Presenting the IoT Leaders of 2016

We tapped into our network to round up the winning IoT companies of the year.

Brian Buntz

December 22, 2016

1 Min Read
IoT winners of 2016
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Microsoft Is the Top IoT Vendor of 2016

This is not your father’s Microsoft.

Amazon: IoT Retailer of the Year

The online retail giant is launching an array of IoT-enabled products and services—some of them consumer-facing while others could transform its supply chain.

IoT Startup of the Year: Libelium

The Spanish maker of IoT platforms has a significant influence on a number of industries.

Why Hitachi’s Lumada Is the Top IoT Platform of 2016

There is a lot of great innovation happing in IoT, and certainly a good bit of mediocrity as well. I think there are several players coming on strong, but in particular, I like Hitachi, says Infobright CEO Don Deloach.

Why Apple Is an IoT Pioneer

The iPhone was the original Internet of Things device. And Apple is the most important IoT company. Don’t believe me? Read on, says tech consultant Adam Gabriel.

The Smartest U.S. City of 2016

The capital city of Ohio has proven to be a true innovator, and has an award from the Department of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge to prove it.

Top IoT Fashion Company of 2016

360Fashion is an IoT company that has completely transformed the Fashion industry while doing social good.

IoT Innovators of the Year

Even though the Internet of Things links machines, successful IoT technologies are built on relationships. These individuals prove this.

About the Author(s)

Brian Buntz

Brian is a veteran journalist with more than ten years’ experience covering an array of technologies including the Internet of Things, 3-D printing, and cybersecurity. Before coming to Penton and later Informa, he served as the editor-in-chief of UBM’s Qmed where he overhauled the brand’s news coverage and helped to grow the site’s traffic volume dramatically. He had previously held managing editor roles on the company’s medical device technology publications including European Medical Device Technology (EMDT) and Medical Device & Diagnostics Industry (MD+DI), and had served as editor-in-chief of Medical Product Manufacturing News (MPMN).

At UBM, Brian also worked closely with the company’s events group on speaker selection and direction and played an important role in cementing famed futurist Ray Kurzweil as a keynote speaker at the 2016 Medical Design & Manufacturing West event in Anaheim. An article of his was also prominently on, a website dedicated to Kurzweil’s ideas.

Multilingual, Brian has an M.A. degree in German from the University of Oklahoma.

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