Now we have the ability to control our heating remotely via an app, or tell our iKettle to start boiling water over wi-fi, it seems there’s no end in sight for the potential connectivity between our devices. This connectivity is referred to as the “Internet of Things” and the technology that facilitates it is called “Machine to Machine” (M2M).

As well as benefiting the consumer, M2M technology is also enabling our workforce to save time and money by being more efficient and mobile. M2M technology is a rapidly growing industry and forecasters are expecting it to reach $85.96 billion by 2017 with a 23% annual growth rate over the next decade. By 2020, they predict there will be 12.5 billion M2M devices globally.

At Onalytica we have analysed the online debate on M2M by looking at over 85,000 tweets to present you the most influential individuals and brands that drive the discussion.

Mapping the Network

We have already done some very interesting analysis on the Internet of Things in the past, both on individuals and brands. The analysis showed a very engaged community with a lot of interactive tweets. The M2M discussion seems to be more fragmented and driven by some of the major brands present in the M2M space. This really allows some room for influential individuals to create more high value interactions amongst community members. Check out the map below and be sure to download the full report with top 100 and high quality network map.


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Map Brand Individuals

The Top 50 Thought Leaders on Machine to Machine

Below you will find the Top 50 that includes a lot of individuals that are also engaged in other online discussions around IoT and Big Data to name a few. Be sure the grab the full analysis to see who rank beyond the Top 50!

Rank Twitter Handle Name PageRank (Normalised)
1 @ConnectedWMag Peggy Smedley 100
2 @adrianho11 Adrian D Ho 63.12
3 @rwang0 R Ray Wang (王瑞光) 41.31
4 @ITredux Theo Priestley 34.67
5 @toddbeals Todd Beals 30.71
6 @mjcavaretta Michael Cavaretta 25.35
7 @jcIoTnow Jeremy Cowan 23.69
8 @stephatkins Stephanie Atkinson 23.67
9 @iotwatch Alexandra D-S 21.12
10 @HBarnekow Helene Barnekow 14.84
11 @MattyHatton Matt Hatton 14.6
12 @jeanluc_scherer jean-luc scherer 12.14
13 @AmyxMcKinsey Scott Amyx 11.64
14 @GilliCoston Gilli Coston 10.24
15 @IanSkerrett Ian Skerrett 10.11
16 @fjjariego Paco Jariego 9.41
17 @FFournillon Fabien Fournillon 9.36
18 @danablouin dana blouin 8.4
19 @adrianafreitas Adriana Freitas 7.82
20 @jg21 Jeremy Geelan 7.34
21 @ABI_IoT Aapo Markkanen 6.84
22 @CharlesKriete Charles Kriete 6.75
23 @kartben Benjamin Cabé 6.75
24 @Det_Conan_Kudo Neal Gompa 6.55
25 @IoT2040 Roger Strukhoff 6.28
26 @H_Naumann Harald Naumann 6.23
27 @chrismatthieu Chris Matthieu 6.22
28 @rtehrani Rich Tehrani 5.92
29 @JAdP Josep di Paolantonio 5.77
30 @thingmuse Ken Forster 5.66
31 @jamesbrehm James Brehm 5.62
32 @GonzalezCarmen Carmen Gonzalez 5.32
33 @jpnKevin_T Kevin Taylor 5.27
34 @GilPress Gil Press 5.05
35 @AnitaBunk Anita Bunk 4.99
36 @C_P_Gurnani CP Gurnani 4.97
37 @ambassadorcio Robert Schmidt 4.8
38 @zahidtg Zahid Ghadialy 4.7
39 @krbenedict Kevin R Benedict 4.66
40 @laurielamberth Laurie Lamberth 4.5
41 @colinmasson Colin Masson 4.35
42 @CamgianCEO Gary Butler 4.12
43 @fmorcillo Francisco Morcillo 3.93
44 @dhdeans David H. Deans 3.93
45 @internetthought Rudolf van der Berg 3.88
46 @VHolton Vince Holton 3.87
47 @blaizedsouza Blaize D’souza 3.78
48 @jyreynaud Jean-Yves Reynaud 3.73
49 @sgbarnes Scott Barnes 3.64
50 @NewTechRep Tim Lindner 3.51

The Top 50 Brands on Machine to Machine

A lot of the most influential brands below are active in the telecommunications industry (Telefonica, Ericsson, Huawei etc) but we also find conferences, independent M2M businesses and industry blogs. Click the button below to grab the full analysis on M2M.


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Rank Twitter Handle Name PageRank (Normalised)
1 @m2mtelefonica M2M Telefónica 100
2 @orangebusiness Orange Business 85.22
3 @EricssonNA Ericsson N. America 55.33
4 @GSMA GSMA 53.81
5 @ThingsExpo @ThingsEXPO 48.33
6 @ericsson Ericsson 45.72
7 @Spireon Spireon 40.25
8 @Gemalto Gemalto 35.86
9 @M2MEvolution M2M Evolution 35.13
10 @orange Orange 33.2
11 @SierraWireless Sierra Wireless PR 25.44
12 @Vodafone_M2M Vodafone M2M 24.56
13 @AerisM2M Aeris Communications 23.92
14 @ConnectedStuffs Les Objets Connectés 23.81
15 @ZDNet ZDNet 22.81
16 @MachinaResearch Machina Research 21.59
17 @IoTNow_ IoT Now 21.59
18 @gigaom Gigaom 19.81
19 @iotconferences IoT World Forum 2014 16.55
20 @KORETelematics KORE Telematics 16.3
21 @Telit_WS_Corp Telit 15.72
22 @nokianetworks Nokia Networks 15.06
23 @smartweek2014 SMART WEEK 2014 13.02
24 @PTC PTC 12.7
25 @WylessGroup Wyless 12.37
26 @Numerex Numerex 12.35
27 @BoschSI Bosch SI 11.83
28 @M2MWORLDNEWS M2M World News 11.75
29 @SAPIndustries SAP Industries 11.6
30 @Jasper_IoT Jasper 11.39
31 @DT_M2M Deutsche Telekom M2M 11.16
32 @EurotechFan Eurotech 10.95
33 @ezest e-Zest Solutions 10.89
34 @ATTBusiness AT&T Business 10.72
35 @libelium Libelium 10.36
36 @M2M_Alliance M2M Alliance e.V. 9.83
37 @telecoms telecoms.com 9.8
38 @digidotcom Digi International 9.52
39 @SAP SAP 8.95
40 @InformationAge Information Age 8.93
41 @CloudExpo CloudEXPO ® 8.63
42 @USTGlobal UST Global Inc 8.42
43 @eseyeM2M Eseye – Global M2M 7.9
44 @CompassIntel Compass Intelligence 7.38
45 @sapoem SAP OEM 7.29
46 @Huawei Huawei Technologies 7.07
47 @m2mmagazine M2M Magazine 7.05
48 @VZEnterprise Verizon Enterprise 6.85
49 @ABIresearch ABIResearch News 6.82
50 @M2MZone M2M Zone 6.56

At Onalytica we love building these lists and want to give back to our loyal readers as much as we can. If you’re interested in other topics (such as Content Marketing, IoT, Wearable tech …) be sure to have a gander on our blog or why not propose some topics to us on twitter? We also build some very cool software to manage all of these influencers and you can get a free demo at any time by clicking the button below.


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