Information Catalyst (ICE) is a UK SME. Founded in the late 1990s ICE started as a specialist consultancy assisting partners on commercial, RTD, software development and RDI activity. Its domain is sector generic but is orientated towards the business integration, business partnership, data value, project management and the RDI outsourcing sector. ICE is an SME providing support and services to leading organisations such as TIE, Vintura, Riverland, EAN International, Offis, the European Standards Institute (CEN), Ascora, and the European Commission. Key ICE personnel have been active in multiple large-scale EU projects, including as coordinator, project manager and WP/Tasks leads; these include FOF orientated projects: CREMA, vf-OS, DIGICOR, ARUM, Adventure and Premanus as well as others such as SAM, STASIS, ALFRED, NESSI 2010, ARUM, NEXOF-RA, SOA4All. In addition ICE personnel have been active in multiple voluntary bodies; for example:
• Big Data Value Association (BDVA) where ICE is a full Member and it has been providing and sponsoring resources such as the inaugural Secretary General and Secretariat services
• SME Board member of the Networked Software and Service Initiative (NESSI) where it has also been Steering Committee vice-chair and is currently the SME lead
Several standardisation initiatives in ISO and CEN/ISSS, such as ISO10303-236, eBiz-TCF, funStep, etc.