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Do you have the right organization in place to ideate, build, and deploy IoT solutions?

A strategy is only as good as the organization that executes it. Ideating, building, and deploying IoT solutions requires capabilities spanning multiple disciplines. Many multinational companies operating in Asia have built competent sales and operations organizations. However, few have developed the competencies required to innovate for local markets and digitalize their local operations. 

IoT ONE helps companies develop efficient and agile organizations capable of executing digital strategies in Asia. In most cases it is not necessary to assume the cost and risk of hiring a large team. We focus on assessment, training, restructuring, partnership development, and selective hiring to develop the right mix of internal and external resources.

We support organization development in three ways:

  • IoT Readiness Assessments - Identify capability gaps and prioritize improvement initiatives.
  • IoT Awareness Workshops - Upgrade your team's ability to ideate, plan and execute.
  • Innovation Organization Design - Design an organization capable of executing your strategy.

Erik Walenza-Slabe


Identify Gaps & Opportunities

Objectively assess your capabilities and prioritize initiatives to upgrade your internal and external resources.

Upgrade Digital Competencies

Cultivate a "Digital Kaizen" mindset across your organization and back it up by training practical capabilities. 

Design an Agile Organization

Build an agile organization capable of responding quickly to unforeseen threats and opportunities.

IoT Readiness Assessments are interactive half-day or full-day discussions with the objective of evaluating IoT readiness gaps across functions and identifying initiatives to address these gaps.  

Improvement Initiative Prioritization

Benjamin Franklin said, “Investment in knowledge pays the best interest." This was true in 1750 and it remains true today. Ignorance is expensive. Obtaining an objective assessment of your operational strengths and weaknesses is the first step towards developing an effective execution organization. Interactive workshops facilitate discussions to determine readiness gaps in the strategy, processes, and people of each business unit or department. We then work with management to identify and prioritze areas for near and long-term improvement. 

Assessment Framework

Industrial IoT Adoption Workshops are tailored to help your organization drive ideation, upgrade know-how, and kick-off initiatives. Workshops typically last between a half day and two days.

We are firm believers in the value of bottom-up ideation. Frontline employees and middle management feel the pain of inefficient processes and unsatisfied customers most intently. They are thus best positioned to bring improvement ideas to the table. However, in order to suggest meaningful improvements, they must first have a working understanding of what is possible with digital technologies. 

Industrial IoT Adoption Workshops are structured to accelerate digitalization in your organization, regardless of where you are in the process. Workshop modules range from informative introduction sessions to practical toolkits for assessing and planning solutions. Focus is placed on practice and reflection, with the intent to rapidly follow workshop discussions with real action to improve your business.

Workshop Content Breakdown

Workshop Modules & Toolkit Examples

Innovation Organization Design can be necessary to transform traditional organizations into organizations that are capable of developing and executing digitalization strategies in Asia.

The first question to answer is, "Will your existing organization continue to deliver the business results your expect in Asia?" If the answer is "Yes", there may be no need to devote resources towards re-designing your organization. However, if there is reason to believe that your existing organization will be unable to compete with more agile and innovative players, is in necessary to evaluate the status quo. 

We typically see two potential weaknesses among multinational companies in China. First, they rely on headquarters for strategic direction. This slows decision making and limits the ability for local market insight to influence strategy. And second, they import older generation technology. This worked when Asian competitors were technically weak and when customers were easily satisfied. Today local competitors are increasingly bringing high quality solutions to market that are precisely tuned to local requirements.

IoT ONE works with clients to develop capability-building roadmaps. We start with developing a vision of your execution organization. We then assess which gaps should be closed with internal or external resources. Finally, we work with you to upgrade your resources, whether it involves training, hiring, or partnership development. 

Illustrative Agile Innovation Organization Design

Assessment & Recruiting Frameworks

How can we help you build an organization capable of executing your digitalization strategy?

IoT ONE Limited

+86 21 6010 5085

338 Nanjing West Road 

Shanghai, China 200003

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