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Industrial Internet Consortium and Edge Computing Consortium Sign MoU

By Ken Briodagh August 02, 2017

In a recent joint release, The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), an organization dedicated to transforming business and society by accelerating the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and the Edge Computing Consortium (ECC), a professional group of companies driving edge computing industry development in the Internet of Things (IoT), have announced they have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to partner on shared interests of advancing the industrial Internet and edge computing. Under the agreement, the consortia will work together to maximize interoperability and portability for the industrial Internet.

Joint activities between the IIC and the ECC will include:

·         Identifying and sharing IIoT best practices

·         Collaborating on test beds and research and development projects

·         Collaborating on standardization

“We are very excited about the cooperation between ECC and the IIC,” said Mr. Haibin YU, Chairman, ECC. “We believe that an in-depth exploration of edge computing technology used in the industrial internet area will better meet the industrial customers end-to-end needs to promote the global industry digitization transformation.”

“This MoU expands collaboration opportunities for IIC members with key industry players focused on edge IoT,” said Dr. Richard Soley, Executive Director, IIC.

The ECC and the IIC have agreed to meet regularly to exchange information and have targeted a joint workshop in Beijing on August 30, 2017, for ECC and IIC members to share use case information.

“Edge computing is a key enabling technology to the industrial IoT system. The liaison with the Edge Computing Consortium broadens the industrial IoT ecosystem in line with the Liaison Working Group's effort to build coalitions within the industrial IoT space,” said Wael William Diab, Chair, Liaison Working Group, IIC.

The 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 ECC is one of a number of agreements made by the IIC Liaison Working Group.  For a list of current liaisons, click here.

Edited by Ken Briodagh

Editorial Director

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