We believe that for an organization to harness the potential of digital, it should be considered as part of the whole, and not as some discrete function. It’s a way of thinking and behaving that needs to be embedded across the entire value chain, from strategy and design through to execution and the management of risks.
We see business issues not digital ones. We protect and grow our clients’ businesses by providing business services fit for a digital world. We can do this because we are able to draw on people from across our organization, our alliances and networks to create the right digital ecosystem. With the right combination of experience, independent thought, creativity and judgment, we can help our clients choose how to drive a digital agenda today and plan for their digital future with confidence.
Digital affects every part of a business. Our holistic approach to digital inspires us to ask better questions. We help our clients develop and execute an agile business strategy that enables them to adapt to a constantly changing digital environment, thereby seizing opportunities and managing risks at every stage of the value chain. We look at the whole enterprise and explore key issues like enterprise strategy, innovation, experience and trust. No matter where our clients are on their digital journey, this approach can help them confidently navigate digital disruption.
Driving a digital dialogue
How leaders can power radical growth in a digital world was one of the themes of Innovation realized 2017, our experience-based, immersive event held in the Bay Area, California. More than 250 corporate executives, chief innovation officers, chief digital officers, chief strategy officers, disruptors and thinkers representing more than 20 countries and 20 sectors came together to discuss, among other topics, how digital technology is now embedded into how everyone thinks about their business.
At this year’s EY World Entrepreneur of the Year, held in Monaco, we convened some of the world’s most inspiring entrepreneurs, game changers and government leaders from more than 60 countries. Embracing the digital transformation was among the many topics discussed, alongside big data, the workerless workforce and inclusive growth.
Our alliances and acquisitions
No single organization can maintain a lead across all of the new digital platforms that are coming up. It’s therefore now more important than ever to bring in specialized skills and resources, and build an ecosystem of like-minded companies so that we can react quickly to the changes that are taking place. Over the past four years, we have made more than 100 acquisitions, many of them to strengthen our client capabilities.
Through our alliances with GE Digital, IBM, Microsoft and SAP, we blend emerging technology in areas such as Blockchain, machine learning, Internet of Things and cybersecurity with business innovation to help clients solve their most complex issues and maintain competitive advantage as they transform to a digital organization.
We also work with a wide range of organizations including Los Alamos National Laboratory to help combat cyber threats, and the Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality to help improve patient safety, operational efficiency and clinical outcomes. Together, we can create a ripple effect of business value beyond what either organization can bring alone.
Building the next generation of digital leaders
In order to make sure that all of our people understand the digital landscape, we are building the capabilities of all of our people. This year, we launched our flagship immersive online learning experience, Let’s Talk Digital. This is part of a multi-stage learning and experience program that will build our next wave of digital leaders.