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.

Drew Harding: How the Internet of Things is changing the face of digital signage

Source: „The Internet of Things – what is it? In a nutshell, it is implementing the latest digital technologies to allow physical objects to "talk" to one another. It’s a transforming area to be in, and the U.K. is aiming to be a major player in shaping the Internet of Things.
Gartner has estimated that by 2020, 26 billion (yes, billion) devices will be transmitting data between each other via the Internet. All of these devices will be using the latest Web technologies to communicate —

Satya Nadella: Microsoft will be the productivity engine for the internet of things, says CEO

Source: „Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella told workers that the software giant will no longer be known as a “devices and services” company – instead, Microsoft will focus on being the productivity company for the mobile-first and cloud-first world.
In the coming years, the world will be awash with devices that communicate with each other and intelligence will be everywhere – say hello to the internet of things –

Dave Elliman: Big Data and the Internet of Things

Source: „This week I gave a talk in the UK about the kind of software architectures needed now and in the future in order to deal with the scale and velocity of information. I also shared why older approaches just don't work any more.  
Watch the video or view my slideshare from the event to learn more about the lambda architecture and similar approaches to dealing with streaming and stored data.  From there I talk about the power of data, it's use as a currency, and

Jon Bruner and the Solid Newsletter Team: Quantifying the IoT

Newsletter: "The race to quantify the Internet of Things is on.
Gartner says there will be 26 billion smart devices by 2020, generating $1.9 trillion in global economic value-add. A BI Intelligence report says there are 1.9 billion connected devices today and predicts 9 billion by 2018—"roughly equal to the number of smartphones, smart TVs, tablets, wearable computers, and PCs combined." Cisco's CEO, John Chambers

Bonnie Tubbs and Nicola Mawson: Internet of things is already here

Source: „The Internet of things is not only already upon us, it has been around ever since SIMs have. The Internet of things has become a buzz phrase, with tech companies all but warning business to gear up for an imminent revolution, but in reality the phenomenon has been the basis of business worldwide for decades already. This week, it emerged that tech giants Samsung, Intel and Dell had formed the Open Interconnect Consort

Rob van Kranenburg: On the Xively Whitepaper: 7 Steps to Business Success

The Whitepaper. What a difference with twenty to ten to maybe even five years ago. Would a company have shared so much good, productive and sometimes fascinating generic data and information with all potential clients and competitors. All of which could lead to not choose Xively, but another platform? I don’t think so. The first question raised by the document is its scope and intended audience.

Rob van Kranenburg: Personal notes from IoT Philosophy in York

As I started to write this from the notes I took it turned more into a reflection on my own journey of the past ten years.
Documents  from Conference on the Internet of Things, York St. John University, 3rd – 5th July 2014. shared/created during the conference are uploaded one-by-one to the conference homepage. For more information on format, time line, etc.
All uploads are announced via @iotphilosophy.

Ken Sinclair: Keeping the Cloud Open: one of the first attempts at describing what redefining "Open" in the Cloud might mean

If we are not clear on Keeping the Cloud Open there is a dark side, a concern of an evolving trend towards Proprietary Cloud. I grew up in the industry during the DDC revolution and saw the floundering of the early proprietary DDC systems that evolved quickly with amazing capabilities, but rapidly became obsolete and impossible to maintain. Read more about Ken Sinclair: Keeping the Cloud Open: one of the first attempts at describing what redefining "Open" in the Cloud might mean

Jim Sinopoli: The Road to the Smart City: A starting point in transforming a city to a smart city is to look inward.

Source: „Once a week some city on the planet announces it will become a “Smart City”. Most can’t exactly describe what makes a city smart but they know it involves ubiquitous high speed internet and lots of smartphone apps. They hope that just by labeling the city smart it will surely increase economic activity and its “livability”, draw people to the city, and lift spirits

Giulio Coraggio: The Internet of Things and Cybercrime – what risks?

Source: „The Internet of Things is expected to lead to 50 billion connected devices by 2020 collecting and exchanging personal data about their users, their lives, their preferences and tastes.  This will lead not only to relevant data protection issues, but also to increased cybercrime related risks triggering the need to ensure a higher level of cyber security .
I have already covered in this post the compliance measures to be put in place in order to face data protection

Information technology - RFID privacy impact assessment process

This European Standard has been prepared as part of the EU RFID Mandate M/436. It is based on the Privacy and Data Protection Impact Assessment Framework for RFID Applications, which was developed by industry, in collaboration with the civil society, endorsed by Article 29, Data Protection Working Party, and signed by all key stakeholders, including the European Commission, in 2011. It defines aspects of that framework as normative or informative Read more about Information technology - RFID privacy impact assessment process

Amadou Diallo: The Not So Hidden Costs Of An Internet Of Things

Source: „Watches with built-in navigation, thermostats that know when you’re home, programmable light bulbs, and hoodies that can send texts. This is the new normal envisioned by tech giants like Google GOOGL +0.85%, Intel INTC +0.32%, Samsung, Microsoft MSFT -0.26%, and Apple AAPL +0.04%, not to mention countless startups flush with VC money. The embrace of a so-called Internet of Things, in which devices armed with mobile technology communicate with each other without direct human intervention, Read more about Amadou Diallo: The Not So Hidden Costs Of An Internet Of Things

Sally A. Applin Michael D. Fischer: Thing Theory: Connecting Humans to Location-Aware Smart Environments

Source: "As architects, entrepreneurs, hoteliers, healthcare professionals and others embrace the Internet of Things (IoT) and the Smart Environment paradigms, developers will bear the brunt of constructing the IT relationships within these, making sense of the big data produced as a result, and managing the relationships between people and technologies. We explore how PolySocial Reality (PoSR) Read more about Sally A. Applin Michael D. Fischer: Thing Theory: Connecting Humans to Location-Aware Smart Environments

Hanne Melin: Creating policy for uncertainty by enabling, learning and analyzing

This article suggests that it is time for the next step of governance reform. The EU’s Smart Regulation agenda should become a European-wide Smarter Intervention project promoting informed problem solving with effective use of stakeholders and technologies. Today, we have the computer power and technologies to translate reflexive law theories into practical governance methods, combining market innovation and experimentation with achieving Read more about Hanne Melin: Creating policy for uncertainty by enabling, learning and analyzing

Mark Fell: Manifesto for Smarter Intervention in Complex Systems

Mark Fell, Managing Director, Carré & Strauss with an Introduction by Hanne Melin, Policy Strategy Counsel, eBay Inc. From the Introduction: „Indeed, the European Parliament embarked in 2011 on an exercise to identify changes needed to prepare for the complex environment resulting from a “multi-polar world where governance is more and more a multi- level one, involving multiple actors in decision making and implementation”4 and where technologies are accelerating change. Read more about Mark Fell: Manifesto for Smarter Intervention in Complex Systems


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