Innovation, Amsterdam and an arena: How KPMG teams excel at transformations and technology

After KPMG highlighted the firm’s relationship with Johan Cruijff Arena in Amsterdam at a recent analyst event, TBR requested a follow-up discussion to better understand how the innovation team at the arena had been excelling at many of the key characteristics TBR has identified in consultancies’ and IT services vendors’ innovation and transformation centers around […]

PwC accelerates SaaS strategy as latest round of solutions aim to solve marketers’ business challenges

In a series of conversations with PwC leaders during the past quarter, TBR learned more about the company’s growing products portfolio, including PwC Customer Link and PwC Media Intelligence, in addition to receiving an update on PwC’s CMO advisory practice. TBR spoke with Brian Morris, Customer Analytics and Marketing lead overseeing PwC Customer Link, and […]

IT Services and Digital Transformation: Insights from TBR’s Professional Services team

Digital transformation amplifies IT services market trends As vendors branch out from traditional revenue bases, enabling innovation drives investments in sustainability services, product engineering and supply chain optimization. While cloud continues to be the main technology driving digital transformation investments, buyer-vendor relationships are entering the next phase, where parties must account for new ways of […]

Accountability comes for decarbonization: KPMG’s Climate Accounting Infrastructure

Are you really cutting carbon emissions? Not a day goes by without a new sustainability announcement, whether an offering or an acquisition or a commitment to becoming carbon neutral by 202X. Last month McKinsey & Co. announced a new sustainability practice built on an early 2021 acquisition (of U.K.-based Vivid Economics), and earlier this month […]

Management consulting and innovation centers: 3Q21 insights from TBR’s IT Services team

With the gradual shift to in-person engagements, clients have been challenging management consultancies to deliver more value and deliver change more quickly. Join Patrick Heffernan, Kelly Lesiczka and John Croll for an in-depth and exclusive discussion on 2021 expectations for both the management consulting market and vendors’ innovation and transformation centers. Mark your calendars for […]

Innovation delivered at scale shapes the course of KPMG’s next chapter

Relying on strong governance capabilities to bridge relationships between IT and business will enable KPMG to drive new opportunities in the ESG domain With KPMG CEO Bill Thomas kicking off the two-day Global Analyst Day it was evident that KPMG’s approach to clients’ changing business models due to COVID-19 has compelled the firm to also […]

EY maintains track record of accurately forecasting and then delivering on the future of blockchain

Paul Brody reiterates past predictions and paints the picture of what he sees on the horizon It is difficult not to come away from a Paul Brody dissertation on blockchain more excited and optimistic about the transformative power of the technology than when you went in. Compounding the difficulty with taking a contrarian view of […]

Think global, act local: Huawei’s digital transformation services

More than hardware and networking: Huawei does digital transformations In the massive and confusing landscape of the digital transformation market, Huawei’s brand centers around hardware and telecommunications — essential, though unexciting, components. Beyond the brand, Huawei has been delivering digital services and engaging with enterprises on their digital transformations in the company’s home market of […]

Maritime ports serve as a natural test bed for blockchain ecosystems

Testing smart city concepts, technologies and operations in a semi-confined setting As detailed in TBR’s most recent Digital Transformation: Blockchain Market Landscape, maritime ports present an intriguing test bed for blockchain technology, given three intertwined elements essential to successful blockchain adoption. First, ports rest at the center of a diverse ecosystem, with players engaging directly […]