Scaling Strategies: Marrying Margins and Growth in 2018

The Digital Leaders Forum

Where: St James’s Hotel & Club, London
When: 5th December, 6:30pm – 9:30pm

About the Club

The Digital Leaders Forum is a global network of senior executives working within the world’s largest and most innovative project-based businesses. We collaborate on the issues our community are facing and bring practical insights and ideas to your challenges. Membership is free and by invitation only. Join us and become part of this global network.


On the 5th of December, the Digital Leaders Forum will come together for our last roundtable session of 2017. The Club meets quarterly to discuss major challenges to decision-makers across the professional services landscape. Our mission is to give our members the competitive advantage on all things digital.

Why Attend?

  • Gain insights and ideas from thought leaders in your field
  • Benchmark your own plans within a collaborative and confidential environment
  • Network with this exclusive group of senior executives within the world’s largest companies.

The Discussion

Professional service organisations from every sector are chasing targets of higher productivity and improved project margins. The end goal is agility and for good reason too; agile projects are 28% more successful than traditional projects. (PwC) But scaling a project-based business presents some unique challenges. Matching demand with available resources makes it difficult to strike the right balance between feast and famine. Pressures are mounting too as traditionally national players enter the global marketplace, utilising new technologies. Whether you’re preparing for disruption or operational excellence, aligned, specialised and agile internal processes are vital.

Services firms’ most important asset is their expertise. But, when new tools are put into place, creative and adaptable processes are at risk of stagnating. A unique business requires a unique approach to transforming internal operations. Leaders must ask themselves whether their scaling strategy is empowering their projects to be more agile or simply cutting costs. Indeed, the most successful digital strategies will not only streamline internal processes but be designed around dynamic performance and improved margins.

If this is an issue you want to address, join us. We’re meeting at St James’s Hotel & Club on the 5th December, 6:30pm, for a private dinner discussion, where we’ll be asking: 

  • How are leading organisations balancing project resourcing with ambitious growth targets?


  • Are boards correct to deprioritise creativity, adaptability and agility in favour of efficiency?


  • How are market leaders successfully transforming their internal operations?


  • And, how can forward-thinking decision makers ensure their digital strategy supports all the organisation’s objectives?

Where and When?

6:00pm Networking Drinks

6:30pm Chaired Debate

7:30pm 3-Course Dinner & Discussion

8:30pm Networking, Coffee & Desserts

If you’re interested in hearing others’ experiences of the pitfalls, pressures and opportunities presented by emerging technology, we’d be delighted for you to join us. 

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A special thank you to our club’s founding partner, Deltek, for their continued support of the Digital Leaders Forum.