Many industry experts have stated that open standards will help speed the deployment of a wide range of Industry 4.0 and IoT initiatives.
This is why it was good to see these two moves take place in the standards world today.
IEEE ISTO announced the formation of the Uptane Alliance, a new organization focusing on the development of security standards for connected cars and the automotive industry.
The Industrial Internet Consortium and the OpenFog Consortium announced that the two organizations will merge to further advance IoT and edge and fog computing.
Perhaps 2019 will be the year the industry sees some pretty significant output from the standards bodies working to advance open and interoperable IoT systems. – Russ DeVeau