PTC, provider of ThingWorx, has joined the trade association M2M Council hoping to educate enterprises and OEMs on the business benefits of connectivity
IoT industry is growing at a fast pace. Yes, IoT as a technology hasn’t matured yet and has connectivity and security issues associated with it but it is growing. To ensure that this growth momentum is sustained, members of IoT M2M Council (IMC) are working towards educating enterprises and OEMs deploying connected devices in the field.
The latest member of the IMC team is PTC, who provides ThingWorx, one of the most widely deployed software platforms for networking remote devices in industrial applications known as the Internet of Things. PTC will use its membership in the IMC – now with over 18,000 members the largest and fastest-growing trade group in the IoT sector – to show enterprises the benefits of integrated systems that can collect and synthesize data from sensors in the field.
This partnership will add a new dimension to the IMC team says John Schaefer, PTC’s SVP of Development. He elucidates, ” Our ThingWorx platform is designed to make it easier than ever before to deploy connected devices remotely and to collect meaningful data from them. IMC Adopter Members list software platforms as one of their highest priorities, so our membership a natural extension of that education effort.” he says.
John will sit on the IMC Board of Governors, which has board members from companies like Aeris, AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, Digi International, Ingenu, Inmarsat, Intel, KORE, Nighthawk Control, ORBCOMM, PTC, Semtech, SIGFOX, Telecom Italia, Telit, Verizon, and Wipro.
It is worth noting that IMC has just completed its third Quarterly IoT Buyers’ Index. It tracks 6-to 24-month buying plans for IoT adopters, and tracks those plans according to vertical markets served, size of deployment, and types of vendors used. According to IMC Executive Director Keith Kreisher,these resources are getting leveraged to produce new surveying tools that provide crucial data for both IoT adopters as well as the sustaining Members on Board.
The IoT M2M Council is also in the process of forming its Connected Leadership Committee, a quarterly focus group of senior IoT buyers from its member rolls, primarily from Fortune 500 companies, that deploy the technology. That group will hold its first meeting in 18 August 2016.