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Please RSVP Now: How Can We Use IoT for Development?

By Wayan Vota on January 20, 2016


After more than a decade of discussion and anticipation, the Internet of Things is now firmly on its way. But don’t let the name fool you, the “Internet of Things” is not a single, unified network of connected devices.

IoT is really a set of technologies enabling a miniaturized, embedded, and automated environment of devices to communicate constantly and automatically with each other and the world. These technologies can be put to work to benefit us all, yet connecting devices is only a means to an end – the really interesting impact arises when we focus on the human context in which these technologies must work.

Please RSVP now to join USAID, Cisco, FHI 360 and over 100 of your digital technology and international development peers on January 29th to explore the exciting opportunities and difficult trade-offs involved with using sensors and the Internet of Things to improve development outcomes. We will spend an action-packed morning looking at:

  • Examples of sensor deployments and uses of IoT in development projects.
  • The state of sensor functionality, network connectivity, and power constraints.
  • Key policy considerations for standards, interoperability, security, and privacy.

We are in the early stages of IoT adoption, and much is not known. However, our conversation will be guided by thought leaders with hands-on experience, including:

We are particularly excited to offer participants the opportunity to give short 5-minute lightning talks highlighting new IoT4D innovations or to lead breakout tables to dive deep into the potential uses of IoT. Be sure to note your interest when you RSVP.

IoT for Development
8:30am – 12:30pm
Friday, January 29th
FHI 360 Greely Hall
1865 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington DC, 20009
RSVP is required to attend.


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Wayan Vota co-founded ICTworks. He also co-founded Technology Salon, MERL Tech, ICTforAg, ICT4Djobs, ICT4Drinks, JadedAid, Kurante, OLPC News and a few other things. Opinions expressed here are his own and do not reflect the position of his employer, any of its entities, or any ICTWorks sponsor.
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