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IoT Advisory Council

Who We Are

The CompTIA IoT Advisory Council provides vision and guidance in matters relating to the creation, delivery and support of business opportunities around the internet of things.

What We Stand For

Research confirms that the internet of things is transforming not only technology, but business as a whole. The CompTIA IoT Advisory Council strives to increase the adoption of IoT solutions, the concept of smart cities and communities, and create awareness and business opportunities in this rapidly evolving field. We collaborate with CompTIA’s other industry advisory councils to present IoT opportunities across the technology ecosystem. Together, we work to:

  • Provide advice and industry expertise that advances the concept of IoT into business environments.
  • Share our real-world experiences to accelerate market growth.
  • Develop educational resources, tools and research.
  • Foster greater adoption and expansion of emerging technologies.

How We’re Making an Impact

The CompTIA IoT Advisory Council develops best practices, use cases and other content that can be shared with anyone developing, selling or influencing IoT solutions. We collaborate to address relevant industry trends and issues that impact the IoT market and its rapidly evolving platforms and methodologies.



Robert Forget


Aware360 Ltd.

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Brandon Fuhr



Jill Klein - IoTAC

Jill Klein

Vice Chair

Senior Leader of IoT,

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Patrick Albert

VP of Product Management,
Auvik Networks Inc.

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Benson Chan

Senior Partner,
Strategy of Things

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Kathleen Glass


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Shashidhar Hiremath

Head of Digital,

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Dave LeDrew

VP IPFusion,

Chris Link - IoTAC

Chris Link

Senior Director, Business Development,
KORE Wireless

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Utpal Mangla

VP & Senior Partner; 5G, EDGE & IoT,
IBM Corp

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Andrea Miner

Director of Consulting Services and Marketing of IoT and Data Solutions,
Tech Data

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Jon Weiss

VP of Emerging Technologies,
Software AG

Related Resources

6 Layers of an IoT Solution

The internet of things (IoT) is more than a smart device or sensor; if you want to build an IoT solution, there are six layers to consider.

Published : October, 18, 2021

Top Smart Cities Solutions

The IoT Advisory Council has identified the top Smart Cities solutions that offer the most opportunity to those working in the business of technology.

Published : November, 7, 2019

Skills for successfully implementing smart cities solutions

The CompTIA IoT Advisory Council explores the skillsets necessary for successfully implementing a smart city.

Published : October, 10, 2018

4 Skills Needed to Sell Smart Cities

Robert Forget, CTO of Aware360, shares what skills solution providers need to be able to effectively and successfully sell into smart cities.

Published : August, 29, 2018

Top 5 Accelerators & Barriers to Smart Cities Adoption

The CompTIA IoT Advisory Council identifies the top five accelerators and barriers to smart city success.

Published : June, 1, 2018