Continued growth in technologies presented even more opportunities for our clients to seize the momentum and reach their goals in 2017.
Our clients’ success was our success as well. We expanded our client base both internationally and across sectors and worked on some of the most exciting projects in the world. And we arrived in 2018 well placed to achieve our ambitions for the year ahead.
Innovating to excel
What’s clear is that the world isn’t slowing down. Technologies are developing faster and faster. One of the things that differentiates PA Consulting Group from the competition is that we don’t only help our clients find new ways of doing things. We also invent the innovative solutions they use to achieve such exceptional results.
Indeed, innovation has always been at the heart of our work and that’s more important than ever. How organisations respond to new technologies has a huge impact. One of the biggest issues on our clients’ minds is how they plan for, and fully embrace, the transition to a more automated, intelligent world, driven by advances in digital, robotics and machine learning. Artificial intelligence is creating entirely new ways of living, working and spending our leisure time. It’s also causing a lot of fear for people that their jobs will cease to exist, for executives that they’re missing a trick by not taking advantage of the new-found opportunities, and for everyone given the consequences for society.
We’ve been playing a positive role in this interaction between technology and humans for more than 70 years. So we’re well versed in many of the opportunities and challenges it throws up. Our experience has taught us that humans will continue to play an essential role in the workplace – they’re vital to driving progress.
Every day our people are working with, not against, machines in a constant quest to get the best possible results for our clients. That’s whether they’re at our UK labs designing a new medical device to increase the chances of survival of newborns, working with a major bank in the United States to create a strategy for tackling illicit flows of capital, or transforming a charity’s ability to make smart decisions using data. It’s the synergy between human and machine that’s helping organisations transform.
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Helping organisations and society succeed
Our active partnership with The Carlyle Group gives us a strong platform and is helping us to fulfil our potential. Client demand has allowed us to attract more of the best people and to acquire market-leading businesses. As we look to the future, I’m excited at the many opportunities our people will have to impress, delight and surprise our clients. And I’m confident that the combination of our experience and our agility will allow us to make a valuable contribution to the direction society will take.
“It’s the synergy between human and machine that’s helping organisations transform.”