Ken Figueredo

I currently consult on market, new service concept and strategy projects for companies that are targeting the connected devices market including M2M and the Internet of Things (IoT). I have also been advising on a mobile money initiative, based on government-issued digital currency, in a market that is becoming known as the Internet of Money (IoM).

My professional experience spans business, management and technology consultancy. I worked for Arthur D. Little in Europe and Booz Allen & Hamilton in Europe and the USA. I was an early member of the San Francisco Consulting Group that established a US East Coast office when we were acquired by KPMG.

In 2000 I opened up and managed the East Coast office for the UK head-quartered Analysys Consulting. I was subsequently recruited to run the Consulting Group at Pyramid Research where I focused on emerging market telecommunications and media projects.

Some of the companies I have worked with are: Accenture, Alcatel, BBC, Batelco, GSM Association, Huawei, Intelsat, Inter-American Development Bank, InterDigital, Microsoft, Motorola, Naspers, Nokia, Orange, Qualcomm, Telefonica, US Ex-Im Bank, Vodafone Group and the World Bank/IFC.

Since 2008, my work has focused on the connected devices market and I have completed several consultancy projects on early stage markets such as:
  • mHealth - new service concepts and business model prototyping home automation - road map for new service innovation in the home environment and the potential for convergence across energy, entertainment and security applications.

  • mEducation - assessment of emerging business models based on a survey of education service, education technology and mobile operator service providers.

  • smart utilities - assessment of market opportunities. 
More recently, I have been working on new business models (concepts and benchmarking of practical approaches) as well as M2M strategies for mobile operators and technology suppliers. Since late-2014, I have advised on corporate and new-product development strategies in the IoT solutions and platform-services sector. This has included working with several companies developing IoT solutions based on the oneM2M standard.

Within the the mobile network operator (MNO) segment, I contributed to IoT strategy and implementation projects for three different MNOs with multi-country footprints.

Product and service innovation calls for new and cross-disciplinary approaches to design and business operations. I routinely work with teams across different markets, organizational 'silos' and business cultures.

In addition to my consultancy project work, my professional development builds on the following:
  • MBA (INSEAD, France)
  • PhD in Self-Learning Control Systems (University of Bath, UK)
  • BSc in Engineering with French (University of Bath, UK). 

I frequently present at industry events and some of my published project work is accessible in the public domain. I can be reached by email at

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