The Internet of Things, or IoT, refers to the growing network of connected “things” — devices, vehicles, household appliances — that are able to store, transmit, and exchange data.
If you think IoT has nothing to do with your organization, think again. IoT is all around us — on our wrists, in our homes and offices, and throughout our cities and towns. Some forecasts anticipate as many as 100 billion connected IoT devices and a global economic impact of more than $11 trillion by 2025.
As this new frontier of connected technology permeates every facet of how we live and work, IoT has the potential to drive social and economic progress in new ways. IoT development comes with a host of privacy and security risks that could wreak havoc on the social sector and reverse gains in public policy in the process.
Moderated by Lucy Bernholz, Director of the Digital Civil Society Lab, the panel includes: Robin Wilton, Technical Outreach Director for Identity and Privacy at Internet Society; Sona Shah, Chief Executive Officer at Neopenda; and Amy Sample Ward, Chief Executive Officer at NTEN.
Join our panelists as they discuss the current state of IoT among nonprofits and how it has sparked a new era of social impact.
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