Roland Berger and Sigfox Announce strategic partnership ULTRA VALUE to unlock business value through IoT
At Sigfox World IoT Expo, Roland Berger, the only leading global strategy consultancy of European origin and Sigfox, the world’s leading provider of IoT (Internet of Things) connectivity service, announce a strategic partnership, ULTRA VALUE, which is designed to unlock the full potential of IoT and drive new business value for large European companies.
, September 26, 2017
According to Gartner, a world leading technology research company, "the global economic impact of the IoT is estimated to be $2 trillion by 2020, with more than 20 billion connected ‘things’”. The IoT offers great opportunities for value creation through operational efficiency improvement, new products and services development and new business model creation.
The exciting potential of the Internet of Things is predominantly about getting value from the data, through the optimization of processes, reduction of costs and generation of new business models. Yet, for many organizations operating their digital transformation, there is a real challenge to determine how to get to the stage where IoT can yield ROI.
Drawing upon Roland Berger's strategic knowledge and Sigfox's deep technology expertise and maturity in the field of IoT, ULTRA VALUE will design, prioritize, test and scale IoT solutions for large companies, addressing the three important dimensions of IoT transformation-related projects: Strategy, People and Technology.
"By combining our deep knowledge about industry business models and company transformation with Sigfox's unique IoT expertise, we will be able to determine the use cases with the highest value creation potential for any organization, thus identifying the most strategic investment areas for our clients," says Charles-Edouard Bouée, CEO of Roland Berger.
With ULTRA VALUE, Roland Berger and Sigfox aim to accelerate the development of IoT solutions in Europe, by increasing the understanding of IoT value creation among top management, illustrating the ROI of IoT solutions and removing barriers to technology adoption.
"We are delighted to team up with Roland Berger, the only leading consultancy of German origin and European heritage. Together, we want to foster the transformation of traditional players everywhere and especially in Europe which is at the forefront of Industry 4.0", Ludovic Le Moan, CEO of Sigfox, adds.