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.

Michael Wolf: How The Internet of Things Is Reinventing The Kitchen

Source: „Ok, say you were to rank all of the important activities of life: work, play, exercise, sleep, sex, eating.
While the results may vary by age (though I have a sneaking suspicion what you Tindr-loving twenty-somethings would rank at the very top), there’s no doubt that most of us would put partaking in food and drink as one of the most important. After all, not only is eating necessary to live and something

Matthew Moran: The Internet of Things & Paradigm Shifting Hyperbole

Source: „IT professionals have been using hyperbole since the beginning of time!
(queue chuckles) But the truth is, to follow online discussions and watch the stream of articles - even here on CIO - you’d think there was a paradigm shifting technology every other month. I don’t find the changing/shifting face of technology to be mind-boggling. I find the talk of mind-boggling change to be mind-boggling. The Internet of Things seems to be the latest term to be

Ken Sinclair: Seeking Youth for the IOT Journey of our Industry

Source: „This is a request for input to help map out an online process for gathering thoughts, suggestions, and action on how we can attract young minds to our global large building automaton industry. Help me focus on recruiting Young People to advance our industry and help us in the transition of smart automated buildings into the Internet of Things “IoT”. I find it interesting that, in the blur of technology,

Adrian Bridgwater: Are we confusing the Internet of Things with embedded, already?

Source: „Surveys are the most important, most informative, most insightful and most expressive means of understanding what is going on inside the Information Technology industry -- right?
Well, let's assume that you are reading this because you're not fooled by manufactured un-spontaneous survey contrivance.

Team GoGrid: Unpacking “The Internet Of Things”

Source: „If you’ve paged through a business or technology magazine in the past several years, you’ve definitely come across the term “Internet of Things” while looking for news on Big Data. But what does it actually mean? Unpacking the term can be a hefty but necessary task to push the cloud computing concept into the zeitgeist, which many believe will happen in the near future.
What is it?

Brian E. Walsh: Internet of Things growing closer to use in everyday life

Source: „Most small businesses, when they're focusing on the near future of their technological improvements, often think of these changes as being simple, like improving their Internet service or using social media to better market themselves. However, there's a new business sector, predicted to possibly be worth trillions of dollars, that these companies should look toward so they can get ahead of the curve.

Gérald Santucci: two European Norms on RFID Privacy Impact Assessment and RFID Signage

Please find attached the link to the Digital Agenda for Europe website where you may wish to find the information published today concerning the adoption and publication of two European Norms on RFID Privacy Impact Assessment and RFID Signage, respectively.
This marks the final success of the standardisation mandate M/436 jointly designed and managed by DG ENTR and DG CONNECT.

Naidu: Smart cities should focus on enhancing quality of life

Source: "The focus of the smart cities project should be to enhance the quality of urban life through an integrated approach to urban planning and execution besides ensuring ‘inclusivity’, Minister of Urban Development and Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation M Venkaiah Naidu said on Tuesday. Naidu was chairing a two-day brainstorming session to discuss and review the progress on conceptualisation of the ‘Smart Cities’ initiative.

Suzanne Jacobs: A Batteryless Sensor Chip for the Internet of Things

Source: „As the Internet of things grows, so will its energy demands. The promise of the Internet of things is, in a sense, passivity. Our homes and offices will monitor us, and respond to our needs without instruction. But for tiny wireless sensors all over us and our things to really be feasible, we’ll have to replace today’s power-needy devices with more self-sufficient alternatives. A new kind of ultra-low-power microchip design could help make this possible. Read more about Suzanne Jacobs: A Batteryless Sensor Chip for the Internet of Things


is the number of members in IoT Meetups today.



Yesterday it was 335 less.


Three months ago it was 15.000 less.


It is alive indeed.

Jack Palmer: What is your opinion on the car as a personalised mobile device?

Source: "Connectivity has radically changed the way we interact with the world. Consumers now take personalisation for granted in their daily lives, but the car can sometimes seem left out of the equation. To get to the bottom of how to position the car in the connected lifestyle, we interviewed Johann Jungwirth, President & CEO of the Mercedes-Benz Silicon Valley Center, on the work he is undertaking on predictive Read more about Jack Palmer: What is your opinion on the car as a personalised mobile device?

Joanne Frearson: Government champions Internet of things with new legislation

Source: „The UK government is beginning to step up its game when it comes to the IoT. A new Digital Government Review – Digital Britain 2015 – plans to look at how technology can improve both the effectiveness and efficiency of people-powered public services.
Chi Onwurah, Labour’s shadow Cabinet Office minister who is leading the review, explains

Mathieu Carrere: Can France Catch Up With Internet of Things World Leader China?

Source: „Like online social networks, the Internet of Things is permanently and fundamentally revolutionizing our consumption habits.
First, what is The Internet of Things ? In layman's terms, it is the connectivity of devices, systems, and services that goes beyond machine-to-machine communications (M2M) and covers a variety of applications. For instance

Daniel Price: Surveillance And The Internet Of Things

Source: „The internet has been used for surveillance ever since its widespread adoption two decades ago. Hundreds of companies make huge profits by monitoring, recording and collating all our information, before either selling it to governments who want to pry on citizen’s lives or corporations who want to learn about everything from the effectiveness of their latest advertising campaigns to the demographic that are most interested in their products. Read more about Daniel Price: Surveillance And The Internet Of Things

Jat Singh and Julia Powles : The internet of things - the next big challenge to our privacy

Source: „Privacy is a hot-button issue in the tech world. How will it fare in the age of pervasive computing – a world of billions of connected devices, systems, and services exchanging personal data?
Get yourself connected: a webcam in the living room will be able to text you when the cat’s been sick on the sofa. Photograph: Peter Menzel/The Human Face of Big Data


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