The Digital Twin Consortium (DTC) and sister organisation the Industry IoT Consortium (IIC) have integrated their operations to allow them to take a more holistic approach to problem solving in the tech sphere, according to Object Management Group (OMG), the non-profit that is parent to both consortia.
The move is designed to further expand OMG’s collaboration with industry, academia, and government, driving increased adoption of digital twins and digital transformation.
Bill Hoffman, CEO and Chairman of OMG said opportunities for increased collaboration and alignment between the IIC and DTC had increased in recent years.
“Integrating IIC within DTC ensures we have the best minds from both, working together to solve increasingly complex problems and providing a more holistic view across industries and technologies,” he said.
The IIC website will continue to host that organisation’s essential contributions to the Internet of Things (IoT) and digital transformation, while combined IIC/DTC thought leadership will now be on the DTC website.
The DTC brings together industry, government, and academia to help produce consistency in vocabulary, architecture, security, and interoperability between digital twin technologies in industries, ranging from energy production to aerospace. Meanwhile, the IIC aims to accelerate the adoption of a trustworthy Internet of Things.
DTC has been rapidly building new alliances over recent months. In December, the consortium announced a liaison agreement with the Open Industry 4.0 Alliance to exchange information and enhance digitalization and collaboration.
DTC announced another liaison agreement with Texas State University’s Connected Infrastructure for Education, Demonstration, and Applied Research (CIEDAR) Consortia. CIEDAR is a new research and development marketplace, with a cross-disciplinary focus on technologies with application to infrastructure digitalization, decentralization, and decarbonization.
Finally, DTC recently added non-profit PraSaga Foundation as a member. PraSaga is the developer of the SagaTech Stack architecture and SagaChain, a layer-one blockchain designed to address challenges in existing blockchain networks.