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Leading up to the second annual IoT Privacy Summit on June 17 we’ll be featuring a series of blog posts about the panels and speakers at the upcoming event.

Medical Stethoscope

In the next decade, big data and the Internet of Things (IoT) will dramatically change the healthcare landscape and the data that is collected, shared, and stored. New questions and challenges will arise from these new data sources. Looking ahead, organizations and entrepreneurs are turning their focus toward ‘privacy by design’ to address some of these near future IoT challenges.

One such challenge might be gaining consumer trust. In a study by TRUSTe, more than 1 in 4 people mentioned security or privacy concerns related to data collection as a reason why they do not currently own a smart device. But with the proliferation of fitness and health wearables, and the shift toward greater use of technology in the healthcare space, privacy with big data is an important topic to address.

At the 2nd annual IoT Privacy Summit 2015 a panel titled, “Health Privacy in a Fully Connected World: The Loss of Individual Autonomy or Opportunities for Better Health and Quality of Life?” will review case studies from companies that are striving to balance the significant potential for improved health outcomes with data privacy and security concerns. The panel takes places from 10:45-11:30 a.m. at the Rosewood Sand Hill in Menlo Park during this one-day event.

Speakers on this panel are Hilary Wandall, AVP & CPO of Merck & Co. Inc.; Sharon Anolik, President of Privacy Panacea; and David Glickman, Co-Founder and COO of Lively.

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With more than 40 speakers and 12 sessions, the 2nd Annual IoT Privacy Summit 2015 is expected to be the premier event for anyone working in IoT and/or privacy-related fields.