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.

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



Antonio Jara to win IoT Week Businesspitch contest with Vibrain Solutions

The Jury consisted of

  • Alicia Asín Pérez, Libelium
  • Rasmus Blom, ector Grundfos Connect
  • Teemu Toroi, HitSeed
  • Jesper Nevalainen, Bird & Bird
  • Stefan Ferber, Bosch


Joseph Flaherty: MIT Whiz Sets Out to Humanize the Internet of Things

“Look around you — How many of the things you own foster memories?” asks Heun. “How many of those memories are important to your sense of self? And how fast can you access those memories by just touching and looking at these objects?” For many, the number will be high, but the question seems almost unnatural when talking about apps." Read more about Joseph Flaherty: MIT Whiz Sets Out to Humanize the Internet of Things



“Internet of Things” – 10 reasons why you can’t ignore it

Source: "Data, information, streams, NFC, traffic , devices – the Internet of Things is no longer on its way, it’s here, writes ANDY OLDFIELD, Regional Business Director for Russia, Middle East & Africa at Panduit. The Internet of Things (IoT) has to be one of the most exciting phenomena to come out of technology brains since the first geek looked at a component and went, “A-ha!” Read more about “Internet of Things” – 10 reasons why you can’t ignore it



Yva Thakurdas on the IT Skills Shortage in the UK

"How can this be? It's a combination of a drop in university applications to study Computer Science, a decrease in numbers of Computer Science graduates, and a fall in students striving for jobs in the IT industry. The primary causes have been a decline in the standard of the computer science educational curriculum over the past 15-20 years and some university curricula not being aligned to industry requirements." Read more about Yva Thakurdas on the IT Skills Shortage in the UK



Tom Reftery: Belkin brings the Internet of things home (with bonus IFTTT)

"We asked Kevin if people would buy one of these Echo products. He replied that “We all care about things which affect us now, and tend to discount things where the benefits are down the line.” The Echo platform, he said can help with immediate savings. It can identify waste, identify costs and potentially shut off water in the event of a burst pipe...
 


Mike Loukides: Networked Things

Source: "So, here’s the challenge:

 

rather than think about what can’t be done or how silly it would be to have a networked refrigerator, let’s take what we already have and think about what we might be able to do if our things were part of an Internet of Things.

What “Things” would you Internet-enable? Read more about Mike Loukides: Networked Things



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