IDC Asia/Pacific and Singapore Industrial Automation Association Collaborate To Advance the Internet of Things Industry

IDC Asia/Pacific and Singapore Industrial Automation Association Collaborate To Advance the Internet of Things Industry

Singapore and Hong Kong, November 25, 2014 – IDC Asia/Pacific announces that it will serve the Asia Pacific Internet of Things (IoT) community as a member of the Singapore Industrial Automation Association’s (SIAA) Industry Advisory Panel.

This collaboration between IDC and SIAA will include the sharing of IoT thought leadership content and concepts across both organizations and the wider SIAA community. In addition, the collaboration will generate brand awareness and strengthen the industry position as market leaders for both organizations in the IoT arena.

Under this agreement, IDC will be recognized as SIAA’s Exclusive Knowledge Partner. IDC will provide the domain expertise to moderate and interact with SIAA members and associates on a regular basis. Both parties will feature relevant IoT content on their respective web portals.

Oliver Tian, President of SIAA, comments, “The SIAA views the Internet of Things as a serious game-changer. To achieve greater productivity and efficiency, it is no longer enough to depend on hardware alone. IoT brings about a convergence of pivotal technologies which will pave the way for a new wave of automation possibilities. We view this teaming between SIAA and IDC as a powerful partnership which will help local enterprises and regional corporations to leverage and harness exciting technologies.”

Additionally, SIAA will appoint Charles Anderson, Associate Vice President, Head of Mobility & Internet of Things, IDC Asia/Pacific, as an Honorary Adviser and member of its Industry Advisory Panel. Anderson will share industry information with the professional association on a regular basis and act as a consultant to advise the SIAA on matters related to IoT.

“For the Internet of Things to reach its full potential, we, as an industry, must increase our collaboration and sharing of thought leadership. This collaboration will allow IDC and SIAA to drive awareness, within both the vendor and end user communities, of the opportunities and risks created by the Internet of Things and provide a platform for sharing industry best practices,” says Anderson.

The two partners will also organize executive and technical training programs on related topics for industry professionals; and conduct relevant surveys amongst their respective user communities that can then be shared on a public platform.

About IDC

International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. IDC helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community to make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. More than 1,000 IDC analysts provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries. In 2014, IDC celebrates its 50th anniversary of providing strategic insights to help clients achieve their key business objectives. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world’s leading technology media, research, and events company. You can learn more about IDC by visiting

About Singapore Industrial Automation Association

Singapore Industrial Automation Association (SIAA) is the vanguard of the automation movement since 1982. SIAA is a professional trade association that facilitates and forms strategic alliances to build business communities. Since 2006, SIAA has been actively promoting the use of M2M Technologies to improve productivity and competitiveness. SIAA has today become the defacto catalyst to drive the accelerating of applications in the Internet of Things (IoT).

At the same time, as part of SIAA’s continued efforts for both industrial and information automation initiatives, Special Interests Groups (SIG) are formed to foster industry collaboration. This provides a platform for IoT evangelists to discuss deployment issues, and enhance IoT knowledge amongst industry players. The eventual aim is to promote productivity & business process innovation through IoT solutions. To begin with, the present focus of SIGs covers Robotics, HealthCare, Travel & Tourism, Manufacturing and Smart City.

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For press enquiries, please contact:

Charles Anderson

Associate Vice President, Head of Mobility & Internet of Things (IoT)

IDC Asia/Pacific


Emily Chia
Media Relations and Marcomms

+65 6829 7731