What to Wear: How Wearables Could Shape Government – DorobekINSIDER Live

A special edition of GovLoop’s DorobekINSIDER was held Wednesday. We're LIVE! We host these events once each month this year. The idea is simple: get smart people together and share ideas -- because we believe that the real power of information comes when it is shared.


The wearable tech craze has begun -- and it's not going to slow down anytime soon. In fact, new Pew Internet report revealed that wearables will have a major impact on our everyday lives. over the next decade.

Now government is getting into the wearable game. Utah's chief information officer, David Fletcher, has launched a Google Glass app that delivers real-time public transit information to users of the wearable device. The NYPD is using an app to help identify and apprehend suspects. And the federal government is looking into wearables -- U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer wants the Department of Justice to create and fund a wearable tech to provide voluntary GPS tracking devices for children who have autism or other developmental disorders.

Though they're testing them out, when it comes to wearables, government is just at the starting point. Chris Dorobek and his team of experts are going to talk about how wearables are changing the game. 

DorobekINSIDER Panel of Experts:

  • David Fletcher, CTO for the state of Utah
  • Carmen Medina, specialist leader at Deloitte Consulting, formerly Deputy Director of Intelligence
  • Ferhan Hamid, CEO of INADEV
  • Ashley Holtz, Senior Associate at KPMG

Specifically the training will cover:

  • The current state of wearables in government, and stories from experts who are on the frontlines and experimenting with the technology for the first time.

  • The costs and risks involved in taking on a new form of technology.

  • The potential benefits of wearables, including how it could cut down duplication and save time for law enforcement officials.

* This presentation was brought to you by: Brocade, HP and ESVA and IBM, business partner. 

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