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IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Releases Internet of Things (IoT) Ecosystem Study in Advance of Key IoT Industry Events

IEEE-SA study offers valuable insight for creating a smarter and more programmable and interactive IoT in line with the association’s Spring 2015 IoT Startup Event and IoT World Hackathon sponsorship

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Shuang Yu, Senior Manager, Solutions Marketing
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PISCATAWAY, N.J., USA, 05 May 2015IEEE, the world's largest professional organization advancing technology for humanity, announced today that the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) has issued a new, comprehensive Internet of Things (IoT) Ecosystem Study. The study draws upon input from a global series of IEEE-SA roundtable events that addressed ten core questions covering IoT markets, technology and standards, while also examining the contributing role of academia and research in these areas. Additional input to the study was sourced from an IoT workshop held by the IEEE Communications Society (IEEE ComSoc), as well as reviewing members of IEEE-SA Corporate Advisory Group (CAG) and members of the IEEE IoT Initiative.

“The roundtable discussions that we moderated and hosted were entirely consistent with the overall conclusions of the IoT Ecosystem Study and reinforce the valuable role that all of the actors need to play to contribute to the IoT’s development and success,” said Oleg Logvinov, chair, IEEE P2413 Working Group and director special assignments, Industrial and Power Conversion Division, STMicroelectronics. “Moreover, it is clear that as the world’s largest professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, the IEEE has a vital role to play as a coordinator and facilitator.”

The IoT Ecosystem Study more broadly defines IoT, outlines market and technological drivers, and explores the current activities on standardization, including IEEE P2413™ Draft Standard for an Architectural Framework for IoT, in order to assure interoperability, compatibility, reliability, security, and effective operations on a global scale.

“With global interoperability of IoT as a goal, it’s important that we continue to build consensus across industry, researchers, academia and regional organizations, as well as with the broader SDO and implementation communities, while also focusing on cross-domain management that provides the security, trust, and privacy necessary to ensure evolving market acceptance and adoption,” said Chuck Adams, IEEE Standards Association past president and distinguished standards strategist, Huawei Technologies. “This study provides a detailed snapshot of where we are today, broadly covering the many varied and emerging areas relevant to growing the IoT market, and serves as a valuable working platform for discussion towards realizing the full potential of IoT as envisioned for the future.”

This month, IEEE-SA and the IEEE IoT Initiative will co-host the Spring 2015 IoT Startup Event. Additionally, the association is also sponsoring the Internet of Things World Hackathon.

IEEE-SA is the grand prize sponsor of the Internet of Things World Hackathon, a 30-hour app-building contest held in conjunction with the 2nd Annual Internet of Things World event that takes place May 12-13, 2015 at the Moscone Center, San Francisco. The Hackathon is a not-for- profit event that brings together teams of technologists and industry stakeholders to shape the next generation of the connected Internet. Please visit the IoT World Hackathon web page for additional information.

The Spring 2015 IoT Startup Event to be held May 19, 2015 at The Marriot Hotel, San Jose, CA is a free one-day workshop that provides an opportunity to learn about IEEE's key initiatives related to the IoT ecosystem and its stakeholders, and how best to foster IoT innovation and market acceleration. For more information and registration, please visit iot.ieeesa-events.org.

Along with the technical promise and challenges related to IoT, associated technology policy discussions are emerging around the world. The IEEE Internet Initiative has been launched in order to connect the voice of the technical community to global policymaking for Internet governance, cybersecurity, and privacy, to help inform those debates and decisions, and to help ensure trustworthy technology solutions and best practices.

To download the IEEE-SA IoT Ecosystem Study visit standards.ieee.org/innovate/iot/study.html.

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