Carl Bate is a Senior Consultant with Cutter's Business Technology & Digital Transformation Strategies practice. He is also Partner of Arthur D. Little (ADL) and co-founder and co-leader for ADL's Digital Problem Solving Practice based in London and New York. Mr Bate specializes in intractable problem solving and rapid opportunity realization. While everyone knows thinking and acting like a startup is critical to achieve fast impact and business differentiation (and the techniques are well understood), tangible results from digital transformation often underwhelm. Addressing the conundrums behind this discrepancy can make the difference between success and failure.
Mr. Bate has acted in an executive advisory capacity on strategy and has led consulting teams in delivering transformation within companies across multiple industries, working collaboratively to address some of their most difficult challenges and opportunities. He has served clients in education, energy, financial services, government, legal, logistics, medtech, pharmaceutical, private equity, retail, telecoms, and transportation. Mr. Bate is the author of Next Practice techniques for digital transformation, where “next” applies across two dimensions: (1) ways of thinking and working designed from the ground up to help in the digital age of complexity, uncertainty, disruption, and possibility; and (2) practices that aid inquiry into not only what might have worked well in the past, but what could work better now. He is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and prior Chair of the BCS Futures Group. Mr. Bate previously served as CTO for Capgemini and CTO for Javelin Group. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.