SAN FRANCISCO, March 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- 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.
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About Penton's IoT Institute
Penton's IoT Institute is an online community and live events brand focused on the rapidly-growing world of the Internet of Things (IoT). We provide real-world and actionable case studies, insights, research, and e-learning on the industrial and cultural phenomenon that's changing the shape of business and cities today. Our mission is to enable cross-industry and cross-job function learning to catapult IoT market value and results forward.
About Industrial Internet Consortium
The Industrial Internet Consortium® is an open membership organization with over 250 members from 31 countries, formed to accelerate the development, adoption, and wide-spread use of interconnected machines and devices, intelligent analytics, and people at work. Founded by AT&T, Cisco, General Electric, IBM, and Intel in March 2014, the Industrial Internet Consortium catalyzes and coordinates the priorities and enabling technologies of the Industrial Internet. The Industrial Internet Consortium is managed by the Object Management Group® (OMG®). Visit www.iiconsortium.org.
Penton is an innovative information services company that empowers nearly 20 million business decision makers in markets that drive more than 12 trillion dollars in purchases each year. Our products inform with rich industry insights and workflow tools; engage through dynamic events, education and networking; and advance business with powerful marketing services programs. Penton is the way smart businesses buy, sell and grow.
Headquartered in New York, Penton is privately owned by MidOcean Partners and Wasserstein & Co., LP. For more information, visit http://www.penton.com or follow us on Twitter @PentonNow.
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