Internet of Things News

a selection of what is going on since 2009

Tim Greene: Largest DDoS attack ever delivered by botnet of hijacked IoT devices

26/09/2016 - 10:01
Securing the internet of things should become a major priority now that an army of compromised devices – perhaps 1 million strong - has swamped one of the industry’s top distributed denial-of-service protection services. A giant botnet made up of hijacked internet-connected things like cameras, lightbulbs, and thermostats has launched...

A new revolution in Internet of Things – IoTA: Internet will re-define Architecture

26/09/2016 - 05:45
Even the slightest mistake or chaos at a project site will be informed directly to the architect of the project – this innovative thought process is the brain child of the Designer Forum, who developed this IT enabled process using IoT and naming it Internet of Things in Architecture.  This institution is probably the...

Charles Bombardier: Forget VR, the Futire of Rollercoasters is about Maglev

26/09/2016 - 05:43
SOME PEOPLE THINK the future of the amusement is all about virtual reality. I think it’s about a mix of electromagnetic acceleration, free falls, and untethered jumps into water. Traditional roller coasters use a combination of potential and kinetic energy to sling riders over a track system to keep the momentum going. The technology has evolved,...

Worldwide NFC Transaction Market to Grow Over 50% by 2020

26/09/2016 - 05:40
Technology market research company Research and Markets has released a new report on the international NFC transaction market. The report forecasts the global NFC transaction market to grow at a CAGR of 55.23% during the period 2016-2020. The report has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market...

Global IoT Summit (GIoTS-2017), 6-9 June 2017, Geneva, Switzerland

25/09/2016 - 21:14
Organized by Mandat International, IEEE IoT TsC, the IoT Forum and IPv6 Forum (colocated with the IoT Week) There are several challenges in terms of turning the vision of IoT into reality. This includes architecture, communication, services, computational intelligence, storage, governance apart from core areas of sensor development and material engineering...

Gartner Says 6.4 Billion Connected "Things" Will Be in Use in 2016, Up 30 Percent From 2015

25/09/2016 - 20:53
Gartner, Inc. forecasts that 6.4 billion connected things will be in use worldwide in 2016, up 30 percent from 2015, and will reach 20.8 billion by 2020. In 2016, 5.5 million new things will get connected every day. Gartner estimates that the Internet of Things (IoT) will support total services spending of $235...

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.

in-house consultancy

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.

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

Felipe Fonseca
Claudiu Dunga
Pierre Metivier
Silviu Panaite
Liam Bannon
Sanjeev Kumar
Jeroen van Meel
Linda Keane
Ayush Sharma
Charles Ikem

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

we value our partnerships