Rob van Kranenburg (1964) is the Founder of Council. He works as Ecosystem Manager for the EU projects Tagitsmart and Next Generation Internet. He wrote The Internet of Things. A critique of ambient technology and the all-seeing network of RFID, Network Notebooks 02, Institute of Network Cultures. He is co-founder of bricolabs. Together with Christian Nold he published Situated Technologies Pamphlets 8: The Internet of People for a Post-Oil World. Rob is co-editor of Enabling Things to Talk Designing IoT solutions with the IoT Architectural Reference Model, Springer Open Access. He is in the SmartCitiesWorld Advisory Board. Rob chairs AC04 – IoT Hyper-connected Society of the IERC, The European Research Cluster on the Internet of Things. He is also a member of The IoT Asia 2017 International Advisory Panel (IAP).