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NIST Director Willie May Comments on the Global City Teams Challenge Expo

NIST Director Willie May with Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of The Netherlands

NIST Director Willie May shown at the June 1, 2015, event in Washington D.C. together with Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of The Netherlands.

Credit: Peter Cutts/NIST

In a new blog post, Willie E. May, Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and Director, National Institute of Standards and Technology, reflects on the June 1, 2015, Global City Team Challenge Expo held in Washington, D.C.

The event sponsored by NIST and US Ignite, was, writes May, "the culmination of a nine-month challenge to create teams that would use technology to improve communities, but it was clearly more of a beginning than an ending.

"The event focused on the next generation of the Internet, which will go beyond connecting people to people. The coming Internet of Things as some call it, will connect us with the machines that keep our society running and with better data for decision making from a host of brand new sources. In the process, it will require new ways to protect our privacy and our IT networks."

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Released June 2, 2015, Updated January 23, 2023