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Managing the Rapid Proliferation of IoT and New Technologies is a workshop taking place at Smart Cities NYC´17.

Once you register for Smart Cities NYC´17 conference and expo, you´ll receive a code in your confirmation email with which you can register for any of our workshops. You cannot sign up for workshops without registering for the Smart Cities NYC '17.

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By 2020, it is estimated that the number of connected technologies, commonly known as the Internet of Things, will exceed 50 billion.

When used effectively, these devices—like sensors that measure air pollution or lights that only turn on when someone is in the room—can produce cost savings, bolster civic engagement, and strengthen public health and safety. As cities move towards the future, municipal leaders must also be cognizant of—and actively mitigate—the challenges and risks raised by these technologies, most notably in areas of public privacy and security.

This workshop will showcase efforts by NYC, Amsterdam, Chicago and leading cities to responsibly manage and accelerate adoption of IoT and new technologies.


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Jeff Merritt, Director of Innovation for the City of New York

Jeff Merritt helped establish the Mayor’s Office of Technology and Innovation and coordinates NYC’s smart city efforts, including the testing and deployment of IoT and new technologies. He holds a Master’s degree from Columbia University and more than 15 years of leadership experience driving social change in the public sector. Highlights include helping organize the first entirely online public election in U.S. history, laying the groundwork for the world’s largest, fastest municipal Wi-Fi network, and leading the creation and adoption of new guidelines and tools to promote the responsible and equitable expansion of the Internet of Things.


Ger Baron: Chief Technology Officer for the City of Amsterdam

Ger Baron’s professional career started at Accenture, where he worked as an analyst in the consulting department. In 2007, he was hired by Amsterdam Innovation Motor (AIM), specifically to develop and enhance the role of ICT. Mr. Baron was responsible for starting up the Amsterdam ICT-cluster and he initiated several projects in public-private partnership. Among these were a number of projects related to the development of Amsterdam’s Smart City initiative. Currently, Mr. Baron is responsible for innovation, R&D and innovation partnerships within the City of Amsterdam. In addition, he serves as president of the City Protocol Society.


Ruthbea Yesner Clarke: Global Director of IDC’s Smart Cities practice

Ruthbea Yesner Clarke is the founder and Global Director of IDC's Smart Cities practice which provides research and consulting on the strategy and execution of emerging technologies, such as the Internet of Things, Big Data, and mobility, and best practices such as governance, innovation, Open Data, partnerships and business models essential for Smart City development. Ms. Clarke joined IDC following work at Internet start-ups in Silicon Valley. Prior to that, she worked in state social services as a director of programs serving young adults diagnosed with substance abuse and mental health issues.


Andrew Watkins: Former ‎Managing Director of Strategy at Chicago’s UI LABS

At UI LABS in Chicago, Andrew Watkins led the standup of City Digital, a public-private partnership focused on data and the built environment. Working with industry, universities, startups and the cities, City Digital focuses on piloting new technology and business models to solve the most pressing urban problems. Prior to UI LABS, he worked at Accenture focused on enterprise transformation.


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