Why Digital Transformations Fail – the Monolith Syndrome
When the technology team does not deliver, the consequences for the business are painful: customers are disappointed, competition edges ahead and businesses are unable to capture the demand that their marketing has generated.
SVSG in Forbes: Technical Due Diligence For Companies On The Cusp Of High Growth
Bernard Fraenkel explains why sustaining high growth requires a different playbook than traditional growth expectations.
Digital Economy – Post-Pandemic Growth
Data on the 2021 digital economy released by The Bureau of Economic Analysis shows that four industries digitized rapidly between 2019-2021.
Reflecting on Augment’s acquisition to Sutherland Global: What we learned from building and selling our own CX company
Six years ago, chatbots were all the rage. The market would soon discover that while AI had made significant advancements, it had not become sentient. After witnessing numerous mishaps with this technology in our customer base, in 2016 we carved out a small team from SVSG to build our own solution.
An introduction to our diligence methodology
An underlying problem we see with traditional valuations is that key areas like data, technology, customer experience and company values are considered independently. We’ve pioneered a methodology for bringing these seemingly disparate topics together into a framework that aligns both qualitative and quantitative aspects of value.
Seven Critical Technical Due Diligence Questions For Technology Investors
In the excitement of having signed a term sheet, investors may be tempted to consider technical due diligence (tech DD) as a formality to assuage their colleagues and limited partners. Tech DD, however, should be considered more than a defensive tool to avoid embarrassment and the loss of the money invested.
SVSG in Forbes: Lessons Learned From 50 Technical Due Diligence Reviews, Part 1
Having performed technical due diligence reviews across a variety of industries and company sizes for Venture Capital, Private Equity and M&A deals, has allowed SVSG to empirically identify patterns, which Bernard Fraenkel shares on Forbes in a series of articles...
SVSG in Forbes: How To Maximize The Value Of Technical Due Diligence
Technical due diligence should provide actionable information about the upcoming 24 months, including critical dependencies, risk factors and major technical milestones that will usher in product milestones. To read more, please see Bernard’s piece on Forbes.com Image...
SVSG in Forbes: Convincing Your CEO To Rearchitect The Tech Stack
CTO's know when the current code base is too old: it takes forever to get new features out, response time for end-users is slow, tools are outdated, etc. Yet these issues may barely trigger raised eyebrow from your CEO. Here's helpful advice from SVSG...
SVSG in Forbes: Will AI Save The Movie Consumer?
McKinsey’s recent survey, “The state of AI in 2020”, shows that AI adoption at scale remains limited to a few industry sectors and a limited set of business functions. This article is the first in a series that details instances of companies both large and small...
SVSG Client on BBC News: What if your pet could ‘talk’? [Video]
It's hard enough training your dog to respond to "sit" but now there may be a new way for your pets to communicate. Check out the video on BBC News here
SVSG in Forbes: The CTO’s Yearly Checklist
In a startup, as in any adventure, one needs to raise one's head toward the horizon once in a while to ensure that one is still headed in the right direction. Well-run companies typically hold quarterly executive off-sites, and at least once per year, the product road...
SVSG in Forbes: Five Immediate Actions CTOs Can Take When Growth Skyrockets
The magic moment for which you have been working for so long has finally arrived: Usage of the product is accelerating — the company is taking off!
May 2020: Everything you know about 5G is a lie
Contents The Reality Use Cases Friends, Despite major advertising pushes on the part of mobile carriers, most U.S. consumers don’t even know what 5G is. It doesn’t help that they can’t even get a straight answer from the companies that sell it. AT&T was just asked...
April 2020: Computer vision is disrupting these 8 industries. What’s next?
Contents Computer Vision – An Overview Links of Interest Friends, As we emerge from several months of strangeness, we are looking forward to what is next. This week, we look at computer vision. Computer vision is everywhere, but is still cutting edge in most...