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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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Philip van Allen
Philip van Allen is a professor (Art Center College of Design) researcher, author (His excellent The New Ecology of Things) designer, and overall technologist with over 30 years operating at the intersection of technology and the creative arts. You can see his blog and...Read more
    16
 
Paola Antonelli (Senior Curator at MoMA)
Paola Antonelli is a Senior Curator in the Department of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art and recently opened the exhibit Talk to Me which as you might expect tried to capture how things are beginning to talk to us. "Tangible...Read more
     
 
Luca Mottola

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People's Vote #15
Luca Mottola is a senior researcher in the Networked Embedded Systems Group (NES) at the Swedish Institute of Computer Science (SICS). and is currently working on making software development for the IoT more effective.His current focus is on Wireless Sensor Networks and in researching new software...Read more
    
 
Paul Dourish
Paul Dourish is a Professor of Informatics in the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences at UC Irvine and just finished co-writing a book with Genevieve Bell called Divining a Digital Future: Mess and Mythology in Ubiquitous Computing and is also the...Read more
    
 
We Make Money Not Art Team
Always a place to stir your imagination the We Make Money Not Art Team run by Régine Debatty gives us a very unique glimpse at how technology is intersecting art and design.   Read more
    20,590
 
Malcolm McCullough

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People's Vote #50
Malcolm McCullough is the author of Digital Ground-Architecture Pervasive Computing and Environmental Knowing (2004) and Abstracting Craft (1996), and is also an associate professor of architecture in the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan and has previously served...Read more
     
 
Ruairi Glynn - Interactive Architecture
Operated by the interactive artist, researcher and author Ruairi Glynn - The Interactive Architecture blog is a great site and covers "where digital technologies & virtual spaces merge with tangible and physical spatial experiences" Read more
    1,601
 
Dieter Uckelmann
Dieter Uckelmann is the recent co-author and editor of the book Architecting the Internet of Things whose essays focus on a range of topics within the IoT including system design and core architectural approaches to end-user participation, and business models for the IoT.Dieter also blogs at http://myiot.eu/ with...Read more
     3
 
Anthony Schoofs

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People's Vote #31
Anthony Schoofs is the man behind WSNbuzz a blog that covers updates on wireless standards, smart grid, and green technologies. When he is not doing that he a PhD candidate at CLARITY: Centre for Sensor Web Technologies focusing on appliance load monitoring systems for commercial and office buildings and making them...Read more
     57
 
David Bowen
You might have heard of David Bowen's work already as we featured his Tele-Present Water installation on the Postscapes homepage. David's work as an artist covers the outcomes that occur when machines interact with the natural world, "his installations often intertwine the organic with...Read more
    
 
Ben Bashford

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People's Vote #11
Ben Bashford is a member of the Internet of Things Council and has a background in fine arts, user experience and interactive design.  He is now running his own company Bashford LTC that is focusing on "Interaction design for connected things"View more of Ben's work...Read more
    179
 
Hamid Mukhtar
Hamid Mukhtar operates the IP for Smart Objects blog which focuses on current standardization involving Smart Objects and the Internet of Things. Read more
    31
 
The TouchaTag Team

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People's Vote #10
The TouchaTag Team is enabling through their products contactless applications for consumers, application developers and businesses using RFID Tags, NFC and barcodes. This comes in a variety of forms including the selling of their TouchaTag packs of programmable tags which you can interact...Read more
    28
 
Aaron Koblin
Aaron Koblin is currently Creative Director of the Data Arts Team at Google Creative and is well known for his past work on a wide range of projects that "takes real-world and community generated data and uses it to reflect on cultural trends and...Read more
    
 
Neelie Kroes
Neelie Kroes is currently Vice President of the European Commission and European Digital Agenda Commissioner and was the recent Keynote Speaker at the EU Internet of Things conference. Europe has taken a very proactive approach to the IoT, with active investments and research...Read more
     
 
Jorma Lalla (Nordic ID)

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People's Vote #12
Jorma Lalla is the founder and CEO of Nordic ID, a Finnish manufacturer of mobile RFID and barcode computers. He started his career at Nokia Mobile Phones 1983. He worked there as a Project Manager and R&D Department Manager. One...Read more
     
 
The Ubidots Team

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People's Vote #13
The Ubidots Team is another set of engineers with experience in hardware and software development in IT, telecommunications and aerospace industries in Europe and Latin America that are attempting to become the go-to sensor platform for the IoT.Their goal is to help sensor companies of...Read more
     
