Future of Connectivity: Internet of Everything

Experts Discuss the Future of the Internet, it’s Exponential Promise and Policy Areas Surrounding this Next Big Wave of Innovation

November 7, 2013 - 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Capitol Hill — 485 Russell Senate Office Building

The Internet of Everything (IoE) represents a revolution in connectivity that’s happening as we speak. Companies of all kinds are linking “things” as diverse as smartphones, cars, and household appliances to industrial-strength sensors, each other, and the Internet. Analysis conducted by Cisco on the potential economic impact of IoE indicates there is as much as $14.4 trillion of potential economic value at stake for global private-sector businesses over the next decade.

The Center for Public Policy Innovation (CPPI), is proud to launch the Futurist Policy Initiative, a series of educational programs dedicated to transformational technology. The first event, the Futurist Policy Initiative: Internet of Everything, will be an informed discussion with subject matter experts from forward thinking companies like Cisco and world-renowned IoE expert Dan Caprio. Our panel will discuss the economic, societal, and environmental promise IoE has to offer and the policy areas surrounding this exciting technology.

Keynote remarks from Senator Mark Warner of Virginia
Mark Warner was elected to the U.S. Senate in November 2008, and serves on the Senate Banking, Budget, Commerce and Intelligence committees. After more than four years in the Senate, Senator Warner has established himself as a national leader in efforts to find bipartisan consensus to create balanced solutions to reduce the federal debt and deficit. He also has been a champion for military men and women, their families, and our military veterans. Senator Warner also is a leader in Congress in efforts to promote private-sector innovation and to help our nation’s small businesses and start-up companies succeed.

Jeffrey A. Campbell, Vice President, The Americas of Global Government Affairs for Cisco Systems, Inc. the global leader for networking for the Internet. Since 2001, he has been responsible for developing and implementing Cisco’s public policy agenda with respect to telecommunications, trade, energy, environment, security and technology issues. In addition to his expertise in telecommunications regulation, Mr. Campbell has been involved in public policy with respect to intellectual property law, Internet regulation, energy regulation, international trade and information technology regulation.
Mr. Campbell is a member of the Board of Directors of the California Emerging Technologies Fund, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, and Arts + Labs.
Prior to Cisco, Mr. Campbell headed the Washington government affairs office of Compaq Computer. Mr. Campbell began his career as a telecommunications regulatory attorney with the Washington, D.C. office of Squire, Sanders & Dempsey.

Mr. Campbell received his B.A. in History from Yale University and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.

Panelists include:

David Malkin, Director, Government Affairs and Policy, GE Digital Energy
David Malkin is the Director of Government Affairs and Policy for GE Digital Energy, a leading supplier of electric transmission and distribution technologies. He coordinates and directs Digital Energy’s global government relations portfolio, and is responsible for positioning GE as a trusted advisor to policymakers and regulators on a range of electricity issues. In the United States, David is active at both the Federal and State level on policy and regulatory matters related to grid modernization. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Demand Response and Smart Grid Coalition, and was among a select group of industry experts chosen to advise the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Initiative on Delivering Electric System Reliability and Clean Technology.

Previously, David led GE Energy’s Policy Center of Excellence, conducting political, regulatory and macroeconomic analysis in support of the global Government Affairs and Policy team.
Prior to joining GE, David worked for the U.S. Government as a defense and national security policy analyst. He also spent 5 years on active duty as an Army Intelligence Officer. David holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY and a Master’s Degree in Public and International Affairs from Princeton University.

Daniel Caprio, Senior Strategic Advisor, McKenna Long & Aldridge, and Member of the European Commission Expert Group on the Internet of Things
Dan Caprio brings over 25 years of experience on legal and policy issues involving the convergence of internet, telecommunications and technology. He has substantial knowledge and experience in the areas of privacy, cyber security, and the Internet of Things, a term used when everyday objects are connected to the Internet. Mr. Caprio works with clients to define and capitalize on public policy strategies in the United States and Europe.

From 2004 to 2006, Mr. Caprio served as Chief Privacy Officer and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Technology Policy at the U.S. Department of Commerce (DoC) where he advised the Secretary of Commerce and the White House on technology policy and privacy protection. While at the DoC, he oversaw activities related to the development and implementation of federal privacy laws, policies, and practices.
In 2010, Mr. Caprio was appointed as a transatlantic subject matter expert to advise the European Commission Expert Group on the Internet of Things. From 2007 through 2011, Mr. Caprio advised the Secretary of Homeland Security on Data Privacy matters.

Prior to his tenure at the DoC, Mr. Caprio served as Chief of Staff to Commissioner Orson Swindle at the Federal Trade Commission. In 2002, he was appointed to represent the United States in revising the OECD guidelines on information systems and networks. Mr. Caprio holds an active security clearance for classified matters.

Ramtin Attar, Principal Research Scientist, Autodesk
Ramtin received his Masters of Architecture with a focus on digital media, architectural design, history and philosophy. He is the recipient of various awards including the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Medal, Association of Computer Aided Design in Architecture’s award of distinction and Canadian Architect’s Art of CAD award.

Ramtin has joined Autodesk Research with an extensive experience in design research, practice and education. Ramtin has led and worked on various high profile architectural design projects and winning design competition entries. In addition to his role as a research scientist at Autodesk Research, Ramtin also works closely with researchers outside of Autodesk to develop strategic partnership and projects. He is currently participating in a number of funded research projects involving academia, government and industry.

Ramtin has taught and lectured on digital media and design at four Canadian Universities. He currently holds an honorary Research Professorship from the school of architecture at Carleton University where is deeply invested in a number of projects that deal with community revitalization, sustainability, and life-cycle assessment of built environment. He is also a founding member of SimAUD conference; a newly established conference on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design.

Recently Ramtin has been selected as a DiverseCity Fellow: The Greater Toronto Leadership Project funded in part by the government of Ontario. As a passionate city-builder, Ramtin has joined a diverse cross-section of rising leaders from business, government, and community organizations who will work together to strengthen the economic and social prosperity of the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. Ramtin is also the founder of Imagine My City; a non-profit organization that he is working to grow by helping important regional issues through collective leadership coupled with tools of imagination.