2018 Consulting's Fastest Growing Firms
Consulting Magazine Forum:
Focus of the Firm - Managing Projects for Maximum Profitability

October 26, 2018 | Seattle Marriott Waterfront Hotel

Friday, October 26, 2018
8:00 am - 9:00 amRegistration & Breakfast
9:00 am - 10:10 amThe State of Management Consulting: A Brave New World
The confluence of disruptive technologies and emerging markets has driven management consulting to focus beyond just their clients’ revenue growth and on to their own efficiency imperatives. The pace of change to transform business models and address new and ever-changing business challenges is forcing firms to alter their own engagement models and operations. Join Tom Rodenhauser, Vice President, Intelligence & Advisory for ALM Intelligence and team for this interactive session as they assess the implications of pressing market factors shaping current demand for management consulting services and how those factors are ultimately impacting how projects are managed for profitability. Presenters will offer current market size and growth forecasts, in addition to identifying key market trends driving client buying behavior. Data from ongoing research will underpin how successful firms will outpace the industry.
10:10 am - 10:30 amNetworking Break
10:30 am - 11:45 amPanel Discussion: How High-Growth Firms Outperform the Competition
Moderator: Joe Kornik, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Consulting Magazine
Brett Alston, Managing Partner & Co-Founder, RedCloud Consulting
Natasha Engan, Senior Vice President of Global Consulting, Deltek
Lance Evanson, EVP Strategy & Business Development, Simplus
Mark Rheault, Founder & CEO, Infinite Leap
Brian Turner, President of Consulting, Point B
How do the profession’s fastest growing firms do it? How do they manage to outperform the competition year after year when everyone’s playing by the same rules? Or are they? These firms have a few tricks up their sleeves when it comes to how they are structured, how they operate and how they manage to maximize profitability. As technology continues to change virtually everything about the consulting industry—from business models to operations—too many companies remain on the outside looking in. Firms that have embraced the technology transformation—firms that have put technology at the heart of their entire operation—will continue to outpace the profession. Join Joe Kornik, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Consulting magazine as he leads this panel of executives at some of the professions fastest growing firms, ALM Intelligence Analysts and industry thought leaders in a discussion of the changing nature of how these high-growth firms have cracked the code on managing to maximize profitability. Is your firm tech-focused enough to meet the demands of a rapidly changing consulting landscape?
11:45 amClosing