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Adam Tanner      

Fellow, Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University; Author

Adam Tanner is a fellow at Harvard University’s Institute for Quantitative Social Science. He is the author of What Stays in Vegas: The World of Personal Data – Lifeblood of Big Business – and the End of Privacy as We Know It (2014, PublicAffairs–part of Perseus Books Group). The book tells the human stories about entrepreneurs and firms gathering personal data and the consumers about whom data is gathered. From 1996-2011 he worked for Reuters News Agency as Balkans bureau chief based in Belgrade, Serbia, San Francisco bureau chief, and reporter posted in Moscow, Berlin and Washington D.C. His next book, The Big Health Data Bazaar: Uncovering a Multi-Billion Dollar Trade in Our Medical Secrets, will be published in January 2017.


Speech Topics

  • Embracing Data Transparency and Security
  • Casinos: A Customer Insights Model That Other Industries Can Profit From
  • The Risks and Benefits of Personal Medical Data

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