Phillips Consulting arranges meeting to discuss prospects for Industry 4.0 services

27 March 2019 Consultancy.africa

Nigerian management consultancy Phillips Consulting is looking to jump on the digital bandwagon – a strategy that it will discuss at length during an upcoming three-hour long Chief Information Officer’s (CIO’s) breakfast meeting that it is set to host later this week in Lagos. 

Digitalisation has become a stark reality for economies across Africa, and Nigeria is centrally placed in this phenomenon given its position as the largest economy on the continent. As the economy continues its growth, the digital services segment is the country is expected to expand at a rapid rate in the near future.

In this context, a number of consulting firms in the country are looking to develop their capabilities in a number of industry 4.0 domain, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, Internet of Things and data analytics. The increasing demand for these services presents a substantial business opportunity.

As businesses become more digitally integrated, their susceptibility to cyber crime increases correspondingly, which has led to the increase in demand for cybersecurity services as well.  Management consultancy Phillips Consulting, which has been working on renewing its profile in Nigeria, is now looking to develop its digital and cybersecurity capabilities.

Phillips Consulting arranges meeting to prospects for Industry services

As elucidated by Associate Partner for Digital Technology & Consulting at the firm, Jason Ikegwu, “Organisations are reinventing themselves through digital transformation. Powered by advances in robotics, AI, data analytics, wireless technology, IoT and cloud computing, this transformation is providing the platform through which organisations drive performance and pursue completely novel ways of solving traditional challenges.”

“This pace of change has been hugely significant, with organisations having to dramatically adapt their digital capabilities to keep up. While such transformation is inevitable, it is imperative for organisations to secure their transformational initiatives and assets,” he added.

The firm has repeatedly emphasised its belief in the crucial role of constant transformation in the growth and sustained competitiveness of organisations. To this end, the firm has been active in offering training and education programmes for executives at various levels to develop their innovative capabilities.

“This security provides the basis for effective transformation. Cyber risk is now as important a priority for business leaders as financial and legal risks. Which is why we will be examining these issues at this year’s breakfast meeting,” added Ikegwu, providing context for the firm’s meeting.

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Ghana is on its way to becoming a prominent financial centre for West Africa, The government and private sector are working in collaboration to ensure that the region’s economic potential is realised, and a large part of the focus thus far has been on the development of talent in the country’s workforce.

As a result, training programmes have increased in quantity and intensity, while consultancies that work on innovative human resource policies have come to prominence. The rationale is that fostering talent, boosting productivity and developing digital skills will drive Ghana’s economy forward.

L'AINE Services celebrates 25th anniversary with renewed gusto

Once such consultancy is L’AINE Services, based in Tema. The firm was established in 1994, and has recently celebrated its 25th year in existence. Over the years, the firm’s suite of services has gradually expanded to include support with recruitment, payrolling, training and publishing.

The firm also helps with hiring and talent development, which has made it particularly relevant in the contemporary scenario. During the firm’s 25th anniversary celebrations, executives at the firm reasserted its mission to support the business environment in Ghana in its growth endeavours.

This involves ensuring excellence in its service of each and every client. The firm has a three-pronged strategy to facilitate growth in the HR domain, including a focus on people, innovation and technology. Founder and Director of the firm Ellen Hagan indicated that the firm seeks to “transform every life and business we come across.”

Delving into the ethos behind its services, Board Chairman at the firm Prosper Asamoah indicated that the firm lays emphasis on developing a secure environment within which employees feel safe enough to thrive and innovate. Empowering employees is the key for organisational development, according to Asamoah.