·         Communications and Media

The Media & Communication industry has grown rapidly in the past 10 years and is uniquely characterized by the growth of immense variety of infotainment delivery channels, each having different characteristics, market requirements and customer preferences. Media and communication conglomerates need technological solutions to cross-leverage their assets, enable innovative business process, and enhance the transparency of revenue streams.

Covedo has a long tradition of serving leading communications, media, and technology companies. This sector has seen many ups and downs in a short period, as technology, regulation, and consumer preferences evolve rapidly. Our practice combines high-impact service offerings to boost the competitiveness of our clients with deep insight into the industry dynamics that ensure that any change is truly futuristic.

 

·         Education

Education Industry is evolving at a greater pace than ever. Technological advancements have brought in huge difference in the educating system. Our Education Practice – the best of its kind across management consulting firms – has an explicit mission and vision to be the leading strategy advisor to the Middle Eastern education industry. To achieve this, we invest significantly in dedicated management and team resources to ensure that our global expertise extends across public sector and non-profit education providers, foundations, private companies and service providers, and investors.

Consistent across all Education Practice engagements is our hand-in-hand approach to client partnerships. Together we generate data-driven and actionable strategies that result in meaningful and measurable improvements in business and learning outcomes. Our education solutions, technology and consulting can help you improve teaching effectiveness and student outcomes, accelerate research discovery and innovation capabilities, and maximize operational efficiency and effectiveness.

 

·         Financial Services

The financial services marketplace is more demanding—and less forgiving—than ever before. Customers are savvier, oversight is tighter and competition is intensifying. For Financial Services globally, the business landscape has never been more challenging. The tentative economic recovery following the meltdown of 2008 is being hampered on multiple fronts.

Our Financial Institutions services feature a strong team of professionals with international experience in the world of banking, wealth, insurance, and capital markets. We help our clients achieve an immediate impact and lasting advantage by addressing a wide array of challenges from strategic positioning, organizational effectiveness, and cost restructuring to technology and risk management to gain competitive advantage and achieve high performance.

·         Health and Medicine

Skyrocketing costs and resulting healthcare reform mandates demand transformation from the healthcare community. . Today, health organizations must balance quality care and accountability in an environment of increased costs allied to limited resources and funding.

Responding to this unprecedented change and achieving high performance means using knowledge in new ways—from the back office to the doctor’s office—to help our clients deliver more effective, efficient and affordable healthcare with Insight Driven Health.

Covedo delivers a wide range of healthcare solutions—from addressing back office functions and electronic medical records to clinical transformation and consumer engagement. Our solutions are backed by real-world experience, business and clinical insights and innovative technologies. We offer a wide spectrum of professional services, backed by years of health care experience. We provide a broad range of advisory skills including “evidence based” decision support, process improvement and activity based management services, alongside our traditional strengths in auditing, accounting, tax and financial advisory services.

 

·         Oil and Gas

As we observe global economic growth and declines in "easy oil," every segment of the oil and gas industry competes for and manages finite resources from hydrocarbon reserves, market access, and technology innovation to customer relationships and human talent. Our people are a group of visionary innovative solution providers. We are organized as a multidisciplinary consulting firm to work with you around the world with a commitment to deliver business value. Throughout the exploration process, we work with you as one team by taking ownership of your business needs and problems. We offer flexibility by aligning with your vision, organizational culture and workforce demographics. We share knowledge and ensure the ease of information flow between our experts and yours to help you find your way. We help our O&G clients develop forward-thinking yet pragmatic strategies to improve safety, reliability, and value of equipment and processes. 

 

·         Real Estate

Real estate today is a hard market to read. Every real estate client or stakeholder has unique objectives, constraints, operational circumstances and economic realities. Investors are looking to property to deliver the high returns they once achieved from equities – but widespread economic uncertainty means tenant demand for office space is spasmodic and residential development uneven. In such a competitive market, expert technological advice from Covedo can help you avoid the dangers and identify new and rewarding opportunities, whether you are an investment fund, a property company or a business with substantial property assets.

Covedo’s professionals, drawing on their industry experience and unrivaled academic and professional credentials, have an in-depth understanding of each client’s challenges and focus on how best to meet them. Our Real Estate group in the Middle East brings together some of the most experienced advisors in the sector with a range and depth of expertise and practical experience that few can rival.

 

·         Retail

Retail continues to change at a dramatic pace, with shoppers evolving their habits and raising their expectations faster than many retailers can adjust. The retail industry is at a pivotal point with many concurrent dynamics increasing pressure on sales and margins; many international retailers entering/expanding domestic markets, the e-commerce/mobile channel finally coming of age and now forcing retailers to examine and become expert at serving their customers no matter how the customers shop, collect or return merchandise, and the increased competition from domestic competitors who are gradually expanding assortments into adjacent categories.

Through value-driven strategies, Covedo is helping retailers operate seamlessly across channels to create a wonderful experience for customers. We deliver good strategic business advice and follow through all the way to the end of implementation to help our clients get better results, quicker. We work together with our clients to jointly develop sustainable solutions and look for innovative and transformational solutions. Our consultancy is underpinned by strong analytical capabilities to ensure our solutions are based on an understanding of the retail dynamics of your category and company.

 

·         Technology

In the world of technology, it’s not enough to react to change. You have to create change to stay ahead. Business today depends on technology as never before – to drive transformation, productivity and global operations. Any technology initiative not tightly linked to specific, measurable business goals risks delivering an empty promise.

 The companies that can pull it off are the ones that are in command of every aspect of their business from high-profile innovation to the fundamentals of operations. Many companies are good at one or two of these areas, but not all of them. That’s where we can help. Our Technology specialists, a key part of our Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) practice, work aggressively to help industry leaders make dramatic change work for them. Covedo provides a broad, deep spectrum of technology services to help organizations translate their strategic business agendas into IT initiatives and solutions that measurably improve performance.

 

·         Transportation and Logistics

While the developing global economy offers enormous growth potential for the freight and logistics industry players, it also brings more intricate supply chains, higher costs and tighter regulatory demands. Also, logistics trends, such as competitive trade routes and falling freight rates, will continue to affect the industry’s bargaining power with shippers. Freight forwarding industry players will need to meet customer demands by developing attractive solutions even if that means outsourcing key services.

Researchers are showing that high performers in freight forwarding industry and contract logistics sector have a controlling presence in key growth markets and the flexibility to respond swiftly and innovatively to the evolving needs of the customer. We help freight and logistics companies integrate acquisitions, create value-added functionality and reduce aging financial and operating systems’ maintenance costs while mitigating the risks of unlocking complex legacy systems.

 

·         Travel and Tourism

World travel and tourism continue to expand and the industry needs to manage this extraordinary growth in ways that sustain the long-term social, environmental and economic competitiveness of the routes and destinations travelers use. The travel, hospitality and leisure (THL) industry is going through an unprecedented period of change. Organizations within the industry are faced with increasingly complex issues on branding, operational excellence, asset ownership, emerging technologies and growth.

Covedo can help travel services companies, hotels, tour operators, cruises and car rental agencies meet these challenges by improving customer satisfaction, operations efficiency and adaptable business processes. We work with leaders in both the public and private sector to tackle the challenges in the industry by developing innovative solutions that simply work.