Breakout Session | 12:45 p.m.

Designing Smart Communities that are People-centric, Transparent and Resilient


As cities continue to grow in population, many challenges abound. The Internet of Things holds a promise for cities to deliver services that are more efficient, inclusive and sustainable. We’ll explore the frameworks, tools and technology necessary to infuse smart communities with intelligent, interconnected and integrated services.


Dan Caprio

The Providence Group

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Dan Caprio, Co-founder and Executive Chairman, is an internationally recognized expert on privacy and cybersecurity. He has served as the Chief Privacy Officer and Deputy Assistant Secretary at the Commerce Department, a transatlantic subject matter expert for the European Commission’s Internet of Things formal expert group, a Chief of Staff for a Federal Trade Commission Commissioner and a member of the Department of Homeland Security Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee. In 2002, Dan was a representative for the United States delegation revising the OECD Security Guidelines that formed the basis for the first White House Strategy to Secure Cyberspace.


Jeff Brueggeman

Vice President, Global Public Policy, AT&T

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Jeff Brueggeman is Vice President-Global Public Policy for AT&T. He is responsible for developing and advocating AT&T’s global public policy positions on privacy, cybersecurity and Internet policy issues.
Mr. Brueggeman is based in AT&T’s Washington, DC office. He represents AT&T in a wide range of legislative, regulatory and policy development proceedings. Mr. Brueggeman also leads AT&T’s engagement with various privacy and technology policy organizations.
Prior to assuming his current role, Mr. Brueggeman was AT&T’s Deputy Chief Privacy Officer. In this role, he helped manage AT&T’s privacy policies and coordinate the implementation of data privacy and security programs across the company.
Before joining AT&T, Mr. Brueggeman was an attorney in private practice, specializing in communications law. He holds a J.D. from the University of Virginia and a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Minnesota. He lives in Bethesda, Maryland with his wife and daughter.

Eddan Katz

World Economic Forum

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Eddan Katz is the Project Lead on Protocol Design Networks at the World Economic Forum, where he facilitates the norms-setting process and dissemination of the protocols advanced by the projects at the Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Eddan was previously the International Affairs Director at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, where he worked on advocacy initiatives at international multi-stakeholder decision-making bodies in the areas of cybercrime, data privacy, intellectual property, and freedom of expression. He was the first Executive Director of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School where he taught cyberlaw and founded the Access to Knowledge initiative. He has a J.D. from UC Berkeley Law School and a B.A. in Philosophy from Yale.

Gail Slater

National Economic Council

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Abigail Slater is Special Assistant to the President for Technology, Telecom, and Cyber policy on the National Economic Council. Prior to her current role, she served for over three years as the General Counsel at the Internet Association and worked for a decade at the Federal Trade Commission. She trained as a lawyer in the London and Brussels offices of Freshfields law firm. She holds degrees from University College, Dublin and Oxford University and is an IAPP/US/EU certified privacy professional.

Sokwoo Rhee

National Institute of Standards and Technology

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Dr. Sokwoo Rhee is Associate Director of Cyber-Physical Systems Program at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). He is currently leading the Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC) which aims to create a replicable and scalable model for collaborative incubation and deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) and Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) solutions to improve the quality of life in smart cities around the world. He previously served as a Presidential Innovation Fellow on CPS, a program by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. During his fellowship, he co-led the SmartAmerica Challenge, which brought together IoT technologies and CPS across the nation to demonstrate how they can provide concrete examples of the socio-economic benefits. Prior to joining US government, he was Co-founder and CTO of Millennial Net, Inc., which was one of the first to successfully commercialize low-power wireless mesh/sensor network and Internet of Things technology from academia. His work and achievements have been recognized through awards including MIT Technology Review’s Top Innovators under 35 and Red Herring’s Top 5 Innovators. He holds more than a dozen US and International patents and numerous publications on wireless networks, biomedical sensors and embedded systems. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Michelle Richardson

Center for Democracy and Technology

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Michelle Richardson is the Deputy Director of the Center for Democracy and Technology’s Freedom, Security, and Technology Project, where she works to ensure that government programs do not infringe on privacy and civil liberties. She is a recognized expert on how post-9/11 security policies can impact constitutional and human rights, and has successfully campaigned to reform the Patriot Act, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and government cybersecurity policies, among others.

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