CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct. 3, 2018– Global professional services firm Huron(NASDAQ: HURN) today announced that Sean Freeburger has joined the company as chief information officer (CIO). In this role, Freeburger will lead the global information technology function and play a key role in shaping the company’s technology strategy. “Sean brings a tremendous depth and breadth of expertise in leadership and digital strategy and has a strong track record of leveraging technology-based solutions to drive value,” said Mark Hussey, chief operating officer and executive vice president of Huron. “Sean will be focused on driving innovation to accelerate growth and achieve efficiencies that will put Huron in the best position to continue enhancing our client’s competitive advantage.”
Smarter Use of Digital Skills and Technology Could Boost Global Economic Output by $2 Trillion by 2020, Accenture Study Shows
NEW YORK; Jan. 19, 2016 – Optimizing the use of digital skills and technologies could generate $2 trillion of additional global economic output by 2020, according to a new study by Accenture (NYSE: ACN). The study also reveals the vast role digital plays in economic activity, with more than one-fifth of the world’s gross domestic product (GDP) attributed to some form of digital skills, capital and goods and services.
The Accenture Strategy report, Digital Disruption: the Growth Multiplier, provides a new and comprehensive measure of the scale of the digital economy in 11 major countries. It estimates the value added to GDP by hardware, software and related technologies and by workers who need these digital assets to do their jobs. It also calculates the value of intermediate digital goods and services used in production.
FTI Consulting Bolsters Economic Consulting Segment with Appointment of John Ellison as Senior Managing Director
LONDON, Sept. 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN) today announced the appointment of John Ellison as a Senior Managing Director in the firm’s Economic Consulting segment, further strengthening the firm’s global economic and financial consulting expertise. Mr Ellison will be based in London.
Mr Ellison brings more than 25 years’ experience advising on all aspects of forensic work, including regulatory enquiries, valuing businesses and market abuse. He also sits as an arbitrator in international disputes.
65% of Digital Consumers Choose to Shop at a Store that Offers Personalized Recommendations, According to New BRP Report
Boston, MA – April 16, 2019 – According to BRP’s 2019 Consumer Shopping Habits – The Generation Gap report, it is essential for retailers to understand the shopping preferences of their target audience to design the right shopping experience that appeals to their customers. While the shopping journey varies depending on the customer, product and even season, there are similarities within generational groups. Digital Consumers (ages 18-37) have higher expectations for the retail experience than Traditional Consumers (ages 38+) and embrace the use of technology to make their research and buying process more convenient. Traditional Consumers are more focused on the basics of finding their desired product at the right price.