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.

Justin Herman: IFTTT Combines Social Media, Mobile and Internet of Things for Government

Source: “The newest addition to the federal government’s social media utility belt may also be one of its most powerful, as IFTTT (as in “If This Then That”) combines 166 channels like Twitter, Android and iOS Location and RSS into “recipes” that can integrate government social media, data, location-based services and the Internet of Things.
The service, now one of nearly 80 social media platforms with federal-friendly Terms of Service, will both empower federal managers to operate more

Michael Wolf: Despite Early Days, Market Consolidation for The Internet of Things Has Already Begun

Source: “If you’ve heard a tech CEO or any other tech industry guru bring up the Internet of Things in the last few years, you’ve no doubt heard lots of blue sky declarations about the future. And no wonder, what with all the the eye-popping growth numbers being touted by everyone from Cisco to GE.
But here’s the truth: While there will no doubt be some big winners in all the various Internet of Things markets, whether it be smart home, connected cars, industrial networking or wearables

Simone van der Hof: Privacy and Innovation—The way forward in a world of social media, big data and internet of things~eLaw 30th anniversary~ 1 April 2015, Leiden

Organized by the Center for Law and Digital Technologies, Leiden University
 On 1 April 2015, the Center for Law and Digital Technologies (eLaw) celebrates its 30th anniversary with a symposium on the future of privacy and innovation. Never before in human history has it been this easy and economically lucrative to collect massive amounts of personal data. Read more about Simone van der Hof: Privacy and Innovation—The way forward in a world of social media, big data and internet of things~eLaw 30th anniversary~ 1 April 2015, Leiden

James Temperton: TV white space will connect the internet of things

Source: “White spaces in the radio spectrum can now be used for anything from wireless flood defences to city-wide Wi-Fi. Services using the technology could appear before the end of the year with surplus spectrum filling in gaps where Wi-Fi and Bluetooth fail.
The spare spectrum comes from bands currently shared by digital TV and wireless microphones. Industry regulator Ofcom, which will oversee the use of the spectrum, said that companies could now also use the spectrum for certain low-powered networks.

Brenda Cooper: Seattle’s ‘smart city’ thinking should include dogs

Source: “When it comes to the ‘smart city’ designation, Seattle is an overachiever. Definitions of what exactly makes a city ‘smart’ vary, but they almost always include a place’s conservation, connectedness, alternative transportation, walkability and a responsive, well-wired city government. What that ‘smart’ designation leaves out: In most cities, and specifically Seattle, engineering for dogs may matter as much as engineering for bikes. (I don’t say this lightly; I’m a ride leader for the Seattle-based Cascade Bicycle Club as well as a dog owner).

Jonathan Spalter: Internet of Things: Ready for Lift Off

Source: “With 25 billion "things" already connected, the fast-emerging Internet of Things ecosystem is a new hub for mobile innovation and economic growth. While we're still in the early stages, the Internet of Things is getting a lot of attention -- in the tech community, from the media and, this week, on Capitol Hill with the Senate Commerce Committee holding a hearing on the topic. What exactly are all of these gadgets connecting to the web? Everything from the locks on our doors to the medical devices in our bodies, the sensors on our smart grids to the watches on our wrists.

Chris Neiger: The Internet of Things in 4 Charts

Source: “There can be a lot of confusing information about the Internet of Things. It's a big topic for sure, and there are plenty of varying predictions and definitions. So to understand the topic just a little bit better, let's take quick look at four main areas of this technology: the total amount of devices, market size, industries being affected, and which areas of the world are incorporating Internet of Things, or IoT, technologies. One of the biggest proponents of the Internet of Things, Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO  ) , says that in the next five years we could see

Daniel Price: Venture Capitalists’ Growing Interest In The Internet Of Things

Source: “Investors, even venture capitalists, can be a cautious bunch. While they may have a reputation for throwing money at a sector or industry just to see what sticks, the reality of their approach couldn’t be further from the truth. As we reported back in August last year, venture capitalists have been using big data for a long time to spot their next investment, but now the time to actually invest in the technology they are using appears to be edging closer. As markets for wearables, smart TVs, connected cars and the smart home begin to mature

Hamza Shaban: Will the internet of things finally kill privacy? Why the FTC's new report doesn't go far enough

Source: “In the internet of things, the Federal Trade Commission sees the possibility of flourishing new markets. But it also sees a prologue to Black Mirror: in a new report that probes the privacy implications of connected devices, the commission surveys a landscape of possible dystopian futures. Get ready for invasive marketing, unending consumer surveillance, invisible nudging, and new potential for government spying and novel forms of hacking.

9th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence (UCAmI 2015) Puerto Varas, Patagonia, Chile December 1-4, 2015

Source: "The Ubiquitous Computing (UC) idea envisioned by Weiser in 1991, has recently evolved to a more general paradigm known as Ambient Intelligence (AmI) that represents a new generation of user-centred computing environments and systems. These solutions aim to find new ways to obtain a better integration of the information Read more about 9th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence (UCAmI 2015) Puerto Varas, Patagonia, Chile December 1-4, 2015

Newsletter: Advances in Internet of Things

It is our pleasure to present the published articles from Advances in Internet of Things (AIT), ISSN Online: 2161-6825) for you. 
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Chris Rezendes: IoT Strategy: 9 Fundamentals

Source: “2015 is supposed to be a big year in IoT.
2015 also marks the 5th calendar year INEX Advisors has been an active participant in the definition, development and deployment of IoT solutions, companies, markets, the global industry. We practice IoT product, market, partner, industry, standard development every day in our teams, with our clients and portfolio companies, and with amazing people from every major stakeholder group that makes up the IoT industry, and markets.

Zoe Romano: Casa Jasmina Project is about to roll, with style

Source: “The location of the Casa Jasmina apartment will officially be inaugurated here in Torino (Italy) on the 20th of February, together with the celebration of  the 3rd birthday of local Officine Arduino and Fablab Torino. The two following days (21-22 of February) we’re going to start producing the first connected things for the apartment in a workshop with the support of Jesse Howard, a designer focusing on new systems of making. He’ll fly in from Amsterdam and run a 2-day session together with Lorenzo Romagnoli (Casa Jasmina Project Manager)

Sead Fadilpašić: Internet of Things revolution continues as manufacturers jump aboard

Source: “In a couple of years, IoT will dominate – basically every device will be ‘smart’, a new study suggests. A new survey report called The Third Industrial Revolution: Intelligent Devices, Software, and the Internet of Things, prepared by Flexera Software and IDC, shows that manufacturers are significantly transforming their products and services lines into ‘smart’ devices. They’re changing their products, business models and revenues Read more about Sead Fadilpašić: Internet of Things revolution continues as manufacturers jump aboard

Betting on the Internet of Things: VCJ

Source: “Investing in connected devices could gather considerable steam in 2015 as markets for wearables, smart TVs, the connected car and even the smart home begin to mature.
But a significant shift appears to be taking shape. Investors are thinking less about hardware and more about software, infrastructure and security, the enablers of the Internet-of-Things universe.
This was the key take away from the sprawling Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January, where VCs took the temperature of consumer electronics


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