Our services

Speaking & Training

Michael Maniscalco is a recognized speaker, trainer, visionary, and expert in the smart-home, networking and IoT spaces. Mr. Maniscalco is the recipient of numerous industry accolades for his technical and product training as well as contributions to the smart-home industry. Topics include startups, SaaS business models, RMR strategies, service-oriented customer cultures, network security trends and technical network training.

Product & Market Strategy

Pytheas assists in the ideation, research, validation, and positioning of products and services. From determining technical strategy to planning your go-to-market, we have the experience to help you navigate your path to success.

Whether you’re a startup looking to launch a new product, existing company looking at new markets or considering a pivot, the Pytheas team has a history of launching award-winning, market-driven software products and services.

Technical Writing & Curriculum Development

Pytheas works with clients to develop technical courseware, documentation, certifications and technical training programs. Technical skillsets include beginner through more advanced IP networking topics such as infrastructure and design, wireless, best practices, trends, and security. Curriculum also includes business-oriented topics such as product and marketing tactics, customer service and support evolution, market trends and recurring revenue business models.

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What else we provide?

Business Development

For clients looking to penetrate the custom installation electronics and smart-home markets.

Market Research

Qualitative and quantitative market research services.

Digital Marketing Services

Website design and implementation, digital marketing services, social media strategy and marketing automation

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About us

Founded in 2017 by Michael Maniscalco, Pytheas provides strategic consulting, technical writing, speaking, and training services. Pytheas exist to help clients navigate uncertainty in order to provide better solutions, processes, and experiences for their clients, products, and services.

Michael Maniscalco is a recognized speaker, visionary and expert in the smart-home, networking and IoT spaces. Mr. Maniscalco is the recipient of numerous industry accolades for his technical and product training and contributions to the smart-home industry. He holds a degree in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology and has been involved with software and network engineering for Fortune 1000 companies in the custom installation, financial, telecommunications and healthcare industries for over 20 years. As a founder of Ihiji, Michael most recently served as Vice President of Product and Marketing for the company’s award-winning cloud-based remote network management and service solutions. In late 2017, Ihiji was acquired by Control4, a worldwide leader in the home automation space. Michael has also successfully founded and sold a high-end home automation services and installation company which was heavily focused on engineering and service contract programs.

Pytheas is named after the Greek explorer who navigated the unknown in pursuit of new frontiers, knowledge and experiences.

Michael Maniscalco

Years Experience
Successful Exits
Connected Devices 2020 (Billions)

Our Skills

Product and Market Strategy
Custom Installation (CEDIA) Smart Home Market
Speaking and Training
Technical Writing and Curriculum Development