Members Associate Members Sponsors

  • Members
  • Members
  • Members
  • Members
  • Members
  • Members
  • Members
  • Members
  • Members
  • Members
  • Members
  • Members
  • Members
  • Members
  • Members
  • Members
  • Members
  • Members
  • Members
  • Members
  • Members
  • Members
  • Members
  • Members
  • Members
  • Members
  • Members
  • Members
  • Members
  • Members
  • Associate Members
  • Associate Members
  • Associate Members
  • Associate Members
  • Associate Members
  • Associate Members
  • Associate Members
  • Associate Members
  • Associate Members
  • Associate Members
  • Associate Members
  • Associate Members
  • Associate Members
  • Sponsors
  • Sponsors
  • Sponsors


AMCF Mission Statement:


"To promote an environment which fosters the success of management consulting firms worldwide and the value they deliver to their clients."

 
Announcements:
  • 0
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • 16
  • 17
prev
next

Booz & Company Renamed 'Strategy&'

AMCF Member firm PwC completed its acquisition of management consulting firm Booz & Company and has renamed it "Strategy&". "We think it's a really big step forward for PwC," said Dennis Nally, PwC's global chairman. Partners at Booz approved the deal in December, and "a significant majority" of the partners have formally joined PwC, Mr. Nally said. Click here to read more from The Wall Street Journal

.

"AMCF Global Game-Changers for Business"

• Beyond Big Data: Volume, Variety, Velocity and Veracity
• Big Brother Gets Bigger: Regulation, Risks, and Ramifications
• Redistributing Global Power: The Hunt for Natural and Human Resources
• Goin’ Mobile: Being Smart with SMART Technology
• Another BRIC in the Wall: The Future of Emerging Markets
• Mobile Millennial Mindset: The Workforce of the Future
• Complexity Reduction: Back to Basics
• From Social to Socially Savvy: Quality Over Quantity

Top Global Game-Changers for Business in 2014

NEW YORK, January 2, 2014 – The Association of Management Consulting Firms (AMCF.org) is pleased to announce the results of the inaugural Top Global Game-Changers for Business survey. The survey results highlight the 8 forces that will transform the business environment significantly over the next 12 months.

The Global Game-Changers represent the viewpoints of the most prestigious and influential consulting firms, who remain at the forefront of addressing the most critical challenges for their clients. The Global Game-Changers will be announced on an annual basis and will set the agenda for the AMCF Global Leadership Forum, as well as subsequent programs throughout the year. This year the AMCF Global Leadership Forum will be hosted on March 27th at the Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers in New York City (AMCF.org).

The AMCF’s Top Global Game-Changers for Business in 2014 are:

• Beyond Big Data: Volume, Variety and Velocity
• Big Brother Gets Bigger: Regulation, Risks, and Ramifications
• Redistributing Global Power: The Hunt for Natural and Human Resources
• SoMo: The Intersection of Social Media & Mobile Technology”
• Another BRIC in the Wall: The Future of Emerging Markets
• Mobile Millennial Mindset: The Workforce of the Future
• Complexity Reduction: Back to Basics
• From Social to Socially Savvy: Quality Over Quantity

For more information, please contact AMCF President, Sally Caputo (scaputo@amcf.org), AMCF Industry Liaison, Dave Morales-Meza (dmorales@amcf.org) or visit our website at AMCF.org.

Association of Management Consulting Firms Announces New CEO

NEW YORK, December 16, 2013 – The Association of Management Consulting Firms (AMCF.org) is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Hulme as the new CEO of the Association effective November 18, 2013.

Richard comes to the AMCF with significant experience in both management consulting and firm management after a 15-year global career at PwC. At PwC in addition to his time in strategy consulting, he held roles in the Global Chairman’s Office, Brand & Strategy, External Affairs, and most recently launched a global healthcare consulting network.

Click here to read the full press release

2013 Benchmarking Data

The 2013 Operating Ratios benchmarking report and pivot toolkit is now available for purchase on the AMCF website: click here. The report was published in September 2013 and is based on 2012 data.

 

Government Transformation Initiative

AMCF has joined the Prime Policy Group and members of McGladrey LLP in working with former US Comptroller General David M. Walker, The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and The Center for Organizational Excellence in its bipartisan efforts to get legislation passed that will help drive an overhaul of the US government.

Learn more at www.gticoalition.org.

Consulting Careers

New job posting: Project Management Consultant at Integrated Project Management Company, Inc.

Check out the Careers page to view other job postings from a variety of consulting firms.

