We provide hands-on consulting services to companies creating smart connected devices for the Internet-of-Things.
Components of an IoT Project
Building products for the Internet-of-Things requires a broad range of skills. Here are some of the key components:
How We Work With Clients
By the Project
Our team can take on as much of your project as you need us to. We typically work on a fixed bid basis, with clearly identified triggers for potential cost overruns. In the event that there’s something about your project that makes it hard for us to operate on a fixed bid, we’ll identify the area of concern and box it in as much as possible.
By the Month
Some of our clients prefer to work on a monthly retainer. This typically applies when we are offering advice, scouting, or project assessment. Our normal terms are a 6 month minimum, with rates starting at $35,000 USD / month and increasing based on complexity, time commitment and number of team members involved.
Sometimes you just need a quick assist from a team that can jump in and assess a project or fix a problem. We can’t always help at short notice, but we’ll try. Contact us today and tell us what you need.
Thingovation delivers practical consulting services to creators of smart connected devices. These devices, also known as The Internet of Things, are complex systems that require expertise in many different areas. Thingovation’s goal is to help you create the device you want to build.
Founded by technology veterans, we have an extensive network of partners that work with you every step of the way.
Chris Hare Partner
Chris Hare was previously the Head of Technology Incubation and Head of Sourcing (PBUC) at Sony Ericsson with an annual component spend of $8.5B and has more than 25 years of global experience delivering wireless/mobile technology.
He has started and led multiple wireless companies, received an IBM Innovation Award and is an advisor to, board member of, and investor in several mobile businesses.
Chris is a Companion and Chartered Manager of the Chartered Management Institute (UK), Member of the Advisory Committee of the Congressional Internet Caucus (US), Member of the IEEE (US), founding executive team member of the British American Business Council (Triangle Region NC) and Board member of NCTA (North Carolina Technology Association). He is also regular speaker/panel moderator at wireless industry and leadership events worldwide.
Nicholas Napp Partner
Nicholas Napp is an experienced mobile executive with 22+ mobile apps brought to market. He has over 20 years of experience in technology, product management and business development, spanning enterprise and consumer markets.
His prior roles include technology scouting for Sony Ericsson and the role of VP Animation at Rainbow Studios. He has delivered projects for major corporations such as Apple, GTech, Hasbro, Sony and Microsoft.
Nicholas served in the executive team that led Rainbow Studios to an exit of $55 million and is an active mentor at Betaspring, a Providence RI startup accelerator program.