The "Un-Consultancy"

Get objective, strategic insights from tech & industry experts who live in the trenches, not on the sidelines.

Why Us

Beyond Consulting-as-Usual

No BS. Just Answers.

No 100-page decks or slow processes. 
Just the insights you need, right now.

Fiercely Independent.

Unfiltered expertise. The real truth (not hype) from independent industry leaders.

Your Secret Weapon.

Your vision, amplified. Our experts expand your team’s horizons and capabilities.

Bulletproof Validation.

Silence the skeptics. Our leading authorities will validate and refine your strategy.

Forbes License Partner

The Only Consultancy Harnessing the Forbes Network.

We are the only consulting and expert network license partner of Forbes Media, the publisher of Forbes Magazine and  We are a fully independent company.  

Forbes Ignite Expert Network

Global Experts at Your Fingertips.

We tap into the knowledge and expertise of a diverse group of subject matter experts to gather insights, synthesize knowledge, and create recommendations for clients.

Our Team

Leadership: Human-Centered AI and Innovation Authorities.

Our core leadership team advises some of the world’s most significant companies and innovative startups on developing breakthrough strategies. They lead our most critical client engagements, synthesizing the advice of our extended network of experts into client-ready recommendations.

Nicole Cacal
Founder & CEO

Nicole is a multi-faceted business designer with a passion for developing innovative tech solutions. She has a deep understanding of human-centered technologies by working at the intersection of business, design, and technology. She is also a professor at the Parsons School of Design and Pratt Institute, teaching courses like Social Innovation and Strategic Technology.

Nicole has a BBA from the University of Hawaii, an MSc from the Parsons School of Design, and an MSc from Columbia University.

Will Thompson
Chief Strategy Officer

Will is the former publisher of the first major-media AI magazine, Forbes AI. He also served as Forbes’ SVP of Insights and Strategy, where he led the firm’s tech and business research practice. Will counsels C-level leaders at F1000 companies and disruptive startups on how to use technology to revolutionize their business models and communicate innovations in a way that will drive adoption and revenue growth.

Will has a BA and MBA from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida.

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