Panelist: Social Impacts of IoT
IoT applications and verticals deliver many benefits that include increased business productivity and better quality of life. At the same time, IoT also presents social challenges. For example, better quality of life, which often depends on data representing personal attributes and behavior, is confounded by security, privacy, and cyber autonomy concerns – will you be allowed to be anonymous in your AV-based mobility as a service? Similarly, increased productivity often means reduced costs through reduced human work – what does this mean for future of work and human agency?
This panel of experts will expose IoT social impacts such as these, debate the extent of the challenges and what could or should be done to mitigate the negative, including the role of any new public policies.
Joining Alexandra on the panel will be Dr. Tracey Lauriault of Carleton University, Paul Harding of InnoGov Canada, and Michael Karlin of the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat. The panel will be moderated by Jenna Sudds of the CIO Strategy Council.
Alexandra MacEachern is a lawyer with a passion for technology. She is currently the director of policy and outreach at the Information and Communications Technology Council, an independent research organization which focuses on technology issues. She has worked previously as a legal policy advisor to the Ministers of Justice, Public Safety, and Industry. Her policy experience ranges from youth criminal justice, to intellectual property, to the digital economy. In her spare time, Alexandra enjoys all thing Matt Groening, eating well, and tending to her aquariums. She can be reached at a.maceachern@ictc_ctic.ca