‘Big Data’ Meeting This Week at EEOC

Interested in what implications big data may have for equal employment opportunity laws?

Then you should attend a meeting of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on this Thursday, October 13.

At the meeting, EEOC Commissioners will hear from a broad panel of experts on a range of issues, including big data trends and technologies, the benefits and risks of big data analytics, current and potential uses of big data in employment, and how the use of big data may implicate equal employment opportunity laws.

Wondering what big data is? Wikpedia defines it as data sets that are so large or complex that traditional data processing applications are inadequate to deal with them. Challenges include analysis, capture, data curation, search, sharing, storage, transfer, visualization, querying, updating and information privacy.

Confirmed panelists include:

  • Kelly Trindel, PhD, Chief Analyst, Office of Research, Information and Planning, EEOC
  • Michal Kosinski, Assistant Professor, Organizational Behavior, Stanford Graduate School of Business (via VTC)
  • Kathleen K. Lundquist, PhD, Organizational Psychologist, President and CEO, APTMetrics, Inc.
  • Marko J. Mrkonich, Shareholder, Littler Mendelson P.C.
  • Ifeoma Ajunwa, Assistant Professor, University of the District of Columbia School of Law
  • Michael Housman, Workforce Scientist, hiQ Labs

Seating is limited, and EEOC encourages visitors to arrive 30 minutes before the meeting to be processed through security and escorted to the meeting room. Visitors should bring a government-issued photo identification card to facilitate entry into the building.

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