Build a digital advantage

The pace of innovation in 2020 demands a bias for action and a willingness to place a few smart bets. But iteration is not the same as guessing – we believe that it is in applying the principles of good design that you find compelling answers. And to us, good design has very little to do with making screens look good. Rather, it’s a way to solve problems. It’s a way to build a connection with your customers. And it’s way to create real economic value.

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When
Brown University needed a better way to connect community students and alumni to the university and one another, they turned to us. We helped them rethink the way they use technology to build and nurture connections. Then we rebuilt the platform that does it. And the app.  In Deo Speramus.

Create real value. Real fast.

Great products create value by providing simple, elegant solutions to real, expensive problems. We can take you from concept to launch with high-return answers to your biggest business questions. And we can do it fast.

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Fair logo

When an auto-rental startup with $1B+ in funding needed to deploy a new app on Android in less than 3 months, they came to someone they knew could work fast.  We shipped the new app in 6 weeks.

World-class engineering to deliver quick results.

Being a digital winner in 2020 doesn’t just mean having a compelling strategy or idea, it means being able to build it. But you can’t build fast, and you can’t build right if you don’t have world-class engineering on your team.  

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When NatGeo wanted to give their audience access to all their content in a unified digital experience, they had to figure out how to rapidly and reliably deliver content at scale.  We solved the problem, built the platform, and then built the app that powers the new experience.

Venture lab design, creation, and best practices.

We’ve found that cultures are like personalities – you can’t create them, you have to evolve them. We’ve learned (the hard way) that while innovation is fueled by tech, you need a way to engage and empower people to use it. And in this regard, nothing beats getting them to build new digital products. 

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DBG

When DBG, the EU’s largest stock exchange, was thinking about how to develop the culture, technology, and product development practices to drive innovation-at-scale, they came to us. We partnered with their c-suite to design and deploy a network of Product Development Labs within the company. Then we built a technology platform and an API economy to support it. 

brown

Build a digital advantage

The pace of innovation in 2020 demands a bias for action and a willingness to place a few smart bets. But iteration is not the same as guessing – we believe that it is in applying the principles of good design that you find compelling answers. And to us, good design has very little to do with making screens look good. Rather, it’s a way to solve problems. It’s a way to build a connection with your customers. And it’s way to create real economic value.

_____________

BrownLogo

When
Brown University needed a better way to connect community students and alumni to the university and one another, they turned to us. We helped them rethink the way they use technology to build and nurture connections. Then we rebuilt the platform that does it. And the app.  In Deo Speramus.

fair

Create real value. Real fast.

Great products create value by providing simple, elegant solutions to real, expensive problems. We can take you from concept to launch with high-return answers to your biggest business questions. And we can do it fast.

_____________

Fair logo

When an auto-rental startup with $1B+ in funding needed to deploy a new app on Android in less than 3 months, they came to someone they knew could work fast.  We shipped the new app in 6 weeks.

natgeo-1

World-class engineering to deliver quick results.

Being a digital winner in 2020 doesn’t just mean having a compelling strategy or idea, it means being able to build it. But you can’t build fast, and you can’t build right if you don’t have world-class engineering on your team.  

_____________

nat geo logo
When NatGeo wanted to give their audience access to all their content in a unified digital experience, they had to figure out how to rapidly and reliably deliver content at scale.  We solved the problem, built the platform, and then built the app that powers the new experience.

dbg

Venture lab design, creation, and best practices.

We’ve found that cultures are like personalities – you can’t create them, you have to evolve them. We’ve learned (the hard way) that while innovation is fueled by tech, you need a way to engage and empower people to use it. And in this regard, nothing beats getting them to build new digital products. 

_____________

DBG

When DBG, the EU’s largest stock exchange, was thinking about how to develop the culture, technology, and product development practices to drive innovation-at-scale, they came to us. We partnered with their c-suite to design and deploy a network of Product Development Labs within the company. Then we built a technology platform and an API economy to support it. 

Supercharge your company’s internal collaboration with inner-source

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Build micro-organizations, not just micro-services

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Introducing VibeCheq

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How to Choose a Headless CMS

One of our recent projects called for a feature to allow editors to manage and publish content. In other words, we needed to choose a headless CMS. We already had a React-based web app, and a...

Real Estate Trends — Technology State of the Market in 2020

The real estate market is full of legacy systems, untapped data, and outdated processes from every angle. Whether it’s commercial, residential, B2B or B2C, all up and down the supply chain there...

Put the Second Arrow Down: Making the Best of Uncertainty

This is not another article about working remotely, productivity hacks for a frazzled mind, or using technology to stop a pandemic. We are a tech company, but we are made up of human beings, locked...

State of Business in the Post COVID World. Prepare for a Wave of Innovation.

As the world shifts towards working from home and our governments mount responses to the SARS-CoV-2 (Coronavirus) pandemic, we may feel that our fundamental way of life is being uprooted. Now more...

The New Normal - Our Tips For Working From Home

Our company culture has long taken into consideration remote clients and a distributed workforce of Originators (what we call ourselves). From off-site management to delivery of fully built digital...

Integrating Customer Experience Design Into Your Product Process

The relationship between your CX and your customer is linked, one informs the other, and feedback is an absolute necessity. When working through your CX, the end result should be to leave your...

5 Signs Your Business Strategy for 2020 is Good

Through the course of my career as an operating executive and advisor, I’ve had the opportunity to lead, participate in and witness the design and implementation of myriad strategies, in a variety...

Being vulnerable enough to innovate.

During what is now one of the most widely shared TedTalks, world-renowned researcher, Brené Brown said, “Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity, and change.” So here’s to...

Understanding Machine Learning — 101 Executive MBA

Understanding machine learning today can seem daunting, and technology seems to be advancing at ever-increasing speeds. So what is machine learning? Well, it used to be that you had to program...

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San Francisco

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