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
Program Development
Project QA and Oversight

Reopening from COVID-19

Facilities Readiness Assessment
Space Safety Assessment
Reopening Support

Workshops

Smart Cities Training
IoT Technology

Innovation Projects

Use Case Analyses
Project Planning, Design and Execution
Results Analysis and Assessment

Community Engagement

Engagement Strategy and Planning
Communications and Outreach Execution
Community Success Program Development

Solutions and Tools

COVID-19 Safe Space Assessment

Innovation Labs

Lab design
Lab Start-Up
Lab operations

Innovation Intelligence

Technology Scouting
Vendor Due Diligence
Innovation Research

Industry Advancement

Industry standards development
Smart city blueprints development
White paper development

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 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.

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.