2013 State of the Net Conference

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Tuesday, January 22 2013
3:30 PM Demystifying the Cloud: What Adopters and Policymakers Need to Know


- Dan Chenok, Executive Director, IBM Center for the Business of Government [Bio]
- Robert Holleyman II, President & CEO, BSA | The Software Alliance [Bio]
- Deven McGraw, Director of the Health Privacy Project, Center for Democracy & Technology [Bio]
- Rodney Petersen, Senior Government Relations Officer & Managing Director, Educause [Bio]
- Ari Schwartz, Senior Policy Advisor, Department of Commerce [Bio] - Moderator

Cloud computing offers businesses a more efficient and cost-effective method of storing large amounts of data. Industries with the need for big data storage - health care and education are two prime examples - have already started to adopt cloud services. The adoption of cloud services also requires cloud providers to store data securely and privately.

The panel will focus on the broad and important questions that are top-of-mind for policymakers, companies and the public: What questions should be asked before a health provider, school, or even the government moves to the cloud? What are the implications for corporations with electronic systems containing sensitive consumer data? Who is handling the data? How will HIPAA, FERPA, and other privacy laws and rights function in the cloud? And what can we all do to better protect our sensitive data?

* Subject to change. More panels and keynotes may be added. Contact Eric Hinkes for more information.

This is a widely attended event hosted by the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee (ICAC), part of a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization. The ICAC is a private sector organization comprised of public interest groups, trade associations, non-profits, and industry leaders. The diversity of ICAC membership ensures that all educational events and initiatives are fair and balanced forums for Internet-related discussion. The ICAC does not promote any particular policy position.