The Internet of Things (IoT) is a vision. It is being built today. The stakeholders are known, the debate has yet to start. In hundreds of years our real needs have not changed. We want to be loved, feel safe, have fun, be relevant in work and friendship, be able to support our families and somehow play a role - however small - in the larger scheme of things. So what will really happen when things, homes and cities become smart? The result will probably be an tsunami of what at first looks like very small steps, small changes. The purpose of Council is to follow and  forecast what will happen when smart objects surround us in smart homes, offices, streets, and cities.

Virginia Backaitis: Your Car Is a Data Platform, What Can It Tell About You?

Source: "We’ve all heard about the Internet of things. We know you can use Nest to control your thermostat from your iPhone, so if you forgot to turn the heat down when you left for work you can do it from the office. And then there’s Jawbone that monitors your movement — forget exercise, if you want to set it up to turn on your coffeemaker as soon as you start moving in the morning, it can do that too. And then there’s the app I’m waiting for... Read more about Virginia Backaitis: Your Car Is a Data Platform, What Can It Tell About You?



Gatesense Hackathon @CBS, Copenhagen

Source: "Gatesense is a pioneering platform that will collect data from vast variety of sources and use it as the basis for creating a sustainable economy. Join the Gatesense Hackathon @CBS: help us co-create a platform and empower people to boldly experiment and accomplish things that would otherwise be impossible.

We would also like you to help us build a smart city one app at a time – starting with a traffic app that will solve traffic problems in Copenhagen! Read more about Gatesense Hackathon @CBS, Copenhagen



Christopher Mims: Cisco’s disastrous quarter shows how NSA spying could freeze US companies out of a trillion-dollar opportunity

Source: "Cisco announced two important things in today’s earnings report: The first is that the company is aggressively moving into the Internet of Things—the effort to connect just about every object on earth to the internet—by rolling out new technologies. The second is that Cisco has seen a huge drop-off... Read more about Christopher Mims: Cisco’s disastrous quarter shows how NSA spying could freeze US companies out of a trillion-dollar opportunity



Daniel Dimov: Privacy Implications of the Internet of Things

While the Internet of Things will certainly facilitate the life of people, it may also bring new privacy threats. In 2008, the U.S. National Intelligence Council published a report that warned it would be difficult to deny “access to networks of sensors and remotely controlled objects by enemies of the United States, criminals, and mischief makers.” According to the aforementioned report by the Economist, 60% of the interviewed business leaders believe that concerns about data privacy... Read more about Daniel Dimov: Privacy Implications of the Internet of Things



Ben van Lier: Digital business and complexity

Source: "Over the past weeks, IT research agency Gartner announced a new development that is going to change the industrial world: digital business. The launch was accompanied by a great drum roll and trumpet fanfare. According to Gartner, digital business is based upon the development of the Internet of Everything, a term that was introduced by Cisco. Gartner stated that by combining digital business and the Internet of Everything, the industry is changed on three levels: Read more about Ben van Lier: Digital business and complexity



Rakesh Sharma: Five Challenges For The Internet of Things Ecosystem

Lack of a Shared Infrastructure Lack of Common Standards: .. IOT needs an Internet Engineering Task Force or IETF
Battery Life: Prolonged battery life that sources energy from unconventional power sources is a must
Data Control:  one of the more significant barriers to large-scale adoption of the technology. Data Sharing: ...data provisioning builds off a social contract between large corporations and customers. Read more about Rakesh Sharma: Five Challenges For The Internet of Things Ecosystem



David Roe: The Internet of Things Will Change Everything, Including the Economy

Source: " Sure the development of the Internet of Things has a way to go before it becomes a  reality. But IT research firm Gartner already estimates it will be worth $1.9 trillion by 2020. Gartner also predicts the Internet of Things will create an entire new economy based on interconnectivity of devices. The predictions were made yesterday by Gartner's Peter Sondergaard, senior vice president and global head of research, at the Gartner Symposium ITXPO 2013. Read more about David Roe: The Internet of Things Will Change Everything, Including the Economy



Stephen Lawson: The Internet of things needs a lot of work

Home tech also needs to be transformed, Frog’s Rolston said. Using a phone to control devices in the home doesn’t make sense, he said. The many connected appliances and control should together form a computer of their own. “The computer is not this box in the corner, or box in your pocket, it’s something you are surrounded by,” Rolston said. “We have a difficult time with that right now. ...

