IIoT group passes 200 members, looks to expand international influence

The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) has passed the 200-member mark and is creating Country Teams in four countries to focus on specialized use cases and testbeds.


Dr. Richard Soley, Industrial Internet Consortium executive director. Image courtesy: Mark T. Hoske, CFE Media, Control EngineeringThe Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), a public-private organization that is designed to accelerate enablement of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), has passed the 200-member mark. It achieved the milestone 18 months after the consortium was formed.

The IIC also announced the results of its 2015-2016 Steering Committee elections, who are chosen by the Industrial Internet Consortium membership. The winners are:   

  • Jacques Durand, Director of Standards & Engineering, Fujitsu Limited
  • Dirk Slama, Director of Business Development, Bosch
  • Stan Schneider, CEO, Real-Time Innovations
  • Robert Martin, Senior Principal Engineer, The MITRE Corp.

They join representatives from the five Industrial Internet Consortium founders (AT&T, Cisco, GE, IBM, and Intel) as well as Dr. Richard Soley, who serves as the IIC executive director. 

The Industrial Internet Consortium has grown from 68 to more than 200 member organizations hailing from 26 countries in the last year. Its recent accomplishments are the public release of six testbeds and the Industrial Internet Reference Architecture (IIRA) and Vocabulary documents.

The Industrial Internet Consortium also announced the first Country Team in Germany with the organization of other Country Teams underway in China, India and Japan. The Country Teams are comprised of local Industrial Internet Consortium members and adhere to the same policies and procedures. 

These teams will focus on specialized uses cases and testbeds, plus localized marketing and the establishment of liaisons with national or regional standards bodies. The country team in Germany will be led by Industrial Internet Consortium member Steinbeis Transfer Center Innovations forum Industrie (STCII).

The newly-elected Steering Committee members will officially take their seats at the Industrial Internet Consortium's quarterly members' meeting in Barcelona, Spain, on Sept. 14. 

Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC)


- Edited by CFE Media. See more Control Engineering networking stories.

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