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The Internet of Things continues to expand its reach with many platforms becoming more mature and products and services making it into the wild.  We have compiled a list of 100 people influencing the topic on a daily basis whether through their evangelizing, standardizing or through their own companies.  Are they in your online rolodex yet?

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The list is based on a number of factors including:
  • # of votes in a public poll (5800+ votes submitted)
  • How much of a public presence the person has (ie how active their blog is, public speaking, etc) 
  • PageRank 
  • RSS readers (feeds are added for each listing)
  • Twitter account activity
  • and still a bit of subjectivity (so don't get too hung up on the actual rankings) 

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Kevin Kelly
Kevin Kelly seems to sit in a unique position in the technology world, both simultaneously inside and outside the inner circle taking a "long view" of how technology is shaping us and the world we live in.  With his hands in the Quantified Self,...Read more
    6,700
 
Bruce Sterling
"Chairman Bruce" is at the frontend of thinking about the future and tracking its progress into today's real world environments and also happens to be a Hugo Award winner, educator, and creator of the neologism "Spime". Always one to inspire, this list wouldn't feel right without...Read more
    1,457
 
Usman Haque (Pachube Team)
Usman Haque has a few things on his plate these days. An architect and artist who also happens to be the Founder of the sensor platfrom Pachube.com, CEO of Connected Environments and director of his studio Haque Design and Research. He has exhbited...Read more
    
 
BERG Team
Although I am sure most of you have heard of BERG before they have been on a bit of a run lately, With stories in the NYTimes, the cover of the recent Icon Magazine, and the successful launch of one of their first commercial...Read more
    759
 
Web of Things Team

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People's Vote #4
The Web of Things is operated by Vlad Trifa &  Dominique Guinard who are both top researchers interested in the development of the physical web and are pushing the use of existing web technologies as the foundation and platform for how the Internet of...Read more
    236
 
Rob van Kranenburg

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People's Vote #7
From his Linkedin profile Rob van Kranenburg "Forges broad alliances between daily applications, infrastructures that support these and visions on the Internet of Things that script solidarity instead of even more fears of insecurity and innovation" and he is doing this by being involved in...Read more
    41
 
Mike Kuniavsky

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People's Vote #26
A man of many hats; a Consultant, Co-Founder of Things-M and Adaptive Path, and the recent author of the book Smart Things: Ubiquitous Computing User Experience Design. Mike Kuniavsky career's focus on people's relationships to digital technology has taken many paths and is someone...Read more
    86
 
Adam Greenfield

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People's Vote #19
Adam Greenfield made a big splash with his first book Everyware: The dawning age of ubiquitous computing and his second book The City Is Here For You To Use is soon to be released. When he is not writing Greenfield seems to keep...Read more
    1,420
 
Internet of Things Council

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People's Vote #8
The Internet of Things Council is basically a thinktank of some of the brightest minds interested in the Internet of Things and all of the topics it covers. The sites format is a bit confusing but the content and connections this group is...Read more
    331
 
rafi Haladjian

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People's Vote #18
rafi Haladjian has been in the IOT game for a long time. He has worked on some of the first objects that have made it into the wild like Nabaztag, was the founder of one of the very first Internet Company in France...Read more
     
 
David Orban
A true technologist David Orban is the founder of quite a few organizations (Questar, Open Government Data Group, and Startupbusiness), but in terms of the IOT David's work as one of the founders of Widetag and current CEO of dotSUB. His writing and speaking...Read more
    117
 
Inaki Vazquez of Symplio

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People's Vote #3
Inaki Vazquez is the Founder and CEO of Symplio which is a start-up that just recently launched its first product called the Rymble. They refer to it as an "emotional internet object" and it works by connecting and reflecting your real-time social network...Read more
    10
 
Nicolas Nova

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People's Vote #22
Nicolas Nova is consultant, researcher and the co-founder and editorial director of the Lift Conference (See IOT related Lift videos here), he is a part of the Near Future labratory and well as a User Research professor at several design schools (HEAD in Geneva,...Read more
    1,199
 
Tom Igoe
#14 Tom Igoe

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People's Vote #21
Tom Igoe has written or co-authored two books on physical computing Making Things Talk and Physical Computing, both of which are excellent resources for you to check out. Coming from an interesting background of theatre Tom currently teaches courses and workshops in physical...Read more
    188
 
ThingWorx Team

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People's Vote #1
The ThingWorx team is headed up by co-founders Russell Fadel, Rick Bullotta and John Richardson. They have been developing an application platform technology that lets companies create and deploy secure connected applications. The company emphasizes the technologies value in industrial markets like manufacturing (Which...Read more
    
 
Adam Dunkels

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People's Vote #24
Dunkels latest includes being listed as a T35 Innovator by MIT, the author of Interconnecting Smart Object with IP, and the creator of the operating system for embedded systems;Contik­i. He is a leader in building wireless sensor networks and the IOT and you...Read more
    20
 
