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Bosch’s engagement in testbeds of the Industrial Internet Consortium

Dirk Slama joins the Industrial Internet Consortium Steering Committee

09/03/2015 -

From September 1, Dirk Slama, Director of Business Development at Bosch Software Innovations, will represent the Bosch Group for one year as a member of the Industrial Internet Consortium Steering Committee. The Industrial Internet Consortium is a global not-for-profit consortium of companies that aims to accelerate the growth of the Industrial Internet.

“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’s tasks include defining the overall priorities of the consortium, setting its direction, providing fiscal oversight, approving all testbeds, defining and managing the Policy and Procedures, and other items as required. It comprises of six permanent seats for the founding members and Executive Director, Dr. Richard Soley, plus four additional representatives who are chosen every year from large industry members, smaller 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.

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