December 2016



Feature Article



Building the Internet of Things: Implement New Business Models, Disrupt Competitors, and Transform Your Industry

A conversation with Maciej Kranz, VP of Cisco’s Strategic Innovations Group &
author of the new Building the Internet of Things Book


Q. What are the biggest misconceptions about IoT?
A. Two of the biggest misconceptions are: IoT is about connecting devices and, IoT is about connected home (inter-connecting devices in the home)

In fact, we see most of the applications of IoT in the business environment; however, down the road, I do expect key innovations to emerge in the consumer segment (but we are not there yet). Today, IoT is about business impacts driven by IoT solutions built around connected devices, data they generate, and applications.


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  Sponsored Announcement

The 2017 Internet of Things North America conference has been announced. Join the brightest minds clearing a path towards the future of the Internet of Things on March 29-30, 2017 in the city of Chicago.


It will consist of two full days of educational sessions along with an exhibition showcasing solutions in:

  • Machine and Device Connectivity
  • IoT Standards and Standardization
  • Big Data: Data Acquisition, Integration & Analytics
  • Apps/DevOps
  • IoT Security
  • The IoT Ecosystem
  • IoT Architecture
  • Connected Cities
  • Building a Business Model for IoT
  • Open Source IoT
  • Wearables and IoT Devices
  • Enterprise-Wide Connectivity
  • Industrial IoT / Industry 4.0
  • Embedded Systems
  • Networking: Wireless, Wired, Fiber & Telemetry Networks
  • Cloud-based monitoring and control of equipment, assets, facilities & operations
  • Smart Service Management / IoT as a Service

New for 2017- Connected Cities USA: This event will cover strategies and technologies to bring smart cities to fruition. Co-located with IoT North America, this conference will feature a technical session track, exhibit hall, and multiple networking opportunities to learn, collaborate and educate yourself about connected cities in the US.


  Industry News

BMW Group to Start Research with IBM Watson Cognitive Computing

IBM has announced a new collaboration with the BMW Group, through which the companies will work together to explore the role of Watson cognitive computing in personalizing the driving experience and creating more intuitive driver support systems for BMW’s cars of the future. - Read More


Mobile Operator Revenues from IoT Reached 11 Billion Euros in 2016

According to a research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, mobile operator revenues from the Internet of Things reached 11 billion euros in 2016. During the year, some of the leading global telecom groups have reported IoT revenues on a regular basis.  - Read More


ZigBee Alliance and Thread Group Demonstrate Products Running ZigBees Universal Language for Smart Devices on Thread Networks

The ZigBee Alliance and the Thread Group have announced that multiple members of both organizations have demonstrated prototypes that run the ZigBee Alliance’s universal language for smart devices on Thread networks. The demonstrations, shown privately at the Thread Group’s Members Meeting in November and set for public display in both organization’s booths at CES, are a key milestone in their liaison agreement. - Read More


Global Revenue for IoT Devices in the Residential and Commercial Sectors is Expected to Total $732 Billion from 2016 to 2026

A new report from Navigant Research examines the global market for residential and commercial Internet of Things (IoT) devices, providing market forecasts segmented by device, sector, and region, and highlighting the expected trends and potential market size through 2026. - Read More

  New Products

Libelium Upgrades its IoT Gateway Adding Interoperability with Telit and Ten New Cloud Partners

Libelium has release a new Meshlium IoT Gateway, with features improved and adapted to customers needs. With this new batch of Cloud Partners of a total of 33 – Meshlium keeps its leadership as one of the most compatible gateways in the IoT market allowing developers to select any cloud server. - Read More


qBiq Launches Kickstarter for Real-Time Monitoring IoT Device

Ubiqweus, Inc. has launched its Kickstarter campaign for a new Internet of Things (IoT) device, the qBiq, a wireless sensor that monitors and collects data from anything, at any time. - Read More


Kyocera Optical Blood-Flow Sensor is Among Worlds Smallest for Wearable Devices, Smartphones

Kyocera Corp. has developed one of the smallest known optical blood-flow sensors, which measures the volume of blood flow in subcutaneous tissue.  - Read More


SAP Delivers Manufacturing Solution in the Cloud

SAP SE has announced the availability of the SAP Manufacturing Execution application deployed in SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud, a fully scalable and secure private cloud service. - Read More



Event Listings


Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer examines new cross-industry opportunities in the expanding market for energy solutions, including connected devices, energy management, utility services, and home control platforms and services, as they evolve within the smart home and consumer-based Internet of Things.

About Smart Energy Summit

Smart Energy Summit focuses particularly on the challenge of engaging consumers with energy-related solutions. Research analysts, thought leaders, and industry executives present and discuss business strategies, case studies, partnership opportunities, and consumer research that utilities, service providers, retailers, and manufacturers can use to expand and monetize their energy offerings.


The eighth-annual Smart Energy Summit will take place February 20-22, 2017, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin, Texas. The summit agenda features leaders from utilities, state and national regulators, telecom and security companies, retailers, and OEMs. Follow the event on Twitter at @SmartEnergySmt and #SmartEnergy17 and on the Smart Energy Insights Blog. For information on speaking, sponsoring, or attending Smart Energy Summit, visit



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