[26 June 2014] Wireless services leader Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) continues to chart the course for the next wave of technology by leading the formation of the country’s first “Internet of Everything” (IoE) consortium – a select group of industry leaders and technical partners aiming to collaboratively build machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions that will empower business through systems intelligence and interconnectivity.
Smart Enterprise recently announced the creation of the Philippines' first Internet of Everything (IoE) Consortium, which seeks to develop the IoE and M2M ecosystem in the country. Initial members include Samsung, InfoSys, Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines (SEIPI), Meralco, Far Eastern University, Voyager Innovations, Novare Technologies, E-Sci, Cormant Technologies, Tech Mahindra, and Wipro, among others.
The Smart IoE Consortium is the first alliance in the Philippines seeking to develop IoE solutions which would make devices and processes “smarter” and more connected. It counts among its founding members, leaders from Samsung, InfoSys, Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines (SEIPI), Meralco, Far Eastern University, Voyager Innovations, Novare Technologies, E-Sci, Cormant Technologies, Tech Mahindra, and Wipro, among others.
The consortium was introduced during the launch of Smart’s latest machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions for enterprises, small and medium businesses, and hospitals.
“As an entire world is heading to the hyper-connected eventuality called Internet of Everything or IoE, every enterprise organization will benefit from the pooled expertise, massed resources, and rare insight the Smart IoE Consortium represents,” said Eric Alberto, EVP and Head for Enterprise, International, and Carrier Business Business at Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) and Smart.
“This consortium will therefore be a considerable resource available to all Philippine enterprises, with consortium leaders and experts hailing from areas such as the academe, government, and private sectors,” he added.
Alberto said the group would be expanding to include more representatives from banking and finance, utilities, retail and distribution, pharmaceuticals, software and hardware development and distribution, as well as hospitals and universities.
“Smart and the rest of the PLDT group are collaborating with the best people from different industries to provide relevant Internet-powered solutions to Philippine enterprises. Not only will these solutions help businesses remain competitive in today’s fast-evolving landscape, these will also enable them to improve the way Filipinos live,” said Jovy Hernandez, PLDT FVP and Smart Enterprise Sales and Marketing Head.
Aside from developing comprehensive IoE solutions for different industries, the Smart IoE Consortium will enhance existing solutions and will monitor upcoming trends in the IoE space to ensure business readiness for future developments.