| ECSI Consulting opens in Singapore and Luciano Pezzotta appointed MD||ECSI Consulting has opened its new branch in Singapore to better serve its global clients looking for growth opportunities in Far East and offer its distinctive methodologies and capabilities to regional businesses. Luciano Pezzotta has been appointed Managing Partner of ECSI Consulting Asia office in Singapore.
Luciano said he is delighted with the appointment and that he hoped to draw on his experience for the benefit of ECSI Consulting’s Asian opeations. “Asia is a fundamental pillar to ECSI Consulting business model and growth strategy. In addition its fast growing economies together with its vast size and diversity in terms of culture, language, and government systems make it an extremely exciting business environment” said Luciano.
Luciano Pezzotta has been operating in Asia since 2007 and prior to joining ECSI Consulting has been the Regional Lead Consultant for Blue Ocean Strategy Regional Centre, the official representative of this global renowed methodology in the Asia-Pacific.
“Luciano’s strategy and innovation consulting skills and market knowledge will be valued assets to our operations in the region to exploit both the increasing opportunities of local companies seeking professional strategy and innovation advisory and European corporations looking for growth in Asia” commented ECSI Group founder and CEO Alessandro Di Fiore. Press release April 30 2013.
| ECSI and HBS have published a new case||The new HBS case "Chef Oldani and D'O restaurant" has been published on January 31 2013. Alessandro Di Fiore, Founder and CEO of ECSI, has collaborated with HBS Professor Gary Pisano as co-author of the case.
This case examines the unique business model of Ristorante D'O, a high end gourmand restaurant located near Milan, Italy. Founded by Chef Davide Oldani, D'O offers meals at approximately one-third the price of other Michelin starred restaurants. Oldani has made this business model profitable by making a conscious set of operating strategy choices (menu, meal design, service process, lay-out, reservation process) that reduce waste and inefficiency, while preserving quality. The case enables students to understand how cost-quality trade-offs can be altered through creative operating strategies, and sufficient data are available to analyze the operating model in depth. A second focal point of the case concerns Oldani's choices for growth. The wait list for D'O is currently 18 months. He can presumably open another D'O at a different location. At the time of the case, however, he is considering opening a new restaurant in the same vicinity as D'O that would operate at an even lower price point. Case debate can center around whether this new restaurant format makes sense from a strategic point of view, and, in particular, whether the capabilities and know-how acquired in operating D'O are applicable to the new restaurant. The deeper issue in the case concerns how businesses based on the creative talent of an individual (like Chef Oldani) can grow, without losing what makes them special.
| ECSI has launched its Strategy & Innovation Consultancy||ECSI Consulting is a Strategy&Innovation consultancy with a focus on profitable growth. The new sister company of ECSI will leverage the innovative theories and methodologies developed by ECSI Research and its faculty partners to generate breakthrough insights for its clients. ECSI consulting has offices in Milan and Singapore and plans to open its London office at the end of 2013.|
| ECSI and YPO run a global survey on Innovation and Creativity||ECSI has partnered with YPO-WPO, the largest global business leaders organization in the world with over 19.000 members, to execute a global survey on Innovation and Creativity in the 2nd quarter of 2012.
Press release - March 1, 2012|
| Sky-rocket performance in Executive Education in 2012||In its first year of full activity, the disruptive value proposition of ECSI left a clear sign in the market according to participants of 2012 open courses. The average relative satisfaction index (Question on the feedback form was: Of all educational courses you have attended, how would you rank this one?) of all 2012 classes reached a terrific 71% of respondents in the top 10% and another 23% in the top 25%. Among all participants of open classes, none scored ECSI experience below 50%. Press release - January 10, 2013.|
| Chan Kim and Renče Mauborgne ranked n° 2 in the Global Thinkers50||Blue Ocean Strategy continues to be the most influential new strategy formulation approach in the globe. Authors Chan Kim and Renče Mauborgne of INSEAD ranked n° 2 in the global Thinkers50 of 2011. ECSI continues to be the only organization delivering official Blue Ocean Strategy executive courses in Italy. Follow the link below to see the Thinkers50 ranking: http://hbr.org/web/slideshows/the-50-most-influential-management-gurus/2-kim-mauborgne|
| Harvard Business School case in collaboration with ECSI ||Fiat-Chrysler Alliance: Launching the Cinquecento in North America by Di Fiore and Pisano. Publication date: May 11, 2011.
Fiat ended its 27-year absence in the North American automobile market when the first Cinquecento (500)-a very small, iconic Italian car that had strong sales in Europe-was delivered on March 10, 2011. The Italian automaker re-entered the market through an alliance with Chrysler, the American automaker Fiat acquired in April 2009.
| Alessandro Di Fiore will be a serial blogger at Harvard Business Review||Alessandro Di Fiore is the only Italian and one of the few European thought leaders who has been invited to blog on Harvard Business Review (www.hbr.org) on a recurrent bases. His blogs - issued monthly - will be on Innovation and Market Strategy managerial lessons, with a particular focus on European cases and business practices.
Press Release - March 17 2011|
| Partnership with Blue Ocean Initiative Centre||ECSI and the Blue Ocean Initiative Centre Ltd of London joined forces to deliver official executive education courses on Blue Ocean Strategy. Thanks to the collaboration and support from Professors Kim and Mauborgne of INSEAD – the authors of the best-selling book – courses will use original contents and will be compliant with global standards. Faculty will be composed exclusively by Senior Members of the Global Blue Ocean Strategy Network founded by Kim and Mauborgne. The first official executive seminar will be delivered on November 18-19 2010.
Press Release - October 4, 2010|
| ECSI CEO named European Educational Chair for YPO||ECSI Founder and CEO has been named European Region Educational Chair 2011-13 for YPO Organization. YPO and its graduate organization, WPO, connect nearly 17.000 members in more than 100 countries. The largest and most respected organization in the world for CEOs and Entrepreneurs (www.ypo.org). YPO mission is “Better Leaders Through Education and Idea Exchange™”.??YPO is organized into 15 regions and local chapters which are affiliated with a region. Each region provides education and networking opportunities designed to connect members from different chapters – as well as different regions.
Press release - January 15 2011|