Moving from the cloud to the edge
News from Dec. 06, 2016
The IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) initiates White Paper dedicated to Vertical Edge Intelligence Project in cooperation with Fraunhofer Institute's FOKUS NGNI
Members of the IEC Market Strategy Board have initiated a project to produce a White Paper on Vertical Edge Intelligence. The project experts were recruited from: the IEC, Mitsubishi, SAP, Johnson Controls International, Huawei and FOKUS NGNI (Germany).
The goal of the project is to explore market potential and vertical use-case requirements, analyze gaps and produce recommendations for adopting Vertical Edge Intelligence technologies.
The kick-off meeting took place on the 21 and 22 November at FOKUS. The next meeting will be hosted in Shenzhen, China on 24 and 25 January and will include new experts from the IEC. The resulting White Paper will be published by the IEC in October 2017.
Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communications Systems FOKUS
For this purpose, Fraunhofer FOKUS offers research services ranging from requirements analysis to consulting, feasibility studies, technology development right up to prototypes and pilots in the business segments Digital Public Services, Future Applications and Media, Quality Engineering, Smart Mobility, Software-based Networks, Networked Security, Visual Computing und Analytics.
With 424 employees in Berlin and an annual budget of approximately 30 Million Euro, Fraunhofer FOKUS is the largest ICT institute of the Fraunhofer Society. Over 70% of its budget is generated through projects from industry and the public domain.
The IEC and the IEC Market Strategy Board
The IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) is the world's leading organization that prepares and publishes globally relevant International Standards for all electric and electronic devices and systems. It brings together 170 countries, representing 99.1% of the world population and 99.2% of world electricity generation.
The Market Strategy Board (MSB) was set up by the IEC to identify the principal technology trends and market needs in the IEC fields of activity. The MSB helps maximize market input and establishes priorities for IEC technical and conformity assessment work, enhancing the response of the Commission to the needs of innovative and fast-moving markets. Its members comprise Chief Technology Officers of major international corporations.