Ha's Pick : Dragos
Why: I just love the mission of the company and the passion and qualifications of the team. They discovered a dangerous malware called Trisis, a malicious computer code that was created to sabotage any internet connected industrial safety system whose sole purpose is to avert fatal accidents. When the system fails from a hack, the chance of a deadly accident at say a petrochemical plant is real. IoT safety systems were designed to save lives and Dragos is protecting them from being switched off.
Udits's Pick: Helium
Why: Purely because of their big-audacious goal of re-imagining the internet for machines. Their tech and business model are quite special. On the tech front, they have a hotspot device which combines with blockchain technology to build a decentralized network. On the business side, they incentivize the network providers with cryptocurrency tokens which makes it an interesting proposition for the early adopters.
Whitney's Pick: Fixx
Why: You may thing it's because it's Canadian and has a culture that values diversity & inclusion (OK that's super-cool) but I'm hooked on something equally as important. FIXX brings simplicity the the world of maintenance management software and drives skyrocketing productivity. That's how we change the world with software.
Scott's Pick: V5 Systemsv5systems.us/
Why: V5 is bringing the power of video analytics monitoring to critical infrastructure in remote and rugged locations and gives a new level of security and intelligence that industrial customers desperately need. The company has developed an edge-computing video analytics system that operates without fixed power or wired communications - exactly where remote critical infrastructure lives.
Siddharth's Pick: Chronicled
Why: This company is right at the intersection of blockchain and IoT to deliver end-to-end supply chain solutions. The big picture thinking and the difficulties of these problems is fascinating. Particularly with regard to the stringent data policies and the complexity of disaggregated industries like the food supply chain. A perfect storm for blockchain meets IoT.