Business Technology is our approach to bringing business and technology together. That empowers our clients to drive innovation. Together we build digital solutions that leverage their business.
How We See Business Technology
With Business Technology we address a widespread disconnect:
Two Experts – Two Worlds
Business and IT specialists are worlds apart. They differ in culture and talk past each other.
They even work in separate offices: Business experts on the top floor – IT in the basement.
Business specialists try to innovate, but fail to see technological potential – while IT passively implements by executing orders.
Being at home in both worlds and relying on our knowhow of Digital Change, we enable our client to turn things around:
Two Experts – One World
Business experts and IT turn to each other to collaborate in a balanced partnership.
They jointly explore future needs and take a path to reinforce each other.
That leverages their potential and guides the company to success.
“In our experience, uniting Business and IT in the process of building complex software solutions is key. It makes the final product more powerful and sustainable as it is endorsed by everybody involved.“
Sascha von Brevern, Lead Expert Business Technology
How You Benefit
We develop business critical application ecosystems, created intuitive approaches to digital interaction with clients, reengineered outmoded software solutions, streamlined processes through automation, implemented efficient migrations, reduced complexities and achieved scalability for different clients. Here are four projects as examples:
Making a Business Scale
150 mathematical scripts served as analytical heart of a clearing house but were impossible to scale. We transformed them into software that automates processes and is easily used by non-technical staff.Case Study: Industry - Stock Exchanges
Using AI for Traders
Relying on data analysis and AI, we built a platform that automatically buys and sells energy on commodity exchanges. That allows our client to exploit market dynamics and branch out into a new business.Case Study: Services - Create
Building on the Greenfield
Together with two founders we shaped the idea of setting up an entirely new asset management boutique. We have developed a highly efficient software platform that now has €27bn assets under management.
Optimising Complex Applications
We oversee the operation of two central IT-applications for a global insurer. Using our domain knowledge and data skills we do two things at once: run the applications and substantially optimise them.Case Study: Services - Run
What We Offer
Focussing on our clients’ business model, we apply Business Technology along their entire value chain. As we take an end-to-end perspective, our services range from exploring business needs, designing application architectures, all the way to implementing software platforms. These are combined with DevOps, the operation and continuous improvement of systems both on premise and in the cloud. To address different needs, we provide offerings of various sizes:
We examine how the needs of your business align with your application ecosystem to reach your strategic goals.
We run design sprints with your business and IT experts and jointly build prototypes for a new software solution.
Based on the principles of agile software development we build solutions with your business and IT experts.
> 3 mths
Where we excel
In addition to our expertise in communication and domain knowledge in different industries we rely on specific technological skills:
How We Stay Ahead
We strive to continuously access new sources of knowledge and experience, challenge common wisdom and create new nodes in our professional networks. To achieve these goals, we pursue different avenues:
We run an in-house tech community to discuss developments such as cloud technologies, microservice frameworks and artificial intelligence. To disseminate knowledge, we organise bi-weekly calls. In these exchanges our techies share IT trends, tools and technological experiences, while our consultants offer insights of how emerging technologies are applied in the business world.
A team led by our founder and Head of Innovation, Theofanis Alexandropoulos, explores ideas for digital business models based on emerging technologies. One focus is on distributed ledger technology and tokenisation of assets to design an innovative platform for digital investing. Thereby, we gain insights for projects with clients, but also enable us to start entirely new businesses.
We hone our interpersonal skills with courses on Needs-based Communication for our entire staff. This helps understand the needs and intentions of others and catalyses joint creative work. Plus, we run trainings on Change Management by Klaus Doppler, a leading expert in the field. These courses enhance our competence in accompanying digital change as industry dynamics are shifting.