Sunday, August 31, 2014

Frankfurt Book Fair - The future of publishing

CONTEC 2014: The future of publishing

Big data expert Viktor Mayer-Schönberger on the future of publishing
Frankfurt am Main, 29/08/2014 - 

Innovative presentations, interactive discussions, diverse networking opportunities: the technology conference CONTEC will take place one day before the Frankfurt Book Fair (8–12 October 2014). In a large number of sessions, more than 40 international speakers will address the questions and trends affecting the international publishing and media industries.

As a leading expert on “big data”, the Austrian lawyer and academic Viktor Mayer-Schönberger will shine a light on the future of the international publishing market. With his major works, “Delete: The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age” and “Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work and Think”, he has become well known as both a warning voice and an advocate of digitisation, with all its dangers and opportunities. In his latest book, “Learning With Big Data: The Future of Education” (with Kenneth Cukier; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014), he examines the changes being triggered by big data in the field of education.

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