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

Q&A: Digital Transformation And Building An IoT Channel (Interview)

Please find below the latest interview I did with Lindsey O'Donnell from CRN Schneider Electric Channel Chief: "Digitize Or Die" As more manufacturing companies are looking to the Internet of Things to help cut costs and driving efficiency, Schneider Electric wants...

IoT: Getting in and getting ahead (Interview)

Please find below the latest interview I did with the TM Forum in preparation of the IoT event in Amsterdam in October. Nicolas Windpassinger, Global Partner Program Vice President, Schneider Electric, will talk about what it takes to develop trust in digital...

Latest Blogs

IoT Technologies: IoT STACK

Discover a new article in this Hub about IoT Stack ! Following the previous "IoT Technologies" blog, 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 leveraging the TCP/IP model and how...

IoT Technologies: Protocols & Acronyms

Discover a new article in this Hub 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 efficient manner. These...

IoT Standardization : Why should you care ?

Discover a new article in this Hub 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 (with all the associated...

IoT Technologies : How will it evolve ?

Discover a new article in this Hub 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 such as memory, CPUs,...

IoT Standardization : Foundations

Discover a new article in this Hub 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 designed and implemented....

IoT technologies: What are the foundation Laws ?

Discover a new article in this Hub about IoT Technologies ! 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...


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 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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