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The NYS Forum Business Innovation & Emerging Technologies Workgroup

What the Internet of Things Today
Means for Government Tomorrow

July 14, 2015
9:00 am - 10:30 am
(8:30 am Check-In)
Holiday Inn Albany
205 Wolf Road, Albany, NY

Also available via Webinar

Session Overview

The ideas behind the Internet of Things (IoT) are not particularly new; indeed, what has happened is really a convergence of existing technologies and strategies. As the number of sensors in the world rapidly outpaces the world population, and concepts of Big Data for real-time, predictive analytics comes to the fore, new opportunities appear.

The Industrial Internet refers to all of the devices, sensors, and software that enables connectivity between machines. The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) unifies partners in an aim to support the building and management of test beds for IoT-enabling industrial systems in order to identify new products and services, as well as priorities and requirements for standards to support adoption. The prospect of a sensor-enabled society will face both scientific and engineering challenges including security and privacy.

Join us for a special 1-hour event where nationally-recognized speaker, Dr. Richard Soley, Executive Director of the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), will deliver a special presentation to introduce the Industrial Internet concept, discuss the Industrial Internet Consortium and relate some of the organization's nascent public sector efforts.


Dr. Richard Soley
Dr. Soley is Executive Director of the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) and is responsible for the vision and direction of the organization. In addition to this role, Dr. Soley is Chairman and CEO of the Object Management Group (OMG) - an international, nonprofit computer industry standards consortium - and Executive Director of the Cloud Standards Customer Council - an end-user advocacy group.

Previously, Dr. Soley was a cofounder and former Chairman/CEO of A. I. Architects, Inc., maker of the 386 HummingBoard and other PC and workstation hardware and software. Prior to that, he consulted for various technology companies and venture firms on matters pertaining to software investment opportunities. Dr. Soley has also consulted for IBM, Motorola, PictureTel, Texas Instruments, Gold Hill Computer and others. He began his professional life at Honeywell Computer Systems working on the Multics operating system. A native of Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A., Dr. Soley holds bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in Computer Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology