- Utilizing existing and creating new industry use cases and testbeds for real-world applications;
- Delivering best practices, reference architectures, case studies, and standards requirements to ease deployment of connected technologies;
- Influencing the global standards development process for Internet and industrial systems;
- Facilitating open forums to share and exchange real-world ideas, practices, lessons, and insights;
- Building confidence around new and innovative approaches to security.
The Industrial Internet Consortium Steering Committee has 12 members (plus the Executive Director, ex-officio), each of whom is affiliated with an Industrial Internet Consortium member company. The Founding Member seats are occupied by General Electric, IBM and Intel. Five seats are for Contributing Members and consist of four-year terms; these seats are currently held by SAP and Schneider Electric until September 2019 and Bosch, EMC and Huawei until September 2020.
The remaining Steering Committee seats are for either one-year or two-year terms and consist of two representatives from large industry members, one representative from small industry, and one representative from academia or a nonprofit member. In the 2017-2018 election and beyond, seats up for election will be for two-year terms. Seats are filled by a vote of the members within each level, with the exception of the Contributing Member which is a four-year term voted on by the Founding and Contributing Members.