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What the Internet of Things Today
Means for Government Tomorrow

The NYS Forum Business Innovation & Emerging Technologies Workgroup hosted an event entitled ""What the Internet of Things Today Means for Government Tomorrow". The July 14th featured nationally-recognized speaker, Dr. Richard Soley, Executive Director of the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) who delivered a special presentation to introduce and discuss the concept behind the Industrial Internet.

The Tuesday Morning event attracted an audience (in person and on web) of roughly 50 attendees at the Holiday Inn on Wolf Road. Dr. Soley did a fantastic job of leading the session, introducing the Industrial Internet concept, discussing the Industrial Internet Consortium and relating some of the organization''s nascent public sector efforts.

Dr. Soley led an engaging, and often humorous, discussion about the Internet of Things. He shared important differences between the increasingly popular ""consumer-oriented" Internet of Things and the demands of a more robust, more secure Industrial Internet. He highlighted examples of IoT testbeds within both the private and public sector. The event concluded with an interesting Q & A session where Dr. Soley provided answers and additional insights to the audience.

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.

To view the recorded webinar and to review the powerpoint slides, the materials may be viewed at:

Thanks to all of those who attended and to Dr. Richard Soley for his informative presentation.

What the Internet of Things Today Means for Government Tomorrow