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300
Repeat Clients Across a
Range of Sectors

Corporates, service providers,  investors and innovators

30
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Partners & Principals Hailing from Industry

From feasibility studies to design and execution

18
+
Years of Global Operation

Delivering innovation, tech disruption and value creation

Clients & Services

Corporates
IT architecture, gap analysis, recommendations, benchmarking, and roadmap evolution
  • Computing and storage architectures evolution
  • IT transformation
  • Network virtualization
  • Application development, Cloud migration, DevOps, CI/CD Security Roadmaps
Multi-dimensional analysis mapping of design, platforms, software, and security, with:
  • Availability
  • Scalability
  • Management
  • Performance
Virtualization and resource optimization models 
Evaluation of the use of different forms of private/hybrid clouds
  • Methodology for multi-criteria evaluation of alternatives: cost, agility, security, portability, complexity, etc.; and governance, technology, and operational issues
  • Plan an on-demand service model that eliminates unnecessary IT investment
Data Centers strategy, planning, and design
  • End to End Architecture evolution
  • Feasibility studies and project cost budgeting Availability and capacity assessment
  • Business continuity and disaster recovery planning
Compute/storage/network architectures and target deployment environments
Evolution alignment with design requirement
Architecting alternative application development environments
Cloud related services
  • Virtualization architecture
  • Cloud assessment and strategy
  • Cloud planning, design, and implementation
  • Cloud migration
  • Design of services (IaaS/PaaS/SaaS)
  • Integration of applications for cloud solutions
  • Design and development of cloud operation models - commercial and open source
  • Specification of monitoring tools for SLA management
Innovators & VC Tech Funds Incubation
Market assessment
  • Industry positioning and benchmarking
  • Market situation analysis and positioning
  • Competitive landscape analysis
  • Technology readiness assessment
  • Market entry strategy development
  • Initial Market testing and opportunity assessment
  • Market opportunity summary and strategies
  • Partner and ecosystem development plan
  • Market development plan for execution
Alliances strategy development and engagement
  • Determining business objectives and role of partners
  • Alliances strategy assessment and critical success factors
  • Startups ecosystem development
  • Partner program design, development and management
  • Partner recruitment and ecosystem engagement
  • Partner business plan development and execution
Market development
  • Portfolio and roadmap review and validation
  • Marketing plan and pricing models development
  • Engagement modeling
  • Go-to-market strategy definition direct/indirect options
  • Customer opportunity development
  • Partner and ecosystem engagement and deployment
  • Technical expertise to support engagements
  • Support in building local market capabilities
VC tech funds and incubation
  • Review of technology investments and rationalization
  • Specification of the VC/incubator service offering to the ecosystem and startups
    • New venture development and management​
    • Evaluation of strategy, operation model, and execution
    • Concept and design, launch, and evolution
  • Multi-stage incubation​
    • Baseline services offering​
    • Ecosystem - network effect
    • Innovation acceleration - value creation and growth
Blockchain
Blockchain-based fintech solutions:
  • Trade Finance
  • Derivative and commercial paper settlement
  • Distributed ledger-based commerce marketplaces
  • Dynamically discoverable shared economies model
  • Big data in marketing, RegTech
  • Development and deployment of, bank-in-a-box, and data-lake-in-a-box platforms
Other Blockchain applications
  • Government – digital identity, secure data sharing, fraud prevention, improvement of transparency on government services
  • Healthcare – immutable, real-time updatable data stores for patients records
  • IoT – tracking of vast number of IoT devices, secure decentralized transactions and communications between devices
  • Telecom – enhance BSS/OSS processes such as number portability, billing, and SIM provisioning
Service Providers & Telecoms
Managed and hosting services
  • Advanced data management and disaster recovery
  • Advanced computing and data analysis Inter-cloud services
  • End to end cloud enablement
  • Security managed services
Virtualization and automation design and deployment
  • SDN/NFV evolution for transport, core, OSS/BSS and LTE networks
  • Benchmarking and go-to-market strategies for NFV vendors
  • Large-scale cloud clusters SDN/NFV networking optimization
  • SDN/NFV-based EPC/IMS and Cloud RAN solutions
  • Virtual Radio Access Networks
TV/Media services
  • Cable TV, IPTV and OTT platforms design
  • Media platform optimization
  • Partnership strategies
  • Future media strategies
Wi-Fi architecture and offload
Entry to new market strategy
  • Competitive market analysis
  • Benchmarking and gap analysis
  • Feasibility study and business case
  • Disruption play
  • Ecosystem considerations
5G core and new services deployments
  • RAN evolution
  • IP mobile core network evolution
  • Mobile, traffic, video, and impact on network architecture
  • Analytics evolution, M2M, and impact on network architecture
  • IMS, 5G for voice and messaging
  • Offload solutions and impact on network architecture
  • Third party driven new business models
LTE / 5G and migration services
Small cells, DAS, and neutral host
Cloud-native architectures
Private wireless networks
  • Radio characteristics and spectrum management (with emphasis on network slicing)
