Alliance Cases

The implicit understanding among Alliance members is that, in exchange for their willingness to share their own experience and knowledge, they gain access to the extraordinary collective wisdom of the Alliance community of CEOs. Our members do amazing things and we've been collecting some of their "lessons learned" in Case Studies that preserve and highlight the wealth of knowledge in our membership. We also interview our members from time to time on matters of interest, and you'll find their thoughts here as well.

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How COVID-19 Is Affecting Alliance Companies – Week 14
June 15, 2020

The fourteenth week of a flash survey completed by members of the Alliance of Chief Executives taken on June 15, 2020 shows that businesses are continuing to improve. During the past 6 weeks, the percentage of companies who have returned some employees to their worksites has increased from 38% to 60%. In Week #14, 33% of Alliance CEOs report their businesses have improved from the prior week, and only 10% report a decline. In this article, you'll find Alliance CEOs' measurements of the depth of business impact due to COVID-19 and the latest business trends.

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Case categories include: Health   Leadership   Strategy & Planning   Trends   

How COVID-19 Is Affecting Alliance Companies – Week 13
June 08, 2020

The thirteenth week of a flash survey completed by members of the Alliance of Chief Executives taken on June 8, 2020 shows that businesses are continuing to slowly improve. During the past 5 weeks the percentage of companies who have returned some employees to their worksites has risen slightly from 38% to 43%. However, 20% of companies reported some Return-to-Workplace setbacks. In this article, you'll find Alliance CEOs' measurements of the depth of business impact due to COVID-19 and the latest business trends.

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Case categories include: Health   Leadership   Strategy & Planning   Trends   

How COVID-19 Is Affecting Alliance Companies – Week 12
June 01, 2020

The twelfth week of a flash survey completed by members of the Alliance of Chief Executives taken on June 1, 2020 shows that 50% of Alliance companies have returned some employees to their workplaces. Of those, 22% have returned 75% or greater of their employees to their workplaces, and 24% have experienced setbacks. In this article, you'll find their measurements of the depth of business impact due to COVID-19 and the latest business trends.

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Case categories include: Health   Leadership   Strategy & Planning   Trends   

How COVID-19 Is Affecting Alliance Companies – Week 11
May 25, 2020

The eleventh week of a flash survey completed by members of the Alliance of Chief Executives taken on May 25, 2020 shows that 42% of Alliance companies have returned some employees to their workplaces. Of those, 59% have returned fewer than 25% of their employees, and 12% have returned 75% or greater of their employees to their workplaces. In this article, you'll find their measurements of the depth of business impact due to COVID-19 and the latest business trends.

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Case categories include: Health   Leadership   Strategy & Planning   Trends   

How COVID-19 Is Affecting Alliance Companies – Week 10
May 18, 2020

The tenth week of a flash survey completed by members of the Alliance of Chief Executives taken on May 18, 2020 shows that Alliance CEOs now project that businesses will return to “somewhat normal” in late-November. In this article, you'll find their measurements of the depth of business impact due to COVID-19 and latest business trends. In week 10, we continued to ask Alliance members about their Return-to-Workplace plans, and learned that 47% of Alliance companies have returned some employees to their workplaces.

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Case categories include: Health   Leadership   Strategy & Planning   Trends   

How COVID-19 Is Affecting San Francisco Bay Area Companies – Week 9
May 11, 2020

The ninth week of a flash survey completed by members of the Alliance of Chief Executives taken on May 11, 2020 shows that Alliance CEOs now project that businesses will return to “somewhat normal” in mid-November. In this article, you'll find their measurements of the depth of business impact due to COVID-19 and latest business trends. In addition, we asked Alliance members about their Return-to-Workplace plans and setbacks.

