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More companies are appointing a Chief Digital Officer to join their C-suite – but are they doing it quickly enough?
14 December, 2015 –Only 6 percent of the world’s top 1500 companies have appointed a Chief Digital Officer (CDO) to oversee the digital transformation of their business, but their ranks are growing, according to the results of a new study about the role from Strategy&, PwC’s strategy consulting business. read more >

Asia becomes the top region for corporate R&D spend, according to the 2015 Global Innovation 1000 Study, from Strategy&, PwC’s Strategy Consulting Business
New York, October 27, 2015 – Asia has become the top destination for corporate R&D spend in 2015, accounting for 35% of total in-region R&D, including both domestic and imported R&D. This places Asia ahead of North America and Europe, who dropped to third, in a complete reversal from 2007 when Europe was the previous leader. This is according to the newly released 2015 Global Innovation 1000 Study, from Strategy&, PwC’s strategy consulting business, which uniquely examined the R&D footprint of 207 of the world’s largest corporate R&D spenders. read more >

Companies put growth at top of their agenda, but most executives doubt current efforts will yield needed results
New York, NY, July 28, 2015 – Growth is a priority at nearly every company today. But most executives don’t have a clear view of how their companies will meet growth targets. read more >

Competition intensifies for UK used car providers as digitisation boosts price transparency and squeezes margins
London, May 15, 2015 – The UK’s used car market will need to undergo considerable change to keep up with buyers and sellers who are increasingly moving online allowing them access to greater information and pricing transparency prior to making a car purchase or sale, according to a report released today by global management consulting firm Strategy&, a member of the PwC network of firms. read more >

PwC recognized with two Rising Stars of the Profession Awards by Consulting magazine
New York, NY, April 17, 2015 – PwC US today announced two winners for Consulting magazine’s 2015 “Rising Stars of the Profession” award which recognizes talented individuals under the age of 35 for their outstanding contributions to the consulting profession. read more >

World Economic Forum release: The digital poverty holding back global growth and development
Geneva, Switzerland, 15 April 2015 – The world’s developing and emerging economies are failing to exploit the potential of information and communications technologies (ICTs) to drive social and economic transformation and catch up with more advanced nations, according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Information Technology Report 2015 published today. read more >

A forced CEO turnover costs a large company $1.8B more in shareholder value than a planned turnover, according to Strategy& research
New York, NY, April 14, 2015 – CEO turnovers at big public companies are inevitable and rarely easy. But what is the cost? read more >

PwC Named Leader in Worldwide Digital Enterprise Strategy Consulting Services in IDC MarketScape Report
New York, NY, March 31, 2015 – PwC was named a leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Digital Enterprise Strategy Consulting Services 2015 report. According to the report, “PwC is seen as the most capable of all firms in the digital enterprise strategy consulting space in a number of areas: capturing and leveraging data from clients or internal processes, improving accessibility of information resources internally or for customers, leveraging product or service content, and aligning digital presence with corporate brand.” read more >

Now more than ever airport operators need to focus on their key capabilities or risk being left behind
London, February 17, 2015 – Today’s airports are coming under increasing pressure to deliver profit in spite of growing complexity across their business, according to a report released today by global management consulting firm Strategy&, a member of the PwC network of firms. read more >

Strategy& provides forecasts for 16 major industries in 2015 and beyond
New York, NY, January 27, 2015 – Strategy&, part of the PwC network, has released its annual outlook on the major trends shaping 16 different industries. read more >