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ThingsCon Amsterdam: A responsible Internet of Things

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Keynote for ThingsCon Amsterdam 2016. Learn more about ThingsCon Amsterdam at http://thingscon.nl and more about ThingsCon at http://thingscon.com



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ThingsCon Amsterdam: A responsible Internet of Things

  1. 1. ThingsCon Amsterdam 1 Dec 2016 A responsible Internet of Things
  2. 2. Join the ThingsCon AMS group on Wechat!
  3. 3. twitter: @peterbihr wechat: peterbihr The Waving Cat | www.thewavingcat.com | @thewavingcat Peter Bihr | peter@thewavingcat.com
  4. 4. Clients
  5. 5. Self-initiated projects Self-initiated conferences, publications & research projects include: Cognitive Cities Conference (2012) Future of connected cities. UIKonf (since 2013) Berlin’s first English-language iOS developer conference. Sold in 2015. ThingsCon (since 2014) Future of hardware and Internet of Things (IoT) Understanding the Connected Home (2nd ed. 2016) Thoughts on living in tomorrow’s connected home. Ebook. Dearsouvenir (since 2015) Digital travel magazine exploring cities through souvenirs. Connected (2014/15) Printed collection of essays tracking the evolution of the IoT ecosystem Conferences Publications
  6. 6. ThingsCon fosters the creation of a human-centric & responsible IoT
  7. 7. Why is responsible IoT so hard? (3 reasons)
  8. 8. 1. Hardware, obvs.
  9. 9. 2. Power dynamics
  10. 10. 3. We need better language to discuss IoT
  11. 11. Where are we in the world of
 human-centric & responsible IoT?
  12. 12. Some great examples
  13. 13. Vai Kai vaikai.com
  14. 14. Thington thington.com
  15. 15. Casa Jasmina casajasmina.arduino.cc
  16. 16. Medical implants Image: EPFL
  17. 17. Some not-so-great examples
  18. 18. Connectity for 
 connectivity’s sake Image: The Verge
  19. 19. Update fails & 
 ransom ware Image: Twitter
  20. 20. Sunsetting products Image: Loreta Pavoliene
  21. 21. Building DDoS infrastructure Image: The Waving Cat
  22. 22. Image: Sven Scheuermeier
  23. 23. A promise: If we don’t address these topics, no one else will.
  24. 24. The ThingsCon Community What can we contribute?
  25. 25. 2014: Two conferences
  26. 26. 2016: A global movement
  27. 27. 2017: Let’s grow!
  28. 28. Opportunities for action
  29. 29. ThingsCon fosters the creation of a human-centric & responsible IoT To this end we provide practitioners with an open environment for reflection & collaborative action.
  30. 30. ThingsCon LABS
  31. 31. ThingsCon ADVOCACY
  32. 32. ThingsCon RESEARCH
  33. 33. ThingsCon PUBLICATION
  34. 34. Change is made through better day-to-day decisions
  35. 35. Strategies and tactics
  36. 36. Put humans first! (duh!)
  37. 37. Embrace local context
  38. 38. Efficiency isn’t everything
  39. 39. Think in systems & life cycles
  40. 40. “What happens if this fails?”
  41. 41. Find the right
 mode of production & funding
  42. 42. art&hobby self-fundedcross-subsidized third-partyfunding client/commissionedwork startup industry
  43. 43. “Good ethics equal good business”
  44. 44. Join or start a ThingsCon near you thingscon.com/events/getinvolved
  45. 45. Let’s build a human- centric, responsible IoT. We’d love to discuss what this means to you.
  46. 46. Join the conversation Wechat for ThingsCon AMS thingsconfamily.slack.com
  47. 47. Thank you.

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