VISEO signs a global strategic partnership with UnaBiz
The partnership seeks to develop IoT applications of smart buttons powered by Sigfox, the world's leading provider of global IoT connectivity
VISEO, a global IT consulting firm specialised in assisting clients in their IT and digital transformation, announces the signature of its first global strategic partnership with Singapore-based IoT-dedicated network operator UnaBiz. The partnership seeks to develop IoT applications of smart buttons powered by Sigfox, the world's leading provider of global IoT connectivity.
This partnership came upon the launch of the pay-per-use smart button, also known as button-as-a-service, on February 29th 2017, at the Barcelona Mobile World Congress - the world's biggest showcase for wireless technology and mobile devices.
A brainchild of UnaBiz, the innovative connected button enables instant order of good and services at the push of a button. It aims to simplify and transform the entire consumer purchase and transaction journey, thereby the distribution of staple goods and services in the near future. The connected button will be made available to companies this year, from a subscription charge of only 1€ per month, per device.
The goal of this strategic partnership is to bring hundreds of thousands of connected buttons to the market, giving businesses from all verticals access to the UnaBiz hardware and cloud, Sigfox connectivity service, as well as VISEO's tailored solutions. As we write, the Asia-based team of VISEO has already begun working on the first commercial versions of these connected buttons.
2017, year of the connected button
«The success of the connected button relies solely on our capacity to offer each client a personalised offer. Whether the service is a taxi booking, a call-back request or a package withdrawal, VISEO will bring its expertise as an integrator and digital advisor to the partnership. We are convinced the alliance between UnaBiz, Sigfox and VISEO will accelerate the adoption of this game changing business model,» explains Henri Bong, CEO and founder of UnaBiz.
«We are glad to see our partners leveraging Sigfox out-of-the-box connectivity to create new innovative services at the lowest cost, explains Ludovic Le Moan, CEO and cofounder of Sigfox. The UnaBiz connected button is a perfectly illustrates the competitive advantages of Sigfox connectivity: a very long battery life and an intuitive user experience. As soon as the button will be running, it will be connected to the Sigfox network, without requiring any configuration. 2017 is the year of connected buttons!»
As for Olivier Dhonte, CEO and Founder of VISEO «this strategic partnership gives us on the first hand, a unique chance to speed up our international development, as one of top our priorities in the next few years is to make 20% of our revenues abroad by 2020. On the other hand, it makes us more relevant to our clients in the IoT field, from consultation to production of a useful innovation: a scalable innovation that impacts our clients’ business and uses.»
From Left to Right: Ludovic Le Moan, CEO and co-founder Sigfox, Henri Bong, CEO & founder UnaBiz, Olivier Dhonte, CEO and founder VISEO, Thibault Célier, Innovation director VISEO, Vincent Sabot, VP Europe O&O Sigfox. (Credit: BdeV - VISEO)
VISEO is a global IT consulting firm specialized in assisting clients in their IT and digital transformation. Its mission is to either optimize existing business and information systems processes or to initiate new business improvements. With strong expertise in digital, new technologies, business processes and data, VISEO is your ideal partner to bring forward new ideas, offers, new ways of collaboration and help you identify better producing and selling strategies. VISEO has experienced a continued growth since its inception in 1999 recording 1200 team members working on five continents and 132 million euros in revenue in 2016. For more information, visit our official website and on Twitter @viseogroup
UnaBiz is an IoT company specialized in Sigfox technology. As Sigfox Operator, UnaBiz provides low-power-wide-area nationwide connectivity to Sigfox Global IoT Network across Singapore and Taiwan. UnaBiz is also developing low-cost IoT solutions and providing Sigfox integration services to system integrators and end-customers. We will lead the deployment of a nation-wide IoT network in Singapore and Taiwan to enable LPWAN network which is extremely low power, long range, cost-effective and simple-to-use connectivity for compatible devices. This will be an open and public network, giving qualified IoT channels, service providers, SME, large enterprises and government agencies equal access and promote a vibrant and competitive market place for the IoT industry. More on www.unabiz.com and follow UnaBiz on LinkedIn.
Sigfox is the world's leading provider of connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT). The company has built a global network to connect billions of devices to the Internet while consuming as little energy as possible, as simply as possible. Sigfox's unique approach to device-to-cloud communications addresses the three greatest barriers to global IoT adoption: cost, energy consumption, and global scalability. Today, the network is present in 32 countries and on track to cover 60 by 2018 – covering a population of 512 million people. More on www.sigfox.com and on Twitter @sigfox.
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