About the IOT Industry Council
The IOT Industry Council (IOTIC) is a non-profit organisation representing the interests of the technology industry in South Africa designing, building and deploying solutions based on “Internet of Things” technologies.
The Council was formally constituted on the 15th of March 2019, with a constitution that can be accessed at this location: View / Download / Print
The IOT Industry Council key objectives are:
- Act as a collective voice for the industry to represent its interests to media, analysts/research companies, industry events, public policy and government.
- Promote the use of IOT technologies in the local market by highlighting novel use cases and implementation references, by publicising local solutions, and bringing together buyers and sellers through match-making initiatives.
- Publicise the solutions and tech that are being created in South Africa, by South African companies, to grow credibility for both the underlying technology and the industry.
- Create a public identity to build confidence in this industry and its local players as substantial, organised, etc.
- Liaise with and support related industry and enthusiast groups to build tech skills.
- Create a set of norms and standards to give this new tech greater credibility (best practices in security, resilience, privacy, etc).
- Create a resource for others in the industry (customers and systems integrators) to access relevant standards to ensure regulatory compliance, professionalism (e.g. global/local safety standards for mining, fuelling, medical applications).
- Create a forum for players in the industry to resolve differences, seek mediation to keep the industry moving forward in a constructive manner.