Thursday, September 21, 2017

Twin Cities Startup Week: Beginning with the End (Business Exit) in Mind



As part of Twin Cities Startup Week, Accredent is sponsoring a precursor event at our offices next Tuesday, September 26th at 6pm. Please join us!



Twin Cities Startup Week: Beginning with the End (Business Exit) in Mind 

 

This month's Exit Accelerator meetup is taking place just prior the beginning of the very popular Twin Cities Startup Week.  Every year this event brings an incredible number of presentations and informational options to chose from. So many that entrepreneurs often find themselves challenged as to which ones to focus on, which ones are important to their business?

This session, Startup Week: Beginning with the End (Business Exit) in Mind, will seek to help you to find your focus.  As with our previous sessions, we will use a  presentation to engage what should be a lively and valuable discussion between those present.

Hope to you you on Tuesday!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Make Retail Great Again: Leveraging the Physical Web for Intelligent Customer Experience

FARCON 2017
Wonderful audience and great discussion at Accredent's presentation "Make Retail Great Again: Leveraging the Physical Web for Intelligent Customer Experience" at the FARCON 2017 Retail Analytics Conference.
  

Make Retail Great Again

Leveraging the Physical Web for Intelligent Customer Experience


The tension between physical retail and digital retail is usually attributed to the inherent analytical and behavioral advantages of the digital medium. The underlying forces operating in physical retail and digital retail are subtle and complex. Customer experience in either medium is more important than the particular medium. Modern customers expect a rich and contextual experience that is derived from their interaction history. New forms of physical retail are emerging and the space is transforming in ways that provide a differentiated customer experience.

Relevant experience in physical retail is readily available with the emergence of the Physical Web. The Physical Web enables immediate and frictionless interaction between customers and physical objects / locations. Physical retailers can engage and satisfy customers with relevant and timely data that is harvested from Physical Web interactions; they can map customer data from online behavior to integrate customer perceptions and purchasing patterns across all media. The Physical Web can extend and amplify the power of data centricity and a customer-centric analytical orientation.

Accredent's session provided insight into the contextual experience adaptations of early adopters and fast followers in the early majority; it identified the obstacles that may cause slow followers to get left behind in the late majority -- or worse. Technical practitioners identified with quantified examples of the Physical Web; non-technical practitioners identified with the strategic importance of weaving Physical Web customer interactions and online behavior into the emerging physical environment. 

 



Accredent specializes in the Business of The Internet of Things and data analytics. Formed in 2009 out a four year strategy, M&A, and offering development engagement with companies that pioneered many of today's Internet-of-Things connected technologies, business cases and use cases. Contact Us
 
Accredent has been successful partnering with business leaders of corporations, operations and product teams, and emerging ventures to develop and transform their businesses, accelerate revenue, growth and enterprise value through the Internet of Things and data analytics. accredent.com

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Minnesota - U.S. Leader in Internet of Things and Analytics





Accredent is very proud of its role in growing the Minnesota Internet of Things and Analytics industry over the past decade to one of the leaders in the world from its deep roots in industrial control (Rosemount Controls and other), medical device (Medtronics and others), sensors (Honeywell and others), M2M (Digi Intl and others) and data analytics (Optum and others).

Learn more about Minnesota's leadership in the Internet of Things and Advanced Analytics



Accredent specializes in the Business of The Internet of Things and data analytics. Formed in 2009 out a four year strategy, M&A, and offering development engagement with companies that pioneered many of today's Internet-of-Things connected technologies, business cases and use cases. Contact Us
 
Accredent has been successful partnering with business leaders of corporations, operations and product teams, and emerging ventures to develop and transform their businesses, accelerate revenue, growth and enterprise value through the Internet of Things and data analytics. accredent.com
 

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Connected Data-Driven Digital Transformation Showcase at 2017 SCPD Annual Conference


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Accredent's connected data driven business transformation presentation at SCPD National Conference held at 3M Innovation Center captured the reality of today's Internet of Things development journey and transformational impact on an organization.


In early June, the Society of Concurrent Product Development (SCPD) held its 16th Annual Conference at the 3M Innovation center. Accredent Principal, Jen Nowlin, returned to this year's conference as a top presenters from last year's conference to once again speak on the latest use cases and successful business transformation with the Internet of Things and Data Analytics. 

