Demand for digitization to support European economies drives IT services vendor investment

Dramatic need to shift to contactless payments Prior to the pandemic, demand for digitization services and deals in the European financial, public and retail verticals grew at a generous rate. Europe-focused vendors covered by TBR, including Accenture (NYSE: ACN), Atos (Nasdaq: ATOS), Capgemini, Deloitte and T-Systems, consistently expanded services and contracts surrounding related capabilities, such […]

Know your consultancy: EY’s FinCrime practice and the future of compliance

Be the frictionless provider of FinCrime services Ron Giammarco, leader of EY Global FinCrime Managed Services, described EY’s foundational principles for the financial crime practice in both technology and business model terms, noting that the firm has been committed to making every new offering cloud-native, but still deployable on premises. EY’s FinCrime practice, which was […]

Atos firing on all cylinders as it overcomes COVID-19 headwinds and expands in North America

Building industry-specialized expertise increases Atos’ value proposition around delivering business outcomes to clients While Atos’ (Nasdaq: ATOS) revenue growth and profitability in 2020 were negatively affected by the pandemic, the crisis pushed the company to strengthen its focus on clients and industries. Atos is working with clients to enable business continuity, such as by facilitating […]

Complexity and trust: EY’s evolving approach to risk

Internal risk professionals may have the best internal intelligence Setting the stage for changes at EY and in the broader market, Frank Leenders, EY’s Digital & Innovation lead based in the Netherlands, explained that the firm helps clients “reframe the future” and focus on “trusted transformation,” which comes through six different lenses: Investor Trust, Organizational […]

EY Blockchain Asia: The revolution starts now

EY’s blockchain world EY’s Asia-Pacific Blockchain Summit started with the firm’s Global Blockchain leader, Paul Brody, making three clear points. First, EY is committed to China and to the region, seeing huge potential for blockchain growth. Second, EY is committed to public blockchain as the long-term solution for most business and governments. Third, Brody’s concept […]

PwC Australia: Trending in all the right directions

New realities lead to improved skills in engaging and delivering remotely To start the session, Mohamed Kande, PwC vice chair and U.S. and global advisory leader, made two key points, which echoed throughout the rest of the session. First, Kande noted that after seven months of working through a pandemic, PwC had honed its skills […]

Hybrid, ecosystems and industry clouds shape the future for consulting, IT services and digital transformation

Join Patrick M. Heffernan and members of TBR’s Professional Services and Digital Transformation teams as they explore three developing trends: the evolution of hybrid consulting, new ways of partnering across a changing IT services ecosystem and the return of industry clouds. Additionally, the teams will review 2020 performance and strategies of key players in the […]

EY 2021: Hybrid and omnipresent

TBR perspective A few years ago in a wide-ranging discussion, TBR analysts and EY executives considered the future consulting business model, noting how most industries had been fundamentally disrupted by technology while consulting had seemingly remained unchanged. Fast forward to the current pandemic, and EY clearly anticipated where consulting was headed: hybrid engagements, delivered in-person […]