Deloitte Australia teams up with IoTium

By Stuart Corner of IoT Australia

Deloitte Australia has teamed up with California based IoT startup ioTium to exploit opportunities in industrial IoT.

The two say they will jointly deliver the foundational infrastructure to support technology implementation and services that enable end-to-end secure digitisation of industrial IoT (IIoT) platforms for Australian organisations in healthcare, energy, oil and gas, manufacturing, and commercial smart buildings and cities.

Deloitte says it will add its business acumen, expertise and breadth of services to ioTium’s infrastructure in its target markets.

Announcement of the relationship follows IoTium opening an APAC office in Australia, in March, appointing Lee Burrows as APAC director.

ioTium describes itself as “the first commercially deployed software-defined converged infrastructure company for the Industrial Internet of Things.”

It claims to use software defined network technology to securely connect any legacy device securely to public or private cloud over any communications infrastructure, with zero or minimal involvement from IT personnel. It does not sell hardware or software but provides this functionality as a service.

Deloitte Australia’s cyber risk advisory partner and smart cities leader, Lani Refiti, said the two organisations working together would be able to “bring tangible outcomes to assist the organisations we are working within the region ramp to up their digitisation processes in a secure, scalable and effective operational technology environment … [and] assist them to make digital transformation real.”

IoTium CEO Ron Victor said the two organisations would be able to provide services ranging “from strategic design to technology implementation to providing end-to-end service … [leveraging] the best from both parties to help industrial enterprises achieve their digital transformation goals.”

When the company opened its Australian office Victor told IoTAustralia the company was focussing its sales and marketing investments on four verticals; building automation, manufacturing, oil and gas and power and utilities.

Stuart Corner is editor, IoT Australia

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