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Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

What the IoT Means For Public Safety

Tuesday, March 17
9:30AM - 10:30AM

JW Marriott
Salon 8
110 E 2nd St

Weaving together our physical and digital worlds through the Internet of Things (IoT) has tremendous potential to help organizations create value, but also increases our vulnerability. To explore this tension head-on, our panel discusses what the IoT means for public safety – the good, the bad, and the ugly. The IoT can change the way public safety organizations execute their missions – helping them more effectively protect, respond, and enforce. However, as these devices become more integrated into our daily lives, they create vulnerabilities that pose public safety risks. While hacking a single home is invasive, malware that infects thousands of utility meters is an emergency. Government plays an important role in balancing these new realities, taking advantage of new capabilities to enhance public safety while also building an ecosystem to manage the complex threats created by the IoT – both of which may require government organizations to embrace new ways of working.


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Claire Niech

GovLab Fellow

Deloitte Consulting

Claire is a Fellow in Deloitte Consulting's GovLab, a think tank that examines major disruptions facing the government in the next few years. Within GovLab, Claire's research has been focused aroun...

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Jeffrey Carr


Taia Global Inc

Jeffrey Carr, the founder and CEO of Taia Global, is the author of “Inside Cyber Warfare: Mapping the Cyber Underworld” (O’Reilly Media 2009 and 2011 (2nd edition)) and the founder/organizer of Sui...

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Max Meyers

GovLab Fellow

Deloitte Consulting

As a Human Capital Consultant within Deloitte’s Federal Practice, Max currently works with government clients to design talent solutions. Through these projects, Max has developed an interest in t...

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