Raising a Glass to the 2016 Women of M2M

/Raising a Glass to the 2016 Women of M2M
Raising a Glass to the 2016 Women of M2M 2016-06-22T20:48:27+00:00


Laura Black
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Daniel Feigl
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Carol Stream, Ill. – April 5, 2016 – The editors of Connected World magazine, along with IoT (Internet of Things) leaders and professionals, gathered on Monday evening to honor the prestigious 2016 Women of M2M (WoM2M) at an awards dinner.

The annual list looks at the most powerful and influential women in the world of IoT and M2M who are selected because they each bring a unique perspective to their companies and have helped push connected technologies forward.

“These amazing women have built a body of work that has reached new heights not only for themselves, but for their companies and in their fields,” says Peggy Smedley, editorial director, Connected World magazine. “We have amassed a diverse group of women to celebrate this year. Each honoree comes with a unique style and strategy, breaking barriers in her own special way.”

The women featured represent a variety of positions and industries demonstrating grace and tenacity. What makes these women so exceptional is that they have set the bar very high for the next generation of women who are to follow them.

“It is an honor to be named as one of Connected World’s 2016 Women of M2M,” says Pam Lopker, president and chairman, QAD. “It is great to see that manufacturers are starting to reap the benefits of M2M and the Internet of Things. QAD’s goal is to work with our customers and help them unlock value as they connect the machines on their shop floors and collect more detailed information about their manufacturing processes.”

The 2016 Women of M2M dinner last night was sponsored by QAD Inc., and OSIsoft, LLC, capping off an educational day with the first annual meeting of the Peggy Smedley Institute, a full-day event, consisting of IoT education and networking sessions.

The 2016 WoM2M include:

Kiva Allgood, VP of Intelligent Solutions, IIoT, and Smart Cities, Qualcomm Technologies
April Arrglington, Cofounder and CEO, ARchimeral
Alicia Asín, Cofounder and CEO, Libelium
Jina Asia Bautista, President and CEO, Window Works
Brenna Berman, Commissioner and CIO, Chicago Dept. of Innovation and Technology, City of Chicago
Sampriti Bhattacharyya, Founder, Hydroswarm
Michelle Blaise, Senior VP of Technical Services, Commonwealth Edison
Edna Conway, Chief Security Officer, Global Value Chain, Cisco (Security and Trust Organization)
Star Cunningham, Founder and CEO, 4D Healthware, LLC
Liz Derr, Cofounder and CEO, Simularity
Tracey Dickinson, VP of Engineering, MultiTech Systems
Magolin Franklin, IT Project Manager and Senior Project Management Specialist, Honeywell Intl.
Margo Georgiadis, President, Americas, Google
Pamela Gockley, Cofounder and CEO, Vigilant Corp.
Harriet Green, VP and General Manager, IBM
Allaa Hilal, PhD, R&D Software Developer, Intelligent Mechatronic Systems
Nancy Hudecek, SVP of Analytics, AirStrip
Ann Kelleher, PhD, Corporate VP; General Manager, Technology and Manufacturing, Intel Corp.
Elizabeth Kennedy, Assistant VP of Project & Program Management, IoT Solutions Group, AT&T
Terri Lewis, Energy & Transportation, Technology & Solutions Manager, Caterpillar
Jennifer King, President and CEO, DiscountCell
Anne Luvergeon, PhD, Chairman, SIGFOX
Pamela Lopker, President and Chairman, QAD
Triinu Magi, Cofounder and CTO, Neura
Humera Malik, Cofounder and Executive Director, Quexor Group
Mitra Memarzia, PhD, Senior Producer and Business Development, seeper
Kathleen McLean, SVP and CIO, ADT Corp.
Asha Oroskar, PhD, President and CEO, Orochem Technologies
Anne Pramaggiore, President and CEO, Commonwealth Edison
Nancy Pratt, COO, AirStrip
Whitney Rockley, Cofounder/Managing Partner, McRock Capital
Tanja Rueckert, EVP, IoT and Customer Innovation, SAP
Tricia Scherer, Business Analyst, Governance, Risk, and Compliance Group, City and County of Denver
Sabine Seymour, PhD, Founder and CEO, Moondial Labs
Heather Sidorowicz, President, Southtown Audio Video
Nina Simosko, President and CEO, NTT Innovation Institute Inc.
Christine Stoffel, Founder/CEO, Sports & Entertainment Alliance in Technology
Shanti Subramanyam, Cofounder/CEO, Orzota
Julie Sweet, Group Chief Executive, North America, Accenture
Sue Swenson, CEO/Chairman, Novatel Wireless
Jill Ward, President/COO, Fleetmatics
Anna Young, Cofounder, MakerNurse

Connected World is bringing well-deserved recognition to innovators in the Internet of Things,” says Jenny Linton, CEO, OSIsoft, LLC, and a previous WoM2M recipient. “IoT software and systems will transform the way we live and work over the next decade and it all starts with individuals and teams with bright ideas.”

 Want to learn more about the 2016 WoM2M?

The list, along with in-depth profiles of this year’s honorees is featured in the April/May 2016 issue of Connected World. The issue is available now in print, in the new Web version of the magazine, or by downloading the Connected World app in the iTunes App Store or Google Play, simply by searching for Connected World.

About Connected World Magazine
Connected World is the business and technology publication that provides the intelligence industry titans need and the guidance consumers crave. It’s all about M2M and IoT. http://connectedworld.com

About The Peggy Smedley Institute
The Peggy Smedley Institute is about education, networking, and consulting with professionals within smart cities, energy, utilities, infrastructure, and manufacturing, and developing a contextual understanding of the IoT (Internet of Things). To learn more about the consulting services and the novel concepts in innovation, manufacturing, maintenance, repair, service, and so much more http://connectedworld.com/peggy-smedley-institute/