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Umbrex is pleased to welcome Sonny Ali.  Sonny has over 20 years of track record of delivering shareholder value as management consultant (BCG, GHD) and CxO-accountable operating leadership roles (Microsoft, IBM, GHD, Engage, TransCapacity, et al) and numerous marque clients (Cisco, SAP, Samsung, Pandora, Intel, PE firms), etc. Sonny lives in Boston, Massachusetts with his wife and two teen-age children. Happy to collaborate on projects involving digital transformation, technology product/service strategy (SaaS, Software, IoT, AI, Hardware), innovation, incubation, partnership, and…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Paul Sims with Agile, Inc.  Paul is a Harvard MBA and former Boston Consulting Group consultant with 20 years of founder, C-suite, and board experience as well as experience advising clients with a variety of growth-related engagements and digital transformation. He has deep executive/operational experience in go to market, disruption, digital transformation, and innovation having built several new channels and ventures inside of privately held or F500 multinationals as well as personally starting & scaling…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Vasyl Davydko. Vasyl is an independent consultant with expertise in financial services, media and technology. Originally from Ukraine, raised in Spain since age of 13, he started his career at McKinsey Madrid office. He later worked at Amazon Spain, prior to joining as COO one of the leading SME digital lending ventures based in SE Asia. Vasyl later co-founded EduCredit, an education financing platform for IT students. He spent last year and a half as…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Anubhav Raina with Raikon. Anu helps MNCs & venture funded start-ups with strategy, financial modelling & capability development – especially with a view towards building new business lines/initiatives. Prior to starting his own firm, he was an engagement manager with McKinsey in London, UK. He started his career as part of the asset-backed finance team at Wells Fargo in Charlotte, US. As a tech entrepreneur himself, he is naturally passionate about digital transformation, future proofing…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Alexander Savchuk. Alexander Savchuk started his career in Bain and subsequently has been running his own Moscow based telecom&IT consulting firm. Alexander developed entry strategy to the CIS markets and/or assisted in business development for a couple of dozens of hightech firms, to name a few: MCI, AT&T, Motorola, Siemens, Telenor, Ericsson, Microsoft, Cisco. All major Russian telecom companies were among clients of Alexander’s firm for strategy development for years. In 2014 Alexander decided to…
  Sugath Warnakulasuriya explains how to take the first step in accessing the digital value in an old-school business model. For leaders of traditional industrial and business service companies operating in eroding markets, the typical daily experience is one of keeping existing customers from leaving, holding onto already scant revenue and margins, and staying alive. Entertaining thoughts of getting lots more new customers or becoming more profitable is a rare luxury amidst constant fear of new digitally native attackers turning…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Camila Fernandez with Alux Management.  Camila Fernandez spent 4 years at Bain & Company and is setting up her independent consulting practice based out of the Dominican Republic. Her academic background is mostly Economics and International Development (Harvard Kennedy School). She started her career in government, then transitioned to Bain & Company and later joined Mercado Libre (NASDAQ: MELI) to run their fintech division in Mexico. Camila is happy to collaborate in strategy, digital transformation…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Alp Refik. Alp is a seasoned consultant and sales and marketing leader with extensive project implementation and digital transformation experience. Broad industry exposure, from technology to banking to FMCG. Strong commercial and project management skills. Alp has spend last 5 years developing digital marketing solutions for fortune 500 under Google large customers organisation and managed agency networks as well as direct client relationships. Alp is based in Amsterdam and fluent in English and Turkish….
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Mats Hugossonn with EpikOne Sweden AB. Mats has a passion for solving complex industry and business challenges in an international context. He has a background as a management consultant at McKinsey, CEO and business unit manager with a focus on developing new business and generating growth. He is very hands-on and goal-oriented with a strong track record in strategy / business development, sales leadership and creating results. His industry expertise is mostly from business services,…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Emre Kara with Proludus. Emre is the founder of Proludus. He serves as a trainer and consultant. Emre graduated from Bilkent University with BS and MS degrees in Industrial Engineering. During his master, he also studied business and economics in Aarhus Business School in Denmark. He started his professional career as a finance specialist at Unilever. He worked in personal care and hair care categories for Turkey, North Africa, Middle East, and Russia. Then, Emre…
  Barry Horwitz shares a recent post on digital transformation in business, and how it can provide a clearer understanding of business wants and needs — both internally and customer-facing. In a recent webinar, Harvard Business School professor Joe Fuller (author of Managing the Future of Work) shared this mouthful: More work will be more digital more often… soon. What does that mean? Well, what it does NOT mean is that companies should simply do remotely or digitally what they…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Bart Sichel with bps Captura. Bart is President of bps Captura, which provides independent advisory and consulting to corporate senior leaders, private equity firms, and boards across multiple consumer facing industries.  Bart has hands on experience driving growth, and provides expertise in Marketing, Digital Transformation, Ecommerce, Innovation, Format Renewal, and Customer Loyalty. Bart was Chief Marketing Officer at Burlington Stores, leading Marketing, Ecommerce, and Corporate Strategy, and he was part of the dedicated executive management…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Bernard Borowski with Digital Lean & Data Advantage Group. Bernard is an outcome-driven digital transformation executive for the services industries who led large scale programs and client engagements that unlocked value from digitized processes and data insights. He most recently acted as Chief Data Officer for the shared services group of Pharma giant Sanofi; was a Principal in the Technology Advantage practice of the Boston Consulting Group focused on Lean in Services; Executive Director at…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Sara Zanichelli. Sara has 10+ years of strategy consulting experience, as core member of Financial Services Practice at BCG and previously at Simon-Kucher & Partners (recognized as world leader in pricing consultancy). After BCG, she held managerial roles in ING Bank (innovative digital bank, agile pioneer), being responsible for customer value management (marketing, pricing, customer intelligence, complains) and later serving as tribe leader for lending products. Sara spent the last 6 months in Qatar, working…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Himanshu Sharma with Avolve Group.  