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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Why Open Platforms for the IoT?

12/02/2016 - 12:23
The objective of the portal is to reference the open technologies that can be used to create Internet of Things applications but also to document their interoperability, relationships, and reference to existing use cases, infrastructures and deployments. For now most of the components documented here originate from European research projects, but the initiative isn’t limited to this...

Sally Applin: Big Idea 2015: The Disruption of Disruption

12/02/2016 - 12:08
There have been lot of articles that covered disruption this year — companies both lauded by the press and future makers and thinkers (Uber) and hated by the press and future makers and thinkers (Uber), but what we will see in 2015 is the continued "Disruption" of Disruption.

Rene Millman: 6 real-life examples of IoT disrupting retail

12/02/2016 - 12:04
"Not getting on-board with a proper IoT strategy in place could leave the market to hungrier competitors in this third industrial revolution." What is the Internet of Things (IoT) and how does it affect retail? That’s a complex question, and one which many retail CIOs and CTOs are currently contending with right now....

Marcus Kirsch: How to build a Smart City for £10K: The curious case of Groningen, Netherlands

12/02/2016 - 11:57
Groningen is a 200,000 sized city in the north of the Netherlands. It is an old city with the echo of a bygone era of the Hanseatic League sometime before 1800. A university city, about 26% of the population are students and the average age is about 35. Not particularly...

Michelle Jones: Internet Of Things: More Than Just Helpful Tech

12/02/2016 - 11:00
The Internet of Things may be one of the next big things in technology, but all those smart appliances, gadgets and cars could pose a threat to our personal privacy and safety. Indeed, at a time when concerns about digital privacy have become widespread, consumers must understand that even their stove or refrigerator might...

Kristen Eichensehr: Security and the Internet of Things

12/02/2016 - 10:58
On Tuesday, the Obama administration announced a program to better secure the “Internet of Things” and also highlighted the opportunities networked devices provide for the US intelligence community. The juxtaposition of these announcements casts the Internet of Things (IoT) as the latest iteration of a recurring tension about the role...

Circular economy meets the IoT

12/02/2016 - 10:38
The economy is becoming increasingly circular as products and materials become smart and are connected to the Internet of Things. “ Products will communicate with users, collectors and remanufacturers to ensure they are returned and reused after their first life cycle. Additionally, condition monitoring of sensitive goods during transport, storage and use will expand product lifetime...

Russell Holly: Why it feels like the Internet of Things is going backwards

12/02/2016 - 10:27
The Internet of Things isn't dead, it's just taking a nap. Well, sort of. A year ago, it felt like new IoT products were being announced practically every day. Some were Kickstarter projects with broad ambitions, while others were big brand presentations that had consolidated their plans into single...

James M. Connolly: The Internet Of Things Gets Real

12/02/2016 - 10:24
Learn from the experts how IoT will affect you, and how your company can benefit from its intelligence. The irony with the Internet of Things is that it isn't really a thing. It isn't a network you can plug into. You can't call your tech supplier and say, "Send me over three IoTs." In practice, you probably won't even call it the IoT. The...

Daniele Fiandaca: How the Internet of Things will open up a new relationship between brands and consumers

12/02/2016 - 10:20
Brands are cottoning onto the idea that they can use smart products to continue a relationship with consumers after purchase, writes Daniele Fiandaca, co-founder of Creative Social. One of my favourites quotes is from James Wallman, author...

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