Internet of Things
IoT Promises and Challenges
Moderator: Michael Marusich, Senior Consultant, M3 Technical Services
Panelists: Alison Kahn, Electronics Engineer, Public Safety Communications Research, National Institute of Standards and Technology – NIST | CTL
Brian Buntz, Content Director, IoT Institute
Dean Skidmore, Vice Chair, PS IoT Workgroup, NPSTC
Bill Schrier, Senior Advisor, FirstNet
The Internet of Things (IoT) promises a lot, as a wide array of devices, sensors and networks are poised to deliver unprecedented amounts of data to all forms of private and government enterprises. This webinar introduces key concepts for IoT—from the technologies to market realities—and explains how they will impact the smart cities/smart grids/smart buildings sectors, as well as the Internet of Life Saving Things (IoLST) for public safety. We’ll also explore the challenges associated with IoT, included a very fragmented ecosystem, cybersecurity issues and the need for good business cases. Learn how IoT can enhance and challenge government, public safety, critical infrastructure, utilities, transportation and even corporations.
Connectivity and the Internet of Life Saving Things Ecosystem
Moderator:Bill Schrier, Senior Advisor, FirstNet
Panelists: Ken Hosac, Vice President, IoT Strategy & Business Development, Cradlepoint
TJ Kennedy, Founder, The Public Safety Network, LLC
Ray Lehr, Senior SME, Lafayette Group
To assure that the life-saving part of the Internet of Life Saving Things (IoLST) is always ready, communications with sensors and other devices needs to be always on and always available. We will the connectivity options—from private networks to cellular systems and satellite—and the various devices that are likely to be deployed in IoLST initiatives. In addition, we will explore the characteristics of components throughout the ecosystem, including tradeoffs associated with issues such as cybersecurity, long-lasting power and low-latency connectivity.