Mitch Maimain

A smarter approach to pandemic-era research funding

By MITCH MAIMAN // It’s heartening to see both the business and charitable investments going into COVID-19 research. I’m certain that the institutions and individuals making these investments want to see the money create the greatest impact possible. But is it? Those who want their funding to have the most useful result should make sure they are funding an area where there is a unique need. I see money flowing into research in problem areas…


Maiman: LI is on the right road, with big things ahead

By MITCH MAIMAN // My view into the near-term future of the technology industry on Long Island reflects my lens on the world. Understanding the business model of IPS, a product-development and professional services company with a client base crossing a wide variety of vertical markets, provides context for my perspective on the technology industry here. From giants like Google and our local favorite Zebra Technologies to small-size startup businesses, we have clients in every…


Drinking deep from the Internet of Things

By MITCH MAIMAN // The hottest buzz phrase these days is Internet of Things, or IoT. Broadly speaking, IoT is shorthand for smart, networked devices utilizing applications to communicate all manner of information. While not all IoT creations provide value to the users or to the companies providing the solution, when the right value propositions are understood and realized, companies can incubate or grow. With high-value solutions, consumers can greatly benefit from the connected nature…