Consulting Work Session (1-hour)
This service: I will work with you for 60 minutes on your topic or agenda. You create the objective and we work on it together. Alternatively, you provide the assignment and I/we can work independently.
We can work together to build an analytical model, to code solvers and algorithms, or to better understand your business problem so we can use data analytics to bring you greater insight.
We currently work in financial services and in media and entertainment. However, we work across industries.
If appropriate, and with your approval, I may assign skilled and experienced team members to the project as well. You may buy multiple hours to fund a project.
We believe management consulting is pursuing "the art of the possible"
- We offer traditional IT management consulting services.
- We offer quantum computing consulting
- We offer financial analysis of stock portfolios based on our Chicago Quantum Net Score (read more in our published research). Today we pick both 'long' and 'short' portfolios.
- We run your business problem on our discrete mathematical models & quantum annealing computers from D-Wave Systems Inc.
- We ALWAYS work confidentially, diligently, free of conflict of interest, and bring our best thinking and insights.
- We are a small team of smart, analytical consultants.
- We help you understand the quantum computing ecosystem (hardware, software and services).
- We help you describe and test out a quantum computing use case.
We operate at both the strategic and tactical level depending on client need. This includes business strategy, business problem decomposition, mathematical and data design, algorithm design, and use of quantum and classical solvers. The President has a strategic perspective from ~ 30 years of executive corporate management in IT and professional services, and also rolls up his sleeves and codes when there is a good fit with the problem and his expertise.
Absolute discretion and professionalism is assured.
What shall we work on during this hour?
Structuring a problem to solve it via hybrid classical / quantum computing methods.
5 steps: 1) Clarify the business problem, 2) Convert into mathematics or logic, 3) Gather data required to solve it, 4) Convert into code and run, and 5) Display and explain results.
This is high-value work and hard-core problem solving. Founder likely will bring in our academic team or domain experts to help (and bill for their time too).
We bill for expenses, including any required 'out of pocket' expenses and the use of our technology infrastructure and code. Of course, we will first ask you if it is ok to proceed and an estimate of the expenses to be incurred (before we begin the work).
We serve both the IT service provider community, and clients who consume IT services to strengthen business relationships. We also help clients identify service providers and technologies in the quantum computing space. I have over a decade of experience representing clients in outsourcing arrangements, and have over a decade working for outsourcers on their client situations. No conflicts of interest, but a solid experience base to consult from.
Quantum Computing Strategy
We will facilitate a discussion of what quantum computing can do now, and the expectations over time. We can bring the focus of a theoretical physicist, a mathematician, or a seasoned business executive. In some cases, we can bring all three to the discussion (Usually requires three billable participants from Chicago Quantum).
We believe that a strategy discussion is also a training and enablement session. This is about visualizing the art of the possible in regards to advanced computing infrastructure. We will come prepared to apply what we collectively know about your industry, your challenges, and the state of the union of the technology to drive towards a conclusion that makes sense.
Most of us have spent our professional lives structuring and solving problems with pencil and paper (we still do), and using classical or traditional means. We may end up doing that, or we might find and define problems that are solved better with quantum computers.
Why pay for consulting?
Once you pay for our time, we dedicate 100% of our professional efforts and energies to achieving your objectives and working on your agenda. We work for you and serve your interests exclusively during that time.
If you would prefer to discuss this 1:1 and negotiate a scope of work and level of effort, please contact us at email@example.com or call 847.780.4401 (our office). We would be glad to construct a quotation and invoice for our services.