This year's Internet of Things Global Summit took place on October 26 & 27 at the iconic National Press Club in Washington D.C, and once again brought together the leading representatives from the various IoT stakeholder communities.
Executive Director, Global Connected Customer Experience, Global Public Policy
President, Center for Advanced Technology and Innovation
U.S Chamber of Commerce
The 2-day summit focused on the latest IoT innovations that are helping to change society and our future. It also explored the key policy issues for IoT, and against the backdrop of the recent approval of the bipartisan IoT resolution, together with the launch of the Congressional Caucus on IoT earlier this year, participants looked at what is being done and what still needs to be done in order to fully maximize the promise of IoT.
The Internet of Things will offer numerous benefits to consumers, industry and governments. It has the potential to change the way people interact with technology and everyday objects in fundamental ways. It will increase profitability and improve efficiency for companies across all sectors. It will also positively impact national and global priorities, including counter-terrorism and national security, preserving the environment, managing scarce resources, and assisted living. However, there are a number of key challenges and uncertainties that still remain, and the IoT stakeholder community must continue to work together to help solve these pressing issues.
Sessions at this year's summit included:
Day 1: Creating the correct IoT environment - key policy considerations:
- Overcoming fear, uncertainity and doubt
- Security for the Internet of Things
- Privacy in a Connected World - a continuing balancing act
- Fuelling connectivity - delivering the spectrum needs of the Internet of Things
Day 2: Sector-specific 'smart sessions':
- Healthcare and wearable technology
- IoT as an enabler for industrial growth and competition
- Smart living - at home and in the city
- The Internet of Things in Financial Services and the Insurance sector
- Smart Retail
- The Connected Car
- Monetizing the Internet of Things
For more information on this year's summit and details on future events, please contact Tom Chinnock at firstname.lastname@example.org / +44 2920 783 025.