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.

Strukhoff: IoT 2040 Aims to Address the Big Problems

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation recently identified four keys areas in which to focus for the next 15 years: Health, Farming, Banking, and Education. Bill himself holds forth on a regular basis about the challenges facing many billions of people in the world, particularly in Africa, as well as the opportunities to save lives and change lives. He does not seem naïve about the enormity of the challenges, and does not offer technology as a simple panacea to what ails the world. He does not seem naïve about the enormity of the challenges, and does not offer technology as a simple panacea to what ails the world. Read more about Strukhoff: IoT 2040 Aims to Address the Big Problems



Corbin Ball: The Internet of Things and its Impact on Tradeshows and Events

Source: “Hundreds of billions of sensors are deploying quietly, they will track our every move and monitor almost everything with which we interact;
The Internet of Things (IOT) will transform society and will have a significant impact on tradeshows and events. As everything links with everything else, this will be the next big technology revolution!
 
IOT is the connection of objects and people to transfer data over a network without the need for human interaction.


Dean Takahashi: ARM will wrestle Intel to power the Internet of Things (interview)

Source: “The folks at ARM, the Cambridge, England-based designer of low-power processors, are kind of greedy. They pretty much own the mobile processor market, through their dozens of licensees who make chips for everything from the Apple iPhone to the latest LG curved smartphones.
But they also want to own the Internet of Things, or smart and connected everyday devices. Jem Davies, an ARM fellow and vice president of technology, told me about the company’s plans to get its chips into Internet of Things gadgets.


Paul Daugherty: Reimagining Business With the Industrial Internet of Things

Source: “Smart vehicles and driverless cars were all the rage at the recent International CES in Las Vegas. But just imagine the business and economic potential that could be unleashed if such technologies could be applied to industrial sectors beyond consumer electronics. The positive impact on productivity and economic competitiveness would be staggering. The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is a fast-growing network of increasingly intelligent connected devices, machines and physical objects. Accenture estimates that it could add


Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols: Ubuntu wants to be the OS for the Internet of Things

Source: “Mea culpa! When I first saw that Canonical was coming out with its own combination of Docker containers and a lightweight Linux distribution in Ubuntu Core, I presumed it was a pure server play. I was wrong. Canonical, Ubuntu Linux's parent company, also wants to turn Ubuntu Core into the operating system for the Internet of Things.
Ubuntu One self-heals because unlike most operating systems, when a change needs to be made, instead of patching


Michele Nati: SocioTal IoT Meetup Guildford: Vital, OperaBit and Vzzual

15 people attended Sociotal #IoT Meetup Guildford 7 on Tuesday January 20. Michele Nati took notes (see pdf) and has some takeaways and questions:
- Q: business model for that? They have stakeholders interested to offer workspaces
OperaBit
- Q: find use case - I would suggest to do SO.  What producer see as value proposition and BM?
Vzzual


Colin Barker: Is blockchain the key to the Internet of Things? IBM and Samsung think it might just be

Source: “If the Internet of Things (IoT) is to be the quantum leap in computing that many people are predicting, then to start with it needs to prove that it is feasible to link up billions of devices on networks around the world - without running into cost and privacy concerns.
One development that could make this possible is the 'blockchain' system pioneered by Bitcoin.
IBM and Samsung are working together to build a proof of concept system for the next generation of the IoT.


Emma Byrne: I Hate 'The Internet Of Things' -- But I Love The Internet Of Things

Source:”As a CIO, your boss or your peers are probably asking you about the Internet of Things (IoT). Or they soon will be.
 
But what is it?
 
It’s hard to find a sensible definition of IoT. After all, the Internet has always been made up of things. And if we can’t even define what IoT is, how can we think sensibly about the size and shape of the market?
It’s time to sift the predictions...


David Meyer: Robots embrace Ubuntu as it invades the internet of things

Source: “Canonical has revealed what I reckon is its biggest announcement in years: Ubuntu is about to invade the internet of things with a minimal version of the Linux distribution that it hopes will provide a standardized platform for connected devices from drones to home hubs.
“Snappy” Ubuntu Core came out of Canonical‘s mobile efforts (which are yet to go anywhere) and was made available on Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and the Google Cloud Platform at the end of 2014.


IoT SocioTal Meetup Ghent with Tom Collins of IoT methodology

Pictures by Dirk Van De Vyver. Intel is sponsoring three IoT Ghent Meetups with hardware and documentation. The Meetup used the financial support to facilitate the trip to Intel Munich of Tom Collins who received a personal training with the Galileo and Edison and got wiser as to Intel’s road shows. During the Meetups two Galileos and an Edison were distributed among the participants. On February 25 the Meetup will be dedicated to pitches of potential demos and projects with them. The winner receives a 1000 euro to build it and then present this is in the April 30 Meetup.  Read more about IoT SocioTal Meetup Ghent with Tom Collins of IoT methodology



Alessandro Bassi: IoT Reference Architecture Landscape:(Meet IoT-A Newsletter)

In the recent past, the number of projects and standardisation bodies promoting a "Reference Architecture" for IoT has grown considerably. When the Internet of Things - Architecture (IoT-A) project started, back in 2010, it was the first attempt to define an Architectural Reference Model for the Internet of Things. Starting with the new decade, several SDO started working on this area, and now we are in a situation where we run the risk of having too many standards in a single domain.  Read more about Alessandro Bassi: IoT Reference Architecture Landscape:(Meet IoT-A Newsletter)



Announcing the FIWARE ASSOCIATION

With the FIWARE Accelerator Calls the European Commission has started a 80. Mio. EURO program to encourage Startups and SMEs to build products, services and business upon the FIWARE technology layer.  As a result of this program in the next two years we can expect more than 1.000 companies or products build up on FIWARE technology. The faith of this companies and products is strongly connected to a sustainable future development of FIWARE and a ecosystem which will provide the hosting of FIWARE services and FIWARE Clouds on best economic and social conditions.


Pranay Prakash: Summary: 2014 – Year of the Internet of Things (IoT)

Source: “A lot happened in IoT in 2014. About this time last year, John Chambers laid out $1.9T market projection for IoT at CES and that drew significant attention and generated momentum in many industries. Over the year, we saw some real world use cases and innovative companies and technologies at the IoT World Forum in Chicago.  IoT really gained traction across many verticals over the year. While a lot of progress has been made, IoT is still evolving and globally Read more about Pranay Prakash: Summary: 2014 – Year of the Internet of Things (IoT)



Jeffry Wu: Taiwan urged to develop Internet of Things applications

Source: “Taipei, Jan. 20 (CNA) The Taipei Computer Association (TCA) on Tuesday called on the Taiwan government to speed up the development of Internet of Things applications as the next driver for the country's economic growth.
TCA President Tung Tsu-hsien (童子賢) said that the Internet of Things (IoT) -- the trend of connecting more devices to each other and to the Internet -- is the most important innovation in the technology industry after the ascent of personal computers and mobile devices.


Kerry Feltner: Event to focus on the Internet of Things movement

Source: “Digital Rochester Inc. is holding an event Jan. 29 to discuss the future of marketing in relation to the Internet of Things movement. The event is fueled by the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show this month.  Michael Montagliano, chief technologist at IV4 Inc., is slated to lead the seminar. Montagliano is a 20-year veteran of the information technology industry. He leads IV4’s consulting team. Some topics to be covered include: what is the Internet of Things,


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