The Centre for Information Policy Leadership is holding its annual membership retreat in Washington this week. The topic is Innovation, Risk, and Big Data. I'll be kicking off the program with a discussion of the risks of getting big data analysis wrong and some risk management questions responsible managers should ask. As someone who has often discussed law and policy with other lawyers or technology with other techies, I always enjoy the opportunity to bridge the gap. I'll be taking a fast walk through the steps in the knowledge discovery process and provide examples and statistics of some of the likely errors in each. This is in concert with an article I'm co-authoring on the topic and both will be posted here soon.