Duet Inter­views


Big Data out of the box by Dr Caldarola

Dr Maria Cristi­na Cal­daro­la – Host of “Duet Interviews”

I am grate­ful to the many of you who pur­chased my book Big Data and Law, sub­se­quent to my post announc­ing the book’s pub­li­ca­tion in Eng­lish and Man­darin in addi­tion to the orig­i­nal Ger­man version.

The response from read­ers has been over­whelm­ing, under­scor­ing the need for more infor­ma­tion about legal, reg­u­la­to­ry and oth­er aspects of Big Data, as cur­rent events con­tin­ue to keep this top­ic in the headlines.

Clear­ly the top­ic of Big Data and GDPR is so vast and so dynam­ic that I’ve decid­ed to con­tin­ue shar­ing my exper­tise through a series of inter­views and blogs.

I will speak with experts about Big Data and ask them the burn­ing ques­tions we are all won­der­ing about con­cern­ing this provoca­tive topic.

Duet will be a series of month­ly blogs where I will be inter­view­ing not­ed guests on top­ics relat­ed to Big Data as well as GDPR.

I will be ask­ing legal, eth­i­cal, tech­ni­cal, geo-polit­i­cal and even philo­soph­i­cal ques­tions sur­round­ing Big Data today to start mean­ing­ful dis­cus­sions about why and how Big Data will impact our present and future lives.

My guests and I will exchange ideas, iden­ti­fy chal­lenges, pro­pose solu­tions and, in the process, make the sub­ject of Big Data more inspir­ing to you.

Be informed on these vital issues and fol­low me on this impor­tant journey!

My upcom­ing and lat­est Duet Inter­views are:

When?With who?What about?
2022-08-02Svet­lana SchielHow will dig­i­tal busi­ness mod­els be taxed in the future?
2022-07-19Sebas­t­ian WelkeHow secure are dig­i­tal devices used in medicine?
2022-07-05Prof. Dr. Jür­gen SchuppAre work and a guar­an­teed basic income mutu­al­ly exclu­sive or do they have a future together?
2022-06-21Prof. Dr Thomas ZeilingerIs the mar­ket val­ue of ethics on the rise?
2022-06-07Chris­t­ian Mon­jou M. Phil (Oxon.)If Art imi­tates life, can Big Data imi­tate Art?
2022-05-24Dr Leila Taghizadeh, MBAArti­fi­cial Intel­li­gence (AI) and Ethics
2022-05-10Prof. Roger Hal­low­ell, Ph.D.Big Data in Exec­u­tive Deci­sion-Mak­ing: Friend or Foe?
2022-04-26Prof. Dr Rogi­er CreemersBig Data and China’s new regulations
2022-04-12Mar­tin Boerger Big Data and the Gen­er­a­tion Gap 
2022-03-29Ran­dall P. White, Ph.DDoes Big Data gen­er­ate com­plex­i­ty and uncertainty?
2022-03-15Prof. Christi­na ElmerBig Data, data jour­nal­ism and the future of media
2022-03-01Prof. Dr Marc BertonècheCan Big Data save the GDP from becom­ing outdated?
2022-02-15Edzard ReuterIs there room for human­i­ty in the world of Big Data?
2022-02-01Prof. Dr Maren UrnerDoes Big Data offer con­struc­tive solutions?
2022-01-18Daniel Goeude­vertBig Data and the Con­cept of Responsibility
2022-01-04Chris­t­ian KleinThanks to IT and dig­i­tal­i­sa­tion, automa­tion has final­ly made it to finance and tax departments.
2021-12-07Dr Thomas Pat­t­loch, LL.M.Eur.Get­ting to the bot­tom of the Chi­nese Social Cred­it System.
2021-11-23Prof. Dr Doris FischerIs data a new fac­tor in pro­duc­tion and thus a new cat­a­lyst of growth?
2021-11-09Prof. Dr Mar­cus HelfrichIs informed con­sent in the dig­i­tal age appropriate?
2021-10-26Djan­go AsülHow to make mon­ey off the back of the lit­tle guy 
2021-10-12Dr Andreas ZechmannIs data the cheap­est asset available?
2021-09-28Petra DahmMar­ket­ing ver­sus data pro­tec­tion: Who holds the trump card?
2021-09-14Dr Angel­i­ca M. SchwarzIs data being giv­en enough con­sid­er­a­tion in account­ing procedures?
2021-08-31Dr Thomas LeyenerBig Data, moral­i­ty and infor­ma­tion­al self-determination 
2021-08-17Prof. Dr Rolf WeberHow does Switzer­land fit into the GDPR context?
2021-08-03Thomas KahlDo data havens exist?
2021-07-20Prof. Dr Joachim SchreyAre data pro­tec­tion author­i­ties tooth­less tigers?
2021-07-06Richard Heil­er MartínezWhere are the tout­ed rev­enues com­ing from Big Data?
2021-06-22Peter Wip­per­mannThe sym­bi­ot­ic rela­tion­ship between a per­son, his dig­i­tal twin and avatar.
2021-06-15Dr Hajo SchumacherBig Data or the curse of efficiency
2021-06-08Vicky Fey­gi­naThe man­i­fold aspects of Big Data

