At the leading edge of innovation, industry sectors are becoming more “liquid”. The Bigtechs span their action from social media to entertainment, from e-commerce to insurance, consumer finance, etc. while many Fintechs and start-ups are setting the best practice in user experience and efficiency of the operations. New ecosystems are disrupting industries like banking that used to be “protected” by regulation.
Equiteam is a boutique providing very focused services to the players on both sides of innovation. We support incumbents in facing the risks and the opportunities coming from innovation, regulation, customer expectations. We help challengers in designing and realizing a sustainable business model and in facing the start-up and the scale-up challenges.
Equiteam is focused on industries/ecosystems that are highly exposed to innovation and constrained by regulation: Financial Services (eg Banks vs Fintechs; Carriers vs Insurtechs); Personal needs such as Health and House (Protection/Financing/Servicing); Local services (Utilities and Local transportation vs. Smart city and Smart mobility).
Few companies are able to stay on top of innovation in isolation. Combining focus, time and resources of incumbent and new (or specialized) players Equiteam helps companies develop Open innovation capabilities and partnerships.
Equiteam has the focus and the expertise to support established players in scouting startups or digital champions, in integrating internal and external ideas, in developing new services models, in adapting processes and control systems.
On the side of the start-ups or challenger companies, Equiteam supports the development / fine-tuning of the business model, the definition of the team requirements (number, skills and capabilities) and the organizational set-up while providing mentoring and advice.
For a business it’s more important to do the right things or to do the things right? An excellent company is good on both sides, but this may still not be enough to be sustainable in the long run.
There is a road to sustainability for any company as for any living being. They need to adapt to changes in the environment and to act fairly and openly with their stakeholders (mainly customers, employees and communities). So a sustainable business is not only excellent, but also innovative and fair.
In Equiteam we have a longstanding experience in advising companies on how to increase excellence, foster innovation and build a positive reputation. Our approach to sustainability is based on the acronym EFFIC: Effective, Fast, Fair, Innovative, Compliant.
We focus on the creation of value and longevity of companies, with a specific expertise in Financial Services and other regulated industries, where trust and reputation play a very strong role.
Equiteam is a boutique focused on Business Model Innovation and on Corporate Sustainability. On the sustainability side, Equiteam has a track record in successfully advising and professionally supporting clients on Reputation management and Compliance. On the Innovation side Equiteam has in-depth capabilities to accelerate start-ups and in promoting open innovation mainly (but not exclusively) in the financial industry
An entire career dedicated to Business Model innovation, starting in the manufacturing and service arena (in Fiat, Olivetti, G.E. Jackson), moving to consulting (C&L; AT Kearney; AD Little), founding Equiteam as a boutique of Innovation and Sustainability and cofounding Supernovae Labs. Starting from 1995 the focus has been mainly on Financial Institutions and other regulated industries (eg. Local services and mobility)