2015 Connected World Awards Finalists Illustrate Depth of the IoT

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Connected World magazine announces the 2015 finalists for this prestigious award.

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“Today, you will hear terms like IoT, M2M, and innovation getting thrown around quite often. But which organizations are actually turning these buzzwords into implementations?"

The implementation of IoT (Internet of Things) innovation seemingly knows no bounds. This can be seen in the variety of applications being used by the 2015 Connected World Awards finalists, including fleet management, mobile testing, PERS, risk management, and wearables, among others. This year’s finalists were announced today by Connected World magazine Editorial Director Peggy Smedley.

The Connected World Awards honor companies that have successfully leveraged IoT/M2M and connected devices to solve a critical pain point within their businesses while demonstrating quantifiable results. Submitting companies detail how they have partnered with solution providers in order to create a successful technological ecosystem.

2015 Connected World Award Finalists
Airo Wireless
Apartment Guardian
AT&T
Atlantic States
Berkeley Varitronics Systems
BUNN
City of Dayton
Clow Water Systems
Davenport Energy
GTX Corp
ISI Technology
Lifthec
Naples Generator
Omadi
Pinkerton
Red Hawk Security
Securus
SOLARKIOSK
Tippecanoe School Corporation

The Connected World Awards finalists are determined by analysts, consultants, and professors within the IoT industry. To be selected as a member of the judging panel, one must be working within the IoT/connected-devices arena.

“Today, you will hear terms like IoT, M2M, and innovation getting thrown around quite often. But which organizations are actually turning these buzzwords into implementations? Not as many this year as in the past,” says Peggy Smedley, editorial director, Connected World magazine. “This year the judges were very discerning as only 19 companies will be taking home trophies. Now that the IoT is more established, the judges are expecting more tangible and quantifiable results.”

“We are looking for the very best out the companies we review and score each year. The Connected World Awards set the benchmark for all technology innovation and I was honored to take part in the selection process once again this year to uncover some of companies leading the technology charge,” explains Gregory Thomas, professor, design and director, Center for Design Research, University of Kansas.

2015 Finalist Categories
Connected Car
Connected Home
Fleet Management
Industrial Hardware
Innovation Studio
Lighting/Manufacturing
Mobile Testing
PERS
Power Generation
Remote Equipment Management
Risk Management
Telematics
Wearables

The 2015 judging panel included Casey Bennett, Indiana University and Centerstone Research Institute; Andrew Brown, Strategy Analytics; Dorothy Glancy, Santa Clara University School of Law; Matt Hatton, Machina Research; Steve Hilton, MachNation; Egil Juliussen, IHS Automotive Technology; Laurie Lamberth, 151 Advisors; Tim Lindner, Voxware; Dan Miklovic, LNS Research; John Rogers, University of Illinois; Tyler Shields, Forrester Research; Greg Thomas, Kansas University; Dima Tokar, MachNation; George West, West Technology Research; and Robin Duke Woolley, Beecham Research.

"The Connected World Awards have set the standard for recognition of early adopters of M2M and IoT technology. I have been judging these awards since the beginning and have always found the nominees to represent the cutting edge when it comes to leveraging connected devices,” says Dan Miklovic, principal analyst, LNS Research. “The winners, as selected by the judging panel, truly represent the best of the best when it comes to using the IoT.”

Now that the finalists have been announced, the gold, silver, and bronze winners will be unveiled on February 23 at a formal gala during the Connected World Conference.

Held in partnership with University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Center for Information Assurance and Joint Forensics Research (The Center), the 2015 Connected World Conference will gather professionals together, creating a call-to-action and developing a take-away security strategy to protect our connections to the nation’s most critical infrastructures. The event will take place February 23-24 at the Birmingham Marriott in Alabama.

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