With a complete view of full end to end organisational change, we fully understand the necessary requirements needed to go from strategy through to execution. Our directors have over 130 years combined experience within IT, in the areas of Strategy, Architecture, Program and Project Management, Innovation, Integration and Development in both Government and Commercial sectors. With this vast knowledge of experience at the highest level of our organisation, it allows us to approach the majority of our clients problems with confidence and provide services that are scalable across governments and organisations of any size.
State Government Critical & Strategic Insights
Our directors and senior consultants bring extensive state government experience and expertise to Gyre Digital. We have recent deep experience in the development of a number of key ICT policy positions, most notably the development of the South Australian Government’s digital services strategy, the South Australian Premier’s Digital by Default declaration and the government’s information and communication technologies strategy, SA Connected.
The team at Gyre Digital can provide expert advice and assistance to any organisation seeking to begin and build a relationship with the state government or its agencies. We can help with the preparation of tender responses, expressions of interest and unsolicited proposals. Even if you are considering the state government and don’t know where to start, we can provide the right advice, provide viable options and establish an action plan and road-map that will help you to build a relationship with government.
Development for Disruption
As the global economy drives further post-scarcity, where goods, services and information are universally available, the opportunity for technology to impact peoples lives increases daily at an impressive pace. Throw into the mix a new breed of consumers who are time sensitive and are used to self service with the power to make things happen with the swipe of a finger on their phones, and a global middle and upper class heavy on asset ownership and you have a cauldron of opportunity to drive innovation. Global giants such as Uber and AirBnB sprung from this cauldron and built billion dollar companies on the back of a simple (on the surface) mobile app that connects time sensitive consumers with a readily available personal asset in the form of a car or a spare room. Not only did this technology fundamentally disrupt the taxi and hotel business models, it established new industries where anyone with a car or property could simply generate revenue and essentially become their own business owners.
With cloud technology becoming mainstream and more and more governments and organisations embarking on open data policies and procedures, innovation and the disruption it brings, is becoming the normal state for most industries. The phrase ‘business as usual’ is becoming a thing of the past and is rapidly being replaced ‘by change as usual’.
At Gyre Digital, we not only understand innovation and the disruption it brings, but are actively looking for opportunities to disrupt business models ourselves. There are roughly around 10 identified disruptive business models such as the subscription model (Netflix, Spotify) that disrupt through lock-in or the on-demand model (Uber, E-lance) that disrupt by monetising time, and a similar number of strategies organisations use to respond to digital disruption. By understanding these business models and the alternative responses, we are well positioned to assist in the development of your technical solutions. A particular strength of ours is to identify alternative markets and industries where your solutions may add value and bring in alternative revenue.
We also have several development teams of our own who work with organisations of all sizes to bring their innovative technology ideas to life. Our teams work across all major development stacks and mobile platforms in providing high quality solutions in the app space.
Our development teams are also busy working on our in-house solutions. We are currently developing solutions to disrupt existing business models within industries ripe for innovation such as the health industry and retail.
Governance and Assurance
Successful projects have one thing in common, strong governance and independent assurance. However, there is no such thing as “one size fits all”. History has shown that a “tick & flick” approach can lead to “successful failures” where projects have successfully ticked the time, cost and scope boxes but have failed to deliver significant value to government or the organisation and more importantly, to its citizens and customers.
Gyre Digital understands that every organisation is different and success isn’t guaranteed by simply prescribing to a set of rigid methodologies and practices. Successful project delivery in not an exact science, it is part art, part craft and a successful project manager must be able to balance the application of management and leadership. There is a third skill that is needed for successful project delivery that is not easy to teach, articulate or document. It is the tacit knowledge that comes from wisdom and know-how. With over 40 years’ experience in both the government and corporate sectors, managing multi-million dollar programs and projects, our principle consultants know that understanding the politics and culture of an organisation is critical to success.
Strategy development at times can be made much more difficult than it needs to be. Organisations can become focused on independent elements of that development, some think that once the strategy has been defined, that is the job done. We feel that strategy development is made up of several aspects; analysis, where the current state of the organisation is identified; big picture stuff, identifying conceptual future options for the organisation; change, what happens if organisations look to change strategic direction. When thinking about Strategy Development, it’s useful to consider some important questions:
- What is the broad direction of the organisation and how will progress be measured?
- In the markets available to us, where will we choose to play and not play?
- In our chosen market, how will we create a competitive advantage against our competitors?
- What capabilities do we have and what do we have to build to win in our chosen manner?
- What management systems and processes are necessary to build and maintain the key capabilities?
Of course, defining a strategy is only the start of the journey. Without a well defined plan for strategy execution, the effort spent in defining the strategy is often wasted or the benefits of the strategy are not fully realised.
Business Model Transition
Business Model Transition is an iterative process that helps you consider a range of possible, probable, and preferable outcomes designed to minimise the impact of business model disruption to your organisation in a rapidly changing market. It’s not predicting the future, but rather taking a structured approach to understanding the potential impacts of today’s decisions and actions.
We help design new business models using a technique called foresight thinking. Foresight thinking (also called futures thinking) is a set of principles and practices that can be applied to solve complex problems. It combines data and trend analysis, pattern recognition, intuition, and imagination to envision desirable and sustainable paths of action. We use entrepreneurial and inventive approaches, people’s foresight, deep thinking and prototyping to help your organisation see beyond the possibilities and show you how to create your preferable future.