As every year, various innovations, trends and products were presented at IFA the world's leading trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances in Berlin. According to David B. Hofmann, mm1 Managing Partner and IoT Expert, voice assistants and smart home were this year’s focus topics.
The Prettl Electronics Group, a leading German system supplier for Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) and mm1, a leading consulting company for Connected Business, have agreed to enter into a strategic partnership in the business segment "Internet of Things" (IoT) as of August 1, 2019. Part of this partnership is the acquisition of mm1 Technology GmbH by lesswire GmbH, a subsidiary of Prettl Electronics.
At the mm1 & TechBoost IoT Expert Day, which took place at hub:raum Berlin on August 28, 2019, participants in Deutsche Telekom's "TechBoost" start-up program were given exclusive access to the mm1 IoT experts. First, Stefanie Koch and Lyn Matten from mm1 Technology gave deep insights into IoT prototyping and industrialization.
Many new companies pose a serious competitive threat to established companies with their dynamics and pace of innovation. As a result, large companies are also attempting to emulate the strengths of startups for themselves using special programs. With the DAX 30 startup and innovation monitor , mm1 presents a current overview of the initiatives of the largest German corporations (status as of July 2019).
The mm1 DAX 30 study has already shown that many startup and innovation programs exist. In a new study, we have now examined which of the 60 MDAX companies that are the largest listed companies in Germany after the DAX 30 have set up such programs. For this purpose, the available annual reports of the MDAX companies (as of July 2019) were examined and additionally extensive internet research was conducted.
As every year, mm1 consultants of the Industrial IoT Practice review and analyze the product presentations of the „Hannover Messe Industrie“ to gain an overview of the development of Connected Business approaches in the area of the manufacturing industry. The motto of this year’s trade fair is „Integrated Industry - Industrial Intelligence“. The focus was on the digital connectivity of human and machine in the age of Artificial Intelligence.
mm1 ranks again among the best german consulting firms and was awarded the "Best consultant 2019" prize from business magazine brand eins in the categories of Technology & Telecommunications along with Innovation & Growth in the current industry comparison.
At this year's MWC (Mobile World Congress) in Barcelona, Europe's largest mobile communications fair with more than 2,400 vendors, everything revolved around 5G. Together with the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Big Data, the new network generation formed the basis for this year's motto: Intelligent Connectivity.
As every year, mm1 presents the most important trends and results.