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This Week In Consulting: Exploring space, the moon and the planets beyond

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Wednesday, October 13th 2021

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 Exploring space, the moon and the planets beyond

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With the increasing expansion of space operations in various nations, a rising number of corporate actors investing in space systems and their downstream applications, the space sector is now undergoing several structural changes.Both the demand and supply sides are affected by paradigm shifts.

This Week’s Must Read is an insight piece from Sebastien Plessis, Emerton about the on-going changes in the Space industry.

 Sebastien Plessis@Emerton

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From the first lunar landing to the satellite race and SpaceX, space exploration has increased our knowledge of the universe and led to many innovations. While the promises are great, the risks remain.

Michael Collins@Magellan

Because of a tremendous need for images and communications throughout the world, the market for tiny satellites is rising like never before. Alexandre Tisserant, CEO of Kineis, and Manfred Hader, Roland Berger discuss the challenges of launching tiny satellites and his opinions on the excitement surrounding investments in microlauncher projects in this interview.

Manfred Hader@Roland Berger and Alexandre Tisserant@Kineis

Although there are doubts regarding the actual scale and long-term viability of the commercial-space industry, it looks to be on the verge of considerable expansion. The fundamental question is whether there will be economic activity in space that extends beyond tourism (for example, asteroid mining or manufacturing).

Chris Daehnick and Jess Harrington@McKinsey

Smaller launch vehicles will give access for prospective new entrants as the cost of commercial space exploration continues to fall.
Companies and organizations of all kinds are increasingly able to test innovative ways of producing products and offering better services in space.

Jeff Matthews@Deloitte

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Let’s dig into SpaceX and Elon Musk’s plans and mission to colonize Mars!

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This Week In Consulting: Covid-19 is reshaping the future of business

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Wednesday, October 06th 2021

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Covid-19 is reshaping the future of business

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For more than a billion individuals throughout the world, COVID-19 brought normalcy to a standstill.
Here are some hypotheses on what could happen, to help us see fresh possibilities or hidden hazards related to the pandemic’s impact on individuals and societies. What will be different if we return to “normal”?

This Week’s Must Read is an insight piece from Gopi Billa, Andrew Blau and Philipp Willigmann, Deloitte about lasting effects of the worldwide pandemic.

Gopi Billa, Andrew Blau and Philipp Willigmann@Deloitte

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Cisco has revised its strategic playbook, which contains six suggestions for all companies to consider, based on lessons gained from the pandemic and digital initiatives to solve e-commerce gaps.

Maria Martinez@Cisco for Cognizant

Due to constantly changing consumer expectations and an unparalleled rate of change, corporate executives’ demands for speed and flexibility have risen substantially post-COVID19.
This unique IBV Trending Insights report combines the findings of several proprietary consumer and executive polls performed in 2020: The reality for enterprises has changed dramatically after COVID19.

 @IBM Institute for Business Value

The significance of government resilience—the ability to absorb shocks, adapt, and prosper in a changing environment—has been highlighted by the COVID-19 epidemic. In an era of rising disruption, what resilience efforts can help governments to better protect and assist their citizens?

Daniel Acosta, Matthew Mendelsohn, Dr. Jay Patel, Martin Reeves, and Lucie Robieux@BCG

As they continue to deal with the effects of the COVID-19 epidemic, today’s CEOs confront an enormous task.
These business executives are responding to the crisis with a spirit of innovation, speeding digital transformation, developing flexible cost structures, and implementing agile operations.

 @Accenture

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| @KSM (Katz, Sapper & Miller) @Noble Consulting Services, Inc

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| Emma Taylor@ LACE Partner

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In this video Bernard Marr, futurist, looks at the 6 key impacts Covid-19 and the coronavirus pandemic will have on businesses. Every business should rethink their operations in the context of these trends.

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This Week In Consulting: Opportunities for the natural resources industry

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Wednesday, September 29th 2021

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Opportunities for the natural resources industry

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While most sectors of the economy are expected to decrease in 2020, renewable energy investment is expected to expand.
The correct valuation approach is critical in all areas, and there are two main options: the capital asset pricing model (CAPM) and implied internal rate of return (IRR) (IRR).

This Week’s Must Read is an insight piece from Tomas Freyman, Grant Thornton about the valuation of renewable energy assets.

Tomas Freyman@Grant Thornton

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Solar power is a rapidly growing industry, driven by environmental imperatives and advances in technology. Solar panels are installed on rooftops and in solar farms across the world, but there is always a need for more material to build these systems.

