Monthly Archives June 2016

Upcoming C-PET Events: Election Teleconference Series Featuring Norman Augustine and Gary Shapiro

Join the Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies as we host our 2016 Election Teleconference on July 1 at 3:30p.m. to 4:30p.m. featuring Norman Augustine, the former Chairman and CEO of Lockheed Martin, who led the benchmark National Academies report Rising Above the Gathering Storm.

Join C-PET again on July 7 at 3:00p.m. to 4:00p.m. with Gary Shapiro, the President, Chief Executive Officer, and Member of the Executive Board of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA).

Please follow this link for registration and more information: http://c-pet.eventbrite.com/

We shall email you call-in details 24 hours before the event. Please mute your phone.

If you wish to ask a question during the call, please email it (beforehand or during the call) to nigel.m.cameron@c-pet...

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Keynote speech of Ambassador Anthony L Gardner at The 7th Annual Internet of Things European Summit.

Keynote speech of Ambassador Anthony L Gardner at The 7th Annual Internet of Things European Summit.

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Thank you for the introduction. I am pleased to be here because the topic of this conference is of fundamental importance to the future of our economies in Europe and the United States; and it also represents a major opportunity for transatlantic collaboration. The scale of the opportunities and challenges related to the Internet of Things literally makes everything else on the US-EU agenda seem secondary.

Reliance on sensor data to optimize the operation of devices has long been commonplace in industry...

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Is the Internet Finally Coming of Age?

Is the Internet Finally Coming of Age?

Nigel M. de S. Cameron

Getting our bearings in the sea of Moore’s Law hype is not simply a continuing challenge to policy leaders (as well as investors), but perhaps their major challenge. Since, like it or not (and this has been the drum-beat of C-PET’s message since our launch in 2007), the digital revolution and accompanying scientific and technological developments have set the stage for every single policy decision of the 21st Century...

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Help Fund C-PET

Help Fund C-PET!

Think tanks – non-profit policy institutes – are funded in various ways.

In Washington, we know all about following the money! Partisan or ideological organizations get partisan, political funding. Non-partisan set-ups are often funded by corporate donors, and tend to come up with the kind of conclusions those corporations favor. Some other groups are not actually independent, but function as departments of universities.

Since it was established in 2007, C-PET has resisted all three of these models. We are carefully non-partisan, and our board members, advisers and fellows are spread across the party/ideology spectrum...

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