Hardware, Software & the Internet of Things
June 23–25, 2015 • San Francisco, CA

ABCs of IoT consortiums

Ian Skerrett (Eclipse Foundation)
2:05pm–2:45pm Wednesday, 06/24/2015
Protocols & Platforms
Location: Southside Theater (Bldg D)
Average rating: ***..
(3.57, 7 ratings)

Prerequisite Knowledge

Attendees should have a basic understanding of IoT concepts and intellectual property concepts.


In the past two years, a number of industry consortiums have been formed or aligned focused on the Internet of Things. Groups like Allseen, Bluetooth SIG, Eclipse, Industrial Internet Consortium, IEEE, and others all have initiatives focused on some aspect of IoT. At times it can be challenging to keep up with all these initiatives.

This presentation will provide a review of the major IoT initiatives led by various industry consortiums. This review will briefly discuss the focus of each consortium, and then rate them on the following scale:
1) Openness – How open are the IP policies and how friendly are they toward open source implementations?
2) Availability – Is the consortium providing something today?
3) Adoption – Is the industry adopting the output of the consortium?

The attendee will gain a good understanding of the different groups and how they are relevant to their own work in IoT.

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Ian Skerrett

Eclipse Foundation

Ian is responsible for marketing at the Eclipse Foundation. He has spent the last three years building an open source IoT community at Eclipse.