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Top 30 IoT Influencers of 2017

Want to keep up to date with the latest IoT news and discussions, and get interesting viewpoints and expert analysis on IoT developments? These are the people you need to follow!  We've split them into reporters/writers, and people in the business of IoT (in no particular order).

 

Reporters/Writers on IoT

 

Stacey Higginbotham

Stacy Higginbotham
Stacey runs an IoT newsletter and successful podcast called ‘Internet of Things Podcast’, wherein she discusses all things IoT, from industry to home usage, analysing the latest trends and interviewing leaders from the industry! She raises many interesting points and ideas on the developing industry.

 

Dave Zatz

 Dave Zatz
A self-proclaimed writing (and bacon) lover, Dave is the humorous founder of his blog site, Zatz Not Funny. On social media, he discusses a wide range of up-and-coming technology news, heavily featuring IoT.

 

Carley KnoblOch

Carley Knobloch

Carley is a Smart Home professional who is featured on HGTV, helping the public understand the digital switch by testing products and adeptly instructing the public on how to get the most from their technology. She has a passion for problem-solving and technology.

 

Rob van Kranenburg

Rob van Kranenburg

Founder of the IoT Council, Rob is one of the biggest voices in IoT, and he talks about all topics from future development in the sector, the combination of IoT with Machine Learning and AI and different industries that IoT will impact.



Julie Jacobson

Julie Jacobson

Julie is the Co-founder and Editor of CEPro, and she puts her writing skills to good use focusing on Smart Homes and how IoT will change everyday life. Her funky personality makes her content that much more fun to read!



Chris Davies

Chris Davies

Chris is an expert writer and journalist covering recent IoT products and the industry as a whole, offering unbiased opinions on the state of the market, projections for the future and potential improvements for areas in the market.



Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino

ALEXANDRA DESCHAMPS-SONSINO

Follow London based IoT designer, author and speaker Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino to keep up to date with the latest IoT news, ideas and insights. She’s currently writing a book about smart homes!



Megan Wollerton

Megan Wollerton

Megan is an Associate Editor/Reviewer at CNET, and she talks about what it takes to make a great IoT product in the age of increasing competition in the industry. Also follow her for in-depth analysis of the most recent smart home products and services!



Aaron Tilley

Aaron Tilley

Leading journalist for IoT at Forbes, Aaron definitely knows his stuff, and he offers some of the most valuable insight into products, hardware and technology improvements in the industry, as well as comparing what’s out there!

 

Kevin Tofel 

Kevin Tofel

Along with Stacy, who was previously mentioned on this list, Kevin co-hosts The Internet of Things Podcast and is adept at explaining complex technical terms and developments in the field in easy to understand ways, on both social media and on his podcast!

 

  Read our list of the  Top 20 Publications for IoT News

 

In The Business of IoT

Dave Isbitski

Dave Isbitski

Dave is the head Evangelist for the Alexa and Echo at Amazon, as well as hosting the Alexa Dev Chat Podcast. An excellent keynote speaker, he has also taught courses on skills such as developing Mobile Application and Cloud technology and is a great source of IoT knowledge.


Blake Miller

Blake Miller

Blake is the CEO of smart apartment manager HomeBase and a leader in the Smart City transition, particularly in Kansas City. He talks many interesting topics tech related, but his views on how IoT will affect urban living are particularly interesting.


Kevin Ashton

Kevin Ashton

Although it’s not all he discusses on social media, Kevin actually coined the term ‘Internet of Things’ in 1999! He’s a visionary for the industry and provides fascinating predictions and insights into the future of IoT and tech.

 

Timothy Chou

Timothy Chou

Stanford lecturer and acclaimed author of the IoT book “Precision: Principles, Practices and Solutions for the Internet of Things”, Timothy talks almost exclusively IoT on his Twitter account, and raises many captivating points about the world of IoT.



Tamara McCleary

Tamara McCleary

Tamara is one of the biggest influencers in the forward looking tech world, covering topics such as AI, IoT, cloud and digital transformation. She is also a well respected brand influencer, having worked with partners such as IBM and the US. Department of Defense. Not to mention she is also the CEO of Thulium!



