Which IoT influencers do you trust?
Where to turn when you want to learn more on IoT ? Here are the top influencers for the latest IoT news.
The Internet of Things (IoT) appeared in recent headlines again for the wrong reasons. A fatal collision with a driverless car and the Amazon Echo’s weird laughter are two examples. Both brought IoT into the wider conversation.
There’s more to the IoT than bad news and silly stories. So where do you turn when you want to learn more? We’re focused on providing the latest IoT news here. We’ve also covered IoT podcasts and magazines you can check out.
This week, it’s the turn of the IoT influencers. Whose opinion should you listen to? Who can teach you more?
Read on to find out.
Tom describes himself as the “Global VP, Futurist and IoT Evangelist at SAP.” He’s also a regular keynote speaker on all things IoT, and the co-founder of Cloud CIX.
He hosts the IoT Heroes podcast and posts articles on his blog about IoT topics. Recent posts included using IoT in healthcare, predictions for the IoT in 2018, and the future of jobs in a world powered by artificial intelligence.
He also shares links to interesting IoT content on Twitter.
Jenny Fielding is the managing director of Techstars and a keen investor in the IoT. You’ll often find her speaking about IoT at conferences.
If you want to learn more about IoT, then following Jenny is a great place to start. Recent posts on her Techstars blog include IoT themes for 2018, IoT for health and wellness, and the IoT in Ireland.
Journalist Stacey Higginbotham hosts the Internet of Things podcast. Recent shows discussed Amazon’s Alexa, industrial IoT and IoT in farming. If you’re brand new to IoT, get up to speed with Stacey’s output.
She also curates an IoT newsletter and writes for PC Mag and The Wirecutter. Follow her on Twitter for more IoT news.
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- David Stephenson describes himself as a “data thought leader.” He has a focus on the use of IoT technology for senior citizens. He calls it “smart aging.” David has also written an introduction to the IoT, available from Amazon and called SmartStuff.
His book, Data Dynamite, talks about the use of data. It could help improve supply chains, streamline government, and improve healthcare. It’s a timely read in the wake of the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal.
Follow him on Twitter for IoT news.
Sarah Cooper is the General Manager of IoT Solutions at Amazon Web Services. The former physicist is a valuable commentator on product innovation. She even holds six patents. One of her inventions is a medical battery powered by body heat.
She shares IoT news on Twitter.
Greg Kahn is the CEO and president of the Internet of Things Consortium. The IoTC focuses on companies within the smart home, automotive, smart city, wearable, and retail markets. Members include Honeywell, Belkin, IFTTT, and LG. These companies’ devices often appear on our blog, and you can control many of them with our SURE Universal remote app.
As a result, Greg’s mission is driving change and progress in the IoT space. He self-identifies as a “virtual reality advisor” and often advises IoT start-ups. Greg also shares IoT updates on Twitter.
Andy Stanford-Clark is an engineer and Master Inventor and IoT Evangelist at IBM. That makes him well-placed to share IoT updates with the public.
He holds patents for a range of technologies focused on communication between devices. Reliable data transfer is a big part of what he does. He also talks about technology topics on his blog.
Follow him on Twitter for IoT news.
Many more influencers, experts, and specialists drive progress in the IoT space. We don’t have room to feature them all here.
But get started with this selection. You’ll find many more thought leaders behind the content they share.
Over to you – which IoT influencers do you trust?