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.

Tony Rizzo: IEEE Internet of Things Survey of Engineers and Technologists Delivers a Surprising Result

IoT includes machine to machine (M2M) interactions, wireless connectivity, and both business as well as consumer connected "things." And the Internet is the networking glue that ties it all together. To evaluate how technologists believe IoT should evolve and be used, the organization recently conducted an online IoT survey, with 1,291 engineers and technologists serving as the survey's panel. Read more about Tony Rizzo: IEEE Internet of Things Survey of Engineers and Technologists Delivers a Surprising Result



Roger Bergdahl: Thingsquare Mist

Source: "Internet of Things pioneer Thingsquare today released the open source code for the Thingsquare Mist firmware, for a number of hardware platforms from leading global semiconductor manufacturers STMicroelectronics and Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI). Thingsquare Mist connects battery-powered wireless microcontrollers to the Internet, allowing product manufacturers to quickly connect products such as smart lightbulbs and home appliances to smartphone apps and database backends. Read more about Roger Bergdahl: Thingsquare Mist



Cisco Documents: Open Notes: Policy, an enabler for Internet of Things?

  • Government policy and regulation can be powerful enablers or inhibitors of IoT. 
  • Government policies can foster innovation and investment in IoT thru a variety of mechanisms including investment incentives, making government resources available, creating market demand by being a large first-mover user, streamlining regulation and reducing barriers to deployment....


Tom Brewter: Government Pumps £8.6m Into ‘Internet Of Things’ And Green IT Research

Source: "Universities and science minister David Willetts has announced a £6.2 million competition focused on the ‘Internet of Things’, as well as £2.4 million for green IT projects. The Internet of Things is the name given to interconnected networks of human-controlled and automated machines, which can include anything from light switches to cars. The government wants to spur innovation in the area, announcing... Read more about Tom Brewter: Government Pumps £8.6m Into ‘Internet Of Things’ And Green IT Research



Internet of Things World Forum Will Take Place in October in Barcelona, Spain to Address Internet of Things Industry, Challenges, Opportunities and Next Steps

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - Mar 7, 2013) - To accelerate the development of the rapidly emerging Internet of Things market, Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) today announced the inaugural Internet of Things World Forum, a global event that will unite thought leaders, business leaders... Read more about Internet of Things World Forum Will Take Place in October in Barcelona, Spain to Address Internet of Things Industry, Challenges, Opportunities and Next Steps



Arwen Petty: Something Clever This Way Comes

Source: "And just like that, it’s happening — independent engineers have already schooled Kickstarter campaigns to create connected devices like Ninja Blocks and Bitponics (the first of which can tweet you when your dog’s bowl runs dry, and the second which helps you grow, um, indoor plants). Lockitron lets you control home security from and with your phone, and the Nest 2.0 thermostat actually has the aptitude to learn your preferences and keep you from leaving the heater on when you go to work. Read more about Arwen Petty: Something Clever This Way Comes



Laure Quintin: The IoT Week 2013 will take place on June 16-20 2013 in Helsinki

Since its launch in 2011, the IoT Week has become an interesting event for researchers and representatives from industry and politics active in the field of the Internet of Things. The past two editions attracted more than 300 participants from all over the word. This time the IoT Week 2013 will have a strong focus on businesses and trends, offering insight into the latest proven concepts and developments in the following topics IoT Architecture... Read more about Laure Quintin: The IoT Week 2013 will take place on June 16-20 2013 in Helsinki



Internet of Things booming in Rotterdam

IoT Rotterdam: After the first conference on IoT vs. Home-Sense on December 9th. 2011 in Rotterdam, we now also expand our field of interest to other areas of implementation.

The IoT is not only a business case and/or a technological development. This is about a concept which involves us all; it will have a significant influence on our daily life. It concerns us as humans in an increasingly hybrid world. It is up to us how to deal with it. Read more about Internet of Things booming in Rotterdam



Charis Palmer: Internet of things to drive more mobile data use

Source: "Networks still struggling to enable advanced cloud applications. Machine to machine communications arising as part of the “internet of everything” trend are going to contribute significantly to a six-fold increase in mobile data traffic forecast for Australia by 2017 says Cisco. Speaking at the Cisco Live conference being held in Melbourne this week, Cisco global technology policy vice president Robert Pepper said.. Read more about Charis Palmer: Internet of things to drive more mobile data use



Internet of Things, but why should things not be dumb?

Source: "Why aren’t there any artificial idiots in science fiction? By this I do not mean artificial intelligence that, for instance due to an accident or malfunction, has become dumb, rather I mean distributed IT systems that possess agency, but who’s computational faculties do not compare at all to that of humans.....So why is that, why are there so few artificial idiots in literature, films, etc.? Many hypotheses come to mind. Read more about Internet of Things, but why should things not be dumb?



Rick Bouter: Data driven business


Source: "When look further then in-house connected objects and gadgets and look at the business side of the Internet of Things: how valuable is IoT for business? When you say the examples we have discussed in this post can also be used in business I will agree with you. But, that is not my point. When households can save 20% on energy, imagine what your company can save on company processes in the future. Right now the return on investment is concrete in households but how is that in business?" Read more about Rick Bouter: Data driven business




Mickey McManus: The Internet of Things, isn't about things.

Source: "Beyond the basic technical plumbing of the Internet of Things, the real value will come from all this computing finally being framed in the context of our lives, over the arrow of time. If I check my blood pressure in the kitchen it probably means something very different than if I check it in the emergency room. Ultimately this isn't about things at all it's about people. A world saturated with computing and connectivity must also be saturated with good design or people won't be able to tolerate the complexity. Read more about Mickey McManus: The Internet of Things, isn't about things.



Chris Rezendes: Comments after the Cisco Steering Committee Meeting

Here is what I took away from my time in San Jose last week:  A growing number of IoT developers and deployers are focusing on economic stability as a core outcome of their efforts; emphasizing the intelligent application of pragmatic standards; and looking to a future where $14.4 trillion in forecasted value creation will prove to be far too conservative. Those focusing on IoT solutions outcomes that drive economic stability know that they will generate much, much more value... Read more about Chris Rezendes: Comments after the Cisco Steering Committee Meeting



Conclusions of the Internet of Things public consultation

The European Commission published the results of the public consultation on the Internet of Things and the output from the work of the group of experts on the Internet of Things. The conclusions will help to define the future policy on the Internet of Things. The public consultation was held between April and July 2012 (see IP/12/360). 600 people, associations and various groups from academics and civil society, as well industry players responded to the consultation. Through the public consultation, the Commission sought views on an a policy approach... Read more about Conclusions of the Internet of Things public consultation



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