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Case categories include: Health   Leadership   Strategy & Planning   Trends   

How COVID-19 Is Affecting San Francisco Bay Area Companies – Week 8
May 04, 2020

The eigth week of a flash survey completed by members of the Alliance of Chief Executives taken on May 4, 2020 shows that Alliance CEOs continue to project that businesses will return to “somewhat normal” in early-November. In this article, you'll find their measurements of the depth of business impact due to COVID-19 and latest business trends. We also asked Alliance CEOs about the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to gain a deeper understanding of this resource and it's availability, if they applied for PPP loans and if they received PPP funding.

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Case categories include: Health   Leadership   Strategy & Planning   Trends   

“Return to Workplace” Planning and Strategies During COVID-19
April 29, 2020

In the spirit of sharing the collective wisdom of our Alliance community during the COVID-19 crisis, we invited leaders from world-class organizations to share their critical considerations for “Return-to-Workplace” (RTW) planning at our Alliance Leadership Forum on April 29, 2020.

Presenters in areas of Health Issues (One Medical), Employee Issues (Lattice Semiconductor), and specific industries including Manufacturing (Flex), Construction (Webcor Builders) and Scientific Laboratories (Triple Ring Technologies) shared their Back-to-Office principles and timelines, employee health, safety and training plans, strategies for risk mitigation and more.

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Case categories include: Culture   Health   Human Resources   Leadership   Operations   Strategy & Planning   Trends   

How COVID-19 Is Affecting San Francisco Bay Area Companies – Week 7
April 27, 2020

The seventh week of a flash survey completed by members of the Alliance of Chief Executives taken on April 27, 2020 shows that Alliance CEOs continue to extend their projection of when businesses will return to “somewhat normal,” now to early-November. In this article, you'll find their measurements of the depth of business impact due to COVID-19, latest business trends, and the considerations and issues Alliance CEOs are making as they plan to return their companies back to full operations.

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Case categories include: Health   Leadership   Strategy & Planning   Trends   

How COVID-19 Is Affecting San Francisco Bay Area Companies – Week 6
April 20, 2020

The sixth week of a flash survey completed by members of the Alliance of Chief Executives taken on April 20, 2020 shows that many CEOs project it will still take until mid-October until their businesses return to "somewhat normal.” The number of business leaders who have been negatively impacted by COVID-19 continues to decrease, and results show a slight improvement from Week 5.

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Case categories include: Health   Leadership   Strategy & Planning   Trends   

How COVID-19 Is Affecting San Francisco Bay Area Companies – Week 5
April 13, 2020

The fifth week of a flash survey completed by members of the Alliance of Chief Executives taken on April 13, 2020 shows that many CEOs project it will still take until mid-October until their businesses return to "somewhat normal.” Alliance members also shared the specific actions they are taking to deal with the COVID-19 crisis.

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Case categories include: Health   Leadership   Strategy & Planning   Trends   

How COVID-19 Is Affecting San Francisco Bay Area Companies – Week 4
April 06, 2020

The fourth week of a flash survey completed by members of the Alliance of Chief Executives taken on April 6, 2020 shows that many CEOs project it will take another seven months until their businesses return to "somewhat normal,” an increase from week 3. On average, Bay Area business leaders are realizing they must manage their companies in this abnormal state for an extended time.

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Case categories include: Health   Leadership   Strategy & Planning   Trends   

How COVID-19 Is Affecting San Francisco Bay Area Companies – Week 3
March 31, 2020

Third week results of a flash survey completed by members of the Alliance of Chief Executives taken on March 31, 2020 showed that negative impacts grew only slightly, from 79% to 80%, while those who were extremely negatively affected declined from 30% to 22%. In week 3, the projected “new normal” is pushed back from early September to mid-September. Bay Area business leaders are settling into the situation. A broad consensus is that we will have to grind through for six months. Leaders are getting a sense of knowing what they face and some of their worst business nightmares are proving not to be true.

