In my opinion, performance awards not only cite the great job one person is doing, but they also help us shine a light on an industry. So, I think they have value and since many members I communicate with are interested in or aspire to be part of the IoT industry, I think it's worth participating in recognizing a person who has done a great job in helping the industry as a whole.
This morning, I reflected on performance awards (not because my boss thinks I am doing a fantastic job or anything to do with myself) but I was passed on via email the Industial IoT Leader of the Year Award. Industrial IoT is still a new yet growing industry. IoT in the industrial sector still needs a lot of work in making the IoT solutions reliable, secure and easy to adopt and apply. Leaders help in this endeavor. So, I think it's worth recognizing them.
Here's what I was sent via email: https://tmt.knect365.com/industrial-iot-world/iiot-leader-of-the-year-award
If you clicked on the link, the question is: Who should you vote for?
I'm sure all the finalists are providing leadership in their companies and for the Industrial IoT industry in itself. I can't speak to all of them, but I do know the leadership that Lou Lutostanski provides in the IoT offerings that Avnet provides is important. Avnet has launched new IoT solutions and has developed unique IoT design and support services that few companies have.
So, I encourage you to participate in this award's voting.
After you vote, I encourage you to make a comment about what you feel a leader in Industrial IoT needs to focus on in the coming year.