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IoT Peer2Peer -August 2020 – ONLINE
August 14 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
The Silicon Halton IoT Peer2Peer is focused on helping members collaborate, share, and learn how IoT is changing industry, and how they can benefit in taking their solutions / products to market. Check out our past events.
This month’s discussion topic: How a Global Pandemic Will Compel Canadian Smart City Adoption
Canada is primed to take a forward-leading position on smart city technology adoption. There have been barriers to wide-spread connected city implementations including high capital costs to retrofit existing infrastructure and privacy concerns. Covid-19 has given us given us an opportunity to see the benefits and drawbacks of technologically-enabled communities. Whether it be providing widely available high-speed internet to all residents or monitoring infection hot spots, we’ve seen the future and it is now.
Are we prepared to prioritize public health and safety over the rights to personal privacy? This Silicon Halton IoT P2P presents an opportunity to envision a future that may be here sooner than even we expected.Register Now
About the Presenter:
Dr. Beth-Anne Schuelke-Leech is an Associate Professor of Engineering Management and Entrepreneurship at the University of Windsor in Canada. Professor Schuelke-Leech earned an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from McMaster University, an MBA from York University, and a PhD in Public Policy (specialized in Finance) at the University of Georgia.
Before undertaking her doctoral studies, Beth-Anne worked for 12 years as a professional engineer (P.Eng.). Dr. Schuelke-Leech’s research sits at the nexus of technological innovation, engineering, business, and public policy. Her work focuses on the innovation process and sustainability within engineering systems. She is the Chair of the IEEE Society for the Social Implications of Technologies Standards Committee (IEEE SSIT SC). She is also a technical expert for the Standards Council of Canada to the International Standards Organization (ISO) JTC1/SC42 on Artificial Intelligence.
The IoT Peer2Peer is open to: Silicon Halton members and Milton Education Village Innovation Centre members.