Hitachi Consulting Europe: AI: Beyond AlphaGo!


Perhaps the most seminal event in the recent past years which catapulted Artificial Intelligence to its recent fame and glory has been the win of AlphaGo over the then reigning world champion.The transition to super human levels of maturity for an AI gaming application may definitely be symbolic from an optics perspective but it doesn’t quite even begin to address the wider set of technological, societal and economic implications that take AI beyond the realm of complex gaming into the messy real more

Equiteq advises Ducker Worldwide on its sale to Frontier Strategy Group


Equiteq, the knowledge economy M&A specialist, is pleased to announce that it has acted as exclusive financial advisor to Ducker Worldwide, a premier market research and strategy consulting firm, in its sale to Frontier Strategy Group (FSG), a portfolio company of Boathouse Capital. The transaction closed on February 5, 2018. read more

Every technology services company wants to build its consulting practice, but are they right to do so?


It sounds like heresy. With digital transformation consulting work growing by almost 20%, technology services companies—and here I’m talking about firms that develop, implement and integrate software systems, as well as those that provide outsourced IT services—would surely be mad to ignore the opportunity that’s sitting on their doorstep, writes Fiona Czerniawska of Source Global Research... read more

Simon-Kucher clears the 250 million euro mark


The growth course continues – digitalisation was the key driver of growth. For 2018, the management consultancy has plans for further international expansion with new offices opening in Chicago, Shanghai, Mexico City, and Cairo. read more

Equiteq advises leading life sciences strategy consultancy Insight Strategy Advisors on its sale to Precision Value & Health


Equiteq, the knowledge economy M&A specialist, is pleased to announce that it has advised Insight Strategy Advisors (ISA), a premier life sciences strategy consultancy, on its sale to Precision Value & Health, a part of Precision Medicine Group. ISA will become part of Precision Xtract, the global market access consultancy within Precision Value & Health. read more

PA takes a different approach to growth


Forbes contributor and business leadership journalist Roger Trapp interviews Andrew Hooke, who is the head of consulting sectors at PA Consulting Group and has also recently taken over as head of the firm in the U.S...

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The FT’s consulting firm rankings don’t let clients tell it like it is


Consultants are supposed to tell clients what they need to hear, not what they want to hear. If a client wants to grow into a new market, but isn’t investing enough in its infrastructure there to succeed, the role of the consultant is to make that clear. Likewise, if a client thinks a flashy new digital system will solve all his woes when it actually won’t, the consultant who puts her clients’ interests first tells him to stop. Trusted advisors tell it like it is, Writes Alison Huntington of Source Global Research...

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