Comprehensive strategy and turnaround engagement for B-round industrial IoT and cybersecurity contractor to the U.S. Army’s autonomous vehicle program, covering corporate restructuring, product pivot and redefinition, market planning and forecasting, and strategic negotiations with investors and partners.
Designed innovative Vehicle Network Platform business model concept, technology alternatives, use cases and global market assessment for next-generation automotive connectivity options for a leading automotive OEM.
New venture development and incubation. Designed new business to apply marketplace lending capital sourcing to address the vast legacy global trade finance vertical, enabling a new asset class for emerging market investment exposure through digital loan-matching and risk assessment.
Anticipating the industry shift in value creation from telecommunications access services to software as a service, Network Dynamics pioneered the opportunity for broadband service providers to diversify into on-demand content and application services. NDA developed the service concept, business plan and corporate strategy that led to the creation of Nupremis, Inc., a managed applications services provider backed by $33 million Series A investment from major institutional investors including Angelo Gordon, Bass, Blackstone, Callahan, Compaq and Investcorp.
NDA was engaged by a private equity firm to perform detailed due diligence on target companies and to propose a strategic integration plan for various properties.
NDA led strategic restructuring of an energy sector services provider offering “smart grid” and load automation for electrical utilities and Fortune 500 enterprises. We redefined the core product strategy, service offers and business case, and repositioning of the web presence and brand.
Led multi-firm bid team successfully awarded a nationwide license for the world’s first commercial broadband wireless communications network.
Comprehensive restructuring and service development plan for the first equity joint venture for telecom services network in China
Advisor to several strategic and financial investors in early-stage mobile networks
Conducted comprehensive assessment of IT and data management standards in China’s healthcare sector. Worked closely with senior government officials in Beijing, Sichuan and Zhejiang Provinces and U.S. technology vendors to specify technical plans to reform healthcare delivery through advanced data centers and data integration strategies.
Peformed comprehsive investigation into China’s emergency response technologies and operational plans. Designed technical programs related to emergency medical services, infrastructure safety, and environmental monitoring and early warning systems.
Reframing of strategic options for a wireless carrier including definition of advanced data and application services related to high-speed connectivity and bundled application services.
Provided board-level advice on technology trends and investment options for a leading institutional client with a portfolio exceeding $3 billion equity investments in telecom, Internet services, IT and software.
Development of pioneering ‘human centered’ service concepts and strategies for mobile operator that joined together user behavior with location-based presence and advertising and promotions, with Doblin.
Led definition of service specifications and business modeling for all applications and services ‘above basic network’ for a proposed local broadband network provider.
Through the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), defined Congressionally-mandated technical assistance for emergency communications and early warning systems in the Asian economies devastated by the South Asian tsunami. In an environment of keen donor competition, Network Dynamics specified the scope for national disaster management command and control centers; decision support systems for improved situational awareness; remote data collection systems; risk imaging and assessment; digital mapping; emergency and VIP communications systems; coastal sirens; and standard operating procedures for emergency personnel.
Strategy advisor to U.S. Pacific Command and 26-nation “Pacific Endeavor” exercise to improve civilian-military collaboration during large-scale natural disasters in Asia, focusing on improved communications and information sharing platforms, applications and institutional relationships. Led outreach to UN system, leading NGOs and industry partners.
Detailed ‘bottom-up’ demand analysis and market strategy for advanced data services for global carrier, including interviews with more than 130 government policy makers, service providers and large end users, to formulate market forecasts by vertical and tactical market entry strategy.
Definition of technical assistance for decision support systems for national flood management programs in the Mekong Delta (Vietnam and Thailand).
Three-time Conference Program Chairman and former member of the Board of Directors for PTC, the longest-running Asia-Pacific telecom strategy conference.
Network Dynamics served as principal U.S. telecom advisor and prepared national telecom and Internet policy, including the design of major infrastructure projects such as the national satellite system and fiber ring. The policy has led to 500-times increase in the number of phones and more than $1.4.billion of private equity investment and stands as one of the most significant ‘success story’ of the reconstruction of Afghanistan.
Prepared assessment of Kazakhstan’s national digital transformation vision and project investment methodology focusing on rural broadband,e-government, smart cities, e-health and other sectors, with World Bank.
Editor of President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s personal memoire on the de-nuclearization of Kazakhstan
Developed modernization and investment strategy for telecommunications sector with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), and later, cooperatively with Barents Group and SG Warburg.
Prepared empirical end-user requirements, demand analysis and financial forecasts as part of multi-firm team developing Turkmenistan’s national development plan for telecommunication
Led a diverse local team to prepare highly-acclaimed national e-readiness assessment, on behalf of UNDP
Developed sector modernization and lending strategy for the telecommunications sector, in cooperation with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Prepare strategic options, demand forecast and business model for fiber optic network assets.
Network Dynamics prepared a comprehensive strategy for the Palestinian Authority to help develop advanced communications and information management solutions as part of the state-building effort. Following a detailed requirement assessment ICT requirements in 23 ministries, NDA prepared a whole-of-government roadmap and technical plan for shared application services, Unified Communications, national data center, and cybersecurity regime. The project entailed extensive application and network demand forecasting, preparation of an investment prospectus and technical tender, and numerous training seminars with government officials and technical planners.
Network Dynamics advised the Palestinian Ministry of Telecommunicaitons and Information Technology on the preparation of the national strategy for information and communications technology to establish near- and medium-term spending priorities for sector development, sponsored by USAID and in collaboration with Camber Corporation.
Defined and secured U.S. technical assistance for two leading private sector entrepreneurs in the West Bank of the Palestinian Territories, one to construct a the first commercial Internet Data Center to provide web and application hosting and software as a service, the other, for a planned Wimax telecommunications network.
Defined U.S. technical assistance for the Government of Libya related to critical information infrastructure, and assessed ICT modernization options for the banking and financial services sector.
Prepared detailed market assessment, investment scenarios and policy options for opening mobile market to greater competition, including technical and legal aspects of radio spectrum assets, rigorous demand forecast, and valuation of new licenses.
Designed technical program to extend Ghana’s branchless banking services such as electronic payment systems and other financial services to underserved segments of Ghana’s population.
Defined U.S. technical assistance for the Rwandan National Bank (BNR) to build the technical capability necessary to provide real-time cash balance information to policymakers and support more effective fiscal policy formulation and budget execution at the Ministry of Finance.
Designed technical assistance program to modernize the efficiency and effectiveness of ICT platforms and procedures for the Bank of Tanzania to maintain price stability and improve critical central banking functions.
Designed technical assistance program to for banking data backup systems, shared power and climate control, and ICT services for the leading banks in Nigeria, with the ultimate goal of reducing the cost of capital in the Nigerian market.
Advised the Chairman and CEO of one of Europe’s leading cable operators serving more than 19 million franchise homes on strategic development options for high-speed Internet and broadband convergences services; evaluated potential acquisition and merger partners; prepared financial pitch books for first-tier institutional investors; incubated managed services provider as platform for streaming content and application services.
Principal advisor to the Government of Moldova, sponsored by EBRD, to evaluate the market, economic and political viability of attracting direct foreign investment. Based on the results of Network Dynamics’ study, the Government elected to pursue fast-track privatization.
NDA was asked to review a request for U.S. federal funding presented by a defense contractor seeking to improve “societal security and emergency management” involving border control, customs management and a national strategy for emergency preparedness systems.
Led definition of broadband portal architecture and services for second largest cable operator in Spain.
Advised a leading MSO on strategic and operational planning and corporate finance
Advised a provincial government on the establishment of a regional mobile and digital overlay network, in close cooperation with an Austrian merchant bank