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Digital Transformation

The finance sector and specifically banks, have been under a lot of pressure over the past years. Alongside the market challenges such as low interest rates, we’re seeing hundreds of new Fintech challengers emerge with over $10 Billion collective funding per year.

These challenges are forcing banks to make tough strategic decisions. At the start of 2016, we worked together with Belfius PCB to help them do that.

The result

The result of the project was:

  1. A clear view on how the future of Public, Social and Corporate Banking may develop.
  2. A strategy to play a strong role in that future.
  3. A list of concrete projects to start working towards it.

Soon after we returned to guide Belfius PCB in the development of these business plans, to help them turn these into speedboats alongside the corporate mothership.

We sat down with Dirk Gyselinck, member of the management committee, to talk about the process and the challenges of transformation.

Check out the full interview below:

Want to start your transformation too? Contact us at consulting@duvalunion.com


Digital Transformation

Around November 2015, we worked together with CapitalAtWork, an Asset Manager, to help them with their future vision and Digital Transformation. Directly after our collaboration, Claude Eyschen was appointed as CDO to take ownership of the digital agenda.

Ever since we’ve done various in-house presentations for CapitalAtWork about the changing world of finance and the blockchain, to help them keep track of how the financial sector is evolving so they can take the right actions.

We sat down with Claude and General Manager Maarten Rooijakkers, to talk about the transformation of CapitalAtWork so far.

Check out the full interview below:

Want to start your transformation too? Contact us at consulting@duvalunion.com


Digital Transformation

In 2015, Volvo Trucks Group Belux asked us to guide them in their Digital Transformation. We helped them create their future vision, strategy and a concrete roadmap of things they could start doing to transform their organisation. As a follow up to that we’re currently helping them with Trendwatching and their Digital Transformation Governance.

With transformation come a lot of challenges, so we sat down with Peter Himpe, Vice President at Volvo Trucks Group Belux, to talk about their Digital Transformation process.

Check out the full interview below:

Want to start your transformation too? Contact us at consulting@duvalunion.com


Articles

Over the past 7 years there have been many people and businesses that said Bitcoin would die soon, and yet years later it is still here. While it has its fair share of challenges, there’s no denying Bitcoin has grown into far more than just an experiment. Last I checked, experiments don’t get $105B in value transferred over them. Read More

We’ve been talking about digital transformation for a while now and one of the things we’ve noticed is that many people still underestimate the impact of digital disruption. Most people manage to see the direct impact, but if you want to be ahead of the rest, you need to anticipate the indirect changes in the long term as well. We’ll explain it through an example here.

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Technology has had a tremendous impact on our daily lives so far, but today we are seeing just the first baby steps of how it will fully integrate and blend into our daily lives. Think of what a smartphone is capable of nowadays, just 10 years ago people could only dream of that. Can you imagine what it will be doing for us (and to us) in another 10 years? If only we knew, it would make our jaws drop.

Smartphones aren’t the only devices that are changing our lives though. Upon the Apple watch release, we already wrote a post about industries that are being disrupted by smartwatches. You have probably also noticed Google Glass and you might have heard of things like the Oculus Rift or Drones.

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Most companies focus on high revenues, low costs and big profits. Digital disruptors however, do things differently. They focus on market share and long-term potential, instead of short-term monetization and earnings.

Disruptors and their investors are willing to sacrifice their profits in the short-term, to ensure a long-term global success. And it’s not just the rising startups following this course.

Amazon 20 years

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There are only a few brands that have successfully created a community in which they collaborate with their target audience. Communities naturally form because people feel the need to unite around a specific topic. For brands it is difficult to create an environment like this, because it is unnatural. Still, some of them have succeeded in very creative ways that add value for both sides. Here are 3 great examples that we really like:

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If you saw the Apple Watch release yesterday or some of the video reviews, you know exactly what this is about. (Here is a video of the 2 hour event, in case you missed it.)

Apple Watch Release

It is of course not the first smartwatch out there, but now that the last of the expected players is going to enter the market, it is time to have a look at what exactly these smartwatches are disrupting.

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