Thursday, November 23, 2017

Intelligent Water Business Methodologies to Modernize Innovation


Accredent led the "Intelligent Business Methodologies to Modernize Innovation in Water" session and discussion at this year's 2017 Water Technology Summit in Minneapolis USA. Accredent introduced Internet of Things and Data-Analytics driven approaches to "Smart Water" at last year's summit.

As technology development in the water industry continues to advance at an ever faster pace, business innovation is often left behind, struggling to keep up, creating an innovation gap. Companies are feeling the disruptive pressure to adapt to this change in pace and are exploring new ways to develop business agility through creative investing, strategic partnerships and ecosystem alignment. In the session: Accredent, 3M, Uponor, and Toro shared how they are bridging the innovation gap between technology and business through differentiated business models and methodologies.


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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

Sunday, November 19, 2017

What do the best companies do to create successful Internet of Things products and services?





Successful IoT and Data-driven Strategy, Monetization, Innovation and Transformation Discussed at Product Camp 2017


Internet of Things and data analytics are fundamentally redefining customer intimacy and brand affinity, changing how we compete for customer attention, and even how we operate our businesses.

Accredent, one the most experienced IoT Business Strategy and Transformational advisory firms in the Industry at over eight years old, shared ”What the Best Companies Do To Create Successful Internet of Things Data-driven Products and Services?" at this year’s Product Camp 2017.

Utilizing its Connected Customer Journey(tm) framework and a in-depth use case Accredent demonstrated how companies develop, implement and execute powerful IoT Connected Data-driven Strategy. Accredent's Connected Customer Journey approach is a proven framework for strategy, monetization, innovation and transformation of powerful connected data-driven offerings that can increase market share, customer satisfaction and profitability.

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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, November 18, 2017

Connected Data-driven Business Is Now Hitting Its Stride


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, November 9, 2017

Accredent Principals serve as judges for National University Data Analysis Competition 2017


National University Data Analysis Competition Focused On Improving Health and Wellness

On November 4th, students from all across the United States met in Minneapolis to compete in MinneMUDAC’s University Data Analysis Competition. Two Accredent Principals - Jennifer Nowlin and Kent Strand - served as judges with some of the 51 graduate and undergraduate teams in an all-day competition held at United Healthcare's Optum campus. The students were given the challenge to work with healthcare data sets and derive actionable insights from their analysis. The data sets were challenging, yet these students dug in, used their creative and analytical minds to showcase their data story to judging teams that consisted of industry & academic data experts from companies such as General Mills, Mayo Clinic, Optum, Capella, Teradata and Accredent. Hats off to the teams, coaches, the MinneMUDAC organizers, and other judges for doing a great job! Truly excellent analysis of demanding data, professional presentations, and great actionable insights.




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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, 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 at Accredent 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!


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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

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


FARCON 2017- Retail Analytics Conference.

Wonderful audience and great discussion at Accredent's Managing Partner, Kent Strand'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 over the past decade in growing the Minnesota Internet of Things and Analytics industry to one of the leaders in the world from Minnesota's generations old 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 National 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

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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 (one the most experienced IoT Business Strategy and Transformational advisory firms in the Industry at over eight years old) 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.

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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 


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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.


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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.


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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Internet of Things Connected Customer Journeys(tm)


 

How can Internet of Things (IoT) and Analytics increase business agility while creating compelling customer journeys and customer experiences?


Internet of Things and data analytics are fundamentally redefining customer intimacy and brand affinity, changing how we compete for customer attention, and even how we operate our businesses.

Internet of Things (IoT) is radically changing the nature of consumer experiences and brand marketing. Turning physical spaces (retail, offices, stadiums, malls, casinos, concerts, events) into real-time engaging customer experiences. Turning products from simply physical "things" into platforms for delivering services to deliver customer experiences. For consumer goods - online experiences, retail space experiences, and post-purchase product usage experiences combine to create a two-way dialogue pre-purchase, post-purchase and back again across the entire customer journey in a way that was never before possible. Data can be collected to understand patterns of behaviors and wants and needs, and used to deliver contextual and detailed real world customer experience to those wandering the space or using the product, or rather the services delivered by the product platform.


Accredent's "IoT  Connected Customer Journeys" at Innovation Jam 2016

Physical Customer Experience

Disney Magic wristbands, Taylor Swift 1989 tour wristbands, and other early pioneering efforts proved that brilliant new physical space customer experiences can be created, and the pain points within existing experiences be removed by Internet of Things. This capability has expanded with the advent of proximity beacons and IoT displays which enable hyper-local, -contextual, - personalized experiences in physical spaces not dissimilar from that offered by the best e-commerce sites and internet 2.0. Building understanding of behaviors and wants and needs, and delivering contextually detailed physical world experiences to match them.


Beacon, RF sensors and IoT displays' ability to generate new business from passersby and loyalty scheme incentives, to turn physical spaces into subtle and overt two way conversations, to eliminate pain points and process bottlenecks, and to deliver richer customer experiences and associated brand value have driven rapid adoption. These technologies are expected to influence more than $44 billion of purchases in 2016 alone. Not surprisingly, Forbes declared 2016, "The Year of the Beacon."



Product Customer Experience

While the brand experience within physical spaces is becoming more like web space, products and services themselves are also changing to be more like smart phones and apps. Products are becoming smart platforms offering hyper-local, -contextual, -personalized services, and delivering deep insights into behaviors and preferences, and wants and needs, to build customer profiles used to deliver new better services and increase spend and loyalty.




Integrated Virtual, Physical and Product Customer Experience

New modern connected customer journeys form as on-line, physical, and product customer experiences merge seamlessly into one experience - pre-sale, post-sales, and re-sale - across the entire brand journey. Each touch-point capturing data for customer insight and each delivering better customer experiences based on that insight. All while increasing business agility. This is the where all business is migrating in one form or another.. This is the where all business is migrating in one form or another.





The new internet-of-things based connected customer journeys of interlinking virtual, physical and product touch-point insights and customer experiences is a complex one. Difficult to get right, but important to do. Done right, the process of creating the new modern customer journey is a never ending one that always is capturing insightful data, and using that data to create continuously improving customer experiences and business processes. Done wrong, the process of creating new connected customer journeys can place retailers and product manufacturers into Sisyphus-like proof-of-concept design and revision, or can add a product to the same junk pile of history that one finds Google Glass. Get it right, your company and your future depends on it.


Accredent Connected Customer Journeys(tm)


For over eight years Accredent has been distilling ”What the Best Companies Do To Create Successful Internet of Things Data-driven Products and Services?" into innovation processes and transformational frameworks.


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Accredent's Connected Customer Journey(tm) approach is a proven framework for strategy, monetization, innovation and transformation of powerful connected data-driven offerings that can increase market share, customer satisfaction and profitability.
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Utilizing its Connected Customer Journey(tm) framework and in-depth use cases Accredent helps companies develop, implement and execute powerful IoT Connected Data-driven strategy, monetization, innovation and business transformation.

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

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



Join us at the IoT Fuse Conference on April 21st in Minneapolis




Learn More: Creating Business Value With Internet of Things and Analytics.

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