  • 5G network architecture and design
  • Private 5G IoT networks
Public Sector & Regulators
Regulatory advisory
  • Study and assessment of fair competition
  • Long term license strategy and drafting of new licenses
  • Analysis of novel wireless standards and market impact assessment
  • Spectrum re-farming strategies
  • Study and evolution of spectrum allocation
  • Network sharing regulatory strategies
Public sector advisory
  • Government Electronic ID (eID) services - use case advisory, data privacy protection, end-to-end security hardening
  • Smart City planning, IoT network connectivity and security design, ecosystem and partnership strategies
  • Government Cloud strategy advisory - building cloud ecosystem through strategic alignment of Cloud Service Providers, technology vendors, and academia
  • Policy and legislation for building trusted environments to cloud-enabled services
AI & Data Analytics
Product definition, solution selection and implementation
  • Business objectives identification and linking of data models to objectives
  • Specification of data models, compute fabric, and machine learning models
  • Data-driven product specifications and design
  • Architecture and implementation of machine learning solutions
  • Integration of data analytics models over big data environments
AI solutions design
  • Analytics engine design – supervised learning, unsupervised learning, semi-supervised learning, and reinforcement learning
  • Design of big data migration solutions
Network analytics applications
  • KPI forecasting
  • Anomaly detection
  • Usage forecasting
  • Pricing optimization
Revenue related applications
  • Acquisition targeting
  • Churn reduction
  • Cross sell / up sell
  • Win-back campaigns
  • Viral campaigns
  • Segmentation
Digital Services, IoT & Smart Cities
Smart city ecosystem advisory
  • Design, architecture and rollout of IoT, smart cities, and digital services ecosystems
  • Promotion of alliance and collaboration among entrepreneurs, industry, academia, and city governments
  • Business case for digital services and IoT solutions deployment across industry verticals
Digital services design and implementation
  • Implementation and deployment of digital services for public and private sectors
  • Design and specifications on integrated digital cross-media platforms including content strategy
IoT/smart city solution design and implementation
  • Tailoring digital services and IoT applications in smart city environments based on context-specific business cases
  • Smart city OS design and architecture
  • Development of low power wide area IoT networks
  • Integration and deployment of IoT backend solutions
  • Smart infrastructure (smart lampposts, smart bus-stops, etc.) and smart homes holistic design and considerations
Private Equity & Infrastructure/Growth Funds
M&A due diligence 
  • Review of technical and commercial modeling assumptions as a baseline for investment and financial analysis
  • Techno/commercial due diligence, as technology correlates and impacts existing and future product strategies, commercials and value creation
  • Retention rates, SLA performance, and related KPI's
  • Competitive positioning
  • Synergy analysis, includes overlap, complement, tech leverage, sales leverage, partnerships leverage, etc.
  • Gap, concern, and mitigation risk rating
Value creation
  • Operational improvements
  • Digital/IT transformation
  • Virtualization and automation
  • Product development and identification of suitable new sources of revenue generation
  • Big data analytics and AI
Financial modeling and valuation analysis
  • Scenario analysis and forecasted P&L
  • Cash flows and profitability projection
  • Estimation of future profits, cash flows, and profitability projection measures (ROI, ROE, ROCE, IRR, etc.)
  • Estimation of sales and expense projections (CAPEX, OPEX, EBITDA, etc.)
  • Evaluation of past financials including quality of earnings
  • Detailed review of capital structure (WACC, DCF, etc.)
Investor services
  • Feasibility studies and business case building
  • Bid book preparation
  • Market consolidation
  • Technology assets restructuring and carving strategies
  • Deal flow ecosystem building
  • Incorporation into post investment strategy implementation task force
Cybersecurity
Customized offensive and defensive services with a proactive approach to security
Proactive awareness and continuous assessment of vulnerabilities
Penetration testing
  • Provide real-world insights into security posture by attacking infrastructure like a motivated hacker would
  • External (black box) and internal (grey/white box) penetration tests
Red team exercises
  • Detailed testing of security operations capabilities and effectiveness
  • Penetrate clients’ systems without being detected by incident response team
Comprehensive review of: 
  • Security architecture and existing protection mechanisms
  • Analysis of evolving security threats and vulnerabilities
  • Network/application/cloud security roadmap
Assist organizations within a vast range of verticals to create innovative resilient solutions to:
  • Cyber-attacks
  • Advanced threats
  • Malware.
Code review
  • Manually review all source code, utilizing custom built tools
  • Identify critical programming mistakes and vulnerable code
Phishing and social engineering
  • Detailed testing of cyber security awareness and susceptibility using unique techniques
  • Simulation of a sophisticated, deliberate attack by a motivated entity with strong expertise
Managed services
  • On-demand, proactive reviews of clients’ assets
  • Rapid scale-up of security, compliance operations
  • Minimize risks of digital disruptions caused by cyber threats
  • Comprehensive review of current security architecture 
  • Cyber fraud investigation
  • Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)
 
