IoT M2M Council welcomes Hewlett Packard Enterprise as new board member
March 1, 2017
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has joined the IoT M2M Council (IMC) council as a board member. The IMC trade association counts as members 20,000 qualified buyers of IoT products.
HPE will take a seat on the board of governors of the relatively young trade association.
“We see HPE as a global leader in IoT, and we’re proud to welcome them to help set a direction for our group,” said Keith Kreisher, IMC executive director. “For our part, the IMC is compiling important demographic statistics extent on the use of IoT technology, in addition to providing crucial communications. We hope to learn from each other.”
The IMC is a leading trade group serving the IoT sector, gaining more than 300 new rank-and-file members weekly. Interestingly, a plurality of the IMC’s members comes from operations, as opposed to IT or R&D, and their high engagement levels illustrates their hunger for information. Some of the group’s more recent projects include formation of a leadership committee of Fortune 500 IoT buyers that meets as a quarterly focus group and a software widget that surveys potential users about their readiness for IoT deployments.
“There are major advancements being made in IoT that can benefit enterprises from a wide range of markets, but this needs to be communicated, and we see the IMC as an important tool in making this happen,” said Volkhard Bregulla, vice president of global manufacturing and distribution industry at HPE. “HPE has made major investments in security, industry-leading innovations in edge computing, and in our Universal IoT Platform, all of which have broad applications. IMC’s global footprint, covering a wide array of vertical markets, will help us interact with people that are deploying these technologies.”
Bregulla will represent HPE on the IMC board
The London-based IMC is the largest and fastest-growing trade group dedicated to the global IoT and M2M sector with more than 20,000 members joining since February 2014. Board member companies include Aeris, AT&T, Digi, HPE, Ingenu, Inmarsat, Intel, Kore, Orbcomm, MultiTech, PTC, Re-Teck, Semtech, Sigfox, Telit, Verizon, Vodafone and Wipro.
• At this week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, IoT video services provider Smartvue announced an agreement with HPE to provide video services for its HPE Universal IoT platform.
"HPE selected Smartvue to provide video services for the HPE Universal IoT platform because of their experience, scalability and focus on security," said Nigel Upton, director and general manager for HPE’s platform. "Smartvue is a valuable IoT ecosystem partner that shares our goal of helping organisations gain business insights at the intelligent edge."
The IoT video services can transform how IoT device manufacturers create value for their customers and revenue for themselves. The end-to-end platform as a service supports connected devices that require video capture, security, transport, cloud storage, management, analytics and distribution in a simple interface, cost-effectively delivered at scale worldwide to almost any device.
"For well over a decade we have driven innovation in network video services and are proud to work with amazing companies such as HPE who are leading their industry in the IoT," said Martin Renkis, CEO and founder of Smartvue. "Our goal for customers is quite simple, to create measurable new value from IoT devices with secure and elegantly simple video services."