Are you an M2M IoT expert, or novice? Test yourself with our Holiday Calendar Countdown – and potentially win an iPad Air 2!

Fancy yourself as an IoT connoisseur, or an M2M mega mind? In the lead-up to the festive season, we’re running our very own holiday calendar with an M2M IoT-related question every day. Answer enough questions correctly and you could get the chance to win some fantastic prizes, including an iPad Air 2, Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones and a speaker. If you’re concerned that your M2M IoT knowledge is a little shaky, then you’re in luck; simply browse through the Gemalto blog for commentary on the latest developments – you can find some M2M-related posts here.

So, what issues might crop up in the quiz? We’re feeling generous, so we’ll give you some revision tips. 2015 has witnessed advances in the Internet of Toys, which we discussed in October. We’re now seeing toys which can interact with humans, each other and act out compelling stories. There’s also been progress in bee hive management thanks to Gemalto’s ‘MiteNot’ IoT solution, which supervises and controls hive conditions to prevent invasive mites breeding. Another trend has been the use of IoT/M2M smart data to improve the efficiency of emergency responders in the US, translating crucial data and providing real-time updates, which include weather conditions and video footage. Other innovations to look out for include M2M IoT security, which we’ve discussed in posts on authentication, and connected car security.

Taking part is simple. Our dedicated quiz page won’t be active until 1st December, but what we can tell you is that there’ll be fourteen questions to get through, since there’s 14 week days until lucky prize winners are announced on the 21st. Still not sure whether you should enter? See the video below for some encouragement from Santa himself!

Feeling confident? Let us know by tweeting to us @Gemalto or by posting a comment below. And good luck! (you might need it).