CityTree: Innovative green infrastructure to fight heat waves and air pollution in the cities

During last months, Germany and other European countries experienced several very strong heat waves making living in the city at that time hardly bearable. It is not only the summer that seemed to be hotter, the whole year 2015 is on track to be the warmest ever. 

Toby Ruckert: When the Internet of Communications (IoC) meets the Internet of Things (IoT)

I recently came across an interesting framework discussing the importance of platform thinking. In an impressive effort, Sangeet Paul Choudary dedicates a whole book to this subject (“Platform Scale“), a weekly newsletter – and in the spirit of becoming a platform as well – its own website (, explaining the latest best practises and strategies on how companies can leverage platform thinking and why it is important in today’s world.

IoT Tech Expo Europe – 10-11th Feb 2016: The IoT Tech Expo will be discussing operating systems, development platforms and much more.

The Internet of Things (IoT) is ready to open up a world of possibilities through connecting people, devices and cities; yet the underlying technology and platforms which thread it all together is still up in the air.

Immerse yourself in the World of Smart Technologies at the Second International Exhibition and Conference Internet of Things

The Internet of Things is one of the most important technologies of our time. A market forecast for the segment of the Internet of Things is very optimistic as the number of connected devices in the world is growing at an incredibly quick rate.

Experts in the field of the Internet of Things technologies predict global changes in the traditional processes of our daily lives. Various studies suggest that even now the usual devices are coming to a new level of intelligence and communication capabilities.


Help drive our 10th anniversary survey and we’ll help YOU understand what your local developer landscape looks like for 2015. Complete our National Trends Survey and win an iPhone 6s, Google OnHub, Parrot AR Drone 2.0, or more. We’ll also show you how your responses compare to other developers’ with key metrics from your country/region. Bear in mind that this survey is strictly for people involved with software development ;)

Mirko Presser: Hitachi Consulting’s Social Innovation Practice is seeking a strong IT operations Run Manager for new service in Denmark!

Hitachi Consulting has been given the opportunity to design, implement, and support the City Data Exchange project located in Copenhagen. This Big Data project, the first of its kind, will revolutionize the way citizens, businesses, and public offices gather data and make decisions. The Run Manager will oversee day to day operations of the SaaS solution, changes to the solution and the environment, as well as help forecast its future usage.

Martin Banks: Cloud services firms and the Internet of Things – facing up to the challenge of being ‘big enough’

The argument is not whether a company like NetSuite has the capability to be the lynchpin in managing Industrial Internet solutions; it is whether mega-businesses perceive similar cloud service providers as big enough.

This may be expecting the company to run before it has learned to walk, but the recent appearance of NetSuite CEO Zach Nelson, presenting a keynote address at an IoT conference marked a point in the company’s development that many large businesses may like to take note of. Indeed, I do wonder if it is possibly more important than Netsuite itself realizes.

Amy Ryan: Internet of Things in energy sector worth US$22bn by 2020

The report suggests that demand for increased operational efficiency and associated technologies, such as next-gen sensors, is expected to drive the IoT in the energy market over the next several years.

Internet of Things in the energy market is expected to reach US$22.34bn by 2020, growing at a CAGR of 24.1% over the next five years, according to a new report by MarketsandMarkets.

The report segments the global Internet of Things market by network technologies, services, applications and region.


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