12-16 June 2016 | Las Vegas | Mandalay Bay Convention Center

General Session

JUNE 4, 2017, 1:00-2:30 pm ET

Sponsored by UL

NFPA Conference & Expo - NFPA President Jim Pauley
President's Report
NFPA President Jim Pauley

    NFPA Chair of the Board Randy Tucker
Chair's Report
NFPA Board of Directors Chair Randy Tucker

Keynote - The Future is Now!


Tom KoulopoulosErin BaumgartnerInformation is our most valuable currency. How we gather it is changing every day. How we use it will determine our future.


Join us for two incredibly engaging keynotes to see how the future is being realized today through satellites, nano technology, augmented reality and more. See how Erin Baumgartner, Assistant Director of MIT’s Senseable City Laboratory, tackles Big Data, using creative visualizations to simplify complex information. Hear how ubiquitous sensors are monitoring everything from traffic flow to sewage flow so we can better understand and solve the problems of our urban environment.


Tech Futurist Tom Koulopoulos, Founder/CEO of Delphi Group, will show us how the Industrial Internet of Things is enabling an entirely new set of tools and opportunities for first responders, builders, enforcers, the electrical community and more. From advances in wearables to deep imaging and the prevalence of real time sensors, there’s a new landscape to navigate. Our keynote speakers will guide you. Do not miss this!

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