 

Strategic technology advisory, cloud and managed services, business plans and benchmarking for IT, corporates, telecoms, data centers, innovators and VC backers, due diligence studies on investment and M&A targets

Claude Achcar

Data center design consultancy, M&E consultancy, technical due diligence, SPoF audits, condition surveys, feasibility studies, data center facilities management, project and program management.

Malcolm Harris

IT Infrastructure and Telecom Networks, Data Centers, technology solutions design and implementation; Optical and transport networks, mobile core; Business development, project and program management.

Kokichi Kato

Mobile network architectures, data analytics, optimization, network security, disaster recovery network, technical due diligence, Internet of Things, heat management, data center operation

Dr Stephen Lee

Technology advisory and due diligence, IT Service Management, telecom networks, BSS/OSS, network management, data center design and assessment, cybersecurity, enterprise security and risk management

Romney Ng

Investment due diligence, market and commercial due diligence, financial analysis, business model analysis, regulation, and economics of telecommunications, cloud, and cryptocurrency platforms.

Peter Lyons

Technology, market and economics of wireless networks, spectrum, and infrastructure solutions, product definition; financial modeling and strategic planning, due diligence, telecom operators and regulators

Frank Rayal

Mobile internet architectures, analytics, optimization, cloud networking, strategy advisory, TMT investment and M&A, virtualization, data center and networking architectures and design, information security

Dr Riad Hartani

Mission critical electrical and mechanical systems design, building services management. Data center design, architecture, due diligence, test and commissioning. Power networks design and optimization.

Andrew Shute

NOC management, project and service management, bid management for nationwide mega projects, technical alliances and technology advisory especially in Packet Optical Networking, Data Center Interconnect, Outside Plant Fiber Optic Network, Mobile Backhaul.

Keith Chan

Strategy & technology marketing in telecom systems, energy management, IT and mobility systems, setting up local operations from green-field, start-ups & negotiating participation of venture capitalists, private equity players.

Dr Dipankar Sengupta

Cybersecurity operations programs in large telecom, technology, banking, healthcare, and government. Offensive security and incident response initiatives. Forensic investigations and security research.

Iain Paterson

Strategic partnerships, new market development, telecom and BFS sectors, OSS/BSS specialist, digital transformation, customer engagement, partner program advisory, business driven alliances engagement

Andrew Newton

Technology and network evolution strategy, cloud computing, storage, information security management and compliance, network and data center virtualization, SDN and NFV trends, IMS, LTE network and services, M2M

Trinh Ngo

Cloud-based hosted models, core infrastructure networking, access and mobile applications, networking and security strategy, OTT applications, digital transformation and enterprise architecture

Michael Li

Telecommunication and digital infrastructure. Expert knowledge in ICT regulations and public policies. Competency on the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, big data analytic and blockchain

Heru Sutadi

Strategic advisory, go-to-market plans for IT corporates, telecoms, data centers, and innovators, cloud and managed services, consulting and advisory for intrapreneurship, JV/multi-vendor projects evaluation.

Maan El-Rayes

Threat and vulnerability assessments, risk management framework development, design and implementation of technological, physical, and operational asset protection controls, incident management, resilience assessment and training, asset protection

Ilya Umanskiy

Banking & financial services, corporate finance & capital markets, business process mapping & re-engineering, change management, MIS, dashboards & balanced scorecards & compliance, market studies & due-diligence

Raja Abdallah

Consultants

Our Partner-level consultants hail from industry and have a deep understanding of the business, market, competitive pressures, regulation, standards, dynamics, and of the guts of the technology and its roadmap.  We excel at execution, the result of decades of tech work, designing, building, marketing, and maintaining tech infra, applications and services globally

Sectors

We provide detailed and pragmatic advisory to a wide range of sectors 
We are often invited by other consultants and partners to contribute specialized tech know-how to client projects

Data Centers and Hosting
High-Tech, Telecom and 5G
AI and Data Analytics
Fintech and Blockchain
Cybersecurity
Multi-Access Edge Computing
Cloud and Managed Services
Investment Banks, Funds and Private Equity
Venture Capital and VC-Backed Innovation 
Financial Institutions
and Exchanges
Utilities, Public Sector
and Regulators
Digital Media
 
 

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