IEEE held this Congressional Briefing to help policy makers learn more about how net neutrality rules could impact the complex web of devices, programs, institutions, rules and people that are connected to the Internet. These new rules could have a far-reaching effect on things like telemedicine, real-time applications, autonomous vehicles and the Internet of Things. The panelists were technology experts able to explain how emerging technologies work and are changing the Internet. Panelists included:
• Richard Bennett, member, IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Working Group; visiting fellow, American Enterprise Institute
• Bob Heile, director, Wi-SUN Alliance; expert on Wi-Fi technology & standards
• Oleg Logvinov, director of special assignments, ST Microelectronics; chair, IEEE Internet Initiative
• Geoff Mulligan, founder & president of Proto6, a leading Internet of Things consulting company; presidential innovation fellow
• Karen Bartleson (moderator), senior director, Synopsys; 2013-14 IEEE Standards Association president
What happens when Net Neutrality and the Internet of Things Collide? Karen Bartleson, 2017 IEEE President, launched this 2015 Internet of Things Net Neutrality Briefing in Washington, D.C. with opening remarks and introductions of each panelist: Geoff Mulligan, Oleg Logvinov, Bob Heile, and Richard Bennett.
Geoff Mulligan, computer scientist and inventor of 6LoWPAN, shares his perspective on the Global Internet of Things, a brief review of the IEEE IoT Initiative and a few top issues that the Internet of Things presents as a challenge to engineers.
IEEE Internet Initiative Chair, Oleg Logvinov, describes how our move from the network of computers is now moving towards the entire interconnections of all the internet-enabled objects surrounding us. Logvinov explains the objectives of the initiative, the birth of IEEE P2413, and the importance of deploying safe and secure technologies within the IoT environment.
IEEE802.15 Chair, Bob Heile, reviews the IEEE 802 IoT Activities by explaining the project and its current goals, the structure of the organization, and an overview of select iterations up to 802.15. Heile also highlights important collaborations addressing Internet Privacy and safety of new technologies.
Richard Bennett, founder of High Tech Forum and Visiting Fellow of the American Enterprise Institute, asks the question: Is there conflict between Net Neutrality and the Internet of Things? Bennett reviews the major challenges facing IoT and its diverse applications.
Led by moderator Karen Bartleson, the panelists Geoff Mulligan, Oleg Logvinov, Bob Heile, and Richard Bennett answer questions from the IoT 2015 Net Neutrality Briefing audience, such as the intersection between privacy, security and net neutrality.