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.

Sonia Bussu: Public engagement on Internet of Things essential if we are to put societal values at the centre of technological developments

Source: “How do we ensure that the ‘next big thing’ – Internet of Things – be harnessed for the public good? Sonia Bussu of UK’s Involve argues that the involvement of the public is key to ensure that a common language is developed, and that societal values at put at the centre of technological developments.

Sally A. Applin & Michael Fischer: PolySocial Reality: Prospects for Extending User Capabilities Beyond Mixed, Dual and Blended Reality

Source: “The technology industry has evolved over the years with a development lens increasingly focused on end users and usage cases. Indeed, for the past decade or more, personas (the designer-created profiles of end users) have become stand-ins for various usage cases and user models. With regard to location aware software and mobile applications Read more about Sally A. Applin & Michael Fischer: PolySocial Reality: Prospects for Extending User Capabilities Beyond Mixed, Dual and Blended Reality

Joab Jackson: Google wants you to design the Internet of Things

Source: “As part of a new effort to generate more Internet of Things technologies, Google is planning to issue a number of grants to facilitate pioneering research in this nascent field of computing. “While the Internet of Things (IoT) conjures a vision of ‘anytime, any place’ connectivity for all things, the realization is complex given the need to work across interconnected and heterogeneous systems, and the special considerations needed for security, privacy, and safety,” co-wrote Google chief Internet evangelist

Stilgherrian: All aboard the internet of things infosec hype train

Source: “”My tech vendor 2015 predictions media release: Buzz, acronyms, and veiled sales pitches will continue to dominate tech landscape. Stop," tweeted Tim Marshall, whose day job is, um, public relations for a tech vendor. Please dispense a full dose of irony supplement lozenges immediately.
Jokes aside, Marshall is spot on. My inbox overfloweth with vendor press releases touting information security predictions for 2015 that, put together, represent a collective statement of the bleeding obvious. Mobile devices will become more popular targets.

Jonathan Wilkins: Internet of Things - making every second count

Source: "Did you know that the world's population spends a total of 500,000 hours a day typing Internet security codes (CAPTCHAs)? That's a lot of time dedicated to something that, while useful for internet security, has no value whatsoever to the individual. If it were possible to eliminate at least some similar procedures and protocols from daily life, we'd all have significantly more time for pleasurable activities. We're not advocating a descent into hedonism; we're just saying time could sometimes be spent better.

India m2m + iot forum 2015 to focus on Capitalizing Connected World

New Delhi, India, 10 December 2014 – announces the 2nd Edition of its flagship conference ‘India m2m + iot Forum 2015’  scheduled to be held on Thursday, 19 February 2015 and Friday, 20 February 2015 at The Royal Plaza, 19 Ashok Road, New Delhi, India. Now in its 2nd edition, India m2m + iot Forum has gained a repute of being a not-to-be-missed conference for the professionals engaged in machine-to-machine (m2m) and internet of things (iot) domain and its various vertical industry applications.

Gillian Shaw: Telus launches Internet of Things Marketplace

Source: “Telus announced the launch of its IoT Marketplace today, an online platform that will give start-ups and other Internet of Things innovators a launching pad to commercialize their technology and give customers a one-stop-shop for IoT solutions. Among the 78 companies across Canada already signed on are Greater Vancouver’s Mojio, creators of an after-market device to connect cars to the Internet, CommandWear Systems and IoT Design Shop. At a time when the Internet of Things — a trend that is seeing everything from

Chris Pedigo: Trust and the Future of The Internet of Things

Source: “Earlier this week, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) released its 10 Policy Principles for Unlocking the Potential of the Internet of Things. While the report touts the enormous potential for a connected world, it unfortunately misses the point that industry needs to do more to build transparency and choice around data collection before this next component of our digital world becomes ubiquitous.
The ability to capitalize on all of the amazing benefits from new technology won’t happen without consumer trust.

Brett Molina: Tech Five: Intel joins 'Internet of things' movement

Source: “Intel is making a giant push into the "Internet of things." Let's take a look at the tech stocks to watch Wednesday: The chip maker unveiled its IoT platform designed to provide an Internet connection to every day items. The company plans on partnering with several companies including Accenture and Dell to build out the platform's ecosystem. Shares of the semiconductor company are down 1.2% in pre-market trading after raising its revenue guidance for the fourth quarter. CNBC reports the company also announced a $1 billion stock buyback.”

M2M Now Magazine: How women are impacting on the IoT

Source: “Anna Vega discovers how women are contributing to the Internet of Things (IoT).
“IoT is a tool, an expertise, and an enabler that’s set to impact across all sectors, which is what makes it so interesting and also potentially very disruptive,” said Lorna Goulden, director at Creative Innovation Works.
Svetlana Grant, project director, Future IoT Networks at GSMA, agrees: “The IoT is likely to apply to every single business out there, in the same way that the internet currently does.”
IoT-enabling ‘control and sensing’ c

Howard Fienberg: Policymakers helping to build or ruin the Internet of Things

Source: “On December 4, the Center for Data Innovation hosted a conversation about the future of the Internet of Things and the role for policymaking in either stifling innovation or crippling it. The event coincided with the release of a report on their 10 policy principles for unlocking the Internet of Things.
Speaking at the event, Sen. Deb Fischer (R-NE) remarked that the “transformative innovation” in the Internet of Things is different from the explosive growth of the mobile

Clint Finley: The Internet of Anything: A Social Network for the World’s Online Sensors

Source: “When her oldest daughter was diagnosed with asthma last March, Yodi Stanton installed air pollution sensors around her London home. She wanted to see if there were links between her daughter’s attacks and the number of dirty particles in the air. Ultimately, she wasn’t able to find a correlation. But maybe some else will find gold in this data. Instead of keeping it to herself, Stanton streamed the data to a public online service she helped create called, and from there, it can be accessed

James Temperton: ’Enchanted objects' will kill the internet of things in 2015

Source: “Smart objects that blend fashion and our everyday lives will kill off the internet of things in 2015, according to Cedric Hutchings, CEO of Withings. The French company, best known for its smart scales and sensor-packed watches, is now targeting fashion over traditional tech in a bid to expand its business.
Speaking at Le Web 2014 in Paris, Hutchings said the smart devices of the future would be integrated into "dumb" objects we already take for granted: "Wearables need not to be 'dropables'.

IoT Asia: Transform Businesses Through IoT Adoption

IoT Asia: In Asia Pacific, the Internet of Things (IoT) adoption is expected to grow to US$57.96 billion by 2020. Based on the latest report by Frost & Sullivan, total Asia Pacific spending on Internet of Things is forecasted to reach US$9.96 billion in 2014 and will continue to grow at a CAGR of 34.1% to reach US$57.96 billion by 2020. Even as news on Internet of Things developments and projects large and small continue to hit the headlines, preconceptions and questions from potential adopters remain, such as:  • What is the adoption process like? • How complex is the technology and integration process?

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Stephen Blank: The Right Questions to Ask About the Internet of Things

Source: “The automation world has be abuzz recently about the possibility of the Internet of Things (IoT) and its role in automation. Currently, I have no less than four trade publications on my desk open to recent articles on IoT. All of the publications speak of the benefits and pitfalls. (Side note: It's interesting that most of the articles I have read have been written by manufacturers of devices and software, or by people who have a vested interest in promoting these vendors.) In short, IoT speaks of device-to-device (or device-to-enterprise) communication.


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