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Are work and a guar­an­teed basic income mutu­al­ly exclu­sive or do they have a future together?

Prof. Dr Jür­gen Schupp – Pho­to: Ben­jamin Gross

The future of work is going to be char­ac­terised by key­words, such as big data, automa­tion, stan­dard­i­s­a­tion, job loss­es, the gap between rich and poor, the crum­bling of the social mar­ket econ­o­my and many more sim­i­lar terms. Is an uncon­di­tion­al basic income the key to inno­va­tion, an increase in GDP, and a new type of human and social coex­is­tence? Does an uncon­di­tion­al basic income real­ly finance itself because sav­ings in admin­is­tra­tion and increased pro­duc­tion due to automa­tion can then cov­er the expens­es? Who is going to pock­et the bill for an uncon­di­tion­al income? The state or the wealthy elite ‑anal­o­gous to the “Giv­ing Pledge”?

In a con­tin­u­a­tion of her Duet inter­views, Dr Cal­daro­la, author of Big Data and Law, talks to soci­ol­o­gist Prof. Dr Jür­gen Schupp, co-author of the recent book “Basic Income – From the Vision to the Creep­ing Wel­fare State Trans­for­ma­tion1, about the par­a­digm shift regard­ing uncon­di­tion­al income in the dig­i­tal age.


Is the mar­ket val­ue of ethics on the rise?

Prof. Dr Thomas Zeilinger

Well-known peo­ple such as Adam Smith, Karl Marx, Pope Leo VIII, Bis­mar­ck and Pro­fes­sors Röp­ke and Böck­en­förde claim that a mar­ket only works in a soci­ety of moral sub­jects because all human beings car­ry an impar­tial onlook­er with­in them­selves who makes itself felt when s/he does some­thing uneth­i­cal. With the advent of dig­i­tal­i­sa­tion, glob­al­i­sa­tion, automa­tion, the use of algo­rithms, big data, indus­try 4.0, dig­i­tal twins, avatars and robots, more and more tech­nolo­gies and objects are par­tic­i­pat­ing in a mar­ket which do not have any ethics of their own accord. If ethics are so impor­tant to the mar­ket and ethics is need­ed for the mar­ket to func­tion, how do we pre­serve ethics? Will our future (still) be ethical?

In her lat­est Duet inter­view, Dr Cal­daro­la, author of Big Data and Law, and not­ed pas­tor Prof. Dr Zeilinger dis­cuss the con­nec­tion between mar­ket and ethics.


If Art imi­tates life, can Big Data imi­tate Art?

Chris­t­ian Mon­jou M. Phil (Oxon.)

If we accept Pablo Picasso’s provoca­tive but remark­able state­ment that “good artists copy, but great artists steal…” then Big Data pro­vides us with more oppor­tu­ni­ties “to steal”. The prob­lem is then a mat­ter of choice and deci­sion. How does this align with Harold Bloom’s the­o­ry of inter­tex­tu­al­i­ty and the “anx­i­ety of influence”?

In the lat­est of her Duet series of inter­views, Dr Cal­daro­la, author of Big Data and Law, and Chris­t­ian Mon­jou M. Phil (Oxon.), con­nois­seur of art and bridge builder between art and man­age­ment, con­sid­er what impact the dig­i­tal rev­o­lu­tion will have on art and innovation.


Dr Maria Cristina Caldarola

Dr Maria Cristina Caldarola, LL.M., MBA is the host of “Duet Interviews”, co-founder and CEO of CU³IC UG, a consultancy specialising in systematic approaches to innovation, such as algorithmic IP data analysis and cross-industry search for innovation solutions.

Cristina is a well-regarded legal expert in licensing, patents, trademarks, domains, software, data protection, cloud, big data, digital eco-systems and industry 4.0.

A TRIUM MBA, Cristina is also a frequent keynote speaker, a lecturer at St. Gallen, and the co-author of the recently published Big Data and Law now available in English, German and Mandarin editions.