David Logsdon and Chuck Brooks: Smart cities, the Internet of Things and the Blue Revolution

At the end of the 14th century, a handful of Italian intellectuals banded together to help create a "rinascita" (rebirth) of learning. These Renaissance intellectuals blended literature, art and culture to help drive innovation and the first true "smart" cities were born.

Now seven centuries later, we have encountered a core set of technological game-changers.

Leah Becerra: What Is The Internet Of Things?

Here's a question: What is the Internet of Things?

You've probably heard this term tossed around a lot recently, and it might seem like some airy concept, but it's actually more tangible than you'd think. 

OK — the Internet of Things is technically a concept, but the reason it's tangible is because it involves everyday things in your home, like an appliance, that would connect to the Internet. And when those devices analyze data about you and your habits, they become a lot more useful. But these devices go a step further and also recognize other devices.

German and British Governments to Keynote at TU-Automotive Europe – Europe’s Biggest Connected Car Event

TU-Automotive Europe Conference & Exhibition 2015 (2-3 Nov, Stuttgart) has been endorsed by the German and British governments as the automotive industry’s go-to conference for learning and networking in the connected car and auto mobility domain.

TU-Automotive has just confirmed 2 brand-new keynote presentations from -

Norbert Barthle, Parliamentary State Secretary, Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (DE)
Iain Forbes, Head of the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, Department for Transport (UK)

Victor Polyakov: Future trends for the Industrial Internet of Things

Industrial Internet of Things is a new milestone in contemporary industrialization which redistributes manufacturing companies' impact on the market.

Industrial Internet of Things is mainly interesting to enterprises seeking for leadership by prices dumping and cost optimization. It's becoming possible now due to production automation and raw materials economy through integration with intelligent systems.

Chris Rezendes : INEX IoT IMPACT LAB Breaks New Ground with Field-Based Pilot Model

The IoT IMPACT LABS brings together critical stakeholders to enable successful IoT solution development, deployment and value creation. LABS sponsors, IoT technology developers, regional businesses and public agencies are collaborating with LABS teams to help field-test, document and commercialize the most efficient and effective approaches to IoT market development, enterprise value creation and community impact.

Kieren McCarthy: Would you trust Intel, Vodafone, Siemens et al with Internet of Things security? You'll have to

Gang set up foundation to blame when IoT goes titsup

A new non-profit foundation dedicated to improving security in the "internet of things" launched on Wednesday.

More than 30 companies including Intel, Vodafone, Siemens, and BT are the founding members of the foundation, whose mission is to "make the Internet of Things secure, to aid its adoption, and maximize its benefits."

The IoTSF will focus on best practices and knowledge sharing. It will host a conference in London in December on IoT security.

The first Internet of Things Solutions World Congress closes with strong industry engagement

The Internet of Things Solutions World Congress (IOTSWC) closed its doors today on a high note after three days of strong industry engagement and top level conferences. Organized by Fira de Barcelona the IOTSWC gathered 88 companies and 120 speakers and became an international reference event in the industrial internet stage after its first edition.

Rudi Lueg: The Internet Of Things In Distribution Operations

Industry research firm Gartner recently reported that the Internet of Things (IoT) is going to impact businesses with its exponential adoption rate reaching 26 billion devices by 2020. Gartner said “that IoT product and service suppliers will generate incremental revenue exceeding $300 billion, mostly in services, in 2020. It will result in $1.9 trillion in global economic value-add through sales into diverse end markets.” Businesses can’t afford to miss this opportunity for tremendous growth.

Gil Press: Internet Of Things (IoT) News Roundup: Onwards And Upwards To 30 Billion Connected Things

Fresh out of topping Gartner’s most hyped technologies list for the second year in a row, the Internet of Things (IoT) has kept its buzz going over the last couple of weeks with a series of announcements and new market analysis reports. First, here’s a sample of recent announcements:

Zoltan Istvan: I just got a computer chip implanted in my hand — and the rest of the world won't be far behind

The 1960s were about peace, love, and drugs. I believe the next decade will be about virtual reality, implants, and transhumanism.

Even though I was born after the 1960s, I've always been fascinated with that era. Some people credit Ken Kesey’s cross country bus trip as helping to spawn a generation of hippies. My Immortality Bus trip — a cross-country bus journey to spread the word about my Transhumanist Party campaign for the 2016 U.S. presidency, along with the need for a pro-science and longevity culture — aims to stir up the national consciousness as well.

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