Welcome to new team member Ivan Sølvason!


Ivan Sølvason has founded numerous high tech companies after being editor-in-chief for a computer magazine for 6 years. In 1988 he founded the world’s first interactive television program, using touch-tone technology to remote control a live program on air. Two years later Hugo was created and was an instant hit among TV viewers – during the next 14 years, the show was sold in 43 countries, and 10 million computer games on 5 different platforms were sold in 14 different languages.

After exiting his company to a venture capital company, he founded GoIP International, a white label VoIP company, where he worked with his team to market this technology into over 30 countries, working closely with Deutsche Telekom on several clients. GoIP International company was backed by a venture capital company with over 3,2 million dollars.

On the development side, Ivan invented several second screen convergence technologies for television and educational purposes.

Ivan lives in Copenhagen (Denmark).

Huge Global Potential for i2i’s Latest Client

Pannta has developed and patented a unique technology to refill battery packs for various devices (power drills, e-bikes etc.). This will not only save the users lots of money, but is also environmentally friendlier than current technologies.

i2i will handle the global licensing business by locating and contracting local manufacturers all over the world, who want to participate in this huge business opportunity.


i2i attends Major Industry Events

In February and March 2014 the two leading European ICT events took place again: the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, and the CeBIT in Hannover.

i2i attended both events, meeting existing and prospective clients. With i2i’s rising reputation and global reach, opportunities also arise at an increasing rate. Subsequent to the events , i2i has added some more names to its impressive list of clients.

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New team member: Welcome to Ben Gore!


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Robert B. (Ben) Gore brings over 30 years of business planning, analysis, operations, and M&A success to the i2i team.

With deep roots as an executive in the telecommunications industry, Ben possesses the spectrum of knowledge and experience needed in planning, operations, product management, corporate transactions, as well as regulatory and business development in the global wire line, mobile, fixed wireless and satellite businesses.

Ben was an Executive Vice-President at TerreStar Networks, Inc. and TerreStar Global, Ltd. where he served in several executive positions.

In addition to his operational experience, Ben possesses extensive transaction related experience. While with Deutsche Telekom, he was head of the U.S. based Mergers and Acquisitions group and led the negotiations and due diligence of several major acquisitions for the company in the US and Europe. Prior to Deutsche Telekom, Ben was Senior Vice-President of Business Development for CAI Wireless Systems, Inc. and executive with Bell Atlantic (now Verizon Corporation).

Ben earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Virginia Military Institute and a Masters of Business Administration from Virginia Tech. He is based in the US in Virginia.

i2i’s 1st Birthday

i2i’s exciting 1st year of operation definitely warranted a celebration. We therefore invited our friends and partners for a night of networking, accompanied by excellent food and drink.
Among the participants were Canadian Ambassador Mark Bailey, the Canadian Trade Commissioner Susanne Schmidt-Knobloch and many representatives from notable financial, academic and industry institutions, including prominent start-ups.
Our new partner HolisticSec held a short presentation about internet and network security – a topic of general interest and great relevance.
We thank all our guests for a great evening with lots of interesting discussions and valuable networking.

i2i inks deal with Challengera

Challengera, based in Sweden, is the global leader in crowdsourcing of innovation and creativity processes. Their solution enables enterprises to use the creative power of all their employees, irrespective of their physical location.

i2i will support Challengera to position their solution in the European and North American marketplace.


Welcome to our new team member Greg Durand!

i2i Photo GDurand2Greg Durand is an Executive leader with an extensive Sales, Marketing and Business Development track record including international experience in diversified, technology-based companies. A strategic thinker with excellent communication skills and a polished presence in the C-suite, he is capable of managing complex business operations in new and established markets. His natural leadership capabilities and extensive experience within growing organizations help him drive consistently high achievement.

Greg has held several management positions in sales, marketing and business development in the Finance/technology/medical sectors, with experience in North American, European, Latin American and Asia Pac markets. Greg has completed various professional development programs and holds a B.Sc. in Physics from the University of British Columbia.

Greg is based in Toronto and will play a vital role in liaising with all the relevant technology and start-up institutions in Ontario.

i2i Roadshow to Canada

i2iassociates recently conducted a very successful  business trip visiting Information & Communication Technologies (ICT) customers and regional innovation “hubs” in Canada.

The extensive trip went from east coast to west coast, taking in organizations such as Newpace Technologies,  Nova Scotia Business Inc, Springboard Atlantic, Telus, Sasktel, Allstream, Ontario Centre for Excellence, MaRS, Wavefront, University of Toronto, Alberta Innovates, Sault Saint Marie Innovation Center (Algoma University), to name a few.

In addition to the official meetings, i2i conducted a very successful go-to-market workshop sponsored by the National Research Council and the Sault Saint Marie Innovation Center.

i2i is recognized as an essential part of the business launch cycle in bringing potential Canadian solutions to the global market.

Stay tuned for further exciting announcements. Feel free to contact us for more details on how we can help your organisation.

i2i presents RCS Business Models at Rich Communications Conference in Berlin

i2i attended the Rich Communications 2013 Conference at the Maritim Pro-Arte Hotel in Berlin. This is the leading event around Rich Communication (RCS/Joyn).

i2i Managing Partner Ulrich Hammerschmidt presented i2i’s findings regarding different operator business models for the launch of RCS/Joyn.


Globalization Workshop at the Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Center (Algoma University)

On October 1st, 2013, i2i conducted a workshop at the Sault Ste. Maria Innovation Center (Algoma University) in Northern Ontario. Lots of SMEs from the region attended the event and discussed ways how to take their products to foreign markets.


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i2i managing partners Ulrich Hammerschmidt and Steve Donald with Jerry Bugyra, Business Development Manager at the SSMIC.

News coverage of the event: http://www.kisssoo.com/2013/10/01/marketing-conference-offers-opportunity-for-local-businesses-to-go-global/