PwC Digital Services

The subdivisions of PwC Digital Services, namely Data & Analytics, Digital Strategy/ Experience Creation and Cybersecurity, were extraordinarily successful during the reporting year 2018/19. Turnover increased to 24.6 million CHF and the margin target was exceeded by 16%. With such a result, this line of services emerged from an investment business to a return business.

There is a high demand for digital services, which is very positive for us despite the harsh competition from established and new service providers. Our digital strategy and experience creation, Data & Analytics, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Cybersecurity are much asked for. Our clients appreciate our services and approaches that are based on personal involvement and value integration. We open new perspectives such as responsible governance, especially when searching for solutions that also stand for responsible AI.

Swiss companies are confronted with an increasing pressure from initiatives of digital giants from North America and Asia. These giants regularly surprise their clients by consistently using existing and new technologies as well as big data. They anticipate trends and create new needs – and they implement their projects worldwide almost at the speed of light, combining the innovative power of start-ups with the impact of a global group. Facing such developments, Swiss companies must ask themselves whether and to what extent they wish to invest in their digital future.

Swiss companies are confronted with an increasing pressure from initiatives of digital giants

from North America and Asia. These giants regularly surprise their clients s by consistently

using existing and new technologies as well as big data. They anticipate trends and create

new needs – and they implement their projects worldwide almost at the speed of light,

combining the innovative power of start-ups with the impact of a global group. Facing such

developments, Swiss companies must ask themselves whether and to what extent they wish

to invest in their digital future.


Digital competence back in our core business

From 1 July 2019, the subdivisions of PwC Digital Services will be integrated into our core business which will allow them to grow faster. Data & Analytics and the PwC Digital Experience Center will join our Advisory service line. Cybersecurity will now belong to our Risk Assurance services within Assurance. With these changes, we are investing in team expertise and intensifying the bond between digital competence and our conventional business lines. With our programme “your tomorrow”, we are further developing the skills of our employees. This combined force adds even greater value to our clients and strengthens our leading position as a provider of comprehensive digital solutions.

The cooperation with PwC allows us to go beyond our limits and to develop a strong solution for our whole industry. We do not only want to understand the disruptive forces in our business segment, it is also our goal to influence them proactively. We call this ‘managed disruption’.

Valerio RonconeHead Markets & Clients and Member of the Executive Board of SIX Securities Services

For a digital and attractive country

Digitisation affects both the economy and society. We have therefore been participating in the initiative of digitalswitzerland since its inception. The label is supported by more than 150 leading companies and institutions from the economic, scientific and health sectors, society and politics – all advocating for sustainable digitisation of Switzerland and an increase of the country’s attractivity. At the second digital day on 25 October 2018, we conducted Switzerland’s biggest brainstorming on the workplace of the future. Our participation allowed us to learn more about the motivations and concerns of the Swiss population, and we can now include the findings in our public discussion on digitisation.

 

The digital day gave me a close insight into the motivations and concerns of the Swiss and on what they think about digital transformation. I can now integrate their suggestions, needs, wishes and fears in my work at PwC’s Experience Center. This is my contribution to the healthy digitisation of Switzerland.

Eva SpältiDigital Consultant in PwC’s Experience Center, PwC Schwitzerland

Contact us

Andreas Staubli

CEO, PwC Switzerland

Tel: +41 58 792 44 72