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digital_transformation_industry_frost_sullivan.jpgDigital technologies are transforming every vertical market – understanding both the ICT and industry perspectives that are driving change is vital. Every industry is seeking to evolve in line with changing customer requirements, to enable the delivery of innovative new services, and to improve internal working processes. ICT is the catalyst that is powering this transformation; ubiquitous connectivity, cloud computing, IoT and big data analytics are among the core technology groups that are driving vertical market evolution.

Industry disruption and transformation will present numerous opportunities, as well as challenges, for technology vendors, service providers, and enterprise customers.

Understanding every major aspect of this changing landscape, the impact on your business and developing a strong and timely market response will be the key to continued success and growth in this market. The most significant growth opportunities for the ICT sector will come in areas where technology can support new and innovative business models – and, essentially, business value.


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Frost & Sullivan's Digital Transformation of Industries team is uniquely positioned to be your growth strategy advisor and implementation partner. We combine continuous coverage of the ICT industry with deep expertise in vertical markets to identify how industries will transform, and how ICT providers can make this a reality.

Frost & Sullivan's research and consulting expertise includes work in the following areas:

  • CIO Insight - an end-user perspective, drawing on direct interaction with CIOs across multiple verticals
  • Market Sizing - detailed country-level assessment of ICT spending split by ICT sub-sector and vertical
  • Digital Transformation Series – assessment of how industries are transforming, driven by ICT investment
  • Hot Topic Research Focus – analysis of key technologies that will have a transformative impact across multiple sectors, including Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence and IoT.

Expertise Areas

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Digital_Media-3.jpgDigital Transformation Series
Unified_Communications-3.jpgHot Topic Research Focus

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Meet the Team

North America

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Vice President, Digital Transformation Practice

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Global Vice President


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Research Director


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Senior Vice President, Digital Transformation Practice

DT_in_Industries.jpgOur Solution - Growth Partnership

Frost & Sullivan's Digital Transformation of Industries Growth Partnership Service helps ICT vendors and service providers to navigate emerging opportunities across vertical markets. By understanding the industry trends that are driving vertical market growth, our clients can position their solutions – and define their product/service roadmaps – to maximum effect.

Rooted in a solid foundation of market intelligence research, our expert analysts and consultants provide a continuous flow of actionable opportunities, strategies, and advisory services through virtual and in-person interactions.

DT_in_Industries_2.jpgOur Growth Partnership Service research, advisory and interactive perspectives cover:

  • Technologies and market sector analysis
  • Industry-specific trend coverage
  • Competitive analysis
  • Geographic research

Digital Transformation in Industries Research

ICT Spending in Connected Industries in Europe, Forecast to 2020

Information Technology & Communications (ICT) investment across vertical markets will outpace Europe s average gross domestic product (GDP) growth. Compared to the organisation for economic co-operation and development (OECD) nominal GDP forecast during 2014 to 2016 of 2.2%, the total ICT…

Global Artificial Intelligence Opportunities in Retail, 2017

This study aims to analyse artificial intelligence (AI) and its applications in the global retail industry in 2017.Research Scope: The research scope of the study includes the following: Technology Trends (which includes artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, Big Data, and cloud computing)…

The New Way to Grow BearingPoint Infonova Digital Ecosystem Management (DEM) Global Summit

Calling a topic "relevant to all companies and sectors" is bold. It is with these words that Peter Mockler, managing partner of BearingPoint, chose to introduce Digital Ecosystem Management (DEM) when he opened the BearingPoint Infonova global DEM summit on 27 September 2016.

