The IOT Industry Council aims to accelerate the uptake of IOT technologies in southern Africa. It promotes technical excellence and adoption of best practices and standards, by bringing together industry players, educational institutions, public sector organisations and technology users in a co-operative ecosystem.
Now we can transmit real-time, real-world data into powerful computer systems to give us greater visibility into our environment, validate the information we gather, and make accurate predictions about what is to come. Found out more about how IOT technology can benefit your business.
The IOT Council is here to:
· Match-make buyers and sellers
· Share technical and business resources in implementation, security, resilience, privacy and governance
· Resolve differences, address challenges and develop programmes that drive the industry forward
IoT is a transformational technology that can ensure South African businesses, manufacturers, agriculture producers can be globally and regionally competitive.
The technology opens many opportunities for smaller entrepreneurial business to build tech and create solutions that can drive growth in the SA economy.
IOT technology will make businesses/farms/government departments more efficient and better managed. It is a technology for all to embrace – it does not replace people or threaten jobs, but makes people more aware of their environment.
A key to SA becoming a leader in adopting IOT is driving industry best practices and standards, helping companies in their adherence to regulations. This includes data privacy, health & safety issues, environmental conditions and more.
The IOT Industry Council is the trusted advisor to enterprises, tech startups and national and local government in they accelerate their adoption of IOT.
The Council acts as a collective voice for the industry to represent its interests to media, analysts/research companies, industry events, public policy and government.
The Council's role is to build confidence in this industry and its players, showcasing their ability to provide world-class solutions. IOTIC works with relevant regulatory and standards bodies to create a set of norms and standards to give this new tech ever greater credibility. This includes driving best practices in security, resilience, privacy, and other key issues.
The Council publicises the solutions and technologies that are being created and integrated in South Africa, by South African companies. Our platforms are updated regularly to keep you up to date.
The Council liaises with and supports related industry and enthusiast groups to build technology and engineering skills, and with government departments to form bridges between private and public sector. It creates resources to promote access to relevant standards to ensure regulatory compliance and professionalism.