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U.S. Dept. of Commerce appoints 16 experts to IoT Advisory Board

Nov. 10, 2022
New advisory board includes a wide range of stakeholders outside of the federal government with expertise relating to the Internet of Things (IoT).

The U.S. Department of Commerce recently announced it has appointed 16 experts for the new Internet of Things Advisory Board (IoTAB), to advise the Internet of Things Federal Working Group. The advisory board includes a wide range of stakeholders outside of the federal government with expertise relating to the Internet of Things (IoT).

The board consists of 16 members and represents a broad range of disciplines from across academia, industry and civil society. Board members will serve two-year appointments, and all meetings are open to the public. The newly appointed members include:

  • Benson M. Chan (Chair), Chief Operating Officer, Strategy of Things Inc.
  • Daniel W. Caprio Jr. (Vice Chair), Co-founder and Chair, The Providence Group
  • Michael J. Bergman, Vice President, Technology and Standards, Consumer Technology Association
  • Ranveer Chandra, Managing Director of Research for Industry and Chief Technology Officer of Agri-Food, Microsoft
  • Nicholas Emanuel, Head of Product U.S., CropX
  • Steven E. Griffith, Senior Industry Director, National Electrical Manufacturers Association
  • Tom Katsioulas, Chair, Global Semiconductor Alliance
  • Kevin T. Kornegay, Professor and IoT Security Endowed Chair, Morgan State University
  • Debra Lam, Managing Director of Smart Cities and Inclusive Innovation, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Ann Mehra
  • Robby Moss, President and Principal Consultant, TGL Enterprises LLC
  • Nicole Raimundo, Chief Information Officer, Town of Cary, North Carolina
  • Maria Rerecich, Senior Director of Product Testing, Consumer Reports
  • Debbie A. Reynolds, Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Data Privacy Officer, Debbie Reynolds Consulting
  • Arman Shehabi, Staff Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Peter Tseronis, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Dots and Bridges LLC

The board will advise the federal working group on matters including:

  • The identification of any federal regulations, programs or policies that may inhibit or promote the development of IoT.
  • Situations in which IoT could deliver significant and scalable economic and societal benefits to the United States, including smart traffic and transit technologies, augmented logistics and supply chains, environmental monitoring, and health care.
  • IoT opportunities and challenges for small businesses; and any IoT-related international opportunities for the U.S.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will provide administrative support to the advisory board, and information on board activities can be found on the NIST website.

As recouted in an Oct. 24 press statement, the appointments are the first for the recently established advisory board, which was created in accordance with the requirements of the William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021, and in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended.

Full details on the board’s activities are provided in a Federal Register notice.

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