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Top 100 Industrial IoT Influencers 2018

We assessed IoT ONE's pool of influencers and identified the 100 individuals with the most influence in Industrial IoT markets and technology development in 2018.

01
Bridget van Kralingen
SVP, Global Industry Platforms, IBM
02
Richard Soley
Chairman and CEO, Industrial Internet Consortium
03
Harry Shum
EVP, Artificial Intelligence and Research Group, Microsoft
04
Mustafa Suleyman
Co-Founder & Head, Applied AI, DeepMind
05
Chuck Robbins
CEO, Cisco
06
Clas Neumann
SVP, Research and Development, SAP
07
Wen Tong
VP, Wireless Research & CTO, Huawei
08
Rudy Stroh
EVP & GM, Security & Connectivity Business, NXP
09
Bob Lord
Chief Digital Oficer, IBM China, IBM
10
Kathleen Mitford
EVP, Product Strategy, PTC
11
Scott DeBoer
EVP, Technology Development, Micron Technology
12
Marcus Weldon
Corporate CTO & President, Nokia
13
Elon Musk
Founder, CEO & CTO, Tesla
14
David King
CEO, FogHorn Systems
15
Guido Jouret
Chief Digital Oficer, ABB
15
Günther Schuh
Head, Development of Technology, Fraunhofer IPT
15
Tanja Rueckert
Head, Building Technologies, Bosch
18
Chris Anderson
CEO, 3D Robotics
18
David Reed
EVP, Technology and Operations, NXP
20
Brian Shirley
SVP, DRAM & Emerging Memory Engineering, Micron Technology
21
Joe Kaeser
CEO, Siemens
22
Tracy Roberts
VP, Technology Services & CIO, Digi
23
Stan Schneider
CEO, Real-Time Innovations
24
Cynthia Breazeal
Director, Personal Robots Group, MIT
25
Robert White
VP, Hardware Development, Rethink Robotics
25
Vala Afshar
Chief Digital Evangelist, Salesforce
27
Mark Papermaster
SVP & CTO, AMD
28
Claude Dardanne
Microcontroller & Digital ICs Group, STMicroelectronics
29
Erik Ekudden
SVP & CTO, Ericsson
30
Benedetto Vigna
President, Analog of MEMS & Sensors Group, STMicroelectronics
31
Michael Train
EP, Automation Solutions, Emerson
32
Ravi Belani
Managing Partner, Alchemist Accelerator
32
Wu Hequan
Chairman, Chinese Academy of Engineering
34
Wolfgang Wahlster
CEO, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
35
Kevin Ashton
Founder, CEO & CTO, Auto-ID Labs
36
Dipti Vachani
VP & General Manager Internet of Things Group, Intel
37
David Wang
President, Products and Solutions, Huawei
38
Craig Resnick
VP, Arc Advisory Group
39
Stephen Boyd
Chair, Deparment of Electrical Engineering, Standford University
40
Adam Dunkels
CEO, Thingsquare
41
Dieter Spath
President, Acatech
42
Alex Hawkinson
Founder, SmartThings
43
Jason Shepherd
IoT CTO, Dell
44
Johan Wibergh
CTO, Vodafone
45
Scott Wilken
VP, Technology and CTO, Digi
46
Sami Atiya
President Robotics, ABB
47
Claudia Nemat
Board Member, Technology and Innovation, Deutsche Telekom
48
Stefan Ferber
CEO, Bosch Software Innovations
49
Jeff Kodosky
Co-Founder & Business and Technology Fellow, National Instruments
50
Jin-Wook Lee
VP, IoT, Samsung
51
Bhaskar Gorti
President, Nokia
52
Jason Waxman
VP & General Manager, Cloud Platforms Group, Intel
53
Yoshiharu Inaba
Chairman, FANUC
54
Kurt DelBene
CDO & EVP, Corporate Strategy, Core Services Engineering & Operations, Microsoft
54
Sujeet Chand
