Julia spent an inspirational day brainstorming in Brussels recently with IOT experts from across Europe. The group many of them members of the prestigious Internet of Things Council has come together to launch a pan-European IOP consultancy to help public and private sector organisations navigate the rapid advance of ubiquitous and connected computing. By 2020 there will be 50 billion connected devices all underpinned by IOT and empowered by Open Data, said Julia. This shift represents a radical transformation in the way we lead our lives and do business. Our new IOP consultancy will draw on the best talents Europe has to offer to help clients understand what is coming and work smarter.