OpenFog Now Part of Industrial Internet Consortium

January 31, 2019 Brandon Lewis

NEEDHAM, MA . The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) and the OpenFog Consortium are combining into a single organization under IIC branding. Effective immediately, OpenFog members are part of the IIC. The first formal meeting of the new organization will take place in Raleigh, N.C., February 11-14.

As part of the merger, the IIC Steering Committee will welcome Ron Zahavi, Chief Strategist for IoT Standards in the Azure IoT business unit at Microsoft, and Mung Chiang, Dean of the John A. Edwardson College of Engineering at Purdue University, as principals. The IIC will now work to develop industry best practices and technical guidance for fog, edge computing, Industrial IoT, and embedded AI application areas.

“We are excited to take the first steps toward integrating the OpenFog Working Groups, Testbeds and Use Cases with those of the IIC,” says Matt Vasey, President and Chairman of OpenFog and Director of AI and IoT Business Development at Microsoft. “Our membership is highly motivated to contribute at every level to continue the advancement of fog technology in the Industrial Internet.”

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Brandon Lewis, Editor-in-Chief of Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for guiding the property's content strategy, editorial direction, and engineering community engagement, which includes IoT Design, Automotive Embedded Systems, the Power Page, Industrial AI & Machine Learning, and other publications. As an experienced technical journalist, editor, and reporter with an aptitude for identifying key technologies, products, and market trends in the embedded technology sector, he enjoys covering topics that range from development kits and tools to cyber security and technology business models. Brandon received a BA in English Literature from Arizona State University, where he graduated cum laude. He can be reached by email at

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