Founder & CEO, Causeway Connections
Vernon Turner, Principal and Chief Strategist of Causeway Connections (a strategic ICT advisory and consulting company), is a globally recognized expert in the traditional ICT market research. More recently, Mr. Turner extended that capability to include emerging technologies and new business models basing their roots off the Internet of Things (IoT) and sensor-based data. Mr. Turner has a strong CIO-supported background in the technology requirements particularly in the manufacturing, transportation, finance and banking communities. Mr. Turner has a strong CIO-supported background in the technology requirements particularly in the manufacturing, transportation, finance and banking communities. Mr. Turner was IDC’s first research fellow (for The Internet of Things), and was also awarded its highest analyst research award for demonstrating the passion, persistence, and collaboration needed to launch his innovation vision for IoT. Mr. Turner has been continually ranked in the Global Top 50 IoT influencers by several ranking agencies. Mr. Turner has degrees in computer studies and business administration. He is also an avid sports fan, having competed in track and field at international levels. Currently, Mr. Turner is an active charity runner in both full and half marathons having just finished nine marathons in a five year period (including the Boston Marathon three times).