AirWatch, the leading enterprise mobility management provider, today announced it is a founding charter sponsor of the recently established Center for the Development and Application of Internet-of-Things Technologies (CDAIT) at Georgia Tech. Through the sponsorship, AirWatch establishes its commitment to developing the incredible opportunity the Internet of Things (IoT) technologies can bring to market. The Internet of Things (IoT) is an exciting new area that is receiving considerable attention around the world in light of its broad and deep impact on all sectors of the economy and society. The concept reflects the possible integration of anything and everything into the communications space thanks to the timely convergence of societal and technological trends. "Georgia Tech continues to attract the most innovative companies in the world to join us in our research enterprise," said Andrew Gerber, Georgia Tech Senior Vice President and Director of the Georgia Tech Research Institute. "With an unparalleled range of faculty and student skills and talent along the entire IoT value chain, Georgia Tech is uniquely poised to effectively and efficiently serve this rapidly growing industry. We welcome AirWatch to this new venture and eagerly anticipate the impact of our collaboration." As a charter sponsor, AirWatch joins other founding companies Samsung and AT&T in investing in the center and helping shape the center’s IoT research and direction. Other leading global companies involved in IoT have indicated their interest in participating in CDAIT. "AirWatch is a longtime supporter of Georgia Tech innovation, and our support of CDAIT furthers our commitment to collaborate on strategic initiatives," said John Marshall, senior vice president and general manager, AirWatch. "We see an incredible opportunity for the Internet of Things to redefine enterprise mobility and our daily lives. We look forward to working alongside Georgia Tech on building these transformative technologies of tomorrow." Marshall, a Georgia Tech industrial engineering graduate, founded AirWatch in 2003 and has a continued track record for supporting the institution. He is a board member of the Georgia Tech Information Security Center (GTISC Industry Advisory Board) and was inducted into the Georgia Tech Council of Outstanding Young Engineering Alumni in 2013. In addition to a seat on the CDAIT Executive Advisory Board (EAB), charter members will be able to participate in research projects, receive pre-published research reports, be invited to special events, and benefit from a range of other activities with CDAIT. Marshall will serve on the CDAIT EAB. Research priorities, project opportunities and the center’s direction will be discussed at the forthcoming inaugural EAB meeting. "We are honored that AirWatch is lending its expertise to this effort," said Alain Louchez, CDAIT Managing Director. "We look forward to receiving their input and the breakthroughs we can accomplish together." About CDAIT Housed at the Georgia Institute of Technology, the Center for the Development and Application of Internet-of-Things Technologies (CDAIT pronounced sedate) is a global, non-profit, partner-funded center located in Atlanta, Georgia, United States, that fosters interdisciplinary research and education while driving general awareness about the Internet of Things. It aims at efficiently identifying, understanding and solving for its sponsors challenges and problems that may arise along the whole IoT value chain. CDAIT bridges sponsors with Georgia Tech faculty and researchers as well as industry members with similar interests. Learn more about CDAIT at www.cdait.gatech.edu
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