19 posts categorised "Strategy"

05/25/2017

Banking on disruption: how the BCM sector can turn change into a competitive advantage

Author: Kevin Burrowes, Clients and Markets Leader, PwC UK The banking and capital markets (BCM) sector is being rocked by some of the biggest disruptive challenges that exist today. Its growth is under threat from over-regulation, rapid technological change, shifting customer behaviour and the arrival of ambitious market entrants that...

05/16/2017

Tomorrow’s world isn’t too far away: Investors expect a technological transformation

Author: Hilary Eastman, Head of Global Investor Engagement at PwC “From every angle, it comes back to data and technology.” So said one investment professional interviewed as part of our 2017 Global Investor Survey. I have to admit I agree with him. And it’s clearly not just him – this...

05/09/2017

How to build trust in a digital age

Authors: Olivier Sueur, PwC Advisory, Netherlands and Helene Katz, Banking and Capital Markets , US The writing on the wall has never been clearer: There is a real crisis of public trust in business, institutions, government and non-governmental organisations. In PwC’s 2017 Global CEO Survey, 69% of CEOs noted it’s...

05/04/2017

Bringing digitisation to the factory floor and beyond

Author: Reinhard Geissbauer, Head of PwC’s Industry 4.0 Practice, EMEA Last week the world’s largest industrial trade show, the Hannover Messe, took place in Germany. With 6,500 exhibitors from 70 countries, every industrial technology you can imagine was on display, and there was real energy and optimism. I lead up...

04/19/2017

From Global Power Shift to Power Dispersion

Authors: Dennis Chesley, Global, Asia Pacific and Americas (APA) Risk Consulting Leader and Alexis Crow, Lead, Geopolitical Investing Practice In a 2016 strategy + business article, we outlined how a new world economic order had taken hold—one defined by complex and continuously shifting economic relationships. Today, we’re seeing that play...

04/11/2017

The fourth industrial revolution: it's not all about machines

Author: Bob Moritz , Chairman, PwC International Ltd. Truly dramatic transformation is a rare phenomenon. But that’s exactly what we are in the midst of with the current shockwave of technological transformation. The World Economic Forum has termed it nothing less than the fourth industrial revolution. Advances such as robotics,...

03/30/2017

Competition in the TMT industry isn’t what it used to be: Key insights from our CEO Survey

Author: Brad Silver, Global TMT Leader As software and new technology become the lifeblood for all companies, CEOs are keenly aware of the challenge to sustain prominence in their own fields. Nowhere is this more evident than in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) sectors. Fifty-four percent of TMT CEOs...

03/20/2017

Is ‘crisis-ready’ the new normal in a volatile world?

Author: Melanie Butler, PwC’s Global Crisis Centre Leader I struggle to remember a time when the world seemed quite as unpredictable as it does today. The rise of populism, a seemingly resurgent Cold War, the ongoing refugee crisis and many other geopolitical and economic scenarios have challenged long-held assumptions and...

12/05/2016

Are you playing the new game of global tech?

Authors: Brad Silver, Global TICE Leader and Dr. Florian Gröne, Advisor to Executives for Strategy& You run a major technology company that sells a standard line of computer hardware and networking equipment to large enterprises. But sales are falling and margins are contracting. Why? You look around and realize that...

11/02/2016

Success and succession: addressing strategic planning for family businesses

Authors: Stephanie Hyde, Global Entrepreneurial & Private Business Leader and Peter Bartels, Global Family Business Leader We’re launching our eighth Family Business Survey today – with over 2,800 participants it’s a fascinating and truly global picture of one of the most important and vibrant business sectors. The ambition, resilience, and...