The IoT ecosystem has moved beyond concept to commercial reality. Once widely deployed, IoT has the potential to be one of the most disruptive technologies in decades, but are we ready for it? What are the opportunities and risks?

Until recently, there has been little research into the potential of IoT for New Zealand’s economy. In 2017, The New Zealand IoT Alliance undertook a major research project and published The Internet of Things – Accelerating a Connected New Zealand. Following the report’s publication, the Executive Council identified key working groups to focus on key areas identified in the report.

Members of the IoT Alliance can choose to join the Working Groups currently underway.

New Zealand IoT Report 2017

IoT Ecosystem Map Working Group

 

Develop an ecosystem map of the New Zealand IoT landscape.

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Objectives

  • Identify and map supply and value chain ecosystem players involved in the New Zealand IoT space.
  • Map relationship for both input providers and output customers for each of the players
  • Build a tiered view that drills down into industry verticals (e.g. Agriculture, Logistics)

Working Group Chair

Jonathan Miller, Callaghan Innovation

IoT Knowledge Hub Working Group

 

Collate case studies to identify process issues and learnings.

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Objectives

  • Build a key learning and gap identification recommendations repository that builds on existing use cases in various market segments.
  • Enable these learnings to be leveraged by supply and value chain companies at various stages of their IoT plans to accelerate and validate their plans.

Working Group Chair

Tristan Ilich, Aurecon Group

IoT Collaborative Pilot Working Group

 

Identify pilot opportunities and establish a governance framework for startups to collaborate with corporates.

WG5

Objectives

  • Identify collaborative pilot opportunities from both public and private sectors
  • Establish a governance framework around collaboration to get the startup community involved with larger corporates
  • Run a collaborative pilot focused around arable farming.
  • Use the learnings, pilot/ trial environment from the first pilot to create a collaborative working model/formula/environment to apply to other IoT co-design, co-development, co-investment projects in New Zealand

Working Group Chair

Sandra Laws, MBIE

IoT Cybersecurity Working Group

 

Investigate and advise on IoT cybersecurity policy and regulatory issues, including the development of a recommendation framework.

WG6

Objectives

  • Define what is meant by IoT cyber security
  • Assess the cyber security risks that arise from the uptake and /or deployment of IoT technologies
  • Understand the effect of these cyber security risks on various economic and social stakeholders
  • Develop recommendations for management of these cyber security risks

Working Group Chair

Deepak Veerasamy, Datacom

IoT Data and Privacy Working Group

 

Investigate and develop guidelines on IoT best practice for Data and Privacy. Subsequently, advise on policy and regulatory issues.

WG4

Objectives

  • Evaluate expectations of users in terms of privacy and data management.
  • Develop guidelines, Codes of Practice, advice and/or other instruments to appropriately manage Privacy and Data issues in New Zealand.
  • Keep abreast of international practice in privacy and data management.

Working Group Chair

Andrew Cushen, InternetNZ

IoT Device Certification Working Group

 

Articulating a clear device certification pathway, including overseas comparative analysis.

WG1

Objectives

  • Examine the radio spectrum regulations from the perspective of IoT innovation in New Zealand
  • Compare New Zealand rules with those of selected other jurisdictions
  • Examine the testing facilities available to New Zealanders
  • Obtain and evaluate the specific issues holding back IoT innovation in New Zealand in relation to device certification

Working Group Chair

Vikram Kumar, KotahiNet

IoT Technical Spectrum Working Group

 

Terms of reference for this Working Group currently in development.

WG3

Working Group Chair

Adam Tommy, Kordia

Get Involved

To learn more about our working groups or express your interest, please email IoT Alliance Executive Director Kriv Naicker.