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Carol Stream, Ill. — June 6, 2017 — As women across the globe continue to shatter glass ceilings across a wide variety of industries, technology is no different, with new leaders in enterprise and the Internet of Things shaping the connected world.

To honor these technology leaders, the editors at Connected World magazine are proud to announce the 2017 Women of M2M (WoM2M). The annual list enters its fifth year, celebrating a group of IoT executives who are helping drive the industry forward.

The 42 women celebrated this year display a drive and intuition for thinking outside the box when it comes to developing and implementing new products and services within the IoT marketplace. Their willingness to take risks has allowed their company to remain competitive and relevant in an ever-growing industry.

“Technology is changing rapidly, and so too is the role of women in technology,” says Peggy Smedley, editorial director, Connected World. “Each of these women have used their own unique knowledge, experience, and expertise to shape their respective companies.”

The 2017 WoM2M include:
Mala Anand, president/EVP, analytics, SAP
Serene Almomen, cofounder/CEO, Senseware
Gina Altieri, enterprise SVP, chief of strategy integration, Nemours Children’s Health System
Beena Ammanath, VP, data and analytics, GE
Aditi Banerjee, vice president of IoT, HCL Technologies
Ayah Bdeir, CEO, littleBits Electronics
Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn, VP and GM/chairman and president, Cisco/IoT Talent Consortium
Chris Bue, CFO, Rocket Wagon
Margaret Burgraff, VP, Intel
Lisa Calkins, chief strategy officer, Exadel
Liz Centoni, SVP/GM, Computing Systems Product Group, Cisco
Nadine Cino, CEO and Inventor, Tyga-Box Systems
Pamela Cortez, program manager evangelist, IoT, Microsoft
Geetha Dabir, CTO, Weir Group
Sam De Brouwer, cofounder/COO,
Aicha Evans, SVP/chief strategy officer, Intel
Noel Fleet, lead engineer, SAM Car, Arrow Electronics
Limor Fried, founder, Adafruit
Sara Gardner, CTO, Hitachi Insight Group
Debbie Gregory, senior clinical consultant for the Tech Group, Smith Seckman Reid
Mayumi Hiramatsu, SVP, cloud operations, Infor
Shanthi Iyer, VP, information technology, Cisco
Elisa Jagerson, CEO, Speck Design
Anjali Joshi, VP, product management, Google
Hannah Kain, president and CEO, ALOM
Scarlett King, director, IoT Solutions, Bosch
Vanitha Kumar, VP, SW engineering, Qualcomm
Juliann  Larimer, VP/GM, North America Sales, Zebra Technologies
Angie Lienert, president/CEO, IntelliGenesis
Kathleen Mitford, executive leadership, PTC
Caralynn Nowinski Collens, CEO, UI LABS
Meredith Perry, founder/CEO, uBeam
Gayathri Rajan, VP, product management, Google
Jane Ren, founder/CEO, Atomiton
Beverly Rider, chief commercial officer, Current Lighting and Intelligent Solutions, GE
Leigh Ann Ryals, cofounder/COO, Able Device
Avni Shah, VP, product management, Google
Emily Soelberg, AVP, IoT Solutions, AT&T
Lisa Steffes, president/CEO, brightpeak financial
Dipti Vachani, VP/GM, IoT Group, Intel
Jie Xue, VP, technology and quality, Cisco
Tamar Yehoshua, VP, product management, Search, Google

This year’s winners will be honored at a dinner being held Thursday, June 22 at 7 pm at Carlucci’s Rosemont.

Read more about this year’s honorees on the Connected World Website.

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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.