Internet of Things News

a selection of what is going on since 2009

Andrew Meola: What is the Internet of Things (IoT)?

26/08/2016 - 09:34
You've likely heard the phrase "Internet of Things" — or IoT — at some point, but you might also be scratching your head figuring out what it is or what it means. The IoT refers to the connection of devices (other than typical fare such as computers and smartphones) to the Internet. Cars, kitchen appliances, and even heart monitors can all be connected through the IoT. And as the Internet of Things...

Jon Austin: Mark of the Beast: Secret plan to 'implant us all with ID chips by 2017'

26/08/2016 - 09:32
 IT'S everywhere - GPS tracking, contactless payments, iris recognition - but these handy innovations are just the forerunners of a sinister plot to monitor and track us through tiny chips implanted in our bodies. That is if you believe the conspiracy theories that claim we will all be secretly micro-chipped by the end of next...

Anthill Magazine: The Internet of Things: What exactly is it and why should you give a damn?

26/08/2016 - 09:30
The Internet of Things has been a buzz phrase in tech circles for  a while now. And it’s promising to be bigger than the Internet and the World Wide Web ever was. It is not just a fad that will just fizzle out. On the contrary, it is growing bigger and more people are getting into it. But what is it? And how...

Ian Barker: How the Industrial Internet of Things is set to change the world

26/08/2016 - 09:28
We're all aware of the Internet of Things and its likely effect on our homes, but there's another side to it which is its impact on industry. Electronics supplier RS Components has put together an interactive graphic looking at how the Industrial IoT is going to change everyday functions from streetlighting to agriculture. Smart street lighting for...

The end of Humanity? IP EXPO Europe 2016 to provide platform for a debate

26/08/2016 - 00:26
World-renowned technology specialists join eleventh annual IP EXPO Europe to discuss the impact AI will have on humanity, the next big Cyber Security issues and how to improve STEM skills   LONDON – 25 August 2016 – IP EXPO Europe, Europe's number one enterprise IT event, has today announced the addition of several influential industry speakers to this...

Mohana Ravindranath: The proliferation of internet-enabled devices warrants a new model for cybersecurity

25/08/2016 - 05:48
The National Institute of Standards and Technology is envisioning a new, "lightweight" cryptography that can protect objects with RFID tags and embedded sensors. The conventional cryptography that protects servers, tablets, desktop computers and other complex systems won't work for devices with "...

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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.

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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.

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Awareness sessions are tailored fully to the client. We arrange personalized meet-ups with thinkers and experts to bring you just in time key expertise.

At an Enterprise IoT level, we have partnered with Machina Research, the leading IoT analyst firm, to offer you their Enterprise IoT Workshops. These highly interactive one or two day workshops, delivered by industry professionals, can provide you with the expertise you need on your IoT journey.

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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

Mohan Kumar Kandra
Jorge Berzosa
Mohammad Saeid Mahdavinejad
Graça Canto Moniz
Victor Vina
Jeremy Pesner
Shashank Shukla
Sebastien Daniels
Wolfgang Maass

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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.

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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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