I’m coming to Israel with my colleague, James Brehm, one of the leading experts in the field of IoT – Internet of Things.

I asked James to share his insights regarding our upcoming trip to Israel to connect with the IoT ecosystem.   Here’s his take….

By James Brehm – James Brehm & Associates

In providing strategic advice and insights to our clients, and in helping the media to further advance the narrative of the IoT ecosystem, it is vital to travel to places where early stage innovation is unfolding.

During the week of May 22- 26, I will be in Israel with our firm’s Senior Advisor and Brand Ambassador, Alan Weinkrantz, to meet with startups, VCs, service providers, carriers, industry organizations, R&D teams at universities, and government officials who are part of the IoT space.

James Brehm - James Brehm & Associates

James Brehm – James Brehm & Associates

I’m looking at new ways where IoT has the potential to impact industrial, agriculture, water, transportation, asset tracking, fleet management, and, of course, security.

Israel has over 300 major R&D centers and, after the U.S. / Canada and China, it ranks number 3 in the world for NASDAQ publicly traded companies. The infographic below, and this well though out brief from Innovation Endeavors, best summarizes the state of the ecosystem.

Source: Innovation Endeavors

Source: Innovation Endeavors

While this journey is very much about discovery and connecting the dots, it’s our firm’s mission to not only help you do the same, but look further ahead and explore potential collaboration with those we will cross paths with.

If there is a specific issue or insight you are looking for in advance of my trip, or if there may be a particular focus area you want us to explore on your behalf, please let me know.

I will be posting content, and in traveling with Alan, we’ll have a daily briefing in his column in the startup section of The Times of Israel where we will share our journey.

We want to make this journey meaningful and beneficial for you. Let me know what might be on your radar and where I can help you.

Because of you, this journey is possible.