May 02, 2018

Sen. Mark Warner, Reps. Jerry McNerney and Robin Kelly among speakers at ABA Internet of Things National Institute

WASHINGTON, May 2, 2018 — Senator Mark Warner and Representatives Jerry McNerney and Robin Kelly will be among the featured speakers at the American Bar Association Section of Science & Technology Law’s third Internet of Things (IoT) National Institute, May 9-10 in Washington, D.C.

The IoT National Institute brings together business owners, policymakers, academics and lawyers to discuss the latest legal, legislative, global trends, regulatory, and liability issues.

Internet of Things (IoT) National Institute
Sponsored by the ABA Section of Science &Technology Law

May 9-10, 2018

Crowell & Moring LLP
1001 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, D.C 20004

In addition to two days of programming, there will be six keynote addresses:

  • Sen. Warner, (D-Va.) will give the keynote address at 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9. He will provide insight on cybersecurity risks and opportunities and discuss the importance of establishing security standards to protect the economic infrastructure of the IoT.

  • On Wednesday at 9 a.m., the morning keynote address will be given by Rep. McNerney (D-Calif.), who will address the need to protect the billions of devices in the IoT ecosystem. The luncheon speakers at 11:30 a.m. will be Terrell P. McSweeney, who resigned from the Federal Trade Commission on April 28, and Neil Chilson, the FTC’s acting chief technologist. The FTC has been at the forefront of emerging security and privacy issues in a connected world.

  • On Thursday, May 10 at 8:30 a.m., Rep. Kelly (D-Ill) will give the keynote address. She will highlight efforts to oversee IoT connectivity pursuits in economic, technology and security issues that confront federal agencies.  Peter Davidson, general counsel, U.S. Department of Commerce, will be the luncheon speaker at 12:30 p.m. Other noted presenters will be Rajesh De, former general counsel, U.S. National Security Agency, who will be on the panel, “Homeland and National Security in an Internet-Everything World; and Joe D. Whitley, former general counsel, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, who will be on the panel, “Inside IoT: Corporate Counsel Insights.”

A complete agenda of the program can be found online.

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