Kush Wadhwa

Senior Partner, Trilateral Research & Consulting

Kush Wadhwa, Senior Partner of Trilateral Research & Consulting, provides research and advisory services with respect to emerging technologies in Security, ICT and Health, focusing upon issues of strategic policy development related to privacy and data protection, socio-economic issues, and data science. He participates in research affecting the future direction of security and surveillance technologies, as well as emerging technologies and applications in these fields (e.g., big data, ubiquitous computing, robotics, mobile health). He has participated in a number of public and private sector research projects, across a range of topics including surveillance, privacy seals, security certifications, biometrics, crisis management, open access, mobile technologies, and others.
He is the Coordinator of several FP7 projects, including RECODE (Policy RECommendations for Open Access to Research Data in Europe) and BYTE (Big data roadmap and cross-disciplinarY community for addressing socieTal Externalities). He is widely published and serves as an Associate Editor of the journal Studies in Ethics, Law and Technology.
www.trilateralresearch.com
www.byte-project.eu

Talk Title: 
Addressing risks and opportunities engendered by big data: The BYTE project
Talk Abstract: 

This presentation will introduce the BYTE project which is examining the potential positive and negative effects of the deployment of big data as a policy platform in Europe. This EU-funded project “Big data roadmap and cross-disciplinarY community for addressing socieTal Externalities” started in March 2014. BYTE will conduct empirical research in seven sector-specific case studies to examine the potential positive and negative externalities of big data with organisations that are actually utilising big data. These case studies include: environmental data, cultural data, utilities/smart cities, health data, commercial data, energy data and transportation data. It will use this information to create a BYTE vision and roadmap for the responsible integration of European stakeholders into the emerging big data economy. The presentation will outline the stakeholder collaboration activities that will be used in the BYTE project, including the BYTE Big Data Community, and encourage audience members to become involved in the project: participating in the debates the project will host and the stakeholder collaboration mechanisms that will ultimately steer European policy in this area.

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