Atos and Marsh join forces to deliver end-to-end cyber services

24 October 2016 Consultancy.uk

To support corporates deal with an increasingly risky cyber security landscape, Atos and Marsh have joined forces. The partnership between the French and American giants is aimed at providing clients with end-to-end cyber security services, by leveraging, among others, Atos’ Bull technology and Marsh’s risk and insurance consultancy services.

The cyber insecurity of many firms globally has become a boardroom issue at many of them, as threats increase from more sophisticated cyber criminals and increasingly digital and connected operations. To ward off risks from the over 500,000 cyber incidents per day, estimated to create damages of around $400 billion per year, organisations are bolstering their cyber frontiers and spending more on their cyber ecurity insurance plans, one of the fastest growing segments in the insurance industry, at 20% growth annually to 2018.

In a bid to support companies across a full spectrum of cyber risks, including from detecting vulnerabilities to post event crisis management, Atos and Marsh have decided to to tie a strategic alliance. The partnership leverages the combined strengths of the two firms to provide clients with a broad range of services, including Atos’ technology Bull and Marsh’s risk management consultancy expertise. 

arsh and Atos join forces to deliver end-to-end cyber services

Through the partnership, an integral and end-to-end approach for securing companies will be provided, boosting performance in both “cyber protection” and “cyber insurance”. Main offerings will support the detection and evaluation of vulnerabilities, the processing of incidents, and their transfer to cyber risk insurance, as well as support with the management of damage and neutralisation of cyber-attacks.

Pierre Barnabé, Chief Operating Officer, Big Data and Security for at Atos, says, "Thanks to this partnership with Marsh, we will be able to provide an optimal response to our clients who are currently in the digital revolution and investing in solutions using the cloud, the Internet of things, or big data. We will help them to manage and control risks, and also protect their business environment 24/7 to effectively fight against cyber attacks. This agreement allows us to strengthen our development strategy for the Cyber Security products offered by the Group.”

Chairman Corporations and Client Consultancy at Marsh Continental Europe, Stanislas Chapron, adds, “This collaboration with Atos is enabling us to fully handle our clients’ risk exposure linked to IT systems, by combining the technical expertise of Atos with the expertise of Marsh: consultancy, management, and transfer of cyber risks."

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Grey Consulting and Makerversity announce strategic partnership

05 April 2019 Consultancy.uk

Grey Consulting has forged a new alliance with Makerversity, a 500-strong community of the brightest creative innovators, headquartered at Somerset House, London. The partnership hopes to tap into the experimental community to develop pioneering solutions for Grey Consulting’s clients.

In August 2018, one of the world’s largest design agencies surprised the business world by launching a dedicated consulting outfit. The news came as the two industries continued on their trajectory towards a historic synthesis. The consulting industry has been engaged in a pitched battle with the advertising and design space for the past few years, as the former increasingly encroaches on the territory of the latter via a protracted campaign of mergers and acquisitions; but there had been little traffic moving in the other direction.

At its launch, Grey Consulting was not billed as a direct competitor to established consultancies. However, the firm behind the new entity hopes that its creative experience will give it a competitive edge in winning consulting business from its existing clients. The Grey Group is a global advertising and marketing agency with headquarters in New York City, and 432 offices in 96 countries, operating in 154 cities. Grey Consulting opened its doors with a view to aiding clients within the areas of business and brand design, innovation and digital transformations.Grey Consulting and Makerversity announce strategic partnership

Now, as the firm looks to further expand its footprint in the market, Grey Consulting has unveiled details of a ground-breaking new alliance with Makerversity, a 500-strong community of creative innovators headquartered at Somerset House, London. The alignment with Makerversity is hoped to unlock the potential of collaborating with one of the world’s most experimental communities.

Makerversity curates and convenes the best talent across product design, fashion, art and experimental architecture, sustainable materials, IoT, digital manufacturing, and coding. It provides spaces and workshops for professional makers to develop and create their work, supported by Somerset House Trust. The alliance is expected to enable Grey Consulting to develop pioneering solutions for its clients, together with innovators who make something amazing for a living, every day. 

Leo Rayman, Grey Consulting CEO, commented, “This gives our clients the potential to access a network of some of the most diverse and innovative individuals in the world today. Being so tightly connected to a community of makers means we don’t just develop transformational strategies but can quickly realise them in three dimensions. This sets Grey Consulting apart from the pure play strategy houses who are sometimes criticised for not making their thinking real at the pace modern businesses require.” 

Fiona Dent, CEO of Makerversity, added, “Makerversity acts as a catalyst for unexpected encounters, fostering collaborations between an incredible range of the brightest leading creators and innovators. Our experimental approach and engaged members, whose own practice is defining our world, create highly original new outcomes. We are delighted to bring this philosophy to a wider audience and generate interesting projects for Makerversity members through our partnership with Grey Consulting.”