2020 changed much of what we thought we knew about professional services delivery and consultancies are showing how resilient and adaptable they are. Many firms are looking to make lemons into lemonade, finding opportunities around corners and strengthening their business models against future disruption. At the same time, they’re also recalibrating: stepping back to evaluate the changing needs of the marketplace and positioning themselves to make the best decisions possible, both for the firm and their clients.
This webinar, hosted by Consulting Magazine, and sponsored by Kimble, featured a panel of experts from Kearney, Eagle Hill Consulting, and Kimble.
- Anticipating disruption
- Technology’s role in the reshuffling of the professional services deck
- Firms becoming more nimble and agile
- Finding opportunities in unexpected places
- Anticipating demand and allocating resources
- Better decision making, and transformation
Partner | Kearney
Vidisha Suman is a partner with Kearney’s Digital Transformation practice. She has over 15 years of industry and consulting experience in the digital space, helping leading companies navigate the complex journey to become digitally enabled and position themselves for growth through digital. She has worked extensively across North America, Europe, India, Japan, and Australia with leading high-tech and asset-intensive companies.
She strongly believes that engaged women leaders are fundamental to Kearney’s commercial success. With the objective of mentoring women, she founded, and continues to lead, the [email protected] advisory board at Kearney with senior client executives operating in the digital and technology space. Her accomplishments were recognized with the Future Leader award from Consulting Magazine in 2019.
Co Founder | Kimble
Mark is a thought leader in the services industry, a serial entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience. A co-founder of Kimble Applications in 2010, he has spent a great deal of time over the last decade advising the leaders of hundreds of services businesses and focusing on the challenges they face in a competitive industry.
Having begun his career as a management consultant, Mark went to work for Oracle Corporation in the early 90s and witnessed first-hand their rise from start-up to software giant. In 1997, with no external investment, Mark founded Fulcrum Solutions and in just under three years it reached 200 staff, with offices in Edinburgh, Manchester, London, and New York. Following the successful sale of Fulcrum, Mark co-founded a second consulting business, Edenbrook, this time with external investment. At the time of its acquisition in 2009 by Hitachi, Edenbrook had reached over 500 people based in the UK and India.
Partner | Eagle Hill Consulting
Jonathan earned a BA from Princeton University and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Jonathan oversees Eagle Hill’s Boston Market and all of the firm’s engagements across the Northeastern US. A former Partner at both Oliver Wyman and Mercer, Jonathan brings nearly 30 years of consulting experience across the strategy & people domains. He has partnered with a wide variety of clients to understand business challenges and align strategy and human capital needs to advance the capabilities and careers of his clients’ people. Jonathan lived and worked in Hong Kong for 17 years, where he held leadership positions including CEO for Mercer Greater China and Chairman, MMC Companies for Hong Kong.