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.

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



Sandy Klausner: If not a clean slate approach, what else is there to do?

To support intelligence in the network; to actually perform all the 'magical' things the IoT is supposed to be and do; to get a big slice of the 14.4 trillion dollar pie that certain companies (whose names I won't mention) have identified as 'the biggest thing in big things,' will require a transition from an information technology infrastructure to a knowledge technology infrastructure. Read more about Sandy Klausner: If not a clean slate approach, what else is there to do?



William Jackson: If you want a smarter city, start with parking. Yes, parking.

Source: "Cisco has big hopes for its Smart+Connected Communities program. It envisions municipal mesh Wi-Fi networks supporting innovative services and applications ranging from smart cars to smart trash cans. Cisco is betting that a new generation of municipal Wi-Fi, incorporating the Internet of Things, will enable smarter management of city infrastructure and better delivery of city services. Read more about William Jackson: If you want a smarter city, start with parking. Yes, parking.



Rick Bouter: Internet of Things: What’s in a name?

Source: "The internet of things is far more than just gadgets. What are we really talking about, and what is the context of the bigger picture?

Cisco talks about Internet of Everything, General Electric about the Industrial web, Microsoft calls it the Web of the World, the Germans speak of Industry 4.0 and Bosch about the Internet of things and services. Still there is no end at the list. Read more about Rick Bouter: Internet of Things: What’s in a name?



Elecia White: For Embedded Engineers, the IoT Is Not Yet Here

Source: "The Internet of Things is supposed to describe a world where connected devices improve our lives. But an embedded engineer finds crippling tradeoffs in every solution today. Let me introduce myself: I'm an embedded software developer. As far as signal processing, processor selection, battery handling, interfaces to peripherals, and optimization goes, well, I've got those skills nailed. Read more about Elecia White: For Embedded Engineers, the IoT Is Not Yet Here



Bob Frankston: The Internet of Things versus the Access Framing

Source: "Having used connected computers for nearly half a century I take it for granted that the Internet is about seamless connectivity which starts locally, at home. However to most people the Internet is something they access only after agreeing to pay a service provider because, in the past, the Internet was the province of university researchers with only limited access to outsiders. Read more about Bob Frankston: The Internet of Things versus the Access Framing



Joe Panettieri: Tomorrow's MSP customers may be silicon.

Conventional wisdom says MSPs need to push beyond basic device management (PCs, servers) and increasingly focus on delivering a great end-user experience. But what if that advice is completely wrong? For example: What if you, as an MSP, completely ignore flesh and blood customers. ....In other words: Is there an opportunity for MSPs to cash in on Machine to Machine (M2M) or the Internet of Things (IoT) computing? Read more about Joe Panettieri: Tomorrow's MSP customers may be silicon.



Peter Nalika: Fisher: Intel chips dedicated to support the 'Internet of things'

Source: "The evolution of IT, all of you are here because you want to improve and support the business through consolidation, networking, virtualization etc.

IT is moving from being support to being central to businesses, this is what is driving change in the mission of enterprise businesses, and it is not only driving the center of gravity for business but also building it. Read more about Peter Nalika: Fisher: Intel chips dedicated to support the 'Internet of things'



The Internet of Things: A Next-Generation Opportunity for Channel Partners

The rise of a globally connected continuum of devices and objects—the so-called Internet of Things—will unleash untold possibilities for businesses and the people they touch. But the “things” are only a small part of a much larger architecture. ... it will be increasingly important to think about IoT not simply as a set of components, but as a fully integrated architecture. Read more about The Internet of Things: A Next-Generation Opportunity for Channel Partners



Things are getting interesting

According to Richard Mortier from the University of Nottingham in the UK, the Internet of Things describes the growing connectivity of those ordinary products and appliances we use, on a physical level, every day. In a recent article for The Conversation, Mortier predicts these objects will increasingly have internet connections (either wired or wireless) embedded, allowing us to interact with them remotely, and indeed for them to make their own interactions on our behalf." Read more about Things are getting interesting



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