Massimo Banzi

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People's Vote #46
Massimo Banzi is the co-founder of the Arduino project which as most of you are well aware has become a big part of many IOT projects now and into the foreseeable future. He spent 4 years at the Interaction Design Institute Ivrea as...Read more
    41
 
Martijn de Waal

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People's Vote #34
Martijn is one of the founders and editors of the Mobile City network as well as a researcher, consultant and curator based who specializes in digital media and society. He is currently based out of Amsterdam and you can track his latest work...Read more
    29
 
Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino

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People's Vote #23
A true tracker of the Internet of Things Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino tried to put some of those thoughts into action with the recently closed Tinker London Studio, and now operates as @IOTwatch and as a consultant throught Really Interesting Group. Some of her conference...Read more
    90
 
Dr. Anthony Townsend

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People's Vote #44
A researcher at the Institute for the Future Dr. Anthony Townsend holds his Ph.D. in urban and regional planning from MIT and often speaks on the topic worldwide. His interests span from: mobility and urbanization, innovation systems and innovation strategy, science and technology...Read more
    15
 
Florian Michahelles

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People's Vote #25
Florian Michahelles blogs at the Mobile Internet of Things Blog as well as being the global research coordinator at the Auto-ID labs (A collaboration between 7 research universities including MIT and Cambridge). Florian has been involved in writing and researching within a range...Read more
    75
 
Carlo Ratti (Senseable City Lab)

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People's Vote #28
Carlo Ratti has a background in Architecture and Engineering and currently directs the MIT SENSEable City Lab which explores projects focusing on the real-time city including the well known Copenhagen Wheel, Trash Track, and many others. In 2002 he established the design office carlorattiassociati...Read more
    
 
Julian Bleecker

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People's Vote #36
Julian Bleecker has a well deserved reputation in the IOT community. He is the co-founder of the Near Future Labratory with Nicolas Nova and is currently a designer, technologist and researcher at the Design Strategic Projects studio at Nokia Design. Put him...Read more
    913
 
Situated Technologies Team

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People's Vote #71
Situated Technologies Team is composed mainly of Omar Khan, Trebor Scholz, and Mark Shepard and is a co-production with the Center for Virtual Architecture, The Institute for Distributed Creativity (iDC), and the Architectural League of New York. Omar and Mark are both...Read more
     
 
The Mobile City

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People's Vote #35
The Mobile City is created by Martijn de Waal and Michiel de Lange and their work encompasses a few areas including consulting, helping to set up events and workshops like last years Adaptation: Designing the future city, as well as researching and writing about...Read more
    32 5
 
Zach Shelby

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People's Vote #43
Zach Shelby is the co-founder of the Finnish based Sensinode and the co-author of the book 6LoWPAN: The Wireless Embedded Internet. Zach is actively driving 6LoWPAN related standardization, research and commercialization and is doing his part in making wireless embedded internet a reality. ...Read more
    189
 
Gerd Kortuem

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People's Vote #47
Gerd Kortuem works as a Senior Lecturer at Lancaster University where he directs research on the Internet of Things and Human-Centered Computing in the School of Computing and Communications department. He also involved in many of the IOT related conferences and his latest...Read more
    6
 
Anne Galloway

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People's Vote #38
Dr Anne Galloway is the Senior Lecturer at the School of Design at Victoria University of Wellington and is a social researcher working at the intersections of technology, space and culture. Her latest info can be found on her homepage, she currently writes at...Read more
    506
 
Fabien Girardin

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People's Vote #32
As the co-founder and Head of Research at Liftlab Fabien Girardin sits at a unique position within the industry where he tries to focus on "the integration of ubiquitous technologies in urban environment and people practices". He has been affiliated with Sensible City...Read more
    251
 
Digital Urban: Dr Andrew Hudson-Smith

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People's Vote #61
The Digital Urban blog is operated by Dr Andrew Hudson-Smith the Director of CASA University College London and is focused on covering "modeling, visualizing and communicating urban environments".  This blog is a great resource and well worth your time exploring. Read more
    215
 
Christine Outram
Christine Outram runs the City Innovation Group and her research at MIT's SENSEable City Lab both focused on tackling the problems of sustainability and livability in cities through harnessing the power of emerging technologies and distributed computing. This included working on the Copenhagen...Read more
    
 
Dan Hill: City of Sound
Dan Hill currently works for Arup as both the Urban Informatics leader and for Arup’s global Foresight + Innovation team for the Australasia region. He is well know for his writing on City of Sound his blog where he often is found waxing...Read more
    2,638
 
