Geneva Digital Atlas

Internet of Things (IoT)

The Internet of Things (IoT) offers a new generation of internet-connected devices and has the potential to significantly impact environmental monitoring, agriculture, and disaster recovery, among others. IoT’s applications range from self-driving cars to smart cities; it can benefit the energy, health, agriculture, and manufacturing industries alike. 

Ecma International, for example, is dedicated to developing global standards for a wide range of information and communication systems, which includes the many interrelated developments in consumer electronics and IoT. The World Economic Forum (WEF) convenes industry experts to explore connected devices, smart technology applications, shared mobility, connected cities, and industrial internet through a myriad of engagement initiatives. Finally, the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) has long been running a complex IoT (or smart networking) infrastructure on its kilometre-spanning campus; its IT department has published multiple resources to address the concern of IoT network security.