Cyber Risk Wednesday
Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way: What is the Government’s role in the Internet of Things?

A conversation with:
Angela Simpson
Deputy Assistant Secretary, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
US Department of Commerce

Aaron Alva
Tech Policy Fellow
Federal Trade Commission

Duane Kobayashi
In House IP Counsel

Nyla Beth Gawel
Booz Allen Hamilton

Introduced and Moderated by:
Josh Corman
Director, Cyber Statecraft Initiative, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security
Atlantic Council

Nearly fifty years ago, the US government led the development of the internet, providing the resources and incentives necessary for its creation. Today, the source of technological innovation on the internet has shifted to the private sector. Traditional government roles of safeguarding citizens and stimulating innovation are on a collision course in connected cars, medical devices, and other areas where the consequences of failure are human life and public safety. How do these government roles translate to the Internet of Things, and how should tensions be resolved?

This moderated panel discussion will explore where the US government should lead, follow, or get out of the way on matters related to the Internet of Things. By bringing together experts from both the public and private sector, the event will bring clarity to the roles and responsibilities of government and industry when dealing with the Internet of Things.

A reception will follow the event.

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Atlantic Council
1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor (West Tower Elevator) 
Washington, DC 

This event is open to press and on the record. 

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