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How Can Sensors and IoT Improve Global Development?

Denver - April 13 - RSVP Now
There is a coming sensor revolution in development. Thanks to the mobile phone dividend, the many sensors in mobile phones are becoming more robust, cheaper, and even more energy efficient. Combined with near-ubiquitous 2G and soon 3G coverage, and liberated from handsets, these sensors are creating an Internet of Things that will expand quickly beyond rich countries to have a global impact.
Recently Cisco and the ITU took a nuanced look at the opportunities and challenges of this coming sensor and IoT for development revolution in their Harnessing the Internet of Things for Global Development report, highlighting projects using IoT to directly improve development outcomes.
Yet, we should pause amid the hype and ask key questions about IoT4D:
  • What is the state of sensor functionality, network connectivity, and power capacity?
  • Who using sensors and IoT in global development? What are they learning?
  • What are the key policy considerations for standards and interoperability?
  • Where are the security and privacy risks, and how can we mitigate them?
  • What are the ethical implications of remote and automated sensing?
Please RSVP now to join these thought leaders in sensing technology and international development for a lively debate on how the Internet of Things can be a tool for global development: We’ll have hot coffee and catered breakfast treats for a morning rush, but seating is limited, so please RSVP now. Once we reach our 35-person capacity there will be a waiting list!
IoT for Development
Technology Salon Denver
8.30 – 10.30am
Wednesday, April 13th, 2016
Posner Center for International Development
1031 33rd Street
Denver, Colorado
RSVP is required for attendance

About the Technology Salon

The Technology Salonâ„¢ is an intimate, informal, and in person, discussion between information and communication technology experts and international development professionals, with a focus on both:
  • technology's impact on donor-sponsored technical assistance delivery, and
  • private enterprise driven economic development, facilitated by technology.
Our meetings are lively conversations, not boring presentations. Attendance is capped at 35 people - and frank participation with ideas, opinions, and predictions is actively encouraged. 

It's also a great opportunity to meet others motivated to employ technology to solve vexing development problems. Join us today!
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