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.

Amy-jo Crowley: The Internet of Things is in chaos and immaturity. Too many players, ecosystems and standards in the market say analysts

Source: “The Internet of Things (IoT) is in a period of chaos and immaturity as there are too many standards, players and ecosystems to connect the billions of devices and applications together. That is according to leading analysts, who said the chips, sensors and wireless technologies at the centre of the emerging market are facing "significant challenges". At a MediaTek panel discussion Read more about Amy-jo Crowley: The Internet of Things is in chaos and immaturity. Too many players, ecosystems and standards in the market say analysts

Julian Hattem: (US) Senators push for ‘Internet of Things’ hearing

Source: “A bipartisan group of lawmakers on the Senate Commerce Committee wants Chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) to hold a hearing on the millions of new connected refrigerators, cars and other devices.
The so-called “Internet of Things” is “sparking a number of important policy questions” about security and privacy, Sens. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) wrote to Rockefeller and ranking member John Thune (R-S.D.) on Monday.

Ajit Jaokar: Predictive Analytics as a service for IoT

Source: “This post is a personal viewpoint based on my teaching (IoT and Machine Learning) at the City sciences program at UPM in Madrid – Technical University of Madrid and at Oxford University (with a mobile perspective). Predictive Analytics are critical for IoT, but most companies do not have the skillsets to develop their own Predictive analytics engine.  The objective of this effort is to provide a predictive analytics interface for Hypercat. We aim to provide a solution accessed through a Hypercat API and a library. Whenever possible, we will use Open Source. We will also encapsulate

Behmann: How the Internet of Things promotes collaborative innovation

Source: “My first exposure to the concept of the Internet of Things, or IoT, came back in the late 1980s and early 1990s when I led a team of architects and developers into the design and implementation of a national surveillance system for a global telecom carrier in Canada.
The system had three major functions for real-time monitoring of telecom facilities such as satellite base stations and cable stations. Facilities alarms were monitored in real time via data acquisition systems

Chris Rezendes: New Leadership And The Internet Of Things

Source: “We are leaving one age and entering another. The information age is waning and we are entering something new. Something beyond social, mobile and the cloud. The great synthesis perhaps. Between virtual and physical. Digital and analog. Silicon and carbon.
Maybe, through the intelligent, intentional instrumentation of the physical world, we will create new ground truth. About water. Arable land. Energy. Population health. Nurtition. And with that ground truth, perhaps we will create more trust? And leadership. And meaning.

Location and Context World, taking place December 2-3 at the JW Marriott, San Francisco: meeting place for innovators

Location and Context World, taking place December 2-3 at the JW Marriott, San Francisco, is the meeting place for innovators driving the new revolution of personalized services, with discussions and talks around proximity and beacons and the future of privacy. By attending this 2-day conference you will discover the main challenges for brands and retailers using location based services

Questions for IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) is arriving with startling promises of pervasive and endless connectivity and automation. It envisions a new kind of global physical, digital and virtual infrastructure of devices and entities, which will manage everything for us and also through us, from energy grids and traffic, to medical and financial decision-making processes, to the very texture and nature of our daily life.
The instrumented, interconnected and intelligent IoT scenarios introduce new forms of mediation with ourselves, with others and with our surrounding environments. Our ‘smart things’

Jason Bowden: Monetization Strategies For The Internet of Things

Source: "The world of internet technology has a wealth of revenue opportunities for everyone. Launching your own internet business will definitely mean pursuing a monetization strategy that will earn you revenues and more potential ways of earning sales and marketing opportunities. There are varieties of ways by which a company can monetize their business using the Internet of Things (IoT) model. If you have not heard of this business model,

Mark Roberti: The Internet of Things Journal

Source: “For the past 12 years, I have had a single-minded focus on helping companies leverage radio frequency identification technologies to improve the way they do business. It has also been RFID Journal's sole focus. Last week, we broadened our editorial coverage with the introduction of Internet of Things Journal, an independent website focused on helping companies use IoT technologies to improve their operations or products.
This was not a decision I took lightly. In fact,

Artyom Astafurov: Convergence In The Internet Of Things Is Priming The Tech World For A Major Cultural Shift

Source: “To anyone who is tuned into the tech world, it should not come as earth shattering news that machine-to-machine (M2M) technology and the Internet of Things have hit a major convergence point in the tech industry. What is fairly new however is that the two have become so closely intertwined with each other that you can no longer think about one without thinking of the other.

Jeff John Roberts: The internet of things is here, but the rules to run it are not

Source: “The objects around us — from cars to clothes to baby monitors — are now internet-connected, and acting almost on their own. What laws do we need to control and protect ourselves when these objects act up?
The first murder through the internet of things will likely take place in 2014, police service Europol warned this month. The crime could be carried out by a pacemaker, an insulin dosage device,

Bil Snyder: Far from Silicon Valley, a big bet on the Internet of things

Source: “In Australia, a twist on grid computing paves the way to the city of the future -- and creates new opportunities for developers
Newcastle, a one-time industrial center on the east coast of Australia, is using the Internet of things to restore its faded downtown and make life easier for its 160,000 residents. Forget refrigerators that text you when you're out of milk; Newcastle’s IoT implementation is truly useful: It controls

RE.WORK: The IoT Will Be a Living Global Nervous System : Trevor Harwood

Sophie Curtis: ”Trevor Harwood is the founder and CEO of Postscapes, a company that connects a vibrant network of early adopters and industry leaders in the Internet of Things (IoT) landscape through news, insider interviews, education and trend tracking.
What is the greatest opportunity for IoT to positively impact business and society?
Put simply, the IoT will enable us to make better decisions. I think

Mark Dawson & Olivier Carmona:Why interoperability is the key to the Internet of things succeeding

Source: “The Internet of Things is picking up pace and some experts suggest that consumers are starting to see the benefits of a truly connected world. In the connected home, people initially were able to share pictures, then audio, and now video in the home – from the TV through to mobile devices.
The next step in the connected home goes beyond personal content, enriching the interaction between equipment

Strukhoff: Digging Deeper

I wrote a couple of months ago about the six rankings we've created, and how they're derived. We think the technology and socioeconomic factors we integrate into our rankings reflect many of the underlying issues facing the 103 nations we survey. For example, a high percentage of Internet connectivity and robust bandwidth implies an overall strong physical infrastructure. A low level of perceived corruption reflects strong institutions. And there is likely a strong correlation between lower levels of income disparity and higher levels of education. Read more about Strukhoff: Digging Deeper


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