• Get Ahead of What’s Next... Energy Transition

    Cordence Worldwide Members serving clients in the Utilities, Energy & Chemicals sectors around the globe came together in Rotterdam to discuss energy transition.

    The goal: to spark ideas, share global experiences and explore solutions to shape green and sustainable strategies for energy intensive industries.

    Our experts work across the entire industrial value chain: from production to storage, distribution and end-use. Engaging a broad set of stakeholders, clients and partners, our experts took a holistic approach to discuss their innovative solutions for a successful industrial transformation.

    Transform to green with new assets and infrastructure – solving the “Chicken-and-Egg” Dilemma

    Companies and countries are facing challenges to meet the targets set by the Paris Agreement, with industrial entities facing increased pressure to decarbonize their entire value chain.

    Depending on the type of industries that are dominant in a country, the technical solutions to achieve the green transformation will differ…. But, the key-strategies are similar:

    (1) Reduce fossil energy consumption through process optimization, circular re-usage tactics and decommissioning aging assets

    (2) Renovate the existing assets with sustainable add-ons; (i.e., electrification; or changing from coal to gas)

    (3) Introducing new assets based on renewable energy production (i.e., wind, solar and hydrogen)

    At this point in time, we can only guess which technical solutions will become dominant in a country or specific industry, so the main challenge for all players involved is: how to reduce risks and make investment decisions given the uncertainty about off-take.

    Which strategy is really right for your organization will depend on structuring, evaluating and implementing logical business models that promote collaboration between governments, industry groups, companies, and consumers. This is the solid base that clients need for a successful organizational transformation achieving their sustainability goals.

    The 3 key take-aways for a successful Energy Transition strategy are:

    (1) Embrace the state of uncertainty we are currently in and do not bet on one technology or tactic that will lead us through the energy transition
    (2) Investments need to be made even though there can’t be certainty about what the energy transition journey will look like
    (3) Creating strong ecosystems of collaborating partners, including governmental entities, companies, utilities, and end-users will help to overcome the uncertainty and enable all players to be prepared and ready for change

    Want real examples of making it work?  Want to learn more? Please contact us at:

    info@cordence.com

    Follow us and watch LinkedIn for more details on the conversations, perspectives and actions that are shaping Energy Transition for companies and countries around the world.

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  • CFO Study 2022

    Please read Horváth’s CFO Study 2022 Report:  Finance at the crossroads of coronavirus, digitalization and sustainability: What CFOs need to consider on the way out of the crisis.

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  • Our Cordence Worldwide member firm in Australia is Carbon Neutral!

    Please check out the latest news from our colleagues State of Matter, partnering with Greenr!

  • Cordence Worldwide International Asset Management Conference

    After two successful international peer round-tables with leaders on Asset Management (Asset Management in Public Transport: “How do you realize value with predictive strategies?”, “The data maturity journey from planned to predictive maintenance”) we have conducted our first Cordence Worldwide Asset Management conference bringing together experts from Horváth, Twynstra Gudde, North Highland, Oresys, Key to Way and State of Matter across our Transportation, Energy & Chemicals and Utilities Teams.

    This international exchange was an opportunity for our colleagues to address hot topics around Asset Management and Sustainability and exchange how they are tackling their clients’ challenges in developing sustainability concepts for infrastructure and successful decarbonization strategies.

    If you like to learn more about these hot topics, please do not hesitate to reach out to our experts in:

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  • Our 2022 Version of the Cordence Worldwide Festival is just around the corner!

    The Cordence Worldwide team is getting ready for our 2nd Virtual Festival in May! With consultants from our 8 Cordence member firms around the world we are preparing sessions enabling us to connect, spark ideas, and get inspired. It is Connected Thinking that creates real value and competitive advantage for clients.

    After a successful first 2021 event, we, together with our member firms, are very excited to launch our Festival 2022 and Get Ahead of What’s Next.

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  • Cordence Women in Consulting are out and about!

    Linked to International Women’s Day 2022, the #Cordence #WomenInConsulting Network hosted an international panel discussion talking about #BreakingTheBias and what we can do across our partnership to forge a gender equal world and promote active and equal involvement of our female consultants.

    Thanks to our panelists Veenapriyalakshmi VenkatesanAishwarya HariharanRoxana BoramirCassandra McManus and Sasha Naidoo we got firsthand insights into the challenges they face as professionals in their countries.
    Active discussions were part of the event in which we also shared some concrete steps that we can all take to initiate change. Way to go!
    #change #consultants #gender #network #Cordence

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  • State of Matter hosted a webinar for their Australian audience on the topic of “Using innovative AI to detect cyber incursions” with guest speaker, Alexander Vocelka, from partner firm Horváth.

    The dialogue explained how AI can be used to combat cyber threats at a strategic, operational and tactical level and the importance of putting the right governance structures in place.

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  • North Highland recognized by ALM for Supply Chain Leadership and Gartner in their 2021 Market Guide as a Representative Vendor

    Planes, trains, and automobiles… Supply and demand really does make the world go round. And keeping it turning means getting products where they need to be—not just ‘on time’, but in a timely fashion. No one knows this better than North Highland. We were recently recognized in an ALM Intelligence report as a Supply Chain Leader in Management Consulting, as well as in the Gartner Market Guide for Supply Chain Strategy, Planning and Operations Consulting.

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  • Did you know that in Australia, a cyber-attack occurs on critical infrastructure every 32 minutes?

