Penton’s IoT Institute and the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) have come together to educate the fast growing Internet of Things (IoT) market. The two partners will work together to fill an education gap needed in the industry through research, collaboration on the IOT Solutions World Congress awards program, industry events such as Forum Industries 4.0 meets the Industrial Internet at Hannover Messe 2016, offering co-marketing promotions and other opportunities.
Machine-to-machine (M2M), connected devices, the industrial IoT and the networked society are major themes across Penton.
Penton’s IoT Institute is an online community, with live events brand focused on IoT, offering real-world and actionable case studies, insights, research, and e-learning on the industrial and cultural phenomenon that’s changing the shape of business and cities. It aims to allow cross-industry and cross-job function learning to catapult IoT market value and results forward.
The Industrial Internet Consortium is an open membership organization with over more than 250 members from 31 countries, formed to accelerate the development, adoption, and wide-spread use of interconnected machines and devices, intelligent analytics, and people at work.
Founded by AT&T, Cisco, General Electric, IBM, and Intel in March 2014, the Industrial Internet Consortium catalyzes and coordinates the priorities and enabling technologies of the Industrial Internet. The Industrial Internet Consortium is managed by the Object Management Group (OMG).
“Penton’s IoT Institute is perfectly positioned in the market with its focus on Industrial IoT and Smart Cities and its mission to move the market forward with real-world case studies and a focus on empowering collaborative decision making teams,” said William Hoffman, IIC’s president. “We’re pleased to have them join the IIC as a member, as our goals are well aligned and the partnership will provide visibility and a platform to showcase the work of the IIC and its member companies.”
Earlier in March, SAP offered IoT applications following guidance from Plattform “Industrie 4.0” and the Industrial Internet Consortium. As announced by Bosch @Bosch ConnectedWorld, SAP is working with Bosch and other international partners to combine the technical standards of Germany’s “Platfform Industrie 4.0” and the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC).
The combination of the two approaches allows SAP’s IoT applications to Connect with intelligence at the Edge and allows exchange of data between IoT Application Services and edge devicses, like such as sensors.
The other partners in the testbed are Dassault Systemes of France and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) of India. TCS is doing the data acquisition, Bosch provides Energy components, and is continuously collecting data from all the machinery in the plant, generating a stream of information about the electricity consumed in the process of manufacturing.