Rasmus Blom: Radical Transformation..? No, thanks.

...Changing our inner workings is not something that people organisations like; butterfly cells might, but not us. Some might be better at handling the change than others, but deep down we have evolved a genetic preference against it.
While many of us still, as organisations, are fulfilling or catering to the same core need for our customers, the way we fundamentally do it is changing. Big time.
The bigger the organisation – the harder it is.

(2013) The Societal Impact of the Internet of Things: A report of a workshop on the Internet of Things organized by BCS

The Societal Impact of the Internet of Things: A report of a workshop on the Internet of Things organized by BCS – The Chartered Institute for IT, on Thursday 14 February 2013. The Chairs were Jeremy Crump (BCS) and Ian Brown (Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford).

Ben Ice: Internet of Things a household novelty, true potential lies in commercial use

As we continue to hear about how the appliances in our homes will become more and more connected, many objects remain useless beyond their normal function – ‘connected’ or not.

Big brands are marketing their connected appliances as new household communal hubs – heating, cooling and lighting systems connected to our smartphones, so we can control them without getting up from our favourite chair, or even before we arrive home. But it’s becoming clear that real potential of the internet of things (IoT) lies in the application in commercial settings.

Sumit Chakraberty: This IoT startup is competing with GE and winning. Here’s how.

Remember when the Nokia 6100 was the most popular phone? That era is gone. Phones have gotten smart. Internet connections, apps, and a host of services come with them. Today you’d want a smartphone, not a dumb gadget.

Something similar is now happening in the world of industrial machines.

Canadian delegates to exchange ideas over Smart City project

A delegation from Canadian Embassy is likely to visit Ludhiana on May 5 for a healthy discussion on the Smart City project of Ludhiana.

The aim of the meeting is to exchange ideas over the important development projects for the city under the Smart City plan. This is not the first time that such a delegation is visiting the city. Recently, British High Commission Nottingham City Council had also discussed civic issues with the MC officials.

2016 IEEE 3rd World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT) 12-14 December 2016 — Reston, USA

IoT: Smart Innovation for Vibrant Ecosystems
Special Session Submissions
IEEE WF-IoT 2016 will be hosting a series of special sessions and invites the submission of special session proposals. They should emphasize on current topics relevant to the IoT community on the latest research, engineering, standards and business issues and should include a mix of regular and invited presentations. Special Sessions should complement the regular program with new and emerging topics of interest.

Leo Sun: Nokia Corporation Makes a $193 Million Bet On the Internet of Things

Nokia just bought Withings to expand into the digital health market.

Nokia (NYSE: NOK) recently announced plans to buy French wearables maker Withings for 170 million euros ($193 million) in a surprising return to the consumer hardware market. The company -- which sells fitness trackers, scales, and smartphone-linked blood pressure monitors -- will be integrated into Nokia's new WellCare digital health platform. WellCare gathers health data from different devices and provides it to healthcare professionals across a unified platform, similar to Apple's HealthKit.

Brian Sozzi: Cisco's John Chambers: 'The Majority of Big Tech Companies Won't Be Relevant in Five Years'

John Chambers, like Cisco (CSCO - Get Report) , the tech giant he served as chairman and CEO of for over 20 years, has been in an almost constant state of reinvention. 

The gregarious 66-year-old Chambers has shepherded Cisco through countless shifts from an initial focus on routing to switching to voice over the Internet to video and data centers, and now to the cloud and the Internet of Things, engineering a whopping 180 acquisitions during his tenure. 

Matthias Klees: For a Collaborative Initiative to build a plugin and culture of federated blockchains (Draft)

We, the altcoin community are not only mass-innovating in currency finance and technology, we are, wanted or unwanted, experimenting with something much more explosive: 

We are experimenting with social impact.We should never underestimate the longterm consequences of our action. In that regard its good to spend some thoughts about the impact of current developments and maybe rethink some of them.

Tom Still: Wisconsin needs to keep pace with the 'Internet of Things'

Even the low-end estimates of the number of connected devices in the world by 2020 are mind-blowing.

Gartner, the technology research firm, pegs the number at 26 billion. Cisco Systems estimates 50 billion. Semiconductor giant Intel predicts 200 billion. International Data Corp. forecasts 212 billion.

To paraphrase the late U.S. Sen. Everett Dirksen: A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you're talking real devices.

David Curry: Can the Internet of Things turn back climate change?

The Internet of Things is set to revolutionize most industries, installing sensors to capture and analyze more data, which will hopefully make them more efficient, smarter, and less polluting.

In a new post, We Forum suggests that IoT will provide the means to detect illegal logging in areas like the Amazon rainforest, ensuring that deforestation is stopped before it is too late.

Adi Gaskell: Do Smart Cities Need To Do a Better PR Job?

Smart cities are something I’ve touched on a bit recently, with an article on INSEAD the latest to highlight the benefits to citizens and institutions of having smarter urban areas.

It’s a message that I think is fairly obvious, yet a recent report from the Institution of Engineering and Technology suggests that the message isn’t getting through to the general public.

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