David Chestler: Hotels, wearables and the internet of things

A friend from a US hotel once said to me: “if wifi for our guests is a challenge, how will we be ready for what the internet of things will bring?”

This is the real big data that’s no longer just coming. It’s arrived.

Since undertaking the role of co-chair for HTNG’s Software Resources Team, I have had the privilege of taking a regular deep dive into the technologies emerging within – and disrupting – the travel industry as we know it.

The Geo IoT World conference: Join our panel of Geo-Aware IoT Innovators!

The Internet of Things is all about connecting objects to the Cloud, knowing the WHO and the WHAT. But more than often this is not enough without the WHERE.

The Geo IoT World conference, exhibition and testbed in Brussels, on May 25-26, 2016, will show how to unleash the full potential of the new precision location technologies – available indoor and outdoor in real-time –  for IoT services and applications innovation.

Lift, David Li: Solving IoT's E-Waste Problem with Open Hardware: a Shenzhen approach applied globally


With the growing access to cheap electronics (such as the Raspberry Pi Zero introduced at the end of 2015 at $5 a pop), the proliferation of IoT (Internet of Things) devices is inevitable and they will have increasingly sophisticated chips and shorter life span. This will potentially lead to a rapid increase of e-waste, which still ends up mostly in China but also increasingly in Africa. As Gartner predicted, over 50% of the 20 billions of these objects will come from startups founded in the next three years, which gives makers a prime position to help in shaping the ecosystem.

Yin-Maw Cheng and Chao-Lung Lee: Persuasive and engaging design of a Smartphone App for cycle commuting

This article presents results from a pilot study addressed to investigate the design of behavior change intervention using smartphones for cycle commuting. In this specific case, a smartphone app, BikeTogether, was developed to encourage and support its users to cycle home with each other over the Internet. The app employs the metaphor of a bicycle flashlight to represent closeness, leading, and following between two sides.

Calum Chace: Surviving AI, and two singularities, is the great challenge of this century.


The arrival of superintelligence, which could happen from two (unlikely) to seven (very likely) or more decades hence, will represent a technological singularity, and the most significant event in human history bar none. Being the second-smartest species on the planet is an uncomfortable position, as chimpanzees could tell you if they understood how precarious their position is. Working out how to survive this transition is the most important challenge facing humanity in this and the next generation.

Richard Larson: How The Internet Of Things Will Change In 2016

There is one thing for certain when it comes to the Internet of Things (IoT) for this coming year: the numbers of online products and consumer goods will be increasing. It seems they could be increasing exponentially from here on out. According to Gartner Inc.’s forecasts, 5.5 million new “things” will get connected every day in 2016, with a total of 6.4 billion connected things in use worldwide during 2016. This is a 30 per cent increase from 2015. Gartner’s prediction also says that the number of connected devices and products will reach 20.8 billion by 2020.

Most organizations are not highly confident in their preparedness to complete each phase of an Internet of Things (IoT)

Most organizations are not highly confident in their preparedness to complete each phase of an Internet of Things (IoT) initiative in-house and about one-third of IoT project needs require support from external vendors, according to research released by TEKsystems.

The survey defined the Internet of Things and IoT-related initiatives as any internet-like network of physical objects and infrastructure, containing embedded technology with the purpose of communicating, sensing or interacting with their internal states or the external environment.

Pip Curtis: Call for Speakers: RE•WORK Connected Home Summit, 12-13 May, Boston

Organized by RE•WORK, the 2nd Annual Connected Home Summit in Boston in 12 & 13 May brings together leading industry players, exciting new startups and breakthrough research to create smarter and more efficient homes. The event will showcase the next generation of home automation devices, powered by the internet of things, connected devices, low cost sensors, speech recognition and virtual assistants.

Learn from & connect with 200+ industry innovators sharing best practices & insights to advance the smart home and create more sustainable and efficient buildings.

Stefan Davy: IoT Summit 2016 offers you practical and real-world case studies


An understanding of the Internet of Things needs to be assimilated by senior management before IT. It's about operational efficiency, new business models and customer engagement. 

You can be the one to drive this change. 

IoT Summit 2016 offers you practical and real-world case studies to make sense of what is out there to form clear strategies for your business success. 



You will learn about: 



  • 1) Business model innovation

  • 2) Operational efficiency 

  • 3) Customer engagement



Christian Brunkhorst: Digitaler Wandel in der Industrie - industriAll

  • Industry 4.0 as part of a digitized economy.
  • Internet of things. Industry 4.0. Smart products. Smart factory …
  • Connected cars, autonomous driving, next generation manufacturing -
  • Challenges for Trade Unions
  • IndustriAll auto meeting Toronto Oct. 14th 2015

Check how Internet of Things has become the top layer of abstraction.

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