Mark Shepard
Mark Shepard is an editor of the Situated Technologies Pamphlet Series, published by the Architectural League of New York and co-author of “Urban Computing and its Discontents” with Adam Greenfield. His latest project is called Hertzian Rain and is "a variable event structure...Read more
    25
 
Ben Cerveny
Ben Cerveny has his hands in many projects including at Stamen, Vurb and Visible Cities and his research meets "at the intersection of game design, urban planning, and participatory culture. Advising new ventures in data visualization, ubiquitous computing, reactive architecture, and urban play." ...Read more
    
 
Kazys Varnelis

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People's Vote #48
Editor of Networked Publics, Kazys Varnelis is currently the director of the Network Architecture Lab or Netlab at Columbia School of Architecture where they "investigate the impact of telecommunications, digital technology, and changing social demographics on architecture and urbanism" as well as being the...Read more
    198
 
Dash 7 Blog

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People's Vote #17
Altough obviously created for a specific sub group the Dash 7 Blog is a good place to catch up on a range of wireless sensor networking news and they often post good interviews from industry insiders. Read more
    192
 
WSN Blog Team

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People's Vote #37
The Wireless Sensor Networks Blog is operated by a team of 5 researchers located all around the world and is a good place to catch up on the latest products and papers and applications from that industry. Read more
    74
 
Touch project
Touch is a research project lead by Timo Arnall that investigates Near Field Communication (NFC) and RFID technologies. It is composed of a range of practitioners and masters-level interaction and industrial design students that develop applications and services enabling people to interact with everyday...Read more
    734
 
Philippe Gautier
Philippe has recently co-authored (with Laurent Gonzalez) a book dedicated to the Internet of Things (Available for purchase in French here), is the moderator of the IoT group on Linkedin and is also the CEO of a Business2Any a consulting group with a focus...Read more
    37
 
Tod E Kurt
Tod E Kurt is currently the co-founder of Thingm with Mike Kuniavsky where they are working on "designing sketchable hardware and networked smart objects" which coincides with him being the author of Hacking Roomba. You can follow his latest work on his blog....Read more
    1,024
 
Russell Davies
Russell Davies is a man with his hands on many projects including being a columinst for Wired, a partner at the really Interesting Really Interesting Group in London as well as a blogger on his own site found here. Read more
    2,554
 
Gene Becker
Gene Becker runs the blog The Connected World and is also the founder and managing director of Lightning Laboratories who's work focuses "on strategy and action for the Connected World of ubiquitous computing, augmented reality, social media & the internet of things." ...Read more
    55
 
Paraimpu Team

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People's Vote #5
Based out of Sardinia (Yes, Sardinia) the Paraimpu Team is formed by Antonio Pintus, Davide Carboni and Andrea Piras, a group of researchers from the Location and Sensor based Services group belonging to the Information Society department at CRS4 Research Center....Read more
    
 
Eric Paulos
One of the first people to be working on the field of Urban Computing and now the director of the Living Environments Lab Eric Paulos work and research is a great place to begin learning about how our future technologies will impact both human...Read more
    
 
Michiel de Lange (Mobile Cities)
Michiel de Lange is the co-founder of The Mobile City, a part-time Lecturer in New Media Studies at Utrecht University and is trained as a cultural anthropologist who did his dissertation on the way mobile media technologies shape personal and cultural identities in the urban context.The work that he...Read more
    45
 
Greg Smith
Based out of Toronto Greg J. Smith's background in Architecture and Philosophy seems to show itself in his writing on his must-read blog http://serialconsign.com/ and in his articles for other publications including Creative Applications, Current Intelligence, Rhizome, and Vectors.  He recently presented at the Eyeo Festival and currently...Read more
    196
 
Anil Bawa-Cavia
Currently doing his doctorate focusing on connectivity in urban spatial systems Anil Bawa-Cavia has a very interesting body of work ranging from code to art to music. His sites are all worth checking out and his writings can be found on his blog...Read more
     51
 
Ulla-Maaria Engeström (Thinglink)
Ulla-Maaria Engeström is a Finnish entrepreneur currently operating ThingLink which is focusing on how people socialize around objects.  This is currently taking the form of image tagging and interaction tools.  She is also a co-founder and partner of Social Objects Oy, a Helsinki-based technology...Read more
    47
 
Duncan Wilson
Dr. Duncan Wilson is currently working at the Foresight and Innovation team of Arup as an Associate Director and has a personal focus on ubiquitous computing in the built environment which you can read about on his company blog Emtech PrimerHe is also on...Read more
    15
 
Mauro Martino

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People's Vote #9
Mauro Martino is an Artist, Designer, and Researcher currently working on his Postdoctoral Research at the Center for Complex Network Research. He was also a research affiliate with the SENSEable City Lab where he worked on data visualizations that played a role in The Cloud, syn(C)ity, and others.You...Read more
    
 
 
 
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