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Hannover Messe 2018, 23-27 April

Join the IOTech team at Hannover Messse 2018 where we will be exhibiting on the EdgeX booth (Hall 6: B17) along with key EdgeX member companies including: Canonical, IoTium, RSA/Dell, SoftwareAG, and VMware.

The booth will be filled with IIoT demos and keynote presentations from The EdgeX Foundry main stage.

About Hannover Messe

Hannover Messe is the world’s leading Trade Fair for industrial Technology. All key technologies and core areas of industry – from research and development, industrial automation, IT, industrial supply, production technologies and services to energy and mobility technologies – can be found in Hannover.

For more information on the event visit


Hannover Exhibition Grounds
30521 Hannover, Germany + Google Map

EdgeX Goes Commercial: Live Webcast with Hosts Dell and IOTech March 20th 2018

Tuesday 20th March, 3pm GMT, 4pm CET, 11am EST, 8am PST

Join senior executives from Dell and IOTech, two of the leading lights of Linux Foundation's EdgeX Foundry project as they discuss the momentum that the project has achieved and highlight the future plans for this fast growing initiative with particular reference to their commercial strategies for EdgeX.

EdgeX Foundry is an open source project building an interoperability platform for Industrial IoT edge computing with a stated goal of becoming the pervasive Edge Platform for the Industrial Internet of Things.

Since its launch less than a year ago the project has gained significant momentum with now over 70 members of the project, it has met delivery goals and has an ambitious road map going forward. 

On the webcast IOTech will introduce Edge Xpert, a full commercial implementation of EdgeX.  Dell will also provide insight on their adoption plans for the platform as part of their broader IoT solution offering.

Register for the webcast here

Webcast presenters:

Keith Steele, CEO at IOTech

Global Middleware pioneer and entrepreneur for over 25 years, with a proven record of starting and growing successful software companies. Keith is an EdgeX Foundry Board Member and Chair of the Technical Steering Committee.

Jason Shepherd, Dell Technologies IoT CTO

Proven track record as a thought leader in the IoT market evidenced through his leadership establishing the EdgeX Foundry project. Jason has spent his career at both Dell and tech startups in roles spanning CTO, engineering and marketing. He is the chair of the EdgeX Foundry Board.

IOTech Press Release


Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK - February 23, 2018 - IOTech is proud to announce and welcome Steve Osselton as the Company’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO).  Steve will be responsible for leadership of IOTech’s product development team and will be the lead architect for IOTech’s IoT Edge Platform developments.

Steve joins the IOTech team from ADLINK Corporation (formerly PrismTech) where he was lead Architect on many mission critical middleware software product developments for Industrial, communications and military applications. 

Steve also comes to IOTech with over 25 years of experience leading high quality international middleware product development teams for both commercial and Open Source developments. He is without doubt a World-renowned expert in distributed embedded software technologies, having proactively participated in the development of international standards with the likes of the Object Management Group, the Industrial Internet Consortium and the Open FOG consortium. Steve holds a master’s degree in Distributed Systems.

"I am thrilled to be part of the IOTech leadership & technology team, we have an exciting and game changing set of products to deliver, which can have a global impact in IOT", said Steve Osselton IOTech CTO.

Keith Steele, IOTech CEO, stated “We are very excited to welcome Steve to our team at IOTech. Steve was one of my first recruits when I founded PrismTech. I’ve never worked with a better engineer in this space, it was only natural we would want his skills and experience to lead our new product developments.”


About IOTech

IOTech’s aim is to be a leader in the global Edge and Fog Computing IoT platform market through a productized open source business model and a channel strategy incorporating the key global IoT players who are looking to leverage OT software solutions and skills or resources they do not currently possess. For additional information about IOTech visit the web site at

Press Contact:

Andrew Foster


Embedded World Conference February 27 - March 1

On February 28, Keith Steele, EdgeX Foundry Board Member and Chair of the Technical Steering Committee and CEO of IOTech, will be presenting a session titled “Taming Tigers: Building Open Source Ecosystems” at 5-5:30 p.m. Below is the description of the session. You can register for the event and add this session to your agenda here.

