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The Industrial Internet Consortium and Global Mining Guidelines Group announce liaison

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Global Mining Review,

The Industrial Internet Consortium® (IIC) and the Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG) announced they have agreed to a liaison to help further the development of the industrial internet. Under the agreement, the IIC and GMG will work together to align efforts to maximise interoperability, portability, security and privacy for the industrial Internet.

Joint activities between the IIC and GMG will include:

  • Identifying and sharing IIoT best practices.
  • Collaborating on standardisation.
  • Collaborating on interoperability in mining through the two organizations respective committees, working groups and task groups.
  • Collaborating in IIoT adoption by co-creating reference architectures, methodologies and guidelines.
  • Participating in a joint workshop to exchange ideas and information.

“Emerging technologies are changing the way centuries-old industries operate,” said Mark Dunn, IIC Liaison Officer and Principal Research Engineer, Coal Mining Research Programme, CSIRO Energy. “In the mining domain, adding sensors and internet connectivity to vehicles, machinery and people is increasing mine safety, enhancing productivity and improving our use of global natural resources.”

“We are focused on establishing strategic partnerships with organizations around the globe to assist the mining industry along its innovation journey,” said GMG Managing Director Heather Ednie. “By working together, we widen the pool of expertise, eliminate redundancies and combine our efforts to speed up the rate at which the mining industry is innovating.” She added that “GMG members contribute to shaping robust standards and tools for the global mining industry. A partnership with IIC will harness IIoT expertise that exists outside of mining and help drive the future of our industry.”

“Through its liaison program, the IIC is building the IIoT ecosystem to enable the digital transformation across different industry verticals. Working with the global mining community is an opportunity to create new IIoT solutions, generate operational efficiencies and develop business model innovations,” said Wael William Diab, Chair of the IIC Liaison Working Group and Secretary of the IIC Steering Committee. “We’re looking forward to our liaison with GMG to further help mining companies and mining equipment manufacturers leverage IIoT.”

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