Penton’s IoT Institute, an online community, live events and research brand focused on the rapidly-growing world of the Internet of Things (IoT), and the Industrial Internet Consortium® (IIC), the global public-private organization formed to accelerate adoption and enablement of the Industrial Internet of Things, today announce they are partnering to educate the fast growing IoT market.
Penton and the IIC will work together to fill an education gap needed in the industry through research, collaboration on the IOT Solutions World Congress awards program, industry events such as Forum Industries 4.0 meets the Industrial Internet at Hannover Messe 2016, offering co-marketing promotions and other opportunities.
Machine-to-machine (M2M), connected devices, the industrial IoT and the networked society are major themes across Penton. “We’ve launched the IoT Institute because our users are seeing a gap in information on the topic of IoT that we can deliver,” said Karen Field, Executive Director of Content, IoT Institute. “IIC is a strong global advocate for industrial IoT. Their objectives to educate and promote industry best practices are in perfect alignment with our goals. We believe this partnership will strengthen and amplify both IIC and our efforts. We are thrilled to join the IIC as a member.”
“Penton’s IoT Institute is perfectly positioned in the market with its focus on Industrial IoT and Smart Cities and its mission to move the market forward with real-world case studies and a focus on empowering collaborative decision making teams. We’re pleased to have them join the IIC as a member, as our goals are well aligned and the partnership will provide visibility and a platform to showcase the work of the IIC and its member companies.”
“Additionally, the IoT Institute’s close collaborative relationship with Penton’s industrial segments like the manufacturing market via the IndustryWeek brand, energy market via the Transmission & Distribution World and The Energy Times brands, and transportation market via brands like Aviation Week and Wards Auto – all adds up to a very positive partnership,” said William Hoffman, President, IIC.