Embracing the Internet of Things

Rob Van Kranenburg, the Founder of Council, “The Internet of Things .EU” based in Belgium participates in Risk Roundup with Jayshree Pandya to discuss “Embracing the Internet of Things”.



Across nations: its government, industries, organizations and academia (NGIOA) there is an explosion of connectivity in cyberspace-geospace and space (CGS) seen due to Internet of Things (IoT).

This sudden change to “CGS connectivity” across NGIOA is expected to wildly grow the number of smart connected devices in the coming years. In addition, with prior web address limits lifted, innovative solutions are coming from across nations that will provide each of its components: government, industries, organizations and academia– a great deal of opportunities to discover, improve, streamline, and regulate its benefit, usage, effectiveness and risks within and across its CGS boundaries.

The growing reality of a digital global age is that the value of any entity across NGIOA and its competitiveness in CGS can be enhanced significantly, as they take a step forward in their digital journey to take advantage of these new innovative IoTs capabilities. This will in short allow each one of us to get the most value from IoT devices and the data it generates.

The on-going rapid revolution of Internet of Things (IoT) has the potential to fundamentally transform each NGIOA in CGS and, at the same time, be shockingly disruptive to the current state of nations: its industries, how they do things, hoe they produce, manufacture, create, manage, govern and our very way of life. This is a critical security risk facing each nation and all of its components today.

IoTs brings a whole new world of ideas, innovation, opportunities, progress and development for each nation and every one of us. As IoTs braces itself for being an essential component of human life and its ecosystem—just like air, food and water, the possibilities are powerful and endless.

It is the law of nature that with any new innovation, evolution and revolution comes additional opportunities as well as risk – or new nature of risks. IoT revolution is no different as it does create complex security challenges that brings each NGIOA complex interdependencies for which they are yet to find effective solutions. So the question is, amidst all the complex operational and strategic security risks each individual and entity across NGIOA faces today and in the coming tomorrow, how will we be able to embrace the Internet of Things and the potential it brings for progress and development in CGS.


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About the Guest
Rob van Kranenburg is the Founder of Internet of Things Council, (Theinternetofthings.eu) and is based in Belgium. Rob is currently forging broad alliances between daily applications, infrastructures that support visions on the Internet of Things that script solidarity and sharing.

About the Host of Risk Roundup
Jayshree Pandya (née Bhatt) is a visionary leader, who is working passionately with imagination, insight and boldness to achieve “Global Peace through Risk Management”. It is her strong belief that collaboration between and across nations: its government, industries, organizations and academia (NGIOA) will be mutually beneficial to all—for not only in the identification and understanding of critical risks facing one nation, but also for managing the interconnected and interdependent risks facing all nations. She calls on nations to build a shared sense of identity and purpose, for how the NGIOA framework is structured will determine the survival and success of nations in the digital global age. She sees the big picture, thinks strategically and works with the power of intentionality and alignment for a higher purpose—for her eyes are not just on the near at hand but on the future of humanity!
At Risk Group, Jayshree is defining the language of risks and currently developing thought leadership, researching needed practices, tools, framework and systems to manage the “strategic and shared risks” facing nations in a “Global Age”. She believes that cyberspace cannot be secured if NGIOA works in silo within and across its geographical boundaries. As cyber-security requires an integrated NGIOA approach with a common language, she has recently launched “cyber-security risk research center” that will merge the boundaries of “geo-security, cyber-security and space-security”.
Previously, she launched and managed “Risk Management Matters”, an online risk journal and one of the first risk publications, publishing “Industry Risk Reports of Biotechnology, Energy, Healthcare, Nanotechnology, and Natural Disasters” over the course of five years. Jayshree’s inaugural book, “The Global Age: NGIOA @ Risk”, was published by Springer in 2012.

About Risk Roundup

“Risk Roundup” is an “integrated strategic security risk dialogue” for nations: its government,  industries, organizations and academia (NGIOA) in cyberspace, geospace and space (CGS).Risk Roundup is released in both audio and video format and is available for subscription at (Risk Group WebsiteiTunesGoogle PlayStitcher RadioAndroid, and Risk Group Professional Social Media).

About Risk Group
Risk Group believes that risk management, security and peace walk together hand in hand. Though security is related to management of threats and peace to the management of conflict, risk management is related to management of security vulnerabilities as well as management of conflict, and it is not possible to conceive any one of the three without the existence of the other two. All three concepts feed into each other. Risk Group believes that the security we build for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for everyone across nations. Tradition becomes our security-so if we build a culture of managing risks effectively it will lead us to security and security will lead us to peace!

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