Internet of Things News

a selection of what is going on since 2009

IMCL2017: International Conference on Interactive Mobile Communication, Technologies and Learning

24/05/2017 - 08:16

November – 1 December 2017, Mediterranean Palace Hotel, Thessaloniki, Greece "Concepts, Infrastructures and Applications" The 11th International Conference on Interactive Mobile Communication Technologies and Learning, IMCL2017, is part of an international initiative to promote technology-...

Gwyn O’Mello: The 'Father Of The Internet' Vint Cerf Says We Need To Build Safe, Long-Lasting Apps For Future

24/05/2017 - 06:13

Vinton Cerf is widely regarded to be one of the fathers of the Internet, alongside Bob Kahn, co-inventor of TCP/IP protocol that we use today. His interest in computing began at an early age, having had a chance to tinker with programming at the University of California Los...

Juliet Van Wagenen: What Will Google’s Smart City Look Like?

24/05/2017 - 06:11

Lower housing costs, smart cars and environmental sustainability are all on the checklist for the new city district that aims to improve urban living. Sidewalk Labs, the urban development arm of Google’s parent company Alphabet, recently announced it is in the early stages of plans to build a “large scale district” that will act as a testing ground for smart city...

Softworx: Internet of things: the perfect storm?

24/05/2017 - 06:09

On 10 and 11 May, the SAFMA Annual Conference 2017 was held at Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg. The conference featured experts presenting the latest innovations in facilities management. A recent study conducted by the South African Facilities Management Association (SAFMA) conclusively revealed the "industry has grown aggressively, from merely being associated with building...

Olivia LaVecchia: Watch: How Cities Can Create a Built Environment Where Local Businesses Thrive

23/05/2017 - 14:21

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at Cities are changing to become increasingly inhospitable to locally owned businesses. As older...

Amnon Michael Cohen: Universally Intelligent Internet & Electrical Things

23/05/2017 - 13:04

While we can live with standards like 110V-220V- and up, when the hope is delivering the capability of "Universal, Natural, Concise Human Machine Interface" we do need to have A Universal Standard which can bridge between Binary-Code and  all existing Natural-Languages.  I refer to this capability as the resulted objective of...

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 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

Martin Spindler
DK Matai
Graça Canto Moniz
Selwyn Piramuthu
Jay Wey
Fred Yeboah
Karel Vandenbroucke
Gérald Santucci
Carlos Rodrigo Turner
Jason Hsu
Molly Hankwitz

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. 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

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