Panel Subject: Next Generation Networks and the Internet of Things

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This page is for coordination among the panel team to openly discuss the topics that will be covered under the subject of the "Next Generation Networks and the Internet of Things." The page includes the relevant survey results, Panel Guidelines and a section for the panel team to discuss in the comments.

Important Links
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Survey Results

The following topics were surveyed under this subject and the table provides the performance of each:

# Question Important (3) Neutral (2) Not Important (1) Weighted Average Responses
6.3 What are the best ways to protect privacy and security of users of the Internet of Things? 66 9 5 2.76 80
6.1 How can we ensure that the benefits of smart cities and connected communities are efficient, inclusive, transparent and secure? How can open data initiatives play a role? 45 25 9 2.46 79
6.2 What are the obstacles and opportunities around 5G and IoT? 39 23 17 2.35 79


Panel teams should use this process to discuss the panel and get as close as possible to consensus on the following items by April 11.

  • Identify a concrete subject for the panel based upon discussion and rough consensus. The subject and process must take into account the IGF-USA Principles, and the survey response topics that the subject is based upon.
  • Panel teams should also consult the Topics Suggested under Other during the survey, especially comments that relates directly to a topic that performed well on the survey.
  • Assign team leader(s) and a representative to interface with the steering committee and provide ongoing up to date information to secretariat.


Team Lead(s)

  • Dan Caprio
  • Kim Sanchez

Draft Description - May 2



26 months ago
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The Trump administration is attentive to freeing up more spectrum for next-gen networks and IOT. Talk to Michael Kratsios and Gail Slater (NEC), and Rob Strayer (State and ITU).

Anonymous user #1

25 months ago
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I will reach out to Gail
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