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This list showcases the top Georgia, United States based CEO’ operating in the Internet of Things space. If you think a CEO’ is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected]
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as Crunchbase, SemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.
Founder and CEO of Griffyn Robotech
Amit Mahajan is an inventor, a serial entrepreneur and a visionary. Amit is the founder of Phoenix Innovations, Griffyn Robotech and Xcaliber Infotech. He is the CEO and chairman of the board for all 3 companies. Prior to this, Amit was the founder and CEO of Xcaliber Technologies based out of Atlanta. Xcaliber technologies was acquired in 2016 by Blancco Technology Group. Amit has 1 patent and multiple pending patents in his name. He is also the inventor and the brain behind the Deepsight Grading platform and SmartChk Diagnostics solution.
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About Griffyn Robotech, Phoenix Innovations, Xcaliber Infotech: Griffyn Robotech specializes in manufacturing Grading Robots, Testing Robots, Industrial IoT AI Edge Gateways, Smart Cameras, Automation
Palaniswamy ‘Raj’ Rajan
Chairman & CEO of SoftWear Automation
Managing Partner at CTW Venture Partners.
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About Atlanta CEO Council, Bio/Med Investor Network, Carbon Clean Solutions, CTW Venture Partners, SoftWear Automation, TiE Atlanta, TiE Atlanta, Virima Technologies, YPO: Your On-Demand Local T-shirt Supply Chain Powered by revolutionary Sewbots technology.
Patrick J. Esser
President & CEO of Cox Communications
Patrick Esser is President of Cox Communications, Inc., a multi-service broadband communications and entertainment company with more than 6 million residential and commercial customers. Esser brings 30 years of experience in cable and telecommunications to bear on his role as Cox’s top executive, a position he’s held since 2006. He joined Cox in 1979 as Director of Programming in Hampton Roads, Va., and was part of the original management team that pioneered Cox’s advertising sales division now known as Cox Media. Named corporate Vice President of Advertising Sales in 1991, Esser was presented with the Cabletelevision Advertising Bureau President’s Award just three years later. Esser became Vice President of Operations for Cox’s Western Division in 1999, and a year later was promoted to Senior Vice President of Operations. In 2004, Esser was promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Cox has earned numerous accolades during Esser’s tenure as President. In 2006, Cox debuted in DiversityInc’s listing of the Top 50 Companies for Diversity, and in three years, the company scaled the list from its initial ranking at number 32 to its’ ranking at number 6 in 2008. In 2008, DiversityInc also ranked Cox within the Top 10 Workplaces for African Americans and the Women in Cable Television (WICT) Foundation named Cox the Best Operator for Women in Cable for the sixth straight year. In 2006, Cox was named the top employer in cable by CableWorld, and in 2007 Esser was personally distinguished with recognition as Multichannel News’ first “Executive of the Year.” Customer service excellence remains a Cox hallmark under Esser’s leadership. Cox ranks highly in annual J.D. Power and Associates studies of consumer satisfaction. In 2008, for the sixth consecutive year, Cox received highest honors for Residential Telephone Customer Satisfaction StudySM in the West and ranked highest among small/midsize business data providers in their Major Provider Business Telecommunications StudySM. To-date, Cox is the only telecommunications and entertainment company to receive top honors recognition from J.D. Power in studies of video, telephone and high-speed Internet satisfaction. In 2007, Cox also received PC Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Award for Cox High Speed Internet Service. Esser currently serves as Vice Chair of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association, following successful tenure as treasurer and co-chair of The Cable Show, the industry’s premier annual event in 2007. He also serves on the board of directors of C-SPAN, the Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing Educational Foundation, CableLabs, and Cable in the Classroom. Additionally, he serves as an adviser to the Association of Cable Communicators and the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications. Esser also serves as a Southeastern Trustee of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. A graduate of the University of Northern Iowa, Esser holds a B.A. and M.A. in communications media, and in 2003 was presented the university’s Heritage Honors Alumni Achievement Award.
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About Cox Communications, Cox Enterprises: Cox Communications operates as a multiservice broadband communications company in the United States.
Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of MSys Technologies
Sanjay has over two decades of executive management and entrepreneurial experience in industries comprising enterprise software, system sales, marketing, and operations. He hails from the capital city of India, New Delhi, and holds a BE in electronics from the University of Delhi. During his career, Sanjay founded and cofounded several tech companies, including AMI (which was sold to LSI Logic for over $220 million), iVivity (acquired by Emulex), and Scentric (acquired by Brocade). Sanjay made these companies lead in their respective domains. Over the years, he built successful engineering, sales, and marketing organizations; raised venture and strategic funding; involved in product development and launches; established and managed partner relationships with several industry leaders; and oversaw multiple company acquisitions.
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About MSys Technologies: MSys Technologies is a reliable partner for product engineering & digital transformation projects for its ISV & Enterprise clientele.
Founder and CEO of ThingTech
Tim is CEO & Co-Founder of thingtech and has over twenty years of experience building and deploying geo-spatial technologies for fleet and asset tracking. Tim is a high energy and motivated executive with a razor sharp focus on providing solutions and services that improve our customers business and the world around us. Tim’s management style is built around creating scalable systems that are executed at 100%. Tim most recently served as an Executive Vice President for an Atlanta-based technology company, RouteMatch Software, where he was also a co-founder and led the sales, marketing, and business development efforts. Prior to RouteMatch Software, Tim led the transportation group at GeoFields, a geospatial technology for energy and gas industries, where he focused on building and integrating technology for large transportation organizations such as Norfolk Southern, Delta Airlines, City of Atlanta, and multiple State DOT’s and Public Works departments. Tim holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Georgia and the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). He resides in Atlanta with his wife, Mary, and daughter, Claire.
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About ThingTech: ThingTech is an enterprise asset intelligence IoT platform providing real-time visibility of high value assets, equipment, mobile workforce.
CEO and Co-Founder of Simetric
Allen Boone is the chief executive officer of Connected Analytics, Inc.
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About Simetric: Simetric is a software company providing real-time insights across carriers for the global scale of connected devices.
CEO of Rev.io
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About Rev.io: Rev.io is a SaaS recurring revenue & customer management platform.
CEO & Co-Founder of Gimme
Cory Hewett is the CEO & Co-Founder of Gimme.
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About Gimme: Gimme is a venture-backed HESaaS startup (Hardware Enabled Software as a Service) with clients like RedBull, Little Debbie, and the nation’s largest micro-market/vending operator. Its two founders, Cory and Evan, are patented innovators, named to ATL 30 Under 30, the industry’s 40 Under 40, and serving on the board of directors for Startup Atlanta and Bloom Our Youth. The company relocated offices to Trilith, the second-largest movie production complex in the US (right after Warner Bro’s in CA) to be among a community of story tellers and entrepreneurs.
Co-founder and CEO of Evergreen Healthcare Technology
Co-founder of Evergreen Healthcare Technology
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About Evergreen Healthcare Technology: We help families care for their elderly parents by providing secure online storage, search, and sharing for healthcare information
Founder & CEO of ParkENT Cycles
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About ParkENT Cycles: ParkENT Cycles buildS Secure E-Bike Charging Stations.