A place for automation warriors, technology companies, system integrators, and end users that are passionate about open source, and are looking to collaborate and foster a social and technical ecosystem for the benefit of all.

Who Are We?

The intent of this consortium is to create the next generation of industrial automation tools that are connected, remotely managed, reprogrammable, and inexpensive, using the concepts of open source, collaboration, and connectivity.



To create collaboration between industrial automation stakeholders.



We bring together a variety of companies and individual members to help create open ecosystems that reduce duplication and increases the pace of innovation. This will create efficiencies and value for all stakeholders.



We are a value-driven technology consortium with special emphasis on fostering sharing, openness, collaboration, innovation, and cooperation among members.


Goals & Objectives

Our goal is to create an open social and technical ecosystem for the Industrial Automation industry. We wish to bring all major stakeholders together to collaborate with each other by defining the interfaces, building the system component pieces, adding to a community maintained central registry, and evangelizing the successes.

We believe that the ideal ecosystem should:
  • Aggregate multiple devices to gain insight and perform more advanced control at site
  • Open the door to high frequency data sampling for Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
  • Natively support report by exception
  • Automatically discover new devices and their location
  • Reduce initial setup for any new device type
  • Make new applications and services easier to pilot
  • Reduce routine duplication at every level
  • Create collaboration between app, service, and hardware providers
  • Give device owners control of the apps and data
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Community Projects

We want to feature ideas and projects that are being worked on within the community that help create open standards, shared knowledge, and generally add value to the ecosystem.

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Member Benefits

All levels of Autonomous World members receive the following benefits:

  • Ability to network with other companies trying to solve the same problems
  • Access to platform design information ahead of general availability
  • Access to beta hardware and software provided by consortium members
  • Get priority for requested product feature enhancements and fixes from vendors
  • Get feedback from real technology consumers
    Immediate access to technical support and training from other members
  • Ability to participate in co-operative applied research projects


Meetings take place on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, at 9:00 AM MST. 


PTAC – Suite 400, 500 5th Ave SW, Calgary Alberta

Meetings are also held online via join.me. You can join the online meeting here.

Collaboration Initiatives

One of the most important parts of the consortium is to bring different stakeholders together to network, share ideas, and collaborate to create value. The following are some of the initiatives that help to create this collaboration.

Online Community
Community Projects

We want to feature ideas and projects that are being worked on within the community that help create open standards, shared knowledge, and generally add value to the ecosystem.

Events and Meetings
Weekly Discussion

Autonomous World is on Clubhouse, an audio only networking app. The Open Automation Ecosystem room happens every Friday at 10AM MST and is meant to bring together a network of leaders, influencers, up-and-comers, and newcomers aiming to foster connection and growth in the automation industry.

Join Us

Our consortium is limited to those who believe in a collaborative ecosystem and partnering with numerous other companies in an open fashion. Anyone that is part of the program must be committed to working towards the vision of leveraging a common platform to create an industry standard, which will drive down the costs of both hardware and software. The following are some example groups that are encouraged to join:

  • Automation Warriors
  • Community Collaborators
  • Technology Companies
  • System Integrators
  • End Users 

Upcoming Events

Oilfield IoT Ecosystem

Fridays at 1PM CDT on Clubhouse

We are trying to flip oilfield technology from being siloed, proprietary, and competitive to being open and collaborative to empower the innovators to move the industry forward more rapidly. Come join us on Clubhouse to be part of the movement.

Need an invite? Reach out via our contact form below.

Archived Events

IoT in Oil and Gas Canada

February 13th – 14th, 2020

Oilfield IoT Chairperson Mark Scantlebury will host a panel at the Energy Conference Network’s IoT in Oil & Gas Canada Conference on Standardizing IoT for the Oilfield. We are looking for Producer Members to join the panel – if you’re interested, please reach out to Mark as soon as possible. Technology providers may also join the panel if they are sponsoring.

All Oilfield IoT members are entitled to a discount of 15% off registration or sponsorship if your space is secured by October 31st. Please reach out to Dan Gedal for your discount code

Geospatial Enabled IoT for Oil and Gas Operations

February 13th, 2020

The Oilfield IoT Consotrium is proud to partner with the Alberta IoT Association, PTAC, and TECTERRA on February 13th, 2020 to bring the Oil and Gas community together in conjunction with the IoT Oil in Gas CANADA event to spawn one or more ecosystem building projects. PTAC’s CDIT (Consortium for Digital Innovation and Transformation) will be presenting a number of common operational issues that could be solved with IoT technology. The goal is to identify a number of technology companies that can collaborate in a standardized way to deliver a solution that could address the presented challenges.

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