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. Five seats are for Contributing Members and consist of four-year terms; these seats are currently held by SAP until September 2019 and Bosch, 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 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 two-year term voted on by the Founding and Contributing Members.SEATS & ELECTIONS
Large industry members1
Small industry members1
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.
CREATE WORKING GROUPS THAT:
- 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