Taming Tigers: Building Open Source Ecosystems

Widespread fragmentation and the complexity of the current IoT landscape are stalling the growth of the Industrial IoT market and making it difficult for partners to work together. The overwhelming number of software platforms, applications, hardware and connectivity standards is creating paralysis among businesses that are afraid of making the wrong choice and being locked into a solution.

EdgeX Foundry is reducing this uncertainty by unifying the growing community of IoT solutions providers around a common IoT edge framework and an ecosystem of interoperable components. Matthew will discuss the importance of “taming tigers” and best practices for bringing traditional competitors together to participate in open source projects like EdgeX Foundry. He will also provide real-life examples of how the EdgeX framework can enable the use of existing connectivity standards with interoperable components to simplify development and deployment of IoT solutions across a wide variety of industrial and enterprise use cases.

For more information on the event visit

Location Nuremberg Exhibition Centre, Germany



IOTech Press Release


Nuremberg, Espoo, Newcastle Upon Tyne – November 28, 2017 – Prosys OPC and IOTech have agreed that IOTech's Edge Xpert offering will include an optional Prosys OPC UA Java SDK for developing the device services with OPC UA communications. Prosys OPC UA Java SDK takes care of all the OPC UA communication details and is certified by the OPC Foundation to be OPC UA compliant.

“We are pleased to announce our partnership with IOTech”, said Pyry Grönholm, Prosys COO. “It will deliver unique benefits for many industrial customers by combining Prosys OPC UA Java SDK and the open source based IOTech Edge Xpert”.

IOTech's first product offering, Edge Xpert, is a commercially-supported and packaged implementation of the open source EdgeX Foundry core platform.  Each Edge Xpert software subscription includes a commercial support and maintenance Service Level Agreement (SLA) to ensure service-level commitments for customers that value premium product quality and support.

The Edge Xpert product offering also includes complementary professional services to optimize EdgeX adoption across the complete project life cycle, including training, on-boarding customer assets, operational technology integration, proof of concept and accelerated roadmap.

"OPC UA is such an important standard for our Industrial IoT customers and it is really important that our products can support it,” said Keith Steele, IOTech CEO. "We are thrilled to be able to offer our customers an implementation based on the superb Prosys OPC UA Java SDK.”

OPC Foundation is an international organization having over 540 members including enterprises, universities, research institutes, etc. OPC UA is the latest set of specifications and communications stacks, enabling standard communication from sensor-device level to automation and information systems, and up to latest cloud based solutions. Support for OPC UA communication has recently been defined as a mandatory requirement for Industry 4.0 Components.

"OPC UA technology is expanding into IoT markets and it’s great to see more and more companies delivering complete solutions to customers”, said Stefan Hoppe, OPC Foundation Global Vice President.
About Prosys OPC

Prosys OPC is a leading provider of OPC and OPC UA software products, toolkits and professional services. Prosys OPC offers both developer toolkits and applications software, and customers and partners include industrial, energy and high-tech companies. Prosys OPC UA software products are based on Java technology, and these products are available in numerous platforms. For more information, please visit:
About IOTech Systems Limited

IOTech’s aim is to be a leader in the global Edge/Fog IoT platform market through a productized open source business model and a channel strategy incorporating the key global IoT players who are looking to leverage OT software solutions and skills they do not currently possess. IOTech supports the EdgeX Foundry global developer community and partner ecosystem by building software product solutions and service offerings based on the EdgeX core infrastructure platform and leveraging IOTech’s vendor neutral specialist Operational Technology (OT) and Distributed Real-time & Embedded (DRE) software skills. For more information, please visit:


Since 1996, the OPC Foundation has facilitated the development and adoption of the OPC information exchange standards. As both advocate and custodian of these specifications, the Foundation’s mission is to help industry vendors, end-users, and software developers maintain interoperability in their manufacturing and automation assets.

