Founder & Chief Technology Evangelist, James Brehm & Associates
An independent advisor and technology evangelist, James Brehm is one of the leading voices on the state of the IoT and M2M market. Leveraging experience gained in a decade-long career as an industry analyst after holding multiple marketing and customer-facing roles with leading technology companies, Brehm launched James Brehm & Associates in early 2014 to serve the very specific needs of his customers -- pragmatic, actionable advice and metrics grounded in reality.
Over the past decade, he has spoken to various groups on topics including wireless services, mobile marketing and advertising, mobile content, VoIP, activation and provisioning, service creation, mobile apps, premium messaging, wireless security, fixed-mobile convergence, mobile broadband (LTE and WiMAX), the telecom regulatory environment and vertical market deployment of web-enabled services.
From 2011 to 2014, Brehm served as practice leader, strategist and senior consultant for Compass Intelligence. Prior to joining Compass Intelligence, Brehm spent nine years in multiple roles at growth consulting firm Frost & Sullivan. Prior to joining Frost & Sullivan, Brehm worked in marketing, sales management and business development at Rackspace Managed Hosting and Interland (now Web.com), two of the largest pure play web hosting companies in the U.S. His responsibilities included researching 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 will use his accumulation of unique knowledge and skills to predict and unlock the potential of the IoT and M2M spaces.