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:

The Channel Company, has recognized Nicolas as one of 100 People You Don’t Know But Should in the IT channel for 2017.

He has also been named to the 2018 CRN Channel Chiefs List:

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 Interviews

Book Marketing Buzz Blog (Interview)

Interview with author Nicolas Windpassinger done on Book MArketing Buzz Blog: http://bookmarketingbuzzblog.blogspot.com/search?q=windpassinger Digitize or Die With 15+ years of computer networking industry experience, Nicolas Windpassinger is the Global Vice President...

IoT Business News: Data Will Be the Next “Oil” (Interview)

Here is the content of the recent blog I did for IoT business news: This is the first of a series of exclusive articles by Nicolas Windpassinger*, Global Vice President of Schneider Electric’s EcoXpert Partner Program and the author of the IoT book Digitize or Die**....

IMELCO Global Circuit Newsletter

Here is the latest article I did in IMELCO's Global circuit newsletter. You can download it here Data Will Be the Next “Oil” Data is becoming a key business asset with tangible value. Owning the source of data, building value from it, and improving the business...

Latest Blogs

What is series (#5): what is LiFi?

In previous posts of this ‘What is’ series we looked at LPWAN technologies such as LoRaWAN and Sigfox. These are all forms of wireless Wide Area Network (WAN) protocols enabling IoT connectivity over longer ranges. In this post I introduce an emerging technology with...

How to series (#1): Digital Transformation: IoT & 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...

What is series (#4): what is LoRa(WAN)?

LoRaWAN is an open and scalable global LPWA network standard with freely accessible specifications, built upon the LoRa wireless modulation technology. The LoRa protocol is a component in the physical layer of the OSI model and LoRaWAN is a data-link layer (medium...

Why Internet of Things (IoT) is at its inflection point

The Internet of Things is disrupting all businesses, including the leaders. Since I launch the book, I have had a lot of discussion with leaders telling me: "I need to go Digital.... but I don't know how... " The IoT is already transforming numerous markets and...

Connected Cooking: Three Ways IoT Will Revolutionize Smart Kitchens

This a guest blogpost from Lucy Kingsley: Everything from a tiny magnet to a refrigerator door can be connected to the internet. Taken from the last Smart Kitchen Summit this week, appliance companies such as Gourmia, are set out to develop smart IoT tools for kitchen...

What is series (#3): what is Sigfox?

When speaking and sharing with a lot of you, I decided to start a"What is?" series of blogs to share the knowledge that is out there and bring some insights. The first post is about Sigfox. Sigfox is one of the leaders in the market of non-cellular LPWA network or...

What is series (#2): what is LPWAN?

As promised in my blog post on the crucial role of IoT data and connectivity let’s explore some of the main connectivity options available today. We start with a first look at network communication solutions for IoT with an introduction to LPWAN. While in several IoT...

What is series (#1): what is the OSI reference model ?

A look at the OSI model and how it can help you make sense of the Internet of Things (IoT), its communication protocols, IT (information technology), OT (operational technology), M2M standards, and the technologies needed to unlock the value of IoT. If you are lost...

Internet of things: How to succeed ? and what are the false beliefs ?

I often hear people say that Internet of Things is just another buzzword like Artificial Intelligence, Cryptocurrency and so forth. I wanted to take the time to highlight what are the false beliefs about IoT: FALSE BELIEF #1: YOU NEED TO BE THE FIRST ONE TO SUCCEED IN...

Looking for a Job: Why should you try Internet of Things ?

Posted on: http://www.youngupstarts.com/2018/01/24/internet-of-things-the-skills-connected-companies-look-for-in-young-professionals/ Everyone speaks about the Internet of Things, by now most people know what it is and some start-ups and young professionals are knees...

Where to look for the next “SpaceX Falcon Heavy” effect (guest blog)

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018, might well go down in the history books as a crucial day in the history of space travel. If you watched the launch of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy and the live streaming from the unusual passenger on board you may have experienced the feeling...

How to boost your stock price: launch your cryptocurrency

How cryptocurrency branding can boost a stock price: the Kodak comeback. Wouldn’t you want a crystal ball to see what the IoT will become and enable? In a complex world and despite all the data and analytics we have, predicting which services and products will conquer...

IoT Business News: Data Will Be the Next “Oil” (Interview)

Here is the content of the recent blog I did for IoT business news: This is the first of a series of exclusive articles by Nicolas Windpassinger*, Global Vice President of Schneider Electric’s EcoXpert Partner Program and the author of the IoT book Digitize or Die**....

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