In his first Council Newsletter we let experts talk. They come from a wide range of IoT Stakeholders: policy, VC, hardware platform manufacturing, and wireless technology alliance. They have one thing in common. They say that 2016 will be an important year for IoT. The second thing they say is that they have said so of every year since the beginning of the Milennium. Still, we have never seen such convergence of opinions in such a diverse group. It is clear that IoT is here to stay.