Smart Home.

Connection and digitalization enhance the home environment. We help clients to turn opportunities in consumption control, security, convenience and entertainment into new products.

The market for home automation, security and convenience within one's own four walls has been hailed as the latest opportunity to tap into new sources­ of profit for many years now – but these predictions are yet to come true. The only way to create attractive products is to cover the manifold interests and needs of the customer, which usually result from everyday situations. The product experience is just as important as its reliability and security of investment – complex and expensive cabling or proprietary solutions are totally unsuitable.

The challenge is therefore to make variety and complexity­ manageable and create space for a lively marketplace­ for digital services. To achieve this, companies in a wide range of sectors need to work together and develop business models that may be new to some of them.

We draw on our own research, specific project experience and our expertise and methods to face up to these disruptive challenges in the digital home. We support and advise our clients in strategic­ matters and in implementing them in practice. We move projects, teams and companies forward with comprehensive market and technology evaluations and also a deep understanding­ of products and the right mix of agile and traditional­ project approaches. In doing so, we advise our clients end-to-end, i.e. from the product strategy to finding ideas and the market introduction of products and services for connected home.

With our subsidiary mm1 Technology, our clients can also rely on specialists in wireless development for hardware and software solutions. We combine our consulting know-how in a unique way with technological product development in order to offer our clients a comprehensive range of solutions.

Project examples

Program management: Successful market launch of a Smart Home platform including partner companies

Technology selection: Evaluation of wireless technologies and architectures for a consumer IoT platform

Program management: Conception and implementation of a device integration process

Device management: Design, supplier selection, coordination of implementation and project management for an interactive entertainment product from a large telecommunications company

Agile development: Set-up of multiple scrum teams including a joint product backlog for an international Smart Home platform

Smart Home customer processes: Set-up of all relevant business processes for the operationalization of customer processes in a Smart Home environment

Market Survey: Smart Home and AAL technologies in the housing industry

Your contact for Smart Home

David B. HofmannManaging Partner
+49 711-3630950