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OMG to Manage the Industrial Internet Consortium
|By Business Wire
|March 27, 2014 11:30 AM EDT
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 connected world.
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
“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 worlds.”
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 [email protected].
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 important area.”
“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
“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
“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 in 2014,
the Object Management Group® (OMG®)
is an international, open membership, not-for-profit technology
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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