Wipro, a global information technology company
, has announced that it has joined the Industrial Internet Consortium
(IIC), a global, member-supported organization that promotes the accelerated growth of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
With this membership, Wipro is hoping to bag opportunities to engage and innovate with multi-partner testbeds and adopt best practices to drive digital transformation for customers.
According to the company, IoT is a key enabler of Wipro Digital’s transformation strategy for its customers. Wipro Digital is the digital business unit
of Wipro that is an innovation-led, digital transformation partner built to overcome today’s digital challenges.
The IT giant claims to have explored the IoT space largely to leverage connected assets for the transformation of enterprise business, services and processes. It further claims to have expertise in all stages of the IIoT system-development lifecycle across industry sectors such as industrial manufacturing, healthcare OEMs, retail, oil & gas, Utility and transportation.
“IoT is an ecosystem play. We strive to deliver genuine business value with robust and scalable industrial IoT solutions that are built in partnership with our ecosystem. IIC facilitates accelerated multi-partner IIoT solution development and enables us to collectively lead this transformation journey for our global clients,” said Jayraj Nair, Vice President & Global Head, IoT, Wipro.
IIC coordinates ecosystem initiatives to securely connect, control and integrate assets and systems of assets with people, processes and data. It uses common architectures, interoperability and open standards to deliver transformational business and societal outcomes across industries and public infrastructure.
“Wipro brings years of experience building distributed and IoT solutions for many industry players. We’re excited to be part of Wipro’s focus on IoT and look forward to Wipro’s participation in our testbed and architecture program,” said Richard Soley, Executive Director, Industrial Internet Consortium.
IIC holds that establishing universal interoperability in the Industrial Internet of Thing is a pre-requisite for its proliferation, which is a complex endeavor. This is why it launched the Industrial Internet Interoperability Coalition
C) with the goal to identify those hotspots that require special attention and place them on a heat-map. I3
C can then bring partners together to address clusters of interoperability hotspots with an integrative, holistic perspective.