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.

India m2m + iot Forum 2015 Reaches State of Extreme Excitement!

New Delhi, India, 25 February 2015 – delivers an extremely successful second edition of India m2m + iot forum 2015 that was held on Thursday, 19 February 2015 and Friday, 20 February 2015 at The Royal Plaza, 19 Ashok Road, New Delhi, India. The forum presented an incisive two-day agenda showcasing the strategic perspective of the Stake-Holders from m2m + iot Eco-System, with extremely focused deliberations from the Key and Nodal Government Agencies and Departments and the industry’s ‘C-level’ Executives managing leading-edge implementations, and founders of innovative start-ups that are seeking

Kumar Srivastava: The 'Internet of Things' Will Make Us Paranoid

Source: “Joel Beckerman, founder and lead composer for Man Made Music appeared on KQED San Francisco to discuss his project “How Sounds Manipulate How You Feel." Joel talked about how hospitals, meant to be places of healing, are filled with sounds of various alarms going off and this cacophony of alarms often ends up making patients feel uncomfortable and restless. As he discussed this topic, he inadvertently gave a glimpse of what the impact of the internet of Things (IoT) might be on our lives and psyche. The metaphor is apt for where we are going with the IoT. For those unfamiliar with the term, IoT refers to the Internet of Things Read more about Kumar Srivastava: The 'Internet of Things' Will Make Us Paranoid

Lindsay Rothfeld: With the Internet of Things, brands can take marketing to the next level

Source: “What does it mean to be the chief marketing officer of an agency? Well, according to creative agency MRY's CMO David Berkowitz, it's an unusual, challenging and rewarding role to be a marketer's marketer. "Our brands are B2C, and I am in a B2B business. For our brands, it's easier to differentiate themselves; their products taste or look or feel different, or go after different targets. For us, it's a more crowded marketplace. It's tough, I get that; it's also why I like that challenge, especially when I get to market our work or people as our differentiators." Read more about Lindsay Rothfeld: With the Internet of Things, brands can take marketing to the next level

Kevin Maney: Meet Kevin Ashton, Father of the Internet of Things

Source: “The Internet of Things started in the mid-1990s, when a quirky young brand manager in the U.K. puzzled over why a shade of brown lipstick kept disappearing from store shelves.
The story matters because the Internet of Things, or IoT, has become prodigious yet ephemeral, as difficult to grasp and explain as the Holy Spirit.
Cisco CEO John Chambers declared that IoT will generate $19 trillion in profits, which isn’t helping because, frankly, when you cite such an unfathomable number it’s hard not to sound like you’re pulling it out of your ass.

Victoria Lloyd :Are you a Power Player in IoT?

With market forecasts shifting daily and large scale IoT marketing campaigns being initiated by all major tech players, what remains unclear in the Internet of Things is which companies are driving the market forward and where innovation is coming from.

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Stephanie Walden: How the Internet of Things is affecting urban design

Source: “The Internet of Things is coming to a city near you.
That's not a tagline for the latest summer blockbuster or an ad for a swanky coffee shop chain: Regardless of your feelings for the term itself, the 'Internet of Things,' which refers to the plethora of "smart" technologies inundating the market today, is a concept with vast implications for the way we'll live our everyday lives in the coming years.
And it's not just app programmers whose ears perk up whenever Internet of Things enters the conversation.

Cherie Fuzzell: The Internet of Things Will Change Everything

Source: “Cherie Fuzzell, chief executive officer, Parkmobile LLC, which provides on-demand and prepaid mobile payments for on- and off-street parking:
“The thing that keeps me awake at night—and should keep a lot of CEOs awake at night—is the disruptive impact of the Internet of things and connected devices.
“We’ve all experienced firsthand the dramatic impact of the smartphone. We live in a world where there are more than two billion connected devices, and a substantial majority of phones are smart ones. CEOs ought to be thinking,

Chris Neiger: Even Congress Is Worried About Internet of Things Security

Source: “There is a discussion around the Internet of Things that started years ago as a muted murmur and is now growing into a loud uproar. At the core of it is the fact that in just five years, 50 billion devices and things that were never connected to the Internet will be. And all of those devices need some level of security. While the Internet of Things, or IoT, is mostly unknown to the majority of Americans, the U.S. government is quite focused on it. Last month, Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez said in her Consumer Electronics Show keynote

Alex Drozhzhin: Internet of Crappy Things

Source: “Lately, there has been a lot of talk about the Internet of Things (IoT) among IT professionals. It means that all things should be connected: refrigerators, coffee machines, TVs, microwaves, fitness bands, and drones. But this is just the tip of the iceberg.
It just so happens that due to some peculiarities of the online community, solely consumer electronics enjoy media coverage when it comes to the IoT. In reality, the IoT is not just about home electronics.
There is a flood of appliances which could be connected – and some are connected – without a second thought as to whether or not it’s necessary.

Martin Brinkmann: The future of technology and entertainment is frightening

Source: "Spy agencies and governments that grab, steal, hack, manipulate and collect massive amounts of data, bloatware and adware on PCs, massive invasion of privacy on the Internet, TVs and Internet of Things devices that phone home and transfer what you say or do, free to play apps designed for profit and not for the people who play them, the list goes on and on. I sometimes think that this world has taken a wrong turn in the past decade or so with all the unpleasant things that are going on right now in the technology sector alone.

Steve Johnson: Legal patchwork rules Internet of Things and its users

Source: “The breakneck pace of this technology has far outpaced the legal system's ability to keep up with it, many experts contend. Because of legal loopholes, consumers often lack any right to control how long their data is kept, who it is shared with and what is collected about them, including such personal information as their finances, mental health, political leanings and sexual orientation. And while ideas differ on what should be done about that, there is widespread agreement that it will be crucial to make sure the intimate details these devices

From things of past to internet of things

Source: “After decades of low-margin work like server maintenance, the country’s information technology (IT) services firms are moving upscale in search of lucrative contracts for driverless cars and other advanced projects as online innovation changes clients’ needs. Companies from Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) to Wipro are all joining Infosys for investing in new, high-end technology, industry watchers say. Earlier this week, Infosys bought US automation specialist Panaya Inc for $200 million. Triggering change is a wave of invention allowing machines to talk to each other online, dubbed the ‘internet of things’.

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols: Canonical partners with Amazon, Microsoft, and others on Internet of Things

Source: “”Maybe Microsoft does love Linux! Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Linux, announced this week that both Microsoft and Amazon have agreed to publish their Internet of Things (IoT) application programming interfaces (APIs) on Ubuntu Core.
Canonical wants Ubuntu Core to become the operating system for the IoT. Ubuntu Core, like CoreOS and Red Hat's Project Atomic, uses a lightweight Linux server to support containers.

Stephanie Neil: A Communication Gap in the Internet of Things

Source: “As new groups touting next-generation manufacturing sprout up around the world, the automation industry scrambles to create common communication standards to enable interoperability between plant floor systems and the Internet of Things. In an effort to become one of the most responsible food companies on the planet, General Mills has embarked upon a massive global mission to make more nutritious products, reduce the company’s environmental footprint, and increase the safety and sustainability of key ingredients.”

Stephen Balkam: What will happen when the internet of things becomes artificially intelligent?

Source: “All three have warned of the potential dangers that artificial intelligence or AI can bring. The world’s foremost physicist, Hawking said that the full development of artificial intelligence (AI) could “spell the end of the human race”. Musk, the tech entrepreneur who brought us PayPal, Tesla and SpaceX described artificial intelligence as our “biggest existential threat” and said that playing around with AI was like “summoning the demon”.


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