We built a whole industry marketing and developing around boxes.”" Read more about Stephen Lawson: The Internet of things needs a lot of work



Andrew Harrer: ‘Internet of Things’ set to disrupt local manufacturers

Nosbusch spoke about how the “Internet of Things” has started to seep into the manufacturing field at Rockwell Automation’s Automation Fair in Houston Tuesday. The Milwaukee-based industrial automation, power, control and information solutions company hosted its annual fair at the George R. Brown Convention Center with the intention of discussing how automation technology is impacting Houston’s core industries — manufacturing and energy." Read more about Andrew Harrer: ‘Internet of Things’ set to disrupt local manufacturers



Eric Mershon: FTC wading into 'Internet of things'

The Federal Trade Commission is due to hold a workshop on the so-called Internet of Things next week as it begins to sort out how existing privacy and security laws apply to next-generation devices that collect streams of data on users. The daylong event is widely seen as the agency’s effort to establish a foothold in this largely unregulated piece of the Internet economy that is transforming a wide variety of industries. “Technology is just developing at a pace that we can barely keep up with,” FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez Read more about Eric Mershon: FTC wading into 'Internet of things'



Thingmonk bridges Web Startup Internet of Things communities with their peers in the Industrial Internet/Machine to Machine space.

Confirmed speakers include Alexandra DeschampsSonsino, founder of Goodnight Lamp, Matt Webb, founder of BERG, Ian Skerrett, Marketing Director of the Eclipse Foundation and Nick O’Leary, emerging tech specialist at IBM and creator of the NodeRED integration/wiring tool, and Rick Bullotta, CTO ThingWorx. Read more about Thingmonk bridges Web Startup Internet of Things communities with their peers in the Industrial Internet/Machine to Machine space.



Sara Angeles: Internet of Things: Consumers Conflicted Between Privacy and Convenience

Source: "The Internet of Things (IoT) is here and there's no turning back — interconnected gadgets, biometrics, talking cars and mind-reading sensors are just a few of the IoT indicators rapidly proliferating in our daily lives, but consumers remain cautious, new research finds. As the IoT grows, only 1 percent of Americans trust app makers with personal data, the study revealed. And although 92 percent express concerns about the information.. Read more about Sara Angeles: Internet of Things: Consumers Conflicted Between Privacy and Convenience



THINGS: the internet of business opportunities

Vint: "The rumor began at the end of the previous century: Things will connect to the Internet. Due to the long nose of innovation it took fifteen years to happen, but now a tipping point is here. In various sizes and shapes, all kinds of startups and established names are claiming breakthroughs, ranging from off-the-shelf sensor hardware platforms such as Arduino and Libelium to giants like ibm and McKinsey...Cisco talks about 14,400 billion. These estimates mean that this development is related to the whole economy. Read more about THINGS: the internet of business opportunities



Dan McGrath: how to break down the silos and achieve convergence in managing networks more holistically?

If we look at the value being placed on the IoT, we can see how both engineering and IT are key players to making a major transformation occur. Targeted areas include asset utilization, employee productivity (with an emphasis on mobility), supply chain and logistics, innovation, and customer experience. Nearly all of these areas will require an infusion of technology into plant operations... Read more about Dan McGrath: how to break down the silos and achieve convergence in managing networks more holistically?



Gartner: The Internet of Things enables solutions that are optimized for the customer and enables new innovative business models

“The Internet of Things will create greater economic value for all organizations, and for the global economy,” said Mr. Sondergaard. Gartner predicts that the total economic value add for the Internet of Things will be $1.9 trillion dollars in 2020, seen across a number of industries. The verticals that are leading its adoption are manufacturing... Read more about Gartner: The Internet of Things enables solutions that are optimized for the customer and enables new innovative business models



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