IoT Pioneers Set Sights on the ‘Connected World’

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Connected World magazine is pleased to honor this year’s Pioneers, celebrating the leaders that are orchestrating the direction and the future of M2M and the IoT as we all know it.

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The best leaders understand that transformation requires disruption, and oftentimes, innovation requires transformation.

The duties of a good M2M and IoT (Internet of Things) leader can be difficult. Like a captain, they must see the path ahead; and like a coach, they must motivate a team. And much like any great director, they must have a vision and the ability to oversee a production to create something memorable.

Connected World magazine is pleased to honor this year’s Pioneers, celebrating the leaders that are orchestrating the direction and the future of M2M and the IoT as we all know it.

These 10 visionaries, selected this year by the editors of Connected World magazine, displayed excellence in a range of abilities. This includes outstanding leadership, customer service, corporate stewardship, and recognizing unwavering technological vision, all of which, have guided their companies to new heights. In the end, this has enabled their firms to achieve extraordinary objectives in a time a rapid change.

“The best leaders understand that transformation requires disruption, and oftentimes, innovation requires transformation. These powerhouse executives are determined to drive their companies forward no matter how uncomfortable change might be. They appear to be more tenacious than ever before in order to succeed and achieve their objectives. They know it takes dedication, commitment, and in some cases, a little bit of luck. But in the end, it’s all about sheer determination, great technology, and a lot of hard work,” says Peggy Smedley, editorial director, Connected World magazine.

The 10 recipients of the 2016 Pioneers Award are:

  • Neil Cawse, CEO, Geotab
  • Robert Hagerty, CEO, Icontrol Networks
  • William Wagner, President, LogMeIn
  • Stefan Lindvall, CEO, MultiTech Systems
  • Marc Eisenberg, CEO, ORBCOMM
  • Eric Rondolat, CEO, Philips Lighting
  • James Heppelmann, CEO, PTC
  • Georges Karam, CEO, Sequans Communication
  • Steven Berglund, CEO, Trimble
  • Anders Gustafsson, CEO, Zebra Technologies

The list, along with an in depth analysis of this year’s honorees will be featured in the December 2015 issue of Connected World.

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