Data has proven to be a crucial asset to the way organizations – and the world make decisions today. In most cases, data helps improve people's lives by being a source of truth and a catalyst for positive change. But what happens when there is not proper governance and security, and data gets taken advantage of? How can we use data ethics and data literacy to prevent the misuse of data in the future?
Christopher Wylie has experienced the dark side of data first hand and is best known for his role in setting up – and then taking down – the cyberwarfare firm Cambridge Analytica. His revelations exposing the rampant misuse of data forced numerous Fortune 500 companies to overhaul cybersecurity and user privacy practices, as well as the deep links between the Alt-Right and Russian intelligence networks.
On October 27, Christopher Wylie, alongside Collibra's Chief Information Security Officer, Myke Lyons held a unique fireside chat followed by a live Q&A focused on the importance of data ethics and security, as well as the responsibility organizations have in keeping data safe as the world evolves.
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Who is Christopher Wylie?
Christopher Wylie has been called "the millennials' first great whistleblower" and is best known for his role in setting up – and then taking down – Cambridge Analytica. His revelations exposing the rampant misuse of data rocked Silicon Valley and led to some of the largest multinational investigations into data crime ever. Chris engages audiences around the world and makes AI understandable, disturbing – and yet somehow compelling. His mind-bending stories about the power of weaponized algorithms and information warfare have garnered global audiences.
Chris has been listed in TIME 100 Most Influential People in the World, Forbes’ 30 Under 30, Politico ’s 50 Most Influential People in Politics and Business Insider ’s 100 Coolest People in Tech.