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.

Lea Lipovšek: Living bits and things 2013 - Call for speakers has been extended until July 15th!

Living bits and things 2013 Program is being created and we got some very impressive speakers to present -on November 12 and 13, 2013. However, to provide you really interesting topics and meet the most influential people of IoT, we are extending the Call for Speakers until July 15th. Share your knowledge and experience Read more about Lea Lipovšek: Living bits and things 2013 - Call for speakers has been extended until July 15th!



Franck Le Gall: short report on the Helsinki session Business Model Pitch

On the June 19th, the 1st Internet of Things (IoT) Business pitch contest took place in the framework of the IoT week. In front of a captivated assembly of more than 60 participants, four young entrepreneurs and idea developers defended their business concept to a jury made of 5 high level executives.  Read more about Franck Le Gall: short report on the Helsinki session Business Model Pitch



Matt Rosoff: How SAP hopes to win from the Internet of Things

Source: "SAP is making a big bet on the Internet of Things, but the company acknowledges that it's still a ways off.The Internet of Things, or "machine to machine" (M2M), describes a world in which millions of objects transmit and receive data over wireless networks, creating a flood of data that can be analyzed and help drive business decisions. Despite the name, not every one of these devices will connect to the public Internet -- Read more about Matt Rosoff: How SAP hopes to win from the Internet of Things



Age of Powerscavenging: Energy harvesting and the internet of things - chicken and egg?

Source: "A one day event in Cambridge this week is bringing together some of the best known brands in consumer and technology sectors to consider the commercial potential of the Internet of Things (IoT) - and energy harvesting is expected to be one of the major issues under discussion.
 


Tim Bouckley: an exploration of how everyday objects can be designed to deliver competitive feedback that guides user behaviour

"What if we could compete with one another through our everyday products to make sustainable behaviours more engaging and long-lasting?...Versus' final outcome is a 'behaviour machine': an interactive installation that lets you compete against an opponent for control over a set of common objects. Read more about Tim Bouckley: an exploration of how everyday objects can be designed to deliver competitive feedback that guides user behaviour



Kevin Ashton's opening talk for the recent IoT Week

The human race is going to continue to grow. The quality of our lives is going to continue to grow. The length of our lives is going to continue to grow. And so the task for this new generation of technology and this new generation of technologists is to bring tools to bear on the problems of scaling the human race. It is really that simple....We depend on things. We can’t eat data. We can’t put data in our cars to make them go. Data will not keep us warm.


Pasquale Guarino: WiMotics

The purpose of WiMotics (video, best practice 2012) is to create a unified System and Services in a Web 2.0 (SaaS/Multitenant, every client see only our sensor, menus and users) Application for managing Wireless Sensor Networks in different application fields:

  • Monitoring and Management Systems Lighting and Energy Consumption
  • Monitoring of soil and hydrogeological for Landslides


Go to Mobilize • October 16 & 17, 2013 • San Francisco - with a Council discount

EVERYTHING CONNECTED: Has mobile innovation stalled, with commoditized hardware and OS market share at a steady state? At this year’s Mobilize conference, we’ll look ahead at the areas primed for growth and disruption – Internet of Things, BYOD, Mining Mobile Big Data and wearable devices . Don’t miss it! Use the code IOTEUROPE to save 25%, or register through this link.


Tom Kerber: Laying the Foundation for the Internet of Things

Source: "The Internet of Things is coming, but so far it's a fragmented mess. In order for it to work the way it's envisioned, some coopetition may be in order. The business models that reward innovation, that are open, and that are fully interoperable at all levels are the ones that will be successful. The Internet of Things will come into being only when the interoperability challenges are conquered. Read more about Tom Kerber: Laying the Foundation for the Internet of Things



Shalunov said that one day everything will be a router.

Rober McMillan: Open Garden, The Internet of Things:

Back when he was at Internet 2, Shalunov remembers a National Science Foundation director dropping by his office in Armonk, New York, one day and asking the technical people there what they saw as the next big thing on the internet. Shalunov said that one day everything will be a router. “He thought it was science fiction,” Shalunov says." Read more about Shalunov said that one day everything will be a router.



The Facebook of Things: Google Mine

Michael CarneyGoogle Mine (if it’s real) could be the best or the worst thing to happen to the sharing economy: "When was the last time you asked yourself, “I wonder which of my neighbors has a leaf blower?” or, “which of my friends has timeshare in Cabo?” or “…a poker table?” or “…the full Star Wars collection on Blue-ray?” or “…snowboard boots in a size 11?” It’s a common occurrence, especially as the sharing Read more about The Facebook of Things: Google Mine



Rezendes & Stephenson: Cyber Security in the Internet of Things

Source: "Every enterprise will be affected by the Internet of Things (IoT), the growing phenomenon by which not only people, but also "things" — vehicles, commercial and industrial equipment, medical devices, remote sensors in natural environments — are linked to networks that are connected to the internet. Expect the impact on your business to be profound.
 


Rowe & Woollaston: Hearing voices? Company creates lampposts and bus stops that 'come alive' and can TALK

Source: "Lamp posts, bus stops, post boxes and other city centre landmarks could soon have something to say - thanks to a remarkable new initiative that has given them a BRAIN. Inanimate objects across Bristol are set to be given individual mobile phone codes.. Read more about Rowe & Woollaston: Hearing voices? Company creates lampposts and bus stops that 'come alive' and can TALK



By BOB : From the smart city to the resilient city

The middle is talking and capturing the destruction of their public lives and personal future hopes with ”iPhone” screen shots and videos. The frontline of the battle to maintain a voice on the future of the city and their rights to make their community is being  challenged by tear gas in favor of “shopping centers” and residential enclaves”... A talkative middle class is the safety network of a resilient city.  Read more about By BOB : From the smart city to the resilient city



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