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Smart Systems Design

smart systems and the internet of things changes everything…

and requires completely new thinking…

In the not too distant future, hundreds of millions, then billions, of individuals and businesses, with billions, then trillions of smart, communicating devices, will stretch the boundaries of today’s business and social systems and create the potential to change the way we work, learn, entertain and innovate.

Global expansion; re-engineering; lean practices; mergers and acquisitions. For most companies these strategies for growth and value creation have reached the point of diminishing returns.

As the Internet of Things continues to integrate the physical and virtual worlds, what worked in the past to drive growth is less likely to work now or in the future…

smart systems design

is a new discipline that lies between the “fault lines” of existing disciplines – the convergence of design, strategy, and innovation processes…….

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smart systems design demands we think and act differently…

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Smart systems and services will increasingly have less managerial hierarchy, command and control decision making or proprietary ownership of ideas.


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Diverse collaborative networks will be self-organized by people who are motivated to explore and develop ideas they care deeply about. Business innovation will extend beyond ideas about new products and services to the very manner in which business is conducted.


Building new growth ventures for the Internet of Things requires new and very different modes of design and business development – organizations will need to push the boundaries of collaboration to include many new and unfamiliar participants – “strange bedfellows”…..

We are creating a rich knowledge base, and innovative new design and decision methods that organizations can leverage to develop, deploy and test new models for delivering value….

…we work with leading technology innovators, product OEMs and service providers to transform smart system concepts into reality..

  • research

    Our research, content and modeling provides an ideal context for discovery, ideation and planning by providing real time facts and insights focused on Smart Systems innovation, technology, and markets.

  • advisory

    Our approach uniquely integrates elements from strategy, design and innovation processes to help clients define and develop actionable strategies based on deep market and business insight.

  • design

    We facilitate effective multi-party forums and interactions that help clients and partners develop technology and business roadmaps and deploy new smart systems business models.

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