The Chicago Connectory and Moonshot to Accelerate the Uptake of IoT in Chicago
CHICAGO, April 10, 2019 – Moonshot by Pactera, a digital innovation and product studio, and the Chicago Connectory, an Internet of Things (IoT) co-creation space, announced a collaborative relationship to accelerate the adoption of IoT among enterprises and startups in Chicago.
The Chicago Connectory is the first Midwest innovation space dedicated completely to IoT. The idea of building and creating a space for the IoT community to meet and collaborate and provide them with the best resources for their success was developed by Bosch and 1871. Moonshot will apply its training and product development expertise to help the Chicago Connectory community shape the future of IoT.
The addition of Moonshot to the Chicago Connectory will strengthen the Chicago Connectory network by bringing expertise and methodology in design thinking and human fit to produce digital solutions and impact innovation.
“The Chicago Connectory is excited to build a strong relationship with Moonshot and to bring a new resource to corporate companies and organizations interested in driving projects together with leading entities from the local Chicago ecosystem,” said Dennis Boecker, founder of the Chicago Connectory.
Moonshot Managing Director and Vice President of Product Mike Edmonds said, “We are beyond excited to be a part of the Chicago Connectory community, bringing together brands, businesses and startups that are accelerating the future of IoT. Using our proprietary and proven FUEL methodology, we will help Chicago Connectory members activate design thinking, lean innovation, and agile techniques to discover, design, and scale products their customers love.”
He added that Moonshot helps companies disrupt from within by adopting new ways of working based on adaptability and experimentation. Moonshot will offer services, such as the design sprint, to the Chicago Connectory community to help members focus on customer experiences while achieving product-market fit.
Moonshot is part of Pactera, a leading digital engagement platforms and experiences provider focused on customer-facing and enterprise solutions. The relationship between Moonshot and the Chicago Connectory will also have global reach through Pactera’s network of 33 offices and 30,000 employees around the world.
Additionally, the Chicago Connectory stands as the inaugural location within the global Connectory network. Other Connectory locations now exist in Guadalajara, Mexico; Stuttgart, Germany; and London, England. The Connectory network is built by Bosch in partnership with innovation hubs located in the regional technology ecosystems, all with the goal to drive IoT innovation across industries.
Moonshot connects people to lovable experiences today and tomorrow. Moonshot partners with global brands to discover, design and scale experiences built on emerging technologies their customers love using a proven approach: FUEL. Moonshot is part of Pactera, a leading digital engagement platforms and experiences provider focused on customer-facing and enterprise solutions. For more information, visit https://www.moonshotio.com.
About the Chicago Connectory
The Chicago Connectory opened its doors to the world of the Internet of Things (IoT) in May 2017. The idea of building and creating a space for the IoT community to meet and collaborate and provide them with the best resources for their success was developed between both Bosch and 1871. It is the first Midwest innovation space dedicated completely to the Internet of Things (IoT).