Dirk Slama joins the Industrial Internet Consortium Steering Committee
Dirk Slama represents the Bosch Group
Dirk Slama, Director of Business Development at Bosch Software Innovations, will represent the Bosch Group for one year starting on September 1 as a member of the Industrial Internet Consortium Steering Committee. The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) is a global nonprofit consortium of companies that aims to accelerate the growth of the Industrial Internet.
The industry of the future
“It’s a huge honor to be chosen by my peers to join the steering committee as an industry representative,” says Dirk Slama. “I firmly believe that connected manufacturing and products will play a key role as we develop the industry of the future – but only if we strive to consistently expand the foundations we’ve already laid. The IIC is putting this very vision into practice.” Slama’s responsibilities at Bosch Software Innovations include coordinating activities with regard to the Industrial Internet Consortium. He has more than 20 years of project experience in the fields of IT, system integration, and business process management.
The Industrial Internet Consortium Steering Committee
The Industrial Internet Consortium Steering Committee’s tasks include defining the overall priorities of the consortium, setting its direction, providing fiscal oversight, approving all testbeds, defining and managing policies and procedures, and other items as required. It consists of six permanent seats for the founding members and Executive Director, Dr. Richard Soley, plus four additional seats drawn every year to represent the other members: large industry players, small companies, and academia/nonprofits.
Innovation projects demonstrate feasibility
Testbeds are one of the key components of the Industrial Internet Consortium’s work. These are innovation projects that consider and develop the new possibilities offered by the Industrial Internet before going on to test them with the help of pilot enterprises. Bosch heads up the Track & Trace testbed, which has been established to evaluate how connected industrial tools can increase manufacturing quality. Bosch is contributing sensors and IoT software for the recently launched Asset Efficiency testbed: companies that evaluate relevant data based on connected resources, materials, and parts can better predict aspects such as the service life or maintenance intervals of machine components.