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Strategic Transformation in European Food - Why and How

Strategic Transformation in European Food - Why and How

Christine Delivanis

June 2015

Times are tough in the European food sector, plagued by industry overcapacity, consumer price sensitivity, grocery price wars, and retailer pressure on manufacturers’ economics.  But taking six practical steps will help food and drink manufacturers find a path back to value creation.


Leading Through The Oil Glut

Leading Through The Oil Glut

David Roxby

April 2015

One simple idea has driven Oil and Gas strategies for the last decade. Now, with the industry facing a supply glut, and expectations this will last for several years, it is time for a new approach. David Roxby discusses the options available, beyond cost cutting, and why some strategies work better than others


The Digital Wealth Management Imperative

The Digital Wealth Management Imperative

Srini Venkateswaran

Contributing Author:  Kira Dubas

March 2015

Following the financial crisis, there is a wave of new startups that are trying to redefine or refresh traditional models of wealth management.  Their services are priced to sell, and traditional firms have not been able to deliver the quality of customer experience of these startups.  While some startups have been able to grow to a modest level relatively quickly, the question is whether they will be able to sustain this rapid pace of growth, and what more can traditional players do.


Redefining Winning in E&P

Redefining Winning in E&P

Neal Kissel

December 2014

How do you run an E&P company to satisfy investor demands for stable returns, in an inherently risky and cyclical industry? New sources of supply make portfolio decisions and shape increasingly important. Neal Kissel discusses a new approach to winning in E&P through better portfolio strategy.

 

 


Making Better Technology Investments in Oil Sands

Making Better Technology Investments in Oil Sands

Joanne McCollum, David Roxby

September 2014

Ramping up your investment in innovation and technology is a logical response to increasingly complex and marginal – but potentially huge - oil and gas projects.  And the numbers confirm it: despite the recession, overall R&D spending by oil and companies has jumped by several billion dollars in the last 5 years as national oil companies and independents have piled in. Yet chief executives cite “making technology work” as one of the hardest challenges of the industry. In this article, we highlight what oil sands operators – as owners of the largest volumes of marginal barrels and growing investors in technology – are doing to improve their odds of success.


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