The OPC Foundation provides the best specifications, technology, process and certification to achieve multivendor, multiplatform, secure, reliable interoperability for moving data and information from the embedded world to the enterprise cloud. The organization serves over 470 members worldwide in the Industrial Automation, IT, IoT, IIoT, M2M, Industrie 4.0, Building Automation, machine tools, pharmaceutical, petrochemical, and smart energy sectors.


OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA) is a platform and vendor independent communication technology for a secure and reliable data exchange over the different levels of the automation pyramid. In addition, the information models of the OPC UA standard provide the foundation for semantic interoperability.

For more information, please visit:


EdgeX Foundry is an open source project hosted by The Linux Foundation building a common open framework for IoT edge computing and an ecosystem of interoperable components that unifies the marketplace and accelerates the deployment of IoT solutions. Designed to run on any hardware or operating system and with any combination of application environments, EdgeX enables developers to quickly create flexible IoT edge solutions that can easily adapt to changing business needs. To learn more, visit:


Pyry Grönholm
Prosys OPC Ltd, COO

Andrew Foster
IOTech Systems Limited, Product Director


EdgeX Foundry™ is the copyright of Linux Foundation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.



MEC Congress, September 25 - 27, Berlin, Germany

IOTech’s CEO and EdgeX Foundry Technical Steering Committee (TSC) Chair, Keith Steele, will be presenting on behalf of the EdgeX Foundry project and participating in a panel discussion with other industry experts. The deatils of the sessions Keith will be particpating in are as follows:

  • Presentation: Updates from the EdgeX Foundry, Main agenda, Wednesday, 27 September 2017, 15:10 - 15:30
  • Panel Discussion: Comparing Different Edge Computing Development Strategies from ETSI MEC, OpenFog, Open Edge, MESH, CORD, M-CORD, Tuesday, 26 September 2017, 09:55 - 10:30

For more information on the MEC Congress event please visit

Location: Hotel Palace Berlin


IoT Solutions World Congress, October 3 - 5 Barcelona, Spain

Come and join us at one of the biggest IoT conferences of year, IOTech will be exhibiting on the EdgeX Foundry booth #E541.

The IoT Solutions World Congress is the leading international event that links the Internet of Things with industry. On its second edition, the event has doubled the figures registered on its inaugural one, with 172 exhibiting companies and over 8,000 attendees from 70 countries. The intense activity registered during the three-day conference positions the IOTSWC16 as one of the major international platforms promoting this new technology in sectors such as Manufacturing, Healthcare, Energy & Utilities, Transportation & Logistics, and Innovation and Technology.

The next edition of the IOTSWC will take place on 3 – 5 October 2017 and will offer a highly international environment with more than 10,000 visitors. Once again will focus on IoT solutions for industries.

The event is organized by Fira de Barcelona in partnership with the Industrial Internet Consortium, the Industrial IoT organization founded by AT&T, Cisco, General Electric, IBM, and Intel to bring together organizations and technology with the goal of accelerating the growth, adoption, and widespread use of industrial IoT.

Location: Fira Barcelona, Gran Via Venue


Why the Industrial IoT Needs an Open-Source Edge Platform

Read the latest IOTech article in RTInsights here

EdgeX Foundry Technical Steering Committee (TSC) Barcelona MVP kick off Meeting July 19 - 20, London, United Kingdom

Come and join us at this meeting hosted by the EdgeX TSC where the community will be focused on the detailed planning and coordination work required to deliver our first interim release of the EdgeX platform, code-named the Barcelona MVP release. The Barcelona MVP release represents a major milestone on our path to the full launch of and availability of EdgeX for prime time use in early 2018.

