2016 Global Innovation 1000

2016 Global Innovation 1000

The 12th edition of the study focuses on the mix of R&D spend and the shift from physical product-based solutions towards software and service solutions.
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Strategy That Works

Our new book, published by Harvard Business Review Press, reveals five practices for closing the strategy-to-execution gap used by today’s winning companies.

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2016 Industry Perspectives

Strategy&'s annual collection of industry perspectives addresses major trends, challenges, and opportunities for companies to consider in 2016 and beyond.

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Connected car report 2016
The race to build the fully connected car, and ultimately the completely autonomous vehicle, is already under way. Who will cross the finish line successfully, and where exactly that finish line is, remains to be seen.
The era of digitized trucking
The advent of the digital truck will completely transform how freight is transported on the world’s highways. New technologies will enable trucks to move guided by a wealth of information from transportation infrastructure and other vehicles ─ this will improve utilisation through remote maintenance, increase efficiency, and boost safety.
The marketer's dilemma
The media and marketing ecosystem is being reconfigured and transformed by digital developments. Our latest study explores what's to come and how companies can thrive in the new landscape.
Only the innovative survive
Growth in retail is no longer dependent solely on the quality of the product, the loyalty of the customer, or past success. In this report we examine the European retail scene with fresh data from the Netherlands, Britain, France, and Germany.
Catalyst or threat?
The state of financial services digitization in the European market and how financial services institutions should adapt to a new Payments Services Directive (PSD2) that will regulate third party payment providers and foster innovation across Europe.
Strategy& European Banking Outlook 2016
European banks need to drastically transform their business models to become sustainably profitable and earn their costs of equity. Read three innovative strategic options for what traditional banks could become in this report.
The right CDO for your company's future
Recently, no other C-suite role has generated more interest than that of the Chief Digital Officer (CDO), but finding the match for each company’s needs is a challenge.
2015 CEO Success study
This is the 16th year that Strategy& has examined CEO changes among the world’s top 2,500 public companies. This year, we focus on outsider CEOs and the circumstances in which they are being hired.
SoundBite: Why strategy matters
Cesare Mainardi and Paul Leinwand provide a practical guide for using capabilities to build your company’s engine for growth.
Deals That Win
Twelve years of data show that mergers and acquisitions that apply or enhance capabilities produce superior returns. See for yourself what the benefits are in conducting deals that are capabilities-driven.

For years, strategies have been developed all over the world that look great on paper, but don’t thrive in the real world. We have a different approach to strategy. It starts with what your company is uniquely good at and draws on your greatest strengths.

It builds in execution from day one and every day thereafter, so there’s never a gap between the strategy and its execution. It shapes your future and positions your company to succeed as markets change.

This defines what we do at Strategy&.

#StrategyThatWorks

Working together to plan and execute EPM's unique growth journey
Our work helping to plan out and execute a growth strategy for Empresas Publicas de Medellin (EPM), a major South American multi-utility provider, shows how joint PwC and Strategy& teams are collaborating to solve complex problems and deliver great results for clients.
Transformative cost reduction for a regional health system
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.
U.S. Navy design for affordability
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.

Our clients and our work

Our heritage of working on clients’ toughest problems, combined with the breadth and depth of the PwC network, means that we deliver speed, certainty, and impact. Whether it’s devising a corporate strategy or building capabilities by transforming functions and business units, we’ll help you create the value you’re looking for.

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Connecting the world: Ten mechanisms for global inclusion

Prepared by Strategy& for Facebook in support of its Internet.org initiative, the ‘Connecting the world’ report identifies mechanisms that can accelerate Internet growth and drive universal inclusion.

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GCC private banking study 2015

2015 CEO Success study

This is the 16th year that Strategy& has examined CEO changes among the world’s top 2,500 public companies. This year, we focus on outsider CEOs and the circumstances in which they are being hired.

explore the study >

Strategy& creates strategy that works.

Strategy that starts with your greatest strengths and builds in execution at every step.

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Strategy That Works

Our new book, published by Harvard Business Review Press, reveals five practices for closing the strategy-to-execution gap used by today’s winning companies.

find out more >

2016 Industry Perspectives

Strategy&'s annual collection of industry perspectives addresses major trends, challenges, and opportunities for companies to consider in 2016 and beyond.

find out more >

 

Strategy That Works

For years, strategies have been developed all over the world that look great on paper, but don’t thrive in the real world. We have a different approach to strategy. It starts with what your company is uniquely good at and draws on your greatest strengths.

