IoT Influencers to Follow Right Now

Apr 27, 2017   

Posted by Brittany Dervan

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The world of IoT is growing at a rapid pace. According to IDC, global IoT spending will experience a compound annual growth rate of 15.6%, reaching $1.29 trillion in 2020. In fact, there are more than 3x the amount of connected devices on this planet than people. This number is expected to almost double by 2020. While the landscape is constantly changing, it’s hard to keep up with the latest news. Fortunately, you can count on these influencers to keep you up to date and in the know.


Make sure you're up to speed with industry trends by following these IoT influencers:

Chuck Martin 

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Chuck Martin is the CEO of Net Future Institute and an editor for the IoT Daily at MediaPost where he writes the daily Connected Thinking column. Chuck has ample experience in this space and is a leader in emerging digital technologies. He’s a NY Times Business bestselling author and is currently working on a book titled “Internet of Everything” (IoE), which will be published later this year.


Follow him on Twitter or read his work on MediaPost here

Greg Kahn


Why Follow

Greg is the President and CEO of IoT Consortium, whose mission is to ignite the growth of the IoT movement by facilitating partnerships, promoting knowledge and education and driving adoption of IoT products and services. In addition to IoTC, Greg is founder and CEO of GK Digital Media. He has presented at various conferences including IoT World, Mobile World Congress and Consumer Electronics show.


Follow Greg on Twitter

Harriet Green


Why Follow:

Harriet Green is head of IBM’S Watson IoT, Commerce and Education. She has an impressive background and has presented at various conferences such as InterConnect and IFA Berlin. She was also named Veuve Clicquot Businesswoman of the Year in 2014. Harriet is a leader in the industry and someone to keep on the radar.


Follow Harriet here or see some of her work here.

Kevin Ashton

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A key pioneer in the IoT space, Kevin is known for coining the term “Internet of Things”. It all started when he set up the Auto-ID Center at MIT to research RFID. He wrote a book titled How to Fly a Horse: The Secret History of Creation, Invention and Discovery, which sheds light on how innovation really happens. He’s now an author at Penguin Random House.


Follow Kevin on Twitter 

Scott Amyx

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Scott Amyx is CEO of Amyx+, an award winning IoT Business Transformation firm which focuses on IoT Strategy, innovation and product development. Scott has been voted top IoT influencer and expert by Inc. Magazine, along with many other noteworthy accomplishments. He’s also spoken at TED, World Economic Forum, IoT World, Smart IoT London, Location & Context World and many more.

Follow Scott on Twitter or read more about him here

Stacey Higginbotham

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Stacey has her own website “Stacey on IoT”, which features news, podcasts and upcoming events about IoT. Stacey herself has been covering technology for major publications for the last 15 years. She also has a bi-monthly column on the smart home in PCMag called “Get Smart With Stacey”. She has a weekly IoT newsletter that you can subscribe to here.


Follow Stacey on Twitter 

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Topics: Internet of Things