Kamil Wlazly @Wood Mackenzie

What does the term “sustainability” signify in today’s energy industry?
An in-depth Roundtable with experts from L.E.K. Consulting’s Energy & Environment practice discussing sustainability’s impact on the energy business.

Nilesh Dayal, Franco Ciulla, Amar Gujral and Mazen A. Skaf@L.E.K

Public and private companies across the globe are increasingly aware of the risks posed by climate change. However, many global corporations are failing to adequately plan for these future impacts.

Sherif Andrawes and Catherine Bell@BDO

Companies in the oil and gas and mining industries that have prospered over time have necessarily learned to navigate through cycles. What are Political risk facing oil and gas and mining companies during these unprecedented times?

Graham Knight , Christophe Meurier and Stuart Ashworth@Willis Towers Watson

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| @Cision

| @FTI Consulting

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This video presents the role of life and biological sciences and innovation for sustainable use of natural resources.

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This Week In Consulting: Safari in Organization Development

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Wednesday, September 22nd 2021

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Safari in Organization Development

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Companies used to undergo organizational restructuring every several years, if not decades, until around 20 years ago. Most top executives will only have the opportunity to do so a few times during their careers.
Automation and competitive pressures, on the other hand, had begun to quicken the speed of organizational change.

This Week’s Must Read is an insight piece from John W. McCoy, AIHR about traditional organizational models and how they have been used to align structure and operations to business strategies.

John W. McCoy@AIHR

Thought Leadership

There are six major dimensions to consider, each of which can be approached in a variety of ways. The time, resources, and nature of your organization, leaders, and people will all influence how you integrate them into your change analysis.

Zad El-Makkaoui @gothamCulture

100 activities from over 100 businesses that are linked to various aspects of organizational culture that can improve organizational performance by increasing clarity and alignment about what they do, why they do it, and how they do it.

Bryan Adkins and Jasmit Kaur@Denison Consulting

Rather than resisting the required change or trying to predict the unpredictable, organizations often fail to capture the value of opportunities instigated by change and gain some benefits. Will Multimodality helps your organization to be ready for change?

Crystal Reijnen and Tomas van Woerkom @Anderson MacGyver

A culture within an organization is built by the people within it. A strong organizational value system helps to shape this culture and create a better environment for all who are involved in the organization.

Scott Robinson @Kesa

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| @Criterion Systems

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What does Organisational Development really mean? How does it differ from HR? In this webinar, CEO of Actus Software and host of the HR Uprising Podcast, Lucinda Carney, demystifies the term OD.

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This Week In Consulting: The future of healthcare

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Wednesday, September 15th 2021

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The future of healthcare

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Critical to the success of VR in this training context is ensuring that VR headsets are widely available, making them accessible for use by all physicians/healthcare professionals interested in learning. This need led to development of new business models and technologies.

This Week’s Must Read is an insight piece from Jennifer Riebli and Sheila Babnis, Future State about some of the possibilities that virtual reality offers to change the health care and medical training sector.

Jennifer Riebli and Sheila Babnis@Future State

Thought Leadership

In theory, digital health startups could provide a valuable opportunity to engage more people in specific health behaviors. With a new generation of digital technologies available for public health outreach and engagement, why hasn’t this been the case?

RJ Krawiec, Kimberly McGuire, John McInerney and Neha Malik@Deloitte

While figures indicate customer satisfaction is high throughout the healthcare industry, many professionals say meeting expectations during the first days and weeks of implementation can be difficult due to technical hurdles like outdated systems .Which technology approach will be most beneficial to their bottom line?

John Maculley@ Accel Management Group

Vaccines are typically stored in temperature-controlled warehouses or transportation containers, ready to be deployed when an immediate local demand for specific vaccines is raised. The supply chain has historically been extremely efficient due to this distribution system, but with rising temperatures, the healthcare industry now needs to incorporate climate models into its supply planning.

 Raymond Berglund and Lee Feander@Alvarez & Marsal

What are key factors affecting success operating models for digital health care delivery and how they can be applied with the goal of helping providers scale up an existing telehealth service?

Leisa Maddoux and Aloha McBride@EY

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| Rosie Izzi@EY

| Ben Doltis@PCB Partners

| @Consultancy.uk

| @Anthesis Group

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How vital basic Science is and how Pandemic brought a huge boom in Life Sciences fields.

