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Rob Martens recognized as global leader on ‘Business Transformation 150’ list

Rob Martens giving a presentation

Constellation Research has named Allegion Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation and Design Officer Rob Martens to its 2024 Business Transformation 150 (BT150), an elite list of executives leading business transformation efforts around the globe.

BT150 recognizes influential leaders across a variety of industries. Executives who make the list, which is published annually, demonstrate proficiency in establishing and building new business models, implementing emerging technologies and leading in an ethical and humane manner. These leaders actively prepare their companies to excel during and after transformation.

Nominations for BT150 come from peers, industry influencers, technology vendors and analysts. According to Constellation Research, this year’s six-month selection process for the 2024 list highlighted the increasing importance of digital leaders who prioritize stakeholder and shareholder interests, embodying the principles they champion.

“In the year of extreme efficiency, these organizations and their leaders have balanced the need for business transformation and optimization,” said R “Ray” Wang, founder and CEO of Constellation Research. “The BT150 are the most resilient, skilled and successful leaders in leading large-scale change. We’re excited to see a diversity of industries, projects and roles in this year’s winners."

In his current role at Allegion, Martens is a member of the executive leadership team, leading strategic partnering, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), innovation and design efforts in support of the company’s broader innovation and growth strategy. He also serves as Allegion’s futurist and president of Allegion Ventures. With these responsibilities and a background that ranges from director of connectivity platforms to chief information officer (CIO), Martens has in-depth understanding of tech and how it works – helping Allegion, its global brands and its venture portfolio companies solve problems and meet customer needs.  


“I’m honored to join the BT150,” Martens said. “Innovation and transformation are more than buzz words – they’re critical activities for creating stakeholder value. The evolution of technology is continuous, and it impacts everything we do at work and at home. For me, this means technology drives new opportunities for businesses to serve real people in the real world every day. I am inspired by those opportunities, but also by my peers on this list who are influencing them and my colleagues at Allegion who are doing the same.”

In building the 2024 list, Constellation Research considered the transformative power of technology like artificial intelligence (AI) and generative AI, which have driven changes across industries in a relatively short time. Digital leaders like Martens have been at the forefront of developing strategies to leverage these technologies and others, accelerating their progress and enhancing their impact.

“The BT150 this year reflects the momentous trends in the market, from the challenges of navigating economic turmoil to the surge in interest in artificial intelligence," said Dion Hinchcliffe, vice president and principal analyst at Constellation Research. “These digital leaders are stand-out exemplars of innovation, an effective digital mindset, and the ability to guide organizations through uncertain times."

Constellation Research is a technology research and advisory firm that identifies trends and empowers businesses to success in the digital economy.

The full BT150 can be found here: https://www.constellationr.com/business-transformation-150-2023-2024.