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From hype to reality: is consultancy innovation just hot air...?


How will consultants prepare for the "next big thing" that comes along...?



 Hype? Hot air? Surely not terms you’d associate with management   consultancy? Speaking as someone who lived through the birth and   subsequent decline of business process reengineering, I’d say our   profession is not immune from the occasional bit of overstatement,   or even using clients as a test-bed for new and unproven ideas. How   then can consultants innovate to address the new demands of the   marketplace as artificial intelligence, big data and the next “next big   thing” comes along?

 The next CMCE Technical Symposium on 28th February at Coventry   University’s London Campus will address this question, with a genuine   expert along to guide us. Shailendra Vyakarnam, Director of the   Bettany Centre for Entrepreneurship at Cranfield University will apply   the findings from his research to the process of innovation in   consulting firms, drawing on his recent book “The Scale-up Manual: Handbook for Innovators, Entrepreneurs, Teams and Firms”.

As with previous CMCE events there will be plenty of opportunity to contribute to the discussion so it promises to be an evening full of challenging ideas and genuinely useful insight so if you haven’t booked, I suggest you do so immediately by clicking on this link.


     Nick Bush,  Freeman