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.

Levent Gürgen: ClouT, a joint European-Japanese ICT project

ClouT’s overall concept is leveraging the Cloud Computing as an enabler to bridge the Internet of Things with Internet of People via Internet of Services, to establish an efficient communication and collaboration platform exploiting all possible information sources to make the cities smarter and to help them facing the emerging challenges such as efficient energy management, economic growth and development. 

ClouT will provide infrastructures, services, tools and applications that will be reused by different city stakeholders such as municipalities, citizens, service developers and application integrators, in order to create, deploy and manage user-centric applications taking benefit of the latest advances Read more about Levent Gürgen: ClouT, a joint European-Japanese ICT project

Peter Friess: Which EU Internet of Things Large Scale Pilots? Consultation and Invitation for Commitment

Survey. The European Commission is inviting stakeholders to provide advice and express a commitment for engagement on candidate target areas for future European Internet of Things (IoT) Large Scale Pilots (LSP). The results will contribute to the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2016-17 and European Commission actions. We welcome contributions until Sunday 30 November 2014. We are seeking for input from relevant experts and stakeholders based on a set of specific questions. Any interested organisation from a EU Member State

IoT workshop during DDW 2014

The Internet of Things and the Role of Design  

Monday 20th October in Eindhoven Library (Witte Dame) 13.00 - 16.00 with ‘network’ drink until 16.30/17.00

Who is this workshop for?
  • for Creative individuals and SME interested in learning about the increasing Impact of the The Internet of Things, what why and how ?
  • Join the dialogue on the Role of Design - news ways of thinking required - and new approaches to creating Value from The Internet of Things - open to both Dutch and English speaking

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Patience Wait: Internet Of Things Intrigues Intelligence Community

Source: „The Internet of Things has the potential to completely change the intelligence community. The IoT is jargon for the accelerating expansion of data-gathering devices that are connected to the Internet. A panel of experts at the Intelligence & National Security Summit last week in Washington, D.C., agreed that the explosion of data is generally a good thing when it comes to meeting the mission of the intelligence community. However, it raises concerns about how to sift useful information from the vast quantities of data generated, as well as issues of privacy. Lewis Shepherd, director and general manager of the Microsoft Institute, said that "there are three overriding

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Samuel Greengard: A Brief History of the Internet of Things

Source: „Over the last few years, the Internet of things has evolved from an intriguing concept into an increasingly sophisticated network of devices and machines. As more and more "things" get connected to the Internet—from Fitbit activity monitors and home lighting systems to industrial machines and aircraft—the stakes grow exponentially larger. Cisco Systems estimates that approximately 12.1 billion Internet-connected devices were in use in April 2014, and that figure is expected to zoom to above 50 billion by 2020. The networking firm also notes that about 100 things currently connect to the Internet every second, and the number is expected to reach 250 per second by 2020. Read more about Samuel Greengard: A Brief History of the Internet of Things

Dan Worth: UK must ride the Internet of Things wave, urges digital minister

Source: „The UK government wants this country to be at the forefront of the Internet of Things revolution, as it sees this emerging market as key to the nation's digital future. Digital minister Ed Vaizey said the government is watching the Internet of Things closely as it will have a huge impact and it wants to make sure it is well placed to benefit from this growth. “This is a government that is looking to the future. We are thinking hard about where the next opportunity lies, and the challenges,” he said at the Huawei Ultra Broadband Forum event, attended by V3. “We see a massive opportunity for the Internet of Things and we want the UK

Britanie Hall, Gerry Stegmaier: The Internet of Things: The Future of Listening

Source: „The Internet of Things (IoT) conceptually refers to the dynamic networks that link physical objects with the virtual world via Internet connection, enabling “things” to sense, log, interpret and communicate information, as well as act autonomously or in cooperation with other devices, environments, and people. IoT connected objects’ computing power and connectivity may range from very limited to extensive, and types of sensors or data collection technology used will vary. The Internet currently connects anywhere from 10 billion to 16 billion objects; even so, more than 99 percent

Kevin Parrish: Microsoft, LG Partnering On The Internet Of Things

Source: „LG Electronics told the press on Wednesday that it signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Microsoft to jointly develop products for the Internet of Things (IoT). Top executives of both companies, including Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, met on Wednesday in the Intercontinental Hotel to discuss their plans. According to a report by the Korea Times, LG Electronics plans to take advantage of Microsoft's patented cloud computing platforms and release compatible products for both the consumer and corporate sectors. Some of these devices are expected to be revealed during CES 2015 in January.

