Laura Black
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Carol Stream, Ill. — May 18, 2018 — In this era of #MeToo, it’s a great time to celebrate women who never hold back—and who fearlessly imagine, create, develop, discover, and lead.

The 2018 Connected World Women of M2M (WoM2M) or as we now refer IoT (Internet of Things) award winners epitomize women’s strength, smarts, charisma, dedication, and staying power.

The annual list enters its sixth year, celebrating a group of IoT executives who are helping drive the industry forward. The women celebrated this year have led companies worldwide to new IoT realms with their research, advocacy, and dedication to empowering young women.

“We are beginning to make strides toward helping young women become more interested in IoT—but we still have a ways to go,” says Peggy Smedley, editorial director, Connected World. “The women honored this year demonstrate how to lead in a way that inspires innovation.”

The 2018 WoM2M include:

Irish Anshel, Chief Scientist, SecureRF Corp.

Shay Bahramirad, Director of Distribution System Planning, Smart Grid, and Innovation, ComEd

Ayah Bdeir, Founder and CEO, littleBits

Liat Ben-Zur, Senior VP and Digital Technology Leader, Royal Phillips

Jagruti Bhikha, Founding Partner and Coauthor, Wingpact

Rani Borkar, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft

Beverley Bryant, Chief Operating Officer, System C and Graphnet Care Alliance

Margaret Burgraff, VP, Software and Services Group and General Manager, Global Software Enabling, Intel

Hannah Chung, Cofounder and Chief Creative Officer, Sproutel

Lisa Dolan, VP, Supply Chain Strategy, ALOM

Colleen Egan, Director of People, Culture, and Endless Possibilities, Clarity Partners

Michelle Fleury, Senior Director, Supply Chain Transformation, Cisco Systems

Alison Gleeson, Senior VP of the Americas, Cisco Systems

Tina Gravel, Senior VP of Global Channels and Strategic Alliances, Cyxtera Technologies

Jugnu Guupta, Senior Director, Product Management, Xfinity IoT Ecosystem

Stephanie Hayes, Director of M2M Operations, Verizon

Archana Jain, Chief Information Officer, Verizon Partner Solutions

Julie Judd, CTO, Ventura County Office of Education

Sarabjot Kaur, Founder and Co-CEO, Experfy

Danessa Lambdin, VP of Cybersecurity Solutions, AT&T

Christy Lane, Founder and Co-CEO, Vivametrica

Leticia Latino-van Splunteren, CEO, Neptuno USA Corp./SmartTecPort

Nora Levinson, President and CEO, Caeden

Michelle Longmire, CEO, Medable

Diane McKinzie, Chief Information Officer, Workday

Elizabeth Montina Andrews, CFO, HMS Technologies

Marion Moreau, Director, Sigfox Foundation

Ann O’Dea, CEO and Cofounder, Silicon Republic

Lisa Park, Assistant VP of Corporate Development, AT&T

Cyra Richardson, General Manager, AI and IoT, Microsoft

Maryam Rofougaran, Cofounder and Co-CEO, Movandi Corp.

Dr. Jennifer Schneider, Chief Medical Officer, Livongo

Deborah Sherry, General Manager and Chief Commercial Officer, GE Digital Europe

Illona Simpson, Head of Cross Functional Services Information Technology (CIO), innogy SE

Shawn Stavseth, Digital Strategy and Innovation Adviser, Cargill

Kelli Thomas-Drake, President and Founder, MyPurpleFolder

Lynda Ting, VP and Global Head of Business Development, M&A and Strategy, GE Digital

Lisa Tuttle, Chief Information Security Officer, SPX Corp.

Radhika Venkatraman, Senior VP, Network and Technology, Verizon

Deanna Wise, EVP and CIO, Dignity Health

Ingrid Wistrand, Cofounder and Deputy CEO, Tele2 IoT

Cami Zimmer, EVP of Business Development and Marketing, Glympse

The 2018 Women of IoT in Marketing include:

Hillary Cain, Corporate Storyteller, Technology Enthusiast, ARM

Lynne Canavan, VP of Marketing, OpenFog Consortium

Tracy Courtemanche, Director of Marketing, Schneider Electric

Stacy Destito, Director, Corporate Marketing, Itron

Rhonda Dirvin, Senior Director, Embedded, and Automotive Marketing, ARM

Alison Garback, Chief Marketing Officer, New Signature

Kathleen Landry, Senior Director, Marketing, Sierra Wireless

Eleanor Sylvan, VP, Marketing, Mobile Mark

Holly Tatum, Director of Marketing, AutonomouStuff

Victoria Vermillion, Lead Product Marketing Manager, AT&T

Glenna Wiseman, Founding Principal, Identity3

New this year, Connected World honors its first Hall of Fame winner. Beverly Rider is SVP and Chief Commercial Officer at Hitachi and embraces leadership philosophies that foster teaming and collaborative strategies while driving sales, revenues, and organizational enhancements.

This year’s winners were honored at a dinner on Thursday, May 17, hosted by ThoughtWorks in San Francisco, and sponsored by MultiTech, AbleDevice, Livongo, and Clarity Partners. Read more about this year’s honorees on the Connected World Website at on June 1.

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.