Ira M. Weinstein
I’m the founder and managing partner at Recon Research (RR). I spend my day thinking about communication solutions, audio-visual systems, and unified communications (UC) products and services.
During my 25+ years in the industry, I’ve helped countless enterprises define their global communication strategy, assess their current situation, and choose and implement communication and collaboration solutions. When not doing that, I’m either focusing on industry insights and reviews to makes sense of this wonderful industry, or speaking at industry events and conferences, sales kickoffs, and many other forums.
Before starting RR, I was a senior analyst / partner at Wainhouse Research (for ~ 15 years) where I led the firm’s video conferencing and AV practice, managed all end-user support efforts, and created what is now the Recon Research test lab.
I’m based at Recon Research’s South Florida, USA office. Reach out at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ira M. Weinstein
We’re on this planet for ~ 29,000 days (or 690,000 hours or 41M minutes, etc.). Let’s make the most of every single day!
I am always busy doing something. Banging out a work or home project, reading about some amazing new idea, planning an adventure, or traveling. I’m pretty much always on the go. Make your way down to South Florida, and you’ll find me on my bike, at the pool, on a boat, at a campsite, or somewhere else where things are happening.
I am naturally curious about everything, and that curiosity drives my life. Yes – the engineering mindset to an extreme.
But what matters the most to me? People. Family. Friends. And yes – clients (many I now consider friends).
A bit of advice – live every day like it’s your last, and hug everyone you love as often as you can! Peace.
I am an analyst and a consultant at Recon Research, and I focus on conferencing and collaborations, unified communications, AV, networking and security, and IT. I’m especially interested in how these disciplines integrate together.
During the last 15 years, I was a technology manager for a large global enterprise, and an AV consultant supporting both global and local organizations. I pride myself on my ability to manage and support projects from inception to roll-out and beyond. And my end-user experience taught me the difference between a great plan and a great solution.
I’m based at Recon Research’s Netanya, Israel office. Reach out at: email@example.com.
There’s a saying that, “Good people make good places.” I also believe that good people always have the best ideas. I am always eager to meet new people, learn about their ideas and experiences, and see how those ideas can help people.
I live in Israel, a wonderful place where there’s always action (positive action – don’t believe everything you hear on the news), adventure, and interesting things to do. And despite our small size, there’s never a shortage of good ideas.
When I’m not meeting people, you’ll find me spending time with my family, playing with my gadgets, swimming, riding my bike, or hanging out with friends. I also enjoy photographing nature.
So if you have a minute, connect with me and let’s share. Wishing you the best …
Andrew W. Davis
I am a contributing analyst at Recon Research. As an analyst, I have followed the video conferencing industry since 1994. I was also the founder of Wainhouse Research, a market research firm from which I retired in 2017.
During the past 25 years, I have published scores of reports and articles detailing the trends and issues in the conferencing and collaboration industry, provided strategy advice to vendors, channel partners, and end users, written hundreds of newsletters, and spoken at numerous public and private industry events.
Prior to working as an analyst, I was a marketing professional at four high-technology companies. I’m based in the Boston area. Reach out at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Andrew W. Davis
Since retiring from Wainhouse Research in mid-2017, I have been spending more time in three of my favorite activities: visiting with the grandchildren in Philadelphia and attending their sports activities, making customer furniture in my woodworking workshop on Cape Cod, and traveling in Europe and the American West with my wife of 44 years, Gayle.
I’m also looking forward to welcoming a new grandchild this summer – this one will be based in Boston, making visits much more convenient.
I’m an analyst and consultant at Recon Research. I thrive on analyzing and testing current trends and technologies. You name it: conferencing, unified communications, collaboration, audio-visual, IT and VoIP – I love technology and helping others make sense of it.
For nearly 20 years, I have served in a variety of roles in this industry. I have managed, designed, engineered, planned, built, consulted on, supported and maintained technology for companies of all sizes and disciplines. The common thread in my career is a passion for making technology work for people so they can do what they are called to do.
I am based in Phoenix, Arizona. Reach out at: email@example.com
I am constantly in awe of the world around me. As such, I love to learn and explore. My lifelong goal is to “learn something new every day.”
When I am not working, you will most likely find me off-road, in my Jeep, with my family. We love exploring Arizona!
My love for technology is ingrained in everything I do. I tinker with electronics, home automation, the “Internet of Things,” amateur radio and various forms of photography. I am also actively involved in helping others through my church.
I am a Creative Marketing Director at Recon Research. My main objective is to serve the entire enterprise communications value chain by providing consistent, insightful content on relevant platforms.
For the past ten years, I have been obsessed with understanding what triggers people to take action, and ultimately the answer is trust. My background in film has set the foundation for story-telling, which is essential for drawing and keeping engagement.
I’m based at Recon Research’s South Florida, USA office. Reach out at: firstname.lastname@example.org
I am so thankful to be alive. I mean, what are the odds of that?
At five years old, I came to this fantastic country from Cuba and made a home in South Florida. I grew up surrounded by the unique Miami flavor, and I am sure the southern culture has molded my taste and persona.
I love family time, the open road, and work. I genuinely enjoy working, seeing progress, and team bonding.
My favorite entrepreneur: Richard Branson – the guy enjoys life on another level.
Favorite film director: Martin Scorcese – what can I say he was born to direct.