The Hypercat Alliance organised a one day event on 27 September 2016 at the BT Centre, London, to showcase IoT projects using the Hypercat specification for web based access to catalogues of IoT services. The projects encompass 11 vertical “spearheads” across smart cities and industry, from logistics to smart lighting. Dave Raggett, W3C Staff lead for the Web of things presented a short introduction to the Web of things, and took part in the panel session on the future of Hypercat and the IoT. W3C, Hypercat and BSI are seeking to collaborate on promoting a shared vision for countering fragmentation of the IoT, and to encourage more companies to take an active role in driving work on standards as the Web evolves from a Web of pages into a Web of things. In support of this collaboration, W3C is planning on launching an IoT on the Web Business Group to bring together people to work on the business requirements across a broad range of application domains, and to help with coordination across IoT alliances and standards development organisations.
From left to right: Mike Fisher (BT), Stuart Higgins (Cisco), Dave Raggett (W3C), Scott Steedman (BSI) and Nick Monnickendam (Flexeye).