If education is on your mind or part of your business, this article from Yuri Narciss may stimulate conversation on common points of controversy. I have worked in the education sector for the last three years as a member of the Global Executive Team of Study Group in charge of marketing and sales. Joining from […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Nikolay Hovhannisyan. Nikolay has a strong background in analytics, data science, and utilizing data and modeling to support business goals and processes. He recently held the position of Head of Credit Portfolio Risk at City National Bank, where he led a team of analytics and data specialists in delivering data […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Benjamin Becker.  Ben spent two years at McKinsey based out of Taiwan serving clients across the Greater China Region. Afterwards, he stayed in Asia to help run procurement and supply chain strategy at Dell before moving back to California in 2016. He has since run strategy and operations teams in […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Susanne Michelle Gruda with SMG Ventures. Susie has spent the last several years in venture capital and family offices helping to scale portfolio companies and advise on ventures investment decisions. She has also led fundraising ($100M+) for an investment fund and 6 portfolio combines. She has a deep understanding in […]

Edgar Perez shares an article on quantum computing, what it is and how it works, the challenges faced and future impact on society. What is quantum computing? Quantum computing is a powerful technology that uses quantum mechanical phenomena, such as superposition and entanglement, to perform computations that are beyond the reach of today’s classical computers. […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Jose Antonio Bachiller.  Jose spent five years at Booz & Co, working out of the Madrid and London offices for clients in Western Europe and the Americas. His experience at Booz & Co was mainly on the Telecommunications and Automotive industries, with a functional focus on customer analytics, product portfolio […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Gerardo Alvarez-Franyutti with Alfatti. Gerardo Alvarez-Franyutti started Alfatti in 2018, an advisory network focused on strategy, creativity and maximizing potential across international markets. Previous to this he was a VP at Orbia, an industrial multinational. Earlier in his career he worked at Egon Zehnder, Microsoft, McKinsey and Procter & Gamble […]

In this article, Gerardo Alvarez-Franyutti explores the pros and cons of following the herd when it comes to making business decisions. “When Harvard MBAs flock to an industry, it’s a sign that it’s about to collapse” – Bill Sahlman, 2000 When approaching a toll road station, have you noticed how people tend to queue in […]

In this article, Barry Horwitz highlights the value of risk and how to track trends that may foreshadow problems. In the early weeks of March, many in the tech sector were surprised and distressed by the sudden collapse of a once-great institution, Silicon Valley Bank (SVB). Founded in 1983, it was the 16th largest bank […]

Eli Diament  shares an article that identifies how market research can be used to inform and improve business strategies. Primary market research and B2B surveys are a crucial tool for business strategy and decision making. Done well, they provide data-driven insights into market dynamics, new sources of growth, customer and competitor behaviors, and the drivers […]

In this article, Martin Pergler explains why timing is so important when applying risk insights to strategic decision-making. Why timing is everything when it comes to effective risk management There is much discussion over how institutions should do risk management. In addition to who should be doing it, what is it (risk management… even risk […]

Stephen Redwood explores the role of AI in today’s media landscape and how, now more than ever, the talk and walk of leaders within organizations is critical in building and sustaining trust. AI AND CHATGPT3 HAVE RUNG THE WARNING BELLS – YOU MAY DELAY, BUT TIME WILL NOT According to analysis by Statista in 2021 […]