 
3M Innovation Center in Minneapolis USA
With  the industry shift from IoT hype to real investment and the harsh reality that 60% of IoT Initiatives are stalling out in the Proof of Concept Stage, a deep dive into the reality of today's IoT development journey and transformational impact on an organization was exactly what the product managers at the SCPD conference were eager to hear about as they face their own development and organizational challenges.   


Fortune 500 innovation leaders attended the two day conference
A connected data driven business is a multi-stage transformational journey for an organization as they seek to realize greater economic value through ever more relevant interactions with their customers through connected products. With Accredent's 8 year history guiding companies through their own complex, connected data driven transformational journeys, we have the expertise to guide your organization from concept to market success as you venture into the world of connecting customer value to connected product realization. 



Accredent specializes in the Business of The Internet of Things and data analytics. Formed in 2009 out a four year strategy, M&A, and offering development engagement with companies that pioneered many of today's Internet-of-Things connected technologies, business cases and use cases. Contact Us
 
Accredent has been successful partnering with business leaders of corporations, operations and product teams, and emerging ventures to develop and transform their businesses, accelerate revenue, growth and enterprise value through the Internet of Things and data analytics. accredent.com

 

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Target Showcase of Latest Consumer IoT Products

 Target's innovative Open House and Garage


Great visit by Accredent to Target's innovative Open House  smart (IoT) connected consumer products demonstration space and "garage" in San Francisco Awesome place to see what's available, what's hot, and what's coming in consumer IoT.

Target Open House and Garage in San Francisco USA



Accredent specializes in the Business of The Internet of Things and data analytics. Formed in 2009 out a four year strategy, M&A, and offering development engagement with companies that pioneered many of today's Internet-of-Things connected technologies, business cases and use cases. Contact Us
 
Accredent has been successful partnering with business leaders of corporations, operations and product teams, and emerging ventures to develop and transform their businesses, accelerate revenue, growth and enterprise value through the Internet of Things and data analytics. accredent.com

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Cisco Study Shows Most IoT Stuck In Proof of Concept


Summary of Cisco Study



Accredent specializes in the Business of The Internet of Things and data analytics. Formed in 2009 out a four year strategy, M&A, and offering development engagement with companies that pioneered many of today's Internet-of-Things connected technologies, business cases and use cases. Contact Us
 
Accredent has been successful partnering with business leaders of corporations, operations and product teams, and emerging ventures to develop and transform their businesses, accelerate revenue, growth and enterprise value through the Internet of Things and data analytics. accredent.com

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Internet of Things Initiatives Must Focus More on Customer and Business Value

Internet of Things Need To Focus More on Customer and Business Value Central Theme of IoT Business Strategy Panel at IoT Fuse 2017




Industry luminaries Kent Strand of Accredent, Ashis Bhattacharya of Winnebago and John Hogue of General Mills discussed the critical need for Internet of Things strategy and initiatives to focus more on customer and business value and less on technology at IoT Fuse 2017 Conference's afternoon keynote panel: IoT Strategy Roundtable. Additionally, the panel reviewed the major changes in the industry, the key enablers and detractors to successful IoT strategy, discussed real-world examples, and answered questions from the audience.



Accredent Press Release



Accredent specializes in the Business of The Internet of Things and data analytics. Formed in 2009 out a four year strategy, M&A, and offering development engagement with companies that pioneered many of today's Internet-of-Things connected technologies, business cases and use cases. Contact Us
 
Accredent has been successful partnering with business leaders of corporations, operations and product teams, and emerging ventures to develop and transform their businesses, accelerate revenue, growth and enterprise value through the Internet of Things and data analytics. accredent.com

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Customer-facing transformation approach featured at conference of Internet of Things (IoT) industry luminaries.


Accredent's Principal, Jennifer Nowlin presented at the IoT Fuse 2017 Conference held April 21, at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Jen Nowlin presented Driving Digital Transformation and Business Agility through IoT Connected Customer Journeys and CX. Demonstrating how Internet of Things and data analytics is used to redefine customer intimacy and brand affinity, change how businesses compete for customer attention and increase agility in how businesses operate.

