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.

Jonathan Spalter: Internet of Things: Ready for Lift Off

Source: “With 25 billion "things" already connected, the fast-emerging Internet of Things ecosystem is a new hub for mobile innovation and economic growth. While we're still in the early stages, the Internet of Things is getting a lot of attention -- in the tech community, from the media and, this week, on Capitol Hill with the Senate Commerce Committee holding a hearing on the topic. What exactly are all of these gadgets connecting to the web? Everything from the locks on our doors to the medical devices in our bodies, the sensors on our smart grids to the watches on our wrists.

Chris Neiger: The Internet of Things in 4 Charts

Source: “There can be a lot of confusing information about the Internet of Things. It's a big topic for sure, and there are plenty of varying predictions and definitions. So to understand the topic just a little bit better, let's take quick look at four main areas of this technology: the total amount of devices, market size, industries being affected, and which areas of the world are incorporating Internet of Things, or IoT, technologies. One of the biggest proponents of the Internet of Things, Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO  ) , says that in the next five years we could see

Daniel Price: Venture Capitalists’ Growing Interest In The Internet Of Things

Source: “Investors, even venture capitalists, can be a cautious bunch. While they may have a reputation for throwing money at a sector or industry just to see what sticks, the reality of their approach couldn’t be further from the truth. As we reported back in August last year, venture capitalists have been using big data for a long time to spot their next investment, but now the time to actually invest in the technology they are using appears to be edging closer. As markets for wearables, smart TVs, connected cars and the smart home begin to mature

Hamza Shaban: Will the internet of things finally kill privacy? Why the FTC's new report doesn't go far enough

Source: “In the internet of things, the Federal Trade Commission sees the possibility of flourishing new markets. But it also sees a prologue to Black Mirror: in a new report that probes the privacy implications of connected devices, the commission surveys a landscape of possible dystopian futures. Get ready for invasive marketing, unending consumer surveillance, invisible nudging, and new potential for government spying and novel forms of hacking.

9th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence (UCAmI 2015) Puerto Varas, Patagonia, Chile December 1-4, 2015

Source: "The Ubiquitous Computing (UC) idea envisioned by Weiser in 1991, has recently evolved to a more general paradigm known as Ambient Intelligence (AmI) that represents a new generation of user-centred computing environments and systems. These solutions aim to find new ways to obtain a better integration of the information Read more about 9th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence (UCAmI 2015) Puerto Varas, Patagonia, Chile December 1-4, 2015

Newsletter: Advances in Internet of Things

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Chris Rezendes: IoT Strategy: 9 Fundamentals

Source: “2015 is supposed to be a big year in IoT.
2015 also marks the 5th calendar year INEX Advisors has been an active participant in the definition, development and deployment of IoT solutions, companies, markets, the global industry. We practice IoT product, market, partner, industry, standard development every day in our teams, with our clients and portfolio companies, and with amazing people from every major stakeholder group that makes up the IoT industry, and markets.

Zoe Romano: Casa Jasmina Project is about to roll, with style

Source: “The location of the Casa Jasmina apartment will officially be inaugurated here in Torino (Italy) on the 20th of February, together with the celebration of  the 3rd birthday of local Officine Arduino and Fablab Torino. The two following days (21-22 of February) we’re going to start producing the first connected things for the apartment in a workshop with the support of Jesse Howard, a designer focusing on new systems of making. He’ll fly in from Amsterdam and run a 2-day session together with Lorenzo Romagnoli (Casa Jasmina Project Manager)

Sead Fadilpašić: Internet of Things revolution continues as manufacturers jump aboard

Source: “In a couple of years, IoT will dominate – basically every device will be ‘smart’, a new study suggests. A new survey report called The Third Industrial Revolution: Intelligent Devices, Software, and the Internet of Things, prepared by Flexera Software and IDC, shows that manufacturers are significantly transforming their products and services lines into ‘smart’ devices. They’re changing their products, business models and revenues Read more about Sead Fadilpašić: Internet of Things revolution continues as manufacturers jump aboard

Betting on the Internet of Things: VCJ

Source: “Investing in connected devices could gather considerable steam in 2015 as markets for wearables, smart TVs, the connected car and even the smart home begin to mature.
But a significant shift appears to be taking shape. Investors are thinking less about hardware and more about software, infrastructure and security, the enablers of the Internet-of-Things universe.
This was the key take away from the sprawling Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January, where VCs took the temperature of consumer electronics

Eric Markowitz: It’s A Bad Day For The Internet Of Things

Source: “Talking to your fridge sounds cool, but what happens when your Prius rises up and attacks you?
There’s a viral news story going around this morning about Samsung’s Smart TV and its sinister-sounding setting that “listens” in on all your conversations. The gist: Samsung’s newest TV has voice recognition software that allows you to speak to your TV and tell it what to do. The problem is that there’s no “trigger” word that actually initiates the voice control, so the TV ends up listening to you the entire time,

Christian de Looper: Top 5 Internet Of Things Devices To Expect In The Future

Source: “The Internet of Things is taking off, with connected devices likely to be a big part of our future.
In fact, Google's Eric Schmidt has even said that the Internet will "disappear" from our consciousness, as it simply becomes a part of our environment, largely due to the uprising of the Internet of Things. Billions more devices are expected to come online over the next 10 years, making people's interaction with technology commonplace. At the end of a panel at the World Economic

CDN Staff: CDN Top Newsmakers for 2014: Internet of Things

Source: “The top story for the 2014 Newsmakers list well could have been last year’s.
The channel and all of society cannot deny the overwhelming momentum of the Internet of Things. If you believe Cisco’s financial logic to IoT (and many do) this market grew in nine months from a $14.5 trillion worldwide profit and economic savings opportunity in the next decade to a $19 trillion one. For Canada it grew from $400 billion to half a trillion dollars in the same time. Yes, that’s not a typo. We really mean “trillion.”

GS1: How EPC/RFID works

Source: "The Electronic Product Code is a unique serial number tagged to a product in the form of a memory chip. Attached to the chip is a radio antenna which transmits the EPC as a radio wave to a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) reader when prompted. The reader can be handheld and needs to be within range of the EPC tag. Objects in a shop or warehouse can obstruct the radio wave, but – unlike barcode technology – there doesn’t need to be a direct line of sight between the tag and the reader. The EPC contains a wealth of product information, such as manufacturer,

Chris Hall: iSheep are real: Internet-connected sheep are roaming Wales

Source: “Researchers in North Wales have created a flock of iSheep - sheep connected to the internet - in the latest twist on the internet of things.
Using a small tracker, the idea is to enable a farmer to keep track of the flock, and stop rogue sheep wandering off.
Apparently, some sheep are wont to do that. A farmer will then be able to keep track of the flock with a quick glance at an iPad or other connected device. It also means that a farmer will be able to locate missing sheep in such instances as foul weather.


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