The Internet of Things Initiative
by Robin Hegg
In 2014, driven by the daily influx of new information about the Internet of Things and what it could do, IEEE Future Directions launched the IEEE Internet of Things Initiative. The IEEE IoT Initiative helps clarify and distribute the latest information about the Internet of Things and its potential to transform the way we live and the way machines work. The IoT Initiative also serves as a center for the global community of professionals working in IoT related fields across a wide range of industries, the government, and academia. It creates a central place where professionals can learn the latest information, share their knowledge, and collaborate as this exciting field develops. The IEEE IoT Initiative provides access to publications, interviews, videos, webinars, presentations, workshops, and conferences.
The IEEE IoT Technical Community is made up of professionals involved in IoT-related research and IoT implementation, application, and usage. The IEEE IoT Technical Community also works to better define the IoT through its collaborative document, Towards a Definition of the Internet of Things. It’s hoped that this “living document” can help to create a better understanding of the Internet of Things.
The IEEE IoT Initiative also created the IoT Scenarios program, an interactive platform where members can explore how IoT technology is being used and look for implementations that will influence the development of this new and exciting industry.