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22 January 2015

Titans of IoT Recognizes Trailblazers at the Forefront of the IoT Revolution

Mountain View, Calif., January 22, 2015 — Titans of IoT, a new initiative created to recognize trailblazers in the Internet of Things (IoT) revolution, launched today at Titans of IoT.com. Sponsored by Jasper, the program shines a spotlight on leaders across industries and around the globe who have successfully demonstrated both the promise and the business case for IoT. These visionaries are bridging the gap between the digital and physical worlds with solutions that deliver tremendous innovation, economic value and positive societal impact on a global scale.

The first to be named as Titans of IoT are:

  • Fabio Isaia, CEO of Topcon Tierra
  • Tim Nixon, CTO of Global Connected Customer Experience at General Motors
  • Phil Abram, Chief Infotainment Officer at General Motors
  • Shawn Welsh, VP Marketing and Business Development at Telular
  • Mike Gomes, Vice President of Business Development at Topcon Positioning Systems 
  • Kelly Hancox, Director of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships at Garmin
  • Bertil Thorvaldsson and Rene Nispeling, Product Managers at ABB Robotics

“We’re proud to celebrate the accomplishments of these Titans of IoT—these visionaries and their companies are at the forefront of the IoT revolution, showing the world what’s possible when businesses are connected to their customers in real-time, all the time,” said Jahangir Mohammed, CEO of Jasper. “They are living proof that IoT is making a real impact today.”

In addition to recognizing their achievements, Titans of IoT.com establishes a forum for these pioneers to share what they have learned along the way—transforming industries with new business models, delivering exciting value-added services for customers throughout the lifecycles of connected products, and unlocking new sources of revenue. As the experts on what it takes to build successful IoT service businesses, their insights are invaluable to any company looking to capitalize on IoT.

“At GM, we continuously strive to enhance the in-car experience for our customers – and IoT is a critical enabler for the connected services in our vehicles,” said Tim Nixon, CTO of Global Connected Customer Experience at General Motors. “We’ve been delivering our OnStar safety & security services for more than 18 years, and this year we’re rolling out 4G LTE mobile hotspot services to all vehicles in the US. At CES, we introduced our new AtYourService feature, which provides location-specific information and promotions for drivers. IoT is core to all of these initiatives, and has truly turned our vehicles into hubs for delivering value added services to our customers.”

“The Internet of Things is a disrupter,” said Rene Nispeling, Product Manager for Customer Service at ABB Robotics. “If you look at the industry, and compare companies in 1956 and companies 40 years later, they were almost the same companies. Today 80% of these companies are no longer there.  The companies that invested in connectivity and in the Internet of Things are taking their place. They are the future.”

The launch of the Titans of IoT initiative marks the growing impact of IoT on businesses and industries worldwide. To learn more about these Titans of IoT, hear their stories in their own words, join in the conversation or nominate someone for consideration as a Titan, go to Titans of IoT.com.

About Jasper
Becoming a connected business means becoming a service business. And that’s where Jasper comes in. Jasper, the pioneer in cloud-based platforms for the Internet of Things (IoT), empowers enterprises and mobile operators of all sizes to launch, manage and monetize successful IoT service businesses on a global scale. More than 1,600 companies, including many of the world’s top brands, have chosen Jasper to fast-track their connected businesses. Mobile operator groups worldwide, representing over 120 network affiliates, partner with Jasper.

Founded in 2004, Jasper is based in Santa Clara, California. For more information, visit www.jasper.com or follow us on Twitter @Jasper_IoT.