2014 Schedule
Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16

The Sentient Economy: Law & Policy for IoT

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CLE. This session will explore the legal and policy implications of the Internet of Things. It will be a legal primer on dealing with everything we touch being connected to the Internet, logged, analyzed, and improved. The collapsing costs of networked sensors with machine-learning capability is transforming society much like the rise of computer networks. This talk will emphasize practical considerations in product development and deployment across many industries, and use cases as we discuss the rise of the smart(er) machine and its potential for humanity.



Gerard Stegmaier

Of Counsel

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Gerard M. Stegmaier, CIPP/US is an attorney practicing with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in Washington, D.C. He also serves as an adjunct professor at George Mason University School of Law where he created and has taught one of the first courses on information privacy law for over ten years. He has represented many of the Internet's pioneers on important questions of first impression. His practice includes litigation, transactional and regulatory matters for enterprises of all sizes especially where information and privacy issues represent a strategic element of the transaction or matter. He acts regularly as outside global coordinating counsel for many leading enterprises for privacy and information governance. For nearly a decade he served as a member of the Virginia Legislature’s Joint Commission on Technology & Science Privacy Advisory Committee and successor committees. Mr. Stegmaier is a magna cum laude graduate of George Mason University School of Law where he was as an editor of the law review. Following law school he clerked for the Hon. Pauline Newman at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Mr. Stegmaier may be reached at gstegmaier@wsgr.com or at 202.973.8800.

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