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Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Morning

08:15 – 08:50

Networking Brekfast

08:50 – 09:00

Introduction and Welcome Remarks

09:00 – 10:20

Session 1: Keynote and Introductory Presentations

09:00 – 09:20

Keynote Presentation

09:20 – 09:40

Keynote Presentation

09:40 – 10:00

Keynote Presentation

10:00 – 10:20

Keynote Presentation

10:20 – 10:45

Networking Break

10:25 – 12:30

Session 2: IoT and Public Procurement – Challenges and opportunities

10:25 – 12:00

Session 2i: Raising the bar for federal IoT Security – ‘The Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act’: Unlocking the Value of the Industrial Internet of Things - Moving from Promise to Reality

The Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act was introduced by a bipartisan group of Senators in August 2017 in response to several attacks spread via networks of infected IoT devices over the past year. The bill, which has been widely welcomed by stakeholders on all sides, is an attempt by legislators to establish minimum security requirements for federal procurements of connected devices, and work towards addressing the significant security challenges posed by the release and spread of insecure internet-connected devices. This session will explore the bill’s requirements and aims, and debate whether it goes far enough. It will look at areas in which possible clarifications may be needed; and examine challenges and opportunities that it may create for stakeholders on both federal agencies procuring goods and services; and the companies providing them. Ultimately, it will look at the extent to which it is likely to meet its objective of helping to create a more secure digital environment.

• What impact is the bill likely to have in helping to address security challenges posed by IoT and does the bill go far enough to ensure Internet of things devices used by federal agencies consistently meet enhanced security standards?
• What does the bill consider as the definition of ‘Connected devices’ and the scope of research exemption, and is there any clarification needed here? Does the legislation need to look further into mandating user behavior?
• What technical and competitive opportunities would this bill, if enacted, concretely represent to manufacturers of connected devices? What challenges may they face and how could these be overcome?
• How can it be ensured that the bill doesn’t hinder innovation in the IoT space? Should a country of origin-based limitation on purchase and storage be considered?
• What support may vendors need to make the required investments to further secure their IoT offerings?
• To what extent will the challenges related to the practical enforcement of this legislation be addressed?
• Although the proposed bill only applies to technology firms and contractors selling products to federal agencies, to what extent can it be expected to extend into private sector guidelines moving forward?
• What opportunities does the bill represent for cyber researchers and white-hat hackers, and to what extent will further cooperation between researchers and vendors be encouraged?

12:00 – 12:30

Session 2ii: Thinking Point: Critical Infrastructure and IoT

As critical infrastructure and legacy systems begin to reach the end of their life cycle, the need to renew and extend these systems is essential in order to maintain a competitive advantage for the United States government. Funding such implementations can be extensive and this is where IoT technologies can play a pivotal role and improve efficiencies. This session will address the R&D projects and current investments that are already underway that are aligning IoT technology with the nations critical infrastructure, and the benefits it will have long term.

• What current projects are being undertaken by the government in regards to maintaining critical infrastructure with the use of IoT?
• What benefits can IoT bring to these projects and how can this be maximised?
• How can IoT be used to help future-proof critical infrastructure across all areas and ensure that the systems being put in place meet the needs of societies throughout the duration of their life-span?
• What additional challenges will also come with the use of IoT and how can these be addressed?

Afternoon

12:30 – 13:30

Networking Lunch

13:30 – 14:45

Session 3: Cyber-Criminality, Security and Risk in an IoT World

By 2020, there will be an estimated 20 - 50 billion connected IoT devices online, and the potential benefits of this to citizens around the world is of course well documented. There is also however another side, and for law enforcement agencies and cybercrime bodies, this means a significantly increased attack surface and 50 billion additional potential problems. This session will discuss the way law enforcement agencies, governments and industry are addressing the vulnerabilities associated with the Internet of Things, and the different challenges that IoT creates when compared to other areas of cyber-criminality. It will look at the current framework that is in place to combat these threats both nationally and across international borders, and at how the security of connected devices around the world can be ensured.

• How is IoT changing the future of cyber-criminality and how it is being tackled?
• What specific problems does the huge number of connected devices set to come online create for law enforcement agencies and other stakeholders?
• How are they working together with the private sector to tackle this?
• Are the national and international laws and treaties that are currently in place sufficient to efficiently support law enforcement and fight cyber crime across borders in the connected world of today and tomorrow?
• To what extent are these laws and treaties being modified to deal with IoT and is this sufficient to deal with the specific challenges that IoT provides?
• Is there a need for an enforceable security standard for IoT device manufacture and to what extent is this being explored at a local, regional, and international level?
• How can it be ensured that the vulnerabilities that emerged (and have been exploited by cyber criminals around the world) when data was digitally connected are avoided with the Internet of Things, and when it is actual devices that are being connected?
• How can it be ensured that security awareness is keeping up with the pace of innovation when it comes to IoT, and what success stories are being seen from law enforcement agencies and the private sector around the world?

