oneM2M expands membership

June 02, 2020 //By Ally Winning
oneM2M expands membership and partnership-working
oneM2M has announced new members that include a cybersecurity specialist, research institutes, service providers and the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid’s computer science faculty.

The new additions come around the globe including the US, Asia, Europe and Russia.

“2020 will see increased levels of collaboration between global organisations, institutions and companies to accelerate mass adoption of the IoT across a range of sectors,” said oneM2M Steering Committee Chair, Enrico Scarrone. “We are already working in partnership with the IoT Connectivity Alliance (ICA) and have recently set out how we will be collaborating with the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC).”

US-based online authentication expert Valimail is one of the new oneM2M’s members. Valimail’s Technical Director Ash Wilson said, “oneM2M's service layer standardization is an enabler for the IoT ecosystem, and secure device identity is essential for keeping the ecosystem secure, especially as IoT technology becomes ever more ubiquitous in our daily lives and routines We look forward to exploring how Valimail’s expertise in email authentication can contribute to the problem of device identity validation in IoT.”

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid’s Ontology Engineering Group’s focus on the standardization of ontologies and on semantic interoperability in general matches oneM2M’s belief that semantic interoperability is one of the IoT’s key enabling technologies.

Russian firm JSRPC Kryptonite is another new member that is concerned with interoperability. "Our aim is to increase awareness among market players and regulators that IoT mass market development in Russia requires interoperability based on open standards,” said Dmitry Kadomtsev, Deputy Head of the Laboratory of Telecommunications and Special Equipment at JSRPC Kryptonite. “It assumes enabling interoperability in a multi-vendor, multi-network, multi-service environment. We believe our collaboration with oneM2M consortium will help to enable semantic interoperability across information silos."

Other new oneM2M members include the Hyderabad-based International Institute of Information Technology which sees the IoT as crucial to its smart city research initiatives. “We have decided to adopt oneM2M standards for India's first ‘Living Lab’, which will be a proving ground for Smart City innovations,” said the institute’s

Assistant Professor Sachin Chaudhari. “oneM2M has enabled us to create the data sandbox


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