As senior strategist with Compass Intelligence, James Brehm’s primary responsibilities are to increase client value by evaluating, recommending, and creating innovative market strategies for Compass Intelligence’s high-tech clientele. Additionally, Mr. Brehm directs the content, product development, and vendor / customer relations activities as it relates to the M2M syndicated and portal services. This includes leading and conducting primary and secondary market research, market sizing, forecasting, and other analyst responsibilities where needed.
The scope of his work deals with all aspects of the IP value chain; from delivery infrastructure and communication management to end user content and applications. Brehm is frequently quoted by media outlets such as The New York Times, Business Week, Computerworld and Wireless Week. He is a regular contributor to CNBC and has an ongoing blog on connected devices and M2M / any-to-any device communication. Brehm has also spoken to various groups on topics including mobile applications, mobile commerce, emerging wireless devices and vertical market deployment of Web-enabled services.
Brehm joined Compass Intelligence after spending nine years in multiple roles with Frost & Sullivan. Most recently, Brehm served as Senior Consultant in Frost & Sullivan’s Information and Communication Technology practice where he led much of the bespoke research for Frost & Sullivan’s wireless customers. Prior to Frost & Sullivan, Brehm worked in marketing, sales management and business development roles for Rackspace Managed Hosting and Interland (now Web.com), two of the largest pure play Web hosting companies in the U.S. His responsibilities included research on the competitive landscape of the market, developing new product offerings, assessing emerging markets, improving the overall value chain for Global 1000 clients, due diligence, and acquisition analysis. Brehm entered the high-tech arena in the mid-1990’s working in sales management within the telecom arena for MCI and later working for Gateway Inc. in multiple roles including product marketing, product management, training and sales management.
Carl has become known throughout the Communications community for his ability to connect people (and, thus, businesses); be it in formal conference settings or through the well-planned serendipitous encounter. Carl’s diverse experience in technology spans the areas of Costing, Operations, Marketing, Regulatory, and Product Management. Carl’s technology experience along with his expertise in building a relevant, thought provoking conference program, makes him an invaluable asset to Crossfire Media. As CEO of the company, Carl directs the programs and services offered by Crossfire Media. As Community Developer he looks to facilitate discussions about advances in technology, market drivers and business obstacles.
I have been involved with M2M for nearly a decade, while I have participated in many conferences and events that currently exist, none have been as rewarding as the M2M Evolution Conference. The content covers all aspects of technology and business challenges that exist when deploying connected applications. If I.T. departments are new to M2M, the education from this show can save valuable time and money that may be spent during a project. There is no opportunity better for CIOs and CTOs to send their team members to a technical conference that covers all aspects of M2M and Cloud applications than this conference.
-Nikki Cuban is Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at OnAsset Intelligence & Marketing Chairperson for the M2M Evolution Conference
Machine to machine communication is not a singular market, it's a market of markets and its growing exponentially! From the connected car to m-Health, the smart grid to connected home automation and security solutions, each individual application area has unique needs and requirements.
And after years of unfulfilled promises M2M has finally moved from being a hyped topic that will happen tomorrow to something that is impacting our daily lives. At M2M Evolution, I’m looking forward to bringing together thought leaders from disparate organizations to explore what can happen when you combine hardware, software, and high speed wireless connectivity to solve today’s business and social problems.
-James Brehm, Senior Strategist & Consultant for Compass Intelligence and M2M Evolution Conference Co-chair