1. Alicia Asín
Alicia Asín has served as the CEO of Libelium since she cofounded the firm in 2006.
2. Ayah Bdeir
The CEO of open-source electronics startup littleBits, Bdeir is a vocal proponent of democratizing the Internet of Things. She was ranked as one of Fast Company's "Most Creative People in Business" in 2013, Entrepreneur magazine's 10 Up and Coming Leaders to Watch in 2014, and as one of Popular Mechanics' 25 Makers Who Are Reinventing the American Dream in that same year.
3. Angie Beltz
A vice president responsible for Tech Data’s IoT business in the Americas, Beltz is also the cofounder of the Exploratory Lab Boot Camp, an educational program for college students that features an IoT business program as well as other tech-oriented training.
4. Brenna Berman
Chicago's chief information officer has played a major role in establishing the Windy City’s “Array of Things” project and has helped transform Chicago’s open data program into one of the largest in the country.
5. Michelle Curtis
Curtis leads an IoT group at Tech Data, where she is an evangelist for real-world business-driven IoT applications. She also serves as the chair of the RecruIT subcommittee of the Ladies of Tech Data employee resource group.
6. Lisa Seacat DeLuca
The most prolific inventor in IBM’s history, Lisa Seacat DeLuca has filed more than 420 patents in technologies ranging from Internet of things, mobile security, and wearables.
7. Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino
The director of Designswarm Industries—an IoT-focused design consultancy that has worked with BBC R&D, Nokia, British Gas, EDF R&D, and British Telecom.
8. Tamara Dull
The director of emerging technologies at SAS Best Practices, a think tank within SAS Institute. Tamara focuses her research on Big Data and the Internet of Things.
9. Limor Fried
Limor Fried founded open-source hardware firm Adafruit from her dorm room at MIT in 2005. The company offers tools, equipment and electronic components targeted at the maker audience including IoT technology. Fried was also the first female engineer to grace the cover of Wired magazine. She has also been named as Entrepreneur magazine's Entrepreneur of the year in 2012 and, this year, was named as a White House Champion of Change.
10. Harriet Green
IBM’s London-based VP and GM of Internet of Things and Commerce & Education, Green leads three business divisions at the company: the Internet of Things, Commerce, and Education Businesses.
11. Helen Greiner
The CTO and cofounder of CyPhy Works, Greiner is working to develop drones that could communicate with sensors to investigate problems on the factory floor.
12. Stacey Higginbotham
A former senior writer for GigaOM, Higginbotham now heads up a weekly IoT-themed newsletter and podcast.
13. Anne Lauvergeon
The chairwoman of French IoT firm Sigfox, Lauvergeon had formerly served as the president of Areva—the largest nuclear energy provider in France. At Sigfox, Lauvergeon has helped expand the company's network coverage in several countries across the world, including France, Spain, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and the United States.
14. Debra Logan
A vice president and fellow at Gartner Research, Logan has researched the tech industry for more than three decades. At Gartner, she has written pioneering research on the rise of the chief data officer role—a job that is becoming increasingly important with the growth of the Internet of Things.
15. Maribel Lopez
Lopez is the founder and principal analyst at Lopez Research, which she founded in 2008. The company reports on a variety of trends including IoT, machine learning, and mobile computing.
16. Carrie MacGillivray
The vice president of IDC’s mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) team, MacGillivray was previously a research analyst at Yankee Group in its enterprise research group where she focused on enterprise mobility and general telecommunications.
17. Tamara McCleary
McCleary, the founder and CEO of Thulium Inc., is an expert on technology trends. She is an IBM futurist who counts Verizon Enterprise, IBM, the U.S. Department of Defense, among others as clients. Onalytica has ranked her as one of the top influencers in IoT, blockchain, AI, and digital transformation.
18. Mara Pereira
Director IoT business development and marketing at Tech Data Europe, Pereira has worked on IoT projects in her native Spain and internationally.
19. Natalie Petouhoff
Vice president and principal analyst at Constellation Research, Petouhoff has had her research featured in a range of publications including Businessweek, New York Times and USA Today as well as in technical publications.
20. Lucy Rogers
Rogers is the author of "Wiring the IoT" by O'Reilly Media. The book is a step-by-step guide to a variety of IoT projects, a number of which are suited for industrial applications.
21. Virginia Ginni Rometty
The CEO of IBM, Rometty has helped make “cognitive computing” into a buzzword and has helped create a division solely focused on IoT named “Watson Internet of Things” and has plans to invest $3 billion into the company’s larger IoT business by 2019.
22. Claire Rowland
An independent user experience and product consultant specializing in IoT, Rowland is also the lead author of Designing Connected Products from O'Reilly.
23. Saida Ruscitto
Ruscitto manages the global product development and strategic planning group in Verizon’s IOT Connected Solutions division. She has helped establish Verizon’s drone strategy.
24. Jaishree Subramania
The director of product and solutions marketing in Cisco’s IoT division, Subramania also manages the annual Internet of Things World Forum industry event and an Internet of Things Steering Committee that has more than 100 members.
25. Meg Whitman
The president and CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise is one of the leading proponents of edge computing for IoT applications. Under her watch, the company has introduced its Edgeline technology and the HPE Universal IoT Platform. Partnering with Intel, HPE offers what is reportedly one of the most comprehensive IoT ecosystems including connectivity, data analysis, and security.