Viktor Mayer-Schonberger is Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation at Oxford University, following a decade on the faculty of Harvard's Kennedy School. He is one of the most respected authorities on what is happening in the big data arena. His book, DELETE: THE VIRTUE OF FORGETTING IN THE DIGITAL AGE, is considered a seminal work on the ever-presence of data.
Kenneth Neil Cukier is the Data Editor of The Economist and writes widely on what is happening in the big data arena. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. His writing on technology, business and economics has appeared in Foreign Affairs, New York Times, Financial Times and elsewhere.