Dr. Marv Langston
Principal, Langston and Associates
Title: The Sharing Economy – Bold Promise for Our Future
Abrstract: With the global explosion in smart phones and the networked infrastructure that supports a “world at our finger tips,” we are seeing the emergence of a new economy, sometimes referred to as “the sharing economy.” The implications of our connected world have been profound in terms of knowledge distribution, global workforce expansion, and global commerce. The sharing economy offers the potential for even greater economic opportunities if cyber security vulnerabilities do not undermine this inter-human expansion. The information dynamics the sharing economy and its related cybersecurity challenges offer a rich field of research opportunities.