Nick Sinai

Smart Cities/Internet of Things Seminar

March 11, 2015, 10:00 am

This session is part of the 10-week seminar series, Data, Technology and Innovation in Government, led by Nick Sinai. Seminars are for students only (graduate and undergraduate) and are not-for-credit. Please register below to reserve your space. 

Guest: Sokwoo Rhee, Associate Director of Cyber-Physical Systems, NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology)

Description: Increasingly, cities are networking vehicles, street lights, electric grids, and other devices.  Will these investments deliver a more cost-effective, efficient set of city services?  How can they ensure a more accountable municipal government?  What are the privacy implications of collecting all of this data?  How can this data be a platform for civic and private sector innovation?  How can the convening power of the federal government help (e.g. SmartAmerica)?  What is the role of the federal government in standards development?

Time: Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 4:00pm-5:30pm

Location: Harvard Kennedy School, Taubman Building Room 102, Women and Public Policy Program Cason Conference Room

Workshop Materials

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