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Breakout Session

Are You a Surveillance Capitalist?

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Increasingly, all industries are involved in what is known as "surveillance capitalism," a new iteration of our economic system in which business value is derived from the predictive insights gleaned from applying artificial intelligence (AI) to customer data and novel data sources. While this opens up potential new business models, it also has serious implications for the privacy and human rights of consumers. In this session, we will introduce the concept of surveillance capitalism and hear from companies in different industries about how they work to avoid causing harm when collecting and transferring customer data, carrying out targeted advertising, and building in insights powered by AI and IoT devices.

Scheduled Speakers

Additional speakers to be announced.

Nathalie Maréchal

Senior Policy Analyst

Ranking Digital Rights

Sarah Altschuller

Counsel, Business and Human Rights Program


Sushant Kumar

Principal, Responsible Technology

Omidyar Network

Susan Morgan

Director, Susan Morgan Consulting

BSR Special Advisor (Moderator)

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I felt this conference was life changing. I am truly inspired and am plotting both career and personal changes to live up to the great lessons I learned. Both the sessions and the networking were vital.


Convening Sponsor


Platinum Sponsor

We Mean Business

Gold Sponsor


Silver Sponsors

Flex Ltd.
The Walt Disney Company

Supporting Sponsors

AB InBev
The Coca-Cola Company
Google, Inc.
Microsoft Corporation

Marketing and Media Sponsor

3BL Media