    Did you know that around 45% of cyber attacks come from current or past employees?

    State of Matter hosted a webinar for the Australian audience in November on the topic of “Using innovative AI to detect cyber incursions” with guest speaker, Alexander Vocelka.

    Alexander is Partner at Horvath and founder and head of Horvath’s Steering Lab comprising a team of data scientists. He is an expert in Big Data and Quantitative Business Modelling, acknowledged speaker on the Digital Economy and the Future of AI and is author of numerous book articles and whitepapers.

    Interested? Get the full story here
  • State of Matter asked their team: What are you most looking forward to about getting back in the office?

    As our Australian partner firm State of Matter’s Sydney and Melbourne teams emerge from behind their computer screens (some  better groomed than others), what are their hopes and fears as they look forward to returning to the office and reconnecting with one another?

    What have we learned about ourselves, how have we grown, and what will we resolve to do differently now we truly understand how precious the time we spend together is.

    We asked our team to share their thoughts and feelings on their first day of freedom – a message to our future selves for us to check back in on from time to time, to remind ourselves of who we were today.

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  • North Highland announces that for the seventh consecutive year, Consulting Magazine has recognized its consultants as Rising Stars of the Profession (35 and under).

    This year, Elisabeth Coates, Associate Vice President, is recognized for her Excellence in Leadership and Jayson Hill, Associate Vice President, is recognized as One to Watch in the category.

    Coates leads the Global Change Management Capability for the firm, a $50 million business unit, with responsibility for developing over 100 change management practitioners and shaping and evolving North Highland’s market leading change and culture offerings.

    “I am honored to be recognized for creating change management approaches that help our clients thrive in their respective industries,” said Coates. “North Highland has provided me with the support and opportunities to ensure my success as a leader. This win is for the great work the team brings to life for our clients every day, which underpins the firm’s mantra of ‘make change happen.’”

    Hill is recognized as One to Watch for Excellence in Leadership and is a North Highland Retail & CPG practice leader. He leads client work that spans strategy, digital transformation, process improvement, change management, M&A integration, merchandising optimization, and store environment optimization. Additionally, he serves as a leader of the firm’s Black Employee Resource Group and has helped advance many of the transformational activities within the firm’s inclusion & diversity efforts.

    “It is amazing to be recognized by a global publication for my consulting and leadership achievements,” said Hill. “Being recognized as One to Watch through this highly selective process serves as validation for my hard work, and hopefully inspires others with backgrounds similar to mine to pursue careers in consulting and to seek opportunities to serve as leaders.”

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  • Cordence Worldwide Executives meet in Paris to get ahead of what's next

    Cordence Worldwide Executives gathered in Paris at the end of October for a hybrid meeting to shape the strategies and solutions to help their clients get ahead of what’s next.

    Living the reality of post-pandemic ways of working, Cordence Member firms in Europe met in person, with member firms from AsiaPac and the Americas participating virtually.

    This hybrid meeting was a great opportunity to reconnect – and set the course for our industry-led Communities and key client topics like the Future of Work, Digitalization and Green Transformation.

    Our Cordence member firms have been accelerating their collaborations through the past 2 years of the pandemic, so this hybrid meeting provided the chance to come together to test ideas and set priorities.

    There have been amazing successes through the past year, with virtual client Roundtables on Asset Management, Airport Operations, Reduced Ridership in Public Transport, and the challenges of Returning to Office operations. We are thrilled to see the many connections that have been made virtually — and look forward to even more activities to challenge, inspire, educate, and support the clients we serve.

    The strength of this international partnership is our connected thinking:  bringing expertise from around the world to spark thought leadership and deliver forward-thinking solutions as one team to help our clients succeed.

    If you would like to know more about #CordenceWorldwide and the services our member firms have to offer, please reach out.

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  • Welcome our newest Cordence employee, Jackie Heere!

    Jackie is an enthusiastic professional with outstanding experience in international negotiations, project management, business relationship strategies and entrepreneurship. She brings valuable international experience and cultural awareness, having lived and worked in locations across the globe for more than 15 years. Excited to have you as part of the team Jackie!

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  • Global Leaders in Consulting

    Congratulations to North Highland’s Ben Grinnell and Erik Raper for being named Global Leaders in Consulting by Consulting Magazine!

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  • Cordence partner State of Matter celebrated International Women's Day at their first official Women's Network Lunch!

    Today the team at State of Matter gathered for our first official Women’s Network lunch to celebrate International Women’s Day.

    We pledged to challenge ourselves to make SofM an even more inclusive and equal workplace over the year ahead. Thanks so much to everyone who joined in and shared their viewpoints.

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  • Curious about your status quo of the digital transformation within your company?!

    Cordence partner Horvath & Partners Management Consulting Corporation provides a free, web-based #DigitalStrategyAssessment to tackle these questions.

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  • Women Leaders in Technology Award

    Cordence partner North Highland’s very own Maggie McCain is a 2021 winner of Consulting Magazine’s Women Leaders in Technology Award!

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  • Horvath, on the changing airport business model.

    At our CXO Roundtable with experts from international #airports, we discussed their biggest challenges and upcoming transformations of the airport industry which has been steadily changing.

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  • Global Public Sector leaders reflect on 2020

    The Covid crisis of 2020 has driven government agencies around the world to accelerate the pace of the digital revolution and to embrace new ways of working. In this blog, our global Public Sector leaders reflect on 2020 and the longer-term implications of the changes.

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