Big Data: A Twenty-first Century Arms Race

Welcoming Remarks:

Fred Kempe
President and CEO
Atlantic Council

Malcolm Wright
Global Head, Anti-Money Laundering and Fraud
Thomson Reuters

Report Overview and Main Outcomes with Authors:

Miren Aparicio
Counsel and Senior Consultant
The World Bank Global Practice

Erica Briscoe
Chief Scientist ATAS Laboratory
Georgia Tech Research Institute

Benjamin Dean
Ford/Media Democracy Fund Technology Exchange Fellow
Center for Democracy and Technology

Panel I – Big Data: The Latest Tool in Fighting Crime:

Channing May
Policy Analyst
Global Financial Integrity

Todd Rosenblum
Senior Fellow, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security
Atlantic Council

Robert Schukai
Global Head of Design and Digitial Identity Solutions
Thomson Reuters

Juan Zarate
Chairman and Co-founder
Financial Integrity Network;
Former Deputy National Security Adviser for Combating Terrorism

Panel II – Big Data: Mitigating Financial Crime Risk:

Leslie Ireland
Former Assistant Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis
US Department of the Treasury

Bart van Liebergen
Associate Policy Advisor
Institute of International Finance

Joel Schectman
White Collar Crime Reporter
Reuters News

More panelists to be confirmed.

Please join the Atlantic Council and Thomson Reuters on June 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. for the launch of our joint publication: “Big Data: A Twenty-first Century Arms Race.” Breakfast and registration will begin at 8:30 a.m.

Today’s threat environment is more fast-paced and complex than ever before. A range of bad actors use data as a vector of attack, leveraging it for ill intent. Fortunately, the explosion of data and our increasing ability to analyze big data from disparate sources provide the means to confront this dynamic and unpredictable security landscape. Using analytics and human expertise, intelligence and law enforcement agencies as well as global financial institutions can connect information from many sources to identify risk and gain awareness of threats. They must, however, balance the value of data with the privacy concerns of the public.

This event will examine how the big data revolution can help increase global security and will provide recommendations for maximizing opportunities, while minimizing risks and building trust.

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