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ITP Auckland Presents: Information Reuse and Data Markets: An overview of the New Zealand Data Commons

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1 May 2018: 5:45 pm - 7:30 pm

Catalyst IT
Level 4 Rabobank Tower
2 Commerce St
Auckland 1010

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Technology driving big data analytics are now mainstream commodities and AI/Machine-Learning infrastructure is following suit. To make use of these technology stacks- and the associated utility computing- requires access to data and algorithmic know-how.

The Data Commons is a new open project that aims to enable access to, and accountable reuse of data across New Zealand. Data often locked away due to concerns for privacy, misuse, quality, lack of consent, or anticipated proprietary interest. The objective is to create open network markets for data, integrating services across different organisations to facilitate the flow and use of information. Building a foundation for the trusted and efficient reuse of data across many domains-of-interests; to build an ecosystem of data-services that can be dynamically composed in an accountable and transparent manner.

The talk will survey various attempts at sharing data for public good, then cover the motivation, objectives, and architecture of the Data Commons; illustrating where it fits into the evolving digital technology landscape.

Arrive at 5:45pm for a 6:15pm start. 

Networking and refreshments to follow.

ITP Auckland Branch wishes to thank Catalyst for sponsoring this event.

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About The Speaker

Robert O'Brien is a software alchemist: a designer, distributed systems engineer and financial cryptographer. He has worked on high-performance reliable transaction systems for financial markets and co-founded three companies in accounting, data integration, and international trade payments. His current focus is on privacy, computational law, and commercial contracting as it relates to the use of data.

Robert O'Brien is based in Tauranga, New Zealand

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Please note that this session may be video or audio recorded for viewing by other members at a later date. As it is possible that audience members may be incidentally recorded, please let us know if you specifically want to be excluded and we will ensure you are not shown.

Attendance Cost

All ITP Financial MembersFREE
Staff of Corporate Partners (20% Discount)$17.39 + GST / $20.00 incl GST
Non-Members$21.74 + GST / $25.00 incl GST

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