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Something to Consider 3: January 2019

Something to Consider January 2019 – Predictions and Contradictions Forecast For The Year

Predictions & Contradictions for 2019

This time of year can be frustrating, especially if you are trying to sustain commitments to new resolutions, where your initial feelings of optimism and determination have dissipated slightly!

We have also committed to some topics to focus our energies on, and maybe yours too. This is forming our advisory agenda for the year and I suspect many elements are relevant to you.

Our research both explores new thinking and developments and occasionally creates them! We continue to challenge received wisdom with an open mind and we have developed our view on some of the key challenges, trends and opportunities of 2019. We have had some robust discussion and debate with customers and business partners around the world, as well as leading lights in business, technology, sociology and philosophy!

In no specific order, our top 12 themes for 2019:

  • Business Transformation & The Role of Digital
  • Global ‘End-to-End Process’
  • Alignment
  • Automation
  • Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Data Science
  • Data, Insight and Analytics
  • Process Placement, Outsourcing and Offshoring
  • Regulatory Change
  • Risk and Risk Management
  • Technology, Operations and Shared Services
  • Sourcing, Procurement and Supply
  • Talent

We have elaborated our views on these in a blog post here and you can select the specific topic of interest or read the full perspective. Let us know if it resonates with you or we have missed something that is a priority in your world this year.

Our ‘Something To Consider’ snippets are framed as small, digestible, ‘dashes of insight’ around the pillars of what we define as “World Class Finance” – Process Optimization, Financial Control and Compliance, and Risk Assurance, all underpinned by technology enablement and integration.