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From October 3 to 5, 2017, the IoT Solutions World Congress (IoTSWC) was held in Barcelona by the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC). The IoTSWC 2017, which is a global benchmark event for the industrial IoT field, attracted over 13,000 participants and more than 240 vendors from over 70 countries.
The Edge Computing Consortium (ECC), represented by its founding member Huawei, made its debut at the IoTSWC 2017 and attracted multiple enterprises and experts in the industry. More than 100 people, including those from EC-IoT vendors, traditional carrier partners, consultative bodies, research institutes, and schools, visited the ECC booth for consultations. After the exhibition, many expressed their interest in joining the ECC. Dr. Richard Mark Soley, Chair of OMG and Executive Director of the IIC, and Stephen Mellor, CTO of the IIC, were two of the visitors to the booth and both were impressed by the rapid development of the ECC. The ECC also attracted the attention of multiple journalists from organizations such as the Cities of the Future, IoT Insight, and IX Magazine.
Jiang Wangcheng, President of Huawei IoT Solutions, gave a speech entitled Creating and Sharing Value by Commercializing IoT on a Large Scale. In his speech, Mr. Jiang described the importance of building an EC-IoT ecosystem and also introduced the ECC.
During the Edge Computing in Energy & Utilities session, Ajay Gupta, Global Director of Huawei Product Marketing Network Product Line, also introduced the ECC. He described how the ECC was initiated by Huawei and its global partners, and how Huawei develops E2E applications jointly with GE, Honeywell, and Infosys.
Since its establishment in 2016, the ECC has attracted 127 members and more than 50 expert committee members. It operates as horizontal working groups and vertical industry committees. The ECC uses test beds to maximize the industry influence and implements standards to exert technology influence, helping members achieve business success. To date, working committees dedicated for industries such as predictive maintenance, electric power service operation, lighting and municipal management, and vehicle management have been established, and technology organizations set up to implement technical standards.