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 Michael on the panel will be Dr. Tracey Lauriault of Carleton University, Alexandra MacEachern of the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC), and Paul Harding of InnoGov Canada. The panel will be moderated by Jenna Sudds of the CIO Strategy Council.
Michael Karlin is a Senior Advisor at the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, where he specializes in public policy considerations of artificial intelligence and automation. Over his 10-year career with the public service, he’s had fun providing advice to senior officials and Ministers on complex ethical and public policy issues. In this capacity he has won numerous policy and innovation awards, as well as three chili cookoffs. Prior to his time at TBS, Michael worked in diverse roles at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Canada Border Services Agency and the Public Health Agency of Canada.
Michael holds a BA from Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario; and an MA from the University of East Anglia in Norwich, UK. Follow him on Twitter or Medium @supergovernance.