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The Internet of Things and the Home of the Future

January 8, 2014, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
LVCC, North Hall N254

Consumers are increasingly adopting security cameras, lights, heating control systems, locks, and home appliances that can be controlled remotely. These new applications of Internet connectivity offer consumer control and convenience, and help lower energy costs. But what are the policy implications of connected homes? How can manufacturers and policymakers educate consumers to take steps to benefit from and protect their increasingly connected homes?

    Presenter:
  • The Honorable Maureen  Ohlhausen , Commissioner , Federal Trade Commission
  • Moderator:
  • Larry  Downes, Consultant and Author, Big Bang Disruption: Strategy in the Age of Devastating Innovation
  • Panelist:
  • Robert M.  McDowell, Visiting Fellow, Center for Economics of the Internet, Hudson Institute
  • Jeff  Hagins, Co-Founder and CTO, Smart Things
  • Robert  Pepper, VP of Global Technology Policy, Cisco Systems
  • Marc  Rogers, Principal Security Researcher, Lookout