The European data protection authorities, assembled in the Article 29 Working Party (WP29) at its Plenary meeting of 16 and 17 September, adopted an opinion on the Internet of Things (IoT).

Issued by the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party: The European data protection authorities, assembled in the Article 29 Working Party (WP29) at its Plenary meeting of 16 and 17 September, adopted an opinion on the Internet of Things (IoT). Drawing the attention on the privacy and data protection challenges raised by “smart things” which are gradually entering our daily lives, the WP29 helps stakeholders acquire a strong competitive advantage Read more about The European data protection authorities, assembled in the Article 29 Working Party (WP29) at its Plenary meeting of 16 and 17 September, adopted an opinion on the Internet of Things (IoT).

Jon Bruner: Who Will Build The 'God Platform' For The Internet Of Things?

Source: „Everyone’s racing to build the “god platform” for the Internet of Things: the highest, most generalized layer of intelligence and user interface that ties together connected devices and web services.
It’s tempting to look for analogy in mobile phone platforms, where Apple was initially dominant and now enjoys an extremely lucrative and influential minority position against Android. There are some crucial differences, though. For starters, adoption won’t be quite as easy; domestic appliances last for a long time, and nothing consumers have seen yet makes connected laundry seem appealing enough to justify early replacement of a washing machine.

Ted Leonsis: An Exciting Time for the Internet of Things

Source: „In 1999, the British technology pioneer Kevin Ashton coined the phrase “Internet of Things” (or IoT). He defined it as a “system that connects the physical world to the Internet via ubiquitous sensors that gather and report data.” Over the last decade the constraints that previously slowed the progression of the IoT have started to fade, and tangible examples are starting to take shape. Analysts are predicting that it will be a $7.1 trillion market comprised of 50 billion connected devices by the year 2020 – investors like myself cannot afford to ignore it.
I have met with dozens of IoT startups, monitored big acquisitions, thought about the limitations and challenges that the industry still faces

Joe Tibbetts: What is the Internet of Things? And why do we have to ask?

Source: „Businesses that fail to plan for the changes that the Internet of Things will bring to our lives and our business practices are taking unnecessary risks. A week ago I gave a conference presentation to the owners and senior managers of around a hundred high end manufacturing companies. The companies ranged in size from billion dollar turnover multinationals to small, UK, advanced engineering companies turning over a couple of million pounds a year.  The title of my presentation was The Internet of Things and The End of Work. It seemed to go well. The audience stayed awake, there were questions, the applause seemed genuine and a small group gathered

Simon Rockman: Huawei buys Cambridge Internet of Things pioneer Neul

Source: „CEO Stan Boland – whose CV reads like a history of Wireless (Icera, Broadcom, ARM, Acorn) – told El Reg that Neul had been working with Huawei for nine months on narrow band cellular IoT, and that as the relationship had progressed, the companies had grown closer together."In January we explored the idea of Huawei investing in Neul and over time it seemed to make sense for an outright purchase," he told us.”… A Huawei spokesperson commented: “Huawei has recently acquired Neul, an advanced Internet of Things (IoT) research and development facility in UK.  The acquisition of Neul gives Huawei improved access to the growing and exciting market in the IoT, which enables advanced connectivity

Andrew Batey: Mobile + Sharing Economy + Internet of Things = the Coming Economic Boom

Source: „The rise of the sharing economy over the past few years has shifted mindsets and traditional business models. 
Consumers are much more open to renting items and services from individuals instead of established businesses and organizations. 
This is shaking up engrained business models and allowing for new possibilities in the global marketplace. 
The peer-to-peer sharing models, like Spinlister (where I work) and Lyft, offer new and unique options for transportation at your fingertips.”

Mark Burdon: Privacy and the Internet of Things: Practical or paranoia?

Source: „The promise of connected homes, cars, wearables and every day conveniences is growing rapidly. Established companies like Cisco Systems Inc., Telus Corp. and Rogers Communications have a great deal to gain as the Internet of Things (IoT) or Machine to Machine (M2M) industry matures. Startup businesses such as FlyBits, Architech and ArrayEnt have thrown in their chips to stake their claim on the IoT industry.
Some of these companies have partnered with household name manufacturers. Together, they have products in the market, and others planned to connect the internet to a broad spectrum of Things, including:


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