Our guest speaker, Professor Shaun Hendy, will discuss a highly topical question which is at the heart of one of the priorities for our new University of Auckland Campaign For All Our Futures:
CAN WE…maximise the potential of “big data” while avoiding its misuse?
Professor Hendy teaches in both the Department of Physics and the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and is the Director of Te Punaha Matatini, a New Zealand Centre of Research Excellence. He will discuss the benefits of “big data”, as well as some of the potential pitfalls and the issues society will need to confront to avoid its misuse.
The evening will be hosted by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Stuart McCutcheon, who will share news, highlights and Campaign updates from your University.