This article from Carlo Palmieri on the future of self-driving cars was written more than a few years ago, but does it forecast the near future? The Internet of Things is a reality and it is going to permeate our daily lives even more in the near future. From Smart Homes to Wearables and Connected […]

Nathan Pamart shares the latest Climate Tech podcast in his series that interviews people from the companies leading the global race to decarbonisation. In this episode, you are going to learn about a company building a marketplace to help building owners get to net zero by helping them measure their energy footprint, and fund certified […]


Ushma Pandya shares a report on legislative updates for New York State waste disposal. We continue to see federal, state, and local activity related to waste reduction and diversion. We provide the below as a recap of the major legislation (passed and pending) that is of interest, primarily in NYC and NY State but also […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome James Anderson. A summery of James’ experience follows: “I am currently a freelance consultant and trainer, with a focus on leadership development and strategy in healthcare, health data and research. I am also a qualified executive coach. From 2016 to 2021, I was a Senior Principal in IQVIA Real World […]

In this article, Sohil Parekh turns his focus to healthcare and the challenges faced by people with rare diseases and their families.  We stood under bright blue skies in Boston’s Fort Point neighborhood. The late Spring sun shone down on us. The morning seemed colder than it was as a light breeze blew in from […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Pam Fox Rollin with IdeaShape.  Pam Fox Rollin, MBA coaches senior executives and top teams in Silicon Valley and globally. Pam guides technology, biopharma, and healthcare organizations to succeed in strategic transformation, executive development, leadership development, and culture change. She works with public companies, PE-backed companies, scale-ups, and NGOs. She […]


In this article, Tirrell Payton identifies common issues faced by product managers and how to fix them.  “Hi, I’m Tirrell. Thanks a lot for taking the time to chat with me about what you need and how I might be able to help. So tell me, what is the problem you’re trying to solve?” “We […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Michel Henri Philippart with Sourcing Plus. Michel has more than 30 years of experience in strategic supplier relations management and procurement. He holds a DBA from Paris Dauphine “Thesis: Managing Suppliers as an Intangible Resource to Contribute to the Creation and Sustainability of Competitive Advantages: A Resource Based Approach” (2016), […]


Edgar Perez shares examples of business success from major companies by employing a forward-looking business approach to gain the competitive advantage.  “I skate to where the puck is going to be, not to where it has been” Wayne Gretzky, widely regarded as one of the greatest ice hockey players of all time, credited his father […]

If you are running complex initiatives, your biggest challenge is usually aligning action across various teams to deliver results as planned. What can you do to make your plans more sticky? Drawing from her expertise as an Executive Coach and Strategist, Pam Fox Rollin lays out 5 tips on how to make plans real. Act […]


Martin Pergler shares an article on interviewing experts to ensure best results. Building strategic or financial planning models invariably involves agreeing on forward-looking estimates for crucial assumptions using #expertinsight, sometimes as single-point estimates, sometimes as multiple #scenarios, and sometimes as (approximate) probability distributions. Unfortunately, the way experts are interviewed often significantly limits the information gained […]


Susan Meier shares corporate (and life) advice wrapped up in memory. After 75 years of frowning at fish, my father shocked me by booking an omakase sushi lunch for his birthday. My dad had always been a steakhouse guy, a meat-and-potatoes man. Over the years, I’d tried to get him to eat fish, to no […]