Business Strategy

FinTech: Headwinds or Windfall for Incumbents?

Guest post by Dean Nicolacakis, Principal, Co-leader FinTech Practice, PwC In the next five years the financial services industry will look unrecognizable. In fact, workers are worried about losing their jobs, according to a new survey. Due to the convergence of the financial services industry and technology—dubbed FinTech—more than 3,000 Certified Financial Analysts said asset […] MORE

June 02, 2016

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Industrial Manufacturers Digitize Operations to Compete

Guest post by Michael Kinder, PwC’s Strategy&; and Bobby Bono, US Industrial Manufacturing Leader, PwC Digital is dominating C-suite discussions of industrial manufacturers as management pushes to find new ways to grow revenue and disrupt markets. Our clients are rapidly turning to digital to redefine their business models. One client, a pump manufacturer, connects its […] MORE

May 19, 2016

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3 Strategies to Decrease IT Costs and Increase Business Impact

Guest post by Suheb Siddiqui and Chetan Shetty A veteran CIO recently said, “The last few months felt like I time traveled back to the 1980s. Business stakeholders are demanding the applications they want, designed the way they like, and at a speed dictated by their priorities.” He wasn’t talking about an AS400 based Cobol […] MORE

May 05, 2016

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Who’s in Charge of Digital?

Only 6% of companies have appointed a Chief Digital Officer to chart a course for digital transformation, according to PwC’s 2015 Chief Digital Officer Study. The problem isn’t the lack of CDOs, but the scarcity of digital leadership. Overhauling an organization for the digital age is a daunting task. This leader must oversee the transition […] MORE

January 19, 2016

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Digital Enterprise or Digital Front Office?

CIO Magazine’s latest State of the CIO report tells us that only 25% of 722 CIOs surveyed think that their IT organization is positioned as true business colleagues within the rest of their organizations.  This dismal positioning is consistent with PwC’s Digital IQ findings that show that only a quarter of companies put IT at […] MORE

January 06, 2014

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Businesses Banking on Breakthrough Innovation

Post co-authored by Rob Shelton, PwC’s Global Innovation Strategy Leader Last year if you asked a CEO what he or she is doing to achieve growth, the answer would have been investing in China. This year the answer is innovation. Business executives are banking on bold innovation to meet aggressive growth targets, so they are […] MORE

December 05, 2013

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What is a Digital Disruptor?

In the short time it takes to develop an app, digital disruptors can force well-established companies to change the way they do business. Even worse, they can put them out of business all together. Who are these digital disruptors? How do they think? What drives them? How do they pull off the coups they do? […] MORE

August 13, 2013

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Emerging Technology and Disruptive Technology - What’s the Difference?

Some people question my use of the word “emerging” to categorize technologies such as social, mobile, cloud, analytics, sensors and others.  They argue that these technologies are already here and aren’t emerging anymore.  Some suggest using “disruptive” to describe them instead.  Now is a good time to distinguish between these two labels and make sure […] MORE

June 13, 2013

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Is Your CIO Your CDO?

One analyst reports that by 2015 25% of companies will have a Chief Digital Officer (CDO) who resides outside of the IT department and is responsible for driving the digitization of research and development, marketing, customer service and the creation of new products and services. Before you create this new role and contact your favorite […] MORE

May 14, 2013

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Strong CIO, C-suite Relationships Drive Growth

Your ability as a CIO to cultivate strong relationships with your C-suite peers is paramount to your professional success in an environment where IT is expected to generate revenue and enhance the customer experience. But more than your career longevity is on the line. The profitability of your company is at stake. As part of […] MORE

February 13, 2013

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