 

New Brand Name for AMCF Member Firm: Ernst & Young is now EY

In an official statement, Chairman and CEO Mark Weinberger affirmed that "EY is committed to doing its part in building a better working world. In a better working world trust increases, so capital flows smoothly and investors make informed decisions. Businesses grow sustainably, employment rises, consumers spend and governments invest in their citizens."

Click here to learn more

The Talent Equation: Bridging the Gap Between Talent and Opportunity - AMCF Study

As we examine the drivers of change that will greatly impact the consulting industry going forward, one must analyze how to attract, source and retain talent. In today’s environment we are faced with new challenges which require us to rethink how we deliver messages about our firms, the value proposition of management consulting as a career choice and the necessity to continually enhance our capabilities to challenge and reward top performers.

Click here to read the rest of AMCF's Talent Equation study

 

The State of Online Publishing in the Consulting Industry

In February and March 2013, AMCF and The Bloom Group surveyed 50 marketers, managing directors and other professionals from consulting firms on their web publishing strategies. A number of the participants are AMCF members.

We are pleased to share the research report with our findings:

http://bloomgroup.com/content/monologues-dialogues-consulting-firms-begin-shifting-their-online-publishing-model

An Exclusive Excerpt from Global Tilt by Ram Charan

In this excerpt from his latest book, Global Tilt: Leading Your Business Through the Great Economic Power Shift, Ram Charan writes about “how the new population of innovators” -- many of them without even a college education -- are innovating and sharing in unprecedented ways. Click here to view the excerpt in a PDF.

 

“Innovation Unleashed” -- From GLOBAL TILT by Ram Charan

Another characteristic of the new world economy will be invention of a type and scale never before seen. Major innovation in the latter part of the twentieth century was, for the most part, institutionalized: highly concentrated in large companies such as Intel, Motorola, Siemens, and Bell Labs and in universities such as MIT, Stanford, and Harvard, and created by a relatively small number of people, most of them experts in one discipline or another. More recently, American tech entrepreneurs have been changing the world. Prominent among them: Steve Jobs, Marc Andreessen (inventor of the browser and now Silicon Valley’s most influential venture capitalist), Jeff Bezos (Amazon), and Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook).

Now a whole new population of innovators is in sight. Vast swarms of people, especially knowledge workers – though also including some who may not even have gone to college – are innovating around the world. Their ability to do so singly and collectively comes largely from the increasing real-time openness and democratization of knowledge and availability of startup funds in a digitized world. The latest help comes from cellular communication. The world’s two and a half billion mobile phone users – smartphones in the mix – are able to share information they could never before access. Much of this innovation is at the local level for the local market, and some will find its way from one country to another. Online contests and crowdfunding help small-scale entrepreneurs get the money they need to develop their ideas.

The new population of innovators will also include many who work in large corporations, according to Scott D. Anthony, managing director of Innosight Asia-Pacific and author of The Little Black Book of Innovation.15 “The revolution spurred by venture capitalists decades ago has created the conditions in which scale enables big companies to stop shackling innovation and start unleashing it,” he writes in Harvard Business Review.16 Taking a page from start-up strategy, he says, they “are embracing open innovation and less hierarchical management and are integrating entrepreneurial behaviors with their existing capabilities. . . . It’s early days still, but the evidence is compelling that we are entering a new era of innovation, in which entrepreneurial individuals, or ‘catalysts,’ within big companies are using those companies’ resources, scale, and growing agility to develop solutions to global challenges in ways that few others can.”

15Scott D. Anthony, The Little Black Book of Innovation (Cambridge, MA: Harvard Business Review Press, 2012).

16Anthony, “The New Corporate Garage,” Harvard Business Review, September 2012.

Reprinted from the book GLOBAL TILT: Leading Your Business Through the Great Economic Power Shift by Ram Charan with Geri Willigan and Charles Burck. Copyright © 2013 by Ram Charan. Published by Crown Business, a division of Random House, Inc.

TCS-AMCF study results discussed in The Hindu newspaper

According to a recent study conducted by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and the Association of Management Consulting Firms (AMCF), 84 percent of students from top Indian business schools are interested in pursuing a career in consulting. Click on the link below to see a recent article published by The Hindu Times that reviews the results of the study and contains quotes by John Furth, the President and CEO of AMCF and J. "Raj" Rajagopal, EVP and Head of TCS’ Global Consulting Practice, on the state of the US and Indian consulting professions. Click here to view the article on The Hindu's website.

