Re-elected Board of Directors presents new orientation
Via M2M Alliance
Apr 6, 2017
M2M Alliance strengthens exchanges with their members, partners and users
The management board of the M2M Alliance was confirmed at the Annual General Meeting. But still, there will be changes within the association. The M2M Alliance presented a new strategy that focuses on direct interaction with the members and addresses national and international companies through a digital reorientation. A new corporate design, including a relaunch of the logo shows the importance of new orientation. The design of the new website and the in-house support promise latest news content on M2M / IoT topics. From now on the Annual General Meeting will be held twice a year.
Exactly a year after he took over as chairman, Dr. Andreas Fink was confirmed at the top of the M2M Alliance. The members of the M2M Alliance also expressed their confidence in Helmut Schnierle (2nd Chairman), Robert Jänisch (Innovation) and Joachim Dressler (Chief Financial Officer). This leaves the Management Board unchanged.
The confirmation of the Management Board marks the start of the new alignment of the M2M Alliance, which had already begun last year. At the Annual General Meeting, for example, a new strategy was introduced which focuses on even more interaction with it’s members, partners and users.
One example is the joint working group of the M2M Alliance and the OPC Foundation. Under the leadership of Prof. Axel Sikora, the Academic Advisory Board of the M2M Alliance, six member companies work on the description of best practices for an integrated end-to-end Security in M2M communication. After the lively interest during the Annual General Meeting, the results are now to be made available to an even wider audience. These include companies that do not have the Internet of Things (IoT), Industrie 4.0 or, in general, digital transformation as a core business, but still benefit from M2M communication.
In order to achieve these goals, the M2M Summit, Europe’s largest event for M2M, IoT and Industry 4.0, will be given a new direction after ten successful years. This includes a Makerspace, where topics and solutions such as robotics, augmented reality, rapid prototyping or even drones can be experienced live. Young companies have been given the opportunity to present their ideas and solutions in the form of a pitch since last year. This startup pitch will be expanded for the upcoming M2M Summit through a cooperation.
“The changes in our strategy and focus show that we have been well-coordinated over the last few weeks and months,” says Dr. Andreas Fink. “We always want to meet the wishes of our members and potential members. The new strategy is a cornerstone for growth, which has been officially laid down with the approval of the Board by the members. Now it is important to implement the new objectives effectively. “
The relocation of the headquarters from Aachen to Düsseldorf also contributes to the new orientation of the M2M Alliance. In the media harbour, a team is working together with the Board of Management, Innovation, Robert Jänisch. The new M2M Meetup format could prove itself already a few weeks ago at a first meeting. Further appointments with member companies are firmly planned.
In order to further increase the interaction with the members, there will also be two annual general meetings held within the embedded world in Nuremberg and the M2M Summit in Düsseldorf. By doing so, the M2M Alliance would like to make it easier to meet the deadlines as the events are already planned by a large number of members.
About the M2M Alliance e.V.
With 80 members from 14 countries, the M2M Alliance is the world’s largest industry association for M2M / IoT technologies. The M2M Alliance sees itself as a platform for providers and users of M2M solutions. The ultimate goal of the M2M Alliance is the promotion of M2M technologies and solutions. The association is also the organizer of the M2M Summit and publishes the M2M Journal as well as an e-mail newsletter.
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