Consortium creates country-specific teams to better serve needs of global membership; Announces 2015-2016 steering committee.
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The Industrial Internet Consortium, the global public-private organization formed to accelerate enablement of the Industrial Internet of Things, has passed the 200-member mark 18 months after the Consortium was formed. It also announced the results of its 2015-2016 Steering Committee elections, elected by the Industrial Internet Consortium membership, as follows:
- 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 Corporation
They join representatives from the five Industrial Internet Consortium founders (AT&T, Cisco, GE, IBM, and Intel) as well as Executive Director, Dr. Richard Soley. Since last year’s Steering Committee election, the Industrial Internet Consortium has grown from 68 to more than 200 member organizations hailing from 26 countries. Its recent accomplishments are the public release of six testbeds and the Industrial Internet Reference Architecture and Vocabulary documents. To help serve the needs of its increasingly global membership, 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 Innovationsforum Industrie (STCII).