Press Release (ePRNews.com) - DETROIT - Sep 06, 2017 - Bluewater, based in Southfield, Michigan, announces the addition of Itai Ben-Gal as Chief Innovation Officer. Responding to overwhelming customer demand for strategic technical insight, Ben-Gal will oversee the company’s technology, architecture, and product roadmap. Ben-Gal and his team will be leading Bluewater with innovation and technology advancements to create market differentiation and revenue opportunities.
Detroit native, Ben-Gal is a well-known industry veteran, tech leader, and innovator. He turned his passion for A/V and home theater into a thriving career in the Internet of Things (IoT) market. In 2009, he founded iRule, a Detroit-based software provider that transformed iOS and Android devices into universal remotes for commercial and residential control. In 2016, he sold his company to Kramer Electronics. Prior to joining Bluewater, Ben-Gal was at Kramer Electronics as the CEO of iRule.
Ben-Gal is on the Board of Industry Leaders for the Consumer Technology Association, formerly the Consumer Electronics Association, the nation’s preeminent trade association representing more than 2,200 consumer technology companies. His passion for Detroit’s tech scene has led him to mentor graduates of University of Michigan’s Zell Laurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies and to co-found the Detroit IoT group. Ben-Gal was named to Crain’s Detroit Business’ 2012 Class of 40 under 40, which honors the best and brightest in Southeast Michigan who have made their marks in business before age 40. In 2016, he was also featured on Crain’s 50 Names to Know in IT list.
Our client partners demand constant innovation, sound advice, and technical insight to properly amplify their stories. Itai has what it takes to lead both our culture and innovation rate in a profound way.
“We are excited to have Itai as part of the Bluewater family,” says Jeff Day, CEO of Bluewater. “Our client partners demand constant innovation, sound advice, and technical insight to properly amplify their stories. Itai has what it takes to lead both our culture and innovation rate in a profound way.”
For more than 30 years and with more than 225 employees, Bluewater has delivered strategic tech-forward solutions to real business problems. Bluewater’s mission is to empower leaders and organizations with capabilities that amplify their stories, leaving a lasting impact. To learn more about the company, services and projects, visit Bluewatertech.com.
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