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I’ll be on live Thursday morning talking the IoT and Smart Cities

Cities are the future of global civilization and the economy, and smart cities are the only way they’ll survive and prosper!
Join me and two SAP experts on the subject, Dina Dayal (global vice president for Digital Enterprise Platform Group) and Saj Kumar (vice president of Digital Transformation and Internet of Things) as we guest on Bonnie D. […]

IoT for Gamechangers: Talkin’ Smart Cities

Pope Francis wasn’t the only one speaking truth to power at 10 AM this morning: I was a guest again on SAP’s “Coffee Break With Game Changers” (you can catch a rebroadcast in a few hours), talking with hostess Bonnie Graham and SAP’s Ira Berk about smart cities.
Having just read the great bio of Elon […]

Smart Cities: opportunity … and danger if security isn’t a priority

Smart cities are one of the Internet of Things’ most promising areas — as well as one of the most potentially dangerous.
As this list of smart city initiatives shows, The IoT can reduce energy consumption, cut operating costs, and improve the quality of life. However, if hacked, it could also potentially paralyze an entire city […]

New quick-install Smart Cities #IoT sensor network from Libelium

Libelium, the Spain-based wireless sensor networks platform provider, has introduced a new line of wireless sensor devices that enables installation of scalable, modular wireless sensor networks in hours rather than days.
The system is called Waspmote Plug & Sense!™

It is pre-configured for monitoring uses such as Smart Cities, Smart Parking, Smart Agriculture, Air Quality, Smart Security, Ambient […]

A Vision for Dynamic and Lower-Cost Aging in Cities Through “SmartAging”

I’ve been giving a lot of thought recently about how my vision of I0T-based “SmartAging” through a combination of:

Quantified Self health apps and devices to improve seniors’ health and turn their health care into more of a partnership with their doctors
and smart home devices that would make it easier to manage their homes and “age […]

Smart Infrastructure Logical Top Priority for IoT

The only issue Clinton and Trump can agree on is the need for massive improvements to the nation’s crumbling infrastructure, especially its roads and bridges. But, please, let’s make it more than concrete and steel.
Let’s make it smart, and let’s make it the top priority for the IoT because of the trickle-down effects it will […]

Cautionary Note: Takes More Than #IoT to Make a City Smart

“….I yield to no one in my love of smart city technologies, but I’ve been mixing it up in government for far longer, so I was appropriately chastised by this Boston Globe op-ed arguing that technology alone does not a city make smart…
Julian Agyeman, professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts, and […]

Smart water grid — as important as smart energy grid

Environmental efficiency is one of my passions, and there’s compelling evidence that shortages of clean water are almost as much a threat to life on Earth as global warming is.
That’s why I was so excited to learn that Spain — already an exemplar of “smarter cities” thinking (due in large part to Libelium using it […]

Libelium introduces new Smart Lighting sensor solution

Smart Cities initiatives just got an important new tool courtesy of Libelium, the Spanish firm that consistenly pushes a broad and diverse vision of the Internet of Things’ potential.
It’s a modular Smart Lighting sensor that municipalities can economically integrate with other “Smart Cities” components such as traffic signals, energy meters, environmental sensors, and “Smart Parking.”
The […]

Liveblogging from Internet of Things Global Summit

Critical Infrastructure and IoT
Robert Metzger, Shareholder, Rogers Joseph O’Donnell 

a variety of constraints to direct government involvement in IoT
regulators: doesn’t trust private sector to do enough, but regulation tends to be prescriptive.
NIST can play critical role: standards and best practices, esp. on privacy and security.
Comparatively, any company knows more about potential and liabilities of IoT than […]