Winner of World Technology Award – Law

10671356_10152807285091142_932999345118909357_nThe World Technology Network (WTN) announced on November 14, 2014 that Professor Mayer-Schönberger is the 2014 winner of the World Technology Award in the Law category. Organized in association with FORTUNE and TIME magazines, the World Technology Network chose Mayer-Schönberger from a shortlist of renowned legal academics, including Harvard professor Jonathan Zittrain and Stanford professor Barbara van Schewick. Previous recipients of the award include Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig, privacy advocate Marc Rotenberg, and Berkeley law professor Pamela Samuelson. This year’s other awardees include Walter Isaacson, Elon Musk, and Rodney Brooks. Amazing company to be in!

“Big Data” now part of Best Writings on Mathematics 2014

An excerpt of our international bestseller “Big Data” has been included in Princeton University Press’ selection of “Best Writings on Mathematics 2014” (edited by Mircea Pitici). “Best Writings on Mathematics” is an annual anthology that has gained rave reviews for bringing together an excellent selection of articles each year. The book’s introduction and its table of contents is available to download for free.

“Big Data” finalist for FT Book Award 2013

FTThe Financial Times announced that “Big Data” (co-authored by Professor Mayer-Schönberger and Economist journalist Kenneth N. Cukier) had been selected as one of three finalists of the Financial Times Business Book of the Year award. In a lavish ceremony on November 18, 2013 in London, the decision was announced, together with the choice of Brad Stone’s “The Everything Store” as the winner. Delighted and honored by their success to be author’s of one of the three finalist entries, Mayer-Schönberger and Cukier sent their heartfelt congratulations to Mr Stone.

“Big Data” shortlisted for FT Best Business Book Award

FTThe Financial Times announced on September 23, 2013 that Professor Mayer-Schönberger’s recent book “Big Data” (co-authored with Kenn Cukier) has been shortlisted for the FT / Goldman Sachs business book of the year award 2013. The shortlist has been drawn from a long list that filtered many hundreds of nominations. The winner will be announced at an award gala in November in London.