Imagine an app which would tell you bus timetables, shopping and restaurant options, nearby parks, schools and playgrounds as well as air quality just by one click. Wouldn't it be great to know all those things and a lot more for example before making a life long decision to build a home in a previously not familiar neighbourhood. In the world of Internet of Things, all objects in our surrounding environment create and provide information. To be able to distribute, analyse and use this immense amount of data, we need to have open interface platforms, the IoT Hubs.
IoT Hubs collect data from various sources, applications and services. Each individual can posses an IoT Hub, which organizes the wanted information as preferred. It allows the user to access the desired information in a secure manner and without necessarily having to release your personal data.
Our throughout connected smart environments give us unseen and unthought possibilities to create and invent new business models. Let´s make it happen.
Julien Mineraud, University of Helsinki, email: firstname.lastname@example.org