to Manage the Industrial Internet Consortium
Will address the complexities of the Industrial
Internet for faster adoption and deployments
Needham, MA- 03-27-2014 - The Object Management Group®
(OMG®) today announced
that it has been named to manage the day-to-day operations
of the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) by the IIC
Founding members. The IIC is an open membership,
not-for-profit group that will take the lead in establishing
interoperability across industrial environments for a more
Founded by AT&T, Cisco, General Electric, Intel and
IBM, the Industrial Internet Consortium will develop
critical relationships with leaders in technology,
manufacturing, academia and the government on working
"From our middleware and modeling standards such as
the Data Distribution Service, SysML, and UML, to our
standardization efforts in vertical markets including
manufacturing, healthcare, and transportation, OMG has a
strong history of spearheading technological developments
that have - and will continue to - accelerate the Industrial
Internet," said Dr. Richard Soley, Chairman and CEO of
OMG and Executive Director of the IIC. "By applying our
25 years of experience in running a successful technology
standards consortium to managing the IIC, OMG is excited to
stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the world's leading
technology innovators at the precipice of the largest
explosive growth to the Internet since the mid-'90s."
OMG members MITRE, PrismTech, Real-Time Innovations, and
Vanderbilt University have already became members of the new
consortium, joining a growing list of industry innovators
who will be shaping the enabling technologies of the
Industrial Internet. While the IIC is not a standards
organization, it does coordinate the development of common
architectures and platforms in order to reduce duplication
of standardization efforts.
"OMG is the recognized leader in managing and
growing open membership technology groups," said Dr.
Joseph Salvo, Technology Lab Director, GE Global Research.
"Collectively, the five founding members of the
Industrial Internet Consortium have worked with OMG for more
than 50 years. And we have a high degree of confidence in
our ability as a consortium to help charter new territory by
advancing the integration of the digital and physical
The IIC is open to any business,
organization or entity with an interest in accelerating the
Industrial Internet. For more information, visit
www.iiconsortium.org or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Quotes from OMG-IIC Members
"The Industrial Internet is essential to the safety,
security, and prosperity of our nation and the world,"
said Mark Maybury, Vice President and Chief Technology
Officer, MITRE. "As a company chartered to work solely
in the public interest, MITRE welcomes the opportunity to
join this consortium and be a part of its activities to
strengthen and advance efforts in support of this critically
"Our congratulations to the OMG on being selected as
the program management office for the IIC," said Keith
Steele, CEO, PrismTech. "We believe that through
working together the IIC membership and the OMG can make the
Industrial Internet a reality and thus help deliver the
potential economic benefits worldwide. PrismTech will play a
fully supportive role, both in the IIC and as the provider
of a key enabling technology for Industrial Internet
systems, our Vortex intelligent data-sharing platform."
"The IIC will accelerate the delivery of the cost
saving, health, safety and reliability benefits of the
Industrial Internet," said Stan Schneider, CEO from
Real-Time Innovations (RTI), "We are excited to join
the IIC to contribute expertise gained from hundreds of
real-world deployments of our Connext DDS communications
platform. RTI looks forward to working with the IIC to usher
in the next industrial revolution."
"As a longtime member of OMG, Vanderbilt has
witnessed first-hand the ability of OMG staff to broker some
of the world's most popular standards over the years,"
said Janos Sztipanovits, Director, E. Bronson Ingram
Distinguished Professor of Engineering and Institute for
Software Integrated Systems (ISIS), Vanderbilt University.
"We are looking forward to continuing our relationship
with them on both the OMG and IIC sides, as well as the many
great Industrial Internet and cyber-physical systems efforts
that will result from this exciting new venture."
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, OMG is an international, open membership, not-for-profit
computer industry standards consortium. OMG Task Forces
develop enterprise integration standards for a wide range of
technologies and an even wider range of industries. OMG's
modeling standards enable powerful visual design, execution
and maintenance of software and other processes. Visit www.omg.org
for more information.
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