Names Industry Veteran Tom Woteki, PhD, Chair
May 6, 2015, Washington, D.C. – CompTIA launches the New and Emerging Technologies (NET) Committee to address the impacts of social media, big data and data analytics, cloud, mobility, and the Internet of Things. The new committee will be tasked with bringing together the brightest technological minds in industry to help address the current and future emerging technology policy landscape. Leading the Committee’s efforts will be Tom Woteki, PhD. The committee kicks off today with a keynote address from the United States Chief Data Scientist DJ Patil.
“As an organization, we are not only interested where the technology currently is but where the technology is heading. Being able to articulate that to various audiences is a critical component to help the growth of our industry,” stated Elizabeth Hyman, Executive Vice President for CompTIA’s Public Advocacy team.
The new Committee’s areas of focus will include building on the recommendations from the Federal Technology Convergence Commission, providing the Hill guidance on the future impact of the Internet of Things Ecosystem, partnering with the Administration on open data and big data policies, and providing industry best practices to federal agencies.
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