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2020: Life with 50 Billion Connected Devices

11 Dec 2018
15:45 - 16:20
Keynote Room

2020: Life with 50 Billion Connected Devices

Session Abstract:

It’s a sunny March morning in 2023. 7:18 AM. You’re buttering your bagel and gulping your coffee like always. You’re looking forward to your commute – you’ll do a conference call with your team and catch up on the news. You’re thankful you don’t have to actually drive, your car knows the way. As you get into your car you are presented with an urgent message. Your car has been immobilized and you need to pay 4 Bitcoin in ransom. You’re not going anywhere right now.

The world will have 50 billion connected devices by 2020. We’ve all heard this stat by now, but what does this really mean for individuals and society? What will be different? How fast will these shifts occur? Will we be ready?

Learn from one of the foremost IoT thought leaders how a world of sensors, devices and machines everywhere, some we see, others we don’t, sending vast quantities of data, will affect our daily lives, change our behaviors, and influence our thoughts about innovation, convenience, security and privacy. We’ll examine a day in the life of a digital citizen in 2020 and identify the implications of a world where nearly everything is connected.


Gary Davis
Chief Consumer Security Evangelist at McAfee

Gary Davis is Chief Consumer Security Evangelist. Through a consumer lens, he partners with internal teams to drive strategic alignment of products with the needs of the security space. Gary also provides security education to businesses and consumers by distilling complex security topics into actionable advice.

He is a sought-after speaker on trends in digital security including the evolving threat landscape, privacy and securing the Internet of Things. He has presented at high profile conferences and events including Consumer Electronics Show, Mobile World Congress, South by Southwest, and the National Association of Broadcasters. He has also delivered digital security topics to major educational institutions including Harvard University and Columbia University.

Gary has appeared on multiple business, security and consumer lifestyle broadcast outlets, including CBS News, CNBC, NBC, ABC, FOX News, Bloomberg, WSJ MoneyBeat and quoted in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Money Magazine, CNN, Forbes, TIME Magazine and several more.

During his 9+ years at McAfee, he has held leadership roles in the consumer and enterprise divisions where he has helped shape various product portfolios and strategic direction along with advocating for cybersecurity education.

Prior to joining McAfee, he held senior management positions for more than 20 years in technology companies. Gary served on the board of directors of the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA).

Session Tags

End-User, Enterprise, Small / Medium Enterprise

Security, Privacy

CxO, VP / Director, Middle Management, Business Line Management





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