Monthly Archives April 2013

Save the Date: Internet of Things Summit in DC Oct. 1-2

I am delighted to invite you to the Washington, DC summit on the Internet of Things, on October 1-2, at the National Press Club. FTC chair Edith Ramirez is the latest keynote speaker to confirm.

As you may know, C-PET hosted an invitational DC conference on the Internet of Things a year or two back in partnership with McKenna Long and Aldridge. We are very pleased to serve as knowledge partner in this high-level event with Forum Global, and I hope I may look forward to seeing you there. I am delighted that several of our distinguished C-PET colleagues are participating, including Senior Fellows Michael Nelson and Daniel Caprio.

Check the special conference website. The draft schedule is here. To discuss sponsorship and other opportunities, contact Tom Chinnock.

– Nigel Cameron

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An Agency for the Global Future?

I was recently in Paris where the United States ambassador to UNESCO, David Killion, kindly invited me to address a luncheon at which most of the guests were senior officials of UNESCO. I’ve expanded my observations and am sharing with the C-PET list since they encapsulate themes we have often discussed, such as the global framing of core questions raised by the development of emerging technologies, and the fundamental fact of exponential change. As you may know, the United States ceased to fund UNESCO in 2011 (though at present we retain our membership) in response to the admission of Palestine.

I have always been a fan of UNESCO, since for all the frustrations we find in dealing with intergovernmental organizations its vision, founded in a remarkable effort to interconnect the global com...

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