Partnership announcement: The Industrial Internet Consortium and the Global Mining Guidelines Group Announce Liaison

Organizations align to help make mining safer, more productive

The Industrial Internet Consortium® (IIC) and the Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG) announced they have agreed to a liaison to help further the development of the industrial internet. Under the agreement, the IIC and GMG will work together to align efforts to maximize interoperability, portability, security and privacy for the industrial Internet.

Joint activities between the IIC and GMG will include:

  • Identifying and sharing IIoT best practices
  • Collaborating on standardization
  • Collaborating on interoperability in mining through the two organizations respective committees, working groups and task groups
  • Collaborating in IIoT adoption by co-creating reference architectures, methodologies and guidelines
  • Participating in a joint workshop to exchange ideas and information

“Emerging technologies are changing the way centuries-old industries operate,” said Dr. Mark Dunn, IIC Liaison Officer and Principal Research Engineer, Coal Mining Research Program, CSIRO Energy.  “In the mining domain, adding sensors and internet connectivity to vehicles, machinery and people is increasing mine safety, enhancing productivity and improving our use of global natural resources.”

“We are focused on establishing strategic partnerships with organizations around the globe to assist the mining industry along its innovation journey,” said GMG Managing Director Heather Ednie. “By working together, we widen the pool of expertise, eliminate redundancies and combine our efforts to speed up the rate at which the mining industry is innovating.” She added that “GMG members contribute to shaping robust standards and tools for the global mining industry. A partnership with IIC will harness IIoT expertise that exists outside of mining and help drive the future of our industry.”

“Through its liaison program, the IIC is building the IIoT ecosystem to enable the digital transformation across different industry verticals. Working with the global mining community is an opportunity to create new IIoT solutions, generate operational efficiencies and develop business model innovations,” said Wael William Diab, Chair of the IIC Liaison Working Group and Secretary of the IIC Steering Committee. “We’re looking forward to our liaison with GMG to further help mining companies and mining equipment manufacturers leverage IIoT.”

The IIC Liaison Working Group is the gateway for formal relationships with standards and open-source organizations, consortia, alliances, certification and testing bodies and government entities/agencies. The agreement with Global Mining Guidelines Group is one of a number of agreements made by the IIC’s Liaison Working Group.  For a list of current liaisons, click here.

About Global Mining Guidelines Group

The Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG) is a network of like-minded companies driving change in the mining industry. Together, we monitor the pulse of the industry and develop multi-disciplinary guidelines and strategies to manage risk, enhance performance, design solutions, inform planning and decision making, and save time and money. Our members are mining companies, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), original technology manufacturers (OTMs), research organizations and consultants from around the world who recognize that innovation does not happen in silos. GMG improves communication and facilitates collaboration to foster a more sustainable and efficient future for mining. Our multi-stakeholder working groups address topics such as interoperability, data access and usage, artificial intelligence, autonomous equipment, underground communication, battery-electric equipment and comminution efficiency in mining.

About the Industrial Internet Consortium

The Industrial Internet Consortium is the world’s leading membership program transforming business and society by accelerating the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). The IIC delivers a trustworthy IIoT in which the world’s systems and devices are securely connected and controlled to deliver transformational outcomes. The Industrial Internet Consortium is a program of the Object Management Group (OMG). For more information, visit

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IIC Contact:

Karen Quatromoni
Industrial Internet Consortium
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