Technology Working Group


The Technology Working Group focuses on the coordination of the technical work that is necessary to build and enable the Industrial Internet architecture, frameworks, standards and technologies. This Working Group oversees the work of several smaller teams which are collectively working on focused deliverables, including: Architecture; Connectivity; Distributed Data Management and Interoperability; Industrial Analytics; Innovation; IT/OT; Safety; Vocabulary; Use Cases; and Liaison.

The Architecture Task Group has created a framework for expressing the reference architecture(s) of the Industrial Internet. This Industrial Internet Reference Architecture, published as a working technical report to be updated as its constructs are applied, enables the construction of open architecture on which to build ecosystems for innovative products.

The Connectivity Task Group is responsible for Connectivity aspects of the Industrial Internet Reference Architecture and has published the Industrial Internet Connectivity Framework technical report on February 28, 2017.

The Distributed Data Management and Interoperability Task Group works to define the properties of a data service framework for the Industrial Internet. Its purpose is to provide a ubiquitous data-sharing integration framework for all architecture elements defined by the Technology Working Group.

The Industrial Analytics Task Group will define the properties of a realizable, comprehensive analytical techniques and methods for deriving meaning from, and adding value to, industrial Internet systems utilizing both data in motion and at rest.

The Innovation Task Group offers a stage for researcher communities and start-ups to present or demo the innovations to our members, where potential connection and collaboration could happen to accelerate the innovated technology and benefits for the members and the whole world.

The IT/OT Task Group will work towards describing the  goals and challenges and developing the best practices related to technology deployed at the IT/OT boundary as the industrial organizations embark on their Digital journey.

The Safety Task Group is developing a comprehensive understanding of how industrial Internet systems can improve the operational safety of industrial systems, while also bringing new safety challenges due to the scale, complexity, and potential integration models of these systems.

The Vocabulary Task Group has created a common and reusable vocabulary of terms as they apply to specific Industrial Internet Consortium outputs. This vocabulary will be used in all published Industrial Internet Consortium documents to ensure consistent terminology

On March 22, 2017, the Technology Working Group hosted a workshop with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Sample presentations from that workshop are available below. For more information about the workshop or the Technology Working Group, please send an email to [email protected].

Presenter Presentation
Chris Greer, Senior Executive for Cyber-Physical Systems, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Framework for Cyber-Physical Systems: Exploring Assurance for the Industrial Internet

Will Sobel, Chief Strategy Officer and Co-founder, System Insights The Challenges of Analyzing Data from Discrete Manufacturing Systems

Wo Chang, Digital Data Advisor, Information Technology Laboratory, NIST

Standard Enterprise Big Data Ecosystem
Chanchal Chatterjee, Chief Architect, Dell EMC Machine and Deep Learning Frameworks for the Industrial Internet of Things


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