The IoT and Make: A view from the White House

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Session Abstract:

IoT Slam 2016 Internet of Things Conference IPSO Alliance Logo Geoff Mulligan The President and the White House Staff are keen on Make and the IoT. In fact for the past 2 years the White House has hosted Maker Days and held the Smart America Challenge on IoT. But to the administration is is not so much about cool technology (though that is the fun part of it), it is about how these technologies are going to impact our economy, and improve the daily lives, safety and health of Americans.

The session will be about lessons learned about role of Make and the IoT with a perspective from the White House.


Geoff Mulligan
Chairman LoRa Alliance ~ Founder & Board of Directors at IPSO Alliance

Mr. Geoff Mulligan is a consultant, developer and lecturer on the IoT, Privacy and Security and is the US representative to the ISO Smart and Sustainable Cities project and is Chairman of the LoRa Alliance and Executive Director and founder of the IPSO Alliance. In 2013 and 2014 while serving as a Presidential Innovation Fellow working on the Cyber-Physical Systems project for the White House with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) he co-created the SmartAmerica Challenge. Mr. Mulligan is the Founder and President of Proto6, a technology consulting company focused on the Internet of Things, RF Sensors, IPv6, IP networks and open systems. He is notable for developing the Embedded Internet and creating the 6LoWPAN protocol and was a founder of the Zigbee Alliance.

He helped build the first commercial firewall product and was instrumental in the design of the IPv6 protocol. Geoff holds over 15 patents in network security and electronic mail and is often called to serve as an expert witness on patent litigation. He has testified before Congress on Electronic Commerce and Computer Security and authored the security book “Removing the Spam” in 1999. Mr. Mulligan received his MS in Computer Science from the University of Denver after graduating from the United States Air Force Academy.

Session Tags:

End-User, Government, Enterprise, Small / Medium Enterprise,

Standards, Infrastructure, While House,

CxO, VP / Director, Middle Management, Technical, Business Line Management,


Manufacturing, Telecom, Healthcare, Consumer, Government / Public Sector, Automotive

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