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Industrial Internet Consortium, Trust IoT Alliance merge memberships

Jan. 16, 2020
First formal meeting of the combined organization will be held March 9-12

The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) and Trusted IoT Alliance (TIoTA) reported Jan. 3 that they're combining memberships, and will immediately work together under the IIC umbrella to drive industry collaboration and research, foster open systems development and promote best practices for trusted IoT systems such as blockchain and related distributed ledger technologies (DLT).  The first formal meeting of the combined organization will be held March 9-12 in Athens, Greece.

“We're excited to take this step toward integrating TIoTA with IIC and continuing to accelerate our momentum together,” says Anoop Nannra, founder and chairman of TIoTA. “As an IIC liaison, we've already partnered with IIC on some of our Trusted IoT Global Design Challenges, our Trusted IoT Reference Architecture working group, and other initiatives. We're looking forward to bringing these into the IIC portfolio to further develop practices around multi-stakeholder innovation strategies. Our membership is excited to help drive and shape the advancement of trusted systems in a broad range of IoT applications with the wider community.”

Richard Soley, IIC executive director, adds: “We welcome the trusted systems expertise that TIoTA brings to IIC. Since IIC began in 2014, the use cases for DLT have grown exponentially. The combined organization will offer a single stop for IoT industry guidance and a larger ecosystem for end users looking to improve their bottom line with IoT and DLT. This will enable the IIC to become the center of gravity for the future of IIoT systems across industry verticals.”