The Industrial Internet Consortium and the Trusted IoT Alliance Announce Liaison

By Chantal Polsonetti

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The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) and the Trusted IoT Alliance (TIoTA) announced they have agreed to a liaison to work together to advance their shared interests.  Under the agreement, the IIC and the Trusted IoT Alliance will work together to align efforts to maximize interoperability, portability, security and privacy for the industrial internet.

Joint activities between the IIC and TIoTA will include:

  • Identifying and sharing IIoT best practices
  • Realizing interoperability by harmonizing reference architectures and other elements
  • Collaborating on standardization
  • Regular meetings to exchange information and potential joint workshops
  • Co-organizing IoT Challenges, in which design and implementation organizations compete globally on challenges with real-world customer requirements.

The organizations are already launching two new IoT Challenges in the next few months: Smart Buildings and Smart Logistics.  The goal of the Smart Buildings Challenge is to help overcome existing technology barriers to address the high volume of untapped opportunities in the market.  The Smart Logistics Challenge is intended to develop and implement a technical solution for trusted data interchange for the horizontal supply chain in support of defined use cases.

The IIC Liaison Working Group is the gateway for formal relationships with standards and open-source organizations, consortia, alliances, certification and testing bodies and government entities/agencies.  The agreement with the Trusted IoT Alliance is one of a number of agreements made by the IIC’s Liaison Working Group. 



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