Press Release 06/12/2017: Able Device’s COO Listed Among 2017 Women of M2M

Leigh Ann Ryals honored by Connected World magazine and will be a featured guest on The Peggy Smedley Show

Raleigh, NC – June 12, 2017Able Device, a pioneer in SIM-based IoT and M2M application technology, today announced that COO & Co-founder, Leigh Ann Ryals, has been named among Connected World magazine’s 2017 Women of M2M (WoM2M). For five years, this annual list has celebrated IoT/M2M executives who are helping move the industry forward.

“Technology is changing rapidly, and so too is the role of women in technology,” says Peggy Smedley, editorial director, Connected World. “Each of these women have used their own unique knowledge, experience, and expertise to shape their respective companies.”

The editors of Connected World magazine selected this year’s honorees based on their drive and intuition for thinking freely when it comes to developing and implementing new products and services within the IoT marketplace. These qualities along with their willingness to take risks has allowed their companies to remain competitive and relevant in an ever-growing industry.  According to CEO, Roger Dewey, “Able Device is extremely proud to see Leigh Ann Ryals among this prestigious list of industry leaders and that her valuable contributions to Able Device and IoT/M2M are being recognized. She is one of the company’s most valued assets, and we’re very fortunate to have her as a co-founder and core team member.”

In addition to being honored at a dinner on June 22nd in Rosemont, IL, The Peggy Smedley Show will feature this year’s winners during its weekly Internet radio show, which airs at Noon Central Time (CT) on Tuesdays. Tune in Tuesday, June 13th at 12:45 p.m. CT to listen to the show’s segment featuring Leigh Ann Ryals.

Read more about this year’s honorees on the Connected World website.

About Connected World magazine

Connected World is the business and technology publication that provides the intelligence industry titans need and the guidance consumers crave. It’s all about M2M and IoT.

About Able Device

Able Device is a provider of technology for Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) and IoT service providers. Its flagship product SIMbae™ (short for “SIM based application engine”) enables hosting of IoT device controls and applications on standard SIMs. In this new architecture, the SIM is transformed to an intelligent independent processor. As SIMbae utilizes established and common 3GPP SIM standards, IoT controls and applications implemented this way become device and carrier agnostic – with benefits including shorter time to market, reduced development cost, lower operating cost, and improved security. Based in Raleigh, NC, Able Device serves mobile network operators globally.

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About The Peggy Smedley Show

As the voice of IoT and connected devices in our Connected World, The Peggy Smedley Show, is an entertaining, fast-paced, yet fun, resource for listeners looking to understand emerging technology for the digital life. Broadcast live each Tuesday from 12 – 1 p.m. CT on, and is part of iHeartRadio and iTunes.

Envisioning Network Standards featuring Leigh Ann Ryals

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For Able Device

Ric Murray – VP, Corporate Development
+1 919.809.6822

For Connected World magazine

Laura Black, Editor
+1 630.933.0844 ext. 252

Daniel Feigl, Associate Editor
+1 630.933.0844 ext. 232