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This Week In Consulting: How to get innovation that delivers

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Wednesday, September 8th 2021

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How to get innovation that delivers?

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When design principles are applied to strategy and innovation, the success rate of innovation improves dramatically. For a growing number of companies, design thinking is at the heart of effective strategy development and organizational change. Where do you stand?

This Week’s Must Read is an insight piece from Linda Naiman, Creativity at Work, on the distinctions between design and design thinking and its impact on innovation if executed correctly and strategically.

Linda Naiman@ Creativity at Work

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Many utilities are turning to digital technologies to drive innovation and cost advantages so they can compete and thrive. Will utilities be green or grid dinosaurs?

Sophie Fraser, Damon Harding @Digital Works Group and Joe Wheatley@SYKES Digital Services

An innovation tool commonly used is a “Growth Pyramid” or sometimes called a Growth Wheel. It has lost its edge. It’s time to reinvent the wheel and make it better for today’s fast-paced consumer-orientated world.

Lara Kottsieper, Peri Ataser and Lauren Huber@Elixirr

The future of work is digital. Digital technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of things (IoT), robotics and new forms of collaboration are disrupting traditional industries and creating new opportunities. How to develop leaders to lead this transformation?

Prof Sattar Bawany@Disruptive Leadership Institute for EDA

Emerging technologies are changing the way we work, communicate, and live. For business leaders in any sector or industry, these technologies can present tremendous opportunity or considerable risk. Have you identified potential emerging technology solutions that could impact your business?

Susan Penfield@Booz Allen Hamilton

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Innovation is bringing solutions to real problems. Simon Sinek explains why innovation is often broken in corporations. Not all toasters are created equal .

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This Week In Consulting: High Tech trends that will shape the future

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Wednesday, September 1st 2021

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High Tech trends that will shape the future.

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The COVID-19 has reinforced that understanding emerging issues is critical, but so too is identifying disruptive forces that can significantly transform business models and spawn entirely new industries. Have you noticed the weak signals of upcoming disruptions?

This Week’s Must Read is an insight piece from Prianka Srinivasan, EY, on why not following the evolution of new technologies could be a mistake.

Prianka Srinivasan @EY

Thought Leadership

An interesting study on the definition and the development of the Metaverse and its implications in industries and functions from health care to payments, consumer products, and entertainment. What will be the economic impact of the collective value of these changes?

Matthew Ball@Epyllion

AI systems are gaining ubiquity in certain parts of life and provides us automation and answers. Still, over-reliance on this will erode the functional neural networks that give us our unique ability to process information, and vitally, formulate both meaningful questions and novel interpretations. Is AI creating ignorance?

Paul Postance@Digital Works Group

In a Post-Pandemic world where working from home, digital commerce, and virtual events are exploding, enterprises want to accelerate digital transformations and reimage themselves. Are you an experience creator?

Gene Cornfield@Accenture

We are all using AI all the time, whether we are searching for something on Google, tagging people in Facebook photos, or shopping on Amazon. Artificial intelligence opens up many opportunities that benefit companies. What is the impact of AI on your operational efficiency, and what are AI applications that will help you?

Axelle Lemaire @Roland Berger

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 From AI, IoT, blockchain, cloud, edge computing to 3D printing, here are the 25 most significant technology trends that will define the next ten years and the 4th Industrial Revolution.

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This Week In Consulting: Opportunities and Challenges for the automotive industry

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Wednesday, August 25th 2021

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Opportunities and Challenges for the automotive industry.

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The Covid-19 pandemic has triggered global buying restraint in the automotive industry witch is facing major challenges and is is going through a transformation on all levels: technology, markets, val-ue chains, user behaviour ,everything is changing. What are the solutions to be found?

This Week’s Must Read is an insight piece from Christian Malorny and Stephan Krubasik, Kearney about what is happening in the world of cars and mobility.

Christian Malorny and Stephan Krubasik @Kearney

Thought Leadership

Electric motors are three times as energy-efficient as internal combustion engines but use fewer components, requiring less maintenance. Electrification directly reduces emissions through reduced fuel carbon intensity and offers various benefits that contribute to emissions reduction, public health, and equity. Will the major CO2 emitting nations be able to invest in electrification?

Ben Hertz-Shargel @Wood Mackenzie

The Automotive Industry Trends, hybrid vehicles, robotics, and automotive sensor technologies will transform the sector as we know it today. What new opportunities and emerging technologies to implement into your business to be competitive?

