Advisory Services 
& Thought Leadership

Evolution Ltd offers bespoke advisory services for clients who seek to navigate and win in this shifting competitive context.

We bring to bear a complex set of complementary skills, drawing on world-class specialists. They are thought leaders, consultants and executives engaged with leading established firms and disruptors, or entrepreneurs and top regulators, and former politicians. Together with cutting-edge academic research, from London Business School and other top institutions, as well as engagement in initiatives of the World Economic Forum, our specialists are chosen to help provide the right context for the services required.

Evolution Ltd offers bespoke advisory, particularly for firms looking to succeed through building and leveraging (digital) ecosystems. Expertise is top-notch, and the team and scope is customized to suit the client, from one person workshops to multi-person teams working full time with a number of external advisors. We do not employ full-time advisors so as to avoid the need to be “selling projects” which do not add value across the board. As such, we are independent and client focused. Examples of engagements range from half-day workshops to multi-month projects.

Brief assignment examples— part of a day, to two days:

  • Providing guidance on the new ecosystem strategy aiming to reinvigorate the offerings of the B2B, B2C and B2G arms of the firm during the strategy away day in of one of the worlds’ leading energy providers
    Help guide their strategy, working alongside the CEO, and propose new directions- such as the creation of a new “B2G2E” (Business to Government to Electorate) approach to better embed the firm in its context, to offer innovative, successful propositions.

     

  • Rethinking the strategy of a top diamond producer and retailer alongside one of the top consultancies 
    Focus on value migration along their sector, and identify how they can leverage and engage participants beyond their traditional distribution chain drawing on technology.

     

  • Conducting three sessions with (a) the Board of Directors, (b) Senior Leadership Team and (c) Working Group of Ecosystems of a major Swiss insurer aimed at exploring how it should rethink its scope and offerings
    Consider digital links as the insurance firm and financial service conglomerate in question starts explicitly build up its own ecosystem.  

     

  • Revisiting the value-add approach of one of Europe’s fastest growing and most profitable mobile telcos with the CEO and Senior Leadership Team (as well as Senior Partners of the consultants)
    Led to the articulation of three key ecosystems on elderly remote monitoring and care, customer mobile home hub, and B2B offerings.

     

  • Organizing a keynote and facilitating the group discussion at a day-long meeting of Filipino CEOs from 12 leading companies
    Event hosted by the local Telco giant - the only telco to have successfully spawned a unicorn and managed so effectively its ecosystem, in support of new options.
     

  • Providing the theme for the fist academy of the leading Baltics PE House, and organizing a keynote
    Follow on stage the former Estonian President, interacting with investors and investee leadership.
     

  • Working with the CEO and SLT of a leading Austrian building and engineering group to create a sense of urgency around evidence-based strategy and innovation and responding to digital opportunities
    Provide keynote and help develop the agenda for the first group SLT meeting in Vienna.
     

  • Organizing a day-long workshop on how ecosystem thinking can help sharpen strategy and improve local connectedness and ESG for a leading steel producer in Istanbul
    Bridge executive development with hands-on advice on concrete next steps.
     

  • Organizing a two-day workshop on strategy, digital disruption and support for a leading Eastern European Bank
    Work with the CEO, CFO and top 50 executives in a 2 day retreat intended to help refresh the strategy.

Longer engagement examples— multiple weeks to multiple months, two to six core team members:

  • Conducting a case-study of a top Chinese appliance manufacturer to document and assess the radically decentralized organizational model chosen by the CEO to drive their strategy of leading through networked devices and digital ecosystems.
    Help shape the narrative for the firms’ future direction (and prepare a case study and research papers / thought leadership pieces).

     

  • Articulating and refining the digital ecosystem strategy of one of the biggest Chinese technology firms, particularly in light of the US/China current context of trade dispute.
    Reshape the current strategy of the firm, with sales in the Billions of USD; some of the recommendations have already been followed, and further follow-on engagements are
    being finalized.

     

  • Ongoing support on strategy, organization design and strategic priorities in one of Southern Europe’s leading corporate and tax law firms, working with the Managing
    Partners and their team.

    High-level advisory – supporting the gradual formalization of the strategy process in a competitive PFS context. 

     

  • Advising one of the leading Italian FMCG houses in Europe on coffee for the development of an "experience ecosystem".
    Proposals to help to both generate revenues and reinvigorate the brand, in conjunction with a top branding advisory.
     

  • Pitching for the new generation of disruptive offerings of a global gaming leader.
    Focus on the analysis of pros and cons of associating with the use of core brand and positioning for ecosystem support.
     

  • Working with the CSO/CIO and M&A Head of a leading European Consumer Tech company on supporting healthcare ecosystem development.
    White Paper produced to support research and applied advocacy alike.

We help bridge the latest academic thinking, world-class expertise from industry, and unrivaled access to the regulatory world to provide services of real value add.

Read our approach on guiding companies in the Ecosystem Economy

Read examples of the framework as it was published by the California Management Review

Watch  the video with our recent framework 

Read an applied example of our research as published in London Business School's Think! magazine by our staff

Read a post on regulation & strategy as it was published at Strategy+Business