Q&A: Structuring an innovation group for the “Internet of Things”

ostrowerOur Q&A series gets member questions answered; if you’ve got one, just drop us an e-mail, and let us know if you’d like an answer from a company of a particular size or industry (or even from a specific person or company.)

This question was tackled by Daniel Ostrower, CEO of the product design consultancy Altitude Inc. A Monitor Company veteran and three-time entrepreneur with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Harvard, we felt Dan was uniquely positioned to answer this member question…

Question:

We’re a $1 billion+ physical products company that lacks software expertise; although we have some in-house, I wouldn’t say we’re “Google-esque” in our mastery of software development. Do any of your members or partners have any thoughts on how to think about the integration process re: “smart devices” or “the Internet of Things”?

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