NAVIGATING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATIONS
xUpery is an international consulting and investment company specializing in digital transformations, focusing on best practices in digital responsibility and leadership development. We bring together an interdisciplinary team of leading experts who are at the forefront of knowledge creation and solution building in the digital society.
We empower companies, governments and international organizations to successfully navigate the opportunities and risks of digital transformations. In doing so, we apply a deep understanding of customers’ and citizens’ expectations of social and ethical responsibility. Our holistic approach takes the broader technological, political, economic and regulatory contexts as well as the human dimension into account.
SOLUTIONS & PRODUCTS
We work with our customers from opportunity exploration to realizing compelling value propositions – no matter how complex the issue. We help businesses and organizations manage the different stages of their own transformations into the digital world. We typically build upon a comprehensive client assessment, offering tailor-made solutions such as workshops and training programs in order to develop a future-oriented roadmap.
xUpery’s unique, systematic approach for solution co-development ensures efficient progress through all common stages, such as exploration and ideation, solutions creation, testing, and then implementation. As each project has its specific features, the final development plan is tailored in seamless co-operation with the client.
We leverage domain know-how and experience at the intersection of digital technology, economy, and governance with advanced access to global communities of practice:
- Digital Transformation Lab
- Next Generation Lab
- Predictive Analytics Lab
- Governance Lab
«Digital Banking 2025»
Prof. Dr. Urs Gasser, Head of xUpery Advisory Board, together with other renowned thought leaders in this domain have developed theses and key questions for changes in the coming years that impact the financial industry with the focus on six areas comprising clients, operating models, revenue models, platforms, data and value chains.
Digitization leads to a fundamental transformation of the financial industry’s core products and value chains which are already digital by nature. Because time-to-market for those digital banking products becomes shorter and shorter, currently thousands of FinTech startups and non-banks develop new products, services and business models for all areas of banking in payments, investments and financing along the whole value chain, touching all areas from front to back office as client adoption of these new services accelerates.
«Two Countries / Two Decades / Two Outcomes: A brief comparison of e-government solutions in Estonia and Switzerland»
This study coordinated by xUpery partner Prof. Dr. Alexander Trechsel draws a comparison between the evolution of Switzerland and Estonia as digital societies over the past twenty years. The report is co-authored by political scientists Dr. Maarit Ströbele and Nele Leosk.
The study highlights the necessary elements for a successful implementation of e-government applications and addresses issues often associated with low user adoption rates. According to the report, the successful delivery of digital public services begins with full political support for enabling technologies, relies on the fostering of strong public-private partnerships to develop efficient and user centered services in an iterative manner and, finally, requires a clear strategy and timeline to introduce digital identities for every citizen.
Societly is an independent, non-partisan organization, managed by xUpery, that aims to become the number one digital platform to transform politics and civic engagement by fundamentally disrupting the ways citizen and their representatives engage with and among each other.
In 2015 Societly partnered with multiple major media companies, including Washington Post and Fox News, to provide its Voting Advice Application (VAA) to the U.S. Electorate. Societly’s VAA is being offered free to users via partner websites and www.societly.com.
«Potential and Challenges of e-Voting in the European Union»
Our partner Prof. Dr. Alexander H. Trechsel and Head of the xUpery Advisory Board Prof. Dr. Urs Gasser co-authored this study for the European Parliament’s Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the European Parliament's Committee on Constitutional Affairs (AFCO).
It addresses the potentials and challenges of the implementation of Internet voting in European Parliament elections. It considers the social, political, legal, and technological implications of its introduction as an alternative to on-paper ballot and builds on the recent experience of previous trials and successful e-enabled elections to issue technical recommendations regarding Internet voting in the European Union.
xUpery invests in entrepreneurs who develop digital and digitally-enabled technologies, platforms, and (other) solutions that serve the needs of people living and organizations operating in the digitally connected world.
A particular focus is on technologies that bridge online and physical spaces. Markets include, civic technologies, media and entertainment, education, healthcare, and financial industry.
xUpery predominantly provides seed (including startup and early stage) funding through its network of long-term oriented investors, typically in exchange for equity ownership.
In the new age of digital currency, crowd-funding has become more lucrative than ever before. Token sales are quickly becoming an important way for blockchain-based businesses and organizations to raise funds for projects through token crowd-sale.
xUpery, in cooperation with our strategic partners, helps companies launch their own Initial Coin Offerings (“ICOs”) by providing a full range of services for legal setup, creating tokens, distribution, asset preparation, and campaign execution.
Dr. Kristian Bader
Member of the Board
Marketing and Sales Executive
Investment Board Member
CEO / Delegate of the Board
Head Business Development & Representative LatAm
PROF. DR. URS GASSER
Head of xUpery Advisory Board
DR. GREGOR GAWRON
Investment Board Member
Chairman of the Board
Investment Board Member
DR. Mayte schomburg
PROF. DR. WOLFGANG SCHULZ
Consulting Executive (Lead Private Sector)
Prof. Dr. Alexander Trechsel
Consulting Executive (Lead Public Sector)
DR. KRISTJAN VASSIL
Consulting Executive (Lead Technology Sector)
Dr. Mihkel Solvak
Consulting Executive (Data Analytics)
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