The Avasant Distinguished Fellows Program promotes thought leadership and provides subject matter expertise for Avasant’s clientele. Selected from a pool of over 500 nominations, the program brings together C-level executives and board-seasoned leaders who possess decades of experience in their competencies, which include CEO, COO, CIO, CISO, Chief Process Officer, and other key c-suite roles across various industries, including: retail, manufacturing, banking, utilities, healthcare, travel and transportation and pharmaceuticals. The Fellows create strategies and executive programs that provide unique value to Avasant’s clients in the areas of digital innovation, process transformation, IT, information security and operational risk management, BPO, procurement, and business strategy.
Each Avasant Fellow has, on average, 20 years of experience as an industry C-suite executive.
Organizations today are struggling to maintain best practices and retain operational skills to manage IT in-house. Avasant Fellows provide hands-on interim management, assisting with all aspects of strategy, management, and performance. The Fellows provide clients with strategic leadership that helps organizations budget, prepare, and manage IT portfolios, IT expenditures, vendors, and changes in technology. By building a proven, long-term plan for business IT needs, Avasant Fellows can help clients improve service, reduce costs, and operate with increased efficiency. Avasant Fellows can also fill interim executive roles as CIO, CISO, CTO, COO, and CSO as needed.
Health Check Assessments
Sourcing relationships can lose from 20% to 60%+ of their expected value due to poor governance practices
Vendor management challenges make global sourcing is an increasingly risky endeavor. Avasant’s Value Leakage Rapid Assessment (VLRA) is a health check assessment designed to rapidly determine the potential value leakage in an organization’s global sourcing governance environment. The assessment is conducted by Avasant Fellows who are highly experienced in sourcing governance and relationship optimization.
Subject Matter Expert Driven Consulting
Each C-suite executive leverages deep end-to-end operational and industry knowledge within their domain of expertise.
Avasant Fellows provide highly specialized consulting services as subject matter experts (SME), including IT, IS, BPO, process and digital transformation, and other supported services. Avasant Fellows are also able to act as a ‘virtual board of directors’ for senior managers.
Innovation and Executive Workshops
Oftentimes, organizations are unable to bring the right expertise and innovation to decision-making.
Avasant Fellows provide strategic leadership that supports strategic decision-making through 2-3 day workshops that can help plan for:
• Digital Innovation
• Organization Transformation
• Driving innovation through Technology
• Information and Cyber Security
• Platform Modernization and Cloud Strategy
• Process Improvement and Automation
• Network/Telecom Architecture and Sourcing
• Industry-specific Transformation and Technology Strategy
Sourcingboard™, led by Avasant’s Fellows, is Avasant’s client networking advisory channel which is designed to connect Avasant clients to each other. Sourcingboard™ is designed to serve as an expert panel for strategic sourcing, composed of Avasant partners and fellows. Our clients use SourcingBoard™ as an executive exchange to share advice and insight within their community of peers. Avasant completed its acquisition of SourcingBoard™ on August 27, 2013.