Building a hardware startup is challenging, regardless of external circumstances. Yet, there's no respite for those leading fresh, new companies. Competitors are still forging ahead. Customers still have unmet needs. Time waits for no one.
Of course, few companies can afford to only think about today's challenges. Startups must keep one eye on the future. They must plan for scaling to the next stage of growth. That forward-thinking applies to all facets of the company, especially product design and development. The critical question is this: how do you deploy what works for today and when the company is much larger?
Chief Analyst and CEO
As Chief Analyst, Chad Jackson leads Lifecycle Insights’ research and thought leadership programs, attends and speaks at industry events, and reviews emerging technology solutions. As CEO, Chad defines Lifecycle Insights’ vision and change initiatives.Chad’s twenty-five-year career has focused on improving executives’ ability to reap value from technology-led initiatives. He has surveyed thousands of manufacturers, produced hundreds of research and thought leadership publications, and presented dozens of times domestically and internationally. He imparts an influential, independent, and insightful voice on the industry’s transition to smart, connected products.