14:45 – 16:00

Session 4: Key Policy Considerations for Building the Cars of Tomorrow - What do Industry Stakeholders Want from Policymakers?

Communication and connected technologies are revolutionizing and transforming the auto industry, and new business models and commercial opportunities are emerging for stakeholders everywhere. For the potential of this key sector to continue to be realised, policymakers need to maintain their goal of working with industry to achieve their public goals, while also ensuring that innovation is able to flourish. This session will bring together a range of stakeholders from different policy and industry environments for a meaningful discussion around these important issues. Looking at emerging new business models and trends, speakers will provide their thoughts on the impact of current legislation and the work that different federal agencies are doing to deliver an ecosystem that balances safety and innovation. The focus will be on collaboration and the responsibility of stakeholders everywhere to work together in order to maximise the potential of this exciting opportunity.

• What opportunities are created by car connectivity and what impact is this having on the automotive industry??
• What new business models and trends are emerging as a direct result of this innovation?
• How are policymakers helping to create an environment where innovation is able to flourish, whilst also remembering their responsibility to protect consumers and their fundamental rights??
• How best can policymakers maintain the right incentives for global business models and all players of the value chain?
• Is there a need for more collaboration between policymakers and industry, and if so, during what stages and in what areas? How can policymakers help businesses achieve their goals?

16:00 – 16:20

Networking Break

16:20 – 17:45

Session 5: How Are Smart Cities Being Developed and Leveraged for the Citizen?

As urbanization and population growth in cities continues to rise, the citizen is increasingly been placed at the centre of smart city initiatives all over the world. As technology advances to support straining public services and infrastructure, governments need to ensure these new technology implementations feel inclusive rather than imposed. Unless proper processes and standards are put in place, the speed and complexity of technological change and advances can make it hard for cities to understand the impact on citizens and their relationship with the city. This session will explore what smart city projects are taking place, and what governments are doing to ensure trust and adoption of IoT technologies, and the creation of smart citizens.

• How are citizens' awareness of the potential advantages and benefits of smart city projects being managed in order to increase citizen engagement.
• What Smart city projects are being implemented that will improve every day life for the citizen?
• What methods are being used to engage and empower population groups difficult to reach such as people experiencing poverty and/or social exclusion, younger and older people, migrants, people with disabilities in order to encourage participation and engagement?
• How are procurement and assessment procedures being improved to include citizens' involvement both at the specification and implementation level?
• How is the promotion of open data and/or an appropriate access to data by citizens, developers, start-ups being aligned with the evaluation of urban policies by government practices?
• How are governments promoting open innovation and open science to foster smart citizens?

16:20 – 16:35

Presentation: Case Study

16:35 – 16:50

Presentation: Case Study

16:50 – 17:45

Interactive Panel Discussion

17:45 – 19:15

The IoT Hub - Networking Reception and IoT Showcase

Wednesday 11 October, 2017

Morning

08:30 – 09:00

Networking Brekfast

09:00 – 10:15

Session 6: Designing Future-Proof Business Models for the Evolving IoT Ecosystem

IoT is already starting to impact the way in which companies in the US and globally operate and do business, and going forward, this impact is only going to increase. This ‘IoT disruption’ that are witnessing means that in order to generate value and remain competitive, companies are moving away from traditional business models and towards more creative and innovative ways of working. However, as the IoT ecosystem evolves over time, it is argued that companies and organisations will have to once again rethink the way they do business in order to stay ahead of the curve. This session will examine how the ‘early winners’ in IoT achieved success and the business models that they have used, and look at how sustainable these may be going forward. It will look at what companies need to be doing in order to perThe session will also analyse the steps companies will need to take now in order to prepare for further disruption, and discuss whether there could be a new set of ‘winners’. Crucially, the session will explore the importance of cross-cutting business models, and the role of policymakers in contributing to a friendly environment where these can flourish.

