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This Week in Consulting

Friday, January 5th, 2018

THIS WEEK’S MUST READ

There is no “Must Read” piece for this week. All of us here at Consulting Quest want to wish you a happy and prosperous 2018! Happy New Year! 

 


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THIS WEEK’S VIDEO:

Automated and autonomous vehicles are emerging at a rapid pace, with advocates talking about widespread deployment in just a handful of years. Tom Dingus talks about the realities of deployment and what these vehicles mean for transportation safety.

INDUSTRY NEWS & INSIGHTS

    • KPMG Kuwait to Accept Payments in Bitcoins:  KPMG has announced that its office in Kuwait will now accept payments in bitcoins for a wide range of consulting services. The move follows recent activities in global markets towards the bitcoin promotion, as its prices leaped to high levels in the past weeks. | KPMG Press Release
    • How Will Cybersecurity Investments Change for Businesses in 2018?: Businesses are likely going to spend more on IT security next year, but what will they be spending that money on and how should they go about IT security budgeting. Data loss prevention and advanced threat protection services will likely grow in importance. Here’s what to think about in terms of IT security for the next year.  | Phil Goldstein, Biztech magazine
    • Consultants Battle for Thought Leadership in Digital Transformation: The digital transformation consulting market is worth $23 billion today, and represents more than 15% of the entire consultancy industry globally. New data has revealed how major consulting firms are embracing and using digital transformation in their offerings. Analysis shows that a battle is raging between top consultancies to win the race for lucrative digital transformation work. | Consultancy.uk

TRENDS

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THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

  • Medical Devices Aren’t Luxury Goods, So Why Does Medtech Try to Sell Them That Way?:  The medtech industry has long behaved like manufacturers of luxury goods, relying on relationships with individual decision makers to sell innovation at a premium. How can medtech shift the conversation away from medical devices as luxury items, and toward medical devices as essential and cost-effective drivers of positive clinical outcomes?  | Brian Chapman, Kevin Stockton and Will Randall, ZS Associates
  • Digital labor in procurement: First steps to the future: riding the fourth industrial revolution: Automation can speed the procurement process and free up resources for more value-adding work. Learn in this article from KPMG and Procurement Leaders about the importance of piloting digital labor for the procurement function, using business-case decision-making, and gaining advantage in the trial experience.  | Andrew Sawers, KPMG
  • Space Matters: Shaping the Workspace to Get the Right Work Done: Digital technologies are profoundly recalibrating the way we need to work. To enable co-creation and collaboration, and harness the productive energy these approaches generate, organizations need to reimagine the interplay between workspace, performance and culture.  | Euan Davis and Michael Cook, Cognizant Consulting
  • The Reimagined Car – Shared, Autonomous, and Electric:  A convergence of technologies that makes shared autonomous electric vehicles (SAEVs) not just economically feasible but economically enticing. And a convergence of demands from consumers and cities for a more accessible, reliable, environmentally responsible, and safe form of transportation that will ultimately make the world a better place. | Brian Collie, Justin Rose, Rahul Choraria, and Augustin K. Wegscheider, BCG Report

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EVENTS

Consulting Quest will be hosting a Procurement Workshop in the Greater New York area in January 2018 discussing Best Practices in Consulting Procurement. For more information, please contact Dominic.Prisco@consultingquest.com.

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CONSULTANT CORNER

  • What’s The Future Of Consulting?: In recent years the consulting industry has seen a switch from firms and dedicated teams of people to freelance workers and virtual teams. See what industry experts have to say on the changes the consulting industry will go through in the years to come. | Nick, Hastreiter, Future of Everything
  • 21 Productivity Tips for Consultants: 21 productivity tips that are easy to implement in your life. You can put them into action right away and see the resultants instantly. | Michael Zipursky, Consulting Success

CONSULTING CAREER

  • The Insider Guide to Working in Consulting: Consulting covers a huge range of career and comes in lots of flavors. Does your expectation of what being a consultant is like matches with the reality?  | Hannah Langworth, Independent News
  • Who Sells Consulting Services: Do you know the top criteria that Consulting firms use to evaluate their employees? Read this article and also find out why everyone is responsible for selling. | Lew Sander, Consulting 101

CONSULTING JOBS

  • Tefen Consulting NYC office is currently hiring management consultants for client engagements in key industries and functional practice areas (strategy, operations, organizational design, etc). Learn More
  • Sia Partners is looking for Senior Consultant in Banking/Capital Markets/CIB to join their London office. Ideal candidates should have 4-6 years management consulting or project management in the banking industry. Learn More

About Consulting Quest

Consulting Quest is a global, performance-driven consulting platform founded in 2014 by former members of top 10 consulting firms with the objective of reinventing consultancy performance. With a worldwide presence and a range of proprietary performance measurement tools, we help companies navigate the consulting maze. We work with Consulting Clients to increase their performance through consulting and Consulting Providers to help them acquire new clients and to improve their performance.

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