This short post from Nora Ghaoui reveals how a digital strategy that starts at the bottom is the best way to achieve top-down transformation.  I want to share the story of the Philips digital strategy to illustrate a point that I have observed: A top-down transformation only gains momentum after bottom-up initiatives have reached their […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Iain Paine with Silver Ridge Advisors. Iain is a senior operations, technology and program management leader with more than 20 years of experience in business transformation. He specializes in helping companies optimize their end-to-end business flows and operational processes to improve performance and scalability. Iain has worked with companies of […]

Tony Zheng shares an article that explores how to leverage back office operations to improve business performance. Efficient back office operations serve as the backbone of any successful business. While often operating behind the scenes, these essential functions are critical for smooth operations, productivity, and growth. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore the importance […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Jessica Madsen.  Jessica is an experienced tech executive with expertise in eCommerce, general management and product development. Most recently, Jessica spent 4 years as the global general manager of Wayfair’s customer loyalty and CRM program, where she led a team of 100 in building the tech platform, data science models […]

If your consulting firm doesn’t receive the referrals it should, this article from David A. Fields identifies key steps you can take to gain more referrals and increase your client base.  Most of your consulting firm’s business comes from referrals. Sure, inbound leads inspired by your marketing are great; however, leads who have been introduced […]

Kedar Gharpure shares an article on the full range of digital technology benefits for B2B. Covid19 lockdown is forcing business leaders to reflect on future-proofing their businesses so they can continue to serve their customers more effectively now, and even if another disruption were to occur. Digital capabilities are an important enabler of such future […]

In this insightful article, Indranil Ghosh shares a quick review of building civilization, how the focus and values have changed, and how we can move forward with 7 Principles of Prosperity. It began, anthropologists tell us, with the pig. From the beginning of human history, humans hunted meat and gathered grains, berries and the other […]

Priyanka Ghosh shares a case study on leading an executive team coaching and development program. SITUATION The Middle-Eastern unit of global energy company was facing a challenging period due to a slump in the business cycle combined with frictions in its Leadership Team. As the Middle East business had grown, the Leadership Team had expanded […]

In this article, Davide Gronchi highlights the importance of mindset in business. In my past 10 years spent optimizing the design of industrial investments, I have come across a broad variety of situations with many differences and few commonalities. From 20 to 20,000 mio USD in value, from tiny vaccines molecules to 800t mining excavators, […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Sahil Bhandari.  A summary of Sahil’s experience follows. “22+ years of experience across global Financial services and FinTech (especially Banking and Wealth/Asset management). Extensive leadership and growth experience/track-record – UBS UK Operating / Executive Committee member, – Global Head of Alternatives Strategy & Biz Dev Focused on opportunities across FS/Fintech- […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Tony Zheng with OpsArmy.  Tony is a serial entrepreneur with a record of driving growth and innovation. He is the founder of OpsArmy, a talent marketplace, helping businesses hire international talent in roles like social media marketing, design, and content marketing. Previously, he was an early employee at a ventured […]

In this article, David Gross shares eight key steps to setting up an effective transformation office. Setting up the Transformation Office is an important step towards ensuring successful and sustainable change management. The Transformation Office is a dedicated team within an organization that is responsible for leading and executing change initiatives. The primary goal of […]