Kary Främling is a Professor in Computer Science at Aalto University (former Helsinki University of Technology).
He is also a Founder and CEO of the company ControlThings that develops commercial Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. Kary is the current Chair of the IoT Work Group of The Open Group, as well as the main contributor to the IoT standards Open Messaging Interface (O-MI) and Open Data Format (O-DF), published by The Open Group in October 2014.
Kary is an author of over 100 articles published in scientific journals and conferences, including the (presumably) first article that mentions the IoT in 2002. That article presented a middleware implementation that fulfilled most requirements for IoT architectures and was used in several industrial systems.
Since then, Kary has been the main architect of IoT systems in various domains, such as buildings, HVAC equipment, vehicles, supply chain management etc.