Georgia Tech IoT Center Continues to Grow

The Center for the Development and Application of Internet of things Technologies has expanded its membership and impact.
By IOT Journal
Feb 02, 2017


Since launching in 2014, CDAIT has grown from three founding members to eighteen, including the following companies from the United States, Asia, Australia and Europe AIG, Amazon, AT&T, Brambles, Cisco, Comcast, Corning, Flex, Global Payments, IBM, Infor, Landis+Gyr, Merial (Boehringer Ingelheim), Samsung, Stanley Black & Decker, Verizon, VMware Airwatch and Wipro.

The center, dedicated to Internet of Things (IoT) interdisciplinary research, education and industry outreach, has also grown in influence.

A "green paper" released on January 12 by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) at the U.S. Department of Commerce titled "Fostering the Advancement of the Internet of Things" included input from CDAIT's managing director, Alain Louchez. Reviewing the nature of IoT, the study quoted Louchez as saying, "Of all the many facets of the Internet of Things as it is understood today, the one single groundbreaking element is not the connectivity… [but] the smartness of things."

Also announced in January, CDAIT was named one of the best IoT blogs/websites by the Internet of More Things. CDAIT was commended for providing "informative analysis."

In addition to corporate members, CDAIT has reached out to non-for-profit IoT-focused organizations and signed two memoranda of understanding; the first one with the International Telecommunication Union, a specialized agency of the United Nations and its Study Group 20 - Internet of Things (IoT) and its applications including smart cities and communities; and the second with the Centre of Excellence for Internet of Things of India's National Association of Software and Services Companies.

Furthermore, CDAIT's managing director was recently selected by Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (Guadalajara) as an international advisor to "Centro de Innovación, Desarrollo Tecnológico y Aplicaciones de Internet de las Cosas" (a.k.a. "Center of Innovation in Internet of Things or CIIoT") after bid approval by the government of Mexico in June 2016.

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