Chris Anderson

Chris Anderson

Chris is an IoT and tech businessmen and bold explorer, founding DIY Drones and DIY Robocars as well as being the CEO of 3DRobotics. As well as this, he’s an author, has won countless awards and even played in a punk band called REM - no, unfortunately not the REM!



Scott Amyx

 Scott Amyx

We’re definitely not the first people to put Scott on our list! He’s been voted a Top IoT Expert by Inc., and won the Cloud World Innovation award. He’s also the CEO of Amyx and uses his social media channels to explore futuristic and interesting topics such as IoT and AI.


Stefan Ferber

Stefan Ferber

Vice President for Engineering at Bosch Software Innovations, Stefan knows first hand what it takes to build successful IoT products. He’s also a blogger for Bosch and represents Bosch in both the German “Industrie 4.0 Plattform” and the European “Internet of Things Council”.

 

Mike Gualteri

Mike Gualteri

Mike is the VP and Principal Analyst of Forrester and discusses all things IoT as well as innovate insights into other exciting themes such as machine learning, AI, and advanced analytics. He’s also an excellent keynote speaker!



Ronald van Loon

Ronald Van Loon

Ronald is a business mastermind who helps tech and data companies to generate value. He traffics in all sorts of innovative tech such as Big Data, Data Science and IoT and has a huge amount of influence in the IoT community.

 

Matt Hatton

Matt Hatton

If you want an all-around IoT specialist, you can’t look further than Matt. The VP of research covering IoT at Gartner and former founder and CEO of Machina Research talks about all things IoT and just IoT, from IIoT to security!



Martin Etherington

Martin Etherington

Martin is the CMO at Cisco Jasper and a passionate advocate for IoT and innovation in tech. He’s been rated one of the top 100 CMOs on Twitter and enjoys discussing how IoT is changing business.



Ajit Jaokar

Ajit Jaokar

Jaokar develops data science algorithms for IoT applications and is the director at AI for Smart Cities lab. His Twitter feed is full of interesting articles about IoT, AI, Machine Learning and Data Science in general.



Maribel Lopez

Maribel Lopez

Maribel is a speaker and technology analyst for all things new in tech, specializing in IoT, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. She runs her own blog at Forbes and discusses the impact of IoT on several important industries, such as agriculture.


Jenny Fielding

Jenny Fielding

Director of the IoT accelerator for Techstars, Jenny has one of the more intriguing IoT related Twitter accounts, where she uses her broad and deep IoT knowledge to dissect issues facing the industry as a whole.



Tracy Hopkins

Tracy Hopkins

Hailing from Cambridge, Tracy is a major ambassador for the LoRa Alliance, as well as the CEO of IoT platform everynet. Her Twitter is full of inventive and fun use cases of IoT that you might not have thought of, such as everything from bike lights to rat traps.

 

Greg Kahn 

Greg Kahn

Due to his position as CEO of IoT Consortium, as well as publishing its newsletter, Greg has valuable insight into the IoT market and the direction that the industry is going, as well as in-depth analysis! Follow him to keep up to date with IoT developments and news!



Alasdair Allan

Alasdair Allan

Alan is a scientist, author, hacker and journalist from a tech academic background who is currently a consultant and contributing editor at MAKE: Magazine. He goes in-depth into how IoT products work and the theory that drives them, making for some interesting reading!



Boris Adryan

Boris Adryan

Boris talks IoT, analytics, and the marriage of the two on his Twitter field, and his experienced and realistic in-depth analysis and comments are refreshing in a field where so much hype and speculation are ripe.

 

Jackson Bond

Jackson Bond

Jackson is our wonderful co-founder, and combines considerable IoT knowledge with excellent speaking ability in order to give keynotes and join speaking panels discussing the particulars of the industry, to which he lends an experienced voice. He also discusses the impact of IoT on many different industries both in his talks and on social media!

 

Read our list of the  Top 20 Publications for IoT News