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Benson Chan
Benson Chan is an innovation catalyst at Strategy of Things, an innovation management consultancy helping businesses innovate and thrive in a hyper-connected world. He has over 20 years of success in bringing leading edge business and technology innovations to market for corporate and start-up companies. His areas of expertise are in networking, cloud, enterprise IT, IoT and innovation management.

Building the Smart City: 8 Things To Get Right

What is a smart city? In a previous article, we described it as a city that uses technology extensively to achieve key outcomes for its various stakeholders, including residents, businesses, municipal...

The Smart City Ecosystem Framework – A Model for Planning Smart Cities

What is a smart city? The answer depends on who you ask. Solutions providers will tell you it’s smart parking, smart lighting or anything to do with technology. City officials may...

When Developing Smart Solutions, Should You Build, Buy, or Partner?

The Internet of Things (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...

IoT vs. Industrial IoT: 10 Differences That Matter

The Internet of Things (IoT) enables disruptive transformation across multiple market segments, from consumer, enterprise, agriculture, healthcare, manufacturing, and utilities to government and cities. Industrial IoT (IIoT), a subset of the...

6 Things IT Executives Must Do To Accelerate IoT Adoption

Are you ready for the Internet of Things (IoT)? Despite its transformational potential, most organizations are not.In an era of rapid disruption and digital transformation, IT executives and managers must lead...

5 “Dot Com” Lessons for IoT

Twenty years ago, the Internet created a gold rush of ideas, opportunities, and new businesses. The news was filled with stories of a new world to be built. Everybody had a...
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Smart Parking Solutions – It’s Not About The Parking

Parking and traffic congestion are constant sources of frustration for drivers, merchants, employers and public officials in most cities around the world. It is no surprise that smart parking services are...
IoT Innovation, IoT Enabled Innovation

IoT Is Not Innovation

Industry analysts predict a huge market opportunity for Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. The only thing larger than the opportunity is the hype over IoT. Suddenly, everyone has an “innovative” IoT...

IoT Subscription Models – 6 Key Considerations

The emergence of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies have disrupted solution vendors across multiple industries, from financial services to technology to agricultural equipment. Solutions vendors are shifting from traditional products to...

Smart Home 2.0 – How to Develop Smart Home Solutions that Resonate with Buyers

The Internet of Things (IoT) has found traction and interest in the smart home market. Smart doorbells, door locks, lighting and thermostats are some of the most popular IoT products found...