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Internet of Things: Perspectives from National Planning in Brazil & China

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This workshop aims at exploring how countries could design and implement national policies for the Internet of Things (IoT) to support the modernization of their industry and economy, based on the recent practical experiences from Brazil and China.

Representatives from the government and the private sector involved in the implementation of the national plans from both countries will join Columbia University scholars to address the following issues:

• Why should countries consider IoT national plans?
• What are the best practices based on the Chinese and Brazilian experiences?
• How did China and Brazil approach the collaborative process of building a national IoT plan, and what were the policy issues that they focused on solving?
• What are the global regulatory challenges related to IoT that can be tackled at the national levels in these plans?

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9am-9h15am Opening remarks:

Speaker 1: Dean Merit Janow, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

Speaker 2: Ronaldo Lemos, Director of ITS RIO institute, Brazil


9h20am-10h20am Session 1 – Opening Session – What should a national IoT plan look like?

This session will introduce the motivations of Brazil and China for the development of an IoT national plan, with perspectives from representatives involved in the implementation of the national plans from both countries.

Speaker 1 – Thiago Camargo, Secretary of Digital Policies, Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovations and Communications, Brazil

Speaker 2 – Venkat Atluri, Senior Partner, Head of Internet of Things practice, McKinsey & Company

Speaker 3 – Professor Benjamin Koo, Director of iCenter, Tsinghua University, China

Moderated by: Patricia Ellen da Silva, CEO at OPTUM United Health Group, Brazil


10h30am-11h45am Session 2 – Design and Outcomes of Brazil´s National IoT Plan

Speaker 1 – Ricardo Rivera, Head of IT Industry, National Development Bank, Brazil

Speaker 2 – José Gontijo, Director of Science, Technology and Digital Innovation, Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovations and Communications, Brazil

Speaker 3 – Ronaldo Lemos, Director of ITS RIO institute, Brazil

Speaker 4 – Patricia Ellen da Silva, CEO at OPTUM United Health Group, Brazil

Moderated by: Paulo Fernandes, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

11h45am-12pm Coffee Break


12pm-1h15pm Session 3 – Design and Outcomes of China´s National IoT Plan

Speaker 1 – Jonathan Woetzel, Senior Partner, Director of McKinsey Global Institute, China

Speaker 2 – Sergio Suchodolski, Director General at the New Development Bank, China

Speaker 3 – Professor Benjamin Koo, Director of iCenter, Tsinghua University, China

Moderated by: Dean Merit Janow, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

1h15pm-2h15pm Lunch


2h30pm-3h45pm Session 4 - Global Regulatory Challenges for IoT

This session will touch upon the diverse regulatory challenges that arise with the implementation of a National IoT plan, ranging from issues in taxation, telecommunications (permanent roaming, frequency allocation), data collection and treatment, data privacy, and the impact of emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, and blockchain.

Speaker 1 – Professor Gautam Dasgupta, School of Engineering, Columbia University

Speaker 2 – Ramon Alberto dos Santos, Internet Regulation expert, Pereira Neto Macedo Law Firm

Speaker 3 – Professor Marcos Prado Troyjo, Director of BRICLAB, Columbia University

Moderated by: Ronaldo Lemos, Director of ITS RIO institute, Brazil

4pm-4h30pm – Closing remarks

Speaker 1 – Thiago Camargo, Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovations and Communications, Brazil


*Space is limited and seats will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis.


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