The Industrial Internet Consortium inks deal with the Trusted IoT Alliance
The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) and the Trusted IoT Alliance (TIoTA) announced they have signed an agreement to work together to advance their shared interests in the industrial internet field.
Under the terms of the agreement, the IIC and the Trusted IoT Alliance will work together 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 IoT Challenges, which are designed to address our mutual goals, will be a key area of collaboration for the two consortia,” said Anoop Nannra, chairman of the Trusted IoT Alliance and global head of blockchain/DLT business at Cisco. “These goals include bringing together forward-thinking enterprise customers with innovators while creating interest around emerging use cases and value chains in the industrial internet. A formal liaison relationship with the IIC will help to further accelerate IoT adoption in numerous application areas across industries.”
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 has the main aim of developing and implementing a technical solution for trusted data interchange for the horizontal supply chain in support of defined use cases.
“Trustworthiness is a key concern for most companies considering IoT adoption,” said Wael William Diab, chair of the IIC Liaison Working Group and secretary of the IIC Steering Committee. “There is a natural synergy between the IIC and the mission of the Trusted IoT Alliance. We’re looking forward to our liaison with the Trusted IoT Alliance to help build a more trusted, secure and scalable IoT.”
The Trusted IoT Alliance seeks to enable trust in the data produced by such IoT systems in a distributed ledger/blockchain agnostic fashion, thereby enabling a decentralized trust model for interoperable digitized identities of physical goods, documents, immobilized assets, sensors, and machines.