I was  invited to participate to a panel entitled “The Internet of Things & Open Data: New forms of organizations and governance?” and to the following workshop at the Open World Forum in Paris, on September 23. The Open World Forum defines itself as “the global summit meeting bringing together decision-makers, communities and developers to cross-fertilize open technological, economic and social initiatives, in order to build the digital future.” The Internet of Things (IoT) is indeed a very interesting topic that will probably change our life, that is announced like a sort of revolution, hence a discussion about its openness is crucial. However I think there are other issues that worth discussing which in perspective seem at leat as important as the hardware/softare openness.

My intervention was from the user’s side perspective, since I’m neither a coder nor a company director. I published it on Noema with some slides. Enjoy!

Here the introduction:

The Internet of Things from the user’s perspective
Pier Luigi Capucci

We were asked to consider the Internet of Things (IoT) from the user’s viewpoint. Well, my viewpoint is exactly this, since I’m neither a company director nor a software coder or a hardware creator. From an user’s viewpoint I think we are undergoing a big transformation. The Internet of Things comes out from an evolution process which involves calculation power, connections, networking, personal technologies, and that can be resumed in four phases.

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