• What new business models are emerging in the IoT sector, and how do these differ from traditional telecom services?
• Who have been the ‘early winners’ in IoT and how sustainable are the business
models that have been seen so far?
• How important are the formation of strategic partnerships when developing IoT business models, and which stakeholder groups are best placed to work together in this way?
• How best can companies prepare for further IoT disruption and ensure a future-proof business model? What challenges and opportunities are likely to emerge in future years
• How important are cross-cutting business models in ensuring the successful and sustainable growth of IoT technologies?
• What role can policymakers play in delivering an environment for IoT business models to thrive, and how can IoT help businesses develop in line with the new administrations focus on increased competitiveness and productivity?

10:15 – 10:40

Networking Break

10:40 – 12:20

Session 7: IoT TECH TALKS

10:40 – 11:05

Tech Talk: What Blockchain Means for You, and for the Internet of Things

11:05 – 11:30

Tech Talk: TBC

11:30 – 11:55

Tech Talk: TBC

11:55 – 12:20

Tech Talk: TBC

Afternoon

12:20 – 13:30

Networking Lunch

13:30 – 14:45

Session 8: Meeting the Short and Long-Term Connectivity Requirements of IoT - Approaches and Technologies

There are many IoT connectivity solutions to help power and connect the billions of connected devices that make up the IoT. Each one is unique and has advantages, and for the connectivity requirements of the hyper-connected IoT world to be fully met, a mix of different solutions and technology will be required. 5G is set to be right at the centre of this mix, and this session will look at what needs to be done to make its potential to help fuel the hyper-connected IoT world a reality, and at what makes 5G technologies so attractive to IoT developers and stakeholders. And with wide-scale 5G roll-out still some time away, it will also look at solutions that are being put forward in the meantime to meet today’s immediate demand for low-power, wide-area IoT. It will examine the growing debate between stakeholders regarding the role of proprietary Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) technologies operating in the unlicensed spectrum bands, such as LoRa and Sigfox; and how these fit with those technologies and standards operating in licensed spectrum bands, such as NB-IoT and LTE-M. Finally, participants are encouraged to consider the growing demand for other connectivity solutions, for example WiFi and satellite services, and the role these will play in building the future IoT.

• What makes 5G particularly appealing for IoT and how can IoT stakeholders prepare for the 5G world? To what extent will 5G meet the promise that many are suggesting of being the true ‘enabling technology’ for IoT?
• What options are available to meet today’s immediate demand for low-power, wide-area IoT connectivity?
• What role can Low Power Wide Area Networks play?
• What are the respective advantages and disadvantages of proprietary network technologies operating in unlicensed spectrum bands (such as LoRa and Sigfox); and those technologies and standards operating in licensed bands, such as NB-IoT and LTE-M?
• What role with other technologies such as WiFi and satellite play and what will be the right technology mix to deliver the required quality of service and connectivity for IoT?

14:45 – 15:05

Networking Break

15:05 – 16:20

Session 9: IoT Data-Ownership and Licencing - Who Owns the Data?

The issue of data ownership and licensing is moving to the forefront of the IoT agenda, and it is not always obvious who actually owns the ‘machine-generated data’ produced by connected devices. With multiple entities often involved in initiatives such as smart cities, connected vehicles and elsewhere, a defined title of ownership is not clear, and this is an issue that potentially will restrict the benefits of analyzing that data being fully realized. This session will discuss the challenges around defining ownership, and will look at the different approaches being taken within different industries and companies to regulate the transfer of data control and title. Looking forward, it will also look at how the issue lies within wider policy framework for data protection and privacy. With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) now going through the implementation stage in Europe (and due to be completed by May 2018), it will look at the impact that this may have on data ownership globally, and more generally at the best way forward in ensuring an environment that both protects consumer interests and feeds a growing data ecosystem.

• How are data rights when it comes to ownership and licensing being currently handled by different companies and different sectors?
• To what extent should policymakers be looking to intervene and set a framework for how ownership over IoT data is assigned and how it is licensed?
• How does current thinking with regards to data ownership fit with current data protection and privacy regulation, especially when it considering the sharing of IoT data with third parties?
• What impact will the European GDPR have on data ownership in the US and globally, and how will the environment change post-GDMR implementation?
• How is the issue of liability dealt with when there is a data-breach, and how does this fit in with data ownership?
• How can it be ensured that an environment is delivered that allows the benefits of data analytics to be fully realized by all involved, whilst also ensuring the protection of consumer interests?

Logistics

When

Tue 10 October, 2017 08.30 to
Wed 11 October, 2017 17.00

EDT

 

Where

The National Press Club

529 14th St NW,
Washington, DC 20045,
USA

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