The Internet of Things: Risks and Rewards of a Connected Future

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Featured Speakers

    Senior Research Scholar at Stanford PACS and Director of the Digital Civil Society Lab
    Technical Outreach Director for Identity and Privacy at Internet Society
    CEO at Neopenda
    CEO at Nonprofit Technology Network
  • Date & Time

    July 11, 2018
    9-10am Pacific / 12-1pm Eastern



The Internet of Things, or IoT, refers to the growing network of connected “things” — devices, vehicles, household appliances — that are able to store, transmit, and exchange data.

If you think IoT has nothing to do with your organization, think again. IoT is all around us — on our wrists, in our homes and offices, and throughout our cities and towns. Some forecasts anticipate as many as 100 billion connected IoT devices and a global economic impact of more than $11 trillion by 2025.

As this new frontier of connected technology permeates every facet of how we live and work, IoT has the potential to drive social and economic progress in new ways. IoT development comes with a host of privacy and security risks that could wreak havoc on the social sector and reverse gains in public policy in the process.

Stay ahead of the IoT curve. Join us for a live virtual discussion on the impact of IoT and what it means for the social sector.

Jointly hosted by Digital Impact and Internet Society and moderated by Lucy Bernholz, Director of the Digital Civil Society Lab, the panel will include:

Our panel will discuss the current state of IoT among nonprofits and highlight how IoT has sparked a new era of social impact. This conversation will explore:

What is IoT, how does it work, and why should I care?

How is IoT combining wearable tech and social services to improve lives?

What do nonprofit professionals have to gain (and lose) in a world connected by the Internet of Things?

Panelists will address these issues and more, including live questions from our virtual audience.

Have a question about this topic you’d like the panel to cover? Ask us in advance at and follow on social media with #InternetForImpact.

Can’t make the roundtable? Register ahead of the event to receive access to the recorded video and podcast.

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