Internet of Things News

a selection of what is going on since 2009

New World Hackers group claims responsibility for internet disruption

24/10/2016 - 08:20
....“I think you can see how fragile the internet network actually is,” he said. Dyn officials said attacks stemmed from tens of millions of devices connected to the internet - closed-circuit video cameras, digital video recorders and even thermostats - that were infected with malware. “The Internet of Things sort of ran way ahead of how the...

Gavin Wheeldon: How smart will our cities be in 2025?

24/10/2016 - 08:17
It wasn’t long ago that the idea of a smart city was science fiction, but now, developments are rapid and significant. It wasn’t long ago that the idea of a smart city was science fiction. The idea that a massive proliferation of devices could imbed intelligence into the fabric of an urban area was mind blowing – but it has become a reality. By 2025, the concept will be firmly bedded...

The Internet of Things Is Really All About Software

24/10/2016 - 08:14
Investor awareness of the IoT has increased with the increasing popularity of wearables and other connected devices. The companies behind those items are interesting, but don't ignore the companies that provide the software and services that make it all possible. The number of devices getting connected to the internet is accelerating, and investors are jumping on board. Much of the buzz is...

Michael Hiltzik: Column President Obama schools Silicon Valley CEOs on why government is not like business

23/10/2016 - 09:31
President Obama spoke at the White House Frontiers Conference on Oct. 13 and reminded his audience that Silicon Valley's methods are no substitute for the principles of government. The hoariest chestnut in the larder of anti-government conservatives is that government should be run like a...

Hugo Martin: Lost luggage could be a thing of the past with RFID tags, study says Delta Air Lines

23/10/2016 - 09:28
A Delta Air Lines employee attaches a tag with an embedded radio frequency identification device to luggage at Baltimore–Washington International Airport. The airline plans to operate RFID scanners at 84 airports by the end of the year, including Los Angeles International. (Delta Air Lines) The days when...

Mumbai: The state government is examining the feasibility and legality of fixing RFID chips (in the bodies of prisoners),

23/10/2016 - 09:25
MUMBAI: Twenty-nine persons escaped from prisons and custody and jumped parole in the state in 2015 and the police managed to re-arrest only 17. This was revealed by the National Crime Record Bureau 2015 report, which was released on Saturday. "The state government is...

what we do

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Council brings you news on Internet of Things. It aims to offer the latest on technical building blocks but also tries to put this digital transition into a social and circular economy context.

Council is a Media and Knowledge Partner with IoT events. As Media Partner we use all our channels (web, social media, newsletter) to promote you among the target audience. As Knowledge Partner we help you program the content and speakers.

Council is a bottom-up IoT ecology accelerator with a large number of early innovators, startup and SME as members. Members exchange information about platforms, applications and services on the Council list.


Iot Council started the IoT day on April 9. 2010. Council proposes to hold small #iotday meetings anywhere in the world on April 9. Since then, every edition has been a huge success. Check #iotday on Twitter.

In the Newsletter we highlight significant recent events and shifts. You can subscribe below. Frequency is every four to six weeks.


what we can do for you

white papers

A large number of hands-on experts in Council can guide you in strategic discussions to produce a working document that inspires everybody in the company.

Our current position text is "The Internet of Things Council defines Europe’s involvement in the smart technology of tomorrow, its effect on everyday life and the development of a new world order."  Pan European Networks 2016.

Council Digital Transformation Development Series

We’ve been around for over ten years, back when the Internet of Things was called ubiquitous computing or ambient intelligence and the iPhone was far, far away.

As an independent network of specialists, Council, just like the Internet of Things includes skills and expertise from hardware and software engineers, to designers, strategists, entrepreneurs and even policy makers.
This is a challenge for everyone involved or considering using what the Internet of Things has to offer for their products, services and business in general.

We want to make this simpler and help you de-risk potential investments.

Check out our offerings.

speaker requests

Are you interested in co-creation workshops with endusers? Do you need a speaker or a moderator for your seminar, conference, or workshop? Do you want advice on the cultural context of #IoT?

The wide range of expertise in Council can facilitate any content domain. Council also is able to present full panels. 

IoT council membership

exchange information about platforms, applications and services

council members

Justin McKeown
Doru Supeala
Kaushik Balasubramanian
Marcus Kirsch
Ravikumar Joghee
Ian Schulte
Victor Polyakov
Baran Khan
Ben van Lier
Sylvain Cottong
Miranda Bruce

become a member

Members have access to the Council list where discusion is open and sharing of experiences is key. IoT experience or a real interest in Internet of Things is required. Membership is free. Contact us if you are interested to join IoT Council.

associated partners

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IoT Day

talk about the Internet of Things on april 9th

Early 2010 Council proposed to hold very small Council meetings anywhere in the world on April 9. These can vary to having a cup of coffee with someone and talk about the Internet of Things or hosting a dinner at your place, or going for a walk on the beach, as long as it is on April 9 and about IoT.

meet our media and knowledge partners

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