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.


Our Services

Acceleration

Go to market. Change management. Launch. Project management.

Advisory

Strategy. Planning. Lean Innovation.

Intelligence

Market research. Industry Trends. Best Practices.

Innovation Lab

Use Case Development. Proof of Concept Development. Rapid Prototyping.

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?

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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Building Smart Cities – Eight Things That Matter

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.

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Planning Sustainable Smart Cities with the Smart City Ecosystem Framework

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.

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Build, buy, partner? Strategic options for creating smart solutions

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.

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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.