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About the company

As global technology innovation advisors, we are non-traditional consultants who combine our C-level operational experience and technology founders’ know-how for on-demand digital innovation advisory.

We enable tackling pressing business problems or growth opportunities in operational improvements with advanced digital technologies.

Our advisors are present in the USA, Europe, Brazilian, and Asian regions.

We focus on closing the gap in access and tech deployment between corporations that need to accelerate digital innovation and cutting-edge technology innovators and startups.

GLOBAL INNOVATION EXPERTS

ARIANA SMETANA, CEO/Founder (USA)

I am a former economist, a corporate leader, turned entrepreneur, an angel investor, and a mentor. Keen problem-solver with entrepreneurial vision, agile business execution centered on people and innovative digital products and services.

An experienced global leader with over 20+ years of corporate careers in PWC in London UK, Continental Airlines, Shell Oil in Houston, USA, and as founder of artVIA, a design + workplace strategy firm.

Certified in Digital Transformation with the KELLOGG School of Management. Advisor on the AI strategy development and digital transformation in AEC Industry to position organizations for the future.

Sought speaker on Data and AI topics that discuss the business impact of advanced technologies and frameworks for value creation with innovation.

POPPY PATTANAYAK, Product Strategy (USA/India)

Over 25 years of experience across diverse industries and disciplines as an Agile Product Strategist and Technical Project/Program manager.

My experiences encompass leading the Transformation office in banking with the Citi Group, E-commerce digital products at Adorama, and Portfolio Management at CS Technology. 

I have a strong track record in the large implementation of enterprise solutions, developing data-driven product strategies, driving product and marketing developments, discovering new opportunities and, and defining user-centric requirements.

Jointly, we help our clients bridge the gap between their digital vision and reality with proven state-of-the-art digital and web technologies.

ROBSON BESSA, MSc., Financial Innovation (Brazil)

With over 20 years of executive experience in Brazil and in the USA, I’ve led several projects related to growth strategy and sustainability, startup of new operations, M&A, financial restructuring, and operational turnarounds.

I focus on designing and applying strategies that redirect businesses through agile, digital transformation, change management and ESG initiatives with financial viability and sustainability. I also serve as the Chairman of the board.

Former Professor for the Continued Education Program at EAESP/FGV. I hold a Master of Sciences in Accounting from FECAP, an MBA from the University of São Paulo and a Digital Transformation specialist certificate from the KELLOGG School of Management, USA.

BHAGI AGRAWAL,  FinTech /Change Mgt (Emirates)

I have provided an enterprise-wide Change Management and Digital Transformation strategy for a multi-business unit through:

  • Performance management frameworks
  • Digital transformation frameworks
  • Cost optimization
  • Leading the Change Management

Utilized the PROSCI model to initiate Communication plans and Key Stakeholder engagement for Change Readiness and Change Impact assessments.

I have led a robust Training Strategy for employees’ smooth transition adoption, implemented Change Management Strategy for approx. 20K people for the largest ERP implementation across diverse businesses. I hold a Digital Transformation specialist certificate from the KELLOGG School of Management.

GUILHERME ROCHA, Data Innovation (Brazil)

I help build innovative solutions to empower a meaningful corporate change with strategic know-how and by connecting the relevant innovation resources worldwide. I create the opportunities to build or partner with resources to accelerate time to market, help revenue growth and provide investment to scale business. Certified Digital Transformation specialist from the KELLOGG School of Management, USA.

As an entrepreneurial executive, I founded System Marketing in 1998, System Interact in 2003, and Deep Center in 2017. Also, a QIBRAS co-founder – a Data Quality and Data Management Association in partnership with MIT. Formerly a Quality Director at IAIQD – International Association for Information and a past Accenture consultant. In 2011, Awarded the MIT Trophy in Recognition of Outstanding Contribution to Brazil Information Quality.

Sought speaker on Data and AI topics that discuss the business impact of advanced technologies and frameworks for value creation with innovation.

ADA LEWIS, EPC Project Innovation (USA)

I have earned a reputation for my ability to lead negotiations successfully and communicate across continents and conference tables in matrix organizations. Have 30 years of experience in the development and execution of major projects worldwide with EAC up to $20B USD working for Total Energies, Shell Oil, GE Energy, and ABB.

I have extensive experience in identifying project risks, engaging and managing stakeholders in fast-paced environments, developing strategic planning and
project controls while sustaining high safety performance, maintaining quality standards, and minimizing corporate costs and liability.

I hold a BA in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in Construction, a Master’s in Health, Safety, and Environmental Engineering, and a MasterCertificate in Commercial & Government Contract Management from Villanova University (Pennsylvania, USA).