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Peggy SmedleyEditorial Director

Connected World

Peggy is an internationally-known speaker and highly-respected personality in the media world educating businesses and consumers on the latest technological advances shaping everyday lives. 

She is a recognized pioneer in the M2M and IoT space and an outspoken advocate and supporter of security and connected devices. Peggy is the quick-witted host of The Peggy Smedley Show, the editorial director of Connected World magazine and its sister publication Constructech, as well as the president of Specialty Publishing Co.

Peggy has earned the reputation as an innovative and skilled publisher throughout her 25-year career.  She is a renowned author and an award-winning editor having earned numerous honors for editorial excellence.  She authored Mending Manufacturing: How America Can Manufacture its Survival, a book detailing all aspects of the American manufacturing crisis. She has also been a guest on television business and news programs and has been a voice on many national commercially syndicated radio shows.

In 1997, Peggy formed Specialty Publishing Co. with the goal of enlightening executives in key industries to the importance of understanding technology for the betterment of their companies. Surpassing publishing norms, Peggy has guided her company in successfully launching multi-media company that leverages print, Web, social media, radio, blogging and more.

Prior to launching her own company, Smedley served as Group Publisher and Editorial Director of numerous publishing firms based in Chicago, Ill. 

A native of Chicago, Peggy has her degree in journalism from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb.


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