Fusion of the real and virtual worlds: transatlantic regulatory efforts by Dan Caprio
The Internet of Things, the principle of connected devices and objects that are uniquely identifiable, is becoming a reality. The prevalence and incorporation of technology into everyday life is a growing trend, resulting in a fusion of the real and virtual worlds. Dan Caprio, Senior Strategic Advisor at McKenna & Aldridge, and the transatlantic subject matter expert to the European Commission Expert Group on the Internet of Things provides an overview of the policy and strategic concerns from both the US and EU perspectives in a recently published law review article. Read More.
NHTSA: US now at 'historic turning point' on driverless cars (The Hill)
States that are considering allowing driverless cars on their road should standardize their regulations of automated vehicles, the Obama administration said in a new policy issued on Thursday. The National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said it was issuing recommendations for driverless cars because companies like Google are developing automated technologies for vehicles and several states are beginning to approve their use. Read More
Commentary: Creative destruction meets higher education By John Backus (Washington Post)
I was invited to weigh in during the opening general session at the Education Technology Industry Summit in San Francisco this month, hosted by the Software & Information Industry Association. The topic: “What’s Next” in education. As a technology venture capital investor and parent of both a college student and a high school student, “What’s Next” in education is top of mind. Read More.
Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) Talks Innovation, Immigration at Oracle Town Hall Meeting
Reston, VA – Oracle, the world's leading supplier of software for information management, hosted Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) today for a tour of their Reston, VA, facility and a meeting with the company’s senior leadership team to discuss challenges faced by the technology industry.
Following the discussion, Oracle invited their employees and industry leaders from across Northern Virginia’s technology corridor for a town hall meeting with Sen. Kaine. Read More