2015 Industry Trends

See what opportunities and challenges lie ahead for your company in 2015 and beyond.

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The 2014 Global Innovation 1000 Study

For the 10th year, Strategy& analyzed R&D investment at the 1,000 biggest-spending public companies in the world, and examined changes in innovation over the past decade and what companies expect in the 10 years to come. find out more >

Top 20 R&D spenders 2005–2014

Explore the 20 biggest R&D spenders in each of the past ten years. view more >


SoundBite: Single biggest technology issue facing companies today

It’s time to stop wasting money and start your company’s digital transformation. Chris Vollmer, Managing Director of Strategy& Digital Services, explains how to start using digital to fuel your company’s growth today.

 

Strategy&: Changing the game for our clients

Strategy& combines Booz & Company’s legacy of practical strategy with the experience, breadth, and depth of the PwC network to form the first truly strategy-through-execution consulting firm.

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A career at Strategy& brings a world of possibilities

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February 17, 2015  
Today’s airports are coming under increasing pressure to deliver profit in spite of growing complexity across their business. They now need to focus their operating expenses and investments on the capability areas that matter most. Read about the challenges and the opportunities in our latest report: "Airport operators quest for efficiency."
February 9, 2015  
We’re pleased to launch the first Strategy& Foresight newsletter of 2015. Explore the new issue, featuring a curated collection of our latest and greatest thought leadership chosen by our CEO Cesare Mainardi.
February 3, 2015  
Paul Leinwand, Senior Partner at Strategy&, discusses the emergence of the supercompetitor, new type of company that changes the very dynamics of its business environment. He also explores the role of M&A as a growth driver for these organizations.
January 20, 2015  
How are chief executives thinking about growth in a world without boundaries? Find out in PwC’s latest annual CEO survey.
November 11, 2014  
Our study ranks the 50 largest publicly held business-to-business suppliers of digitization-related products, services, and infrastructure. This year, cloud computing, digital fabrication, and the "Internet of things" are transforming how companies build and manage their IT.
October 30, 2014  
There is indeed a wearable future ahead, one that can dramatically alter the landscape of society and business as we know it — and it’s right around the corner. This PwC study, featuring insights from Matt Egol, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer for Strategy&’s Digital Services, looks at some of the strengths and opportunities for wearable tech.
October 14, 2014  
Strategy& and INSEAD recently collaborated to research the link between demand analytics and commercial performance. Our findings show that companies with leading demand analytics capabilities demonstrated higher commercial performance levels.
October 7, 2014  
Holiday shopping spend is forecasted to be down in 2014 as shoppers remain cautious, according to a new PwC U.S. and Strategy& report, 2014 Holiday Outlook: Top trends, consumer behaviors and implications for retailers, based on a survey of more than 2,200 shoppers nationwide.
August 12, 2014  
PwC was named a leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Strategy Consulting Services 2014 Vendor Assessment report. According to the report, "clients indicate they consider PwC to be better than many of its peers at maximizing the value of a project and integrating its project team with the client's."
June 11, 2014  
The June cover story of Consulting magazine features Strategy& CEO Cesare Mainardi and Strategy& Chairman/PwC’s Global Head of Consulting Tony Poulter explaining the exciting future of the newest consulting juggernaut.
April 29, 2014  
This is the 14th year that Strategy& has examined CEO successions and success among the world’s top 2,500 public companies. This year we focused particularly on women CEOs over the last 10 years.
April 23, 2014  
Executives disclose their companies have significant shortcomings when it comes to developing and executing strategy, according to a Strategy& survey of 501 executives at companies around the world with revenues of $500 million to more than $10 billion.
January 15, 2014  
Our most recent wealth insight looks at the prospects for the global wealth management industry in 2014/15. While prospects for wealth management have improved significantly over the last twelve months, wealth managers must learn new rules quickly and adapt their playbook accordingly.
 
Is your company ready for growth? Take our easy-to-use 5-minute interactive profiler to determine your company’s Fit for Growth Index score, see how it compares to competitors, and receive tailored recommendations for improving your company’s performance.
 
History is teeming with large, complex, one-off projects that are late and over budget. Over the past two decades, Strategy& has worked directly with more than 150 projects spanning industry, size, and phase of development to initiate, assess, build capability, and successfully guide lthese projects.
 
As the healthcare industry moves towards a more consumer-centric, value-based model, we at Strategy& see bundled care, if executed correctly, as offering the greatest potential to transform the industry. Strategy&’s construct, HeALS (Healthy, Acute, and Long-term Solutions), represents a wholesale transformation in care delivery.
 
Strategy&'s Trade Promotion Excellence (TPE) team offers clients the ability to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of their trade promotion operations. This dedicated team is comprised of experts who bring significant practical experience and expertise to bear in helping consumer products companies improve their trade operations.

 

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A large regional health system set an ambitious goal of achieving a 20% reduction on its $500 million cost base for centralized and facility-based support functions. Strategy& helped the leadership team identify up to $120 million in annual savings and $13 million in margin improvement.
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A leading international telecom company, in anticipation of its expansion into eight international markets, was looking for a more strategic and systematic approach to allocating its marketing spend across geographies. Find out how we helped design its systems, dashboards, and analytics.
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In September 2005, the Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Michael Mullen, challenged his acquisition community to reduce Virginia-class submarine construction costs by 20%. See how Strategy& streamlined design costs for a large U.S. nuclear shipbuilder.

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