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IoT – Internet of Things Analyst / Advisor, James Brehm is joining me in Israel May 22 – 26.

I am returning to Israel again, and will be in the country May 16 – June 22. Part of the trip will be dedicated to exploring and connecting the dots in Israel’s IoT ecosystem. Having worked with Israeli companies on massive industry standards and the teams who helped shape what became VoIP, IPTV, and Wi-Fi, I am of the belief that IoT will touch every significant part of StartupNation’s creative and innovation economy. My goal is to figure this out and help this layer of the economy win – and win big time. I am doing this in my role as a Senior Advisor and Brand Ambassador for James Brehm & Associates, one of the leading consultancies in the field. Today, I am pleased to announce that the firm’s founder, James Brehm, will be coming to Israel May 22 – 26. We are setting up some terrific meetings with startups, VCs, service providers, carriers, industry organizations, R&D teams at universities, and government officials who are part of the IoT space. I have known James for 20 years and have always admired his work and foresight in corporate roles in the technology space, and most recently with two consulting and advisory services firms. James is a rock star in the U.S. You will see him on CNBC, speaking at major conferences and events, and is published in major industry media. Two years ago, he formed his own firm, and now has a wonderful team of ten people of which I am an adjunct member of the firm. When I returned to the U.S. from my engagement with Rackspace, I started to explore...

Looking to connect with Israel’s IoT Ecosystem….

I am now starting my second month into my role as an adjunct member of the team at James Brehm & Associates, one of the leading IoT (Internet of Things) strategy and consulting firms. While I am serving as a Senior Advisor and Brand Ambassador, as with anything I generally take on, I usually spend the initial part of something new with listening and reading. I sit in on meetings. I read my daily Google Alerts focused on IoT, have attended two client meetings, and spending time with the core team that is based in San Antonio. I learn mostly by reading, looking for patterns, and following the journalists who are covering the space. With my heading to Israel from May 16 to June 22, part of my mission for the trip will be to explore the IoT space, with a focus on security. I will be looking to meet with companies who are part of the ecosystem and contribute to our firm’s blog. I love, love, love, massive platform shifts. If you go to my own site, you can see some of my background in platforms, including VoIP, WiFi and IPTV. It’s always easy to look back in time and be grateful for these opportunities which came my way through a bit of luck, hard work, and timing. Every time I do this, I do it with an open mind and giant set of ears. Even though I have been doing what I do for 35 years, I never assume anything, and I never think I know more than anyone. What I do know is that if I stay...

In search of the best of the best in B2B #IoT – Internet of Things in Israel

I’m in search of the best and brightest of Israel’s ‪#‎IoT‬ – Internet of Things startups, products, platforms and services on behalf of James Brehm & Associates, one of the world’s leading consulting and market intelligence firms with a focus on the Internet of Things – IoT and Big Data Analytics.   I’m going to be building and creating content – stories of all kinds about the most interesting and coolest Internet of Things in Israel, and I would love to connect in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa, Nazareth, and Be’er Sheva. If you’re with a company, or startup, a VC with a cool portfolio company in the space, or maybe you run an accelerator with a company that’s about to launch, I am looking for stories and interviews that we can share on our site. We also serve some of the world’s leading telcos, service providers, VCs and private equity firms always on the lookout for what could be next. Now to be clear, we focus on the B2B side of things. I am not really looking for wearables, or fun gadgets. I am on the look-out for areas such as automotive, transportation and logistics, asset tracking, healthcare, security, smart cities, industrial monitoring and smart grid. I’m looking to connect the dots with innovators just like you doing the heavy lifting in B2B IoT space. Reach out to me, alanweinkrantz@gmail.com and send me a brief pitch. I will be in touch and in Israel May 16 – June 22 so we have plenty of time to plan. Can’t wait to meet YOU and share your...

Enon Landenberg Brings A Place To Think, So You Can Get Real About Augmented Reality

Over the last six months, I have met with Infinity AR President & CEO, Enon Landenberg through a series of dinner meetings in New York, San Francisco, and most recently at his company’s R&D center in Tel Aviv.  While the video below is somewhat fun and a bit offbeat, there is nothing funny about what the company has its sights on. Landenberg’s company provides the core technology and software that adds a layer of  augmented reality functionality into the devices, platforms and experiences we are beginning to have from everything to the everyday television, computer game, smart phones and digital glasses. Since their technology is already compatible mainstream devices and mobile OS such as Android, IOS and Windows, the barriers to development are much less.  In sharing his vision with me, Enon sees a future that is not just about being cool and fun, but really adds to a user’s experience. A Place To Think.   Go back to the beginning of the video as Landenberg talks about why he built out the R&D office and how it describes it as place to think. If you’re a brand or any type of company thinking about the implications of what augmented reality, you’d be well served to engage with the team at Augmented Reality, and think about what could be.    ...

@OurCrowd Now Ranks As The World’s Largest Equity-Based #CrowdFunding Platform. My Taxi Interview with @JonMedved

The headline basically says it all:  OurCrowd is now the world’s largest, equity-based, crowd funding platform in the world.  They have now raised raised $23 million dollars for 28 companies.   En route from Nazareth to Jerusalem, I had a chance to catch up with Jon Medved, CEO,  in a...