What we do
Strategy of Things helps cities become smarter and more responsive. We are a Silicon Valley based
innovation consultancy that brings urban science, breakthrough strategies and disruptive digital technologies
to help organizations solve complex problems in new ways.
We team with you through our rapid innovation processes to create solutions and services. We integrate
transformational enablers like the Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning, cloud, data science and strategy
to create sustainable value for you and your customers.
We offer an integrated portfolio of services – innovation lab, consulting, research and execution,
to deliver the outcomes that matter to you and your customers.
Consistently. Faster. Smarter. With Less Risk.
Where we help
Disruption is the new normal
Your business and customers are being disrupted in a hyper-connected world.
New technologies disrupt business models, customer experiences and service delivery.
The speed and frequency of disruption is outpacing your capabilities and competitive advantages.
Innovation is not an option
Innovating is hard.
Innovating the right things is harder.
Innovating the right things fast and frequently is hardest.
Data accelerates disruption
IoT creates new data.
New skills and strategies are needed.
Digital transformation of your business is mandatory.
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 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
Whether you are planning or have already started your smart city journey, there are eight things that cities must get right. While smart cities are often associated with technology, it is but one component within the larger smart city ecosystem that needs to be addressed.
This article discusses the eight things that leaders and planners must get right, in order to build the sustainable and well functioning smart city.
The smart city is a complex ecosystem of people, processes, policies, technology and other enablers working together to deliver a set of outcomes.
Despite this, many planners today are not taking an ecosystem approach to smart city projects. This article introduces the smart city ecosystem framework, a more holistic and multi-dimensional approach, to building more sustainable, scalable and relevant smart cities.
IoT enables vendors to create an entirely new line of “smart” solutions for its existing and new markets. While the decision to go “smart” is straightforward, the decision of how to go “smart” is less obvious. Vendors are faced with a “build, buy, partner” decision – build it themselves, buy and integrate technology, or partner with another organization and go to market together.
This article discusses some of the key management considerations involved in making a decision.