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IOTA (MIOTA) Partners With Multinational Schindler Group, Welcomes Technophile Andrew Greve

IOTA Foundation has entered into a business alliance with Schindler Group, at the same time it employed Michael Niles as its new Board of Director, and Andrew Greve, who is currently finishing his Ph.D. in Political Science at Rutgers University as its Online Community Liaison (OCL).

Michael Niles, according to a report that confirmed the partnership with Schindler, “is an advocate and an early adopter of the Industrial Internet who has been on the learning curve of deploying smart, connected and data-driven capabilities”.

He has been saddled with the responsibility of advising IOTA on developmental issues since last year March.

Meanwhile, the Schindler Group manufactures escalators, elevators, and moving walkways worldwide. The group of companies is founded in Switzerland in 1874. It as well manufactures, installs, maintains, and modernizes elevators and escalators in many types of buildings including residential, commercial and high-rise buildings.

The company has presence in over 140 countries and has over 58,000 employees worldwide, with production facilities situated in Brazil, China, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, India and the United States.

Talking about Andrew Greve, he’s an avid technophile, with a keen interest in the intersection of governance and technology.

He holds degrees in History and Asia-Pacific Studies from Rowan University and NSYSU, respectively. Andrew is currently based in Taipei, Taiwan.

“Just as IOTA is on the cutting edge of technology, the IOTA Foundation and community are similarly on a cutting social edge. I believe that the open nature of the IOTA ecosystem and community push the redefinition of the relationship between organization and community to new levels.” Andrew said.

“As such, I am honored serve as the first steward of the Online Community Liaison role at the IOTA Foundation.”

IOTA Partners With InnoEnergy, DXC Technology

World-renowned non-profit blockchain foundation based in Germany, IOTA, announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with InnoEnergy Scandinavia (InnoEnergy), an innovative firm responsible for sustainable energy across Europe.

The partnership, which was made possible due to the involvement of InnoEnergy in IOTA’s Data Marketplace initiative, according to Wilfried Pimenta’s (head of Biz Dev at IOTA) statement on medium, was directed towards the advancement of “smart community solutions and business model innovation”.

Due to InnoEnergy’s affiliation with ÖrebroBostäder (ÖBO), a large public building owners that implement a pilot testbed facilities which includes EVe, a part of E-REGIO project, the IOTA- InnoEnergy collaboration will also involve ÖBO.