Accredent Press Release 



Accredent specializes in the Business of The Internet of Things and data analytics. Formed in 2009 out a four year strategy, M&A, and offering development engagement with companies that pioneered many of today's Internet-of-Things connected technologies, business cases and use cases. Contact Us
 
Accredent has been successful partnering with business leaders of corporations, operations and product teams, and emerging ventures to develop and transform their businesses, accelerate revenue, growth and enterprise value through the Internet of Things and data analytics. accredent.com



Saturday, April 15, 2017

Accredent Hosting The Exit Accelerator May Meetup


Beginning in May, Accredent will be hosting monthly meetups for The Exit Accelerator, a program that fosters young innovative technology companies scale, value creation and exit.  The Exit Accelerator holds meetups  where presentations and discussions focus on emerging businesses from startup and creating successful Scale and Exit. These meetups are open to entrepreneurs and investors, and take place on the last Tuesday of each month.

Please join The Exit Accelerator's next meetup on Tuesday, May 30th at 6pm at Accredent's Bloomington offices in Minneapolis, MN to discuss Moving from Lean Startup to Rapid Scale and Exit.



Accredent specializes in the Business of The Internet of Things and data analytics. Formed in 2009 out a four year strategy, M&A, and offering development engagement with companies that pioneered many of today's Internet-of-Things connected technologies, business cases and use cases. Contact Us
 
Accredent has been successful partnering with business leaders of corporations, operations and product teams, and emerging ventures to develop and transform their businesses, accelerate revenue, growth and enterprise value through the Internet of Things and data analytics. accredent.com

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Internet of Things Connected Data-Driven Relationships Are Here


Connected Data-Driven Consumer Relationships Are Here

Internet of Things is fundamentally redefining customer intimacy and brand affinity, changing how we compete for customer attention, and even how we operate our businesses. Learn how IoT, mobile, social, commerce, physical, and smart product customer interactions are converging to deliver compelling new customer experiences and laying the groundwork for a whole new business reality. See the technologies and platforms that make this happen and understand how businesses are utilizing connected customer journeys for their own digital transformation.

IoT Fuse Conference - April 21st - Minneapolis Convention Center

Accredent Principal and IoT Business Transformation Veteran, Jen Nowlin, will be joining other industry luminaries at this month's upcoming IoT Fuse Conference in Minneapolis sharing insights into how to deliver compelling CX and new levels of business agility through connected data-driven customer journey.





Accredent specializes in the Business of The Internet of Things and data analytics. Formed in 2009 out a four year strategy, M&A, and offering development engagement with companies that pioneered many of today's Internet-of-Things connected technologies, business cases and use cases. Contact Us
 
Accredent has been successful partnering with business leaders of corporations, operations and product teams, and emerging ventures to develop and transform their businesses, accelerate revenue, growth and enterprise value through the Internet of Things and data analytics. accredent.com

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Midwest University Data Analytics Competition

 
Winona State University and MinneAnalytics hosted another successful Midwest University Data Analytics Competition on April 1-2 in the beautiful river bluff city of Winona, Minnesota.

Accredent's Managing Partner, Kent Strand, had the opportunity to serve as a judge along with other industry veterans to evaluate 42 very talented undergrad teams from across the Midwest as they competed to determine how to create better outcomes for needy citizens using a full range of statistical and advanced data analytics techniques.



Accredent specializes in the Business of The Internet of Things and data analytics. Formed in 2009 out a four year strategy, M&A, and offering development engagement with companies that pioneered many of today's Internet-of-Things connected technologies, business cases and use cases. Contact Us
 
Accredent has been successful partnering with business leaders of corporations, operations and product teams, and emerging ventures to develop and transform their businesses, accelerate revenue, growth and enterprise value through the Internet of Things and data analytics. accredent.com

Monday, March 27, 2017

IoT Connected Customer Journeys Session at MinneBAR 2017




Accredent Principal Jen Nowlin shared how Internet of Things (IoT) is creating new business agility and compelling CX at Best Buy's HQ campus during this year's MinneBAR Conference.

Pioneers in the Internet of Things and advanced data analytics business value creation. For the past eight years Accredent's business transformation practice been connecting Internet of Things Connected Customer Journeys and CX for organizations.

Accredent enables organizations, system integrators, and marketing agencies to quickly transform customer journeys to digitally IoT connected data-driven ones that deliver the compelling CX and business agility required of modern business.

Contact Us to learn more about how we can create a frictionless customer journey with compelling CX, and deliver transformational insight and new levels of business agility to your organization or your client's organization.


Learn more about Connected Customer Journeys