INSIGHTS

A compilation of recent, high-quality business insights from our family of businesses that brings together some of the best ideas and stories on strategy, execution, leadership, reputation and talent.

 

Can Digital Technology Bolster US Competitiveness? The US should take a cue from Israel, India, and France – countries that approach digitization as a national priority, urges Cisco Chairman John Chambers. He argues these countries are better positioned to capitalize on the digital revolution and predicts the emergence of a new startup hub in Europe: The economic benefits (are) probably $19 trillion and what surprised me is actually we READ MORE>>

Raj Thangavelsamy, Vice President at SSA & Company, was quoted in a Salon article titled “Get off of my cloud: Dell’s $60 billion merger with EMC is all about challenging Amazon’s dominance of cloud computing,” on the complexity and competitiveness of the cloud computing industry. The article shares Raj’s thoughts about how companies like Dell, HP, and Oracle would have a hard time competing with Amazon READ MORE>>

John Watson at G100 As the second largest US oil company with operations on six continents, Chevron continues to manage massive investments in a way that creates value for both stakeholders and shareholders. How? A glowing profile of CEO John Watson offers some clues: At a time when Chevron, like the rest of the industry, is under financial strain, Mr. Watson is taking the unsentimental approach to improving READ MORE>>

Bob Silvers, Managing Director of Energy & Life Sciences at SSA & Company, was quoted in a MarketWatch article titled “Oil turns higher on report Iran may support crude-output freeze,” on oil prices and production. The article shares Bob’s thoughts about how OPEC cooperation on a production freeze remains difficult, particularly because some countries are increasing production on their own. Bob Silvers is Managing Director of Energy & READ MORE>>

Regenia Sanders, SSA’s Vice President of Supply Chain and Business Technology, was quoted in a Procurement Leaders Magazine article on the integration of robotics in supply chain. Regenia commented about how some of the most advanced companies in the business world, including Amazon, are already deploying robotic technologies. Regenia cites how Amazon invested more than $775m in acquiring Kiva Systems which supplies Amazon with robotics that can locate READ MORE>>

Nick Kramer, Senior Director of Data and Analytics at SSA & Company, was quoted in a Business News Daily article on the future of the internet of things (IoT). According to Nick, retailers were the earliest adopters of IoT, who continue to use it to better understand how consumers interact with their products. Now manufacturers are finding value in IoT for operations, by developing better practices and READ MORE>>

Bob Silvers, Managing Director of Energy and Life Sciences at SSA & Company, was quoted in a US News & World Report article titled “Waiting for Energy Stocks to Refuel,” on the impact of geopolitics on the energy market. Bob was quoted discussing OPEC’s difficulty in controlling oil prices with production restrictions in the current market. Bob Silvers is Managing Director of Energy and Life Sciences at READ MORE>>

Deb Henretta, Senior Advisor of SSA & Company, was interviewed on The Huffington Post’s Women in Business Q&A series with Laura Dunn. In her interview, Deb touches upon a number of areas important to women who want to further their careers, as well as the digital opportunity for today’s management. Deb discusses her role in leading P&G’s $14 Billion Asian business to “craft the development of the company’s READ MORE>>

SSA & Company Announces Strategic Partnership with Enterprise Analytics Provider InnovAccer to Solve Fundamental Business Challenges through Predictive Analytics NEW YORK, Aug. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — SSA & Company (SSA), a New York-based global management consulting firm, has announced a strategic partnership with enterprise analytics provider InnovAccer. The partnership, which includes an investment by SSA in InnovAccer, will combine SSA’s expertise in analytics-based operations improvement with InnovAccer’s leading integrated READ MORE>>

How to Motivate Emerging Leaders Build meaning with a focus on “service, growth, and communal success,” says author and management expert Jim Collins. He elaborates in a probing speech to the Global Leadership Summit. An excerpt: What can we do to reinforce the idea that we only succeed by helping each other? Over the years, Ben & Jerry’s earned a strong reputation for social mission. A wide-ranging interview with CEO Jostein READ MORE>>