Viktor Mayer-Schönberger is Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation at the Oxford Internet Institute, Oxford University. One of the most respected authorities on what is happening in the big data arena, Professor Mayer-Schönberger has published eight books, as well as over a hundred articles in publications such as Science.
He is the co-author, with Kenneth Cukier, of the best-selling Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Big Data has sold over a million copies worldwide.
His previous book, Delete: The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age, was published by Princeton University Press. Considered a seminal work on the ever-presence of data, it coined the concept of “the right to be forgotten.”
A native Austrian, Professor Mayer-Schönberger founded Ikarus Software, a company focusing on data security, in 1986, and developed Virus Utilities, which became the best-selling Austrian software product. He was voted Top-5 Software Entrepreneur in Austria in 1991 and Person-of-the-Year for the State of Salzburg in 2000.