I am now one 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 quiet, listen, observe, read, ask lots of questions, and look for patterns, things tend to unfold before me.
I am big on discovery in working with clients.
I do the same with me.
Most of the things I have worked on did not exist.
That’s where being part of helping to advance the future is so exciting and personally rewarding to me.
If you are reading this, and you happen to be part of the IoT ecosystem, I would love to hear from you.
And if you are in Israel, let’s meet, when I’m there, and let’s help advance the future.