The Web of Things Architecture: leveraging the power of the Web to build the IoT

Thursday 12 May 2016, 6.00pm - 8.00pm

The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London WC2E 7HA. The nearest underground stations are Covent Garden and Charing Cross.

Free, but pre-booking is required.

Dr Dominique Guinard, Co-founder and CTO EVRYTHNG.COM


Everyone talks about the Internet of Things, but the lack of interoperability in the IoT today means what we really have is a series of isolated "Intranets of Things". This fragmentation and the high costs of integration show we are failing to realize the full potential of the IoT.

Just like the Internet needed the Web to become successful, the Internet of Things needs an application layer to truly blossom. The Web of Things (WoT) approach offers a compelling solution to this problem. The core of the Web of Things approach is quite simple: why don't we re-use Web standards to build the APIs of Things?

In this talk we'll look at how REST, HTTP, WebSockets, JavaScript and new protocols like CoAP or tools like Node.js can be combined to foster innovation and interoperability in the Internet of Things.

About the speaker:

Dominique GuinardDom Guinard got his PhD from ETH Zurich, where he worked on laying down the foundations of the Web of Things: a world-wide network of interconnected objects (sensors, appliances, machines and tagged objects) and co-founded the Before this, he worked on bringing industrial networks of RFID-tagged objects to the Web at the MIT Auto-ID Labs in USA.

He also worked 4 years for SAP on the software aspects of the next generation platform for integrating real-world services with business systems. Dominique was a researcher at the Auto-ID Labs Zurich, working on mobile interactions with the Internet of Things (IoT) for Nokia.

Before this, he worked on scalable IoT enterprise software architectures for Sun Microsystems. He holds an MSc in Computer Science and a BSc in Computer Science and Management from the Universities of Fribourg and Bern with a specialization in mobile and ubiquitous computing at Lancaster University, UK. In 2011, Dominique was listed 5th amongst the top 100 IoT thinkers by Postscapes. In 2012, his PhD research was granted the ETH Medal.

Further Information:


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