At The Waving Cat GmbH, Peter Bihr explores the impact of emerging technologies and helps spreads the insights of innovators through consulting and conferences.
Working closely with a strong network of top notch experts and thought leaders, The Waving Cat translates these insights into distinct offerings:
- Advisory & strategy consultancy
Startup, corporate or non-profit: I’ll help your organization excel in an environment defined by digitization, connectedness and rapid change. From top-level strategy to setting up teams to product strategy: With ears close to the ground, an extensive network, and years of experience working with clients of all sizes and across industries, I know what works and what doesn’t.
- Emerging technology conferences
Conferences are a great way to explore the impacts of emerging technologies. My expertise, my radar for interesting topics, and my network put me into a unique position to curate world class events. IoT, the future of hardware, smart cities, iOS development, maker culture or the quantified self – chances are I’ve initiated, curated or chaired a top notch event for that community or industry.
- Products, services and publications
Working with external partners, The Waving Cat translates insights into products or publications.
Looking for a speaker for your next corporate event? As a frequent conference speaker and panelist, I can deliver an engaging presentation for audiences of all sizes and backgrounds on the implications of emerging technologies for your industry. If you’d like to book me as a speaker for your corporate event, please contact Tessa at TheNextSpeaker.
As a side effect of this varied work, the company is into a unique position to help you find the perfect talent or serve as an external radar & research shop. For startups, I try to be available as an an advisor or mentor where it makes sense for both parties, and I’m a mentor at Highway1 (San Francisco), Startup Bootcamp IoT (London) and hardware.co (Berlin).
Areas of focus
My work focuses mostly on impact and opportunities of (internet-related) technologies: Technologies and business models the internet enables or leverages in new and interesting ways. Over the last few years this has included areas including:
- social, local, mobile services
- digital communications & social media
- the Internet of Things & connected devices
- Quantified Self & personal analytics
- connected cities
- 3D printing & the new maker culture
- innovation processes
Not sure how to best work together? Get in touch for a chat!
Featured work and projects. A large part of my work is confidential or internal in nature and hence not fit for sharing in a portfolio. Here are some public-facing and shareable projects (some for clients, most self-initiated) I have worked on to date in various contexts.
Please note that these projects include some of which I worked on outside the context of The Waving Cat (as a freelancer before, etc). They are listed here because they help illustrate some of the topics I’ve engaged with extensively over time.
How I work
I split my time between client work and self-initiated projects.
Often, my client engagements happen behind the scenes and are long-term, internally focused in nature. I tend to be able to contribute & create most value in long-term collaborations, with a larger amount of autonomy, and in projects of a more exploratory nature. Usually my role is that of an advisor, consultant, or sparring partner. The kind of work I do is both highly networked and varied, and it yields a range of outputs or services.
Please take the services listed here as a starting point for a conversation rather than a fixed set of offerings.
Occasionally I have small media appearances or contribute writing. My projects, thoughts and other antics have been featured in Forbes, New York Times, The Guardian, ZDF, ZEIT and many others as listed below. If you’re a journalist looking for input, a quote or an interview, please get in touch (I do my best to respond quickly.)
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