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.

Stefan Ferber: Bosch supports the Springboard accelerator for the Internet of Things

Source: "Springboard is a UK-based start-up incubator that combines investment capital with an intensive 13 week mentor-led accelerator program. The program ends with an investor day where the teams present their propositions to an audience of angel investors and venture capitalists. Springboard provides fantastic office spaces Read more about Stefan Ferber: Bosch supports the Springboard accelerator for the Internet of Things



ZigBee PRO Green Power: Energy harvesting wireless will make the internet of things happen

"Manufacturers, planners, installers, building operators and owners as well as end users are becoming increasingly conscious of the limited lifetime of batteries and their un-reliable, eco-unfriendly character. With the development of sensor networks towards the "Internet of Things"... Read more about ZigBee PRO Green Power: Energy harvesting wireless will make the internet of things happen



Alex Bassi: Foreword to the IERC December Newsletter

Source: It’s on the latest edition of Wired magazine, but this is not really surprising. It was on The Economist, but this might not be totally surprising as well. It’s on mainstream newspapers, where self-certified experts show to the greater public “the magnificent ends and progressive”, or else, the dark ages we will be entering if technology will have it course. It’s on Gartner’s key technologies forecast. Read more about Alex Bassi: Foreword to the IERC December Newsletter



Technode: The Internet of Things is not the future, we’re already living it and this is just the beginning.

TechNode, the first resource for the Chinese tech and internet industry: "The theme of LeWeb conference, that just ended and whose acquisition by Reed Midem has just been announced, was “the Internet of Things”. It’s not a huge surprise that Loïc and Géraldine Le Meur chose this theme. Read more about Technode: The Internet of Things is not the future, we’re already living it and this is just the beginning.



Gérald Santucci: The challenge of Internet of Things, selected writings 2006-2011

To respond to the challenge of Internet of Things, the wrong way is through a race to the bottom where nations and organisations compete to see who can provide IoT applications, platforms and services with the lowest protections for citizens and the cheapest costs. Read more about Gérald Santucci: The challenge of Internet of Things, selected writings 2006-2011



Wuxi: Workshop organised by Sammy Shen and Rob van Kranenburg: Business Models for IoT, February 26/27 at SCC

In October 2012 Rob van Kranenburg and Sammy Shen organised a high level-meeting at the Sensing Centre China (SCC), National Contact Point for IoT in the region of Wuxi. One of the key points that emerged was the difference in business models for IoT in China and Europe. They therefore organize a follow up. Read more about Wuxi: Workshop organised by Sammy Shen and Rob van Kranenburg: Business Models for IoT, February 26/27 at SCC



John Koetsier: 2013 is the year of Internet of Things as over five billion wireless connectivity chips will ship

John Koetsier: "Over five billion wireless connectivity chips will ship in 2013, according to ABI Research, as our appetite for everything mobile continues to grow. Bluetooth and WiFi are both growing, of course, but so are lesser-known specs such as Zigbee, UWB, and yes … even NFC. Most of those five billion chips won’t be in phones, as tablets, sensors, cameras... Read more about John Koetsier: 2013 is the year of Internet of Things as over five billion wireless connectivity chips will ship



IoT-A Newsletter 3: Mathieu Boussard: The IoT-A project has made its list of Unified Requirements available

Mathieu Boussard: The IoT-A project has made its list of Unified Requirements available on its website, and that in an interactive and searchable format. The Unified Requirements serve as both foundation and validation benchmark for the Architectural Reference Model. Read more about IoT-A Newsletter 3: Mathieu Boussard: The IoT-A project has made its list of Unified Requirements available



Bob Dahlberg (Arrayent): "We are definitely starting to see product “appification”

Council:  Today (19/12/2012) Arrayent announced that  Whirlpool Corporation, Pentair,  First Alert and SALUS Controls PLC have selected the Arrayent Connect Platform to power their forthcoming connected product initiatives.  They join consumer product companies  Monster, Mattel, Hunter Fan and Chamberlain/LiftMaster. Council: Bob, what is Arrayent seeing out in the connected product marketplace? Read more about Bob Dahlberg (Arrayent): "We are definitely starting to see product “appification”



Angela Guess: Internet of Things, the beginning: a beach

Source: "Gil Press of Forbes reports, “Norman Joseph Woodland, the co-inventor of the bar code, died this week at 91. What is now called ‘The Internet of Things‘ was born one day in 1949 when Woodland was sitting on a Florida beach, thinking about how product information can be captured at the supermarket checkout. The only code Woodland knew was the Morse Code he’d learned in the Boy Scouts, his daughter told the Associated Press this week. Read more about Angela Guess: Internet of Things, the beginning: a beach



John Humphreys: Internet of Things: A Nervous System for the Planet?

Source: "If you think the digital world is crowded now, wait to you see what the next few years will bring. Today, there are roughly two Internet-connected devices for every man, woman and child on the planet. By 2025, analysts are forecasting that this ratio will rise past six. This means we can expect to grow to nearly 50 billion Internet-connected devices in the next decade." Read more about John Humphreys: Internet of Things: A Nervous System for the Planet?



John Whitehead: EyeSee You and the Internet of Things: Watching You While You Shop

"... Of course, the government has done little to regulate this booming industry and safeguard consumer privacy, leaving corporations to take the lead in determining how this data is collected and used. Not surprisingly, privacy is low on their list of priorities. However, the fact that all of this information can also be data mined by the police and a multitude of government agents ..." Read more about John Whitehead: EyeSee You and the Internet of Things: Watching You While You Shop



Alex Gluhak & Rob van Kranenburg: New instruments of governance for our societies

How much time do we have left before our current forms of organization break under the weight of growing self- organization capabilities? And how do we salvage the strengths of that system: inclusiveness, generic infrastructure, short term vs long term planning?  Read more about Alex Gluhak & Rob van Kranenburg: New instruments of governance for our societies



Glen Allmendinger: Where Will Value Be Created In The Internet of Things & People?

Glen Allmendinger, Newletter, Harbor Research: "If you’re a vendor of connectivity products with no long-term data services strategy, you’re in the Internet of Things booster rocket. You may well have a great short-term lift-off. But when the booster runs out of fuel (product-centric profits), you’ll fall back to Earth.  And that’s going to hurt. Read more about Glen Allmendinger: Where Will Value Be Created In The Internet of Things & People?



Dana Blankenhorn: Google's Page Dreams of a Bigger Internet of Things

Source. "What turns a technology executive into a legend is the size and shape of his or her dreams. Google (GOOG_)CEO Larry Page has some massive ones, as he told Fortune this week. "There's a tendency for people to think about the things that exist," he told Miguel Helft. "Our job is to think of the thing you haven't thought of yet that you really need." Read more about Dana Blankenhorn: Google's Page Dreams of a Bigger Internet of Things



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