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Please see below the latest copy of the program for this year's Internet of Things Global Summit.

 

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Monday October 26, 2015

Morning

08:30 – 09:20

Registration, welcome coffee and networking opportunity

09:00 – 10:50

Session 1: High-level Keynote session

09:00 – 09:10

Welcome from moderator of keynote session

Moderator: Nigel Cameron, President and CEO, , Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies

09:10 – 09:35

Keynote presentation: View from the U.S. House of Representatives

Congresswoman Suzan DelBene, U.S. House of Representatives

09:35 – 10:00

Keynote presentation: International keynote

Ambassador David O'Sullivan, EU Ambassador to the United States

10:00 – 10:25

Keynote presentation: View from industry

Dean Brenner, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, Qualcomm

10:25 – 10:50

Keynote presentation: View from industry

Rakesh Kushwaha, Mformation Business Leader, Alcatel-Lucent

10:50 – 11:15

Morning networking break and exhibition

11:15 – 12:45

Session 2: Security for the Internet of Things

Policymakers, enterprises and consumers are all now realizing the potential benefits of the Internet of Things. However, in order to fully realize the widespread benefits that this technology can offer, as well as to gain widespread consumer trust and confidence, it is vital that the stakeholder community works together to deliver innovative solutions to tackle vulnerabilities and deliver a secure and reliable IoT infrastructure. In November 2014, the report submitted to the U.S. President by the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) revealed that the IoT has several security factors that both public and private sectors should consider, in order to establish a truly connected society. This session will look at these recommendations and where we stand regarding the implementation one year after its submission. Participants will also discuss the current efforts that industry is making with regards to IoT security on a global scale, whilst also exploring what additional work needs to be done. Finally, participants will explore the challenges that manufacturers face of securing an IoT device and the new innovative technologies that can help with these.

- What does security mean for different IoT stakeholders?
- How can companies developing IoT products implement appropriate levels of security and ensure best practice?
- Are companies everywhere doing enough to ensure security?
- To what extent are vendors adopting ‘security by design’?
- How challenging is it to secure an IoT device?
- Given the larger attack surface that an exponential growth in connected devices creates, how can the IoT community work together to develop innovative security solutions and stay one step ahead of hackers and cyber criminals?
- What innovative technologies and solutions are available to help companies add tighter security to their IoT products and solutions?
- Should there be a more standardized approach to IoT security?


Moderator: Jonathan Litchman, Co-founder,, The Providence Group

Dean Garfield, President and CEO , Information Technology Industry Council
Stephen Pattison, VP Public Affairs , ARM
Joseph Lorenzo-Hall, CTO, Center for Democracy and Technology
Rory Gray, Head of Global Sales, Intercede
Chris Boyer, Assistant Vice President - Global Public Policy, AT&T

Afternoon

12:45 – 13:55

Networking lunch, exhibition and parallel lunch salon

13:55 – 15:25

Session 3: Privacy in a Connected World – a continuing balancing act

The IoT is playing a significant and growing role in people’s lives, from energy meters and thermostats, medical devices, home security, parking meters and vending machines. While the IoT carries the potential to have a positive impact on citizens and economies, there are concerns over the amount and use of data collected. Proponents argue that the use of data-driven innovation supports economic growth and helps to tackle societal challenges, while consumer groups and regulators often argue that industry should consider ‘data minimization’ a priority. There is a growing argument that ownership of personal data should be retained by the individual and that financial benefit should accrue for any personal data that is shared. This session will explore what a world of connected devices will mean for people’s privacy. It will identify ways that policymakers and industry players can build a system that works for everyone, one that maximizes value but also builds trust and confidence in the technologies, and one that combats harmful threats and scenarios.

