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CxO of the Year Award: Solution Provider

Congratulations Kevin Brown, SVP Innovation & CTO, Secure Power Division, Schneider Electric, winner of the IoT World 2019 CxO of the Year award: solution provider category.

The Internet of Things World 2019 "CxO of the Year" awards recognize individual executives, whose outstanding leadership has resulted in the implementation and success of IoT in their businesses and beyond.

Alicia Asín Pérez

CEO, Libelium

CEO and co-founder of Libelium, a Spanish IT company that has created "Waspmote", a wireless, modular and open source sensor hardware platform for the Internet of Things (IoT). Alicia is a computer engineer focused on how the IoT can change our world helping companies to improve their competitiveness and increasing quality of life in smart cities.

Anthony Bartolo

Chief Product Officer, Tata Communications

President of Mobility and Collaboration at Tata Group; a senior leader with a strong track record of successfully bringing new technology solutions to market.

Kevin Brown

SVP Innovation & CTO, Secure Power Division, Schneider Electric

With nearly two decades in the industry, Kevin is a respected leader who creates high-impact strategies and teams to maximize revenue, profit and competitive advantage. In his role, Kevin has a ‘front row seat’ to the convergence of IT and OT, with the responsibility to drive innovation.

Trisala Chandaria

CEO & Co-Founder, Temboo

Trisala Chandaria is the CEO and Co-Founder of Temboo, an NYC-based software company that's reimagining programming by empowering organizations to implement their own Industrial Internet of Things solutions in their products, processes, and facilities, through its machine-generated code technology. Her passions include disruptive networks (of environmental sensors!), creative platforms, empathy and, via Temboo, making technology more accessible. As a member of the Board of Directors of the Freelancers Union, she is actively involved in envisioning the future of work.

Kimberly Clavin

VP of Engineering, LOOP by Pillar

Kimberly’s passion is to create digital experiences that bring together people, places and products. She develops strategies for impactful human experiences and successful business models through the use of connected technologies. Her approach to innovation in the midst of continuous change plays into her work on LOOP—a test framework used as a velocity multiplier for Pillar's embedded development engagements. Now, along with Pillar, Kimberly has joined the team at Accenture Industry X.0 to continue revolutionizing the world of smart connected products and services.

Jonathan Cobb

CEO, Ayla Networks

During his leadership tenure at Ayla Networks starting in 2017, Jon has been responsible for major growth accomplishments including more than doubling revenue, expanding the customer base by 40+%, increasing by 5x the number of IoT transactions supported on the Ayla cloud platform, extending Ayla's reach into the service provider space with key Telco wins, broadening strategic partnerships and focusing the go-to-market strategy.

Don DeLoach

CEO, Rocket Wagon Venture Studios

Internet of Things thought leader, author, and CEO with a proven track record of success managing high-growth B2B technology companies. Currently the CEO and co-founder of Rocket Wagon Venture Studios, a venture studio holding company driving vertically aligned IoT studios to bring great IoT ideas from inception to commercialization.

Dirk Didascalou

VP of IoT, Amazon Web Services

Dirk Didascalou is responsible to drive AWS’s agenda for IoT with the main goal of helping customers extract value from connecting, managing, and analyzing data from connected devices. His team has built several IoT specific services, including AWS IoT Greengrass and AWS IoT Core.

Dr Reinhard Geissbauer

Executive Managing Director, Strategy& (part of the PwC network)

A leading practitioner in supply-chain and digital operations strategies for Strategy&, PwC’s strategy consulting group, based in Munich. The Global Head of PwC's Digital Operations Impact Center and leading the EMEA Industry 4.0 team.

Jim Hunter

Chief Technology Officer, Delos

As a thought leader, globe-trotting conference presenter, and accessible commentator via @theiotguru, Jim Hunter is a tireless advocate for creative, responsible, and meaningful connected technology development and deployment.

James Heppelmann

CEO, PTC

James has "the broadest vision" of what value IoT can bring to people and companies, responsible for driving the company’s global business strategy and operations. During Mr. Heppelmann’s leadership tenure, PTC has assembled the industry’s leading industrial innovation platform and field-proven solutions and services that enable companies to design, manufacture, operate, and service things for a smart, connected world.

Bask Iyer

CIO, VMware

Bask Iyer is the CIO at VMware. He joined VMware in March 2015 and now leads its global information and technology organization, a group that manages critical technology systems supporting the company’s worldwide business operations. In August 2018, Iyer added the responsibility of general manager, Edge/IoT for Dell Technologies. From December 2016 to August 2018, he also held the role of chief information officer for Dell.

Nadir Izrael

CTO, Armis Security

From serving with an elite Israeli military unit to working with the brightest minds in technology at Google, Nadir Izrael has a history of taking leadership positions in highly demanding and high impact positions. After his tenure at Google, Nadir worked closely with his former classmate and former Israeli Defense Force officer to create cybersecurity firm, Armis.

Liz Kerton

CEO & Co-founder, IoT Forum

Liz Kerton has built a career helping new technologies break through. Mixing 15 years' experience building marketing programs for tech companies and launching new products and new companies with her Master's Degree in Diplomacy, she now runs the Autotech Council, IoT Forum, and Telecom Council to introduce relevant startups, entrepreneurs, and new technologies in those industries to tech scouts, vendors, and investors looking for innovation and partnership. Hundreds of startups have been introduced to IoT Forum member companies who meet monthly to discover innovation and solutions that can impact the Internet of Things.

Mike Quindazzi

Managing Director, PwC

Mike has 30 years invested in gathering industry experience and crafting management consulting abilities; leading teams amd global companies on strategy and transformational initiatives. Mike is responsible for growing a $1.5 billion cross-sector digital practice where he spends his time developing people amd shaping innovative approaches to solving complex issues for his clients.

Stan Schneider

CEO, Real-Time Innovations (RTI)

Stan Schneider is the CEO of Real-Time Innovations (RTI), the Industrial Internet of Things connectivity company. RTI is the largest vendor of products based on the Object Management Group (OMG) Data Distribution Service™ (DDS) standard, with an extensive footprint in all areas of the IIoT. In addition to his role at RTI, Stan currently serves as Vice Chair of the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) Steering Committee. Stan is passionate about the IIoT and is dedicated to educating a wide audience on the life-saving potential the industry has, and the role of technology in driving real solutions.

Elvira Wallis

SVP & Global Head of IoT, SAP

Elvira has taken IoT from an innovative topic to an integral part of SAP’s Intelligent Enterprise strategy. SAP is on a mission to help the best-run business make the world run better, and thanks to Elvira, the Internet of Things is a big part of that.