ACT-IAC Emerging Technology COI April 2021
Building Back Smarter: Leveraging IoT & “Smart” Technologies – with leading federal, state/local, and industry experts
Join the Emerging Technology Community of Interest meeting for an invigorating discussion on how to leverage Internet of Things and related Smart technologies for the federal and local governments.
Paul Rothman, Director, Smart Cities + IoT Lab, New York City Mayor's Office of the Chief Technology Officer
Limor Schafman, Senior Director, Smart Buildings Programs, KeystoneTech
Jim McCarthy, NIST National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence
Pete Tseronis, CEO, Dots and Bridges
Justin Herman, Global Head of Public Sector, Twilio
About the Speakers
Paul Rothman, Director of NYC Smart Cities + IoT Lab
Limor Schafman, President, KeystoneTech Group
Limor is a smart buildings specialist having led TIA’s Smart Building Program from its launch in 2018, through its recent partner agreement with UL. Bringing together CRE and ICT leaders, the program had developed a smart buildings benchmark and certification, SPIRE™ which launched Sept 28, 2020. She has spoken and written on this topic extensively and internationally. With colleagues, she leads the NIST – Global City Teams Challenge Smart Buildings Super Cluster, contributes to the Greater Washington Board of Trade’s Connected DMV – Buildings and Urban Design, Wireless and Education Solutions Groups, and is a contributing member of the newest Urban Land Institute Technology Innovation Council.
Beginning her career as an international corporate attorney, Limor brings deep understanding of the digital and digitized environment from her work in the theme park, video game, mobile and communications infrastructure and other technology sectors. KeystoneTech Group is a market strategy, technology and business development consultancy focusing on the smart built environment and related technologies.
For the fun of it, Limor was former President of the World Future Society DC Chapter; Co-founder, Chair Emeritus of the IPv6 Forum Israel Chapter, and co-founded and co-led the Serious Games Meetup and the outdoor DCGames fest.
She received her Juris Doctorate from Boston University School of Law (retired attorney from the CA, MA, NY bars); Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania; Executive Program Business Degree from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management; and Exponential Foresight and Impact Program Series from Singularity University.
Jim McCarthy is a senior security engineer at the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE). He currently serves as the lead for NCCoE energy sector projects where his work focuses on security data analytics, secure architecture for power delivery systems, IT/OT asset management, and situational awareness for the electric sector. Prior to joining the NCCoE, Mr. McCarthy worked in various cybersecurity roles at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the U.S. Department of Transportation, where he managed cybersecurity incident response teams and conducted security assessments on components of the nation’s critical infrastructure systems.