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.
We connect the dots.
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Keep up to date with Charles’ latest insights on the IoT and Mobility industries.

21 Sep 2020

Charles was recently interviewed by the Wall Street Journal about Smart Buildings & the Future of Work in a post-Covid world. 

01 Sep 2020

If you want to understand the challenges & opps cities face in the new normal world, you definitely should give webinar this a watch!

01 Sep 2020

Cities across the globe are harnessing new technologies to improve the quality of life of their residents. In this webinar, we question: Whether the ‘smart city’ concept has finally evolved from buzzword to reality What defines a smart city, and how does a city become “smart” The role and applications of Big Data, IoT, and other Smart City technologies

16 Jul 2020

Market Forecasts...everyone loves them...except for me. In this rant, I will dissect both the current Smart Cities market opportunity and forecasts so you don't have to.

07 Jul 2020

Smart City Rankings are inconsistent, so I decided to create my own. I'm proud to present the Charles Reed Anderson PERFECT Smart City Ranking, or the C.R.A.P. Smart City Ranking for short. 

14 Apr 2020

In this podcast, Charles talks to Analyse Asia about SparkLabs Connex, a new Singapore-based ecosystem accelerator focusing on IoT, Smart Cities and PropTech. Why is this accelerator different from the others in the market? Listen in to find out.

14 Jan 2020

You’re at an industry event and the presenter is forecasting HUGE market growth for industry X. You think, “Wow, that market is really taking off!” Then, you come back to reality and remind yourself that you’ve heard it all before – headline grabbing forecasts seldom live up to the hype. I have a love / […]

07 Jan 2020

Smart City rankings are fun to read, but they are NOT an accurate reflection of how "smart" a city is. Let me prove it to you...


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Learn how we leverage a strategic approach to help our customers address the challenges they faced as the IoT-enable their businesses.


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

21 Nov 2019
Bangkok, Thailand
Charles will share his latest PropTech & Smart Cities insights and answer an important question - is the industry ready to move beyond the hype?
19 Nov 2019
Barcelona, Spain
Charles will share his latest Smart Cities & PropTech insights at the world's largest Smart City event in Barcelona.
11 Sep 2019
The technologies that enable IoT are racing ahead - but companies still struggle to leverage them to deploy IoT solutions that deliver tangible value. It's people, not technology, that are holding the industry back from reaching its potential.
27 Jun 2019
Charles will be hosting a fireside chat at the JLL Smart Cities suite discussing the latest JLL/CRA Smart Cities research report.
25 Jun 2019
Seoul, Korea
Charles will present his latest Smart Cities research at Seoul's leading CIO event.
15 May 2019
Berlin, Germany
Charles will present on the latest PropTech industry developments and discuss which solutions have the capability to transform the real estate industry
26 Mar 2019
Taipei, Taiwan
Charles will be presenting his latest Smart City research in his keynote titled "Smart Cities 2019: A New Way Forward".
15 Nov 2018
Marina Mandarin, Singapore
Charles' keynote will discuss the emerging technologies and solutions that are behind the PropTech revolution.

"Unrivalled domain expertise, industry influence and insight."

Anthony Bartolo Executive Vice President, Chief Product Officer, 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 Vice President, Global Head, Enterprise Services Sales, 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 has been very observant with the trends of international IoT industries, and that makes the conversation with him full of precious knowledge and great insights. We are glad that he has paid attention on the efforts and development of smart city work in Taipei City and given us not only positive comments but also significant advices. Charles is a great ambassador who employs his witty sense of humour when delivering his pointed views to IoT, mobility and digital fields."

Charles Lin Deputy Mayor, Taipei City, Taiwan

"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 Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence ASEAN, Amazon Web Services

"I have been engaging with Charles since IoT was at its early stages. Charles’ views on the IoT industry are visionary yet pragmatic. His knowledge of the capabilities and limitations of the IoT solution vendors - combined with his understanding of the market demand - ensures his perspectives on the industry are enriching and a source of inspiration. He manages to separate the IoT hype from the tangible opportunities, which helps vendors and customers understand what is possible today – and what will be possible in the future.

Charles is a fantastic keynote speaker and panel moderator. In each event we leveraged his services, the attendee feedback was that his message was “spot on” in terms of the market trends and explaining Dimension Data’s role in the IoT ecosystem. It’s always a pleasure to work with a professional like Charles!"

Jean-Francois Gebhart Chief Operating Officer, IoT, True Corporation (Thailand)

"Charles has possibly the most unique & candid insights into IoT in Asia. He grasps the changing landscape and does not mince words when it comes to stating facts. "

Chirayu Wadke Artificial Intelligence, Google