Paul Rubens: How developers can profit from the Internet of Things

Most developers are already on the right path to acquiring that mix of skills and experience. An Evans Data survey in July found that 17 percent of the developers contacted were already working on applications for connected devices, while an additional 23 percent expected to begin working on them in the next six months.
Another survey by VisionMobile, a London-based research company, found that more than 50 percent of mobile developers are working on IoT projects, mostly as side projects to their day jobs.

Decade old still useful? Privacy Coach

The Privacy Coach is an application running on a mobile phone that supports customers in making privacy decisions when confronted with RFID tags. The approach we take to increase customer privacy is a radical departure from the mainstream research efforts that focus on implementing privacy en- hancing technologies on the RFID tags themselves. Instead the Privacy Coach functions as a mediator between customer privacy preferences and corporate privacy policies, trying to find a match between the two, and informing the user of the outcome. In this paper we report on the architecture of the Privacy Coach

Hi, I’m looking for speakers for two sessions.

Dear all,
I’m looking for speakers for two sessions. Where? 
The main event will take place from June 16th-18th in Lisbon.
The IoT Week originated in the IoT European Research Cluster (IERC) and has become the pre-eminent event in Europe attracting industry and research from around the world to showcase and discuss the Internet of Things of today and of the future. Since 2014 the IoT Week is organised by the IoT Forum, jointly with a local host chosen by the members of the IoT Forum.

Kumar Srivastava: The Internet of Things is a necessary choice for the enterprise

IoT is not a choice but a necessity for survival and relevance in a hypercompetitive market with unforgiving customer attitude. Similar to other trends such as mobile, cloud and social, enterprises that are not on board with an IoT strategy risk losing relevance in the minds of their customers and partners and eventually losing their market share.
What is different?
There are three key reasons why a successful adoption and implementation of IoT is critical for business survival and relevance.

John Greenough: A top Internet of Things device will help reduce energy use on a large scale

One of the primary benefits of Internet of Things (IoT) devices is their ability to collect data that will ultimately help increase efficiency and mitigate problems before they occur.
 
Now, power companies have begun to take advantage of smart meters, in particular, in order to directly connect with their customers and find out information about their power use. From there, the power company can allocate energy efficiently through a connected smart grid and encourage customers to monitor and reduce their own usage.

Alex Blewitt: Interview with Benjamin Cabé on the Internet of Things at Eclipse

Benjamin Cabé, Internet of Things enthusiast and evangelist at the Eclipse Foundation, has years of experience in connecting things, big and small, together. He is the co-founder of the Eclipse IoT Working Group and speaker at many conferences around the world. He is @kartben on Twitter. EclipseCon North America is the annual conference for the Eclipse community. It is an opportunity for developers who use Eclipse technology to learn, explore, share and collaborate on the latest ideas and information about Eclipse technology and software development.

Dave Ryman: The Internet of Things

If you're wondering what the Internet of Things is, our latest Essential Knowledge book, The Internet of Things by Samuel Greengard is a good start. Below, Greengard writes about "How the Internet of Things Will Shape our Lives in 2025". Since the beginning of time, humans have pondered the future. Leonardo da Vinci imagined incredible machines that would fly and use the sun to generate power. Science fiction writer Isaac Asimov predicted a world filled with sophisticated robots. And mathematician Alan Turing foresaw machines that could think far beyond human capabilities—a.k.a. computers. Now, the next phase of the future is unfolding before our eyes.

Martin Walshaw: What does the Internet of Things mean for your business and your network?

You’ve heard of the Internet of Things (or Internet of Everything) by now, I’m sure. It’s things like your fridge telling you when you’ve run out of eggs; your shoes telling you how far you’ve travelled; your car keeping you up to date on local traffic so you know which routes to avoid; your house telling you how much water or heating is being used, that kind of thing. For businesses, the focus is very much on data: Cisco reports that the IoT will cause IP traffic to reach 1.6 zettabytes by 2018, a 300% rise on 2013’s figures. 

Cormac Driver: Temboo is the first IoT Platform to forgo building a sensor data storage solution

Temboo is the first IoT Platform to forgo building a sensor data storage solution in favor of giving developers a choice. Temboo Streaming leverages existing cloud data solutions, making it simple to send your sensor data wherever you like e.g., to the environment that is hosting the rest of your infrastructure. 
Once a Streaming application is running, it takes just minutes to completely switch where the data is being sent, with no hardware or software updates required. This is particularly valuable when you think of the physical locations in which IoT devices can be deployed.

MediaTek launches new platform for Internet of Things developers

The MediaTek LinkIt Assist 2502 platform is designed for advanced developers looking for a professional environment in which they can design and prototype the software and hardware for consumer-ready wearables and IoT devices. The new module-based approach makes it easier to get access to MediaTek chipset technology and simplifies final hardware design for developers, the Hsinchu-based company said. “Professional developers face many challenges in the lifecycle of device creation, but one such challenge shouldn't be getting that product to a commercial-ready prototype,” said Marc Naddell, vice president of MediaTek Labs.

James Prestwich: Storj & Internet of Things

The Internet of Things promises subtle, pedestrian improvements to almost every aspect of daily life. The Nest Thermostat learns our habits, preferences, and environments in order to save money and improve comfort. Bluetooth and near field communication help our smartphones drive a “body area network” of activity trackers, smart shoes, and Google Glass, as well as interface with payment systems and the rest of the outside world.

IoT devices will help us sleep better, save time and energy, ensure we never run out of coffee or toilet paper, and automate our lives. 

The “internet of things” future may end up being terrible

Technology’s promise of wonderful things in the future stretches from science fiction to science fact: self-driving cars, virtual reality, smart devices such as Google Glass, and the internet of things are designed to make our lives easier and more productive. Certainly inventions of the past century such as the washing machine and combustion engine have brought leisure time to the masses. But will this trend necessarily continue? On the surface, tech that simplifies hectic modern lives seems a good idea. But we risk spending more of the time freed by these devices designed to free up our time through the growing need to micromanage them.

Nicola Fabiano at the M2M Forum: "Internet of Things and legal issues”.

M2M Forum is the International leading conference & expo displaying business matching, one-2-one meetings and networking in the machine-to-machine and Internet of Things scenario. A comprehensive Free Conference Program features international case histories and experiences in the Energy & Smart Grid market.
 
Milan (Italy) on 28th of April.
 
In the 2014 Edition, the strong point of M2M was the quality of the update offered by the over 120 speakers of the conference sessions

 

Edmund Ingham: Forget The Internet Of Things, There Is A Digital Revolution Taking Place In Our Shopping Malls

2015 has been heralded as the year the Internet of Things finally takes hold, but while we wait for driverless cars and save up for our Smartwatches and assorted Wearables, the omnichannel retail revolution is gathering pace.
This is no small market. In the US alone research from JC Decaux reveals that there are over 100,000 shopping centres with 75% of Americans visiting a mall at least once per month. 81% prefer to shop with a friend, making on average 1 purchase per trip, and spending nearly $4,000 dollars annually.

Giulio Coraggio: NJ Connected Car law changes the landscape of IoT

The recent approval by New Jersey of a law on the ownership of data generated by connected cars might have an impact on the future of the Internet of Things (IoT) providing an interesting approach also for European privacy regulators.
 
The Connected Car Law
The NJ law provides that no person other than the owner a vehicle containing a recording device may retrieve, obtain or use data recorded, stored or transmitted from a recording device (i.e. an electronic system recording data collected

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