The Internet of Things is a fast-growing phenomenon in which formerly dumb devices get chips and sensors to become smart gadgets, connected to a network as part of various cyber-physical systems. Sokwoo Rhee, associate director of the Cyber-Physical Systems Program at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, is one of the government’s chief overseers of this rising trend.
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Rhee spoke at a recent Wharton conference titled “Strategies for Success in the New Era of Connected Ecosystems,” sponsored by the Mack Institute for Innovation Management. Separately, he spoke with Knowledge@Wharton about some of the less obvious trends in the Internet of Things, how companies are adapting their business models, the government’s role in this cyber world, and how we should secure new smart devices coming online from potential hackers and cybercriminals.