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.

Ton Steenman: Intel's bet on the Internet of Things

"What is your day-to-day?

We really try to enable the internet of things for many of our customers, and for them, it is really about, how to unleash business transformation with these new devices they are connecting up?

What does it mean on a day- to-day basis? How are you trying to jumpstart a market that is only beginning to exist?
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Gartner: Top IT predictions for 2014 and beyond

As the structure of businesses and industries change, the IT systems that support them will change and so will the skills, processes and controls needed to keep them functioning.

The day when 3D-printed computer architecture exists is upon us, and the days when the digital business, smart machines or the Internet of Things change what computers are may not be far off." Read more about Gartner: Top IT predictions for 2014 and beyond



Stefan Ferber: Ten challenges the international IoT community needs to master

Source: "We expect the Internet of Things (IoT) to be the biggest system that mankind has ever built: In a few years’ time, 75% of the world’s population will have access to the internet and by 2015 alone, we expect there to be more than 6.5 billion objects connected to the internet and cooperating partially without human intervention. Read more about Stefan Ferber: Ten challenges the international IoT community needs to master



Rory Cellan-Jones: Baked in Britain, the millionth Raspberry Pi

Source: "For British computing this is quite a day. The Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced that a million of the tiny cheap computers aimed at transforming education have now been made in the UK. When the Pi was launched in February last year, the device was made in China. But a few months on, production was brought home to Sony's Pencoed factory in South Wales..At first neither he nor Upton thought it would be possible Read more about Rory Cellan-Jones: Baked in Britain, the millionth Raspberry Pi



Gartner Says the Digital World Re-Invents Industries and Destroys the Boundaries Between Them

Source: "Digital business applies unprecedented combinations of new technologies to generate revenue and value, so it's imperative that CIOs step up and lead in the digital world, according to Gartner, Inc. The digital world reshapes industries, reinvents business processes and models Read more about Gartner Says the Digital World Re-Invents Industries and Destroys the Boundaries Between Them



Lance Harris: The Internet of things promises to transform manufacturing supply chains over the next decade.

Source: "The manufacturing industry is set to be shaken by what some industry pundits call a ‘fourth industrial revolution', following the steam engine, the conveyor belt, and early IT and automation technology. Like the three revolutions that preceded it, the fourth revolution, triggered by the Internet of things, Read more about Lance Harris: The Internet of things promises to transform manufacturing supply chains over the next decade.



Anthony Townsend: Is a city a tree? Foursquare and urban pattern languages

Source: "What can Foursquare can tell us about urban design, complexity, and the future of smart cities?

Anthony Townsend of the Institute for the Future looks at the digital lattices of our concrete canyons in this excerpt from his new book just out today, Smart Cities: Big Data, Civil Hackers, and the Quest for a New Utopia Read more about Anthony Townsend: Is a city a tree? Foursquare and urban pattern languages



Transform Your Home into a Smart Home for Under $250 Bucks

Source: ""You might have heard the ‘Internet of Things’ bandied about as a sort of new wave of connectivity. Well, the wave is crashing to shore. The Internet of Things means, roughly speaking, a bunch of things that aren’t traditional computers, but are hooked up to the Internet anyway. If that seems like a broad definition, it is – we’re talking everything from light bulbs to refrigerators to thermostats, and that’s just for starters. Read more about Transform Your Home into a Smart Home for Under $250 Bucks



Antony Savvas: Internet of Things market will be worth almost $9 trillion

Source: "The Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity drive will create a market worth up to $8.9 trillion by 2020, according to analyst IDC.
IoT covers anything from smart meters and machine-to-machine telematics to internet-enabled fridges and coffee machines.
IDC said IoT would grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.9 percent between now and 2020, to reach $8.9 trillion. Read more about Antony Savvas: Internet of Things market will be worth almost $9 trillion



Alain Louchez: The Human Side of the Internet of Things

IoT has been defined as "a global infrastructure for the information society." Within this vision, "things" e.g., everyday objects or machines, and people are interacting, whether this interaction takes place between things and things or things and people, through the Internet anywhere, anytime. …..

Even ethics (i.e., we know we can do it, but should we?) is becoming part of the IoT conversation. Read more about Alain Louchez: The Human Side of the Internet of Things



Brian Proffitt: Your Heart, Connected

Source: "The Internet of Things promises that every object will eventualy be hooked up to a network. And 3D printing promises that any object we can imagine, we can build—on site and on demand. And big data promises we'll know everything there is to know about these networked objects.

What happens when you put those innovations together?

For starters, reach up to the left side of your chest and consider what lies beneath. Read more about Brian Proffitt: Your Heart, Connected



Ajit Jaokar: Accelerating the Open Source IOT ecosystem

Organised jointly by webinos and the Internet of Things Council – the free event is designed to bring to practitioners of the Open Source IOT/M2M ecosystem.
 
Jointly chaired by industry thought leaders Rob van Kranenburg and Ajit Jaokar, the event is designed to accelerate the Open source IOT ecosystem by addressing large scale/enterprise level problems specifically - Privacy, Security, Data, Big Data, Openness and most importantly interoperability.
 
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Adrian McEwen: Slides From KidNet: Teaching the Internet of Things to Key Stage 2

Source: "On 20th September a collection of people from across Europe converged on the RCA in Battersea for a day of exploring ways that we could introduce the Internet of Things into schools. The event, KidNet, was arranged by Marija Nikolic and Rob van Kranenburg. Adrian went along to present the work that MCQN Ltd has been doing with Imagication to take the Internet of Things into primary schools. Read more about Adrian McEwen: Slides From KidNet: Teaching the Internet of Things to Key Stage 2



davidllewelynjones: The Sharing Economy meets the Internet of Things

Source: "Noise over what has been called Collaborative Consumption – and elsewhere The Sharing Economy – has been increasing in volume for some months now. Kickstarter, a crowdfunding business that exists to let people from anywhere in the world donate to singular projects, is a great example of this new philosophy. The company has played roles in funding films, games consoles and civic projects... Read more about davidllewelynjones: The Sharing Economy meets the Internet of Things



Ben van Lier: Techno Sapiens and the future of healthcare

The technological developments that meet are mainly in the field of nano, bio- and cognitive technology, combined with ICT. One of the areas where this convergence is steadily becoming visible is healthcare. Surgical robots are perhaps one of the most eye-catching examples. In the field of medicine we also see applications based on nano- or biotechnology which can detect and control certain effects of diseases in the human body. Read more about Ben van Lier: Techno Sapiens and the future of healthcare



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