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Select Committee on Emerging Technologies

Informational Hearing - October 28, 2015

The Challenges and Opportunities of the Internet of Things (“IoT”)

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
10 a.m. 1 p.m.
International House - Auditorium
University of California, Berkeley
2299 Piedmont Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94720

Event Flyer [pdf]
Hearing Agenda - 10-28-15 [pdf]
Live Stream on 10-28-15

The Internet of Things (IoT) is an emerging technology that looks to digitize the physical world with smart “things” or products that contain embedded software systems, sensors, and network connectivity. The commercialization of the IoT has the potential to open new markets, create productivity improvements for “smart” communities, and create value for consumers, companies, government, and economies.

The growth of this emerging technology will require a highly-trained Information Technology workforce to meet the expected demand for these exciting new IoT products and services. Meeting this demand will require cultivating strong public-private partnerships that will enable stakeholders to tackle the complex technical challenges the IoT is expected to create with privacy, cybersecurity, and interpreting the massive amount of information generated by IoT devices with data analytics.

The hearing will examine the benefits and challenges associated with the IoT and impact it may have on consumers, state and local governments, and businesses. We will also consider what role the Legislature should take in approaching this complex and emerging issue. Key academics, industry experts, government liaisons, and consumer representatives will attend.

Committee Members District Office & Contact Information
Ed Chau (Chair) Dem - 49 Contact Assembly Member Ed Chau

Capitol Office

P.O. Box 942849, Room 2179, Sacramento, CA 94249-0049; (916) 319-2049

Ian C. Calderon Dem - 57 Contact Assembly Member Ian C. Calderon

Capitol Office

P.O. Box 942849, Room 2148, Sacramento, CA 94249-0057; (916) 319-2057

Ling Ling Chang Rep - 55 Contact Assembly Member Ling Ling Chang

Capitol Office

P.O. Box 942849, Room 3149, Sacramento, CA 94249-0055; (916) 319-2055

Richard S. Gordon Dem - 24 Contact Assembly Member Richard S. Gordon

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P.O. Box 942849, Room 3013, Sacramento, CA 94249-0024; (916) 319-2024

Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer, Sr. Dem - 59 Contact Assembly Member Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer, Sr.

Capitol Office

P.O. Box 942849, Room 4126, Sacramento, CA 94249-0059; (916) 319-2059

Evan Low Dem - 28 Contact Assembly Member Evan Low

Capitol Office

P.O. Box 942849, Room 2175, Sacramento, CA 94249-0028; (916) 319-2028

Melissa A. Melendez Rep - 67 Contact Assembly Member Melissa A. Melendez

Capitol Office

P.O. Box 942849, Room 6031, Sacramento, CA 94249-0067; (916) 319-2067

Mark Stone Dem - 29 Contact Assembly Member Mark Stone

Capitol Office

P.O. Box 942849, Room 5155, Sacramento, CA 94249-0029; (916) 319-2029

Marie Waldron Rep - 75 Contact Assembly Member Marie Waldron

Capitol Office

P.O. Box 942849, Room 4130, Sacramento, CA 94249-0075; (916) 319-2075

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