IoT Alliance Australia Expands as BCA Comes AboardSydney, 19 May 2016 – The Internet of Things Alliance Australia (IoTAA) has welcomed the Business Council of Australia (BCA) as its newest member.
The BCA has become a member of the Alliance’s Executive Council (see attached membership list), which includes a broad swathe of leading global and Australian technology companies, communications network operators, Government agencies and regulators, scientific research organisations, consultants and industry associations representing more than 60,000 Australian companies.
The IoTAA was created in 2015 to be the leading Australian industry and government body shaping the regulatory and collaborative framework needed to harness for the Australian economy the opportunities that are being created by IoT.
Chair of the IoTAA Executive Council, John Stanton, said the decision of the BCA to join the Alliance would further accelerate the process of creating a globally aware IoT community in Australia.
“The BCA is made up of the CEOs of more than 130 of Australia’s top companies – we look forward to making use of that horse-power to help ensure that Australia can benefit from the positive disruptive force that is IoT,” Mr Stanton said.
The Alliance has created six workstreams, with more than 200 expert participants, working on issues including spectrum availability, Smart Cities, network resilience, fostering IoT start-ups, data sharing and privacy.
The workstreams include a significant project to work with the industry verticals, such as transport, food and agribusiness and water and resource management, that stand to enjoy some of the greatest benefits from IoT.
IoTAA Executive Council Members as at May 2016
- Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA)
- Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN)
- Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)
- Australian Industry Group (AIG)
- Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA)
- Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA)
- Business Council of Australia (BCA)
- Communications Alliance
- Creator Tech
- Department of Communications and the Arts (DoCA)
- Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C)
- Hewlett Packard Enterprise
- Internet Australia
- Knowledge Economy Institute (KEi)
- Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC)
Communications Alliance is the primary telecommunications industry body in Australia. Its membership is drawn from a wide cross-section of the communications industry, including carriers, carriage and internet service providers, content providers, search engines, equipment vendors, IT companies, consultants and business groups.
Its vision is to provide a unified voice for the telecommunications industry and to lead it into the next generation of converging networks, technologies and services. The prime mission of Communications Alliance is to promote the growth of the Australian communications industry and the protection of consumer interests by fostering the highest standards of business ethics and behaviour through industry self-governance. For more details about Communications Alliance, see www.commsalliance.com.au.
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