We are a research, advisory, and solution development firm dedicated to helping companies create value from data.

Our mission is to help our clients grow their business in Asia by reinventing their products, services, and business models for the digital age.

We do this by managing structured growth processes and providing technical capabilities through our domain expert network.

We are known for:

Business Outcomes
Generating business outcomes at the interface of technology and business.
Bottom-up Research
A strong foundation in detailed, bottom-up research.
Technology Ecosystems
Deep engagement with domain experts and tech ecosystems.
We are known for:
Business Outcomes
We are experts in generating value at the interface of technology and business. Business value is always our North Star. Technology is a critical enabler of value creation but it is only a set of tools, not an end in itself. And technical solutions must be supported by complementary business processes to achieve results.
  • Direct commercial benefits
  • Digital product is sold for a specific price
  • Digital product directly reduces cost (e.g. replacing a formerly manual process)
  • Indirect, but quantifiable
    commercial benefits
  • Digital products can have effects on multiple elements of the core value chain
  • Benefits can mostly be quantified
  • Goodwill-type, less quantifiable benefits
  • Digital products can contribute to overall strategic business elements
  • These are typically not easily quantifiable but define long-term success
We are known for:
Bottom-up Research
Our capabilities are built on a strong foundation of bottom-up research. We systematically analyze use cases, technologies, business models, companies, and macroeconomic factors and help our clients develop and implement effective strategies to increase competitiveness in our digital age.
  • Use Cases: Where should we focus our resources to maximize impact?
  • Solution Architecture: How should we design the solution?
  • Business Models: How do we operate the business model and internal processes?
  • Ecosystems: Which stakeholders will contribute to our success, and how?
  • What external factors impact solution development, market adoption or system deployment?
We are known for:
Technology Ecosystems
Digital technologies are the most dynamic element of the modern economy. Even the largest companies cannot be experts in every domain that impacts their business. We engage with a deep ecosystem of domain experts, technology leaders, startups, investors and service partners to access unique insights and technical capabilities.
Partner Network
Our extensive network of domain experts, startups, and ecosystem partners provides access to unique expertise and technical capabilities.
Ecosystem Partners
provide access to innovative startups and technology leaders
Strategic Partners
support implementation of projects globally
300+ Domain Experts
provide technical insight and advice in their areas of expertise

Our Story.

IoT ONE delivers research and training services globally with unique strategy development and implementation capabilities in Asia.

IoT ONE was founded in 2015 by three entrepreneurs who share a passion for tracking the development of digital technologies and their impact on our world. The first Internet wave disrupted retail, media, and finance. Traditional market leaders declined and new leaders emerged. The second Internet wave is now impacting how products and operations create value. It will impact every company that builds or operates physical infrastructure, assets, and devices. We are dedicated to the challenge of helping companies navigate this generational transformation.

Our Core Values.

Entrepreneurship is no longer only for startups. Every organization must embrace a change mindset in order to remain competitive in our rapidly evolving world. We help our clients ideate, build, and deploy digital solutions rapidly to meet their changing needs.
Client First
We take the long view. Any effort that is needed to help our clients succeed is effort well spent. Our goal is to build long term partnerships by being an insightful advisor, an honest guide, and a helping hand.
Results Driven
Our clients trust us to deliver results that lead to the successful implementation of thoughtful plans. Everything we do is rooted in objective research that drives us towards a tangible goal. We know that in the end it is the impact of our work that speaks.

Our Team.

Meet our leadership team

Erik Walenza
Managing Partner, NE Asia
Erik Walenza
James Loudon
Managing Partner, Europe
James Loudon
Michael Maeder
Partner, Germany
Michael Maeder
Chun Liew
Chun Liew
Wei Wei
Senior Expert, Research
Wei Wei
Frank Henze
Senior Expert, Industry 4.0
Frank Henze
Arne Flick
Senior Expert, Academy
Arne Flick
Michael Adick
Senior Expert, Training
Michael Adick

Media Coverage.

Leading media and conferences have featured our research and insights.

and many more…

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