Viktor Mayer-Schönberger

Viktor Mayer-Schönberger is the Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation at the Oxford Internet Institute. Previously, he was a faculty member at the Harvard Kennedy School. Professor Mayer-Schönberger founded Ikarus Software, a company focusing on data security, and developed the Virus Utilities, which became the best-selling Austrian software product. A visionary thinker on the information revolution and the expanding role of big data in business and finance, his research focuses on the role of information in networked economies. Professor Mayer-Schönberger’s books include Reinventing Capitalism in the Age of Big Data; Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think; and Delete: The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age, and he is the author of more than 100 articles and book chapters on the economics and governance of information. He was recognized as a Top-5 Software Entrepreneur in Austria and Person of the Year for the State of Salzburg and has received a World Technology Award in the law category. Professor Mayer-Schönberger studied in Salzburg, Austria; at Harvard University; and at the London School of Economics.