Research & Insights
Industry Trends: How Venture Capital is fueling Innovation in Food and big Brands step up to match pace
‘Flexitarians’ and a distrust of ‘Big Food’ are driving major changes in the food market. And venture capitalists are inserting themselves in the process. Ann Frances Kelly of Signium Germany looks at the future of food and speaks to food industry experts.
‘Most companies are designed for certainty, but leaders in the digital age must be brilliant at the uncertainty it produces’
Signium Germany’s Karin Peschl, Carolin Fourie, Margareta Glass and Angela Westdorf invited Christoph Bornschein to speak at a Signium client event in Berlin. His vision of the future and how companies need to react was as unnerving for many as it was eye-opening. To survive, you need to place digital at the very heart of your organisation - before people, processes and structure - and develop the flexibility to make decisions quickly.
A predilection for imported brands that signify quality means that Emerging Markets represent tremendous opportunities for established brands. But the landscape is far from uniform and great care must be taken to get it right. Signium South Africa's Auguste Coetzer and Annelize van Rensburg look at how to take advantage of what might be the last great opportunity for brands.
As more brands take their digital marketing in-house, they need to be careful not to throw the baby out with the bathwater
More and more consumer brands are taking their digital marketing in-house and abandoning agencies. Helene Landre of Signium Belgium looks at the reasons behind this and the dangers involved as companies progress along their digital evolutionary path.
For Challenger brands, attitude is everything. Here’s how to make sure your senior hires don’t fall into the 89% of hires that fail due to attitudinal misfit.
Business people tend to refer to 'Challenger brands’ as though they are all much the same. Far from it. Matthew Dallisson looks here at the different types of Challengers and how attitude is critical for them. Matt also explains why attitudinal fit for senior hires is crucial for these growing companies; how so many get it wrong and key questions to ask to enhance your chances of success.
As technology brings all the Life Science players together, leadership recruiting shifts to 'big picture' people
Angela Westdorf, Partner Signium Germany, discusses digital healthcare and its implications for the industry and future leaders.
Paul Holland, Partner Signium Ireland, discusses the important role of an organization's Chief Cybersecurity Officer.
Horst Neller, Managing Partner and Vice Chairman of Signium, talks about databases, contacting candidates directly and the science and art of identifying, evaluating, choosing, committing and recruiting ideal candidates.
Experts believe Cognitive Computing heralds a new computer era. Their vision is for cognitive and comprehensive systems to replace today's computers.