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.

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?”

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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.


  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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