MEETING RECAP: Predictions

Author: Telecom Council Staff

Following on from our CES Debrief our must attend event for Telecom Council regulars is our annual glimpse into the future at our Predictions meeting. We started by scoring what our smart attendees predicted last year: Congratulations to our Winners, Aaron Herrington, Ashish Patel, and Daniel Zhao!  Of course, we collected Prediction forms from this year’s attendees, and we’re looking forward to seeing whose crystal ball is most polished for the odd year that will be 2017.

Aside from the lighthearted look at 2016 and the casual networking over a glass or two that this meeting offers, we heard from:

Robert Clarke, inCode, on security challenges in an IoT environment. Of course, multi-layered defenses are recommended for what is likely to be an increase of attacks on IoT devices.

Steve Augustino, Kelley Drye, shared regulatory updates, and in particular, his predictions on what to expect from Trump Administration FCC. Steve dove in to the probable effects of a more “hands-off” regulatory environment, and the possiblie weakening of Network Neutrality principles.

Brian Wynne, AUVSI on the changing horizon in the Drone market. Brian talked about the promising growth of unmanned flight in commercial segments, but also discussed the risks of irresponsible pilots, or overtly malicious pilots.

Robb Miller, Sales Force Europe, on the changing scenery of doing business in Europe post Brexit. The upshot is that Brexit is a mechanism of disruption and upheaval, and that means opportunity for those who play their cards wisely.

Thanks again to Silicon Valley Bank for hosting, and to our speakers for their expertise and for prompting the spirited discussions that Telecom Council meetings are renowned for.  Wishing everyone a successful 2017 and let’s do this all again next year!

Presentations from the meeting are available to members in the Member Library.

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