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CEO of the Year

2014/15 Internet of Things Awards

An exceptional company is a collective effort, but sometimes a visionary executive can elevate one player above the competition. Only the boldest of leaders will take home CEO of the Year.

Winners

Ben Kaufman - Quirky - Wink Ben Kaufman - Quirky - Wink

Breaker, Maker, Founder (and CEO) of Quirky. Previously Founder of mophie.

James E. Heppelmann - PTC James E. Heppelmann - PTC

Mr. Heppelmann has worked in the information technology industry since 1985 and has extensive experience developing and deploying large-scale...

Dr. Gary D. Butler - Camgian Microsystems Dr. Gary D. Butler - Camgian Microsystems

Dr. Gary D. Butler is the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Camgian Microsystems® Corporation. Since it's formation in 2006,...

Nominees

Alicia Asín Pérez - Libelium Alicia Asín Pérez - Libelium

Alicia Asín, Libelium's Co-Founder and CEO. Computer Engineer by the Polytechnic Center of Zaragoza with studies at the Judge Business School of...

Niall Murphy - EVRYTHNG Niall Murphy - EVRYTHNG

Experienced C-level technologist and entrepreneur, operating in the internet infrastructure, mobile internet and application services market...

Puneet Pandit - Glassbeam Puneet Pandit - Glassbeam

Founder and CEO of Glassbeam has over twenty years of global IT experience. Prior to Glassbeam, he was Founder and CEO of Orchesys, a professional...

Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino - GNL Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino - GNL

Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino is an interaction designer, product designer, entrepreneur & speaker based in London.

She is the founder...

Hugo Fiennes - Electric Imp Hugo Fiennes - Electric Imp

Prior to co-founding Electric Imp, Hugo led Apple's hardware team through the first four generations of the groundbreaking Apple iPhone. Early in...

Alex Hawkinson - SmartThings Alex Hawkinson - SmartThings

Alex believes that the Physical Graph represents the next major phase of the Internet that will create revolutionary change in every facet of life...

Jeff Immelt - GE Jeff Immelt - GE

Mr. Immelt has been named one of the "World's Best CEOs" three times by Barron's, and since he began serving as chief executive officer, GE has...

Joe Costello - Enlighted Joe Costello - Enlighted

Joe Costello, Chairman and CEO of Enlighted, continues to be the leader in electronic design automation. He brings 25 years of CEO experience to...