- To what extent can the use of data boost economic growth and improve societal benefits?
- How can fostering data innovation without controversy be achieved in order to achieve the consumer buy-in that the IoT needs?
- How best can policymakers work with stakeholders to balance the monetary value of data that is gathered by companies, with the fundamental level of privacy that many consumers desire?
- Should there be a baseline for privacy legislation in the US as is the case in other countries like the UK and Canada?
- What solutions and efforts is industry offering to help combat potential data breaches and other scenarios that are harmful to people’s personal information?
- What does a world of connected devices mean for people’s privacy?
- What will the growing market for personal data look like in the next 3 years?
- Should individuals also benefit financially from personal data that is shared by the Internet of Things?


Moderator: Dan Caprio, Co-Founder, The Providence Group

Gary Shapiro, President and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association
Robert D. Atkinson, Founder & President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Maneesha Mithal, Associate Director, Privacy and Identity Protection Division, FTC
Gilad Rosner, Founder, Internet of Things Privacy Forum

15:25 – 15:45

Afternoon networking break and exhibition

15:45 – 17:15

Session 4: Fuelling connectivity - Delivering the spectrum needs of the Internet of Things

Like all stakeholders, communication regulators remain committed to supporting the growth of IoT, and the management of current and future spectrum needs remains paramount to achieve this. Given the relatively early stage of IoT adoption and thus the challenges of predicting future spectrum needs, continued collaboration between stakeholders, as well as ongoing monitoring of the market and its spectrum demand is required. This session will analyze the current approaches to spectrum management and the extent to which the IoT continuum may change this. It will also look at possible bands and technological solutions that are available to meet the future spectrum requirements.

- What work are policymakers and industry players doing to help meet the current spectrum requirements for IoT, and how can they work together with other stakeholders to ensure the demand for future IoT applications is met?
- What technologies and policy tools are available, and how can these help to ensure the right amount of connectivity and capacity is available?
- How important is a flexible approach to the use of spectrum for the future of IoT?
- What part can spectrum above 6Ghz and the milimeter-wave bands plan in delivering a solution?
- How can we meet the spectrum requirements that enables 5G to be a catalyst for the Internet of Things?
- Should spectrum be licensed or license-exempt for IoT? Under what conditions should spectrum be exploited?


Moderator: Nancy Victory, Partner, Wiley Rein

Julius Knapp, Chief, Office of Engineering and Technology, FCC
Donna Bethea - Murphy, Global Spectrum Regulatory Policy, ESOA
John Kuzin, Senior Director, Regulatory Government Affairs, Qualcomm
Michael Marcus, Director, Marcus Spectrum Solutions
John Hunter, Director of Spectrum Policy, Legal Affairs, T-Mobile

17:15 – 17:30

Introduction to tomorrow's 'smart sessions': Promoting smart communities worldwide – Global City Teams Challenge 2016

Sokwoo Rhee, Associate Director, Cyber-Physical Systems Program, NIST

17:30 – 19:00

Networking cocktail reception

Tuesday October 27, 2015

Morning

08:30 – 09:00

Welcome coffee and networking breakfast

09:00 – 10:30

Smart sessions: pathway A

Delegates will have the choice to attend one of the following two breakout sessions:

Smart session 1: Healthcare and wearable technology (West wing of ballroom)
Smart session 2: IoT as an enabler for industrial growth and competition (East wing of ballroom)
Please note that this session is now full. If you would like to be added to the waiting list then please contact Tom Chinnock at tom.chinnock@forum-global .com

09:00 – 10:30

Smart session 1: Healthcare and wearable technology (West wing of ballroom)

The Internet of Things is revolutionizing healthcare systems in many parts of the world. A number of innovative technologies and solutions are available that, for example, help to improve fitness, clinical care, monitor patients remotely, and help to manage and prevent diseases more accurately and efficiently. These examples, along with many others also help to drive efficiency within national budgets and overall costs to hospitals and governments. This session will look at ways that IoT is changing healthcare in the United States and across other regions around the world. Participants will hear from some of the leading innovators in this area and explore how these new technologies are improving people’s lifestyles and overall care to patients. The session will also explore the role of the public sector in helping to drive IoT adoption in this area, and identify ways that all stakeholders can work together in order to achieve its potential.

