About Us

Integrated Smart Cities IoT solutions from a smart, reliable team

Our Story

Caravela IoT is an IoT solution engineering division of Data Holdings. Our skills lie in building secure, high-performance networks, on a small or extremely large scale. In addition to our network prowess, we also help integrate any aspect of an IoT solution to ensure a project’s success.

We work closely with our clients to design solutions that suit their goals, advising on business process improvements, reducing internal and external friction and helping recognize projected ROI.

We’re different because we bring our expertise to any and all aspects of a Smart Cities engagement. We operate our own cloud, make use of open source software to control costs, improve security and avoid vendor lock-in, guiding design of data visualization software or helping utilize software from another vendor. While we’re probably not unique, you’ll be hard-pressed to find the same level of expertise at one organization anywhere else.

Caravela Technical Leadership

Ian Favill, Caravela IoT


Ian Favill

VP Business Development

Ian is responsible for customer relationship management, and takes point on sales and marketing efforts. He has 25+ years of experience in the technology services industry , at Fortune 100 companies which has equipped him to understand how technology applications are appropriate to business customer organizations and which members of the C-Suite care about what solution elements.

Ryan Brooks, Caravela IoT


Ryan Brooks

General Manager and Solution Architect

In the 1990s, Ryan co-founded inc.net, a regional Internet service provider, which supplied services to corporations in the Ameritech region. He later sold the company to Time Warner, and after Time Warner Telecom’s successful IPO and further acquisition of GST Telecom, headed their design team to develop a national network. Ryan has also worked at UPS, British Telecom and has also done extensive consulting work for Fortune 500 companies.

Our Partner

Stack41 Data Center as a Service (DCaaS)


Data Holdings powers Caravela’s IoT solutions via Tier III Data Centers and Cloud Solutions. Data Holdings is a full-service data center company with operations in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Through those operations, Data Holdings provides the expertise and physical platform for business organizations to consume as much of the cloud as needed for their mission-critical applications in an economical, flexible, highly secure and performant manner.