At this time last year, many government agencies were still in the Internet of Things (IoT) “discovery phase,” trying to understand how the connected network of devices and sensors could be used to provide better services to citizens, increase employee productivity or improve situational awareness. Fast forward one year, and agencies at the federal, state and local level are starting to leverage the technology in new and unique ways:
- The General Services Administration smart buildings program now meters 500 properties to measure water, gas, solar power and energy consumption to identify opportunities for cost savings
- The USPS uses sensors on vehicles and packages coupled with robust analytics tools to predict when it needs to staff up
- The U.S. Army embeds sensors in protective gear to monitor a soldier’s core body conditions
- State and local governments are harnessing IoT technologies to address needs of the world’s rapidly urbanizing population from smart water-leak detection in Los Angeles, CA to driverless shuttles in Greenville, SC to a gunshot-sensing safety network in Ammon, ID.
With a decrease in the price of sensors and networking, the new version of Internet Protocol (IPv6) enabling almost an unlimited number of devices to connect to networks and major network providers modifying their networks to support IoT, the market is poised for dramatic growth.
Join us for The Internet of Things: Connected Government, to be held August 25, 2015 at the Renaissance, Washington, D.C., to discuss the next evolution of the cloud, mobile, networks, and big data and analytics and the promise of a connected government. Attendees will learn:
- The current and future implications of connecting government services through IoT
- How agencies harvest, scale and disseminate massive amounts of data collected from devices hanging off the Internet
- Standards and guidelines for masking personal data captured by sensors and other Internet-connected government systems
- Security, ownership and other public policy issues that that threaten to stall the promise of IoT
- How companies can develop IoT services governments can use
Date: Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Schedule: 7:30 AM – 12:00 PM ET
Location: Renaissance Downtown DC Hotel 999 9th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001