Who We Are
Strategy of Things helps cities, communities and business enterprises become smarter, safer, more responsive and resilient.
We are a Silicon Valley based innovation firm that brings science, breakthrough strategies and disruptive innovations
to help government, communities and business organizations solve complex problems in new ways.
We offer an integrated portfolio of services – innovation management, consulting, research and project execution,
to deliver the outcomes that matter to you and your customers.
Consistently. Faster. Smarter. With Less Risk.
Where we help
Strategy and Planning
How can I use Smart City and digital innovations to better address the needs of my community?
What infrastructure, policies, practices and resources do I need?
How do I get started and what do I do first?
Ideation and Innovation
How can I plan and execute successful pilot projects consistently?
How can I use Smart City innovation to maintain and enhance services with the budget I have?
How can I create more equitable and inclusive services to my community?
Execution and Scaling
How can I reopen and return to in-person activities safely?
How can I execute and show results in six to nine months?
How do I optimize my resources to support operations today while building tomorrow’s resilient, responsive and smart city?
How We Help
Smart City Programs
Strategy, Planning and Roadmaps
Project QA and Oversight
Reopening from COVID-19
Reopening Readiness Assessment
Reopening Readiness Workshops
Advisory and Consulting
Smart Cities Training
Use Case Analyses
Project Planning, Design and Execution
Results Analysis and Assessment
Engagement Strategy and Planning
Communications and Outreach Execution
Community Success Program Development
Solutions and Tools
COVID-19 Safe Space Assessment
Vendor Due Diligence
Industry standards development
Smart city blueprints development
White paper development
We start with problems and pain points, not technology
We use Design Thinking methodologies to get to the right problems and its root causes. We use our
Innovation of Things lean approach to innovate the right solutions to solve those problems.
We create insight, but innovate with foresight
We combine extensive real world experience, industry knowledge, deep technology expertise, and data with
our strategy and future vision approach to disrupt and create new markets.
We bring science to problems
Effective solutions address the root causes. Our science informed approach is fundamental to creating sustainable outcomes.
We assume nothing, and validate everything
Not all innovations succeed. We incorporate constant experimentation, testing, user validation
and data analysis as an integral part of our approach to create successful innovations consistently.
We do it with you, not for you
We believe how you team is as important as who you team with. Throughout the innovation process, we integrate
with your teams and work side by side to drive mutual success.
Our Areas of Focus
"Strategy of Things is a trusted partner who accelerated our smart region journey from concept to launch in eight months. They helped build our smart region strategy, developed our innovation capabilities from the ground up, recruited strategic industry partners, and launched our innovation lab. They are a critical extension of our team and a strategic capability for San Mateo County's smart region efforts."
Chief Smart Communities Officer
San Mateo County
Smart buildings transform the spaces in which we work, live, shop, and relax. They implement innovations that change what we do, how we do it, and where we do it. The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted how we used indoor spaces, and despite our progress in combatting the disease, scientists believe it will persist. What then becomes the role of smart buildings?
This blog updates the definition of today’s smart buildings and describes its evolved roles.
Students in high school are not only residents and beneficiaries of smart cities, but may be its future architects, planners, builders, operators, and leaders.
This blog details our 2021 Smart City Internship Program that introduced seven local high school students with an interest in STEM careers to urban innovation and smart cities.
We live in a connected world and talk about the possibility of smart cities and its many benefits. But yet, there is still a sizable portion of our communities that do not have broadband Internet service, nor access to devices, or the skills to use them in the year 2021. Silicon Valley in California, the world famous home of innovation and technology, has not been spared.
This blog provides a broad definition of digital divide, identifies some of its causes, and some broad strategic areas to focus on.