We do business and technology advisory work for XaaS platform operators, their ecosystem partners, and their technology providers—via four practice areas:

  • Product Management
  • Risk Management & Security
  • Venture Development
  • Strategic Communications

Our clients are players in multichannel payments, fintech, banking, commerce, government, critical infrastructure, command & control, logistics, and XaaS business ecosystems. Clients range in size from tier-one multinationals to startups.

While clients typically engage us at the planning through launch stages of new initiatives, we are able to provide world-class, full lifecycle product and risk management via our partner network.

 

Product MANAGEMENT

Product management services may apply to your platform, individual products on your platform, or the entire partner ecosystem, as required.

  • Market research and analysis

  • Reviews, strategy, and design—platforms, channels, APIs, business models, features, functions

  • Requirements development

  • Product, program, project, and interim executive management

  • Vendor and partner acquisition (identification, evaluation, RFPs/tenders)

  • Standards development

 

RISK MANAGEMENT & Security

Our Risk Management & Security practice follows the holistic approach that's critical to building and maintaining today's high-trust, platform based service operations—combining, as needed, the disciplines of identity, cyber/physical security, fraud, compliance, reputation, and UX management.

  • Reviews, assessments, audits, strategy, and design—identity, security, fraud, privacy, compliance, reputation, UX.

  • Preparation/representation for external audits

  • Program, project, and interim executive management

  • Requirements development

  • Vendor and partner acquisition—identification, evaluation, RFPs/tenders

 

VENTURE DEVELOPMENT

  • Startup mentoring

  • Funding preparation—business plan, investor pitch, road trips

  • Product management (see above)

  • Vendor and partner acquisition—identification, evaluation, RFPs/tenders

 

strategic communications

  • Subject matter expert sourcing—consulting, expert witness, etc.

  • Public speaking—chair, keynotes, panels, webinars, workshops

  • Writing—reports, whitepapers, blogs, articles, RFPs/tenders, proposals


It takes a lifetime to build a good reputation, but you can lose it in a minute.
— Will Rogers

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