As it was decided during the 2nd AIOTI General Assembly Meeting, the task force for the future of the Alliance organised last week in Brussels an intensive internal workshop to prepare the AIOTI long term strategy.
In particular, the AIOTI vision and mission were discussed and reviewed in order to respond to the needs and challenges of this second phase, the evolving of AIOTI within the first half of 2016 to a distinctive legal entity with a concrete vision and timetable to achieve it.
The outcome of this workshop, a concrete AIOTI road map, will be communicated to the members of the Alliance the first week of January 2016. According to this road map next step is the validation of this long term strategy by the members.
Dr. Thibaut Kleiner, Head of the Network Technologies Unit of DG CONNECT of the European Commission and member of the AIOTI Board, said: "I am very happy with the results of our discussion. Nine months after it was launched, AIOTI is ready to embrace a new stage, and to organise itself to be self-standing and to consolidate on its achievements. Europe needs a strong AIOTI to boost IoT ecosystems across markets."
The workshop gathered members of the Board as well as AIOTI members. The task force has also invited various other stakeholders to join this workshop and contribute with their opinion on the role of AIOTI as the European reference platform addressing the 'Internet of Things' in the global context. The European Automobile Manufacturers' Association, Insurance Europe, COPA-COGECA, EFIC, ENISA, Invest Europe, FIEC and Porto City Council were among the invited stakeholders.