Scaling Smart City Innovation International Development of Start-ups

A recent Frost & Sullivan survey of experts from 32 European cities concluded that "The Quest for Commercial Sustainability Continues." As an authority in the field of smart cities, Frost & Sullivan is astutely aware that probably the greatest challenge is to find economically…

Smart Cities and the Impact on Fintech Innovation: The Next Smart Revolution

Smart cities, as defined by Frost & Sullivan, have eight smart parameters: sub-segments of smart energy, smart mobility, smart buildings, smart infrastructure, smart technology, smart healthcare, smart governance, and smart citizens. A smart city, as the term suggests, is indeed sitting on a…

Technology Platforms4Good A Close-up on Several Social Innovators

The sharing economy has long established itself in everyday life. Disruptive digital platform companies such as Uber and AirBnB have emerged. Uber is disrupting taxi companies and traditional car manufacturers such as BMW, and AirBnB is disrupting traditional hotels. These innovators are…

Asia-Pacific Smart Retail in the Physical Store

This market insight aims to analyze how smart retail can impact retailers and their operations in the Asia-Pacific region and seeks to examine how the Internet of Things (IoT) is enabling Smart Retail and helping bring the digital experience into physical stores.Research Scope: Analyze services,…

Digital Disruption in the Global Financial Services Sector

Fintech (financial technology) is disrupting the financial services industry across the globe. As start-ups invade the industry with a slew of solutions that make it easy for consumers to access financial services, the incumbents are also increasing their use of technology and are focusing on…

ICT Spending in Connected Industries

The IT & communications industry continues to invest heavily in communications and IT solutions. Energy and utilities, healthcare, transportation, and manufacturing are also expected to increase ICT spending in the next 5 years. To enable ubiquitous connectivity, large investments need to be…

Outlook for New Business Models and Consumer Driven Strategies in Digital Consumer Lifestyle

Frost & Sullivan defines a digital consumer lifestyle as one that includes the traditional services consumed at home, at work, within a city, and mobility. A set of connected lifestyle services, such as banking and financial payments, retail, social networking, and education occur across these…

growth_consulting.jpgFrost & Sullivan not only describes and diagnoses your challenges, we go well beyond by predicting future opportunities and prescribing a customized solution for your organization. Below are some ways we can help you with bespoke requirements. With the breadth and depth of our capabilities, we are best positioned to help you through all the stages of digital transformation.

The transformation taking place across vertical market presents tremendous challenges to technology vendors and service providers to reinvent and reposition themselves for future success. Frost & Sullivan analysts help market participants identify growth opportunities and develop sustainable business strategies. Close understanding of end-user needs and extensive competitive intelligence inform our consulting engagements and enable the Digital Transformation of Industries team to arm clients with custom-tailored market data, analysis and insights to help them thrive and flourish in the dynamic and constantly evolving market.

Key areas where Frost & Sullivan can provide value include the following:

  • New Product and Services Solutions: We can support your organization in developing or deploying new products and services that deliver greater customer value to clients in across a variety of vertical markets.
  • Customer Analysis: We can help identify specific customer needs and pain points through detailed surveys and data analyses.
  • Branding and Positioning: Frost & Sullivan can support your organization through an integrated marketing platform to more effectively launch and promote new products, services or business models.
  • Statistical Analysis and Forecasting: We can assess growth opportunities and market potential in new/specific customer segments, geographies and product/service areas.


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big_data-4.jpgFrost & Sullivan delivers unique growth workshops to identify and exploit the opportunities of digital transformation by drawing on our extensive knowledge of both ICT and industry trends.

Our growth workshops help IT companies gain first mover advantage when they pursue emerging opportunities. We also support executives who want to align key internal stakeholders to achieve a common goal. In addition, we help technology end users shape their digital strategy and make critical choices.

Frost & Sullivan workshops are designed around our clients’ needs. We can attend client strategy days as expert external keynote speakers, or we can fully facilitate a strategy workshop. A follow-up report with an action plan and steps are an important part of our service.

Great networking and ability to connect with Senior Marketers from different sectors to exchange ideas and best practices.

Vice President, Global 500 Industrial Manufacturing Company

Good content discussed in an engaging and interactive form, and frequent and open networking opportunities.

Lucio Furlani, Vice President, Hewlett Packard Enterprise