Nicolas Windpassinger

Global Vice President Partner Program
Schneider Electric

With 15+ years of computer networking industry experience, Nicolas Windpassinger is the Global Vice President of Schneider Electric’s EcoXpert™ Partner Program, whose mission is to connect the technologies and expertise of the world’s leading technology providers, pioneer the future of intelligent buildings and the Internet of Things, and deliver smarter, integrated and more efficient services and solutions to customers.

As a result of his work, Schneider Electric’s EcoXpert™ Partner Program has been granted a 5-Star rating in the 2017 Partner Program Guide by CRN®, which is part of The Channel Company group. The 5-Star Partner Program Guide rating recognizes an elite subset of companies that offer solution providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs.

Nicolas has been recognized by The Channel Company’s Top Midmarket IT Executives list. This annual list honors influential vendor and solution provider executives who have demonstrated an exceptionally strong commitment to the midmarket.

In Digitize or Die, Nicolas Windpassinger dissects the digitization phenomenon from technologies to business models, from digital savvy organizations to strategies. The book will review the potential and promise of the IoT, and how to successfully prepare for it all. In so doing, ‘Digitize or Die’ opens a world of possibilities and enables you to dominate your marketplace.

He holds a Telecommunications Engineering degree from the French engineering school, INSA, ranked 1st among World Universities in Engineering/Technology and Computer Sciences (2015 Shanghai Academic Ranking) and has also completed computer science courses at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

With a complete understanding of the IoT value chain, Nicolas has held multiple positions across a broad range of companies including a start-up company starting in the early 21st century, ToutOPhone; telecommunications giant, Nortel Networks-Avaya; and a leading IT system integrator, Spie.

Nicolas has lived in multiple countries including Australia, Singapore, Switzerland, United States of America and France.

Nicolas is passionate about technology and people:

“If someone asked me what I feared most, I would say routine, for the trouble it causes. If someone asked me what I want, I would answer, just two things: to discover and to act. After all, what’s more exciting than discovering ideas, people and the things around us?”

Latest Blogs

IoT Gateways bridge things and platforms

Discover a new extract of the IoT Book 'Digitize or Die' about IoT Gateways ! Following up the blog I did on the IoT stack and associate layers (I did a blog on the first layer: Devices and Things), I wanted to continue the series to quickly go through the gateways...

IoT Technologies: IoT STACK – Layer 1 – IoT Devices & Things

Discover a new extract of the IoT Book 'Digitize or Die' about IoT Devices & Things ! The most obvious layer is the physical thing or device (Objects, Sensors, actuators, displays, meters and so forth), which is commonly what the consumer purchases from their...

IoT Technologies: IoT STACK

Discover a new extract of the IoT Book 'Digitize or Die' about IoT Stack ! Following the previous "IoT Technologies" blog series, here is the latest update on the IoT Stack and why it will structure itself in 6 layers. The diagram below shows a simple IoT stack...

IoT Technologies: Protocols & Acronyms

Discover a new extract of the IoT Book 'Digitize or Die' about IoT Protocols & Acronyms ! The main challenge with the TCP/IP stack, since it was designed for the internet, is that it does not handle the constraints brought on by the Internet of Things in the most...

IoT Standardization : Why should you care ?

Discover a new extract of the IoT Book 'Digitize or Die' about IoT Standardization ! Standardization is one of the most critical hurdles of the IoT evolution. Without global standards, the complexity of devices that need to connect and communicate with each other...

IoT Technologies : How will it evolve ?

Discover a new extract of the IoT Book 'Digitize or Die' about IoT Technologies ! The IT Market has been experiencing a drop in the cost of goods for many years. This is a global trend that will also apply to the IoT. The performance of available computing resources...

IoT Standardization : Foundations

Discover a new extract of the IoT Book 'Digitize or Die' about IoT Standardization ! Many of the modern standards for the Internet do not suffice for supporting IoT efficiently and economically, since IoT didn’t exist, even as a concept, when those protocols were...

IoT technologies: What are the foundation Laws ?

The Internet of Things is changing the rules of the game, mainly due to the impact it has on unleashing data and accelerating the speed of advancement in products, business models, time to market, and other factors. The big purpose of Digitize or Die is to explain the...

WHY YOU SHOULD WRITE A BOOK + THE PAIN AND GAIN OF WRITING ONE

Why an IoT book? Initially, I did not set out to write a book.I had merely wanted to find a book on the Internet of Things, but instead discovered it did not exist.  I did find a lot of commercial and marketing books but very often with a lack of strategic guidance,...

IoT: Top 3 Analog Companies Digitization Challenges

IoT Market Drivers and Barriers for Analog companies The word “analog” describes companies that have not gone through a digital transformation. In marketplaces typically dominated by analog company-derived products and services, the rules are not only changing, but in...

IoT “Smart Something”: mirage or reality?

Many companies use the words “smart something to market their products, but the marketplace has moved beyond this into the world of IoT and digitalization.

IoT FALSE BELIEFS

  FALSE BELIEF #1: YOU NEED TO BE THE FIRST ONE TO SUCCEED IN ANY IoT-RELATED BUSINESS There is a common belief that the first in are always the winners, that to leverage digital transformation and innovation the first is the one that takes it all. This can be a...

IoT Digital Transformation & Financial Performance

LINKING DIGITIZATION AND COMPANIES’ PERFORMANCE In 2002, Capgemini Consulting published their online report, ‘How Digital Leaders Outperform their Peers in Every Industry’ after performing surveys on 391 companies and analyzing 184 publicly traded companies to assess...

IoT: transforming your partners’ business model

The value of IoT connectivity Let's talk about IoT! The vast amount of data that will be made available from connected objects, systems and other digital methods is valuable in its own right as a business asset for end users as well as partners. This data and the...

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