The internet of things, big data and virtually limitless inexpensive storage will transform the online environment. Huge volumes of data from new sources such as sensors, biometric devices and smartgrids will create significant opportunities in business, healthcare, government and countless other fields.

At the same time, the data deluge will also carry significant risks that must be managed if society is to realise its value. Brendon Lynch, the Chief Privacy Officer at Microsoft, will discuss these trends and their implications.

Brendon is responsible for all aspects of Microsoft's privacy programme, including privacy policy creation and implementation across the company, influencing the creation of privacy and data protection technologies for customers and overseeing communication and engagement with external stakeholders. Now based at Microsoft’s global headquarters in Redmond, he is originally from the Waikato.

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Dean's Distinguished Speaker Series

Monday 5 December 2011 from 5.30pm

The University of Auckland Business School, Lecture Theatre OGGB3, Level 0, Owen G Glenn Building, 12 Grafton Road, Auckland

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Wellington Employers’ Chamber of Commerce

Breakfast Tuesday 6 December 2011 from 7.15am

Wellesley Boutique Hotel, 2-8 Maginnity Street, Wellington 

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