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DIGITAL OPERATING PARTNERS is a collective of digital operating consultants to plan digital transformation projects and technical partners to execute them.

DIGITAL OPERATING CONSULTANTS

DIGITAL OPERATING PARTNERS comprises Bruce Sinclair and an exclusive bench of senior consultants who have been trained and certified by Bruce through his ICIP program. Our digital operating consultants are highly specialized and assigned to the firm’s digital transformation projects based on our clients’ functional, technical and industry needs.

If you are a senior digital operating professional interested in joining our team, or one of the traditional companies we help as their chief digital officer, introduce yourself here.

FOUNDER AND PRINCIPAL CONSULTANT

Bruce Sinclair digital operating partner

Let’s talk. Contact me at bruce at digitaloperatingpartners dot c*m if you have any questions about my services.

Bruce Sinclair is a business consultant whose 30-year career has spanned high technology, business and investment. Since 2015 he has focused all his experience on advising companies on how to use digital to create meaningful business value – first as an independent consultant and then as an operating partner for a mid-market private equity firm.

Bruce began as a mathematician and then a programmer, but quickly found his way to business through marketing. He worked his way through product marketing and brand management to be VP of Marketing for a large Microsoft subsidiary. After that he was the CEO of a number of software companies before moving into consulting. As a consultant he primarily helped middle market enterprises plan their digital transformation strategies around product improvement/invention and new business model development.

Bruce established himself as a digital transformation thought leader by drawing upon his consulting engagements to produce original content to help enterprises and other consultants. This includes his book, IoT Inc, published by McGraw-Hill in 2017 which continues to be the best-selling and top-rated book on digital transformation. He has also written for publications like Forbes and Computer World, keynoted at the world’s largest IoT conferences, produced an award-winning podcast that’s still in syndication on iTunes and Spotify and he has certified hundreds of ICIP online students and thousands more with his LinkedIn Learning courses. Bruce’s consulting students include professionals from: Accenture, Bain, BCG, Capgemini, Cognizant, Deloitte, IBM, McKinsey, PwC and Tata. Although his website, www.iot-inc.com has changed purpose, most of his public work can still be found there. His new book, The Private Equity Digital Operating Partner, has just been published.

TECHNICAL PARTNERS

We work with members of our technical ecosystem to find the right partners to execute our digital transformation projects, with priority given to partners who are ICIP certified.  DIGITAL OPERATING PARTNERS’ proprietary network consists of 60 service providers, subject matter experts and vendors who have worked with or have an existing relationship with Bruce or DIGITAL OPERATING PARTNERS. Our ecosystem:

Has experience with the following technologies:

  • Additive Manufacturing
  • AI/ML
  • Analytics
  • Augmented Reality
  • Blockchain
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data
  • Digital Twin
  • Embedded
  • IoT Platform/Cloud
  • Networking
  • Sensors & Actuators

And has experience in the following sectors:

  • Aerospace
  • Biotech/Life Sciences
  • Business Services
  • Consumer
  • Energy
  • Healthcare
  • Industrials
  • Infrastructure
  • Manufacturing
  • Natural Resources
  • Retail
  • Transportation

If you a service provider, subject matter expert or vendor with experience in digitally transforming companies using the above technologies, apply to join our ecosystem.

TARGET COMPANIES AND A DEDICATED FUND

Contact us if you’d like to discuss:

  • A traditional private company for sale – one with EBITDA greater than $30M – with traditional products or services that can be transformed into smart products or smart services.
  • The possibility of raising a stand-alone digital transformation fund.

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