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Awards for Excellence
Vivek Kapur, John PetersIBM Consulting, San Francisco, USASaul BermanIBM Consulting, Los Angeles, USA
are the recipients of the journal's Outstanding Paper Award for Excellence for their paper
"High-tech 2005: the horizontal, hypercompetitive future"
which appeared in Strategy & Leadership , Vol. 31 No. 2, 2003
Vivek Kapur is a partner and an executive in the strategy practice of IBM Business Consulting Services. He leads the firm's relationships with key clients in the electronics and the consumer products industries. He also leads the firm's Growth Services Initiative globally. He has helped executive teams at leading global firms develop and deploy significant growth initiatives. Prior to joining IBM, he was a partner at PwC Consulting. He has extensive international experience and in an earlier role was based in Shanghai for three years, where he led the firm's consulting practice in China and strategy engagements across Asia.
John Peters is a senior consultant in IBM's Strategy and Change Practice, focusing on business strategy in industries facing dramatic technology-driven change. John's consulting experience spans across a wide range of technology industries such as consumer electronics, semiconductors, contract manufacturers. Most recently, John has focused on the intersection of technology and entertainment, consulting clients in the entertainment and media industries, such as Hollywood studios, wireless service providers and mobile multi-media manufacturers, as they grapple with challenges similar to those discussed in "High tech 2005." Prior to IBM, John was an executive at Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide.
Saul Berman is a Partner in the Media and Entertainment group as well as a Global Strategy & Business Development Executive for the Strategy and Change practice at IBM Business Consulting Services (BCS). In addition, he leads IBM's the Global and Americas business strategy competency. Prior to joining IBM, Saul was the Global Strategic Change Leader at PwC Consulting. He was also previously a divisional Vice President with Broadway Department Stores and an Assistant Professor of Management at the University of Southern California. He has more than 20 years of consulting experience advising senior management of large corporate and start-up organizations. He has directed engagements addressing issues of strategy, organization, and operations. He has worked extensively on issues of competitive positioning, differentiation, new business plans & strategies, growth, operational & cost improvement, operations/manufacturing strategy, organizational design and enterprise transformation. His clients have included most of the major media companies as well as telecommunication companies, consumer goods manufacturers, retailers and automotive companies in the United States, Japan, Europe and Australia.