@ StartUs Insights

Following COVID-19, the industry has experienced severe supply constraints, and consumer demand for vehicles is picking up. As a result, suppliers are struggling to secure the supply of semiconductors – a critical component of modern cars. Did the automotive industry anticipate a strong rebound in 2021?

Ben Tatham, Andrew Kemp, Robert Park and Charles Minashi @Alvarez & Marsal

With the explosion of electric car sales, implementing a fluid second-hand car market will be essential to support the growth of electric vehicles. What about range, and more specifically, battery capacity and vehicle reliability?

@ Sia Partners

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What will be the impact of current industry trends on OEM revenues and profits until 2035? In this edition of the study series, the geographic markets under consideration are China, the United States, Euro5, and Japan.

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This Week In Consulting: Getting ready for the future of work

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Wednesday, July 21th 2021

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Getting ready for the future of work.

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Responsible rewards, employee well-being, and concern for the environment and social equity: This is the new deal at work. And these are the desiderata in terms of organization and work standards that companies will have to rethink. Will you harness individual and collective power to build a healthy, resilient, and equitable future of work?

This Week’s Must Read is an insight piece from Padma Ramanathan and Kate Bravery, Mercer about how to rethink and redefine what we do and how we do it at work.

Padma Ramanathan and Kate Bravery @Mercer

Thought Leadership

With tremendous pressure on HR leaders, here’s an interesting perspective on how HR leaders can help themselves navigate COVID-19 and prepare their organizations for an agile and resilient future.

Lisa B. Baird, Steven Krupp, Amy Miller and Mark Zorbas @Heidrick Consulting

To provide greater value to employees, customers and investors, you have to decide on your personal development plan to become a more effective HR professional. But you need to ask yourself several questions such as “What will bring value to the organization?” or “What do they want from me?”

Jessica Johnson, Patrick Wright, Mike Ulrich and Erin Wilson Burns @The RBL Group

Effectively implementing and using HR automation will allow HR departments to spend more time and energy on creating a more positive human and work culture and using its skills daily. Have you started to implement this automation?

 Shani Jay @ AIHR Digital

In a landscape disturbed by the pandemic, HR groups are charged with implementing headcount reductions while expected to declare that organizations today value people above all else. Indeed Human value represents a new focus in terms of metrics. But, is the workforce ready for transformational HR?

Danny Ferron, Andy Lomas and Peter Fox @EY

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HR can shift how it’s viewed within an organization to become more effective at completing results-getting activities. Ryan McCostlin talks about how HR can influence its position in an organization.

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This Week In Consulting: Disruptions on the horizon for Financial Services

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Wednesday, July 14th 2021

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Disruptions on the horizon for Financial Services.

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Long before the pandemic, the financial services industry has had more disruption than any other industry turning to digital transformation to enhance more customer-centric offerings. With the increase in social distancing and preference for online transactions, an open banking ecosystem based on a platform can help unleash big ambitions and revolutionary business value.
So, what strategic choices will you make?

This Week’s Must Read is an insight piece from  Kellton Tech about how the open banking revolution is influencing financial institutions.

 @Kellton Tech

Thought Leadership

To deliver the future of banking, managing IT spend needs a new approach. But IT spend steering can no longer be considered simply “nice to have” in today’s uncertain environment. So how do you implement the right IT spending strategy?

Karim Zerhouni, Juan González @Arthur D. Little

From financing solutions to smart payment methods or mobile payment solutions and crypto-currencies are all challenges facing the banking industry. FinTechs that blend the traditional banking industry with innovative software solutions are offering greater choice to customers. Should the future of the banking industry be reoriented?

Annette Putzer, Franziska Schmid and Güney Aktas@ConMendo

The “Buy Now Pay Later” hype, visible in many European countries today, could be a real product disruption in retail banking. Here is a state of play and some strategies for industry players who are not yet active in the BNPL market and who need to assess their opportunities regarding this hot topic.

Christoph Stegmeier, Oyvind Oanes and Erica Liao @exton consulting

Many companies have focused on delivering products and services on the terms of increasingly connected customers, but at what cost? Are financial services companies equipped to address today’s top priorities for customer experience and operational efficiency?

Jill Jacques@North Highland

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| @CHANNEL e2e

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After weathering the first phase of the pandemic in 2020 relatively well, communication service providers (CSPs) will enter 2021, facing a brave new world and many tough decisions to make – Christopher Antlitz@Technology Business Research

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