Why is Big Data transforming the way we live, work and think? What really is Big Data, beyond the hype? How will Big Data offer new sources of revenue to businesses, and how will organizations change in the Big Data age? These are just a few of the questions Professor Viktor Mayer-Schönberger has talked about in over a hundred speeches since his book, the international bestseller “Big Data” (co-authored with Kenneth Cukier) was published. In his speeches he has looked at Big Data’s role in changing the face of everything from product development and scientific discovery, to human learning and health care, transportation, retail, finance and marketing.

But Big Data is not Professor Mayer-Schönberger’s only area of expertise. The author of the path-breaking book “Delete – The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age”, he has also talked about the role of human remembering when capturing and storing digital memory has gotten so easy and cheap. He has talked about user trust, and information privacy, as well as the need for relevance in the data we keep. More generally, he has spoken about the evolution of the information economy, and how our work and our lives change because of our digital tools and networks.

An internationally acclaimed and sought-after keynote speaker, Professor Mayer-Schönberger has addressed a wide spectrum of audiences, from the high-level corporate board retreat to audiences well in the thousands. Every speech he customizes so that he can speak to his audience, and optimize the impact his remarks have. He uses compelling visuals to underscore his words, to illustrate and emphasize the main points he’s making.

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In his speaking engagements, Professor Mayer-Schönberger has worked with well-known Fortune-500 corporate clients such as IBM, SAP, Microsoft, Roche, Haier and Huawei, international and professional organizations such as the ITU, the IAPP, and the AACC, government agencies as well as universities and educational institutions around the world.

With a media presence that straddles the international print media, such as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the Guardian, Die Zeit, Der Spiegel, El Pais, or Le Monde, international broadcast media such as CNN, BCC, PBS or CCTV, and online media such as Ars Technica, Daily Kos, and Wired, a keynote speech by Professor Mayer-Schönberger can bring attention and recognition to your event.

To enquire about hiring Professor Mayer-Schönberger for a prominent speaking slot, in North America please contact his speaking manager Bob Katz (email), in the Netherlands Maven at Work (email), in China please contact Rocia (email). For all other enquiries, please contact Professor Mayer-Schönberger and his team directly at (email).