SVP & CTO, Rockwell
56
Kurt Reiner
VP, Software Development, Rethink Robotics
57
Stephen Mellor
CTO, Industrial Internet Consortium
58
Joseph D. Greco
SVP, Advanced Technology Group, NVIDIA
59
Miao Wei
Minister, Industry and Information Technology, MIIT, PR China
59
Tina Seelig
Director, Stanford Technology Ventures Program, Standford University
61
Lou Lutostanski
VP, IoT, Avnet
62
Kim Xu
Chief Digital Officer, IBM
63
Stefan Sigg
Chief R&D Officer, Software AG
64
Bask Lyer
CIO, VMware
65
Thomas J. Burke
President, OPC Foundation
66
Josef Brunner
CEO, Relayr
67
Chip Greene
Director, Cybersecurity, General Electric
67
David Limp
VP, Amazon Devices, Digital Management, Amazon Web Services
69
Hans Stork
SVP & CTO, ON Semiconductor
70
Howard Elias
President Services, Digital and IT, Dell
71
Greg Kahn
President & CEO, Internet of Things Consortium
71
Marty Sprinzen
CEO, Vantiq
71
Stephen Welby
Executive Director & COO, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
74
Anita Bunk
Head of Digital Engagement & Corporate Communications, Bosch Software Innovations
75
Michael Ziesemer
COO, Endress+Hauser
76
Vimal Kapur
CEO, Building Technologies, Honeywell
77
Terrence Curtin
CEO, TE Connectivity
78
Jan Michael Mrosik
CEO, Digital Factory, Siemens
78
Philippe Delorme
EVP, Building & IT, Schneider Electric
80
Wolfram Jost
CTO, Software AG
81
Yusuf Jamal
SVP, Industrial, Healthcare, Consumer, IoT Solutions & Security, Analog Devices
82
Sastry Malladi
CTO, FogHorn Systems
83
Philip DesAutels
Senior Director, IoT, Linux
84
Christopher Roche
VP, Cyber Security & Technology Risk (CISO), General Electric
85
Jeff Fedders
President, Openfog
86
Wolfgang Dorst
Director, Business Development Industry 4.0, ROI Management Consulting AG
87
Florian Hermle
Managing Director, Balluff
88
Yasuhiko Hashimoto
President, Precision Machinery & Robot Company, Kawasaki Heavy Industries
89
Jacob Sims
SVP & CTO, HMS
90
Jon Bellin
VP, R&D for Software Operations, National Instruments
91
Taner Ozcelik
SVP & GM, Intelligent Sensing Group, ON Semiconductor
92
Colombo Bolognesi
Professor, Millimiter-Wave Electronics, ETH Zurich
93
Tilo Böhmann
Professor, Informatics, University of Hamburg
94
Daokui Qu
President, Siasun
95
Alin Albu-Schäffer
Professor, Robotics and Mechatronics, Technical University of Munich
96
Murali Chandrahasan
Head of Development, L&T Technology Services
97
Michael Karliner
Co-Founder, ThingStudio
98
Dave Wibberley
CEO, Adroit Technologies
99
Daniel Cooley
SVP and Chief Strategy Officer, Silicon Labs
100
Denny Trevett
VP, Ecosystem Acceleration, Cisco
Rank Name Title Company
1
Bridget van Kralingen
SVP, Global Industry Platforms, IBM IBM
2
Richard Soley
Chairman and CEO, Industrial Internet Consortium Industrial Internet Consortium
3
Harry Shum
EVP, Artificial Intelligence and Research Group, Microsoft Microsoft
4
Mustafa Suleyman
Co-Founder & Head, Applied AI, DeepMind DeepMind
5
Chuck Robbins
CEO, Cisco Cisco
6
Clas Neumann
SVP, Research and Development, SAP SAP
7
Wen Tong
VP, Wireless Research & CTO, Huawei Huawei
8
Rudy Stroh
EVP & GM, Security & Connectivity Business, NXP NXP
