IEC and ISO share the same commitment to our Joint Technical Committee (JTC) 1 on information technologies. We understand the strategic importance of JTC 1 Standards in these times of digital transformation.
With the convergence of information and operational technologies which impact most IEC and ISO committees, JTC 1 Standards can play an essential role in fostering this transformation.
Working together is crucial
Because an increasing number of IT standardization activities have taken place outside IEC and ISO structures, it is essential for JTC 1 to increase its interaction with other IEC and ISO committees. By doing so, JTC 1 will be able to maintain its edge in the market.
Several ways in which JTC 1 is already working with IEC and ISO committees include:
- Involvement of the JTC 1 community in IEC systems committees, which operate at system architecture level rather than at product level, and require diverse expertise, which span multiple TC/SC work areas, in order to achieve a holistic approach.
- Increased JTC 1 collaboration with ISO technical committees, including TC 268 for sustainable communities and cities, and TC 307 for blockchain and distributed ledger technologies.
- ISO TMB Task Force, together with the IEC, is exploring possible opportunities for the development of foundational standards. This brings further alignment between both organizations as they look to future types of deliverables.
After 30 years of successful IT standardization, IEC and ISO look forward to strengthening the leadership position of JTC 1 in the marketplace. JTC 1 needs to ensure that it is ‘fit for the future’; reinforcing the cooperation of JTC 1 with other IEC and ISO committees is essential for mitigating its challenges and ensuring the relevance of JTC 1 Standards in the market.
We call on JTC 1 experts to make extensive use of the resources provided by IEC CO and ISO CS. Our staff is available to help identify opportunities and facilitate meetings between JTC 1 and IEC and ISO committees.
We look forward to ensuring a continued productive and forward-looking relationship between ISO, the IEC and JTC 1.
JTC 1 develops International Standards in the field of information technology (IT) for business and consumer applications. Since its inception in 1987, JTC 1 has published over 3119 Standards and benefited from the contribution of thousands of experts from around the world.