Impact and Innovation: Blockchain technology
Blockchain is an innovative technology that will open new business opportunities, reduce transaction costs, and improve trust, security and efficiency of existing processes.
Become a disruptor
Blockchain technology is evolving at a tremendous rate and is set to disrupt many industries. As blockchain becomes more prolific, it’s disruptive capacity in not only existing markets, but also new markets—byproducts of blockchain innovation—is enabling new entrants to provide new offerings, while also enabling well-established companies to cut costs, improve efficiency, improve security, and move to new growth opportunities.
It has become increasingly important for companies to have a well-informed blockchain strategy. The Burnie Group can provide a range of services spanning a basic tailored “market-watch” service that keeps you informed of major innovation or competitive moves that can impact your organization, to comprehensive deep dive research and strategy development that results in an individualized and actionable blockchain strategy plan. Our team will work with you to pick the right direction for your company and make sure that the competition and/or technology innovations don’t surprise you. Our practice areas include:
Advisory Services, Market and Offering Expertise
Is your organization embarking on a blockchain proof of concept or implementation?
The Burnie Group can advise you on available options, vendor selection, capabilities and track record, perform due diligence and validation of offerings. Additionally, we will advise you on how to build and train a team, set up a centre of excellence. This service can help substantially reduce your risk and improve your odds of a successful outcome.
Board Director as a Service
Venture capital firms, angel investors and strategic investment funds are making large investments in blockchain companies. As a result, there is a strong demand for independent due-diligence and strategic expertise. The Burnie Group can provide seasoned professionals with strong board of director experience and technical depth to represent your interests in the companies you invest in as formal Directors or in order to perform ad-hoc intervention.
The Burnie Group can supply expert speakers—on both the technology and the business impact of blockchain in a specific industry—for your corporate education event or seminars. We can cover topics ranging from Blockchain 101 and the state of the technology to regulatory issues and real world implementations. Dedicated seminars can range from single speaker half days, to as many as a dozen speakers for a number of days. They can be large audience format or designed around small working groups which are much more interactive, planning session oriented.
The Burnie Group can facilitate and provide consulting expertise or in-house workshops leading to a formal actionable report. These studies typically take 2 weeks. They can range from strategic ideation to operations and implementation planning.
The Burnie Group blockchain feasibility study covers the technical, business and financial viability of a blockchain solution. We can align technology and product or vendor capabilities to business objectives and detail implementation challenges and make risk mitigation recommendations. These studies can be very valuable to entrepreneurs or intrapreneurs looking to raise capital or build support for a project.
Build and configuration
The Burnie Group can bring industry leading blockchain expertise quickly, and cost effectively, to deliver a proof of concept according to your needs and specifications.
Beyond a proof of concept, there is the issue of an architecture that can scale. The Burnie Group can provide blockchain architects, with deep industry experience in scaling real world implementations. This offering requires a significant commitment from the client and typically deep interactions between The Burnie Group personnel and the client’s development and business leadership teams.
Research and Whitepapers
Should you wish to produce a company sponsored white paper for either internal pollination of concepts or for external thought leadership purposes, the Burnie Group can provide technical writing and editing services to deliver such a paper. These papers require deep expertise and research, including interview time with the client and typically take about 4 weeks.