Women Tech Founders presented Terri Foudray, RUMBLE IOT Founder and CEO, the 2019  Intelligence & Automation Award for Women in Tech at the third annual Women-in-Tech Awards Gala November 7 in Chicago.

Terri Foudray was one of 14 women from around the world recognized for their achievements in tech. The 14 winners were chosen by over 40,000 votes that were cast to select from the 65 finalists.

Women Tech Founders (WTF)’s annual WIT Awards celebrates female founders, entrepreneurs, and leaders in the tech community. The event brings together the nation’s most influential women tech leaders to celebrate their success and build connections.

The Industrial Internet of Things or IIoT adoption is on the rise. Yet, according to a recent IndustryWeek survey, skepticism is among the factors that continues to hold back adoption, particularly in manufacturing.

“In the next decade, data—or rather, getting the most out of your data—could be the one thing keeping you in business.”
-IndustryWeek IIoT Survey August 2019

RUMBLE CEO, Terri Foudray, was interviewed by IndustryWeek to share why she thinks IIoT adoption isn’t running more smoothly.

We agree that IoT can be complex and frustrating for the subject matter expert trying to manage a transformation process with internal resources. According to Terri, having the right partners is key to success.

“An experienced IIoT System Integrator has the experience to identify resources required for a complicated integration, source those resources and organize a project that runs to completion and delivers the expected value. Manufacturers should expect smooth seamless project integrations that keep them involved and imbued with the sense of ownership that is critical for long-term success.”

The latest version of the Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, just released last month, shows that IoT integration has not peaked yet, which we think is consistent with the findings in the IndustryWeek survey.


Kansas City Internet of Things (IoT) systems integrator RUMBLE is forging its market leadership in promoting understanding and adoption of the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) and in the process, shines the spotlight on the Kansas City-St. Louis corridor’s emerging tech innovation leadership.

In May 2018, RUMBLE CEO and Founder, and IoT expert, Terri Foudray, was the first Kansas Citian appointed to the Smart Cities / IoT Advisory Council for CompTIA, the world’s largest trade association for the global technology industry. This invitation-only international council provides vision and guidance to businesses around the world regarding the adoption and advancement of IoT.

According to Annette Taber, CompTIA SVP, Industry Outreach, the Smart Cities/IoT Council plays a critical role in the future of IoT.

“IoT is beginning to touch so many parts of our lives, from food production to power consumption to traffic management—and we’re just getting started,” she said. “CompTIA’s IoT Advisory Council is committed to helping companies develop the resources and skills necessary to build the IoT solutions that improve people’s lives.”

Following Foudray’s appointment to the Council, the appointment of four more Missouri tech influencers has resulted in Missouri having the largest representation on the IoT Advisory Council today. Other area tech leaders on the Council now include: Brandon Fuhr –  Director, Channel Programs for Coolfire Solutions in St. Louis; Tim Sylvester – Founder & CEO of Integrated Roadways in Kansas City; David Eckell, National Market Manager for Graybar in St. Louis; Mike Grigsby – Smart Cities & Connected Communities for Cisco in Kansas City. The predominance of Missourians appointed to this international Advisory Council is a further validation of the area’s depth of leadership and talent.

“The fact that we have the largest representation on this forward-thinking leadership body validates the Midwest as a top tech innovation center,” said Foudray. “Our area is rich in talent and entrepreneurs, and through our involvement, we have the opportunity to make a tremendous impact on the emerging technology landscape, particularly as it pertains to the Internet of Things and its influence on the world.”   

RUMBLE is an IoT systems integrator that helps businesses architect and deploy end-to-end solutions that drive real-time performance improvement in manufacturing, transportation, healthcare, and utilities/energy. The company was recognized earlier this year for its leadership in driving adoption of IoT, receiving the first-ever IoT Solution Deployment Leadership Company of the Year award by Compass Intelligence, a market acceleration research and consulting firm. RUMBLE regularly hosts IoT education events and co-founder Perry Lea’s comprehensive book on end-to-end IoT solution architecture, Internet of Things for Architects, is used to teach IoT at Columbia University and is a best-seller on Amazon.

“It’s been reported that the market for connected devices, or IoT, hasn’t taken off as quickly as many had expected,” Foudray said. “The reason for that is there are very few companies or people that know how to successfully architect and implement IoT. It is a very complex end-to-end technology. Acceleration will continue to lag expectations until there are more companies like RUMBLE that can help businesses successfully adopt IoT and realize its benefits and return on investment.”


RUMBLE, founded March 2018, is an IoT systems integrator that architects and deploys end-to-end IoT solutions which dramatically improve operational efficiencies, reduce costs and increase revenues in manufacturing, transportation, healthcare, and utilities/energy. Utilizing leading-edge technology, the RUMBLE team helps clients access their critical data in real time and turn it into actionable intelligence to improve performance. RUMBLE provides unparalleled experience and technical expertise to help transform businesses and help them stay ahead of the competition. Visit rumblenow.com

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