Internet of Things: Myriad Benefits and New Challenges

Consumer Technology Association
January 6, 2016
1-2 pm

From smart phones to connected homes, consumers are embracing networked technology to improve their quality of life. But innovation generates new questions about whether and how to regulate these devices and services. Experts will discuss their perspectives on what the Internet of Things means for consumers, industry and government.


  • Alan Davidson, Director of Digital Economy and Sr. Advisor to the Secretary, Department of Commerce


  • The Honorable Julie Brill, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission
  • U.S. Senator Dean Heller, Senator, U.S. Senate
  • Eric Wenger, Director Cybersecurity and Privacy Policy Global Government Affairs, Cisco
  • John Godfrey, SVP, Public Policy, Samsung Electronics America
  • Gerd Billen, State Secretary, Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection, Germany
  • Nuala O'Connor, President and CEO, Center for Democracy & Technology