I recently had the honour of making the cover feature in the latest C-Suite Magazine
to discuss partnering with leadership teams to accelerate growth in technology-enabled ecosystems. You can read the article below.
Partnering with leadership teams to commericalise market opportunities and accelerate growth in technology-enabled ecosystems
Ascent Growth Partners is a growth & innovation firm with offices in Singapore and South Africa. Saar Ben-Attar, who founded the firm in 2016 recalls ‘I have always been fascinated by the natural phenomenon of growth. What makes us grow and how do we come together as an organisation, to achieve something significant? From the outset, the firm recognised that many organisations were seeking opportunities beyond their core business. As digital technologies disaggregate existing industries and value chains, organisations face transformation challenges and growth opportunities that require them to ‘jump’ across conventional boundaries that used to define their ‘space’ – entering new markets, commercialise new innovations, connect more deeply with customers and become more agile and adaptive. This remains a formidable challenge.
Over the past few years, Ascent Growth Partners has won many accolades. Featured by Yale University’s School of Management at its May 2021 Alumni event, for its work in helping organisations accelerate transformation, in industries facing disruption, and more recently launching a strategic partnership with the Center for the Future of Organization at the Peter F. Drucker School of Management, in the US. But the greatest recognition has come from our clients and partners who reap the rewards of working together, to achieve their growth ambitions and business outcomes, says Saar.
Reflecting on this success, he adds ‘We are often called in once a client is in the midst of transformation. They have a clear vision of what they would like to achieve, they have taken some bold steps and invested in digital transformation, at times have had consultants working with them to shape the strategy, but now as they navigate the journey, the CEO and their leadership team would like a second opinion, they would like to confirm that no ‘navigational errors’ were made. They would like an objective party taking a data-driven yet human-centered look at their business’ growth path and bring new insights into their transition.