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.

He chairs AC04 – IoT Hyper-connected Society of the IERC, The European Research Cluster on the Internet of Things.

He is a member of The IoT Asia 2017 International Advisory Panel (IAP).

Involved in building the ecosystem for the Next Generation Internet.