Retail & FMCG
Consumer habits across industries are changing at an ever-increasing speed, be it what and how people eat, be it where people buy. The most recent crisis shows the need to re-look at the complexity of supply chains from a new perspective but also at a more balanced look between economic results and social impact. This is an amazing time to not let the industry disrupt your business but to take a lead seat in leading the disruption. Let us combine your vision with our methodologies to unleash a new chapter in the industry
"Banking is necessary, banks are not" was stated by Bill Gates all the way back in 1994, and has served as the mantra for the first wave of fintech companies. Financial intermediation has come a long way since then, but we are still seeing many “walking dead” in this sector, held up by excess capital, inept and self-interested management, government interventions, and general inertia. The GFC has been a huge wake-up call, many dinosaurs became extinct. Many that survived became terrible places to work. But new technologies and new players are relentlessly chipping away at the business of once-venerable institutions.
Open Banking and new Engagement models demanded by Millenials have accelerated new entrants into the once Closed space of Retail Banking. Apple Pay, AliPay, and a plethora of "Neo Banks" promise to provide a much more Customer engaged experience. Faster, cheaper, mobile native, and appealing to the Millennials, these players have opening up new business models, new ways of working and engaging with customers are transforming the field. Whitewater can help Traditional banks accelerate their Transformation journey, or lead new Neo banks to accelerate to scale and into the main-stream. Let us help you super-charge your journey.
In addition to supporting senior executives drive technology into their organizations - WhitewaterTx also can significantly add value in managing data to become a valuable asset in its own right. Analytics and other data manipulation processes can do more than improve efficiency and safety, it can also be used to break down barriers within companies, between the company and its suppliers, customers and partners, and finally between internal silos (functional, hierarchical, and cultural)
Media like many industries is being severely disrupted by rapidly changing new technologies, business models, and consumer expectations. The speed of change is breathtaking and no-one knows the destination (technologies or business models). Managing to steer through this highly volatile industry requires modern organizational and strategic tools which are how WhitewaterTx is able to assist media (and media-related) companies to survive and prosper through these turbulent times.
The world of government, quasi-government and not-for-profit enterprises is facing transformative pressures from rapidly changing consumer expectations and moves away from traditional business models now possible with enhanced digital tools.
WhitewaterTx is committed to assisting significant socially focused organizations to rethink their traditional ways of working to modernize their business models to become leaders in their areas. Examples of this are to reinvent the fundamental ways that NFPs operate to start to partner with impact funds to achieve enhanced social goals in a sustainable manner.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain
In the past 2 decades, there has been a rush to offshore huge amounts of manufacturing and capability from HCC to the then known LCC creating in many circumstances complex and high-risk supply chains when looked at in the light of the current rapidly changing global political and environmental circumstances. There lies a huge opportunity to look at this with a different lens balancing economic results with social impact. Let us combine your vision with our methodologies to unleash a new chapter in your industry.
Technology companies are darlings of venture capitalists, the stock market, and the media. We cannot imagine our lives without the communication technologies, we can never leave home without our favorite gadgets, we marvel at the speed with which our life changed thanks to tech. Tech companies are seen by many as shining examples of the new progressive workplaces. But rapid growth has its dark sides - inexperienced management, shortage of skills at all levels, a tremendous waste of resources. Allow us to help you bring about a level of maturity, discipline, and wisdom without destroying all the good things the tech industry is famous for.
The reality is that Established Technology companies need to constantly reinvent themselves to stay ahead of their competition - constantly transforming their business models. New entrants face a tough challenge gaining enough market share to establish themselves as sustainable long-term players and the reality is most will fail or have their business idea taken and consumed by larger more resourceful players without a clear plan to ingrain themselves into their Customers. Whitewater can help Established Technology companies pivot their business model to address the new and emerging markets, as well as help emerging players establish long-term footprints and accelerate themselves to success.
Communications players are having a very tough time. Previously custodians of the Technology revolution, providing valuable communication and Network services to connect end-users to the Internet, this space has been commodities and Network providers have struggled to reinvent themselves and provide new and different revenue channels. Whilst Network services (such as 5G) will inevitably continue to be the main-stay of Provider service, this is extremely costly and Capital heavy investments and consumer value are clearly in Over-The-Top services - such as IoT, Entertainment, or Application services.
Whitewater can help Communication providers/users/partners optimize existing costs and revenues, freeing up headspace and capital to enable a Transformation.
The services industry covers a multitude of sectors that are under extreme pressure due to changing consumer expectations, technologies, and business models.
Lawyers, consultants, educators, cleaners, entertainers, hospitality, tourism, financial advisors, logistics, trades, designers, architects, etc - all are under threat, the issue is which leadership teams can steer their organizations into an uncertain future fast enough and safe enough to be the clear industry leaders of the future. The dreaming is in the hands of the company, the realization of those dreams need experience and help to ensure the organization is moving fast enough and in the right direction - WhitewaterTx has the expertise, skills, and tools to ensure the winners actually win!