Announcement by Alex Brisbourne, KORE CEO and IMC Chairman
August 20, 2015
The largest and fastest-growing trade association for the IoT and M2M technology sector has changed its name to include “IoT”. The International M2M Council will operate under the new name IoT M2M Council (retaining the abbreviation IMC) and its web address will become www.iotm2mcouncil.org.
“The change in our name acknowledges a perceptual shift towards the internet of things at the top of the market, and yet the heritage of machine-to-machine communications is as vibrant as ever,” said Alex Brisbourne, IMC chairman and CEO of Kore. “In many industrial sectors, M2M remains the accepted nomenclature and, in fact, the two phrases vary in interpretations mainly depending on the industry or geography where the conversation takes place. Our new name IoT M2M Council is meant to reflect a spirit of inclusivity and resonate with the entire population of stakeholders.”
The IMC has amassed more than 10,000 adopter members on six continents since early 2014, almost entirely comprised of OEMs, enterprise users and applications developers that deploy IoT and M2M products and services.
IMC adopter members come from eight vertical-market sectors, including energy, healthcare, transportation, logistics, retail, manufacturing, government, and building and construction. For these buyers of IoT and M2M products, IMC provides newsletters tailored to specific vertical markets, case studies stressing the RoI of IoT investment, white papers, blog entries and live educational content.
For providers in the IoT and M2M sector, the IMC produces quantitative data on buying patterns, helps to establish channel relationships, provides promotional platforms to access its 10,000 members, and thought leadership to post position papers and blog entries, as well as presentations at live events.
The IMC is a London-based, non-commercial enterprise with the mission to increase deployments of M2M technology by proving the business case for the internet of things. Companies on the IMC board of governors include Aeris, AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, Digi International, Inmarsat, Intel, Iridium, Kore, Nighthawk Controls, Numerex, Orbcomm, Synapse Wireless, Telecom Italia, Telit, Verizon, Wipro and Wyless.