- How is the Internet of Things revolutionizing healthcare?
- What technologies are currently available and how are these helping to address the urgent need for affordable, accessible care?
- What enabling technologies are required for the success of IoT in healthcare?
- What role can telehealth systems have on assisted living and delivering care to people in remote locations?
- How can the IoT improve health by increasing the availability and quality of care?
- What collaborations have we seen to date between governments, healthcare professionals and innovators, and how successful have these been?
- What additional work still needs to be done between stakeholders?
- How can we best ensure interoperability and standards among different healthcare IoT applications?
- With the money saved by adopting innovative technology, should governments use this to help drive IoT research and development?
- What’s on the horizon for healthcare? What predictions do experts have for this sector?


Moderator: Paul Adamson, Chairman, Forum Global

Peter Ohnemus, Chairman, Founder & CEO , dacadoo
Chantal Worzala, Director of Policy, American Hospital Association
W.David Stephenson, Principal, Stephenson Strategies
Robert Jarrin, Senior Director, Government Affairs, Qualcomm

09:00 – 10:30

Smart session 2: IoT as an enabler for industrial growth and competition (East wing of ballroom)

It is argued that the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) will be the largest driver of economic growth and employment in the next decade, generating new revenue streams and markets for companies across all industrial sectors. The IIoT is already here however, with more and more companies adopting smart, connected products and solutions to their existing systems. These solutions offer new opportunities for functionality, reliability and new capabilities that disrupt traditional value chains, and have led to manufacturers across all sectors to rethink the way they do things. This session will identify some key examples of Industrial IoT in use, and explore the direct and indirect benefits of the technology on businesses. Participants will explore how successful the IIoT has been to date, as well as the additional work that needs to be done by all stakeholders in order to fully maximize this opportunity. Finally, the session will look at the future possibilities of the industrial Internet of Things and the additional growth, innovation and value that we will be able to see from this technology in the next 5 years.

- How best can policymakers and industry players exploit the opportunities promised by the Industrial Internet of Things?
- How is the Industrial Internet of Things changing the competitive landscape of industries, including manufacturing, agriculture, and the energy grid?
- How can companies use IoT technologies to fuel innovation and find growth in unexpected opportunities?
- How can companies unlock the value of data generated by connected devices?
- What impact will IoT have on the ‘outcome economy’, and what will this mean to companies?
- What key obstacles must organizations overcome in order to realize the benefits of the Industrial IoT?

Moderator: Rob van Kranenburg, Founder, Council
Rob van Kranenburg, Founder, Council
Amanda Engstrom Eversole, President, Center for Advanced Technology and Innovation, U.S Chamber of Commerce
Gary Butler, Founder, Chairman & CEO , Camgian Microsystems Corporation
Stephen Pattison, VP Public Affairs , ARM
Ilkka Lakaniemi, Chairman, European Commission’s Future Internet Public – Private Partnership Program (FI-PPP)

10:30 – 10:50

Morning networking break and exhibition

10:50 – 12:10

Smart sessions: pathway B

Delegates will have the choice to attend one of the following two breakout sessions:


Smart session 1: Connected living – at home and in the city (West wing of ballroom)
Please note that this session is now full. If you would like to be added to the waiting list then please contact Tom Chinnock at tom.chinnock@forum-global .com Smart session 2: The Internet of Things in Financial Services and the Insurance sector (East wing of ballroom)

10:50 – 12:10

Smart session 1: Connected living – at home and in the city

Cities around the world are adopting IoT technologies and solutions to help address the many challenges of city life, such as traffic congestion, waste management and rising energy usage. At home, there are also a number of technologies that make connected living a reality and help to improve the quality of life. This session will look at both these vitally important areas in the United States and globally, and will examine the extent at which smart city and smart home solutions have been successfully deployed to date. Participants will also discuss the role between governments, municipalities and the private sector, and explore what additional work needs to be done by all stakeholder groups in order to fully maximize these opportunities.

