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Exclusive Interview of Joseph Salvo
Source:China Daily    Writer:admin    Released on:2015-10-12    

 The Industrial Internet, a new technology domain emerged in the United States to connect all the machines and devices in the world, will create enormous amount of growth and productivity.

“The concept of industrial internet we believe will unleash next industrial revolution and will create trillions US dollars value,” said Joseph J. Salvo, the director of Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC). He is also the manager of complex system engineering laboratory of GE. “The value will be delivered across the world, from productivity savings as well as growth in products and services.

Initiated by five multinational corporate such as GE, CISCO and Intel in 2014, the IIC is developing rapidly. The five founder companies formed IIC in March 2014 to bring together the organizations and technologies necessary to accelerate the growth of the Industrial Internet by identifying, assembling and promoting best practices.

The network expanded rapidly since the first day of establishment and has over 210 membership organizations with over 2,000 individual contributors from 26 countries, said Salvo.

Compare to Germany’s Industrial 4.0, Salvo said the network is a global platform and has a broader vision and strategy.

“The Industry 4.0 initiative is government sponsored and mainly focus design standards on manufacturing sector which Germany has a long term reputation,” Salvo said.

Salvo said there is no conflict between industrial internet and Industry 4.0 and the systems could seek collaborations.

China is embracing “Made in China”2025” and “Internet Plus” strategies to upgrade its traditional industries. Experts said the “Made in China 2025” is equivalent to the Germany “Industry 4.0”.

As an open and interoperable platform, the industrial internet will allow free flow of data, information and knowledge and will promote innovation in sectors such as manufacturing, healthcare, agriculture and transportation, which will give strong support to China’s industrial transformation, according to Salvo.

IIC is creating country teams around the world include China, Japan, Germany and Indian.

China’s leading companies include Haier, China Telecome and Huawei have joined the network.

“They understand the value of network,” Salvo said.

Taking Haier as an example, the network will allow this traditional manufacturer to have better consumer insights and get better informed about what products should be produced and how they should be produced.

It was emphasized that data sharing is important on this network. People are in doubt that whether companies are willing to share their data and information on this network.

Salvo said companies are not necessarily for companies to provide knowledge about certain products or technology.

“As a group, the consortium is trying to get people to agree that equipment should be interoperable and data should flow freely between different types of objects. The individual company will decide what to sell on top of that network,” Salvo said.