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iCEO Expert Papers

Selection of Expert Papers

The selection of insight papers written by our iCEO™ gives you a first insight into the level of experience, competence and business knowledge of our vetted international executives. Subscribe to our newsletter to receive the latest insight papers published on a regular basis.

CEO Papers

The Asia opportunity and Singapore

Author: Sanjiv Aiyar, CEO, Singapore, iCEO #13220

Asia is a huge growth market and offers major opportunities for most companies. Due diligence is important as levels of transparency differ across Asia. Remote coverage is mostly not effective, extensive expatriate staffing is financially not viable. The most effective way to go is local staffing with adequate mentoring and oversight. Singapore is one of the most attractive locations for regional headquarters. Read more...

HR Papers

Is your organization ready for Europe’s “Collapse of the Middle”? A Portfolio Approach

Author: Andros Payne, VPHR, Switzerland, iCEO #27345

Managing "Human capital" has become very tough in turbulent times like today. EU's expansion, combined with services deregulations and Information Technology prices collapse, has given companies access to a deep pool of flexible and low cost labour force, leading Western Europe employees on the verge of a major human portfolio shift. Read more...

Sales & Marketing Papers

Politics in Business – do they mix?

Author: Ray Coyte, VPSM, UK, iCEO #50408

If asked, I suspect that most salespeople would say that they do not get involved in their clients internal politics. But, they would be making a big mistake if they ignored them. Indeed if you believe Wikipedia; politics is defined as “a process by which groups of people make collective decisions”. Any salesman who avoids or ignores the politics therefore is unwise.... Read more...

White Papers

The security challenges of the Industrial IOT Wireless Networks

Author: Didier Guiraud, CEO, France, iCEO #68831

This paper will illustrate how important it is to ensure a very high level of security within all the upcoming Industrial IOT Wireless networks. It represents an absolute necessity that requires to be shared and understood at the highest executive levels of the Solution Providers and of all the Industrial Users. Read more...

Case Studies

Implementation of an Client Information System

Author: Turgut Haspolat, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Turkey, iCEO #43917

Turgut shows how he developped and implemented an Client Information System for a large EU funded project to support the Solution of Economic and Social Integration Problems in Istanbul, Izmir, Ankara and Bursa as Major In-Migrant Destinations. He shows how the use of CIS enables the stakeholders of major projects to keep well informed and Read more...

HR Files

HR: Useless people and pain in your neck? Prompt the change!

Author: Michèle Bedouet, VPHR, France, iCEO #48299

In your company, HR people are (almost) useless! It is true! HR are a cost center: you have to pay the members of the team and to allocate them offices and equipment. HR are a pain in your neck!There too, it is true! HR think of applying the law and the best practice and they ask you to fill in dozens of formal documents. The survey named “Radioscopie of HR” led in 2016 by Cegos, the international leader in training, underlines the growing weight of the administrative and law constraints. HR, one doesn’t know what that is used for! Read more...

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A Tip on the Long Tail of Top Management

Author: Avigdor Luttinger, VPHR, Switzerland, iCEO #26299

Taking risks is inherent in top management roles, but some often suppressed aspects are isolation and doubt. With the increase of economic and political uncertainly and complexity, top managers need to be able to ponder alternatives and decisions with stakeless peers – something that they cannot find in their Boards or management groups. Read more...

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Hiring the “A” Team: The Right Ingredients for Recruiting Success

Author: Chris Chambers, VPHR, Canada, iCEO #35976

There’s no doubt that the well-established race for talent will continue to intensify. Shifting demographics are significantly impacting the composition of the talent pool, to the harsh extent that some companies are even leaving positions unfilled because they cannot locate the “perfect fit” candidates. Yet, in this global economy where the most critical competitive differentiators are derived from a higher performing workforce, this approach simply isn’t viable. Plus, when the mandate from the board clearly states that ‘our people are our greatest asset,’ HR professionals need to support the organization with a firm strategy that addresses hiring challenges. Simply put, to sustain and drive a market leader position, hiring the ‘A’ team is a necessity, not an option... Read more...

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How to contract a Business Development Executive

Author: Simon Gall, VPHR, UK, iCEO #30221

Welcome to our latest Expert File, "How to contract a Business Development Executive" written by Simon Gall, one of our certified iCEO. Since 1996, Simon Gall has founded five high technology/ media companies; he was also a board advisor at five companies and had Interim Director roles at eight companies. Read more...

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Is your organization ready for Europe’s “Collapse of the Middle”? A Portfolio Approach

Author: Andros Payne, VPHR, Switzerland, iCEO #27345

Managing "Human capital" has become very tough in turbulent times like today. EU's expansion, combined with services deregulations and Information Technology prices collapse, has given companies access to a deep pool of flexible and low cost labour force, leading Western Europe employees on the verge of a major human portfolio shift. Read more...

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How can a French HR Director help a foreign group to set up in business in France and to buy a company there?

Author: Philippe Chauvet, VPHR, France, iCEO #16147

The cultural background and the specificity of French legislation are difficult to grasp for a foreign company trying to set up in France. If financial, commercial and technical analysis are quite universal, the social part requires a deep knowledge of all french players and a HR director experienced in negociating with all parties. Read more...

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