7 November 2018
The number of connected machines in our world has already surpassed the global human population (7.2 billion at this time), nearing 15 billion. It is projected that this number will be over 3X larger than the global human population by 2020. Internet connected machines and systems will continue to grow to nearly 75 billion by 2025.
So it is no secret that “IoT” is happening: From Alexa and Siri to self driving cars and predictive maintenance, chances are that you interact with a connected device on a daily basis. If you think about it, your smartphone is the swiss army knife of IoT devices vis a vis the App Store.
Yet as ease of use and deployment improves and accessibility increases, certain questions are raised and their answers have important implications: Who is responsible if something goes wrong with a self-directed machine? How can we ensure that these devices aren’t being used against us by bad actors? What is the government’s role in determining the answers to these questions?
Join us on Wednesday, November 7th at 6pm at Coalition Spaces to take a deep dive into these questions and more.
Mike Barlow, Managing Partner @ Cumulus Partners
Mike Barlow is an award-winning journalist, prolific author, and business strategy consultant. He is the author of Learning to Love Data Science (O’Reilly 2015), and coauthor of Smart Cities, Smart Future (Wiley 2019), The Executive’s Guide to Enterprise Social Media Strategy (Wiley 2011), and Partnering with the CIO (Wiley 2007). He is also the author of many articles, reports, and white papers on numerous topics including AI, machine learning, smart cities, ambient computing, predictive maintenance, real-time data analytics, digital transformation, and IT architecture.
Over the course of a long career, Barlow was a reporter and editor at several respected suburban daily newspapers, including The Journal News and the Stamford Advocate. His feature stories and columns appeared regularly in The Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Miami Herald, Newsday, and other major US dailies. He has written extensively on data science topics for O’Reilly Media and other publishers.
A graduate of Hamilton College, he is a licensed private pilot, an avid reader, and an enthusiastic ice hockey fan.