Accenture has formed a strategic alliance with and made a minority investment in Malong Technologies, an artificial intelligence (AI) start-up headquartered in Shenzhen, China. Malong has been recognized by global companies and organizations and analyst firms as an AI pioneer and innovation leader. Through the alliance, Accenture’s Applied Intelligence practice and Malong will offer computer vision and product recognition capabilities to clients worldwide. The alliance gives Accenture a strategic AI presence in China and forms part of its wider regional growth strategy
After living in the shadows from general management for well over a decade, Agile is now bathing in the sunshine, even “eating the world.” As the largest and fastest growing firms on the planet embrace the substance of Agile management, more than 90% of senior executives give “high priority” to becoming agile. As less than 10% currently see their own organization as “highly agile,” consulting firms are gearing up to meet the obvious need. But with apparent big success comes big risks, as I outlined in my talk last week’s Agile 2018 conference. As Charles Dickens suggested in A Tale of Two Cities, Agile now enjoys both the best and the worst of times.
Beaconforce began as a change management consulting firm, looking at intrinsic motivation and ‘flow state’ – or being in the zone. Put simply, when people enjoy what they’re doing, they perform better. After working with their clients on improving their organizations, Anthony told us that they wanted a say to sustain the positive changes they’d made after the team left.
Through research, Accenture, a leading global management consulting firm that provides strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations services has identified that many companies attempting to add cloud to a legacy organization are unprepared for the challenges ahead.
As U.S. and Chinese firms rush for outside expertise on how to handle fallout from the escalating trade war between the two nations, consultants on everything from management to logistics say they have seen soaring demand for their services.
The allocation of financial capital has long been recognized as a critical driver of an organization’s performance. The value of managing and allocating human capital, however, is less widely known. But the results from a new McKinsey Global Survey confirm the positive effects of talent management on business outcomes.1According to respondents, organizations with effective talent-management programs2have a better chance than other companies of outperforming competitors and, among publicly owned companies, are likelier to outpace their peers’ returns to shareholders.
ALM Intelligence has ranked Deloitte as a global leader in the report, entitled Product Development Operations Consulting 2018. On Product Development Operations Consulting, Nathan Simon, Senior Director, Management Consulting Research at ALM, highlights, “With predefined, sector-specific process models linked to PLM and in some instances activated with automation and cognitive technologies, Deloitte is unparalleled in its ability to help clients rapidly move up the capability maturity curve in a balanced way across the delivery continuum – from ideation through commercialization and ultimately product retirement.”
Today’s management consulting scenario is very different from what it used to be just a few years ago. Previously, consulting firms restricted their engagement scope to more as an advisor, specifically excluding their involvement in execution, or implementation, of their recommendations within the client’s organisation.
Consultancy firms working for the government on a potential multibillion-pound project to build a nuclear power station in north Wales are also advising its Japanese developer.
Arup, the engineering and design company, and PWC are advising the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and Horizon Nuclear Power, a subsidiary of Hitachi, which is developing the Wylfa Newydd project on Anglesey.
Michael Houston, Worldwide CEO of Grey Group, announced the launch of Grey Consulting. This new global enterprise practice for the network will draw on existing strategic planning resources, which include over 150 professionals across the world, technologists, and leading-edge creative intelligence.
Omnicom Group has bought a majority stake in management and technology consulting services company Credera, marking the holding company’s first acquisition in this space.
The acquisition will further strengthen the capabilities of digital and CRM specialist unit Omnicom Precision Marketing Group (OPMG).
For most professional services firms, sustained growth usually involves an acquisition or a transfer of ownership. Many founders in general have their eye on their end game in today's fast-moving, milestone-driven, valuation-obsessed business environment. But for Bruce Ballengee, CEO and Co-Founder of Pariveda Solutions, Inc., a $100 million, 500-person technology strategy and solutions consulting firm, no exit strategy was no problem. In fact, starting the company without a plan to sell it was one of his prerequisites.
Before becoming the bootstrapping startup founder of The Change Shop, Robert Smith worked as a management consultant helping large enterprises like PepsiCo, Polo Ralph Lauren, the U.S. Department Health and Human Services and UBS Bank transform their operations.
Some Deloitte employees have called on the New York-based accounting firm to end its consultation services for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
The news comes just days after some employees at Deloitte rival McKinsey & Co. convinced company brass to end its work for ICE.
Accounting and consulting giant EY is to create 520 jobs across six cities in Ireland.
This consists of 305 jobs that will be filled by Ireland’s best and brightest graduates by September, up by 57 roles on last year’s intake. An additional 215 new roles will be filled by experienced candidates in areas that include data analytics, IT advisory and transformation, risk, cyber, digital strategy, and customer experience.
Microsoft has been working on health-related initiatives for years, but the company is now bringing its efforts together into a new Microsoft Healthcare team. This doesn’t mean you’ll be visiting a Microsoft Store anytime soon for human virus scans, instead it’s a bigger effort to create cloud-based patient profiles, push doctors to the cloud, and eventually have artificial intelligence analyzing data
China and other Asian countries will play a major role in shaping the smart cities of the future thanks to high adoption of smartphones and digital services, a recent study by the McKinsey Global Institute shows.
The health and social care secretary has pledged almost half a billion pounds to transform technology in the NHS in an attempt to reduce staff workloads and improve patient care.
In his first speech since being appointed to the post, Matt Hancock listed technology as one of his top three initial priorities and evangelised about how it could help achieve improvements in the other two – workforce and prevention of illness.
China's booming economy is creating jobs in unprecedented numbers, making more overseas Chinese residents willing to come home for employment opportunities, and sees an increasing reluctance of China's workforce to join the globally mobile work community, according to a recently-released report from Boston Consulting Group, The Network, Zhaopin, and ChinaHR.
Management consulting company Accenture is hiring 20 Scottish university graduates for its Edinburgh office. The new hires will join the global firm following a recruitment campaign with Scottish universities to help hold onto local talent.