Laura Black
Editor At Large

Carol Stream, Ill. – May 19, 2020 – Leaders are stepping up to the challenge of guiding teams in unprecedented times. These individuals deserve to be recognized. Connected World will be celebrating the achievements of the Women of Technology/IoT Awards, for the eighth year in a row at its annual Women of Technology Gala, which honors women as trailblazers and innovators in the IoT (Internet of Things) space.

The Women of Technology dinner, sponsored by Hitachi, MultiTech, and Sprint, will bring together women in technology, from all industries and from across the U.S. The event will take place (tentatively) at 7 pm on Thursday, July 30 in Rosemont, Ill., at Carlucci’s and all are welcome to attend.

The celebratory gathering will include a special keynote speaker, networking with current and past winners, cocktails and dinner, followed by an awards presentation by Peggy Smedley, president of Specialty Publishing Media and editorial director of Connected World.

The Women of Technology/IoT list is comprised of some of the most powerful women in the technology sector representing many of the most innovative companies in the world. They are smart, tech savvy, and successful women in the IoT, AI (artificial intelligence), machine learning, or cyber spaces, involved in digital transformation.

“In these unprecedented times, we need to recognize the achievements that we are continually making,” says Smedley. “I am pleased to honor the 2020 Women of Technology/IoT once again this year. These women have the strength and stamina to overcome obstacles and thrive in any market conditions. It is my honor to recognize all that they are achieving.”

The Women of Technology/IoT entries are judged by a panel of past winners who determine the list  based on established criteria including involvement with technology, how she has helped the company grow and progress, how she has contributed to the growth of technology in the industry, and how she has mentored other women and goes above and beyond to support other women in business, technology, and her local community.

Connected World would like to thank this year’s judges.
The 2020 Women of Technology/IoT Judges are:

Kiva Allgood, Ericsson
Hanane Becha, Traxens
Sara Brown, MultiTech
Nadine Cino, Tygabox
Susan Dalton, GCP Applied Technologies
Tracey Dickinson, MultiTech

Colleen Ekas, AT&T
Annette Evans, Trimble
Kimberly Green-Kerr, Sprint
Poonam Gupta, Iyka
Kelly Hancox, Garmin
Lyne Jacques, Mnubo
Erica Klampfl, Ford
Sylvia Lu, u-blox
Pamela McCauley, University of Central Florida
Kathleen Mitford, PTC
Lisa Park, AT&T
Jan Peterson, XC Spec
Jo Peterson, Clarify360
Beverly Rider, Hitachi
Leigh Ann Ryals, Able Device
Geraldine Sauniere, Traxens
Jennifer Schneider, Livongo
Jean Weiss, Code Savvy
Cami Zimmer, Glympse

The 2020 Women of Technology/IoT winners will be announced and appear in Connected World in July, along with the Women of Technology/IoT in Marketing winners.

To learn more about this dinner, or to take part in the celebration, please visit

About Connected World magazine
Connected World’s mission it to be informative, yet fun, for the aspired, driven, influential, and transformative. It connects people, products, and processes. It’s all about the IoT and digital transformation.

About Specialty Publishing Media
Specialty Publishing Media is home to Constructech and Connected World , The Peggy Smedley Institute, The Peggy Smedley Show, and Constructech TV. With content spanning print, online, radio, podcasts, and streaming video, each interactive platform delivers audiences the latest in the technological revolution.