Our AI driven platform disrupts the technology advisory business by connecting technology experts with enterprise decision-makers in a real-time, automated, cost-efficient and flexible way.

Background : The Market Research Industry
The IT market research industry is a 7B$ industry, dominated by Gartner which has about 60% market share by revenue (www.gartner.com). Other notable players include Forrester, IDC, CCS Insights, Analysys Mason and Ovum, among others.

The Problem Statement:
The technology advisory business is currently very rigid, inserting an intermediate between the experts and business leaders. This slows down knowledge sharing. The service is also often offered on a retainer basis and the minimum annual price is around £25,000 to £30, 000. This arrangement locks in the customer for at least a year and is very expensive (if not used regularly). Furthermore, senior business leaders in enterprises do not have time to read lengthy reports and value expert interaction...
Our AI driven platform disrupts the technology advisory business by connecting technology experts with enterprise decision-makers in a real-time, automated, cost-efficient and flexible way.

Background : The Market Research Industry
The IT market research industry is a 7B$ industry, dominated by Gartner which has about 60% market share by revenue (www.gartner.com). Other notable players include Forrester, IDC, CCS Insights, Analysys Mason and Ovum, among others.

The Problem Statement:
The technology advisory business is currently very rigid, inserting an intermediate between the experts and business leaders. This slows down knowledge sharing. The service is also often offered on a retainer basis and the minimum annual price is around £25,000 to £30, 000. This arrangement locks in the customer for at least a year and is very expensive (if not used regularly). Furthermore, senior business leaders in enterprises do not have time to read lengthy reports and value expert interactions more than written research. The broad employee base in research organisations has been away from industry for at least 10 years; this means their advice is not based on first hand knowledge or experience of the sector.

Our Solution:
The Expert Marketplace leverages a unique algorithm to match technology experts to clients seeking advice experts, thereby creating an unparalleled network of IT advisors and clients.
The customer creates a profile on the platform (indicating his role, industry, experience and interests) and registers his credit card details.
Experts do the same, but also specify the industries and technology domains they have expertise in; years of experience; key achievements, preferred availabilities etc
The Experts are vetted by us.
The customer submits his question on the app/website (e.g, how to implement a DDOS mitigation system in healthcare).
The platform matches the customer to the right experts based on the keywords and suggests a number of relevant experts.
The customer reviews the profile of the experts and selects one.
The expert has 3 hours to accept or decline the request (giving a brief reason for declining).
If the expert accepts the request , the video call is scheduled and the confirmation is sent to both parties.
If the expert rejects the request, the platform makes alternative suggestions to the customer.
After the call, the customer scores the expert and writes a review of the expert.
The expert is paid within 7 business days.
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Advisors

Dr Mike Kivi
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George Dikas
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Jonathan Levine
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Jonathan Levine
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Employees

Gyanee Dewnarain
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Gyanee Dewnarain CEO Marketing, innovation and strategy expert with a passion for technology

Recommendations

Gyanee is one of the brightest analysts I worked with at Gartner. Add to that her high work ethics and you get a powerful combination.
She has broad knowledge of the communication market and technology, from strategy of the world's top telecoms and communication technology providers, to specific technology areas such as unified communication and workstream collaboration.
Gyanee always comes prepared to client meetings. She has a special talent to understand the most critical problem of a top executive and present an original point of view that leads to actionable strategic direction. Gyanee presents her ideas with her unique style and subtle sense of humor. On top of these Gyanee is a great team-player and I enjoyed working with her whenever I had the opportunity.