PA Consulting Group: Artificial intelligence, real value


Science fiction writer William Gibson famously said that "the future is already here – it's just not very evenly distributed". He could easily have been describing the current state of AI and automation. While some companies are wholly built around machine learning, and sectors like financial services and online retail have used it for decades, others are still only scratching the more

PA Consulting Group: What’s on at Disruption Summit Europe 2017


Tuesday 5th of September will see the launch of the inaugural Disruption Summit Europe hosted by D/SRUPTION in partnership with PA Consulting Group. Throughout the day, speakers representing some of Europe’s leading organisation and most innovative startups will take to the stage. . . here’s what to look forward to:read more

PA Consulting Group: Roger Federer and the art of Agile


Strategy expert at PA Consulting Group, Alan Treadgold writes an opinion article for Brand Quarterly in which he shares his insights on what we can learn from the tennis star, Roger Federer when it comes to implementing an Agile business more

PA Consulting Group: The future of work is already here


The future of work is not a destination we’re heading towards. It’s somewhere we’ve already arrived at. Everything we’ve taken for granted about work is changing; the ways in which we forge a career, commute and learn, who we work with and how long we work for are all being more

PA Consulting Group: Was WannaCry the wake-up call for global IT security?


Ken Allan, security expert at PA Consulting Group shares his insights on the recent WannaCry ransomware which brought global systems to a standstill. The article notes that Friday May 12 may be seen as a turning point for global IT security – the date when the Wannacry ransomware code infected more than 200,000 computers in 150 countries in the space of a few days. read more

PA Consulting Group: Retail is having to re-imagine itself. And fast.


The changing nature of the consumer. The power of social influencers on buying behaviour. Sustainability. Corporate transparency. Localisation. The increasing role technology and innovation will play across the retail and consumer packaged goods landscape. And of course, Brexit. These were the topics on the agenda when over 800 retail and consumer goods executives came together at the Consumer Goods Forum Annual Summit for three days in more

PA Consulting Group: Is succession planning dead?


The figures are in. 50% of occupations will be redundant by 2025, 47% of all jobs could be automated in the next 20 years and 44% of CEOs are dissatisfied with succession planning. So this begs the question – is succession planning dead?read more

PA Consulting Group: Why now is the time to appoint a chief agility officer


Most organisations now accept there is a need for greater business agility – to be able to respond to change in an effective and dynamic way, to increase the level of experimentation to trial new offerings more easily and to unlock their employees’ potential. However, organisational inertia is significant. The bureaucratic burden of established control mechanisms and governance all too often gets in the way and stifles the innovation more