- In the current economic climate where living costs remain a burden for many people, what impact can smart city and smart home solutions have on people’s lives?
- To what extent have smart city solutions been deployed globally? How successful have these been to date?
- What are the key challenges faced by cities and what technologies are helping to combat these?
- What are the main policy challenges for building smart cities and smart homes?
- Is there a need to develop specific privacy guidelines?
- How are manufacturers ensuring secure and reliable products and services?
- Can the smart home industry evolve with so many standards?


Moderator: Daniel Castro - Lacouture, Professor and Chair, School of Building Construction - Georgia Tech

Cees Links, Founder & CEO , GreenPeak Technologies
Ilkka Lakaniemi, Chairman, European Commission’s Future Internet Public – Private Partnership Program (FI-PPP)
Tobin Richardson, Chairman & CEO, ZigBee Alliance
Paul Feenstra, Senior Vice President for Government and External Affairs, Intelligent Transport Society of America

10:50 – 12:10

Smart session 2: The Internet of Things in Financial Services and the Insurance sector (East wing of ballroom)

IoT is also having a positive impact in Financial Services and insurance sector, with benefits for both providers and their customers. For example, insurance firms are now able to monitor driver behavior for car insurance. This session will explore the current IoT landscape in Financial Services and the insurance sector, and will identify ways that those companies in these sectors are able to benefit from new IoT technologies quickly. Participants will explore the level of disruption that IoT will have on these sectors over the next 12 months and as we move into the future. Finally, participants will discuss what the unique challenges are for those companies in the banking and insurance sectors, and identify the current solutions and key players that can help overcome these.

- What is the current landscape of IoT in the financial services and insurance sectors in the United States, and what impact are these new technologies likely to have on these sectors in the next 2 years?
- What are the main challenges that the FS and insurance sectors face and how can IoT help to overcome these?
- How disruptive will the IoT be on existing products across the insurance and banking sectors (both wholesale and retail banking)?
- What does the IoT mean for how organizations interact with their customers?
- What lessons can FS and insurance organizations learn from early adopters of IoT technology in the transport and energy sectors?
- How can sectors such as investment management leverage IoT technology?
- What does the future Internet of Things mean for the banking and insurance sectors?


Moderator: Nigel Cameron, President and CEO, , Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies

Robert D. Atkinson, Founder & President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Adam Thierer, Senior Research Fellow, The Technology Policy Program, Mercatus Center, George Mason University
Chris Rezendes, Founder, INEX Advisors

Afternoon

12:10 – 13:20

Networking lunch, exhibition and parallel lunch salon

13:20 – 14:40

Smart sessions: pathway C

Delegates will have the choice to attend one of the following two breakout sessions:


Smart session 1: Smart Retail (West wing of ballroom)
Smart session 2: The Connected Car (East wing of ballroom)

13:20 – 14:40

Smart session 1: Smart Retail (West wing of ballroom)

The retail industry remains a key pillar of many economies across the world, and a growing number of retailers worldwide are adopting IoT technologies in order to help drive new business, improve customer experience, and ultimately remain competitive. However, some retailers have often cited a number of barriers that have previously stopped them from adopting an IoT solution. This session will bring together stakeholders from the retail community to examine how best retailers can overcome these barriers. It will also look at some of the key technologies that are currently available to both retailers and customers, and explore how best the industry can maximize these going forward. Participants will also highlight the role that the public sector can play in these developments, and identify what additional work still needs to be done.

- What is the current landscape for Smart Retail in the United States, and how does this compare to regions around the world?
- How can retailers use IoT technologies and solutions in order to differentiate them from their competition and help drive new business?
- What innovative solutions are available to retailers and shoppers?
- What are the main barriers for retailers adopting an IoT solution?
- Does smart retail exist beyond NFC?


