Thingitude acts as a trusted guide to the UK public sector and Local Authorities who are exploring the potential of smart city technology. By openly sharing our knowledge, skills and experience, we support and enable our clients to make a positive impact – on how effectively towns and cities are run, and also on the well-being of the people who live and work there.
The true measure of success for a smart city is the extent to which the whole community is thriving.
Let us help you deliver technology solutions that benefit the residents, community groups, and cultural and commercial ecosystem in your region.
Welcome to Thingitude
As long standing evangelists for the Internet of Things and smart city technology, it is our mission to help our public sector clients deliver smart solutions that make a positive difference to peoples’ lives and the way towns and cities are run. Our guiding principles are:
Smart technology is not as mysterious as others would have you believe. If knowledge is power then let us empower you!
However much we love geeking out over technology (and we do!) – we only want to use it where it truly is for the benefit of communities.
By growing a network of local experts to install and maintain your smart technology, we lower our carbon footprint and help your local economy.
How we help
We are here for you, whether you need occasional expert advice, or a safe pair of hands on whom you can rely on to give the drive and focus your project requires if it is to succeed in delivering its promised benefits.
Often our initial engagement is to help a CIO or Transformation programme manager communicate the concepts and potential of IoT to the leadership team, with real-life examples of how other Local Authorities are using it.
Training and support
The technology used in IoT goes beyond the remit of the IT department and into the realm of the service delivery teams and even their customers.
We offer a full range of training for IT and service delivery colleagues, and a number of support services to help make managing the network that much easier.
We don’t just talk a good talk – we deliver solutions too. For example in North Wales we created a Digital Playground for an agricultural college complete with a range of sensors and a highly engaging and playful app to grab the attention of local farmers and businesses.
We also develop packaged solutions for use cases which aren’t already met by the market, or if the market offerings fall short of our expectations.
We firmly believe in educating the public about IoT so they can have a say in the smart city agenda where they live, and we aim to help make sure the next generation of IoT superstars are more diverse and inclusive, because it will lead to better technology solutions that work for everybody.
We have helped entrepreneurs, artists, students and a wide variety of community groups learn about and take advantage of IoT.
The Things Network
We are recognised as UK ambassador for The Things Network, and we co-organise The Things Conference UK – an annual 2-day conference and workshop programme.