9
Bob Lord
Chief Digital Oficer, IBM China, IBM IBM
10
Kathleen Mitford
EVP, Product Strategy, PTC PTC
11
Scott DeBoer
EVP, Technology Development, Micron Technology Micron Technology
12
Marcus Weldon
Corporate CTO & President, Nokia Nokia
13
Elon Musk
Founder, CEO & CTO, Tesla Tesla
14
David King
CEO, FogHorn Systems FogHorn Systems
15
Guido Jouret
Chief Digital Oficer, ABB ABB
15
Günther Schuh
Head, Development of Technology, Fraunhofer IPT Fraunhofer IPT
15
Tanja Rueckert
Head, Building Technologies, Bosch Bosch
18
Chris Anderson
CEO, 3D Robotics 3D Robotics
18
David Reed
EVP, Technology and Operations, NXP NXP
20
Brian Shirley
SVP, DRAM & Emerging Memory Engineering, Micron Technology Micron Technology
21
Joe Kaeser
CEO, Siemens Siemens
22
Tracy Roberts
VP, Technology Services & CIO, Digi Digi
23
Stan Schneider
CEO, Real-Time Innovations Real-Time Innovations
24
Cynthia Breazeal
Director, Personal Robots Group, MIT MIT
25
Robert White
VP, Hardware Development, Rethink Robotics Rethink Robotics
25
Vala Afshar
Chief Digital Evangelist, Salesforce Salesforce
27
Mark Papermaster
SVP & CTO, AMD AMD
28
Claude Dardanne
Microcontroller & Digital ICs Group, STMicroelectronics STMicroelectronics
29
Erik Ekudden
SVP & CTO, Ericsson Ericsson
30
Benedetto Vigna
President, Analog of MEMS & Sensors Group, STMicroelectronics STMicroelectronics
31
Michael Train
EP, Automation Solutions, Emerson Emerson
32
Ravi Belani
Managing Partner, Alchemist Accelerator Alchemist Accelerator
32
Wu Hequan
Chairman, Chinese Academy of Engineering Chinese Academy of Engineering
34
Wolfgang Wahlster
CEO, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
35
Kevin Ashton
Founder, CEO & CTO, Auto-ID Labs Auto-ID Labs
36
Dipti Vachani
VP & General Manager Internet of Things Group, Intel Intel
37
David Wang
President, Products and Solutions, Huawei Huawei
38
Craig Resnick
VP, Arc Advisory Group Arc Advisory Group
39
Stephen Boyd
Chair, Deparment of Electrical Engineering, Standford University Standford University
40
Adam Dunkels
CEO, Thingsquare Thingsquare
41
Dieter Spath
President, Acatech Acatech
42
Alex Hawkinson
Founder, SmartThings SmartThings
43
Jason Shepherd
IoT CTO, Dell Dell
44
Johan Wibergh
CTO, Vodafone Vodafone
45
Scott Wilken
VP, Technology and CTO, Digi Digi
46
Sami Atiya
President Robotics, ABB ABB
47
Claudia Nemat
Board Member, Technology and Innovation, Deutsche Telekom Deutsche Telekom
48
Stefan Ferber
CEO, Bosch Software Innovations Bosch Software Innovations
49
Jeff Kodosky
Co-Founder & Business and Technology Fellow, National Instruments National Instruments
50
Jin-Wook Lee
VP, IoT, Samsung Samsung
51
Bhaskar Gorti
President, Nokia Nokia
52
Jason Waxman
VP & General Manager, Cloud Platforms Group, Intel Intel
53
Yoshiharu Inaba
Chairman, FANUC FANUC
54
Kurt DelBene
CDO & EVP, Corporate Strategy, Core Services Engineering & Operations, Microsoft Microsoft
54
Sujeet Chand
SVP & CTO, Rockwell Rockwell
56
Kurt Reiner
VP, Software Development, Rethink Robotics Rethink Robotics
57
Stephen Mellor
CTO, Industrial Internet Consortium Industrial Internet Consortium
