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Are households prepared for a connected future?

RELINK start-up conference

Smart technologies and the Internet of things (IoT) pervade society. Even homes have become data-rich "mini-IoT" environments connected to larger digital infrastructures. Security systems, household appliances, smart home hubs and wearables promise seamless services and assistance to users. However, smart devices can also act as “Trojans” that potentially threaten the safety of the home. These opportunities and challenges will be discussed in the RELINK opening conference.

Read more about the Relink project (in Norwegian).

Preliminary program

09.00-09.10 Welcome

Looking forward, learning from the past – policies and prospects

09.10-09.20 Relink: questions and project ambitions
Ardis Storm-Mathisen, SIFO, OsloMet

09.20-09.40 The European citizen-consumer – rethinking digital competence in the era of IoT?
Antonia Fokkema, DG Justice and Consumers, European Commission

09.40-10.00 Will IoT technology actually reshape our future – or is it just another hype?
Rinie van Est, Rathenau Institute

10.00-10.20 Smarthomes from the 1980s – what’s different today?
Anne Jorunn Berg, Nord University

10.20-10.40 Coffee break

Connected people, connected homes – challenges and experiences

10.40-11.00 The human weak link in national security systems
Roar Thon, The Norwegian National Security Authority (NSM)

11.00-11.20 The home as a data hub – security challenges and commercial pressures
Geir Birkheim, Safe4

11.20-11.40 Safeguarding Home IoT environments – lessons from the H2020 GHOST project
Marios Anagnostopoulos, NTNU

11.40-12.00 Cyber-hygiene at home – research and awareness tools
John Blythe, UCL/CybSafe, Petras Research Hub

12.00-12.30 Moderated panel debate – challenges and approaches by stakeholders in the Norwegian context

12.30-14.00 Lunch for all conference participants