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ALM Intelligence Identifies Best Innovation Strategy Consultants

2018 Vanguard Buyer Ratings Guide Rates Global Providers and Specialists

New York, NY – March 14, 2018 – ALM Intelligence – Consulting division, previously known as Kennedy Consulting, has released its 2018 ratings of Innovation Strategy consulting providers. Six firms were identified as leaders in the consulting industry: The Boston Consulting Group, Capgemini – who has been rated as a leader for the first time, Deloitte, ECSI, Innosight and McKinsey & Company.

“The trend observed in recent years related to the shift of client demand towards ‘ideating’ and launching new strategies in the marketplace on tight time frames continues to gain pace and shape the innovation strategy consulting market,” said Nathan Simon, Senior Director of Research at ALM Intelligence. “The most immediate repercussion is a ratcheting up of clients’ prioritization of speed to measurable outcomes. At the same time, the link between innovation and digital technologies continues to tighten, with data increasingly furnishing the grist for the business model innovation mill, most prominently in the context of so-called platform business models.”

Providers that climbed in the 2018 ratings include: A.T. Kearney, Accenture, Bain & Company, Capgemini, EY, IBM, IDEO, McKinsey & Company, North Highland, PwC, and Smart Design. Other providers that were rated include: A.T. Kearney, Accenture, Bain & Company, Capgemini, EY, IBM, IDEO, McKinsey & Company, North Highland, PwC, and Smart Design, BearingPoint, The Boston Consulting Group, Continuum, ECSI, Innosight, Insigniam, KPMG, L.E.K. Consulting, OIiver Wyman, PA Consulting, Prophet, Roland Berger, Simon-Kucher, Strategos, and goetzpaertners.

ALM’s Vanguard research series assesses firms in terms of their relative ability to create impact for their clients. In addition to its overall rating assessments of consulting providers’ depth and breadth of capabilities and best-in-class provider designations, this series includes detailed capability evaluations for each covered provider as well as a qualitative analysis of their consulting organization, approach, and service delivery model.

For more information or to obtain the full version of The ALM Vanguard: Innovation Strategy Consulting, visit the ALM Intelligence website:

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