CAPSTONE PARTNERS

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Capstone Partners is a strategic advisory firm for clients in the mobile, IoT, software and technology industries. Capstone provides strategic advisory, partnership insights and other services to help clients accelerate time to market and revenue growth. Capstone accelerates connected business.

March 11, 2020

Q1: How would you describe the current state of IoT?

A1: Highly fragmented. There is no one IoT. There are 50,000 use cases across 30 industries. Collectively, they are very valuable, but it is much harder than everyone thought it would be to achieve value.

Q2: Where are...

December 10, 2019

Q1: How would you describe the current state of IoT?

A1: If I am honest, I would describe it as in the doldrums. There was a tremendous amount of activity and innovation in the early 2010s, and much of that seems to have dried up on the technology side. Many of the nece...

November 5, 2019

Q1: How would you describe the current state of IoT?

Sustainable chaotic expansion! There is a lot of cool stuff going on and it is all happening at the same time. We are seeing the convergence of opportunity and technology with an economy that can support sustainable i...

October 22, 2019

Q1: How would you describe the current state of IoT?

Five plus years ago, the sector was massively overhyped and there was an expectation that IoT would take off quickly and disrupt multiple industries. Today, all of the data points on number of connected devices are fa...

October 8, 2019

Q1: How would you describe the current state of IoT? 

Do you remember when you first experienced Wi-Fi and you had to reboot every 15 minutes to make it work? You felt two things 1. This is not working yet. 2. This is the future and it is never going to go away. I feel...

June 18, 2019

Q1: How would you describe the current state of IoT?

I would describe the current state as ‘evolution.’ The technology surrounding IoT is not a mystery—particularly around sensors, devices and sending data. The story is now about integrating the business case with the t...

June 4, 2019

Q1: How would you describe the current state of IoT?

I think it is still an early and fragmented market. There is a real need for a better way for billions of potential IoT devices to communicate. As more devices become smarter and connected, they will have their own in...

May 21, 2019

Q1: How would you describe the current state of IoT?

It’s a mess! Everyone knows that it is fragmented and that you have as many opinions as you have people. It is also a hugely exciting space as you have so many people looking at it from different angles. IoT has been...

May 9, 2019

Q1: How would you describe the current state of IoT?

The IoT is still in the early stages, with companies working actively to build their IoT strategies. That said, we are seeing an overwhelming number of LoRaWAN™ deployments already taking place around the world. In ad...

April 30, 2019

Q1: How would you describe the current state of IoT?

I would say that we have moved past the hype cycle into reality-based assessments of the industry. Four years ago, very large companies made huge investments in IoT thinking the money would just roll in. They put toge...

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