Around the globe, public and private sector entities are realizing the importance of digitizing their operations and services to provide a better, more efficient experience to end-users; be it users, citizens, or customers. A movement so profound – Smart Cities.
COVID-19 has only accelerated this trend and made it a key priority for businesses and governments around the world – as a key chance for them to shape their future differently, leveraging technology and the power of data to “do things better”.
To support our clients to fulfill their objectives, our Smart Cities and Digital Convergence team specializes in answering the less obvious, key strategic questions that are a priority for public sector and business leaders across the world.
Whether the question is around how to build a smart city from scratch, or how to embrace new technologies in the management of business operations, our team has built deep expertise through hands-on strategic execution across several smart city programs and digital transformation projects around the globe – allowing us to develop a unique thesis on this topic.
How are we different?
From strategy to execution: end-to-end support ranging from strategic conceptualization identifying the key elements needed to drive success, to driving project management and delivery of key initiatives
We know TMT and are able to connect dots: our deep TMT expertise and our experience, having been on all sides of the table, working for both public entities (city municipalities as well as various ministries) and private entities such as tech and telco players enables us to balance choices and trade-offs in a holistic manner; spotting synergies in the ecosystem to accelerate growth
Integrated multi-practice approach: our Smart Cities & Digital Convergence practice has been able to co-create several unique methodologies together with other DP practices such as Data & Analytics, Technology & Infrastructure, and Customer Experience, always ensuring that the expertise keeps abreast the latest trends
Hands on experience: We have significant experience delivering strategic projects for public and private sector entities, setting the strategic direction for ‘smart’ solutions and driving digital transformation in their operations and services
Our Product Portfolio
Smart City in a box
We have developed an end-to-end methodology that allows smart city executives across public and private sectors to step back and understand all the forces in a smart city ecosystem. Based on their ambitions, understand the implications (and pitfalls to avoid) across a range of key cross-functional aspects, from key business decisions to technology infrastructure needs, to data & AI models
Balancing public and private investment to create a sustainable smart city model
A unique methodology that allows smart city program owners to deploy a model in which the investments of the public sector as well as the needs of the private sector are balanced in an ecosystem where the services and responsibilities are clear. A protocol in where public entities invest in the right areas for a government entity whilst leaving space and encourage investment – and for private entities to develop and grow the remaining parts resulting into a richer smart city offering for the citizens
Meet our team
15+ years of strategy consulting experience in EMEA, advising large corporations and governments. Focus on commercial and B2B areas.
15 years of TMT experience working across advisory and industry roles. Focus in strategy, commercial and infrastructure for telecom operators and carriers.
20 years in strategy consulting. Focuses on value creation strategies, ROIC optimisation, due diligence and financial advisory for TMT corporations.