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Shaping the Future of the Industrial Internet

An interview with Dr. Richard Soley, Executive Director

Regional Teams

Industrial Internet Consortium Regional Teams are being established around the globe. These Regional Teams are designed to facilitate local Industrial Internet Consortium activities in native languages and overcome cultural and time zone differences to accelerate the adoption of the Industrial Internet.

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The Industrial Internet Consortium was founded in March 2014 to bring together the organizations and technologies necessary to accelerate the growth of the industrial internet by identifying, assembling, testing and promoting best practices. Members work collaboratively to speed the commercial use of advanced technologies. Membership includes small and large technology innovators, vertical market leaders, researchers, universities and government organizations.

Through multiple activities and programs, the Industrial Internet Consortium helps technology users, vendors, system integrators and researchers achieve tangible results as they seek to digitally transform across the enterprise. The resources of the Industrial Internet Consortium – developed collaboratively over the years by industry experts from around the globe and across all industries – give organizations the guidance needed to strategically apply digital technologies and achieve digital transformation.

Industry Leadership Councils

Our manufacturing-focused Industry Leadership Council is a collaborative council of senior executives from industry actively implementing, testing or using IIoT solutions in their manufacturing facilities. Its founding members include experts from major manufacturers in transportation, consumer products, agriculture, aeronautics and factory automation solutions.

The first Industry Leadership Council reflects a Smart Manufacturing focus. We have an open invitation to grow this Council and to start others in the Energy, Transportation, Healthcare and Smart Cities sectors.

IoT Challenges

IoT Challenges are public contests aimed at solving real problems and advancing the validation of industrial internet applications and solutions. In IoT Challenges, architects and solution providers compete to design industrial internet solutions that address high-profile, real-world problems. The Challenges are conducted over a period of several months, culminating in winners selected by a jury. Prizes for winners include a live customer Proof of Concept.

Test Drives

Test Drives are short-term rapid-engagement pilots for organizations seeking to adopt IoT technologies. Test Drives are poised to stimulate IIoT adoption across industry through accelerated implementation and learning. The Industrial Internet Consortium's neutral collaboration platform fosters partnering to address leading-edge IIoT use cases through 3-6 month pilot projects based upon the organizations' real problems.


A Testbed is an experimentation platform for conducting rigorous, transparent and replicable testing of new concepts, computational tools and new technologies. Our Testbeds offer a neutral platform for testing emerging technologies in a collaborative ecosystem of leading experts. This program began at the inception of the Industrial Internet Consortium and has grown to include over 20 testbeds.

Technology Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

A Special Interest Group is a group of members and non-members created for the purpose of collaboration with essential experts in a particular area of technology. Our first SIG is dedicated to Over-the-Air (OTA) Updates and seeks to create requirements for OTA solutions for the automotive industry, initiate technical validation projects, initiate new industry standards and provide an efficient platform to collaboratively shape the future of OTA.

In addition to the activities of the many Working and Task Groups, other offerings of the Consortium include our Resource Hub and its web-based tools, Industry Guidance and Best Practices, Events, Industry Workshops and other offerings in development. These essential resources bridge the gap between today’s challenges and digital transformation. We seek to address today’s challenges and foster the outcomes of digital transformation. Learn more.

Membership is open to those interested in advancing the adoption of the industrial internet. Visit the Become a Member page or subscribe to our newsletter for bi-monthly updates. Contact [email protected] for a personalized overview of the benefits of the Industrial Internet Consortium.

The Industrial Internet Consortium is a program of the Object Management Group®, Inc. (OMG®), a not-for-profit 501(c)(6) tax-exempt organization.


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Meet The Staff

  • Dr. Richard Soley
    Executive Director

    Dr. Richard Soley

  • William Hoffman

    William Hoffman

  • Howard Kradjel
    Vice President, Industry Programs

    Howard Kradjel

  • Stephen Mellor
    Chief Technical Officer

    Stephen Mellor

  • Nancy Zukowski
    VP of OMG Marketing

    Nancy Zukowski

  • Steve Gillis
    Sr. Account Executive, BD

    Steve Gillis

  • Paul Barry
    Account Executive

    Paul Barry

  • Cheryl Rocheleau
    Director, IIC Marketing

    Cheryl Rocheleau

  • Diane Ehramjian
    Director, Member Engagement

    Diane Ehramjian

  • Karen Quatromoni
    Director of Public Relations

    Karen Quatromoni

  • Brian Jones
    Sr. Marketing Specialist

    Brian Jones

  • Michael Linehan
    Director of Program Operations

    Michael Linehan

  • Skyler Lew
    Business Intelligence Analyst

    Skyler Lew

  • Harriet Costa
    Sr. Project Manager

    Harriet Costa

  • Evan Birkhead
    Strategic Marketing and Communications

    Evan Birkhead

  • Bonnie Gordon
    Conference Director for IoT Solutions World Congress

    Bonnie Gordon

  • Svetlana Orlova
    Sr. Webmaster

    Svetlana Orlova

  • Chuck Byers
    Associate Chief Technical Officer

    Chuck Byers

  • Ben Zahavi
    Member Technical Staff

    Ben Zahavi

  • Christopher Corso
    Account Executive

    Christopher Corso

  • Ingrid Reis-Glass
    Project Manager

    Ingrid Reis-Glass

  • Lisa K. Nelson-Beard
    Project Manager

    Lisa K. Nelson-Beard