TCS joins the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC)

Mumbai - 17 December 2014

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS), a leading IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, announced that it has joined the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC). The membership provides TCS an opportunity to contribute to the innovation, best practices and transformational opportunities that the Industrial Internet offers.

The IIC comprises leading global research universities, organizations and government bodies and it offers an unparalleled opportunity to coordinate industry-wide efforts around building reference architecture and technology testbeds. IIC members represent a broad range of leading companies and entrepreneurs who are working side by side to set the direction and enable the development and rollout of the Industrial Internet.  The Consortium provides a platform for a holistic, 360-degree perspective of the IoT industry, including issues affecting privacy and security.

“Large-scale adoption of IoT systems requires close collaboration between technology companies, governments, universities and industry. At TCS, we engage with several IoT stakeholders through our TCS COIN™ (co-innovation) network. TCS Is excited to be a part of the IIC which is a key enabler of collaboration and co-innovation.” said Ananth Krishnan, CTO, TCS.

“TCS is an innovator and already has experience in Industrial Internet solutions, and we look forward to their active participation. As one of the world’s leading IT service and consulting companies, TCS will be a great contributor in IIC work and on the various IIC Working Committees.” said Dr. Richard Soley, Executive Director, Industrial Internet Consortium.

The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) was founded in March 2014 to bring together the organizations and technologies necessary to accelerate growth of the Industrial Internet by identifying, assembling and promoting best practices. Membership includes small and large technology innovators, vertical market leaders, researchers, universities and governments. 

This goal of the IIC is to:

  • Drive innovation through the creation of new industry use cases and testbeds for real-world applications;
  • Define and develop the reference architecture and frameworks necessary for interoperability;
  • Influence the global development standards process for internet and industrial systems;
  • Facilitate open forums to share and exchange real-world ideas, practices, lessons, and insights;
  • Build confidence around new and innovative approaches to security.

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