really mean? What are the costs involved in archiving an enormous amount of data? How will Big Data impact on society and business life?

“With ‘Big Data’ there is the inherent risk of information being misused and manipulated. How can one safeguard against data misuse? In the future, will we be able to benefit from Big Data without giving up our control of that data, of information about us and our digital activities? Those are the topics this session will be addressing.”


Jeff Jarvis, journalist and author
Title: Beware Technopanic – Why We Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Google

Ben Scott, senior adviser, Open Technology Institute, New America Foundation
Title: Big Data – The Good, the Bad and the Government

Elizabeth F. Churchill, director of Human Computer Interaction, eBay Research Labs
Title: Data Design for Personalization – Current Challenges and Emerging Opportunities

Olov Renberg, COO and co-founder Behaviosec
Title: Behavioral Analytics as the Solution to Big Data In Biometrics

Prof. Dr. Ing. Karlheinz Brandenburg
Director, Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT


Tickets for the IFA+Summit are available from the online ticket shop (http://bit.ly/VHR4Bm).

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