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IoT Advisory Group
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IoT Advisory Group provides advisory services for mergers, acquisitions, partnerships and divestitures around digital businesses. We identify technologies and companies to launch a digital application and ensure your business strategies to create a differentiated value to capitalize in the IoT economy.
At IoT Advisory Group, we believe IoT is The Next Big Thing to disrupt traditional business models. Our staff combines a broad set of skills to guide you through the technology, application and partner transformations to a digital business. We will guide you through the definition of your IoT digital business unit strategy, the design of a differentiated go to market model and bring the right partnerships to deliver your IoT solutions to the market.
As an Executive in Residence at Plug & Play we are continuously assisting emerging IoT companies develop their unique value proposition, shape their monetization schemes, solidify funding strategies and introduce the right VCs to help establish a sustainable & profitable business for the long run. Do you want to know how we do it?
Our team is on a mission to share how IoT is changing digital business models. Our team members are asked to keynote at business, corporate meetings and IoT conferences industry trends and to showcase the future of how IoT will change business models. Are you planning on a business meeting, conference or seminar and IoT is a core component?
We’d love to speak at your next conference.
Founded by Stephen DiFranco, a Global Sales & Go-to-Market Executive at Lenovo, HP and Broadcom, IoT Advisory Group provides advisory, consulting, incubation and keynote presentations to companies planning a digital business model based on IoT services and solutions.
Stephen most recently served as VP & GM of Broadcom Ltd.’s IoT business unit where his team was responsible for creating the next generation of IoT connectivity products, the WICED IoT platform and the Broadcom IoT partner ecosystem. Leading one of the largest IoT business, DiFranco had the opportunity to influence design and development of IoT platforms, promote IoT standards and work with the leading IoT companies including Nest, FitBit, Samsung, HPI and about 200 other IoT based companies.
In 2016 DiFranco led the sale of Broadcom’s IoT business to Cypress Semiconductor in a $550M transaction.
After the sale of Broadcom’s IoT BU to Cypress, DiFranco launched the IoT Advisory Group. The group focuses on helping large tech companies establish their digital business strategies, identify IoT acquisition opportunities, and the development of IoT Business Unit strategies. He serves as an Executive in Residence at Plug & Play and is part of the Advisory Committees for four funded start-up companies based in the Bay Area.
DiFranco speaks frequently at industry events on the IoT industry and its impacts on economics, business models and global IT industry.