Interoperability initiative to unlock Industrial IoT insights:

In a recent ABB article, Florian Schneeberger, the CTO of ABB’s Machine Automation division (B&R), underscored the significance of data sources in making decisions. He expressed, “The greater the number of data sources, the more informed the decisions.” Schneeberger further highlighted the difficulties of traversing diverse industrial ecosystems and the essential role of interoperability in fully realizing digitalization. He elaborated that interoperability allows organizations to quickly implement and scale Industrial IoT solutions without the need for extensive IT specialist teams.

In March 2024, ABB became a member of the Linux Foundation, a step intended to boost efforts to foster open community collaboration. This move is anticipated to stimulate innovation and facilitate the creation of superior products and experiences for customers. This decision also reaffirms ABB’s dedication to systems based on open standards.

At a live panel discussion at the Hannover Messe, representatives from the six founding members (ABB, Capgemini, Microsoft, Rockwell Automation, Schneider Electric, and Siemens) shared their vision for edge interoperability in the Industrial IoT. They also invited industry colleagues with similar interests to join the community and contribute to the creation of a substantial and effective standard. A recording of the panel discussion will be accessible at

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