Global Solutions for an Ethical Internet of Things (IoT) Built on Trust and Security



The global Internet of Things market will grow to $1.7 trillion in 2020 from $655.8 billion in 2014, research firm IDC says. More devices will come online and a bevy of platforms and services will grow up around them. The firm predicts that the number of “IoT endpoints,” connected devices such as cars, refrigerators etc., will grow from 10.3 million in 2014 to more than 29.5 million in 2020. Securing those end points is essential to securing the IoT ecosystem. The Asia Pacific region captured around 58% of the revenue from IoT in 2014 and will shrink slightly to 51% in 2020. In China, a large and growing population using mobile devices alongside a push to make manufacturing practices more efficient may spur a significant number of new devices and IoT standards. Well-networked countries like South Korea and Singapore may also ramp up smart city initiatives. North America is expected to maintain revenue share of just more than 26% over the forecast period, while the share in Western Europe is expected to jump from 12% to about 20%. The IGF meeting in Brazil will consider the “IoT going ethical,” as technologies evolve. In order to remain relevant in the long run, industry, civil society, and governments will need to think proactively about how to build security and privacy into new IoT products as well as how to regulate such products. Global cooperation on a range of policy issues will be critical to the development of the IoT. Since you can’t have privacy without security, this panel will explore the horizontal global considerations of IoT products and services.

Moderator and Organizer

caprioDan Caprio, Co-founder and Executive Chairman of the Providence Group, 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 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.


zuckJonathan Zuck, is a widely known and respected leader in the technology industry. As a former application developer and IT executive, he brings more than fifteen years of experience running small business technology companies to his leadership of the Association for Competitive Technology.

Since becoming President of ACT, Mr. Zuck has steered its growth into one of the most influential organizations at the intersection of technology and politics. ACT is widely recognized as industry leader representing small business software and technology companies that drive innovation and job creation.


ericksonPeter “Pete” Erickson (@peteerickson) is the creative force behind Modev and Disruptathon, two organizations that have helped shape the mobile and innovation space over the past five years. Modev has grown from a grass roots meetup group to one of the nations’ premier development, design and marketing communities with eight chapters and four conferences, including the Wearables + Things conference sponsored by Intel, Sony, Amazon and Adidas. Pete’s events have drawn more than 10,000 attendees. His latest creation, The Code Writers Workshop, kicks off in the fall of 2015 and recognizes developers as creative writers and helps them hone their craft as some of the most important writers of our times. Pete is a speaker for O’Reilly’s global webcast series and has appeared nationally on NPR, ABC and CBS News and is the “Tech Guru” for Fox5 DC providing expert commentary on mobile and technology trends.

Screen Shot 2015-07-16 at 10.22.22 AMNuala O’Connor is the President & CEO of the Center for Democracy & Technology. She is an internationally recognized expert in Internet and technology policy, particularly in the areas of privacy and information governance. Nuala is passionate about the ways technology and the Internet can be instruments of global free expression and individual freedom, and is committed to finding policy solutions that affect real people.

Nuala has experience in both the public and private sectors. She was the Global Privacy Leader at General Electric (GE), where she was responsible for privacy policy and practices across GE’s numerous divisions. Prior to joining CDT, she worked at as Vice President of Compliance & Consumer Trust and Associate General Counsel for Data & Privacy Protection.

jeffgreeneJeff Greene (@symantec) serves as the Director of Government Affairs for North America and Senior Policy Counsel at Symantec, where he focuses on issues including cybersecurity, the Internet of Things, and privacy. In this role, he monitors executive and legislative branch activity, and works extensively with industry and government organizations. Prior to joining Symantec, Jeff was Senior Counsel with the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, where he focused on cybersecurity and Homeland Defense issues. He has also worked in the House of Representatives, where he was a subcommittee staff director on the House Committee on Homeland Security. His first job on the Hill was as counsel to the Senate’s 2005-06 Special Investigation into Hurricane Katrina. Jeff recently served as the staff co-chair of the “Internet of Things” research subcommittee of the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee, and is currently serving as a Subject Matter Expert on the Big Data Analytics Subcommittee. He has testified before both the US House and Senate on cyber issues, and is also a Senior Fellow at The George Washington University Center for Cyber & Homeland Security and a Senior Advisor at the Truman National Security Project. Jeff co-chairs the Homeland Security Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section of Science & Technology Law and speaks often on cybersecurity, the “Internet of Things,” data breach, and privacy issues. He has a B.A. in International Relations from Boston University and a J.D. with Honor from the University of Maryland, where he has taught classes in Homeland Security law and policy.


rheeDr. Sokwoo Rhee (@SokwooRhee) 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.