How Europe Can Kickstart Its Internet of Things

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Quaker House
Square Ambiorix 50
Brussels 1000

The Internet of Things presents tremendous opportunities to increase productivity in the private sector, build more resilient and energy-efficient cities, improve the delivery and management of healthcare, and create safer and more accessible homes. However, market forces alone will not be enough to achieve all these benefits soon enough. Government support for the Internet of Things is necessary to prove the value of these investments and lay some of the technological groundwork for future projects.

To provide this support, some countries are beginning to explore the need to develop national strategies for the Internet of Things. What role should the European Union play in developing a coordinated approach in Europe? Join ITIF's Center for Data Innovation for a panel discussion on the strategies countries are using to support the Internet of Things, the early European successes with this technology, and the opportunities for policymakers in the EU and member states to support the development and deployment of smart technologies.

12/06/2016 09:0012/06/2016 10:30Europe/BerlinITIF Event: How Europe Can Kickstart Its Internet of ThingsQuaker House, Square Ambiorix 50, Brussels 1000, beMore information:
Henri Barthel
Vice President System Integrity and Global Partnerships
Eva Kaili
European Parliament
Rolf Riemenschneider
Head of Sector IoT
DG Connect, European Commission
Alain Vermeiren
Co-Founder, Vice-Chairman & Managing Partner
Nick Wallace
Senior Policy Analyst
Center for Data Innovation