For more information on the meeting visit or contact IOTech at

Location: Westminster Room in the Dell EMC Leadenhall Street, London. Office is on the 3rd floor of the Chubb Building (formerly Ace Building) at: 100 Leadenhall St, London EC3A, UK



IOTech CEO Keith Steele Elected as the Founding Chair of the Linux Foundation's EdgeX Foundry™ Project Technical Steering Committee

Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK – June 22, 2017 – IOTech, a software company established with a vision to “build and deploy the pervasive, open, and software-defined compute infrastructure for the Industrial IoT edge” and founded by industry-acknowledged leaders and specialists in real-time software platforms for edge and fog systems, today announced that its CEO Keith Steele had been elected as the founding Chair of Linux Foundation’s EdgeX Foundry™ open source project’s Technical Steering Committee.

EdgeX Foundry™ is a vendor-neutral open source project hosted by the Linux Foundation building a common open framework for Industrial IoT edge computing.  The EdgeX platform enables and encourages the rapidly growing community of IoT solutions providers to work together in an ecosystem of interoperable components to reduce uncertainty, accelerate time to market, and facilitate scale.  By enabling the use of existing connectivity standards together with a marketplace of interoperable developer value-add it will simplify development and deployment of IoT solutions in a wide variety of use cases.  The initiative is aligned around a common goal: the simplification and standardization of the foundation for tiered edge computing architectures in the Industrial IoT market while still enabling the ecosystem to provide significant value-added differentiation.

The EdgeX Foundry™ Technical Steering Committee (TSC) is a committee composed of technical leaders from the open source project responsible for oversight of the technical codebase, the technical community and release process.

Specific TSC responsibilities include:

  • coordinating the technical direction of the EdgeX Foundry™ Project, including the architecture and projects to achieve the mission and scope of the EdgeX Foundry™ Project;
  • approving project proposals (including, but not limited to, incubation, deprecation and changes to a project’s charter or scope) in accordance with a project lifecycle document to be developed, approved and maintained by the TSC;
  • designating top level projects, umbrella projects and facilitating synergy, collaboration and technical coordination (API, data models etc.) across all projects;
  • creating sub-committees or working groups to focus on cross-project technical issues or opportunities;
  • coordinate technical community engagement with the end user community with respect to requirements, high level architecture, implementation experiences, use cases, etc.;
  • communicating with external and industry organizations concerning project technical matters;
  • appointing representatives to work with other open source or standards communities;
  • establishing community norms, workflows or policies for releases;
  • discussing, seeking consensus, and where necessary, voting on technical matters relating to the code base that affect multiple projects; and
  • establishing election processes for Maintainers or other leadership roles in the technical community that are not within the scope of any single project.

As a global middleware pioneer and entrepreneur for over 25 years, with a proven record of starting and growing successful software companies, Keith Steele brings a vast amount of experience, knowledge and enthusiasm to the role of TSC Chair. Keith recently founded IOTech after exiting PrismTech following its sale and successful transition to ADLINK. Under Keith's leadership as founder and CEO, PrismTech grew from a start-up to become a global player serving military and Industrial IoT customers around the world in markets such as Telecommunications, Aerospace and Defense, Industrial Automation and Smart Energy. Keith has international M&A experience in the US and Europe, he began his career with Texas Instruments and has since held CEO roles with a multinational systems integration business, an international contract R&D company and an oil industry focused software products company. Keith has been a vocal promoter of international standards and served on the boards of POSC and the OMG.

Keith Steele, IOTech’s CEO commented, “I am delighted to have been elected to this important and exciting role and look forward to working with some really talented colleagues on the TCS and at the Linux Foundation.  If EdgeX Foundry™ is to be a success it’s essential that the TCS provides the strong technical leadership and direction needed to support the EdgeX community and the wider IIoT market.”

"Industry collaboration is vital to ensuring the success of the IoT market and unifying the marketplace,” said Philip DesAutels, Senior Director of IoT at The Linux Foundation. "We are thrilled that Keith is leading the EdgeX Foundry Technical Steering Committee and are confident that his leadership will greatly help us develop a framework for accelerating enterprise and industrial IoT."



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