M2M Visionaries Cuban, Brehm Return to the M2M Evolution Conference & Expo
Miami '13 M2M Evolution Conference Program Geared Toward I.T., Enterprise and End Users
NORWALK, Conn. - December 12, 2012 - TMC and Crossfire Media announced that industry visionaries James Brehm of Compass (News - Alert) Intelligence and Nikki Cuban of OnAsset Intelligence will play pivotal roles in the M2M Evolution Conference & Expo, to be held January 29-February 1, 2013 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. M2M Evolution is collocated with ITEXPO (News - Alert), the world's largest and best-attended communications and technology trade show.
James Brehm is senior strategist and consultant for Compass Intelligence and Conference Chair for the M2M Evolution Conference & Expo. Nikki Cuban (News - Alert) is vice president of Marketing and Business Development at OnAsset Intelligence and Marketing Chairperson for the M2M Evolution Conference. Together they bring years of Machine-to-Machine insight to this popular M2M event, which highlights M2M applications within all vertical markets and concentrates on specific applications within the supply chain, transportation, energy, and healthcare sectors.
The M2M Evolution Conference & Expo is in its third year and has had continued success in bringing together the M2M ecosystem as well as end users interested in understanding how embedded systems, sensors and the wireless network can be used to improve operational efficiencies, deliver ROI and drive revenue.
'At M2M Evolution, our goal is to create a conference that joins M2M technology with the business needs of the deploying enterprise,' said Carl Ford, cofounder of Crossfire Media. 'We're pleased to have James and Nikki share their expertise in machine-to-machine technologies and services for the M2M Evolution Conference.'
James Brehm is Senior Strategist and Consultant for Compass Intelligence, which provides strategy acceleration, consulting and ideation services, market segmentation, market research/intelligence and competitive analysis in the telecom, mobile, IT, M2M and network markets. 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, he 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.
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 (News - Alert)), two of the largest pure play Web hosting companies in the United States.
'Machine to machine communication is not a singular market,' said Brehm. 'It's a market of markets and it's 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 the M2M Evolution Conference, 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.'
Nikki Cuban is vice president of Marketing and Business Development at OnAsset Intelligence, a leading service provider of remote monitoring and freight intelligence solutions. There, she pioneered FAA approval of the first airborne asset tracking device in the commercial air space. Prior to that, she was instrumental in product development and marketing strategies for M2M solutions in the Energy Industry while working at TXU Energy. Her marketing experience combines knowledge of vertical industry applications that leverage M2M for increased business performance, as well as the individual technical components that make up the M2M ecosystem. Cuban's start in M2M began with as an industry analyst with Parks Associates and the Connected Home.
'I have been involved with M2M for nearly a decade,' said Cuban. '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.'
Registration for the M2M Evolution Conference is now open. For information about the Battle of the Platforms or Exhibitor and Sponsorship opportunities, contact Matthew Gleeson via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203.852.6800 ext 145.
For information about media and analyst registration, contact Ashley Baster. To keep on top of all the latest M2M news register for the new Machine-to-Machine magazine.
TMC is a global, integrated media company that helps clients build communities in print, in person and online. TMC publishes multiple magazines including CUSTOMER, INTERNET TELEPHONY, M2M Evolution and Cloud Computing. TMCnet is read by as many as 1.5 million unique visitors each month, and is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. TMC is also the producer of ITEXPO, the world's leading B2B communications event, as well as industry events: M2M Evolution; Cloud4SMB Expo; DevCon5; Super Wi-Fi Summit, CVx; Asterisk World; StartupCamp, and more. Visit TMC Events for a complete listing and further information.
About Crossfire Media:
Crossfire Media is an integrated marketing company with a core focus on future trends in technology. Crossfire services communities of interest with conferences, tradeshows, webinars, and newsletters and provide community websites with the latest information in our industries.
Edited by Brooke Neuman