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.

09/02/2015


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)

www.iiconsortium.org 

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



No comments
The Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by...
The System Integrator Giants program lists the top 100 system integrators among companies listed in CFE Media's Global System Integrator Database.
The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
This eGuide illustrates solutions, applications and benefits of machine vision systems.
Learn how to increase device reliability in harsh environments and decrease unplanned system downtime.
This eGuide contains a series of articles and videos that considers theoretical and practical; immediate needs and a look into the future.
Motor specification guidelines; Understanding multivariable control; Improving a safety instrumented system; 2017 Engineers' Choice Award Winners
Selecting the best controller from several viewpoints; System integrator advice for the IIoT; TSN and real-time Ethernet; Questions to ask when selecting a VFD; Action items for an aging PLC/DCS
Robot advances in connectivity, collaboration, and programming; Advanced process control; Industrial wireless developments; Multiplatform system integration
Motion control advances and solutions can help with machine control, automated control on assembly lines, integration of robotics and automation, and machine safety.
This article collection contains several articles on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and how it is transforming manufacturing.

Find and connect with the most suitable service provider for your unique application. Start searching the Global System Integrator Database Now!

Future of oil and gas projects; Reservoir models; The importance of SCADA to oil and gas
Big Data and bigger solutions; Tablet technologies; SCADA developments
SCADA at the junction, Managing risk through maintenance, Moving at the speed of data
Automation Engineer; Wood Group
System Integrator; Cross Integrated Systems Group
Jose S. Vasquez, Jr.
Fire & Life Safety Engineer; Technip USA Inc.
click me