Tessellate Advisory is a boutique firm with global reach. Combining traditional advisory methods and creativity, we're quicker, more agile and pragmatic than the "big guys". Through our swift collaborative approach, we help organisations navigate constant change.

Let us help you unlock the secrets of innovative business, build your ecosystems and design your own actionable playbook.

Why Tessellate?

Forgive us for pointing out the obvious, but the world is changing. Business is changing. So why would you remain the same?

Maybe you know you need to change something, but you're not sure what or how.

Or perhaps you have ideas and projects, maybe you've tried and not achieved the sought-after results.

In today's context, organisations of all sizes and across all sectors need to re-evaluate their existing models to:

- Develop new revenue streams
- Embrace innovation
- Build ecosystems
- Reduce risk
- Identify opportunities and address disruption
- Optimise operations
- Enhance the customer journey and experience
- Understand different scenarios and time

Areas of expertise

We help you make impactful change where it matters.
Working with our network of partners, Tessellate's areas of expertise include:
Business model innovation, strategy & tactics
Organisational & operational enhancement and performance metrics
Requirements & capabilities assessments
Scenario planning, change & risk management
Value stream and ecosystem recommendations

Leadership & collaboration enablement

How we deliver

The world is changing, and your business needs to act quickly by developing new business models, acquiring new capabilities, creating new products/services, adopting new technologies, measuring impacts and value… probably engaging ecosystems and adapting strategies. There's no time for lengthy consulting with multiple extensions typical of a lot of services.

That's why we provide a swift, targeted 12-week engagements. Together we agree on the SOW, bring the right people to the table at salons and workshops and roll up our sleeves to deliver a practical playbook of reusable tools and long-term value despite constantly evolving contexts.

Get in touch to explore how we can help.

*In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, we've adapted to offer 12-week engagements including salons and workshops fully online.
Salons explore new ideas, look at old ideas from new angles and uncover opportunities and value. They question what we know, what we do, and how we do it, stimulating creative thinking to unlock innovation and enhance business development. In a volatile world, how do you keep up, or better yet, stay ahead?

Moving from exploration, discovery and ideation, curated workshops address alignment, planning and implementation, paving the way to new business excellence.

Workshops are about individual and team empowerment, transparency, collaboration and efficiency. This is when you roll up yours sleeves and get stuck into creating a robust, feasible and viable playbook.
Our unique executive courses in Digital Ecosystem Management and Digital Business and Innovation Leadership, cover necessary traits, mindsets, methods, models and actions that characterise exemplary agile leadership of successful digital businesses.

Tessellate shares best practices based on real experiences and can adapt these to your individual context and ambitions. Tessellate training courses address design thinking, advanced contextual awareness, practical templates and tools, and diverse best practices.

Upcoming courses:

Fundamentals of Digital Ecosystem Management (delivered through Informa Connect Middle East)
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To better guide you through what can at times seem like a labyrinth, we continuously develop tools with partners, keeping in line with constant innovation and evolution. We also adapt existing models, canvases and architectures tailoring them as contexts evolve.

Some of these tools are used during Tessellate salons, workshops, advisory and training. For information and specific needs please reach out to us at hello@tessellate-advisory.com

Who we are
Our founders work with a worldwide ecosystem providing a wealth of diverse experience and expertise and offering a NEW view of business, innovation and value in a connected context.

Our core values include openness, authenticity, dedication and confidentiality.
Craig Bachmann
A natural born, formally trained artist and musician, Craig has over 40 years experience in business, technology and innovation. A true visionary, Craig is constantly sought to share his vision around existing and emerging business contexts.
Thandi Demanet
Thandi is passionate about creativity, innovation and "good" business. With experience across various markets and geographies, she believes collaboration and digital technologies hold the secrets to solving a lot of problems in the world today.

Our approach

Having worked with leaders and disrupters across a variety of industries and markets, we listened closely and we understand the need for broader and deeper insight and action, not tomorrow, but NOW. That's why we created Tessellate and why we remain agile, adapting to market needs and constraints - because we practice what we preach!

We believe in collaboration, synergy and the need to roll up your sleeves to learn, lead and succeed in:

Discovering opportunities and how to seize them
Exploring new business models and how to adopt them
Developing synergetic ecosystem strategies
Learning how do drive innovation
Accelerating go-to-market

With a targeted 12 week programme, we can enhance your strategy, organisation and operations.

Given the current circumstances, we've adjusted to provide fully online engagements. We remain convinced that nothing replaces the magic that happens when people come together, and look forward to being able to be face-to-face with our clients again, but in the meantime, we've adapted to the situation and are committed to helping your company do the same!

"[…] in innovation many people are talking and discussing, but they are not able to drill it down, to bring it to the point and to create building blocks including clear action points. Your team has made innovation happen for us, your reality check was very helpful for us and we got a lot of value from these workstreams. It is always fruitful to work together with international experts like you, who are established in the market. […]
They bring a different perspective that is fresh and pragmatic."
Juergen Hase
CEO, Unlimit (a Reliance company)
"Craig and Thandi bring experience and understanding to Tesselate Advisory. They've been key to unpacking the opportunities in digital ecosystems and the use of digital technologies like IoT, Blockchain and Open APIs to successfully help enterprises with business model transformation and new monetization strategies. As pioneers of digital ecosystem management, their success in helping to breakdown problems into solutions based on reusable components has been phenomenal, helping [create] breakthrough management of new engagement models, and reference architectures for digital enterprises and services."
Emmanuel Otchere
VP Technology Introduction & Industry Development, Chief Architect, Service Architecture Design & Technology Planning, Huawei
"The Tessellate Team has provided us with numerous actionable insights around e.g. Ecosystems and Platform Business models whilst connecting us quickly to the right parties in the field for testing our assumptions thoroughly."
Erik Meijer
SVP Europe, Mach49
"Tessellate advisors combine traditional and agile methodologies in their approach offering both established business foundations and cutting edge solutions. It'a clear they have significant experience, demonstrated in their ability to generate insights which they adeptly use in helping to improve value creation and operative performance."
Client, Cable, North America

Tess cares

Tess is Tessellate Advisory's conscience personified. She's a sensitive, do-gooder type. She sees us travel the world (pre-Covid 19 that is!) and interact with so many different individuals and organisations. She encourages us to recognise and be grateful for all we have and experience, and nudges us to share our good fortune.

We believe business should improve lives, societies and ideally help our planet (or at least not harm it). That's why, wherever we are, we seek to support small, local enterprises and worthy initiatives, while enhancing the experience for you and your broader team.

Where possible, we prefer to swap windowless conference rooms for breezy terraces or inspiring surrounding and share a hike, exhibition or cooking class instead of stuffy networking drinks. We work with you to find the best original fit and adapt to online constraints too.
Our partners
Tessellate is a global organisation always open to new partnerships and synergies.

We work with companies, subject matter experts, tertiary education providers and industry groups.

If you think we'd be a good fit and would like to work with us, please reach out.
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