Kalian Consulting Ltd is a small consultancy specialising in Python and whole system development since 2012. Our first assignment was helping Oasis Loss Modelling Framework (Oasis LMF) developing the first version of their framework, working alongside the original development team. Over time, KCL has taken on related assignments with other companies in the Oasis community, helping them to adopt the Oasis LMF, use their own models and exposures on it, and generally ‘push the boundaries’ of what can be done with Oasis.
Since then, Kalian Consulting Ltd has widens its scope beyond the Oasis LMF community, undertaking various assignments, mainly in financial software development. The service, overall, is described as ‘Hands-on Technology Management’.
What does it mean?
Companies are increasingly looking for people with strengths in both hands-on (development) technology skills and management. On the one hand, software developers are very good at understanding low level technology detail, but not so good at understanding how their work delivers tangible business benefits. On the other hand, IT management detach themselves from technology and over time lose the ability to manage technology effectively. Companies increasingly find that the only way to deliver technology projects successfully is to work with people who can do both: Technologists who can ‘connect’ their hands-on work to the real world AND managers who understand what the technologists do and, for both, the ability to communicate effectively with all stakeholders at all levels.
This is where Kalian Consulting Ltd (KCL) comes in.
Ron Kalian founded KCL in 2012 having followed a mixed technology/management path for most of his career. This variety allows us to walk into an assignment and deliver whatever skills are necessary to ensure successful outcome. Where skills are missing, we can help with team building or supply KCL resource.
Since 2012, KCL has grown and now has 4 employees, offering a variety of new capabilities including penetration testing, UI design, various Python@City and FinTech specialisms, marketing and collaboration with startups.
Kalian Consulting Ltd – Registered in England and Wales – Company Number 8117907