Stephen Kaye of Hay Group appointed CEO

AMCF congratulates Stephen Kaye of member firm Hay Group on being appointed CEO, effective March 25, 2013. “I am honored by the confidence the Board has placed in me and look forward to working with Chris, the Board and Hay Group’s Global Executive Team. Hay Group’s global footprint and the expertise of our consultants around the world means that we can help our clients address their most important issues by helping people and organizations realize their potential,” said Kaye. Click here to read the press release on Hay Group's website

AMCF Releases Results of Survey of Indian B-School Students

The Association of Management Consulting Firms has released survey results about the perception of the consulting profession among Indian business school students. Performed in conjunction with TCS’ Global Consulting Practice, the online survey uncovers both similarities and differences in perception among business school students in the U.S. and India.

Carried out November-December 2012, the survey was completed by 979 students at India’s top 10 business schools. They were asked about their interest in consulting as a career, what influenced their opinions about consulting, and their perceptions about specific issues, including work-life balance, and career options post-consulting. For complete results of the survey, log in to the Members’ Only part of the site.

For complete results of the survey, log in to the Members’ Only part of the site.

 photo India_2013_4_zps3a9b0192.jpg

AMCF Helps Launch GTI Coalition

AMCF is proud to be a leader in The GTI Coalition, an all-inclusive group of experts and leaders in management and financial performance. The goal of The GTI (Government Transformation Initiative) Coalition is to pass legislation to establish a Government Transformation Commission/Task Force. In turn, the Commission/Task Force will work to make government more economical, effective, results- driven, future-focused, respected, and sustainable. Read more about the GTI coalition here.

At the top of the Coalition are David M. Walker, former United States Comptroller General and head of the United States Government Accountability Office; Barry Melancon, President and CEO, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and Steve Goodrich, CEO, the Center for Organizational Excellence, and Vice-Chair, AMCF.

AMCF Healthcare Event Highlighted in Healthcare Finance News

John Keith, Herb Fritch, Michelle Hoppes, and Jonathan Waltko discuss how healthcare providers can better manage risk and potential new models for reimbursement at AMCF's Healthcare Leadership Forum in Nashville. Read coverage of AMCF's Healthcare Leadership Forum in the October issue of Healthcare Finance News.

Healthcare Panel

Taking Social Media to the Next Level

AMCF’s Marketing Management Affinity Group meeting in Chicago on Sept. 28 was a great success, with some 35 attendees. AMCF CEO John Furth and Bob Buday, president of The Bloom Group LLC, presented findings from AMCF’s Social Media/Voice of the Customer Survey.


Fred Allen, Leadership Editor at Forbes/Forbes.com; Sarah Green, Senior Associate Editor, HBR; and Bill Javetski, EIC, McKinseyQuarterly.com, talked about best practices in social media, based on their highly successful websites.

 

Breakout sessions focused on How to Make Your Content Compelling; Overcoming Organizational Barriers to an Exceptional Interactive Experience; and How Do You Best Measure Your Firm’s Online Presence?

 

AMCF University Program highlighted by The Drucker Institute

Rick Wartzman highlights AMCF's upcoming CCC webinars for University students in his latest article in Forbes. Rick Wartzman, the Executive Director of The Drucker Institute, a think tank based at Claremont Graduate University, has been writing a column since 2007 first for Businessweek and now for Forbes entitled "The Drucker Difference," honoring the teachings and contributions made by Peter F. Drucker to management consulting.

Click here to see the full article in Forbes

Click here for more information on the free webinar on Oct. 4th and to register

Click here for more information on the free webinar on Oct. 24th and to register

In Focus…

 

Upcoming Events
April 29, 2014
 

Women’s Leadership Network Dinner

“The Myth of the Ideal Worker”

Presented by: Catalyst

Kurt Salmon offices

New York City

Click here for more information and to register

May 2, 2014
 

"Driving Innovation Through Inspired Leadership”

Presented by: Faisal Hoque

Towers Watson offices

New York City

Click here for more information and to register

May 9, 2014
 

2014 Annual Legal Issues Update

EY offices

Chicago

Click here for more information and to register

May 16, 2014
 

Marketing Management Affinity Group

“Brand is BIG”

Towers Watson offices

New York City

Click here for more information and to register

June 5, 2014
 

"The State of the US Consulting Industry in 2014"

Presented by: Source for Consulting

EY offices

New York City

Click here for more information and to register

This website is best viewed at 1024x768 or higher resolution with Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 or newer