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The 6th Annual Internet of Things Global Summit returns to Washington D.C on 4 - 5 October. This series of discussions, idea sharing, and networking is an opportunity to join the debate from the inside. 


The Global Summit features key policymakers and leading industry stakeholders addressing the opportunities and benefits IoT brings. 


Over the course of the two days, plenary sessions include room-wide discussions with an interactive format, and multiple networking opportunities. The summit investigates the IoT ecosystem in the United States, and globally, and how we harness it's incredible potential.


To visit last years event page, click here.

Speakers include

Rebecca Slaughter

Rebecca Slaughter


Federal Trade Commission

David J. Redl

David J. Redl

Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and Administrator

National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce

Jeff Stewart

Jeff Stewart

Assistant Vice President, External & Legislative Affairs, Global Public Policy – Wireless


Julius  Knapp

Julius Knapp

Head of Bureau, Office of Engineering and Technology


Pearse O'Donohue

Pearse O'Donohue

Director, Future Networks, DG CONNECT

European Commission

Oscar León

Oscar León

Executive Secretary


Michelle Richardson

Michelle Richardson

Deputy Director, Freedom, Security, and Technology Project

Center for Democracy and Technology

Andy Hudson

Andy Hudson

Head of Policy


Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith

Director, Bureau of Consumer Protection

Federal Trade Commission

José Gontijo

José Gontijo

Director of the Department of Science, Technology and Digital Innovation and Deputy Secretary of ICT Secretariat

Ministry of Science, Technology, Inovation and Comunications, Brazil

More Information


Event registration is now open. The full program will be available online shortly.


Themes at this year's event will include:


Day 1:

  • Visions and Goals for the Future of IoT in the USA and Globally
  • IoT for Government: Shaping the future of Government services through digitization
  • Financing the future of IoT:  Strategies and Investments needed for the commercialization of innovative IoT solutions in a globally competitive market
  • A Trusted Connected World of Things: A focus on the role of a transatlantic dialogue to set IoT privacy and security principles
  • A Focus on….Convergence of Blockchain and IoT
  • Revolutionizing a sector: Connected and Autonomous mobility
  • A Focus on….Drones in the context of Internet of Things


Day 2:

  • IoT security and resilience in the age of Digital Transformation - Securing the Industrial Internet and the Critical Infrastructure
  • Boosting the Intelligent IoT with the Power of Artificial Intelligence: Innovation and Accountability
  • A Focus on… the Smart City
  • Powering the IoT revolution – Connectivity and bandplans 
  • Architecting The Internet of Everything: the role of the Edge 
  • Considerations for new business models and the workforce of the future


… + A drinks reception with a difference! Running alongside the drinks, canapes and networking, The HUB will be a demonstration area where some of the most innovative IoT startups and entrepreneurs in America will give a short demonstration of their products and the work that they are doing.


To be kept informed about this event, please click here


Getting Involved



We have a number of speaker, sponsorship and wider visibility opportunities available for this event. For more information, or to discuss how you can getting involved, please contact Anne-Lise Simon on / +44 (0) 2920 783 023.



Thu 4 October, 2018 08.30 to
Fri 5 October, 2018 17.00




Washington Plaza Hotel

Washington Plaza Hotel
10 Thomas Circle NW
Washington, D.C.

Tel: +1 202-842-1300

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