Register now. You can register for one or more Fast Forward sessions or for the entire conference series (with a corresponding discount and bonuses). The choice is up to you. If one of the dates doesn’t work, you can access the recorded session for 30 days (just not for CLE credit) – one advantage over an in-person conference.
12:00-1:00 pm - A Crash Course on the Power and Legal Risks of IoT Technology
Lawyers must understand continually evolving IoT technology to address the corresponding legal issues that are continually emerging. Cities, smart sensors, and big data analytics are rapidly growing smarter and so too must the lawyers who must manage risk for clients. At the same time, artificial intelligence is transforming our world, and its legal implications are vast and challenging. Join us for an eye-opening keynote, followed by a whirlwind exploration of the ways in which IoT can potentially endanger individuals, smart cities, and companies while raising unexpected legal issues.
Keynote: Ann Cavoukian
Speaker: Lothar Determann, Darrell G. Mottley
1:15-2:15 pm - Industrial IoT (IIoT): Big Business, Big Legal Issues
Worldwide IoT spending is expected to surpass $1 trillion in 2022. While consumer IoT (with familiar home automation and personal wellness devices) has received a lot of attention, it is industrial IoT (IIoT) that is dramatically transforming global industries. Led by the manufacturing, transportation, and utilities sectors, IIoT is integral to uses such as airport facility automation, healthcare telemetry, connected vehicles, environmental monitoring detection, construction machinery and fleet management, food traceability, smart cities, and many others. This panel will delve into the characteristics and innovations of key industry sectors and will explore:
- Legal issues that cross-cut Industrial IoT
- Masquerading as tech: the importance of software and software-enabled technologies
- Global implications
Speakers: Cynthia Cwik, Timothy Chou, Michelle M. Gallardo, Robert A. Martin
2:30-3:30 pm - Mini-Updates on Key Emerging Issues
Is 5G the next generation cellular/mobile communications standard, a proxy for a tech evolution (e.g., emerging Chinese “Belt & Road” domination of global ICT via Huawei and ZTE), an existential U.S./NATO national security risk, or all of the above? What role do law and policy play in preventing disasters? What can we learn from other countries that are moving forward on 5G?
Speaker: Matt DelNero
Deep Fakes and the Identity of Things
IoT’s future depends on another IoT: the Identity of Things. As we increasingly rely on IoT devices and digital objects, we need to know (and control) not only what they are doing, but also which devices and objects are doing it. The identity of IoT devices and objects will be critical to their use. An internationally recognized authority on identity management will illuminate the risks lurking in the black box world of IoT and provides some ways to think outside that box.
Speaker: Thomas J. Smedinghoff
Safe and Sound? IoT Product Safety and Liability Risk Management – Strategies for Connected and Autonomous Products
IoT policymakers have premised investment in IoT products largely on the premise of public safety and accessibility. Without developed safety standards and regulations, how can companies and the public promote the production of connected and autonomous products that are safe as well as secure and sustainable? This session will discuss IoT Safety by Design protocols, the development of IoT voluntary standards, innovation-based exemptions, IoT enforcement priorities and product liability defenses, and the role of the consumer in reducing IoT-related hazards.
Speaker: Sarah L. Wilson