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.

JUMP magazine: Moving from big data to attribution

JUMP magazine: Moving from big data to attribution: "With only two weeks until our JUMP conference in New York on November 1, we've pulled together some of our best pieces on integrated marketing from our staff and guest writers for our Fall magazine. "Joined-up" or integrated marketing really matters. It can enhance the customer experience, while increasing engagement, satisfaction, sales and profits. Read more about JUMP magazine: Moving from big data to attribution



Bob Dahlberg: Arrayent, "the Cisco of small things."

It is Arrayent's philosophy that things should be things (reliable, easy to install), not turned into little computers (complex, need rebooting). Arrayent is a cloud-based service, that pushes communication complexity to the Cloud where cost and complexity are best managed. The Cloud enables Arrayent to Read more about Bob Dahlberg: Arrayent, "the Cisco of small things."



Sanjay Poonen: Making The Internet Of Things A Reality With Mobile Management

Sanjay Poonen (Forbes): "Last week I told you about my vision of the future where alarm clocks and calendars and coffee machines all talk to each other. It’s a future where the Internet of Things (IoTs) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) conversations are the “social network of machine and man”, making our lives enormously easier and more productive.   Read more about Sanjay Poonen: Making The Internet Of Things A Reality With Mobile Management



PR web: “Cities are becoming too complex to be run by old management and information systems.

 “Cities are becoming too complex to be run by old management and information systems. Mayors will still be the orchestra leader, but they will be assisted by systems that make it easy for every citizen to play their part in finding and solving problems.” Jan Muehlfeit, Chairman of Europe Microsoft, Read more about PR web: “Cities are becoming too complex to be run by old management and information systems.



Sun Yunchuan: IIKI 2012: Workshop on Identification, Information and Knowledge on the Internet of Things URL

IIKI 2012: Workshop on Identification, Information and Knowledge on the Internet of Things. The Internet of Things (IoTs) provides a promising vision of the future world where the virtual world of information integrates seamlessly with the real world of things.  Read more about Sun Yunchuan: IIKI 2012: Workshop on Identification, Information and Knowledge on the Internet of Things URL



Rohan Pearce : Contiki: An operating system for the 'Internet of Things'

(Computerworld) 05 October, 2012): "The 'Internet of Things' (IoT) is a phrase generally considered to have been coined by Kevin Ashton in 1999. Ashton, who is now general manager of Belkin, came up with the phrase while working at Proctor & Gamble. In his words it combined "the new idea of RFID in P&G's supply chain" with the "then-red-hot topic of the Internet". Read more about Rohan Pearce : Contiki: An operating system for the 'Internet of Things'



Steve Patterson; Android joins the 'internet of things'

Steve Patterson: "The Ube team applied their experience in consumer electronics, semiconductors and high-volume manufacturing to improve and reduce the cost of home automation. They believe that they will find customers that will buy their smart power outlets and light dimmers. Made digital by the addition of an Android SoC, these commonplace devices are designed to control and measure power. Read more about Steve Patterson; Android joins the 'internet of things'



Arlen Nipper on The Internet of Things: It is here.

Arlen Nipper "has been designing embedded computer hardware and software for 33 years. Arlen graduated from Oklahoma State University and worked in the oil patch for 10 years learning tons of useful stuff about "how things work" in the real world. The next part of Arlen's career path led to signing up with a startup technology company called NovaTech providing design and integration services using embedded computer technology." Read more about Arlen Nipper on The Internet of Things: It is here.



Siegfried Dais: Looking for unusual approaches and new business models

 

Dr. Siegfried Dais, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Management of Robert Bosch GmbH, speaks about a lab for the internet of things & services (IoT), which Bosch founded in September 2012 with the University of St. Gallen (HSG).

He also explains why the cooperation between industry and academia is important for Bosch. Read more about Siegfried Dais: Looking for unusual approaches and new business models



IoT Semantics challenges and Interoperability, 22-23 October 2012- Mandelieu

Internet of Things (IoT) features an increasingly large number of diverse devices and resources that report resource status, provide observations and measurements, and communicate with other resources or even applications. The distributed and heterogeneous nature of the IoT makes interoperability among "Things" a challenging task and necessitates techniques that can facilitate automated machine processing. Read more about IoT Semantics challenges and Interoperability, 22-23 October 2012- Mandelieu



*Digital Cultures Research Centre/UWE - PhD Scholarship*, *Closing date for applications is Wednesday 31 October*

The Digital Cultures Research Centre (DCRC) at the University of the West of England in Bristol is recruiting a new fully-funded PhD student to start in January 2013. We are looking for an excellent PhD candidate in one of the research theme areas of Play, Collaborative Media, Pervasive Media and the Attention Economy. Read more about *Digital Cultures Research Centre/UWE - PhD Scholarship*, *Closing date for applications is Wednesday 31 October*



Council & Sensing Centre China present: From Smart to Wise Life, Wuxi, October 26

Wise implies that there is learning over time, both from citizens as well as from machines. Wise also brings with it more ethical questions, not just on privacy and security but deep philosophical questions about the relationships between humans and their environment. These questions do not halt innovation, no they are a key and unique selling point in building sustainable and inclusive business models. Read more about Council & Sensing Centre China present: From Smart to Wise Life, Wuxi, October 26



IoT-A Meetup on Internet of Things in Frankfurt during ID World

The Internet of Things session chaired by Rob van Kranenburg, Stakeholder Coordinator of IoT-A at ID WORLD With: Niko Hossain, Senior Innovation Manager - Lufthansa Cargo, Stefania Leonardi, Student of the Department of Health, Animal Science and Food Safety - Università degli Studi di Milano,  Mirko Ross, CEO - Echolot Digital Worx, Martin Fiedler, Senior Researcher - Fraunhofer Institute Materialflow & Logistics and Tom Miller, Director - Stuart & Deville. Read more about IoT-A Meetup on Internet of Things in Frankfurt during ID World



IoT-A Special Session in Wuxi, October 26

In this session we will look at how transnational and global arguments can be made to inform global interoperable architectures that will leave national and local focal points intact and fully regional yet collaborate on the level of energy efficiency in choosing wise and dynamic protocols and procedures.

The IoT-A special session is scheduled on Oct.25, 13:45-15:00. Moderation: Rob van Kranenburg and Junyu Wang. Read more about IoT-A Special Session in Wuxi, October 26



Zoran Basich and Emily Maltby: Looking for the 'Next Big Thing'? Ranking the Top 50 Start-Ups

This Year's List Shows a Focus on Business Tech as Health Care and Energy Fade: "Charlie Vogt is chief executive of Genband, a Frisco, Texas, provider of Internet-based telecom services that topped this year's ranking. Venture capitalists are still investing in flashy Internet start-ups, but the "Next Big Thing" is more likely to be a maker of humdrum Internet plumbing for businesses. Read more about Zoran Basich and Emily Maltby: Looking for the 'Next Big Thing'? Ranking the Top 50 Start-Ups



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