IIC at Hannover Messe

WHEN: April 24-28, 2017 - 9am-6pm 
WHERE: Hannover Exhibition Grounds
Address: Messegelände, D-30521 Hannover, Germany
Pavilion Location: Stand No. C24, Hall 8
Forum Location: Stand No. D19, Hall 8

PASSES: Free visitor passes for Industrial Internet Consortium members here.

The Industrial Internet Consortium Member Pavilion at Hannover Messe

Hannover Messe offers five leading international trade fairs taking place at the same time under one roof. 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.

Join us at the Industrial Internet Consortium Pavilion, where 12 member companies will be presenting on their latest Industrial Internet innovations and still more will be demonstrating innovative testbeds designed for the industrial Internet.


Industrial Internet Consortium & Plattform Industrie 4.0 Collaboration

Our pavilion also hosts a joint security demonstration developed by members of the Industrial Internet Consortium and Plattform Industrie 4.0. We have been collaborating for over a year and one of the many outcomes of this partnership and a testbed development process is a joint demonstration of Industrial Internet security. Twenty-four companies are contributing to this demonstration – some within the pavilion, some at other locations within Hannover Messe and others completely remotely. Participating companies are aicas, Belden/GarrettCom/Hirschmann/Tripwire, Cisco, Dell Technologies/RSA, Electric Imp, Fujitsu, GlobalSign, Infineon Technologies, Intel, Kaspersky Lab,Microsoft, Plethora IIoT, Robert Bosch, Real-Time Innovations, SAP SE, Schneider Electric, SICK AG, Siemens, Smart Connect Technologies, SoCe, UL (Underwriters Laboratories), Waterfall Security, Wibu-Systems and Xilinx.

Read the related press release and listen to a podcast recorded by Sven Schrecker, Chief Architect, IoT Security - Intel and co-chair of the Joint Task Group on Security.


Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) is a new technology that enhances Ethernet, a foundational piece of the Internet of Things (IoT). Our TSN Testbed endeavors to apply new TSN technology in a manufacturing system with a wide range of automation and control vendors, to display the new capabilities and value of TSN. Members participating in the TSN Testbed are Belden/Hirschmann, Bosch Rexroth, B&R Industrial Automation, Cisco, Innovasic, Intel, KUKA, National Instruments, Renesas Electroncs Corp., Schneider Electric, SICK AG, TTTech and Xilinx. See the testbed in action in our pavilion.


Understanding the security needs of components in a system and having metrics to evaluate those needs very early in product development can address security concerns prior to product launch. Our Security Claims Evaluation Testbed aims to enable manufacturers to improve the security posture of their products and verify alignment to the Industrial Internet Security Framework prior to product launch to help accelerate time to market. Members participating in this testbed are aicas, GlobalSign, Infineon, Real-Time Innovations, UL and Xilinx. Visit our pavilion to see this testbed in action.

Forum Industrie 4.0 Meets the Industrial Internet

In collaboration, the Industrial Internet Consortium, Plattform Industrie 4.0, the German Engineering Federation (VDMA) and the German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association (ZVEI) are hosting the week-long Forum Industrie 4.0 Meets the Industrial Internet at the upcoming Hannover Messe, to present the latest new trends and developments in the world of the Industrial Internet.

Join us and many of our members for any of the 50+ presentations, panel discussions and testbed demonstrations scheduled throughout the week in Hall 8, Stand D19. Our members speaking at the Forum will be added below after the Forum agenda is finalized in mid-March.

In partnership, the Industrial Internet Consortium, Plattform Industrie 4.0, VDMA and ZVEI are hosting the week-long Forum Industrie 4.0 Meets the Industrial Internet at Hannover Messe, to present the latest new trends and developments in the world of the Industrial Internet. Join many of our members for any of 50+ presentations, panel discussions and testbed demonstrations scheduled throughout the week in Hall 8, Stand D19. When the agenda is finalized (March 15th), we will showcase our participating members, their topics and speaking slots on this webpage.

In the Pavilion: 

  • Aicas
  • Bayshore
  • Dell EMC
  • Electricimp
  • Foghorn
  • Globalsign
  • Renesas
  • RTI
  • Steinbeis
  • Waterfall
  • Xmpro

Forum Highlights:

Hannover Messe Joint Forum 2017

IIC Participants and Sessions

Date Session

24 April


Panel: Digitization of Industry Large and Small: Real Experience from the Field
  • Deborah Sherry, GM and Chief Commercial Officer for GE Digital, Europe
  • Dr. Stan Schneider, Chief Operating Officer, Real-Time Innovations


Talk @ 3: Accelerating the Industrial Internet Through Testbeds
  • Kym Watson, Deputy Head, Information Management and Process Control Department - Fraunhofer IOSB
  • Todd Walter, Chief Marketing Manager - National Instruments
  • Stan Schneider, CEO & IIC Steering Committee - Real-Time Innovations
  • Jayraj Nair, VP, Global Head IoT - Wipro
  • Richard Soley, Executive Director - Industrial Internet Consortium


Cyber-Security-Check ICS of BSI and ISACA
  • Dick Schugardt, Konica Minolta IT Solutions

25 April


Asset Performance Management Apps for the Industry - Using the Digital Twin to power Predictive Analytics
  • Eddie Amos, GE Digital
12:30 News about the Reference Architecture Model Industry 4.0 (RAMI4.0)
  • Dipl. Ing., MBM Martin Hankel, Bosch Rexroth
16:00 "Digital Work" Analysis tool - identify demands systematically & individually
  • Jan-Christoph Schüler, ABB
17:00 Demonstrations: Industrial Internet Consortium Testbeds Live!
  • Security Claims Evaluation Testbed
  • aicas, GlobalSign, UL, Xilinx

26 April


Systems Federation in Industrie 4.0
  • Clemens Vasters, Microsoft


The "Open Integrated Factory - Generation 2017" - much more than just a pretty showcase
  • Dipl. Wi.-Ing. Rüdiger Fritz, SAP
16:30 Practical application of openAAS (open Asset Administration Shell)
  • Dr. Ulrich Lowen, Siemens

27 April


Fitting Together the IIoT Connectivity Puzzle: OPC UA and DD
  • Dr. Stan Schneider, Real-Time Innovations
  • Thomas Burke, OPC Foundation
11:00 Smart Factory Applications in Discrete Manufacturing
  • Michael Maeder, IoT One
11:30 Realize opportunities of digitization through licensing, security and OPC UA in embedded systems
  • Oliver Winzenried, Wibu-Systems
14:30 Crowd Manufacturing for the Industrial Sharing Economy
  • Dr. Steffen Heyer, Hitachi Europe
16:30 We shape Industry 4.0 - Industry 4.0 live @ Bosch
  • Stefan Aßmann , Robert Bosch

28 April


Interoperable sensor communication for digital supported production processes
  • Andreas Höll, SICK


Collaborative human & machine insights & interactions to improve decision support and productivity
  • Daneil Keely, Cisco
13:00 Talk @ 1: What's Next for Industrial Internet IoT: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, 3D Printing, etc.
  • Said Tabet, Chief Architect for IoT Solutions - Dell EMC
  • Peter Marx, VP, Advanced Projects - GE Digital
  • Yukio Kamatani, Chief Fellow - Toshiba Corporation
  • Dan Isaacs, Director of Connected Systems - Xilinx


The Digital Twin - Business Importance for Automation Equipment
  • Daniel Walldorf, TE Connectivity
15:00 5G Air Interface for Ultra Reliable Robot Communication – Testbed Results
  • Dr. Juergen Grotepass, Huawei Technologies Duesseldorf