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AGILE BUSINESS
MODELS

Are you well positioned with an agile
business and operating model in today’s
disruptive environment?


Businesses are experiencing unprecedented levels of disruption affecting the way in which they compete and operate. Traditional companies are stretched to their limit and struggling with the simultaneous drive for productivity, innovation and unprecedented customer engagement.


To meet and overcome these challenges, companies are being forced to embrace change as a constant, starting with their strategies and business models which are at the very core of their organizations.

THE WHY, WHAT AND HOW

Successful companies must align their strategy and vision (the why), business models (the what) and their operating models (the how). Future-oriented business and operating models are now a pre-requisite for success in the digital era.

FUTURE BUSINESS AND OPERATING MODELS

Key elements will shape the mindset, the structure and the economic viability of the organization. They include:

  • Ecosystems – Accelerating market-making solutions

  • Workforce – Unleashing passion, purpose and performance

  • Acquisitions – Flexibility and efficiency through modular building blocks such as ventures and acquisitions, and enablers like cloud and APIs.

CORNERSTONE OF FUTURE GROWTH: ECOSYSTEMS

Businesses must pursue innovative, agile business models to remain competitive and grow outside of their traditional core business—and many perceive ecosystems as a strong opportunity to do so.

OPERATING MODEL

OPERATE LIKE A DISRUPTOR

Established companies of tomorrow will look more like their smaller,
disruptive competitors of today. Changing the operating model is no small
feat,but is necessary for companies to achieve sustainable results
in an ever-changing world.

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS

M&A: FROM ART TO SCIENCE

With a surge in digitally related M&A, companies need to look closely
at the way they apply digital to the deal process—and beyond.

WORKFORCE

FUTURE IT WORKFORCE: MAKING IT WORK

Executives predict massive change ahead for the IT workforce.

THREE THINGS ECOSYSTEM MASTERS GET RIGHT

Businesses can use ecosystems to make strong market plays that drive disruptive growth.

ECOSYSTEMS

SCALING AN INSIGHTS FACTORY FOR B2B GROWTH

As B2B sales growth sputters, technology and communications companies must not only strengthen traditional services, but also launch new business models to secure sources of revenue.

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS

SWEETENING THE DEAL: DIGITIZING M&A

Historically, strategic M&A has been an art. Today’s dealmakers, however, are offered a market advantage that can add science to the mix.

OPERATING MODEL

BLOCKCHAIN IN MEDIA:
MORE THAN A ONE-HIT WONDER

Blockchain will redefine how traditional media and platform companies engage with their customers, partners and broader ecosystems – and will drive both revenue growth and cost reduction.

ECOSYSTEMS

OIL AND GAS: HOW DO YOU COMPETE WITH FREE?

Historically, oil and gas companies have used only a small fraction of the data at their disposal to make better decisions. That will change soon.

OPERATING MODEL

TACKLING THE COST OF A 5G BUILD

5G will fuel the next generation of business models—transforming how we work and play globally.

OPERATING MODEL

REVENUE GROWTH:
PERCEPTION OR REALITY?

For many business executives, rose-colored glasses are blurring the distinction between their revenue hopes and their organizations’ readiness to grow.

OPERATING MODEL

BETTER TO BEST: A NEW FOCUS ON B2B CX SPURS GROWTH

Nearly all B2B executives consider customer experience (CX) to be a critical factor for success yet, only 20 percent of B2B companies are distinguished as CX masters.

OPERATING MODEL

AI – A RETAIL GROWTH OPPORTUNITY HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT

Artificial Intelligence (AI), the combined use of intelligent technology and human ingenuity, is about to take the retail sector by storm.

OPERATING MODEL

THREE PLATFORMS DRIVING INDUSTRY X.0 IN HIGH TECH

By 2020, as many as 50 billion devices could be connected to the Internet of Things (IoT), including numerous industrial machines and manufacturing devices.

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS

BANKING M&A: THE DIGITAL FIX

As banks better incorporate digital into their operations, they also need to better incorporate digital into the M&A deals they are entering.

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS

USING ZBX TO POWER THE M&A MACHINE

Taking a clean-sheet, zero-based approach, ZBx helps companies identify non-working money to reinvest in growth.