The Internet of Things Alliance Australia (IoTAA) has announced that Piers Hogarth-Scott, National Leader, Internet of Things at KPMG Digital Delta, has been appointed as Chairman of the Executive Council.

The Executive Council is the senior stakeholder advisory committee of the IoTAA, responsible for appointing the Board of Directors and providing guidance to address key enablers and inhibitors for the Australian IoT industry across 12 workstreams, including Smart Industries & Cities, Collaboration, Data Use, Availability & Privacy, Cyber Security & Network Resilience, Platforms & Interoperability, and IoT Start-ups.

Frank Zeichner, CEO, IoT Alliance Australia, said, “Piers is one of the pioneers of the industry and has built a leading IoT consulting practice at KPMG. I would also like to thank John Stanton, our outgoing EC Chair, who has performed this role with flair and dedication since the organisation transitioned from an IoT Think Tank within Communications Alliance in 2016.”

Piers Hogarth-Scott said “I am looking forward to working with the Board and Executive Council to help drive the IoTAA forward to accelerate innovation and adoption of IoT for economic and social benefit, in particular by promoting collaboration at all levels between industry and Government, across the SME community, start-ups and investors, between service providers and problem/opportunity owners.”

Outgoing Chair of the Executive Council, John Stanton said, “It has been a privilege  to serve as the founding EC Chair since inception of the IoTAA and to play a role helping to build the organisation that today consists of more 450 organisations and 850 individuals. I look forward to working with Piers as our new Executive Council Chair in my capacity as an EC member and CEO of Communications Alliance.”

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