It builds in execution from day one and every day thereafter, so there’s never a gap between the strategy and its execution. It shapes your future and positions your company to succeed as markets change.

This defines what we do at Strategy&.

#StrategyThatWorks

 


What’s new

DeNovo FinTech Report
Banks enter the public cloud. Autonomous vehicles disrupt insurance companies. The evolution of digital identity solutions.​
The 2016 Global Innovation 1000
The 12th edition of the study focuses on the mix of R&D spend and the shift from physical product-based solutions towards software and service solutions.
Strategy That Works: A practical roadmap to success
"Strategy That Works" co-author, Paul Leinwand, brings to life some key concepts from the book, explaining how companies like Haier, CEMEX, and Adidas have succeeded over time.
Connected car report 2016
The race to build the fully connected car, and ultimately the completely autonomous vehicle, is already under way. Who will cross the finish line successfully, and where exactly that finish line is, remains to be seen.
The marketer's dilemma
The media and marketing ecosystem is being reconfigured and transformed by digital developments. Our latest study explores what's to come and how companies can thrive in the new landscape.
Payment for results - the new vogue
Strategy& Partners David Lancefield and Carlo Gagliardi are featured in the Harvard Business Review discussing the challenges and opportunities in payment-by-results.
DeNovo Q2 FinTech ReCap and Funding ReView
In this issue: $3 Trillion. Millennials. Blockchain. Funding down.
Navigating the transformation of the gas market
With a growing glut in globally tradable LNG, all industry players will need to adjust their operating models. But they can succeed by carving out a focused value proposition and developing the capabilities to deliver it.
Mergercast by Strategy&
In Mergercast 56 J.Neely, a principal with PwC US and Joerg Krings, a managing director with Strategy& Germany based in Munich, discuss the growing rationale for digital deal making, why, and the M&A challenges when these companies get together.
Strategy That Works: Five Acts to Transform Your Future
In order to build a strategy actually built to execute, you need to do the opposite of what most companies do.
Strategy That Works: The book
Learn more about strategy that works in the new book written by Strategy& and published by Harvard Business Review Press.

 

Our people

Strategy&'s professionals around the globe have helped many of the world’s leading institutions solve some of their toughest problems, and capture their greatest opportunities. Our people are committed to our clients’ success, focused on helping you achieve essential advantage.

Paul Leinwand
Paul Leinwand is Global Managing Director, Capabilities-Driven Strategy and Growth, at Strategy&. He is the coauthor of several books, including Strategy That Works: How Winning Companies Close the Strategy-to-Execution Gap (HBR Press, 2016).
Fadi Majdalani is the leader of Strategy&'s Engineered Products and Services practice in the Middle East. His work has included strategy-based transformation programs for regional airlines, national postal operators, and railway operators.
John Plansky
John Plansky is an expert in the restructuring of the global Information Technology function to enhance value for financial institutions and leads projects for clients in the financial services industry.
Barry Jaruzelski
Barry Jaruzelski specializes in corporate and product strategy and the transformation of core innovation processes for high technology and industrial clients. He was singled out as one of Consulting magazine's Top 25 Consultants of 2013.
Vinay Couto
Vinay Couto leads global shared services and outsourcing advisory work, specializing in transformations. He has worked with clients across a variety of industries and is a three-time recipient of Strategy&'s Professional Excellence Award.
Christopher Vollmer focuses on developing digital businesses and innovative user experiences for leading companies across media, technology and consumer marketing. He was named a top 10 global digital marketing influencer by Forbes Insights and Appinions.
Earl Simpkins is a Partner in Strategy&’s Energy, Chemicals, and Utilities practice. His expertise includes corporate and business-unit strategy, regulatory strategy, performance management and strategy-based transformation.

 

Client impact

Our heritage of working on clients’ toughest problems, combined with the breadth and depth of the PwC network, means that we deliver speed, certainty, and impact. Whether it’s devising a corporate strategy or building capabilities by transforming functions and business units, we’ll help you create the value you’re looking for.

Working together to plan and execute EPM's unique growth journey
Our work helping to plan out and execute a growth strategy for Empresas Publicas de Medellin (EPM), a major South American multi-utility provider, shows how joint PwC and Strategy& teams are collaborating to solve complex problems and deliver great results for clients.
Transformative cost reduction for a regional health system
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.
U.S. Navy design for affordability
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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Please explore our extensive coverage of business strategy, organizational leadership, and the trends underneath everyday business news headlines. Our purpose is to illuminate the complex choices that leaders face — in corporate strategy, marketing, operations, human capital, public presence, governance, and other domains — and the impact of their decisions.