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2017 Paris Digital Workshop-Summary

December 7, 2017

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The coldness of the Parisian climate made for a remarkable backdrop for the second edition of Consulting Quest’s Parisian workshop 2017. The attendees of the event had the opportunity to discover or rediscover Serge Grudzinski who offered a very humorous introduction and a pragmatic approach to digital evolution and its vision of companies facing change.

 

Martin Schoessler – Causa Consulting:

The first speaker of the day who, with his experience, presented his vision of New Form Consulting in the age of the Platform Economy around the challenge: “We are going to focus on technology, but not on how this new technology will change the way we live and create value in our professions in more fundamental ways. ”

The underlying principle of the presentation was the culture of collaboration and how we utilise the latest technology to enhance cooperation.

 

Laurent Coulon – Theano Advisor:

A digital veteran, presented his vision of the revolution through 7 examples:

  • We are in a VUCA world,
  • Innovate or be Disruptive
  • Capture or Create Value
  • Transversality : Unleash your Potential
  • Bring People with you
  • Data is the New Gold
  • Map your Digital Innovation trip

Laurent’s presentation was complemented with inspired examples of how the digital age is changing the business landscape. For instance the potential disruptive example within the banking sector where large Tech companies such as Apple, Amazon & Google who have formidable capital and customer bases are exploiting these strengths to enter into the banking sectors.

 

The first E-CEO Alain Mathecowitsch:

Superbly motivated the audience with his passion, pragmatism and professionalism. Taking questions from the contributors in the room on his latest assignment as the first E-CEO  on how he inspired an established global company to embrace digitisation improving an already very successful business punctuated the morning session with great discussion.

 

 

After a well-deserved lunch, the showman :

Pierre-Edouard Couturier-Solvay:

Pierre-Edouard give the audience his vision of digitisation in chemical industry and its challenges. The presentation illustrated the challenges facing the chemical industry are similar to other industries. Pierre-Edouard clearly demonstrated how even though the industry is moving forward within the digitisation revolution it still has a long path to follow as the chemical is a mature industry with a rich historical culture but companies like Solvay are making good progress.

 

Ferhat Eryurt – Camelot:

Concluding the day, with a fabulous presentation on: Smart Contracts: The real digital revolution in Procurement.!

Ferhat presented why blockchain in procurement is a concept that is well worth businesses understanding the benefits of blockchain technology for their procurement departments. He was able to shed light on What is Blockchain? – How it works? This was completed with a group discussion around the use of Smart contracts and how they can be utilised in changing landscape we see today.

 

We would like to thank all the speakers and participants , we are already giving you an appointment to Paris next year at the same time for a third edition!

About Consulting Quest

Founded in 2014, Consulting Quest is the world leader in consulting procurement. At Consulting Quest, we are convinced that Companies can better and faster reach their goals by smartly leveraging management consulting. “Creating more impact by better using, buying and managing Consulting Services”. We know how to help companies do just that.

We partner with executives and procurement teams and provide customized solutions addressing all steps of the consulting sourcing to control their costs and maximize the impact they get from their consulting spend. As the leading pure player on consulting sourcing, we operate on a global scale, blend digital and human to deliver on our promise: smart consulting sourcing.

Helene Laffitte

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