Recent Relationships with Companies
This group comprises entities with which this consultancy has worked with since its launch in 2010.
BenBella Books is an independent publishing house based in Dallas, Texas, founded by Glenn Yeffeth in 2001. It specializes in non-fiction books on popular culture, health, and nutrition, along with books on science, politics, psychology, business, and other topics. A recent publication in the domain of human spaceflight is Mars One: Humanity’s Next Great Adventure, for which Dr Kass was invited to be an author and editor.
Bombardier Aerospace is the world’s leading manufacturer of both planes and trains with over 70000 employees in some 40 countries across five continents: Their aerospace division is headquartered in Montreal, while their transportation division is headquartered in Berlin.
Delta-Utec is an innovative company involved in different space projects and in education programmes. It has been active in system engineering and management of various small satellite projects. It developed and qualified a tether deployment system and other space components and mechanisms. Delta-Utec has close cooperation with ESA-ESTEC, international universities and SME's in the aerospace domain. The company also provides consultancy in integrated applications (terrestrial services that benefit from satellites)
e-voluzione srl, based in Naples, Italy, is an SME, specializing in services based on LabVIEW, for which they are official certified architects. James R Kass Space Consulting is an agent for e-voluzione, and in fact, is also exclusive agent vis-à-vis the European Space Agency.
The primary domain of work and flagship of Enablance GmbH, Bremen, Germany, is Data Privacy, for which the company possesses a unique solution. This solution returns to individuals’ control of personal data, wherever it may be distributed across the world, without need of third party human administrators or intervention, which is the basic cause of weakness of most traditional systems. Dr Kass is Chief Executive Officer.
F. Moser Consultants - fmc12
F. Moser Consulting, located in The Netherlands, are experts in business and technical tools and related services. The company comprises the diverse but related skills of a group of experienced professionals, providing services in the domains of communication, management, and information technology. The company has been engaged in implementations of data and knowledge management systems for a wide range of industries and organizations, including the European Space Agency at ESTEC in Noordwijk.
H.E. Space is an engineering services company specializing in personnel recruitment with an exclusive focus on the space sector. It has bases in Germany, Netherlands, and USA, with a broad, international network, built over 30 years. Kass has worked for the company as an employee and consultant, mainly for work carried out for the European Space Agency’s centre of science and technology, ESTEC. Kass offered expertise in a broad range of domains spanning human spaceflight, safety, telemedicine, integrated applications, standardization, knowledge management and lessons learned.
Health Center of Excellence – HCE
Health Center of Excellence is a reference center for second opinion, electronic medical record, and a global platform for cross border cooperation. HCE is defined as interconnected collaborative centers of professional knowledge and skills, which have common applicability to the benefit of all nations around the world. This applies specifically to medical diagnostic, remote health care and treatment skills and training through knowledge sharing, second opinion, electronic medical records, which will facilitate effective healthcare knowledge deployment without undue concern for distance/local institutional resource.
SurfRay, a Danish-based company with branch in the USA, is a leader in integration and search infrastructure software for SharePoint, and winner of 2012/3 Microsoft Partner of the Year Award. SurfRay’ s flagship is the Ontolica products suite, which enables the building of search-based applications for enterprises especially challenged with large volumes of data. SurfRay software enjoys a large install base in enterprises and governmental organizations worldwide.
The Ontolica suite essentially stands on three pillars: Search, Preview, and Fusion. Brief descriptions of what can be achieved with this suite are found by selecting the rubric on Knowledge Management of this website and on htttp://www.surfray.com
James R Kass Space Consulting represented Surfray’s Ontolica products as sales partner/ consultant (2016-2017).
The Ocean Cleanup
The Ocean Cleanup, a Dutch enterprise, is developing the world’s first feasible method to rid the oceans of plastic. Their goal is to extract, prevent, and intercept plastic pollution by initiating the largest clean-up in history. Dr Kass was called upon to advise them on the potential role of space assets to support this worthwhile endeavour.
Since May 2014 Dr Kass has been Expert Agent for Xignum Sp. z o.o.’s main product, Xignum Aerospace - Project, Process and Data Management Solution (Xignum Aero). In particular James R Kass Space Consulting is exclusive representative for Xignum vis-à-vis the European Space Agency (ESA).