Wednesday, November 24th 2021
This week in Consulting
How technology will impact the future?
This week’s must read
Artificial intelligence (AI), synthetic biology, nanotechnologies, and quantum computing, among other advanced technologies, will drive the next large wave of innovation propelled by emerging technologies. However, the convergences of technologies and ideas that will accelerate and reshape innovation for decades to come are even more crucial.
This Week’s Must Read is an insight piece from Antoine Gourévitch, Massimo Portincaso, Arnaud de la Tour, Nicolas Goeldel, and Usman Chaudhry, BCG about how technologies can solve big problems the world will face.
AI, machine learning (ML), and data science have all been surrounded by hype since their inception. We’ve been promised technology that will solve our most difficult problems for us and optimize everything from internal operations to consumer interactions automatically. What is it really like?
The’metaverse,’ also known as the mirror world, AR cloud, spatial internet, social internet, embodied internet, or even the magicverse, is… well, difficult to explain. As a result of the lockdown and quarantine, many people were cut off from their friends and relatives. Were individuals interacting with metaverse prototypes? While it isn’t here yet, you may have been unwittingly investigating its origins.
IT infrastructure OEMs have no choice but to reinvent their business models to increase the share of recurring revenue from subscriptions, software and services. What actions are required to achieve this business model transformation?
Over the last few years, the technology consulting business has seen substantial transformations. It has seen a wide range of fashions come and go over this time. While many of these have made an indelible mark on the industry, others have gone undetected.
This week’s Consulting News
Godspeed Capital Management LP, a lower middle-market Defense & Government services, solutions, and technology focused private equity firm, announced today the acquisition of Ascent Engineering Group, Inc., an Engineering & Consulting firm that specializes in the engineering and design of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (“MEP”) systems for K-12, Higher Education, Healthcare, and State & Local Government clients. | @Godspeed Capital Management @Ascent Engineering
Navint assists customers in evaluating their go-to-market and monetization models, optimizing their lead-to-revenue operations, and maximizing the return on their technology investments in CRM, configure price quote (CPQ), customer loyalty management (CLM), invoicing, and enterprise resource planning (ERP). Salesforce is the company’s primary emphasis, although it also handles Oracle, SAP, Sage Intacct, and Workday deployments. | @Globant @Navint Partners
Ankura Consulting Group, an independent global expert services and advisory firm, announced today a strategic investment from HPS Investment Partners, LLC, a leading global investment firm, which will become a minority equity owner, alongside its lead investor Madison Dearborn Partners, a leading private equity firm. The investment, which is anticipated to conclude this calendar year, values the company at $1.5 billion. | @Ankura
He was the ultimate leadership visionary, inspiring leaders to wrestle with difficult and often challenging issues about themselves, their peers, and their companies. Along the way, Egon Zehnder established a gold standard brand that has endured the test of time as a symbol of honesty and prudence. | @Hunt Scanlon Media
This week’s media
If we’re being honest, technology is extremely sophisticated now, and we’re making advancements that will allow us to push things even farther. What would be the Future Technology, from items in the air to new things for our bodies?
Consulting sourcing tips
Demand management is an indispensable instrument for procurement professionals and businesses in general. Implementing it for the consultancy category is a no-brainer if you want to maintain spend control and strategic alignment.
Internal Consulting is a growing trend today. In this article, you’ll learn how to set up your internal consulting group.
When you are looking for a consultant or a consulting firm to help you improve your business, it’s a good idea to check the references provided. References can provide more information about the consultant or firm and can offer insights into the kind of work they have done in the past. In this article, learn the importance of checking references and what questions you need to ask while doing so.
Previous Weeks’ issues
In this issue of This Week in Consulting, we explore various aspects of crisis management, from using simulation to preparing for crises to organizing communication. We also look at how to involve the key stakeholders, some best practices from a leadership standpoint, and how to flip the script and in some cases turn the crisis into an opportunity.
In this issue of This Week in Consulting, we explore key trends shaping the future of hospitality, which promise to be quite exciting on all these fronts.
In this issue of This Week in Consulting we explore good practices to make the matrix work, how to change behaviors, how to define and embed values, how to avoid losing momentum during aa reorganization and how organization design can make or break a deal.
Hélène Laffitte is the CEO of Consulting Quest, a Global Performance-Driven Consulting Platform and author of “Smart Consulting Sourcing”, a step by step guide to getting the best ROI from your consulting. With a blend of experience in Procurement and Consulting, Hélène is passionate about helping Companies create more value through Consulting.