What we do

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 and business organizations solve complex problems in new ways.

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

What is a Resilient, Safe and Smart City?

 

How can I use Smart City innovation to keep my city safe and resilient?

 

How do I get started and what do I do first?

 

Where can I find the funding to build my Smart City?

 

How do I optimize my existing resources to support
operations today while building tomorrow’s resilient, safe and smart city?

 

How can I execute and show results in six to nine months?

Our Services

Acceleration

Innovation Ecosystem. Proven Solutions. Trusted Services.

Advisory

Strategy. Planning. Analysis. Value Realization.

Intelligence

“On The Ground” Insights. Best Practices. Innovation Scouting.

Innovation Lab

Use Cases. Pilot Design and Testing. Solutions.

Our Approach

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.

Benefits

Disrupt Successfully

Drive customer adoption, increase revenues and productivity, while lowering costs.

Go Faster

Innovate faster and more frequently in response to market, customer and technological shifts.

Sustain Advantage

Transform organization into disruption machine for building innovative services and solutions.

Our Areas of Focus

Smart Cities

Today’s cities are being transformed by digital technologies to deliver old and new services in new ways, while supporting ambitious new goals.

Smart Communities

Communities (residential communities, business districts, buildings, and universities) are mini-cities, but with its own set of localized needs.

Smart Industry

Manufacturing is being transformed as connectivity, data analytics, automation and systems integration drives towards autonomous factory production.

Why Us?

"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."

Ulysses Vinson
Chief Smart Communities Officer
San Mateo County

Deep Innovation Experience

Our 75+ years of collective hands-on experience, from strategy, technology, to business, operations and execution, help you innovate faster, with better results, and less risk.

Relentless Execution

We combine our methodologies, resources, program management skills with agility, resourcefulness, creativity and a fearless entrepreneurial “can do” attitude to get results that matter.

Systems Thinking

We use Systems Thinking in planning, developing and implementing innovation programs to ensure maximum effectiveness, sustainable results, and adaptability to change.

Leading Edge Ideas

Our Silicon Valley presence enables us to provide you with early access to the latest thinking, ideas, best practices, emerging innovations that give you a competitive advantage.

Passion for Innovation

We are innovation enthusiasts, futurists and dreamers designing a better tomorrow. Your projects are extensions of our personal interests that drive us to do our very best.

Partners for Success

We work with you to drive mutual success, from collaboration to strategic partnering, team augmentation to integration, and flexible incentive arrangements as appropriate.

Latest Insights

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Creating COVID-19 Safe Spaces for Reopening and Return to Work (Part Two)

COVID-19 Safe Spaces are key to reopening buildings and facilities for in-person activities. Technology is a critical component of the COVID-19 safe space. There is no one technology that makes a space safe. A variety of technologies, working in tandem, is used in safe spaces.

This blog, Part 2 in a series, discusses the role of technology and IoT in the operation of a safe space. Key considerations, from the use case, operations and maintenance, and technology are presented.

Creating COVID-19 Safe Spaces for Reopening and Return to Work (Part One)

The discovery and regulatory approval of two COVID-19 vaccines in late 2020 has made reopening and return to work initiatives top priority for business and community leaders in 2021. Despite the vaccine, COVID-19 isn’t going away and many people are concerned about a return to in-person activities.

This blog introduces the concept of safe spaces to support reopening and return to work. A framework describing the elements of a safe space is discussed, along with ten best practices for planning safe spaces.

A new beginning – the COVID-19 New Normal

The disruption caused by COVID-19 has halted the economy and put many industries in jeopardy. As the pandemic subsides, we will see a return to normalcy, but it will be far different from our previous interpretation of “normal”.

In this blog, we take a deep dive into several industries that will be drastically and permanently altered as a direct result of the coronavirus, including the restaurant industry, offices & workspaces, travel, education, and retail & manufacturing. This understanding is necessary in order to design our new future cities and communities.

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Let’s Talk!

We recognize that your needs are unique to your organization, market and customer base.
Please contact us today for a free consultation of your needs and how we can help.