5th Living Bits and Things 2015 June 8th – 9th, 2015, Bled, Slovenia

In its 5th year »Living bits and things 2015« is all about delivering the value of the IoT to the market. Primarily focused to business applications it addresses the most relevant challenges in Smart Healthcare and Wellbeing, Smart cities and Industrial applications. Traditionally the event gives attendees insights and understanding of the central and east Europe (CEE) region and opportunity to share and discuss the challenges with professionals and experts. Security and privacy are today considered as the issues which need special attention and together

Nicole Kobie: What is the internet of things?

Among its many other cultural and economic assets, Google is accumulating a rather comprehensive record of what is troubling us, from asking the search engine to diagnose our disease symptoms to whether we will ever find true love. It seems only natural, then, to turn to Google to decrypt the latest piece of technical jargon, “the internet of things”. It is a term that internet users have been peppering the search engine with questions about. But what does it mean for real life? We’ve taken the most commonly asked questions about the internet of things, and answered them using a real human being.

IoTX 2015: Creating smart environments and integrated ecosystems

The age of internet ubiquity has arrived. Middle East businesses and governments are realizing how IoT is opening up a world of real opportunities and rapidly transforming our ecosystem. IoTX explores how internet of things can enable the creation of smart cities, smart government and smart businesses. IoTX 2015 conference will bring together decision makers from across the MENA region to outline opportunities for collaboration to create a smart environments and integrated ecosystems. 

Lucian Constantin: The Internet of Things to take a beating in DefCon hacking contest

This year, DefCon, the largest hacker convention in the U.S., will host a so-called IoT Village, a special place to discuss, build and break Internet-of-Things devices.

“Show us how secure (or insecure) IP enabled embedded systems are,” a description of the new village reads.

“Routers, network storage systems, cameras, HVAC systems, refrigerators, medical devices, smart cars, smart home technology, and TVs—If it is IP enabled, we’re interested.”

Ben van Lier: On the verge of machine learning and machine intelligence

In the film Transcendence, the lead actress Rebecca Hall suggests that “intelligent machines will soon allow us to conquer our most intractable challenges”. In the film, the human brain is uploaded to a collection of distributed computers. The collective thus created can learn far more quickly than would be possible among humans. The question as to whether machines can learn to think independently has occupied scientists and the corporate world for decades. The first formal considerations

Karen Reddington: Internet of Things will reshape global trade

Today’s supply chains form the arteries and veins that keep global trade alive, connecting a largely borderless, always-on world economy.

New innovations offer disruptive possibilities for the future of global trade. It’s easy to hypothesize that Star Trek-style teleportation, drones, 3-D printing, and space logistics, will change trading.

But the biggest shift to the supply chain will see it digitally connected and becoming part of the Internet of Things.

The 5th International Conference on the Internet of Things (IoT 2015) will take place October 26–28, 2015 in Seoul, S. Korea

The rapid advancement and ubiquitous penetration of mobile network, web based information creation and sharing, and software defined networking technology have been enabling sensing, predicting and controlling of physical world with information technology. Every business process can be empowered, and therefore, various industries redesign their business models and processes along Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm.

Claro Partners: Micro-business is the fastest growing segment of the global economy

Micro-enterprises are not new, but their current pace of growth, economic footprint and business models are unlike their predecessors’. This second wave of micro-business is powered by new technologies that democratise production, distribution, marketing and financial transactions. It includes micro- manufacturers, entrepreneurs enabled by online and offline platforms, and micro-businesses that are both networked and socially-funded. This wave is gaining momentum. A recent Intuit study predicted that by 2020,

John R. Quain: Why the Internet of Things is a double-edged sword

Everything will eventually be interconnected online — at least, that's the dream. Dubbed the Internet of Things, turning dumb devices like thermostats and lights into “smart” objects offer a new level of convenience for consumers. But it can also lead to problems. After the last couple of weeks, however, consumers are probably wondering just how intelligent these new gadgets are. A spate of outages in smart home and related devices virtually shut down everything from door locks, garage doors, Internet phones, lights, and security systems.

Holly LaFon: 'Internet of Things' demands more Web addresses, Internet founder says

WASHINGTON — An explosion in the number of devices that needed Internet protocol addresses as part of the "Internet of Things" has created a slower Internet for some users and a series of website problems, online pioneer Vint Cerf said Monday. Cerf, a founder of the Internet and chief Internet evangelist for Google, told an audience at the National Press Club that the world needs more Internet addresses. "The next wave of stuff is the Internet of Things," Cerf said. "Every appliance you can possibly imagine

John Rossman: Amazon’s Internet of Things (IoT) Strategy

Amazon is the master of exploring, expanding and disrupting in both retail capabilities and providing business services, typically technology services via AWS, to companies.  When they can connect the two together, there are reinforcing synergies between the capabilities and investments.  The Amazon Flywheel is a long-tested systems dynamic view of Amazon’s core retail and marketplace business.  With the recent steps in both customer devices and computing services infrastructure, the Internet of Things (IoT) launches by Amazon start to define

John M. Eger: The Internet of Everything: Boring, But So Important

When we are just getting used to Twitter and Facebook, Email and SPAM, along comes "The Internet of Everything" (IoE) where everything -- well almost everything -- is connected to everything else. Goldman Sachs calls it the 3rd wave, and points out that while:
The 1990s' fixed Internet wave connected 1 billion users ... the 2000s' mobile wave connected another 2 billion. The IoE has the potential to connect 10X as many (28 billion) "things" to the Internet by 2020, ranging from bracelets to cars. If we put some kind of sensor in a thing -- a tree, a car or a household appliance like a toilet -

STEAMLabs launches IoT teaching kit

STEAMLabs, a non-profit community makerspace, has launched an Internet of Things (IoT) teaching kit to help students and teachers navigate the world of connected devices, 3D printing and software development. The teaching kit was officially launched at the Toronto International Film Festival digiPlaySpace by a team of grade six students who used the material to construct models of Ontario's power system.
 
The IoT teaching kit is designed to help non-experts learn to teach fundamental principles of engineering and computer science in fun and engaging ways.

Tom Taulli: Internet Of Things (IoT) -- The Lean Way

Often, being early in a market is a bad thing. As the old saying goes: The pioneers are those with arrows in their back. But for entrepreneur Saar Yoskovitz, being early has turned out just fine.  In fact, he started his business, Augury, when the buzzword, the Internet of Things (IoT), did not exist yet! But based on what he was seeing at the time — back in 2011 — he knew there were some interesting trends that would rapidly become mega markets. Yet the early days were not easy. “The basic premise of connectivity was challenged from the beginning,” he said. “So being self-funded for two years was essential.

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