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Bloomberg Next To Explore Future Of Technology, Connectivity And The Workforce
[October 04, 2017]

Bloomberg Next To Explore Future Of Technology, Connectivity And The Workforce

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bloomberg BNA and Bloomberg Government today announced that Bloomberg Next will be held October 24-26, 2017 in Washington, D.C.  The series of complimentary discussions will feature leaders from business and government weighing in on issues such as smart cities, cybersecurity, Internet of Things, and digital infrastructure.  For event and registration information, please visit

"Building on our successful first year, Bloomberg Next is focused on conversations with the leaders shaping the future of technology, connectivity and commerce," said Mike MacKay, president, Bloomberg BNA Plus. "Through Bloomberg Next, we are able to leverage our expertise and news covering regulations and innovations impacting the connected future in a series of live programs on smart cities, the digital economy, cybersecurity, and digital infrastructure that engage directly with the questions business executives and policymakers face every day."

A kickoff reception for Bloomberg Next will be held at the Newseum on Tuesday, October 24 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and will feature an interview with Chef José Andrés. All other Bloomberg Next programming will be held at the offices of Bloomberg Government. 

The Connected Future. Tuesday, October 24 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  The event explores the intersection between policy and technology, connectivity and commerce, going from what was to what's next.  Key speakers include:

  • Commissioner Brendan Carr, Federal Communications Commission
  • Asha Keddy, Vice President and General Manager of Next Generation Standards, Intel Corporation
  • David Kenny, Senior Vice President, IBM Watson and Cloud Platform
  • Tekedra Mawakana, Head of Public Policy & Government Affairs, Waymo
  • Terry McAuliffe, Governor of Virginia
  • Lisa Monaco, former Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism and Distinguished Senior Fellow, Law and Security, Cybersecurity, New York University
  • Penny Pritzker, Chairman, PSP Capital Partners and 38th Secretary of Commerce
  • Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, Federal Communications Commission
  • Julia Steyn, Vice President, Urban Mobility and Maven, General Motors

Driving the Digital Economy.  Wednesday, October 25 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.  The event will focus on what's next in emerging technologies and how organizations can safeguard assets and data with the growth of Internet of Things (IoT).  Key speakers include:

  • Maciej Kranz, Vice President, Strategic Innovation, Cisco Systems
  • Mike Marusic, COO, Sharp Electronics
  • John Moon, Managing Director, Strategic Partnerships, Honda R&D Innovations

Building a Smart City.  Wednesday, October 25 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Using a town hall format, this event features speakers sharing their experiences, insights and ideas regarding urban innovation in the connected future.

  • Diane Hoskins, Co-CEO, Gensler
  • Richard Kidd, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Strategic Integration, U.S. Army
  • Debra Lam, Managing Director, Smart Cities and Inclusive Innovation, Georgia Institute of Technology

Smart Networks: The Next Generation of Digital Infrastructure.   Wednesday, October 25 from 1:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Technology experts and government officials will discuss the future of digital infrastructure and forecast new opportunities arising from 5G networks

  • Meredith Baker, President and CEO, CTIA
  • Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)
  • Chris Greer, Director of Smart Grid and Cyber-Physical Systems Program, National Institute of Science and Technology
  • Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI)

Cybersecurity in the Age of Ransomware.  Thursday, October 26 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.  The event will explore strategies and solutions for businesses and organizations to handle increasingly complex data while responding to changing risks.  Key speakers include:

  • Dr. Douglas Maughan, Director, Cyber Security Division, Department of Homeland Security, Science & Technology Directorate
  • Karen Neuman, Privacy & Cybersecurity Partner, Goodwin and former Chief Privacy Officer, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Maria Roat, Chief Information Officer, Small Business Administration
  • Tyler Cohen Wood, Director, Cybersecurity Solutions, AT&T

Visa, Inc. is the Series Partner for Bloomberg Next. Verizon and Qualcomm are the Content Sponsors, and Navigant and EY are the Supporting Sponsors.  Join the conversation around Bloomberg Next on Twitter at #BloombergNext.

About Bloomberg Government
Delivering news, analytics and data-driven decision tools, Bloomberg Government's digital workspace gives an intelligent edge to government affairs, federal and contracting professionals influencing government action. For more information or a demo, visit

About Bloomberg BNA
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