What Happened in EP066?

In an enlightening episode of “Supply Chain Next,” host Richard Donaldson welcomes Peter Evans, Chief Strategy Officer at McFadyen Digital, for a thought-provoking discussion on the evolution of digital marketplaces and the strategic implications for supply chains.

Peter, with his rich background spanning roles at KPMG, the Center for Global Enterprise, and General Electric, shares his journey from an industry visionary to a leading strategist in the digital marketplace arena. His experiences shed light on the critical intersections between marketplace trends, technological disruptions, and strategic innovation.

The conversation delves into Peter’s insights on the digital transformation of supply chains, the impact of AI and automation on marketplace efficiency, and the future of eCommerce. Peter’s expertise highlights the importance of adopting platform business models and the role of strategic foresight in navigating the rapidly changing digital landscape.

As the episode unfolds, listeners will gain a deeper understanding of the mechanisms driving the success of digital marketplaces, the challenges and opportunities in implementing digital strategies, and the potential for technology to redefine traditional supply chain models.

The discussion concludes with a forward-looking perspective on the role of digital innovation in shaping the future of supply chains and a call to action for businesses to embrace digital transformation as a cornerstone of their growth strategy.

McFayden Digital

McFadyen Digital is a leading global digital commerce agency that specializes in creating connected commerce solutions at the intersection of technology, strategy, and innovation. With over three decades of experience in transforming the digital landscape, McFadyen Digital has established itself as a pioneer in the eCommerce and online marketplace sectors, offering a comprehensive suite of services designed to help businesses thrive in the digital era.

At the heart of McFadyen Digital’s success is its commitment to innovation and excellence. The agency has a rich history of implementing cutting-edge digital solutions that drive growth, enhance customer experiences, and streamline operations. By leveraging the latest technologies and trends, including artificial intelligence, cloud computing, and omnichannel strategies, McFadyen Digital empowers clients to achieve their business objectives and maintain a competitive edge in their respective industries.

McFadyen Digital’s team comprises industry experts, strategists, designers, and technologists who collaborate closely with clients to understand their unique challenges and opportunities. This client-centric approach ensures tailored solutions that not only meet but exceed expectations. From initial strategy and design to development, implementation, and ongoing support, McFadyen Digital is dedicated to delivering end-to-end digital commerce solutions that result in measurable success.

The agency’s portfolio spans a diverse range of sectors, including retail, healthcare, finance, and government, showcasing its ability to adapt and innovate across various industries. McFadyen Digital’s global footprint, with offices in North America, Brazil, and India, allows for a scalable and flexible approach to project management and delivery, ensuring clients receive the highest level of service and expertise, regardless of their geographical location.

In addition to its core services, McFadyen Digital is at the forefront of thought leadership in the digital commerce space. The agency regularly publishes insightful content, hosts webinars, and participates in industry events to share its knowledge and perspectives on the future of digital commerce, marketplace strategy, and customer engagement.

Through its unwavering dedication to excellence, innovative solutions, and a customer-first mentality, McFadyen Digital continues to set the standard for digital commerce excellence, helping businesses around the world navigate the complexities of the digital age and unlock new opportunities for growth and success.

Peter Evans Profile

Peter Evans, PhD: Driving Digital Marketplace Innovations and Strategic Transformations

Before his current role, Peter carved out a niche for himself as a thought leader and strategist, holding pivotal roles at KPMG, the Center for Global Enterprise, and General Electric. His work has significantly influenced the way businesses approach innovation, digital transformation, and marketplace strategies. At KPMG, as a Principle in the Innovation and Enterprise Solution group, he spearheaded efforts in market and emerging technology sensing, driving forward the firm’s intelligent automation and AI strategies. His tenure at the Center for Global Enterprise and GE saw him leading initiatives that not only defined industry standards but also pushed the boundaries of digital industrial enterprise through the development of Predix and the exploration of the Industrial Internet.

Dr. Evans’s academic credentials are equally impressive, holding both master’s and Ph.D. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His commitment to advancing the dialogue on technology and strategy is evident in his roles as a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations, an International Academy of Management Fellow, the co-chair of the MIT Platform Strategy Summit, and the Founder of MusicTech Connect in Atlanta.