IoT Transformation Leader of the Year

Ashish Agrawal, KONE is recognized as the Top IoT Transformation Leader of 2022

iot transformation leader of the year

We’re thrilled to announce our first annual IoT Transformation Leader of the Year Award. The award was open to any IoT expert worldwide who led a large-scale transformation utilizing IoT technologies over the past year with demonstrable and measurable impact. Ashish Agrawal received this award because of his work on creating KONE’s Digital Platform Renewal with an optimal IoT platform and cloud architecture at the core. Ashish is a leader who is shaping the future of technology and industry.

The IoT Transformation Leader was scored based on, but not limited to: scope of vision, achieving measurable and desired outcomes in bringing technology, people, and processes together, interoperability of data sources and applications, decision support, change management, and data trustworthiness.  

About Ashish Agrawal’s Transformation Project at KONE

KONE is an elevator engineering company that employs over 60,000 people headquartered near Helsinki, Finland. KONE’s mission is to improve the flow of urban life and began its digital strategy a few years ago with offerings like 24/7 Connected Services, Digital Experience Elevators powered by APIs, and Office Flow Solutions. KONE’s ambition was to foster a building ecosystem of connected users, customers, employees, and its products (elevators & escalators). To achieve this, KONE required an open, flexible and global platform that easily integrates across any ecosystem solution. 

Mr. Agrawal was the visionary behind setting up KONE’s Digital Platform Renewal Project, which provides real-time data from KONE-connected elevators, People Flow solutions and KONE enterprise applications. Mr. Agrawal was instrumental from conception to design, leading a program with over 500 people, both employees, and partners, and multi-locations, including virtual during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. Project ROI included productivity gains, sales growth of lifts in service (LIS), and differentiation from their competition.

CBT is an industry leader in implementing award-winning IoT solutions at scale. Based on CBT’s in field customer experience, we have curated both a list of the Top IoT Influencers as well as the Top IoT Transformation Leader of the Year. Judges for the Transformation Leader Award include:

  • Kelly Ireland, Founder, CEO and CTO CBT
  • Jeff Winter, Industry Executive, Manufacturing Microsoft
  • Dr. Tom Bradicich, VP, HP Fellow, Global Head of Edge and IoT Software, HPE
  • Maribel Lopez, Founder and Principal Analyst, Lopez Research
  • Jennifer Follett, VP, US Content Executive Editor, The Channel Company
  • Preston Johnson, Solutions Manager, Condition Monitoring and Predictive Maintenance
  • Sean McCoy, Worker Safety and Security Solutions Manager, CBT
  • Meghan Petersen, Enterprise Account Manager, CBT

“As a recognized industry advisor and thought leader for IoT, CBT is thrilled to recognize Ashish Agrawal as the Top IoT Transformation Leader of 2022,” said Kelly Ireland, Founder, CEO and CTO, CBT. “On behalf of CBT, we thank Ashish for his great work in applying technology to solve real world problems.”

“I am thrilled to receive this award,” said Ashish Agrawal. “This award is a recognition of the KONE Technology & Innovation team that joined on a mission with me to transform KONE’s Digital Platform which is at the heart of connectivity and innovation for digital products and services through real-time IoT-connected elevators. Thank you, CBT, for the recognition of work.” 

To learn more about the CBT IoT Award Community, check out the CBT list of the Top 100 IoT Influencers for 2022 based on our industry viewpoint and experiences. 

As a women-owned and operated business, CBT is committed to diversity. We extensively reached out to the IoT Community but did not receive any nominations for women or those who self-identify as female. We are working to change this in the future.

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