How to get started in the data experience economy

Posted by on Jun 3, 2016 in IoT & Data | No Comments
How to get started in the data experience economy

Despite the hype, the data experience economy is still new. While two data-driven use cases have come to the fore, compelling human-centred offerings have yet to materialise. The self-driving car, which aims to mine and combine data on traffic conditions, road regulations and person/parcel destination, among others, has yet to transport people and things safely, […]

The benefit of human experience, an interview with Claro Partners’ Chris Massot

Posted by on May 5, 2016 in IoT & Data | No Comments
The benefit of human experience, an interview with Claro Partners’ Chris Massot

“We should be focusing on technology as an enabler for an experience and not just technology for technology’s sake,” Claro Partners partner Chris Massot says. “Engineers, scientists, technology people don’t really get that because they fall in love with the technology.” Massot has a wealth of experience in developing technology products, from the first Xbox […]

How to win in the perilous data experience economy

Posted by on Mar 30, 2016 in IoT & Data | No Comments
How to win in the perilous data experience economy

Data monetisation is at a standstill. While bankers, marketers and insurers have successfully sifted through Big Data to learn how to improve their decisions and offerings, the payoff has remained more elusive for those uninvolved in data analytics. In particular, data architects, who have chosen to capture value by designing data sets to engender new […]

3 emerging opportunity spaces for killer IoT & data value propositions

Posted by on Feb 8, 2016 in IoT & Data | No Comments
3 emerging opportunity spaces for killer IoT & data value propositions

IoT and data present a rapidly growing opportunity space for technology companies. The space is rapidly being populated by inspiring startups creating offers ranging from internet connected light bulbs, to egg holders. Only 0.06% of things that could be connected to the Internet currently are, so there is a lot of excitement around the possibilities […]

Win-win insurance: a great opportunity for IoT and data startups

Posted by on Feb 4, 2016 in IoT & Data | No Comments
Win-win insurance: a great opportunity for IoT and data startups

In the Value Proposition workshop I ran last week at Startupbootcamp IoT and Data, it was clear it is tough for startups with broad applications to decide which industry they should focus on. If your startup has a platform technology such as new sensors, algorithms, wearables or artificial intelligence tools, which industries should you be […]

What are wearables waiting for?

Posted by on Jan 20, 2016 in IoT & Data | No Comments
What are wearables waiting for?

It was the last day of my trip to Japan and I wanted to experience an onsen before I left. These public baths have some specific house rules: take off all your clothes and put on a wristband. Naked in a Tokyo bathhouse – except for my wearable device, I felt a little exposed. The […]

The Thing about the IoT: Improving Customer Experience

Posted by on Oct 23, 2014 in IoT & Data | No Comments
The Thing about the IoT: Improving Customer Experience

Everybody wants the Internet of Things to become a “thing”. We’re holding Internet of Things World Forums, discussing how it can help improve efficiency and impact top-and-bottom lines for enterprise, and creating tools like our Guide to Succeeding in the IoT. We’ve proven there are plenty of useful things we can do with connected devices. […]

We’re launching our Guide to Succeeding in the Internet of Things

Posted by on Sep 17, 2014 in IoT & Data | No Comments

Part of Claro’s mission is to be the best in the world at making sense of business disruption emerging from shifts in technology and society. Since identifying the rise of the Internet of Things as one of these major disruptions three years ago, we have worked with major organisations, entrepreneurs, and startups to explore opportunities […]

Engineering the IoT Revolution: Why Claro is excited to be a part of Startupbootcamp Barcelona

Posted by on Aug 28, 2014 in IoT & Data | No Comments
Engineering the IoT Revolution: Why Claro is excited to be a part of Startupbootcamp Barcelona

As reported in TechCrunch, we are delighted to announce the launch of Startupbootcamp Barcelona. The accelerator program will run from January 2015 with a focus on developing startups that focus on the Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart Data. At Claro Partners we love to learn how technology and business practices are changing around the world. We […]

How can companies participate in building ‘smart cities of people’?

Posted by on Jul 9, 2014 in IoT & Data | No Comments
How can companies participate in building ‘smart cities of people’?

When the idea of smart city first became popular, it was mostly about embedding sensors and actuators in everything around us, to make those things more efficient and environmentally sustainable. Systems for robust monitoring and control of the environment are at the core of the idea of smart cities. Two smart city projects which epitomise this […]

WebVisions BCN: Reflections

Posted by on Jun 27, 2014 in IoT & Data | No Comments
WebVisions BCN: Reflections

“The future isn’t predicted, it’s made” – this is the belief that drives WebVisions, an international series of conferences that explore the future of web design, UX, technology and strategy. Speakers at the conference come from very different fields of expertise – from design to data science, from journalism to software. I recently went to […]