Internet of Things News

a selection of what is going on since 2009

Staff Working Document; Advancing the Internet of Things in Europe

23/07/2016 - 14:13
The Internet of Things (IoT) represents the next major economic and societal innovation wave enabled by the Internet. With the IoT, any physical (e.g. a thermostat or a bike helmet) and virtual (i.e. a representation of real object in a computer system) object can be connected to other objects and to the Internet, creating a fabric between things as well as between...

Unilever acquires Dollar Shave Club

23/07/2016 - 10:14
London/Rotterdam – Unilever today announced that it has signed an agreement to purchase Dollar Shave Club®. Founded in 2012 and headquartered in Venice, California, Dollar Shave Club (DSC) has grown into a full male grooming business that has transformed the shaving category with its lifestyle brand empowering 3.2 million members. In 2015, DSC had turnover of US$152 million and is on track to exceed US$200 million in...

David Braue: Security high on agenda as Australian Internet of Things makers get organised

23/07/2016 - 10:05
Security was flagged as a key area of investment for the Internet of Things Alliance Australia (IoTAA) – an industry body with more than 200 members from over 100 organisations and industry groups – as the body was launched this week as an independent not-for-profit entity by founding organisation the Communications...

Philip Tracy: A guide to building apps for the internet of things

23/07/2016 - 10:03
Gartner’s estimate of 21 billion connected things in use by 2020 has developers switching their focus to become a part of the growing internet of things. 42% of IoT developers are currently building apps that uses sensors, and one-third of today’s IoT developers are building applications that require real-time data analysis and processing 50% or more of the time, according to...

Mark Roberti: Customer References Are Critical (RFID)

23/07/2016 - 08:17
End users telling about their successful RFID deployments is the best way to grow adoption and technology companies, but not all solution providers get it. Jul 18, 2016—If you've attended an RFID Journal event, you know that the vast majority of our speakers are retailers, manufacturers, logistics providers and other companies that have used radio frequency identification...

Vitor Pereira: #Detroit: the pure #SmartCity (final part of Detroit InMotion saga)

23/07/2016 - 08:14
“Detroit is closer to your future than you can possibly imagine.” Effectively much of what has been said and written about the crisis in Motor City refers to the past. Little has been said about the future. From what we can see, this future began at the precise moment when a new administration took control of the city, rejuvenated policies...

what we do

we do a lot

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.

in-house consultancy

Awareness sessions are tailored fully to the client. We arrange meet-ups with thinkers and experts you relate to best to, co-creating key information. 

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.

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

Pierre Metivier
Mikkel Sorensen
Mona Zamanian
Muni Prabaharan
Jim Morrish
Jeroen van Meel
Nik Bessis
Ben Schouten
Barend Botha
Maurits Kreijveld

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

we like to introduce our associated partners

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

we value our partnerships