The Many Dimensions of Data

International Conference on Data Economy

June 22 and 23, 2017
IMT - Télécom ParisTech - 46, rue Barrault, Paris 13

The digital economy is now "data-driven". Big data, algorithms and artificial intelligence are profoundly changing the nature of competition between firms as well as customer relationship management. On the one hand, new data strategies based on smart connected objects create opportunities to challenge existing value chains and force companies to rethink the organization of their industry. Data accumulation by large companies generate increasing returns to scale that increase demand through targeting and recommendations. On the other hand, big data can improve product and service experience but raise at the same time concerns for consumers. For instance, business models based on advertising are both creating new ways to monetize audience but raise privacy, autonomy and trust concerns.

This international conference will focus on two dimensions of the data economy from a pluridisciplinary perspective. First, the event is part the official program of the French Data Protection Authority (Cnil) on ethics and algorithms and will highlight several keynotes on the topic. The second dimension  that the conference will explore is the free flow of data in the digital economy, focusing on economic, legal and political aspects.

Thursday Program (13:30-18:00)

Nicolas Christin

Carnegie Mellon University

Online crime and security economics

Marvin Sirbu

Carnegie Mellon University

Advertizing on IPTV

Anupam Datta

Carnegie Mellon University, Sillicon Valley

Bias in algorithms

Friday Program (09:00 - 12:30)

Yann Ménière

European Patent Office, Chief economist

Industry 4.0 and the IoT: A View from Europe

Klaus Wiedemann and Franziska Greiner

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition

Ownership and Access to Data

Kristina Kjerstad

European Commission
DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology
Data Policy and Innovation Unit

The entrance to the conference is free but registration is mandatory, thanks to the form below:

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