Following the CDAIT conference on "The Internet of Things for Sustainability is Smart Business" on July 18, 2019 in Atlanta, ITU News invited CDAIT managing director Alain Louchez to reflect on the event. Among his comments, he submitted that "since IoT technologies are progressively becoming central to the corporate and societal digital transformation currently underway – and sustainability considerations are an indispensable component of this transformation as a result of legal, regulatory, policy and market constraints – there was wide consensus that the connection between IoT and sustainability is bound to grow stronger."
At the recent IoT for Manufacturing Workshop, which was held at the Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute (GTMI) on November 7, 2018, the workshop organizer and director of the Factory Information Systems Center at GTMI, Andrew Dugenske, introduced a powerful framework, i.e., "Decoupled Digital Architecture", to link multiple gateways with various machines through an MQTT broker.
On April 2, 2018, Dr. Thomas Kurfess, Professor and HUSCO/Ramirez Distinguished Chair in Fluid Power and Motion Control in the Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Tech and 2018 President of the Society of Manufacturing Engineering (SME) was invited to give the opening presentation on IoT for Manufacturing at the NIST 2018 Model-Based Enterprise (MBE) Summit. The goal of the 2018 MBE Summit was to identify challenges, research, implementation issues, and lessons learned in manufacturing and quality assurance where a digital three-dimensional (3D) model of the product serves as the authoritative information source for all activities in a product's lifecycle. The theme of the 2018 Summit was Empowering the Digital Transformation with an Integrated Lifecycle. The model-based community has moved beyond the question of “why is MBE important” to “how do we deploy MBE?” This Summit (the ninth of the series) focused on empowering the industrial shift to MBE with recommend practices and how-to guidance.
ITU News, a publication of the International Telecommunication Union, a United Nations specialized agency, spoke with Alain Louchez, Managing Director of CDAIT, and Robert Kamp, Chair of the CDAIT Working Group on IoT Standards and Management, and Senior Director, Intel’s Internet of Things Group (IOTG) Market & Channels organization, about how data standards could help unlock the benefits of Smart Cities to improving people’s lives. The interview was published on October 1, 2018.