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.

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Rob van Kranenburg: When IoT was called AMI and Europe was kicking it (2000)

02/05/2016 - 10:56
From the 80s onwards there were different terms proposed to describe the networking of physical objects: ambient intelligence, calm computing, ubicomp, pervasive computing. Two dominant characteristics unite these different perspectives; first, a sense that internet connectivity is becoming...

(2013) The Societal Impact of the Internet of Things: A report of a workshop on the Internet of Things organized by BCS

02/05/2016 - 10:33
The Societal Impact of the Internet of Things: A report of a workshop on the Internet of Things organized by BCS – The Chartered Institute for IT, on Thursday 14 February 2013. The Chairs were Jeremy Crump (BCS) and Ian Brown (...

Ben Ice: Internet of Things a household novelty, true potential lies in commercial use

02/05/2016 - 10:04
As we continue to hear about how the appliances in our homes will become more and more connected, many objects remain useless beyond their normal function – ‘connected’ or not. Big brands are marketing their connected appliances as new household communal hubs – heating,...

Sumit Chakraberty: This IoT startup is competing with GE and winning. Here’s how.

02/05/2016 - 09:33
Remember when the Nokia 6100 was the most popular phone? That era is gone. Phones have gotten smart. Internet connections, apps, and a host of services come with them. Today you’d want a smartphone, not a dumb gadget. Something similar is now happening in the world of industrial...

Giulio Coraggio : New IoT business models – Are you ready?

02/05/2016 - 09:30
The Internet of Things (IoT) is leading to a shift from a business based on products to a business of services, triggering new legal issues to which companies might not be prepared. The title of a famous article of 2011 from Marc Andreessen is Why software is eating the world? At that time he was commenting...

Navi-mumbai: ‘Housing socs not using tagged garbage bins’

02/05/2016 - 09:22
Summary: The tagged bins were found stored in society storerooms and the garbage was dumped in the old untagged bins. "The purpose of tagging the bins with RFID chips was to ensure the department could track waste disposal system in real time. NAVI MUMBAI: The civic body is unable to monitor the garbage...

Canadian delegates to exchange ideas over Smart City project

01/05/2016 - 22:12
A delegation from Canadian Embassy is likely to visit Ludhiana on May 5 for a healthy discussion on the Smart City project of Ludhiana. The aim of the meeting is to exchange ideas over the important development projects for the city under the Smart City plan. This is not the first time that such a delegation is visiting...

2016 IEEE 3rd World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT) 12-14 December 2016 — Reston, USA

01/05/2016 - 22:07
IoT: Smart Innovation for Vibrant Ecosystems Special Session Submissions IEEE WF-IoT 2016 will be hosting a series of special sessions and invites the submission of special session proposals. They should emphasize on current topics relevant to the IoT...

Leo Sun: Nokia Corporation Makes a $193 Million Bet On the Internet of Things

01/05/2016 - 22:02
Nokia just bought Withings to expand into the digital health market. Nokia (NYSE: NOK) recently announced plans to buy French wearables maker Withings for 170 million euros ($193 million) in a surprising return to the consumer hardware market. The company -- which sells fitness trackers, scales,...

Brian Sozzi: Cisco's John Chambers: 'The Majority of Big Tech Companies Won't Be Relevant in Five Years'

01/05/2016 - 21:53
John Chambers, like Cisco (CSCO - Get Report) , the tech giant he served as chairman and CEO of for over 20 years, has been in an almost constant state of reinvention.  The gregarious 66-year-old Chambers...

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