Igor Royzis – Fractional CTO

SERVICES

Fractional CTO

Scope of Services
  • Development of a comprehensive technology strategy aligned with organization’s business goals
  • Creation and management of a technology roadmap, including milestones and timelines
  • Leadership and development guidance for the in-house and/or outsourced technology teams
  • Assessment and optimization of the technology stack
    Risk management related to technology and product development
  • Vendor and stakeholder management to ensure alignment with organization technology goals
  • Ensuring compliance with industry standards and best practices in security and data protection
Deliverables
  • A detailed, on-going technology strategy document
  • A technology roadmap with identified milestones and timelines
  • Weekly reports on short-term deliverables
  • Monthly reports on progress, challenges, and opportunities
  • On-going recommendations for technology direction and stack
Engagement Model
  • Engagement Duration: Varies based on organization’s needs
  • Time Commitment: Weekly time commitment
  • Communication: Slack, Zoom, Teams and other collaboration tools
  • Performance Review: Monthly reviews to assess the alignment of technology strategy and execution with organization’s business goals
  • Payment: A fixed monthly retainer
Scope based on time commitment
Small: 1-3 hours per week
– Technology Strategy Advisory
– Architecture and Technology Stack Guidance
– Risk Assessment and Mitigation Advice

 

Medium: 5-7 hours per week
– Technology Strategy Advisory and Execution
– Architecture and Technology Stack Guidance & Execution Oversight
– Product Development Oversight and Agile Practices
– Executive Team Collaboration
– Technology Team Collaboration and Knowledge Sharing

 

Large: 10-15 hours per week
– Technology Strategy Advisory and Execution
– Architecture and Technology Stack Guidance & Execution Oversight
– Product Development Oversight and Agile Practices
– Executive Team Collaboration
– Technology Team Collaboration and Knowledge Sharing
– Operational Efficiency and Process Engineering
– Comprehensive Risk Management and Compliance Oversight
– Driving Innovation
– Team Leadership and Talent Development

 

X-Large: 20 hours per week
– Technology Strategy Advisory and Execution
– Architecture and Technology Stack Guidance & Execution Oversight
– Product Development Oversight and Agile Practices
– Executive Team Collaboration
– Technology Team Collaboration and Knowledge Sharing
– Operational Efficiency and Process Engineering
– Comprehensive Risk Management and Compliance Oversight
– Driving Innovation
– Team Leadership and Talent Development
– Leading R&D Efforts
– Strategic Vendor and Partnership Management

Technology Due Diligence for M&A Transactions

Scope of Services
  • Comprehensive evaluation of the technology assets and capabilities of target companies in M&A transactions
  • Analysis of the software architecture, code quality, and technological stack to assess scalability, performance, and security
  • Review of IT operational processes, including development methodologies, deployment practices, and incident management-Assessment of the technology team’s skills, structure, and capacity to support current and future business needs
  • Evaluation of intellectual property and technology-related legal issues, including licenses, patents, and compliance with data protection regulations
  • Estimation of the technology integration challenges and costs post-acquisition
  • Identification of technology-driven opportunities and risks that could impact the valuation and strategic fit of the target company.
Deliverables
  • A detailed technology due diligence report highlighting strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) related to the target’s technology landscape
  • An assessment of the technology team and organizational capabilities, including recommendations for integration or restructuring
  • A risk analysis document outlining potential technology integration challenges, intellectual property concerns, and compliance risks
  • A roadmap for technology integration post-acquisition, including estimated timelines and costs-Strategic insights on leveraging technology assets of the target company to achieve synergies and competitive advantages
Engagement Model
  • Engagement Duration: Typically spans several weeks to a few months, depending on the complexity of the transaction and the depth of due diligence required
  • Communication: Regular updates and meetings with the client and relevant stakeholders to discuss findings, implications, and recommendations
  • Review: A final presentation of the due diligence findings, including an executive summary and detailed reports, followed by a Q&A session to address any client concerns and provide strategic advice for the transaction
  • Payment: A fixed fee based on the complexity of the transaction and the depth of due diligence required

