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.

Ben Rossi: Gartner predicts 250 million connected vehicles with automated driving capabilities by 2020

Source: “’The connected car is already a reality, and in-vehicle wireless connectivity is rapidly expanding from luxury models and premium brands, to high-volume midmarket models'
By 2020, there will be a quarter billion connected vehicles on the road, enabling new in-vehicle services and automated driving capabilities, according to Gartner.
During the next five years, the proportion of new vehicles equipped with this capability will increase dramatically, making connected cars


Ben East: How to Fly a Horse: The Secret History of Creation, Invention, and Discovery review – Kevin Ashton’s recipe for success

Source: “In the first few days of 2015, the CEO of Samsung promised that the Internet of Things – where everything is connected to the internet – was coming. That there really will be a day where a fridge can detect what we’re running low on and order it for us online. A great idea… except Kevin Ashton was proposing the internet of things in 1999, which meant the British tech pioneer swiftly became something of a superhero for the TED set. He still is: as he admits in his preface, his talks end up Read more about Ben East: How to Fly a Horse: The Secret History of Creation, Invention, and Discovery review – Kevin Ashton’s recipe for success



Bruno Berthon: The Human Impact Of The Industrial Internet Of Things

Source: “Will digital technology be positive for workers and jobs? Amid today’s public debate about the consequences of artificial intelligence and advanced robotics, along comes the industrial Internet of things (IIoT). Little understood but potentially very significant for multiple industry sectors, this next wave of technology will create more jobs than it will destroy, according to the majority of business leaders Accenture has surveyed.
The industrial Internet of things is a fast-growing network of intelligent connected devices, machines and objects.


Michael Wayne : To All Makers, Parents of Makers, Siblings of Makers, Supporters of Makers and Lovers of Entrepreneurship:

Makers do what they love because they have the freedom to make as they please with open source technologies. This is the PRECISE reason that Maker Faire North Carolina cannot die and it must live on no matter the cost: Creativity springs eternal from the Maker Movement. 
 
If you have not seen the Massimo Banzi youtube video: How Arduino is Open Sourcing Imagination, I highly, highly recommend watching it.


Strukhoff: IoT 2040 Aims to Address the Big Problems

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation recently identified four keys areas in which to focus for the next 15 years: Health, Farming, Banking, and Education. Bill himself holds forth on a regular basis about the challenges facing many billions of people in the world, particularly in Africa, as well as the opportunities to save lives and change lives. He does not seem naïve about the enormity of the challenges, and does not offer technology as a simple panacea to what ails the world. He does not seem naïve about the enormity of the challenges, and does not offer technology as a simple panacea to what ails the world. Read more about Strukhoff: IoT 2040 Aims to Address the Big Problems



Corbin Ball: The Internet of Things and its Impact on Tradeshows and Events

Source: “Hundreds of billions of sensors are deploying quietly, they will track our every move and monitor almost everything with which we interact;
The Internet of Things (IOT) will transform society and will have a significant impact on tradeshows and events. As everything links with everything else, this will be the next big technology revolution!
 
IOT is the connection of objects and people to transfer data over a network without the need for human interaction.


Dean Takahashi: ARM will wrestle Intel to power the Internet of Things (interview)

Source: “The folks at ARM, the Cambridge, England-based designer of low-power processors, are kind of greedy. They pretty much own the mobile processor market, through their dozens of licensees who make chips for everything from the Apple iPhone to the latest LG curved smartphones.
But they also want to own the Internet of Things, or smart and connected everyday devices. Jem Davies, an ARM fellow and vice president of technology, told me about the company’s plans to get its chips into Internet of Things gadgets.


Paul Daugherty: Reimagining Business With the Industrial Internet of Things

Source: “Smart vehicles and driverless cars were all the rage at the recent International CES in Las Vegas. But just imagine the business and economic potential that could be unleashed if such technologies could be applied to industrial sectors beyond consumer electronics. The positive impact on productivity and economic competitiveness would be staggering. The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is a fast-growing network of increasingly intelligent connected devices, machines and physical objects. Accenture estimates that it could add


Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols: Ubuntu wants to be the OS for the Internet of Things

Source: “Mea culpa! When I first saw that Canonical was coming out with its own combination of Docker containers and a lightweight Linux distribution in Ubuntu Core, I presumed it was a pure server play. I was wrong. Canonical, Ubuntu Linux's parent company, also wants to turn Ubuntu Core into the operating system for the Internet of Things.
Ubuntu One self-heals because unlike most operating systems, when a change needs to be made, instead of patching


Michele Nati: SocioTal IoT Meetup Guildford: Vital, OperaBit and Vzzual

15 people attended Sociotal #IoT Meetup Guildford 7 on Tuesday January 20. Michele Nati took notes (see pdf) and has some takeaways and questions:
- Q: business model for that? They have stakeholders interested to offer workspaces
OperaBit
- Q: find use case - I would suggest to do SO.  What producer see as value proposition and BM?
Vzzual


Colin Barker: Is blockchain the key to the Internet of Things? IBM and Samsung think it might just be

Source: “If the Internet of Things (IoT) is to be the quantum leap in computing that many people are predicting, then to start with it needs to prove that it is feasible to link up billions of devices on networks around the world - without running into cost and privacy concerns.
One development that could make this possible is the 'blockchain' system pioneered by Bitcoin.
IBM and Samsung are working together to build a proof of concept system for the next generation of the IoT.


Emma Byrne: I Hate 'The Internet Of Things' -- But I Love The Internet Of Things

Source:”As a CIO, your boss or your peers are probably asking you about the Internet of Things (IoT). Or they soon will be.
 
But what is it?
 
It’s hard to find a sensible definition of IoT. After all, the Internet has always been made up of things. And if we can’t even define what IoT is, how can we think sensibly about the size and shape of the market?
It’s time to sift the predictions...


David Meyer: Robots embrace Ubuntu as it invades the internet of things

Source: “Canonical has revealed what I reckon is its biggest announcement in years: Ubuntu is about to invade the internet of things with a minimal version of the Linux distribution that it hopes will provide a standardized platform for connected devices from drones to home hubs.
“Snappy” Ubuntu Core came out of Canonical‘s mobile efforts (which are yet to go anywhere) and was made available on Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and the Google Cloud Platform at the end of 2014.


IoT SocioTal Meetup Ghent with Tom Collins of IoT methodology

Pictures by Dirk Van De Vyver. Intel is sponsoring three IoT Ghent Meetups with hardware and documentation. The Meetup used the financial support to facilitate the trip to Intel Munich of Tom Collins who received a personal training with the Galileo and Edison and got wiser as to Intel’s road shows. During the Meetups two Galileos and an Edison were distributed among the participants. On February 25 the Meetup will be dedicated to pitches of potential demos and projects with them. The winner receives a 1000 euro to build it and then present this is in the April 30 Meetup.  Read more about IoT SocioTal Meetup Ghent with Tom Collins of IoT methodology



Alessandro Bassi: IoT Reference Architecture Landscape:(Meet IoT-A Newsletter)

In the recent past, the number of projects and standardisation bodies promoting a "Reference Architecture" for IoT has grown considerably. When the Internet of Things - Architecture (IoT-A) project started, back in 2010, it was the first attempt to define an Architectural Reference Model for the Internet of Things. Starting with the new decade, several SDO started working on this area, and now we are in a situation where we run the risk of having too many standards in a single domain.  Read more about Alessandro Bassi: IoT Reference Architecture Landscape:(Meet IoT-A Newsletter)



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