Moderator: Peter Esser, Member, RAIN RFID

Gary Butler, Founder, Chairman & CEO , Camgian Microsystems Corporation
W.David Stephenson, Principal, Stephenson Strategies
Representative, Retail Company
Rob van Kranenburg, Founder, Council

13:20 – 14:40

Smart session 2: The Connected Car (East wing of ballroom)

New IoT-related and connected technologies are transforming the automotive sector. Connected features in cars are growing rapidly on an annual basis and they have the potential to significantly alter the current competitive landscape. Likewise, these connected solutions offer excellent benefits to the consumer, including enhanced safety features and real-time traffic navigation.

This session will examine ways that the Internet of Things is transforming the car industry. With the help of all stakeholders, participants will identify the key challenges that the car industry faces in order to fully maximize the IoT’s potential in this exciting area, and explore ways that the mobile and automotive communities can best work with policymakers to overcome these obstacles.

- What work is being done by the public sector to help boost connected services across the car industry in the United States? What additional work needs to be done?
- What business opportunities are there for companies looking to develop innovative solutions?
- What services are most revolutionizing the driving experience?
- With more and more cars being increasingly connected, what work is being done to connect the millions of cars on the road?
- How can the mobile and automotive sectors find ways to work together in order to satisfy consumer expectations and identify a cost/revenue model that works for the consumer?
- What services are most in demand?
- When will the connected car achieve mass-market penetration in the United States and globally?
- What are the key enabling technologies for connected car solutions?
- What are the main challenges for widescale deployment of connected cars in the US and globally?


Moderator: Jake Ward, President, CEO Co-founder, Application Developers Alliance

Timothy P Tobin, Partner, Hogan Lovells
Cameron Coursey, Vice President of Product Development , AT&T
Gregory Krueger, Connected Vehicle Program Manager, Leidos
Harry M. Lightsey, Executive Director, Global Connected Customer Experience, Global Public Policy, General Motors

14:40 – 15:00

Afternoon networking break and exhibition

15:00 – 15:30

Summary of smart sessions

Each moderator will spend 5 minutes providing a summary of each of the smart sessions

15:30 – 16:50

Monetizing the Internet of Things and a look at what the new business models will be.

By 2020 forecasts project that billions of new devices will be connected to the Internet, and this will create an excellent opportunity for companies and entrepreneurs to innovate and create new ways of doing business. Manufacturers are already rolling out exciting new products and solutions across all sectors and we have seen examples of these during the previous smart sessions.

Within the IoT space, it is argued however that traditional approaches to business, including feature innovation and price competition will need to be fundamentally rethought of in order for companies to increase the maximum revenue potential on new products, and to remain competitive in this increasingly competitive space.

This session will explore the impact that the IoT has had on existing business models to date, and will examine what the future business models across different sectors will look like. Stakeholders will also identify ways that IoT solutions can positively transform traditional product-based business, and will examine ways to establish long-term value creation and value capture.

- What influence has the IoT had on existing business models to date?
- What are the new business and reimbursement models that the IoT supply chain can consider?
- How can IoT transform business, making it more profitable and more efficient?
- What lessons can companies looking to adopt an IoT product or solution learn from those that already have?
- What new actors will emerge?
- Where do investors see the greatest opportunities? What areas are the most promising?

15:30 – 15:45

Introductory presentation

15:45 – 16:50

Interactive panel discussion

Adam Thierer, Senior Research Fellow, The Technology Policy Program, Mercatus Center, George Mason University
Ana Sancho, Key Account Manager, Libelium
Chris Rezendes, Founder, INEX Advisors
Peter Ohnemus, Chairman, Founder & CEO , dacadoo

16:50 – 17:00

Conclusions and end of conference

Moderator: Nigel Cameron, President and CEO, , Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies

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Mon October 26, 2015 08.30 to
Tue October 27, 2015 18.00

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13th Floor -
Washington, DC 20045
Tel: 1202-662-7500

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