58
Joseph D. Greco
SVP, Advanced Technology Group, NVIDIA NVIDIA
59
Miao Wei
Minister, Industry and Information Technology, MIIT, PR China MIIT, PR China
59
Tina Seelig
Director, Stanford Technology Ventures Program, Standford University Standford University
61
Lou Lutostanski
VP, IoT, Avnet Avnet
62
Kim Xu
Chief Digital Officer, IBM IBM
63
Stefan Sigg
Chief R&D Officer, Software AG Software AG
64
Bask Lyer
CIO, VMware VMware
65
Thomas J. Burke
President, OPC Foundation OPC Foundation
66
Josef Brunner
CEO, Relayr Relayr
67
Chip Greene
Director, Cybersecurity, General Electric General Electric
67
David Limp
VP, Amazon Devices, Digital Management, Amazon Web Services Amazon Web Services
69
Hans Stork
SVP & CTO, ON Semiconductor ON Semiconductor
70
Howard Elias
President Services, Digital and IT, Dell Dell
71
Greg Kahn
President & CEO, Internet of Things Consortium Internet of Things Consortium
71
Marty Sprinzen
CEO, Vantiq Vantiq
71
Stephen Welby
Executive Director & COO, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
74
Anita Bunk
Head of Digital Engagement & Corporate Communications, Bosch Software Innovations Bosch Software Innovations
75
Michael Ziesemer
COO, Endress+Hauser Endress+Hauser
76
Vimal Kapur
CEO, Building Technologies, Honeywell Honeywell
77
Terrence Curtin
CEO, TE Connectivity TE Connectivity
78
Jan Michael Mrosik
CEO, Digital Factory, Siemens Siemens
78
Philippe Delorme
EVP, Building & IT, Schneider Electric Schneider Electric
80
Wolfram Jost
CTO, Software AG Software AG
81
Yusuf Jamal
SVP, Industrial, Healthcare, Consumer, IoT Solutions & Security, Analog Devices Analog Devices
82
Sastry Malladi
CTO, FogHorn Systems FogHorn Systems
83
Philip DesAutels
Senior Director, IoT, Linux Linux
84
Christopher Roche
VP, Cyber Security & Technology Risk (CISO), General Electric General Electric
85
Jeff Fedders
President, Openfog Openfog
86
Wolfgang Dorst
Director, Business Development Industry 4.0, ROI Management Consulting AG ROI Management Consulting AG
87
Florian Hermle
Managing Director, Balluff Balluff
88
Yasuhiko Hashimoto
President, Precision Machinery & Robot Company, Kawasaki Heavy Industries Kawasaki Heavy Industries
89
Jacob Sims
SVP & CTO, HMS HMS
90
Jon Bellin
VP, R&D for Software Operations, National Instruments National Instruments
91
Taner Ozcelik
SVP & GM, Intelligent Sensing Group, ON Semiconductor ON Semiconductor
92
Colombo Bolognesi
Professor, Millimiter-Wave Electronics, ETH Zurich ETH Zurich
93
Tilo Böhmann
Professor, Informatics, University of Hamburg University of Hamburg
94
Daokui Qu
President, Siasun Siasun
95
Alin Albu-Schäffer
Professor, Robotics and Mechatronics, Technical University of Munich Technical University of Munich
96
Murali Chandrahasan
Head of Development, L&T Technology Services L&T Technology Services
97
Michael Karliner
Co-Founder, ThingStudio ThingStudio
98
Dave Wibberley
CEO, Adroit Technologies Adroit Technologies
99
Daniel Cooley
SVP and Chief Strategy Officer, Silicon Labs Silicon Labs
100
Denny Trevett
VP, Ecosystem Acceleration, Cisco Cisco

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