Continuously improving our existing business and developing new services is a key focus for us as it is for any successful business. It is also indispensable to remain relevant for our wider ecosystem:
Students and universities
With that in mind, we created the enabling structures to make sure that the way we are organised supports our ambitions. Those enabling structures include:
Development of partnerships, as well as
Significant investments in our internal IT team’s skills and our product development skills.
We are also empowering our lines of services and industries by leveraging platforms and other means of technology. We are currently running four big bets - strategic projects for which we are developing new product-driven service offerings for our Advisory, Assurance and Tax businesses. In this framework, we have for instance worked closely with the PwC US firm on Marketplace for Talent, a turnkey solution which matches client needs with the right set of PwC skills. Our approach of ‘big bets’ with incremental turnover allows us to focus our time and efforts on key strategic R&D areas relevant to our clients.
Overall, on top of the investments of our global Network, in which we participate, PwC Luxembourg manages a transformation and innovation budget of approximately 6% of our turnover, or roughly EUR 29,5 millions invested primarily in our people and local technologies development/adaptation.
On top of those areas of focus for innovation and transformation, we also continuously source new ideas and stay connected as much as possible with our stakeholders. Some examples include:
We created the Idea Lab, our idea-sourcing platform, which has inspired our colleagues to share 200+ ideas via challenges. It has acted as a connecting point to solve our client & market needs with creative solutions.
Our Dragons’ Den event series, which is a unique opportunity for our people to reveal their intrapreneurship mindset and pitch their ideas with a startup mindset, driving them through the innovation journey and turning them into valuable solutions for clients
As a founding member of the LHoFT, we are actively involved in various initiatives set up to support the FinTech sector: mentoring startups such as those participating in the Catapult Kickstarter programme hosted by the Ministry of Economy & the LHoFT and mentoring high school students in the Digital for Financial inclusion hackathon hosted by the Luxembourg Technology School. We have moderated masterclass sessions on content strategy, fundraising and product design and participated as panelists on Tech career days and more recently the VC scholar programme.
We invest significantly in thought leadership papers and surveys. These allow us to deepen our understanding of trends/evolutions and/or specific topics, but also to connect with our clients and stakeholders to embed their views and so get an understanding of which challenges PwC should address. We cover a wide range of topics our clients need insights on, such as Green, Social and Sustainability Bonds, Asset and wealth management revolution: The power to shape the future, AWM: From 'A brave new world' to a new normal, or our 24th Annual Global CEO Survey.
We invest significantly in platforms like the "Journée de l’Economie", the "PwC Cybersecurity & Privacy Days" or the "AWM Monthly Briefings" series, which group relevant stakeholders of an industry or around a topic and where a focus is to also bring the outside-in view from outside Luxembourg.
We run “Client Advisory Boards” where we invite our clients to exchange with them directly on their industry and/or their most critical business challenges.
We partner in a targeted manner with industry associations and the Union des Entreprises Luxembourgeoises to remain close to the topics most relevant to the industries of our clients and contribute to solving their problems.
Finally, PwC's Academy is for us a means to ensure that our partners and people invest time to deep-dive into topics relevant for our clients through the design and distribution of training programmes, either in-person or digitally.
Deputy Territory Senior Partner, PwC Luxembourg
Tel: +352 49 48 48 2101