Himanshu has 15+ years of experience across strategy and operating roles across both in industry (Citi, Capital One) and consulting (4+ years at Monitor Deloitte Strategy), serving medium-large global clients. Himanshu has particular expertise in financial services and insurance, with a functional focus on strategy, new product solution development, partnerships and product marketing / go-to-market. He lives in Jersey City, NJ with his wife and daughter, performs stand-up comedy in…
  As all areas of business move into digital technology, Ramesh Subramanian explains why the digital transformation requires infrastructure engineers to expand their software skills.  Several years ago I started my career as a C++ programmer but to be relevant as a software engineer today would require many more software engineering skills. The same logic holds for Infrastructure engineers. About 94% of enterprises (and 50% of Governments) use some form of cloud (private/public) today. And as per an estimate from…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Christopher Rischard.  Christopher Rischard spent eight years as Digital Leader in the TMT practice at Booz & Company based in Paris and Madrid focused on digitalization, data and tech-enabled growth strategy. After several years as a Principal, he set off as an independent consultant in London in 2014. Prior to Booz and his MBA at INSEAD, Christopher lived in Washington DC where he was raised and he worked for 8 years in enterprise solutions sales…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Rijul Takkar. Rijul Takkar is a Strategy and Operations Consultant specialising in the Metals and Mining sector. He worked with a boutique consulting firm, The Smart Cube, for four years where he led the business transformation programme for the largest steelmaker in the UK. He has extensive experience in setting up transformation offices, driving operations excellence and managing change in large-scale manufacturing organisations. He also worked as a Specialist Consultant with BCG in their Industrial…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Rodney Speering with Primrose Strategy.  Rodney Speering spent 3+ years at McKinsey as an Engagement Manager and has been running his own strategy consulting firm since 2019. Prior to McKinsey, he worked for 7 years as a management consultant on a variety of heavy industry strategic and operational improvement projects, and 5 years as a mechanical engineer designing and managing large scale mining and oil & gas projects. Although originally from Australia, he now lives…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome David Uriarte with Horvent. David Uriarte, former BCG consultant, has an outstanding track record of achievement in customer experience, business management, digital transformation and development in travel & leisure and other service industries. Senior international advisor, entrepreneur and executive with more than 20 years of relevant experience. Digital and people passionate, optimistic, flexible, with a strong strategic vision and leadership in high growth business. Managing Partner in Horvent Advisory Services and Partner of GuestPro (Leading…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Swan Sit.  wan Sit is an independent consultant specializing in digital, marketing and strategy. Having spent the past decade of her career accelerating digital into legacy companies, she held two key roles as a Vice President at Nike — overseeing Global Digital Marketing during the Emmy-winning “Dream Crazy” campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick, and running Digital Operations, Product, Supply Chain and Service for a $2B ecommerce business during the Air Jordan 11 Concord launch, the largest…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Richard Cho with Growing Abundance Mindsets.  Through his time at Gartner, Bridgewater, and McKinsey Richard developed a set of tools, frameworks and practices that have been adapted from leading business thinkers and applied across multiple Fortune 500 company teams to successfully drive new initiatives. Often times technology problems are usually business engagement problems, and he has a track record of getting these initiatives on track. Richard is passionate about building world-class cross-functional digital teams that go after big…
  This in-depth article from Boris Galonske explains how digitization helps improve resilience in commodity trading. Commodity trading suffers from shrinking margins and in some commodity classes also from low price volatility. At the same time operating environments struggle with manual routines, legacy processes and systems resulting in high cost income ratios (CIR). How can this challenge be addressed and how can the profitability and the resilience of trading businesses be increased? Situation today Commodity trading exhibits still several manual…
  C.V. Ramachandran discusses what it takes to institute digital transformation successfully by engaging a holistic approach that provides support for every part of a company’s value chain. Big data, machine learning, connected vehicles, industry 4.0, robotic process automation, blockchain … No matter what industry you are in, you have surely come across these popular buzzwords in recent years. These are the phrases that define digital transformation, a modern industrial revolution that has the potential to dramatically transform companies and…
Stephen Redwood provides a post that addresses a common problem most companies face when shifting to a new system: how to organize all the moving parts to prepare for the transformation.    Not since the world went from moving around by horse and cart to the use of steam engines, has the pace of change accelerated as much as it is now. So, when back in February 2018 Forrester published a paper entitled Digital Rewrites the Rules of Business it…
Kaihan Krippendorff provides three signposts that can direct your organization towards a successful pivot.   If people try to tell you that pivoting is the new thing, that it’s the fresh Silicon Valley approach to business designed for today’s fast-paced digital world, don’t believe them. Consider Fairfield University, a private school founded just outside of New York in Fairfield, Connecticut, by the Catholic Church – a 2,000-year-old organization. In 1941, the society that runs the Jesuit school system had acquired two…