The TIA represents manufacturers and suppliers of global communications networks through standards development, policy and advocacy, business opportunities, market intelligence, and events and networking, while the IoT Community comprises senior business leaders and IoT practitioners focused on the adoption and application of IoT in commercial environments. Together, the organizations have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on a set of initiatives regarding smart buildings, manufacturing, connected vehicles, intelligent transportation, healthcare and more.
In the partnership, they will share commercial, technical, and standardization insights, and explore opportunities for collaboration on technologies, exchange information and expertise, and develop solutions to accelerate the development of the Internet of Things.
"Harnessing the power of the Internet of Things is essential for the successful development of smart buildings and eventually smart cities," says Harry Smeenk, TIA's Senior Vice President of Technology Programs. "TIA looks forward to working with the IoT Community to enhance the development of the Internet of Things and enable the digital transformation of smart cities and smart buildings."
Nancy Shemwell, Chief Operating Officer of the IoT Community, says, "The two organizations complement each other beautifully. The IoT and IIoT "edge" and the associated opportunities and challenges are top of mind with today's corporations and end users. Ensuring a smooth and secure implementation of these mass evolving technologies is key. Capitalizing on the capabilities of both organizations and their unique areas of thought leadership is of tremendous value to the overall industry."
The organizations say they will work together to share information, discuss, and explore technologies related to smart buildings, the Internet of Things, and other areas of interest. Pursuant to that goal, they will develop and share training content related to the Internet of Things and the various initiatives.
In addition, say the organizations, they will work to educate industries on the role of the Internet of Things in buildings, collaborate on events, and share relevant research and expertise.