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CPPI Hosts Cybersecurity Roundtable with FireEye CTO Dave Merkel

On February 5, 2015, the Center for Public Policy Innovation hosted a cybersecurity roundtable with Congressman Pat Meehan of Pennsylvania and FireEye's Chief Technology Officer, Dave Merkel. Attending senior staff were briefed on the rapidly evolving cyber threat landscape.

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Cisco's Padmasree Warrior Briefs Hill Staff on Internet of Everything

On June 5, 2014, CPPI hosted a roundtable on the Internet of Everything with Cisco's Chief Technology and Strategy Officer Padmasree Warrior and Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) on Capitol Hill. Warrior discussed how the next era of the Internet will impact a variety of sectors including healthcare, education, and agriculture.
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Public Trust is Crucial for the Success of the Internet of Everything by Chris Long

The rapid adoption, growth, and spread of the Internet of Everything (IoE) is inevitable. But even as we see massive growth in IoE, we must also acknowledge and work to mitigate the considerable risk associated with these advances. Reliable security and continued "public trust" in IoE are fundamental to the success of the IoE revolution.    Read More


CTO Stephen Mellor // Source: iTWire

Interoperability the key to industrial Internet of Things, says consortium (iTWire)

March 4, 2015

The Industrial Internet is too broad a field for any one organisation to cover alone, so cooperation and interoperability is a must.

The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) was founded a year ago by AT&T, Cisco, General Electric, IBM and Intel, and has since grown to more than 140 members including CSIRO and Telstra.

IIC CTO Stephen Mellor (pictured) told iTWire that with an expected 50 billion sensors around the world by 2020, there is a big opportunity for the Industrial Ethernet (essentially the non-consumer side of the Internet of Things) to make a difference.

Wall Street falls from latest records after soft auto sales
March 03, 2015
(Reuters) - U.S. stocks fell on Tuesday, a day after S&P and Dow hit records and Nasdaq retreated after hitting a 15-year milestone after soft car sales data and Iran commentary worr...

Ubisoft's tablet video game combats lazy eye condition
March 03, 2015
(BBC News) - Ubisoft has announced it is working on a video game to combat an eye disorder that can cause reduced vision. Dig Rush is designed to be played on tablets by people diagno...

Dollar Slips Ahead of U.S. Employment Data
March 03, 2015
(Wall Street Journal) - The dollar fell against the yen and the euro Tuesday as investors turned cautious ahead of the week’s U.S. employment data, which could shift the market’s forecast for hi...

Cisco boss says half of service providers will be “irrelevant” within a decade
March 03, 2015
(Mobile World Live) - John Chambers, chief executive of tech-giant Cisco, said he expected sweeping changes in the operator landscape, with 50 per cent of today’s service providers becoming ir...

5G predicted to include new air interface, expected to generate new revenues
March 03, 2015
(FierceWirelessTech) - Top executives from wireless carriers and network vendors generally believe that, when the technology becomes standardized in the coming years, 5G will feature a new air ...

NAB to FCC: Localism Must Be Baked into OVD Item
March 03, 2015
(Broadcasting & Cable) - The National Association of Broadcasters says that, to read the FCC's proposal to define some over-the-top providers as MVPDS, "it’s as if the Commission no longer views ...

VA misuses $92.5M for health IT project
March 03, 2015
(Fierce Health IT) - The Veterans Health Administration's Chief Business Office (CBO) violated the law by misusing $92.5 million for a health IT project, according to a report by the VA Offic...

Quality measures 'making a difference'
March 03, 2015
(Healthcare IT News) - Thanks to committed pursuit of its quality measurement programs, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services says the U.S. has made "clear progress" in achieving better ...


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