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 and IBM. Four seats are held by Contributing Members and consist of four-year terms; these seats are currently held by Bosch, Dell EMC and Huawei until September 2020.

The remaining Steering Committee seats are for two-year term and consist of two representatives from large industry members, one representative from small industry, and one representative from academia, nonprofit and government members. 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.



FOUNDing Members
Contributing Members
Large industry members
Small industry members
Academia or nonprofit member


The role of the Steering Committee includes, but is not limited to, fiscal oversight, setting up subgroups as appropriate, including but not limited to research selection, testbed creation and defining standards requirements and priorities. The Steering Committee functions like a Board.


  • Consider research proposals and grant funding from government funds
  • Prioritize and develop requirements for standards
  • Make decisions on publications (white papers, etc.)
  • Define and manage the rules
  • And other items as required


Steering Committee

  • Dirk Slama
    Vice President of Business Development, Bosch Software Innovations

    Mr. Dirk Slama, CHAIR

  • Dr. Stan Schneider
    CEO, Real-Time Innovations, Inc.

    Dr. Stan Schneider, VICE CHAIR

  • Dr.Said Tabet
    Lead Technologist, IoT and AI Strategy, Dell EMC

    Dr. Said Tabet, CHAIR, Testbed Subcommittee

  • Dr. Jacques Durand
    Director of Standards and Engineering, Fujitsu North America, Inc.

    Dr. Jacques Durand

  • Mr. K. Eric Harper
    Senior Principal Scientist, ABB

    Mr. K. Eric Harper

  • Sarah Knowles
    Strategic Partners and Clients, IBM

    Mrs. Sarah Knowles

  • Mr. Mr. Don O'Toole
    Senior Principal Engineer, Cyber Security Partnerships, The MITRE Corporation

    Mr. Robert Martin

  • Dr. Richard Soley
    Executive Director, Industrial Internet Consortium

    Dr. Richard Soley

  • Karthik Suri
    Chief Operating Officer, Predix, GE

    Mr. Karthik Suri

  • Wang Xuemin
    Vice President, European Research Institute, Huawei

    Mr. Wang Xuemin


  • Mr. Wael William Diab
    Senior Director, Huawei Technologies

    Mr. Wael William Diab

Steering Committee Alternates

  • Mr. Donagh Buckley
    Dell Technologies

    Mr. Donagh Buckley

  • Mr. Wael William Diab
    Senior Director, Huawei Technologies

    Mr. Wael William Diab

  • Dr. Christopher Ganz

    Dr. Christopher Ganz

  • Mr. Frederick Hirsch
    Standards Manager, Fujitsu North America, Inc.

    Mr. Frederick Hirsch

  • Mr. Bill Hoffman
    President and COO, Industrial Internet Consortium

    Mr. Bill Hoffman

  • Mr. Brett Murhpy
    Director, Business Development, Real-Time Innovations, Inc.

    Mr. Brett Murphy

  • Mr. Nithiyakumar Parameswaran
    Vice President - Partner Alliances, General Electric

    Mr. Nithiyakumar Parameswaran

  • Mike O’Mara
    Ecosystem Leader, IBM

    Mike O’Mara