IoT Advisory Services

Charles Reed
& Associates

We help technology companies and governments identify the value of IoT, understand their role in the IoT ecosystem and develop their go-to-market strategies.
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Keep up to date with Charles’ latest insights on the IoT and Mobility industries.

02 Nov 2017

Want to know the latest on IoT in Asia? Here you go! I was recently the conference chair and delivered the opening keynote at the inaugural Internet of Things World Asia event in Singapore (Oct 2017). My keynote content includes the latest global IoT survey results, updates on LPWAN deployments in Asia, and 3 IoT […]

05 Sep 2017

In this instalment of the IoT Watch List, I will discuss why I believe the combination of market demand/need and an increase in VC funding will drive a surge in the region’s PropTech start-ups.

14 Aug 2017

Could this be the business model that transforms the Smartwatch & Elderly Care industries? Omate has launched a Wearables as a Service business model to support elderly care management.

03 Aug 2017

On paper, Tata Comms LoRa deployment in India is just another LPWAN. But when look at it in more detail, you realise it will impact the wider IoT industry.

05 Jul 2017

Ok, I admit, it’s been nearly 8 months, but more on that later. Over the past 15 years, I’ve had the opportunity to work with hundreds of start-ups across the mobility and IoT ecosystems. In October 2016, I decided to create my own IoT consulting and advisory firm. There are hundreds of articles that provide […]

29 May 2017

My 3 minute fast and furious interview at IoT Asia where I discuss: 1. How can organisations monetise IoT? 2. What is the role of SMEs in driving IoT? 3. What advice would you give to IoT start-ups? 4. Is it possible to secure IoT? 5. What IoT trends can we expect to see in […]

08 May 2017

It was an honour to deliver the opening keynote for the third straight year with Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan, Singapore’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister-in-charge of the Smart Nation, as well as being the Conference Chair for IoT Asia 2017. A summary of my content can be found below. If you would like to skip […]

02 May 2017

While the IoT industry has made progress, many initiatives have not lived up to expectations. “Are we learning from our mistakes? What can we as an industry do to drive IoT success?” The linked article is  GovTech Singapore’s coverage of Charles Reed Anderson’s keynote address at IoT Asia 2017.       


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Catch Charles presenting at leading industry events across Asia and beyond.

05 Dec 2017
Charles will be presenting at TM Forum Live! Asia, the must-attend event for Digital Transformation in Asia.
24 Oct 2017
Innovating Future Networks brings CSP, enterprises, governments, and industry thought leaders together to discuss the next gen in telecom technology.
02 Oct 2017
Charles will be the Conference Chair for the inaugural Internet of Things World Asia event. Internet of Things World in the US is the world's largest IoT event, with it's Internet of Things World Europe also being one of Europe's leading events. In October 2017, they bring this successful event series to Asia.
04 Apr 2017
Seoul, South Korea
Charles will be holding an IoT Market Insight and Mentoring day In Seoul with Spark Labs IoT, one of the world's leading IoT Accelerator programs.
29 Mar 2017
Singapore Expo, Singapore
Charles will be the Conference Chair and delivering the keynote at IoT Asia 2017: Making $ense in Our Connected World
13 Feb 2017
Taipei, Taiwan
Taiwan's Institute for Information Industry (III) will hold its 2017 IoT Commerce Summit to showcase Taiwan's IoT Smart Business District and to connect Taiwan entrepreneurs and start-ups to the global IoT ecosystem.
07 Dec 2016
Marina Mandarin, Singapore
TM Forum Live! Asia examines emerging business models, discusses industry enablers and blockers, and presents case studies of digital service and IoE implementation and monetisation.
02 Dec 2016
National Gallery, Singapore
Rojak.Digital represents the creative mix of speakers – creators, thinkers and cultural curators – who help redefine what our realities will be in the near and distant future.

"Unrivalled domain expertise, industry influence and insight."

Anthony Bartolo President, Business Collaboration, Mobility & IoT Solutions, Tata Communications

"I have known Charles for a little over a year and when it comes to bringing industry insights on a broad range of topics; one really does not need to look further. Charles has a solid understanding of the complex landscape of technology and trends across south-east Asia. Along with his expertise, he brings forward a view that is honest reflection, which is much needed in an industry that is often bullish and biased on their products. I have had Charles come across to events where he has hosted round-tables, panels and he has a natural tendency to be grounded to the audience which allows a powerful, open dialogue regardless of the topic or forum. Always a pleasure to have Charles as part of our engagements and look forward to many more this year."

Danial Mausoof Head of Strategic Marketing & Market Development | APAC & Japan, Nokia

"It is always amazing to listen to the countless examples of applications and solutions Charles has picked up through his interactions with the IoT industry’s movers and shakers. Especially impressive is his ability to crystallise large amounts of information into actionable insights for the benefit of his clients. If you need somebody to make sense of the IoT, Charles is your guy."

Thomas Jakob Regional President Asia Pacific, Bosch Software Innovations

"Charles and I have worked together in two capacities, the first being an adviser to me regarding IOT and the second as a keynote speaker at events that Samsung facilitates. Charles is without a doubt the go to guy for IoT. His knowledge and understanding is second to none. He's an excellent public speaker also and a great guy to top it off."

Verdon Kelliher Director of Strategic Innovation, Samsung

"It is rare to come across an IoT “thought leader” who not only understands the latest technology trends and their impact on the global and Asian markets, but also has the ability to explain them in a simple and powerful way. Charles’ pragmatic approach to explaining how the latest IoT trends and technologies will impact the business and operating models of companies across the IoT ecosystem allows him to deliver realistic, actionable insights to his audiences. Charles is without a doubt the best IoT keynote speaker in the market."

Silvia Yu CEO, Red Peak Asia

"During Acer’s “New Si-Vilization” event in Taipei where Charles was a keynote speaker, Charles demonstrated not only solid knowledge on the subject of Smart Cities through the application of IoT, but also a strong vision on the developments in this area. Charles turned out to be a charismatic speaker, able to capture the imagination of our audience on what the future in our cities behold for us"

Maarten Schellekens VP Global Marketing & Branding, Acer

"Charles brings a refreshing perspective to the world of IoT and is not taken in by the hype. He is often a contrarian and in a market driven by hype, this is stimulating. Charles presents his findings with detailed quantitative research and knowledge that goes beyond your typical analyst. His understanding of the market from “sensors to platforms” is unparalleled in the analyst world. Charles would be my "go to" guy for market perspectives on IoT."

Saj Kumar Head of IoT & Digital Transformation, SAP Asia

"Charles is definitely the thought leader on IoT, mobility and digital transformation in Asia Pacific who I typically check in with. He has a strong understanding of the global business & execution models that relate new technologies to digital disruption and how these apply to the Asian market. His analytical and foresight to think a few steps ahead are essential to businesses like ours that are looking to increase their value to customers. He is a great professional and I highly recommend working with Charles."

Bernard Leong Head of Post Office Nework & Digital Services, Singapore Post