IoT – Building the Technology and Innovation Backbone for the Future Connected Battlefield and National Security Operations
By 2020, an estimated 30-50 billion devices will be connected to the internet. Each of these devices will collect and communicate massive amounts of data, and as these devices become more sophisticated they are incorporating the ability to analyze the data and plan, manage and make intelligent decisions autonomously about sharing that information via embedded machine-to-machine communications with other internet-capable devices. DoD, to some extent, has been in the forefront of this revolution – planes, ground vehicles, ships, spacecraft, and weapons systems have been networking and sharing tactical data long before IoT gained momentum in the commercial world, and the defense industry has pioneered in the development of machine-to-machine communications and unattended sensors. With the growth of autonomy in vehicles, sensors, and whole networks, the connected battlespace of the future – in which every asset, large or small, human or machine can communicate and share data – seems within reach.
This outstanding symposium brings together the leading experts in government and industry innovation, who are determining the direction of IoT, M2M and battlefield connectivity for future military and national security operations. They will examine DoD and DHS plans for embedding IoT throughout the defense and national security enterprises.
- What are Air Force, Navy, Army, and DHS plans and strategies for creating the IoT-driven enterprise?
- What are the architectural challenges and emerging solutions?
- What are the security and privacy concerns?
- What role will IPv6 addressing, mobility, and ad hoc services play? Large-scale data and predictive analytics?
- How do we create the intelligent, programmable network to exploit emerging IoT capabilities?
These and many other critical questions will be examined during this outstanding two-day event.
Plans, Opportunities & Challenges
4 – 5 November, 2015 – Washington, DC, United States