Technology Evaluation for Private Equity Group Portfolio Companies

Scope of Services
  • In-depth assessment of technology assets and capabilities within portfolio companies of private equity groups to identify value creation opportunities
  • Analysis of software architecture, code quality, technological stack, and infrastructure to evaluate scalability, performance, and security
  • Review of IT operational processes, including software development life cycles, deployment strategies, and incident management practices
  • Evaluation of the technology team’s composition, skill sets, and alignment with the company’s strategic goals and growth plans Examination of intellectual property and technology-related legal matters, such as compliance with data protection laws, licensing agreements, and patent holdings
  • Identification of technology integration and optimization opportunities to enhance operational efficiency and reduce costs
  • Strategic assessment of technology-driven growth opportunities, innovation potential, and competitive positioning
Deliverables
  • A comprehensive technology evaluation report outlining the current state, potential risks, and opportunities for technology-driven value creation within portfolio companies
  • An evaluation of the technology team and IT operational effectiveness, with recommendations for enhancements or reorganization
  • A strategic technology roadmap tailored to each portfolio company, highlighting key initiatives, investments, and timelines for execution
  • Risk management and compliance assessment report, detailing any legal, security, or operational risks associated with technology and recommendations for mitigation
  • Insights and advisory on leveraging technology for business growth, competitive advantage, and operational efficiency improvements
Engagement Model
  • Engagement Duration: Customized to the size and needs of the portfolio company, typically ranging from a few weeks to several months
  • Communication: Frequent updates and strategic meetings with private equity group representatives and portfolio company leaders to ensure alignment and discuss findings
  • Review: Comprehensive presentation of evaluation results for each portfolio company, including actionable insights and strategic recommendations, followed by detailed Q&A sessions to facilitate decision-making and planning
  • Payment: A fixed fee based on the initial discovery and detailed proposal

Data / AI Strategy and Architecture

Scope of Services
  • Design a scalable data architecture that support both current and future business needs
  • Development of AI and machine learning strategies to enhance business decision-making and operational efficiency
  • Ensure data governance, quality, and compliance with relevant data protection regulations
  • Guidance on the ethical use of AI and data to foster trust and transparency
  • Proof-Of-Concept development for the various components of the target architecture
Deliverables
  • A comprehensive Data & AI strategy document tailored to the organization’s objectives
  • Architecture blueprints detailing the data storage, processing, and analysis frameworks
  • A roadmap for the implementation of AI initiatives, including pilot projects and full-scale deployment plans
  • Weekly updates on the development and integration of data and AI systems
  • Monthly performance and impact reports, highlighting key insights and recommendations for further enhancements
  • Documentation on data governance policies and compliance adherence
  • Fully functional Proof-Of-Concept
Engagement Model
  • Engagement Duration: Estimated upfront based on detailed discovery
  • Communication: Slack, Zoom, Teams and other collaboration tools
  • Payment: A choice of fixed fee or hourly

Custom Data and AI Solutions

Scope of Services
  • Initial scoping and requirements gathering to understand the business challenges and objectives
  • Design of tailored data and AI solution
  • Development of custom data ingestion, transformation and feature engineering pipelines
  • Integration of AI capabilities into existing business processes and systems for enhanced decision-making and automation
  • End-to-end solution testing and validation
  • Implementation and deployment support to facilitate a smooth transition and adoption across the organization
  • Training and documentation for the in-house team to manage and scale the solution effectively
Deliverables
  • A detailed project plan outlining the scope, timelines, and milestones for the custom solution development
  • A fully functional and tested data and AI solution ready for deployment Integration guidelines and documentation for incorporating the solution into existing systems
  • Training materials and sessions for the organization’s staff to ensure effective use and maintenance of the solution
  • Post-deployment support plan to address any issues and ensure the solution continues to meet business needs
Engagement Model
  • Engagement Duration: Estimated upfront based on detailed discovery
  • Communication: Slack, Zoom, Teams and other collaboration tools
  • Payment: A choice of fixed fee or hourly