Consulting case studies

Jan 29, 2016

Evaluating emerging technologies to build for an efficient future

A large global oil field services company needed a major IT overhaul to remain competitive, but sorting through hundreds of cutting-edge technologies and processes would be a daunting task.

Client challenge

Replace its core customer-facing and back-office platforms by
  • Identifying and evaluating the emerging technologies best suited for its business
  • Assessing the inherent risks of adopting previously untested and unexplored technologies

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PwC’s solution

Identify emerging technologies with the most potential for future use by

  • Uncovering trends, technologies, and processes that could have a positive effect on the client’s business
  • Evaluating and prioritizing 110 trends and technologies by assessing their business relevance and viability

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Impact on client’s business

  • PwC’s Emerging Technology Focus Service Offering (ET: Focus) solution identified 68 potential investment opportunities.
  • The client now has a quantitative model to analyze any new emerging technology.


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“We identified, evaluated, and prioritized 110 emerging technologies and methodologies to assess their technical viability and match them to the client’s business goals.”

Daniel Eckert

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