Top 20 Individual Leaders in Intelligent and Connected Devices

The ‘Top 20 Leaders in Intelligent and Connected Devices’ awards (AKA The Misties) are for contemporary and active inventors, hackers, engineers, product designers, and business leaders who have made the most profound impact when it comes to intelligent and connected devices, and are bringing great technological advances to the world.

2023 General Inquiry

We’re collecting contact information of those who are interested in becoming a judge, nominating someone for an award, and becoming a prize partner for the Misties
(tentatively scheduled for spring 2023).

2023 General Inquiry

2022 Winners of the Misties

Misties Details

The event took place in virtual format on April 14, 2022.


2022 Prize Partners

Media Partners

2022 Misties Judges

Our judging panel is made up of industry leaders in hardware development, from engineers and entrepreneurs to producers and founders, to provide the highest quality judging for our awards.


Contact MistyWest cofounder Leigh Christie at [email protected]


  • Fortune 500 Companies and Startups
  • Consumer electronics (eg. VR headsets, smart headphones, connected toothbrushes)
  • Intelligent and connected devices that have near universal appeal (eg. smart watches, smart speakers)
  • Home automation IoT devices (eg. smart lightbulbs, smart doorbells, thermostats)
  • AI hardware, such as GPUs
  • Hacker / maker hardware