 
CoCities Team
The non-profit Cognitive City Conference held this year in February brought together some great speakers including Adam Greenfield and Warren Ellis to discuss how technology changes the future of cities.The event was brought on by German crew of Third Wave: A Berlin-based consultancy by co-founders Peter...Read more
    
 
The TOTeM Team (Tales of Things)
The TOTeM Team which is currently powering the QR code tagging site Tales of Things, and operating their own Workshops is funded through a £1.39 million research grant from the EPSRC to explore social memory in the emerging culture of the Internet of Things. The project...Read more
    34
 
Adrian McEwen
Blogging at Mcfilter, Adrian McEwen is a software developer who covers a wide range of topics and classifies himself as a "Geek and entrepreneur working at the intersection of the Internet, ubicomp and sustainability" Read more
    55
 
openPicus Team
The openPicus team is co-founded by Claudio Carnevali and Gabriele Allegria who are entrepreneurs and have backgrounds in Hardware, home automation and PCB development.  They are currently working on the openPicus project which is an open source embedded platform for Smart Sensors and Internet of Things where...Read more
    90
 
Nathan Eagle
Nathan Eagle is currently writing a book called Engineering Social Systems: Using Big Data to Engineer a Better World which ties into him also being the CEO of his company TxtEagle. His company uses a Free USSD protocol platform (as opposed to SMS)...Read more
     
 
Laura Forlano
Laura Forlano is currently an Assistant Professor of Design at the Institute of Design at the Illinois Institute of Technology and writes consistently about the topics of technology, culture and cities on her page at: http://lauraforlano.org/. Forlano's current research is on the role of...Read more
    
 
Tellart Team

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People's Vote #6
Based in Rhode Island the Tellart Team is a group of designers, developers, and engineers that "design products, services, and environments that address human need and shape human experience. We work between worlds—analogue and digital, visual and physical, yesterday and today and tomorrow"An example of their...Read more
    97
 
Quantified Self Team
The Quantified Self blog is a great place to visit if you are interested in how self-tracking and having our bodies and lives connected to the network will actually play out. They also have meetups across the world that you can participate in....Read more
    10,497
 
Sanjay Sarma
Sanjay Sarma is the former chairman of Research and Co-Founder of The Auto-ID Center at MIT and was instrumental in developing the technologies and standards underlying the commmercial RFID industry. In 2010, he won an RFID (Radio-frequency identification) Journal Special Achievement Award and he is...Read more
     
 
The Internet of Things group on _connect

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People's Vote #14
The Internet of Things group on _connect is a sub-group on a networking platform sponsored by the Technology Strategy Board (the UK’s national innovation agency) whose goal is to accelerate economic growth by stimulating and supporting business-led innovation.The group has an active member population that links to...Read more
     
 
Superflux team

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People's Vote #51
Superflux was founded by their current Director and TED Fellow Anab Jain and they have transformed into a larger team from a range of disciplines including urbanism, science, bioengineering, hardware and software development, social science and graphic design that is broken into a Lab and consultancy.Their work...Read more
    13
 
Mlab Team
#79 Mlab Team
The M-Lab is currently made up of 23 researchers and concentrates on identifying and creating effective business applications for smart things in the area of B2B - from the idea through to the prototype. Within this area its interest centers on the fields of life...Read more
    
 
Deborah Estrin
Deborah Estrin is the director of the Center for Embedded Networked Sensing (CENS) as well as a professor of computer science at UCLA. She is a pioneer in the development of embedded networked sensing systems in with a focus on environmental monitoring and her...Read more
     
 
Tish Shute
Tish Shute runs the excellent UgoTrade blog and although focused heavily on the Augmented Reality scene she has interviews with some of the top technologist in the world and writes detailed in-depth posts which are worth checking out. A few notables include an article...Read more
    759
 
Tim O'Reilly
Unless you have been living under a rock you have probably heard of Tim O'Reilly by now. We wanted to include him on his list not just for his work as writer and publisher but also for setting the stage and platform through their...Read more
    73,231
 
Kevin Slavin
Kevin Slavin a proclaimed "entrepreneur, provocateur, raconteur" has laid a good foundation for those words with his talks like "Reality is Plenty, Thanks" to his successful creation (and sale to Zenga) of the gaming company Area /Code to his latest venture at Sterling.You can...Read more
     
