Internet of Things News

a selection of what is going on since 2009

Mark Roberti: Smart Guns Should Be an Option

05/12/2016 - 09:13
The National Institute of Justice, the research, development and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice, recently issued guidelines for smart law-enforcement service pistols. The document includes a lot of details about what the weapon should look like, but the key security clause says: "Pistols shall have an integrated 'lock-out' security device as a permanent part of the pistol that disables...

Stilgherrian: The flowering of voice control leads to a crop of security holes

05/12/2016 - 09:10
'Tis the season of cybersecurity threat predictions for 2017. Vendors' glossy reports shower onto the desks of customers and journalists like gentle Christmas snow. But so many of these reports, like so many snowfalls, are nothing but slush. All year we've been hearing about the spreading plague of ransomware, and how the Internet of Things (IoT)...

Mark Bridge: Smart dustbin says if you are rubbish at recycling

05/12/2016 - 09:06
A bin that lets you monitor the state of your rubbish from your phone and compete with others on a recycling leaderboard is the latest addition to the internet of things. Sceptics have derided the £234 receptacle, asking what happens if it is hacked. Could criminals spy on your snacking secrets or lift the lid on your rotting veg? The makers of the Qube, which...

Leo Sun: Will Intel's New Hire Rejuvenate Its Internet of Things Business?

05/12/2016 - 09:03
Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) recently hired Tom Lantzsch, a 10-year veteran ofSoftbank's chip designer ARM Holdings, as its senior VP and general manager of its Internet of Things (IoT) business. The IoT unit previously included Intel's IoT chips for wearables, connected devices, and autonomous cars; however, Intel recently launched a...

Vitality, agency, and financial incentives need a pragmatic cybernetics

04/12/2016 - 09:57
At the Inspiring Leaders - Executive Summit, Milano, December 1, 2016 on Forecast 2017: megatrends for the next year it became clear that there is no more vitality and no more financial incentives (negative interest rates) in the old system. Patrick Lenain, Head of Country Economic Studies, OECD, highlighted the low productivity, 17% of bad loans,...

Annalee Newlitz: Op-ed: Stop pretending there’s a difference between “online” and “real life”

04/12/2016 - 09:21
Sometimes I get into one of those conversations about the Internet where the only way I can reply is to quote from The IT Crowd: "Are you from the past?" I say that every time someone asserts that the online world is somehow separate from real life. You'd be surprised...

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.

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

Ben van Lier
Damir Čaušević
Rick Bouter
Doru Oraselu
Rafik Dammak
Rasmus Blom
Robert van der Veur
Edwing Antonio Almeida Calderón
Zarrin Fatima
Frank Kresin
Sebastien Balech
Jeremy Pesner

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.

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