August 10, 2022 — We recently did a search in our analyst database and found that the top coverage area by analyst count was Internet of Things (IoT) with 600+ analysts covering it! That’s not a big surprise, as the IoT market grew by 22.4% in 2021 alone. With this in mind, we can expect that it will continue to be one of the most popular coverage areas in the ARchitect database. 

Because of the large number of analysts covering IoT (and the many companies in that space), we wanted to help our users determine which of these analysts are among the most influential. So we went through our database and calculated the list based on “Influencer Score” — our proprietary algorithm that evaluates influence based on an analyst’s frequency of interactions with vendors, as well as the amount of research the analyst publishes (along with blog and social posts… with the highest weighting on research) and how often they’re quoted in the media. To validate this dataset, we also evaluated this list by comparing it against recently published and upcoming IoT research items, to ensure major authors are included. 

To learn more about how our Influencer Score works, please download our datasheet with the full breakdown. 

Here is our list of IoT Analyst Experts:

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