 
Peter Hirshberg
A long time Silicon Valley executive Peter Hirshberg has been involved with so many ventures it is difficult to link out to all of them (A few include: Re: imagine group, GAFFTA, Technorati). One of the projects him and his team are working...Read more
    118
 
Andy Stanford-Clark
Currently doing a cycle as an IBM Master Inventor Andy Stanford-Clark has had a career dating back to 1991 at IBM creating interesting things. Some of the latest to catch our eye is his use of Twitter as a platform for engaging objects...Read more
    
 
Omar Khan
#86 Omar Khan
Omar Khan is currently a co-editor of the Situated Technologies Pamphlet Series and he co-directs the Center for Architecture and Situated Technologies CAST. With a background as an architect, educator and researcher his projects and teaching explore the intersection of architecture and pervasive computing for designing responsive...Read more
     
 
Kevin Meagher
Kevin Meagher is currently the managing Partner at EAS Consulting which provides advice and support to companies seeking to exploit the 'Internet of Things' and deploy new, value added services to consumers in the Connected Home and Smart Energy space.Kevin has a proven track record...Read more
     
 
Hans Scharler

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People's Vote #20
As a Software Developer at ioBridge and active speaker, and developer (including having over 800 people following his toaster on Twitter) in the Internet of Things space Hans Scharler is someone to watch as he sits on the interesting intersection of DIY'ers and corporate products.Follow Hans and his latest on...Read more
    20
 
Rhizome
#89 Rhizome
A non-profit group that has been around in some form or another since 1996 Rhizome has had an "integral role in the history, definition and growth of art engaged with the Internet and networked technologies". More than just a blog, their site is...Read more
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Networked Performance
Networked Performance is a research blog created by Jo-Anne Green and Helen Thorington of Turbulence.org, and Michelle Riel in the hopes of chronicling embodied practice within digital environments and networks. An active blog, they cover a wide range of topics on their site that...Read more
    297
 
Fashioning Tech
Syuzi Pakhchyan is the writer at the Fashioning Tech blog and the author of Fashioning Technology: A DIY Intro to Smart Crafting, she is "an experience designer whose work investigates the intersection between code, cloth and culture. Her design and research interests include wearable...Read more
    182
 
Cisco Team
One of the only large companies on the list, Cisco and its and associated teams and blogs have been doing a great job in educating the public about the big things in the Internet of Things space with introductory videos and infographics on top of their work behind the scene in...Read more
    39
 
Pop-Up City Team
Based in Amsterdam the Pop-Up City Team (12 editors currently) is an online magazine and project by Amsterdam-based design agency Golfstromen that explores new concepts, strategies and methods for a dynamic and flexible interpretation of contemporary life in cities.Follow more of what they are following @popupcity or...Read more
    44
 
Christopher Wang
Based out of Tokyo, Chris Wang is interested "mostly in the potential for wireless and wireless sensor networks to make huge changes in how everyday things are done.". On his site Freaklabs, Chris chronicles his interest in open source technologies by actively creating tutorials and implementing...Read more
    440
 
A Smarter Planet Blog
A little broader selection for this list, the Smarter Planet Blog which is sponsored by IBM is authored by a range of people and allows you to get a glimpse at how the larger companies are viewing and tracking the the IOT world. ...Read more
    557
 
Jan Chipchase
Creator of the well known Future Perfect blog and currently the Executive Creative Director of Global Insights at frog design Jan Chipchase is known for his thoughts and photos taken while traveling the globe researching how we are all engaging and interacting with technology...Read more
    19
 
Read Write Web Team
The team over at Read Write Web including Richard MacManus and Marshall Kirkpatrick identified the Internet of Things as a large trend starting in a 2009 article and have been following it closely ever since. They have an ear up to a lot...Read more
    121,420
 
JEAN AW (NOTCOT)
Jean Aw is the Founder and Editor-In-Chief of NOTCOT a series of site's dedicated to bringing you the latest and greatest from the worlds designer's and artists.  Site's like NOTCOT will play an important role in getting IoT objects and services the exposure and adoption they...Read more
    4,555
 
Linkedin IOT Group
One of the larger Internet of Things groups on Linkedin, this community is active in discussing topics from technical details down to the latest Tweets and press releases from around the Internet of Things world.  With a member base of over 3,000 this is...Read more
     
 
Additional Thinkers
The Top 100 list was meant to provide a broad glimpse of people involved in IoT related topics. We know we didn't get everyone and we will continue to add people to this additional list below and take nominations for next year's Top 100....Read more
     
 
 
 
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