For the last twenty years, I have been crossing paths with James Brehm, one of the world’s leading authorities on the Internet of Things — IoT space.

Shot on location in Jerusalem - by Alan Weinkrantz (c) 2016

Shot on location in Jerusalem – by Alan Weinkrantz (c) 2016

Two years ago, James founded his own consulting firm focused on providing strategy acceleration, market intelligence, and advisory services.

James and his team not only look to, but are very much a part of other ecosystems where innovation and technology is being developed. IoT is more than hardware, software, and sensors. It includes cloud services, makers, analytics, and many other varieties of change agents.

Today, I am pleased to announce that I am joining as an adjunct member of the firm, spending about one third of my time in the role of Senior Advisor and Brand Ambassador.

While I am primarily based in San Antonio, I also spend quite a bit of time in Israel, where I will return to in mid-May. Israel is one of the leading centers of innovation that touches every part of what we do. James’ firm also has clients based in Israel; many of which have their own R&D centers.

Given my background in PR, strategic communications and journalism, coupled with my living and working both in San Antonio and (mostly) Tel Aviv, provides our clients with a unique perspective as we not only help guide their future, but articulate and define who they are.

While the U.S. market is certainly compelling, we also recognize that borders no longer exist.

We are seeing demands from our clients who want to expand into other regions of the world, and we are seeing global players outside of the U.S. seeking our counsel and expertise on U.S. market entry.

Change is happening on a global basis.

The opportunities are there before us.

My goal is to help our clients understand change, and act on these opportunities.