• IoT Council: Three Questions on IoT: Toby Considine

    In the mid-90s. I was giving talks on the “enterprise-responsive building” as a faculty member of the Institute of Facilities Management. By 2000, I was evaluating proposals for the “Green Registrar” services, scheduling classes into rooms that would minimize energy use during early morning, late afternoon (consolidation) and then looking into university classroom schedules interacting…

  • IoT Council: Three Questions on IoT: Lara Srivastava

    I first came across IoT around 2003/2004 when I was working on emerging tech as part of the new initiatives / foresight programme i was managing at the UN/ITU. I believed it was going to be a key element of our future technological and social landscape and I pushed for it to be the subject…

  • IoT Council: Three Questions on IoT: Ann Light

    When did you hear first of IoT? In what context was that? IoT was the European term that came up during the first decade of the new millennium for what the US was calling calm technology or ubiquitous technology at that point. I recall Rob doing a lot to make that term stick. When Claire…

  • IoT Council: Three Questions on IoT: Hani Khalaf

    When did you hear first of IoT? In what context was that? This was in 2012, when Cisco merged the “Emerging Technology” business unit along with other adjacent technologies and formed the IOT Business Unit. I joined that business unit and began talking about it to customers and our internal Teams. At that time, people…

  • IoT Council: Three Questions on IoT: Friedhelm Becker

    The first time, I heard about IoT was around the year 2000. In the context of digital communication, to me it only meant considering networks for communication rather than point to point interfaces. So it caught little attention. As mentioned above it only meant another communication path. Background information: Since 1974 I work in the…

  • IoT Council: Three Questions on IoT: Angela Tumino

    When did you hear first of IoT? In what context was that? 2011, a ‘visionary’ consultant came to our university (Politecnico di Milano) and suggested us to launch a new line of research on IoT. I’m a management engineer, and we start to discuss with our colleagues of the informatics&electronics department to figure out what…

  • IoT Council: Three questions on IoT: Gérald Santucci

    When did you hear first of IoT? In what context was that? I first learned about IoT in 2004 while considering to draft a communication on RFID at European Commission’s DG CNECT. The phrase caught my mind during discussions with academia (ETH Zürich, Auto-ID Center) and industry (SAP, ie “sense and respond », EPCglobal). A…

  • IoT Council: Three questions on IoT: Pierre Métivier

    When did you hear first of IoT? In what context was that? « On January 28, 2009, I walked into the office of Dominique Guenaux, founder of the Orfidée company, for one of the many “networking” meetings that keep executives and freelance consultants on the lookout for new contacts and opportunities. Dominique showed me, neatly…

  • If you have some time

    Dear all, Something else. No hurry. I am writing a text on the origins of IoT and am asking a few experts these three questions: When did you hear first of IoT? In what context was that? Did you think it was something big then or just another technology? What were your dreams, hopes for…

  • Citizen Jury on Consumer Internet of Things (IoT)

    A citizen jury is a way to understand the public’s opinion on specific subjects that, in turn, helps to inform how we write our guidance. Impact Research conducted a citizen jury on our behalf to find out what the public thought about Internet of Things (IoT) products. The research focused on IoT products available to people on…