Critical 1 Consulting, Inc.
P.O. Box 4188
Clarksburg, WV

Ph. 304.657.4258
Fax 866.292.7763

James T. Smith, Principal

Critical 1 Consulting, Inc.


Because of his speaking ability, and peer recognition of his broad-based expertise and strategic insight, Mr. Smith has been recruited as an invited speaker at various professional conferences.

Some speaking engagements, such as the Project Management Institute (PMI) and IEEE MetroCon, were presentations made from a general megatrend Gilder-like perspective.  They represented an opportunity to share and expand upon the insight captured within his strategic business planning document, “Emerging Technologies & Megatrends—How Should GTE Respond?” April, 1999. (pdf)  In particular, at IEEE MetroCon ‘99, 2000, 2001, and 2002, Mr. Smith presented annually revised versions of “Emerging Technologies & Megatrends.” [The presentation for MetroCon 2002: (pdf)]

As a consequence of his provocative, out-of-the-box discussions during’s IM’99 conference, Mr. Smith was invited to speak at other conferences. His presentations included:

  • “The Carrier’s Dilemma,” Instant Messaging—the Future of Computing Services (IM’2000), May, 2000.
  • “The 21st Century Packet Network And 21st Century Services,” Spring 2001 Presence & Instant Messaging (PIM’2001), May 2001. (pdf)

Most recently, Mr. Smith was an invited speaker to M2M United 2006 where he presented:

  • “Emerging Trends That Will Transform M2M,” M2M United, San Antonio, TX, June 26-27, 2006. (pdf)
  • Sponsored by M2M magazine, M2M United is the most comprehensive, substantive conference on M2M technology and its business benefits. The event features many of the industry’s thought leaders as speakers, and includes track sessions moderated by the space’s top analysts. M2M United is the can’t miss event for companies interested in the business value of networking physical assets.
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    Date: June 26-28, 2006
    Location: Hyatt Hill Country Resort and Spa
    City & State: San Antonio, Texas

Mr. Smith has published several technical papers (see the Publications page) which were presented at their respective conferences  He also has authored a multitude of internal and contracted papers and documents.  Finally, Mr. Smith  is a contributing author to recently published university-level textbooks:



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