Hypothesis is a digital delivery company
we build products that add to your bottom line
We partner with forward-thinking leaders to disrupt existing paradigms
YOUR CUSTOMER is our obsession, we believe this is where the ground-breaking ideas come from and the test-bed for what ideas are worth pursuing.
We bring PRAGMATISM to traditional delivery processes, start with the problem, identify the opportunity and iterate until we get it right.
People love working with us, ENERGY is in our DNA and we bring it to every conversation.
Our approach is experimental until we find the sweet spot – then we bring discipline to delivery
Some of our latest work
The introduction of aggregated distribution channels and an ageing technology platform has placed significant pressure on a traditional Investment Bank’s Research business to remain relevant in an ever-changing environment. By investing in a Digital platform offering a range of products, the bank aims to create a new multi-million-dollar revenue stream, servicing their global client base. […]
Introducing a radically new Design Thinking approach to complaints and feedback in government allowed innovation to happen at start-up speeds, delivering a fit-for-purpose product and potentially scalable complaint handling capability in just five weeks. Overview of the client’s needs These government agencies had made a commitment to improve complaint handling for citizens after it had […]
Traditionally financial analysts offer investment research to institutional clients as a complimentary service. Portfolio Managers receive significant volumes of research via email and rudimentary online portals from multiple organisations on a daily basis. To overcome this challenge, many Portfolio Managers have:
- Employed staff to consolidate research based on qualifying criteria.
- Created multiple mailing addresses, one to receive research and investment information, the other to manage their day to day activities.
- Partnered with multiple service providers to obtain a balanced view of market conditions.
Hypothesis partnered with a leading investment bank to redefine their service offering. By implementing rapid prototyping and Agile development processes, we were able to build a platform which aggregated investment information across the market to provide a single source of truth for the bank’s clients, which generating additional revenue.
Often the term “digital” is used as a silver bullet to solve a retail problem, where businesses are looking to scale through the most cost effective means possible. Hypothesis recently delivered a Mobile App to provide the right information, to the right person, at the right time. We partnered with a trading desk, who compete in a market of only 150 high value niche clients. The challenges our client faced included:
- A small market with a number of global competitors in an industry where timing was key to match the buy and sell sides of a transaction.
- Unavailability of key stakeholders required to complete a trade.
- Unable to effectively target clients who may be interested in specific trades without having an intimate understanding of how their investment outlook would have changed over time.
During a 12 week period and a number of experimental iterations, Hypothesis were able to build and deploy a solution to the market within days. Target clients were overwhelmed by the App’s simplicity as it provided clarity to initiate a trade that they may never have been aware of. While this is only the start, it paved the road to behavioural change so that a win-win outcome for all involved could be achieved.
Hypothesis lead the delivery of a Mobile Digital Assistant for everyone. Utilising Design Thinking principles, sessions with over 100 staff were facilitated. Pain points and unproductive processes were identified to define a minimum viable product (MVP) which delivered:
- Ability to view staff information, location and availability while on the go.
- Functionality to approve a number of key decisions on a mobile device – traditionally these approvals were limited to legacy desktop applications which were disparate and difficult to navigate.
- The foundation of the intranet replacement initiative, integrating with user obsessed design principles.
Value driven user stories allowed the team to quickly prioritize their backlog, focusing on adoption and App usage to maximize mobility and approval turnaround times. As a result, the product saved the organisation money by implementing efficiencies within the business and established a number of base technical patterns for reuse in the future.
People love working with us
In our senior leadership team, Sean played the role of the thinker, and more often than I would like to remember, sat back, listened to the discussions and arguments, and came forward with simple, accurate and insightful contributions way beyond what was expected.
Andrew has an in-depth understanding of digital and the practical value that can be derived for clients. Andrew’s knowledge of AGILE is immense and he was the resident AGILE expert within the Accenture Financial Services team.
Andrew has a deep knowledge of Agile and he is passionate about it’s implementation. We worked together on a large international initiative where he drove the Agile agenda for the core team that he lead. Andrew is fun, committed and driven and I would love to work with him again in the future.
Grant has a real expertise in designing & landing business transformation. His ruthless focus on execution, coupled with his appreciation of the human dynamics at play inside organizations, make him an indispensable change partner.