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Karen Quatromoni
Industrial Internet Consortium
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Representatives from ABB, Fujitsu, MITRE, and RTI elected by the membership

Needham, MA 08-30-2016 – The Industrial Internet Consortium® (IIC), the global, public-private organization formed to accelerate adoption and enablement of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), announced four new Steering Committee members for a total of 13 members. The new Steering Committee members, voted in as the result an annual membership election, include:

  • ABB, Eric Harper, Senior Principal Scientist, elected to serve a one-year term in one of the large industry seats.
  • Fujitsu, Jacques Durand, Director of Standards and Engineering, re-elected to serve a two-year term in one of the large industry seats.
  • MITRE Corporation, Robert A. Martin, Senior Principal Engineer, re-elected to serve a one-year term in the academic non-profit seat.
  • Real-Time Innovations, Inc., Stan Schneider, CEO, re-elected to serve a two-year term in the small industry seat.

“I’d like to congratulate the new and re-elected Steering Committee members on their election and welcome them to the team,” said John Tuccillo, IIC Steering Committee Chair, and Senior Vice President of Global Industry and Government Affairs, Schneider Electric. “We have a dynamic group and I look forward to working together to guide the IIC and collaborate on strategic initiatives in the coming years.”

Eric Harper, Senior Principal Scientist, ABB, who brings additional perspective of the large industry to the IIC from a leading automation supplier in utilities, industry, and transport, said. “As a Steering Committee member, I will foster collaboration between group leaders and encourage knowledge sharing and best practices among members to advance the goals of the IIC.” Eric currently serves as Co-chair for both the Technology Working Group and the Industrial Analytics Task Group. He contributes to both the Testbed and Business Strategy and Solution Lifecycle (BSSL) Working Groups.

Jacques Durand, Director of Standards and Engineering, Fujitsu, said, “As a Steering Committee member, I’ll continue to use my large-industry expertise with standards development organizations and testing, conformance, and interoperability labs to further the mission of the Industrial Internet Consortium. I’ll also bring additional representation on the SC for the IIC members of East Asia and in particular for the Japanese IIC community.” Mr. Durand is Co-chair of the BSSL Group. He is an active participant in the Liaisons, Technology, and Testbed groups.

Robert A. Martin, Senior Principal Engineer, MITRE Corporation, brings his knowledge and skills about risk management, cyber security, and quality assurance to the IIC. “During the past year, I have been actively engaged in crafting the Industrial Internet Security Framework,” said Mr. Martin. “As a Steering Committee member, I will ensure that we are diligent in how we shape new solutions and approaches to security.” Previously Mr. Martin co-chaired the Vertical Taxonomy Task Group and delivered the first version of the Verticals Taxonomy. He also serves on the Testbed Subcommittee and participates in the Industrie 4.0/IIC Joint Working Group on Security.

Stan Schneider is the CEO, Real-Time Innovations, Inc. (RTI), a small company with more than 1,000 IIoT projects spanning many industries. “The IIC has the scale and momentum to lead the amazing future of the Industrial IoT. Small companies bring great ingenuity and agility to the IIC but they need the IIC to move quickly,” said Dr. Schneider. “On the Steering Committee, I will work to speed execution and communication.” Dr. Schneider is the Chair of the Steering Committee Testbed Subcommittee, chartered to clarify testbed strategy and ensure execution and maximum industry impact. Recently, Dr. Schneider created the Ecosystem Task Group to help member companies leverage the IIC’s members and resources to maximize return.

The newly-elected steering committee members will officially join their peers at the IIC’s quarterly member meeting in St. Leon-Rot, Germany on September 19th.

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