The International Association of Privacy Professionals hosted its first KnowledgeNet in New Jersey December 6, 2012, at the Princeton offices of Reed Smith. Reed Smith attorneys Mark Melodia and Paul Bond presented a seminar on “Understanding and Defending Big Data” to the gathering of dozens of privacy attorneys and privacy compliance professionals from around the state. Participants discussed what Big Data means to them, as well as how Big Data solutions are being deployed in their respective industries, including financial services, health care, energy, and education. This KnowledgeNet, organized by Miranda Alfonso-Williams, Global Privacy Leader, GE Healthcare, promises to be the first of many for the growing privacy community of the Garden State.

In October, Reed Smith hosted a Silicon Valley event on “Big Data Monetization.” Video of the presentations from that panel, including Mark, and Data Privacy, Security & Management Group co-chair Cynthia O’Donoghue, are available here.