Peggy Smedley, Editorial Director of Connected World, host, The Peggy Smedley Show, and President of Specialty Publishing Media.
More than 20 years ago Peggy launched one of the most formative media companies in helping businesses to understand how disruptive and innovative technology will help them navigate the flood of digital transformation so they can remain viable and competitive. As a speaker, strategist, influencer, and futurist, Peggy was imperative in ushering in the M2M/IoT (Internet of Things) era and taking a leading role in guiding companies to grasp how technology will alter their businesses. Today she focuses most of her energy on maneuvering companies through IoT and digital transformation. She has enjoyed a career as an award-winning journalist with a long history of covering IoT, manufacturing, and construction technology; and in 2008 she even launched her very first podcast. With more than 600 episodes, The Peggy Smedley Show is now ranked as the No. 1 IoT, AI, and digital transformation podcast airing every Tuesday at 12 pm central. As an author and tech expert, she has collaborated on eight published books including her own, “Mending Manufacturing: How America Can Manufacture its Survival,” a book detailing all aspects of the American manufacturing crisis.