Professional and IT Services Track Keynote
Topic: Top 5 Business Imperatives Every Professional Services Firm Must Address in 2012
This keynote session provides invaluable insight as you prepare your business for 2013. John Hurth, AMCF President and CEO, talks with one of the leading consulting and advisory firms to reveal the top imperatives that will have the most impact on your practice in 2013. In this exclusive interview, you'll discover ways to address these changes and use those imperatives to your advantage.
John F. Furth
President and CEO, AMCF
John is currently the President & CEO of the Association of Management Consulting Firms (AMCF) in New York City. He has previously held positions with Hitachi Consulting as the Managing Vice President for Business Strategy Solutions, Sony's CEO Institute of Strategy in Tokyo as Chief Strategist. He has also led the strategy department at Discovery Networks International and ran the New York office of Roland Berger, Europe's largest strategy consulting firm. John has spoken and presented extensively about innovative business models at the Harvard Club of New York City's Business and Careers Luncheons, Waseda Marketing Forum in Tokyo, National Press Club in Washington D.C., IBM's Global Innovation Outlook and trade groups such as the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA). He has also been widely quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, American Banker, Business Week and the Industry Standard. John received his MBA in Finance from the Stern School of Business at NYU and has a BA from Harvard College.
Global Head of Advisory Services, PwC
Juan Pujadas is the Global Leader of Advisory services for PwC. Prior to taking over the leadership of the Global Advisory Practice, Juan led the US firm's Advisory Practice for six years. Previously he was responsible for providing advice on risk management and shareholder value as well as financial risk management, advisory, and information technology services to financial institutions. Prior to joining PwC Juan was the Chief Risk Officer of Santander Investment, the investment banking arm of the Santander Group. Before joining Santander, Juan was a partner in the Capital Markets and Treasury Group of Price Waterhouse’s US firm’s Financial Services Industry Practice. He was the US firm’s leading professional in the area of market risk management and derivative products. Previously Juan was a director of the International Swaps and Derivative Association (ISDA), where he remains actively involved in a number of its industry committees.
Juan holds a B.S., Economics, Finance from The Wharton School of Commerce and Finance, University of Pennsylvania, and a B.S., Applied Science, Computer Engineering, College of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Pennsylvania.
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