Weekend takeaway: 10 IoT stories you need to read right now

20 May 2016

Essential weekend reading, including: the future of Croke Park, smart cities and the rise of the machines

Ten nuggets of knowledge to take away for the weekend, including: the future of Croke Park, the rise of the machines, smart cities

1. Croke Park’s Smart Stadium Project has quite a view for the future

Dublin is home to one of the world’s leading internet of things (IoT) programmes, with Croke Park the test bed for everything from pitch management and crowd control to micro-weather wind circulation – from above, it looks remarkable.

2. Smart cities: a problem of power, processing and security

The hunger for smart cities is growing by the day, with more and more people wanting services – public and personal – synced up to ensure an efficient way of life. But will it be easy?

3. The jobs of tomorrow will be driven by the internet of things

The internet of things (IoT) is set to see a synchronisation of data from a range of sources, from your mobile phone and tablet to your car, and even your fridge. Your devices and commodities will have internet connectivity, providing a wealth of data never seen previously. But what jobs will be driving the IoT boom?

4. The machines are coming: how M2M spawned the internet of things

There are now more connected machines than there are people on Earth and, with machine-to-machine (M2M) technologies enabling the internet of things (IoT), this is about to accelerate. Are we ready for the age of the machines?

5. 10 IoT start-up accelerators and incubators ahead of the curve

Start-ups often need support. When it comes to internet of things (IoT), the support is perhaps a greater need, with the future of the nascent industry so hard to predict. Luckily, help is at hand.

6. 7 IoT companies hiring at the cutting edge of the internet of things

The internet of things is everywhere. Literally. From the smartphone in your pocket to your Fitbit, to the smart thermostats that are becoming more prevalent, internet of things (IoT) devices are taking over our lives.

7. Start-up of the week: Wia

Our start-up of the week is Wia, a NDRC-based internet of things start-up that originated in Belfast and aims to provide makers with a platform to bring home and school projects to life.

8. Start-up Advice: Raph Crouan, Startupbootcamp

Raph Crouan is the founder and managing director of Startupbootcamp IoT and Connected Devices.

9. Building a future for IoT in Ireland with Vodafone

Lauren Morris, head of IoT at Vodafone Ireland, discusses the role the internet of things (IoT) will have in Ireland in the future, how prepared we are as a whole for the connected revolution and how infrastructural cooperation is key.

10. Nimbus and water management, Ireland’s Cork-led revolution

Siliconrepublic.com sits down with Kevin Fitzgibbon, Water Innovation Centre coordinator at Nimbus, to discuss water management in Ireland, and why a rainy climate has little impact on whether or not taps are working.

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John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years