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2017 TEDxBeaconStreet Interview with Jim McNiel. In a few short years, you will be able to Tweet thoughts! Should all of your personal thoughts, activities and musings be the playground of corporations and governments?

For the first time in history humans are fully instrumented and trackable. While this affords tremendous insights and fodder for innovation it can alse expose personal data to negligent or nefarious uses.

Jim explores the risks presented by our personal and private data flowing through the connected world and suggests ways to address these risks.


About the Speaker

Jim McNiel

Jim McNiel

Jim is a co-creator and Executive Producer of Werner Herzogs: Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World.

Jim is a 30-year technology veteran who is both a huge fan of tech and what it can do, as well as a concerned observer. As the Creator and Executive Producer of the feature documentary Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World, Jim is eager to explore and discuss the promise and the pitfalls poised by our technology centric world and where it is taking us. Who owns your data, what is it worth, what are the pros and cons of sharing it. Jim will explore these questions and pose of few of his own. Jim has worked at LucasFilm, AST, Cheyenne Software, Pequot Capital and NETSCOUT Systems. He has experience ranging from programming, marketing, investing and recently: film production. Jim firmly believes it is time we created the role of Data Ethicists to govern the correct and ethical usage of our personal data.