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Case categories include: Health   Leadership   Strategy & Planning   Trends   

How COVID-19 Is Affecting San Francisco Bay Area Companies - Week 2
March 26, 2020

The second week of a flash survey completed by members of the Alliance of Chief Executives taken on March 26, 2020, just 9 days after the local shelter-in-place order was issued, showed negatively impacted companies grew from 75% to 79%, while those who were extremely negatively affected grew from 24% to 30%. Bay Area CEOs grew more pessimistic in their projections of how long before we return to “somewhat normal.” In Week #2, the projected “new normal” is now early September vs. mid-August in Week #1.

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Case categories include: Health   Leadership   Strategy & Planning   Trends   

How COVID-19 Is Affecting San Francisco Bay Area Companies - Week 1
March 19, 2020

In a flash survey completed by members of the Alliance of Chief Executives taken on March 19, 2020, just a few days after the USA’s first shelter-in-place order, 75% of the CEOs report negative impacts, while 9% are being positively impacted. Collectively, these Bay Area leaders believe it will be 4.9 months before we return to “normalcy.” The survey was completed by CEOs in the six Bay Area counties who were issued the shelter-in-place order on March 17. The State of California just expanded this order statewide on March 20, and more than likely, other states will follow. CEOs in other regions can look to this data to help make their own plans.

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Case categories include: Health   Leadership   Strategy & Planning   Trends   

Are Virtual Workforces Worth the Effort?
January 25, 2019

As Alliance members Evan Bailyn of First Page Sage, Ann Barnes of Intelligent Medical Objects (IMO), Ross Fernandes of Q Analysts, Everett Harper of Truss, Paul Lipman of BullGuard and Bernie Tobin of Crescendo Bioscience will argue, leveraging a virtual workforce is definitely worth the effort. While the benefits can be significant, there are no guarantees of success. Only by planning properly, finding employees with the right mindset, focusing on culture and investing wisely in technology, can leaders ensure their teams are all on the same page, even when they aren’t in the same place.

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Case categories include: Culture   Operations   Organizational Design   Trends   

Going ‘Live’ - Running a Business in Real-Time
October 03, 2018

With the increasing speed at which technology is fueling change, running a real-time business can be a huge difference maker. But as Alliance members Chris Beall of ConnectAndSell, Victor Chapela of Suggestic, Yvonne Linney of Transcriptic, Dennis O’Malley of Caliva, Rodney Pearlman of the Bluefield Project and Jack Peurach of Ekso Bionics can attest, theory and practice are two different things. One thing is certain, running a business in real-time can lead to incredible breakthroughs and achievements, but it also comes with a heavy set of challenges.

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Case categories include: Leadership   Operations   Sales   Strategy & Planning   Technology   Trends   

Preparing for the Next Wave in Data Privacy
June 01, 2018

Alliance members Ian Cohen of Experian Consumer Services, Himanshu Dwivedi of Data Theorem, Ted Elliott of Jobscience, Ju-kay Kwek of Switchboard Software, Ersin Uzun of Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), and Christy Wyatt of Dtex Systems, discuss the sweeping new Data Privacy and GDPR rules taking effect, and how organizations should reconsider the ‘what, where and why’ behind their data practices.

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Case categories include: Finance   Human Resources   International Business   Marketing   Operations   Sales   Strategy & Planning   Technology   Trends   

Building Community in the Age of Exponential Change
March 23, 2018

Healthy communities of the future will need to not only foster trust but also life-long learning, as well as be socially and economically inclusive. Here, Alliance Founder & CEO Paul Witkay, shares his learnings from Thomas Friedman’s latest book, Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations, and the value of local communities providing a solid foundation to help people adapt to inevitable progress.

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Case categories include: Leadership   Trends   

Tom Siebel, Chairman & CEO, C3 IoT

Tom Siebel: CEOs Must Take the Tech Reins
February 09, 2018

In an exclusive interview with the Alliance of Chief Executives, Tom Siebel, Chairman & CEO, C3 IoT, says a major “extinction event” is under way in the form of a multi-layered digital transformation that will crush organizations that aren’t prepared to survive. The technologies driving this transformation include cloud computing, big data, social media, artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT). And every CEO should understand them all.

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Case categories include: Leadership   Technology   Trends