Held over two days in San Jose, California the inaugural Data Business Congress provided a fascinating insight into the opportunities and challenges in turning data into a key business asset.

Co-hosted by Intellectual Asset Management and Global Data Review the Data Business Congress is one of the first conferences to go beyond data privacy issues and take a holistic look at the issues associated with generating value from data assets. With a focus on the role of data in digital transformation and the digital economy the well-crafted program covered data creation and capture, safeguarding data, competition and privacy law, data transactions and data ethics along with specific insights into the role of data in the automotive and healthcare industries. The need for a holistic approach to data commercialisation was reflected by the diverse nature of the attendees who came from a mix of commercial, data science and legal backgrounds. The pervasive nature of the subject matter was also reflected by the wide range of industries represented.

Bird & Bird’s Toby Bond and Nick Aries attended both days of the Data Business Congress. To read their full report summarising key themes relating to open vs closed data and the role of regulators in data commercialisation click here.

Originally published on twobirds.com on 14th February 2020.