Strategic planning is as much saying where an organization will go, as it is saying where an organization and more importantly the leadership will not focus. Successful strategic planning is a holistic process that should encompass more than setting of KPIs for the next 3-5 years. It should include discussions, and setting of, the organizations mission, vision, and aspirations. Creation, or realignment of, core values that align to the mission and strategic plan. A gap analysis of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats both within and external to the organization. Setting of objectives, strategies, and operational tactics; and agreement of what if any other objectives would trigger a deviation from the plan. Then, setting of measures that assess and evaluate both the KIPS as well as the organizational culture and alignment to drive it to success. Having been parts of organizations that failed, and others that succeeded at, strategic planning I bring a holistic skill set for success in this critical field.
Alan is an entrepreneur with over 30 years experience in early stage technology startups. He has been involved in all stages of early-stage technology businesses from business planning, fundraising, product development, marketing and sales to growth planning and acquisitions.
I am well versed and experienced in technologies, products, and platforms that are integral to healthcare, as well as the unmet needs. I can assess your technology or identify other options to commercialize as well as develop the overarching strategy for success in the marketplace. If starting a new business, I have experience with pitch decks and developing business plans.
I have experience with technical advising for a number of early stage startups. From architecture planning and review to guidance around development practices to continuous integration and deployment.
With over a decade of international experience in making founder CEO’s and leadership teams "Pivots" for their business, I have leveraged mastery in “Entrepreneur DNA”, “Whole brain Thinking”, “Emotional intelligence”, “Applications of neuroscience”, “ Advanced communication" and “Business strategy” to enable these leaders to “Pivot” their life and business for achieving remarkable success. Deep has coached tens of CEOs in the global business arena (US, Singapore, India, Australia and Sri Lanka) and is acknowledged for his deep understanding of business environment and its complexities. His knowledge of "Entrepreneurial DNA" helps in taking founder CEOs to the edge of possibilities in business. His learnings from the CEOs is 'Gold dust', which puts him in a very superior position to coach CEOs of start-ups and early stage companies. Focus of coaching is to engage the 6 core areas that remarkably successful entrepreneurs demonstrate in leading and creating high value businesses from virtually nothing. Assessment: Saville (Wills Towers Watson) Entrecode Whole brain thinking- Neethling brain instruments
Deep consults in designing and lead innovation labs for large manufacturing and high tech companies. Our research base innovation model is grounded in four core pillars- Mindsets, Praxis, Horizons and Spaces. We design the innovation journey from "Challenge definition" to "Hot housing and "Incubation"
I help start-ups and established companies and founders to create names for their new products, companies, apps, and websites. Taglines, too!
I listen carefully, review what you have, then help you solidify the messaging and roadmap to make you stand out based on a deep understanding of your vision, the target customer's needs, and competitors. I'll also create marketing collateral including the product pitch, deep content and sales tools to help you win in the marketplace. I spin up quickly and have many satisfied customers as references across a variety of technologies.
Leading innovation projects using data science and behavioral science in industries like healthcare, finance, insurance and AdTech. Experience building and managing teams, with or without a hands-on role.
Over 5 years of incubation consulting experience with The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Center for Business Innovation, worlds largest entrepreneurial leadership organization and technology incubator. That was in the hey days of technology incubation pretty much wrote the script on how to guide successful startup. Worked with over 60 ventures in the span of 5 years. Knows first hand challenges of entrepreneurs being part of the startup team in fintech Magma, Edutech NIIT, Blockchain based Bitminutes/P2P or personal ventures in Healthcare IT or in green ventures. Guiding coach for Satistiva.com helping startups in DevSecOps market.
Startup and Entrepreneurial Coaching
I have a long track record for building forecasting and projection models based on each individual company's operations and drivers. I can help you understand where risks and opportunities exist and see the future impacts of today's decisions.