Internet of Things News

a selection of what is going on since 2009

Malek Murison: Dutch city of Dordrecht uses IoT for smart city planning

27/07/2017 - 08:18

IoT gateways have been used as part of a smart city research project in the Dutch municipality of Dordrecht. Sensors were introduced to monitor pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles, with a view to gathering data and establishing patterns in the flow of commuters. A recent United Nations report predicts that the percentage of world’s population living...

Bob O’ Donnell: We have unrealistic expectations of a tech-driven future utopia

27/07/2017 - 08:12

A version of this essay was originally published at Tech.pinions, a website dedicated to informed opinions, insight and perspective on the tech industry. No one likes to think about limits, especially in the tech industry, where the idea of putting constraints on almost anything is perceived as anathema. In fact, the...

Saadia M. Pekkanen: This Japanese Entrepreneur Is Building The Satellite Infrastructure Of The Future

27/07/2017 - 08:09

This profile features Yuya Nakamura, Founder and CEO of Axelspace . His company recently launched a small satellite, the WNISAT-1R, which will collect and relay data on sea ice in the Arctic polar area.  How did you get interested in space, and in building microsatellites? I was not a space...

Fourth global AI Assistant Summit is coming to London in September

26/07/2017 - 20:56

Join RE•WORK to learn about the latest trends in AI Assistants & conversational interfaces to create deeper, more personalised one-to-one customer experiences. This 21 - 22 September, over 200 attendees will come together in London to learn from industry leaders and experts in AI. Discover the most recent progressions and research in AI assistants and hear...

IoT Solutions World Congress Press Office: Six disruptive elements for the launch of the IoT in business

26/07/2017 - 11:09

• Management and entrepreneurs in every field will learn to interpret depth metrics relating to the behaviour of every client, as well as every worker and the progress of their business, and will also get access to detailed information on the operation of their businesses. A growing number of...

Matt Burgess: The Internet of Things is a data farm, Roomba won't be its only profiteer

26/07/2017 - 10:09

The Internet of Things, a giant web of connected devices, is ever expanding and it's predicted there will be 8.4 billion connected items online by the end of this year. Fridges, toothbrushes, trashcans and even horses are being given the capability to connect to the internet. Every time another device comes online, more data...

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 and

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

Gabriel Hansmann
Kevin Monserrat
Thomas Van Durme
Toby Ruckert
Claire Rowland
Jörg von Brandis
Sudha Jamthe
Ernst Krauss
Hamish Cunningham
Simona Sofronie

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. No matter where you are in the world, you can participate on #iotday on April 9th, 2017. Submit and share the details of your event at

meet our media and knowledge partners

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