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The Power of the Network

5 Leaders, 5 Questions, 5 Minutes


The Power of the Network: Evolution of the Engagement Model Series

Introducing our latest Power of 5 series. We ask 5 industry leaders 5 questions in 5 minutes to gain insight on how they are succeeding in today’s market.

In this series we explore the evolution of engagement and networking models across the Business Information ecosystem in driving business decision making and how M&A is playing a part in that evolution.

Over 5 weeks we interviewed 5 select executives from leading corporations. Topics of discussion included current challenges facing clients, learnings from 2021, and M&A criteria going forward.

Key Takeaways

  • Engagement and networking models are becoming more complex, and the pace of change is accelerating
  • Trust is the new currency. Businesses that can build that trusted relationship with their clients will create value for their shareholders
  • Winners will be defined by their level of customer intimacy. Companies that can genuinely combine engagement, data and insights to understand customer behavior and build relationships will outperform
  • Increasing importance of simplification and verticalization to be able to offer the in depth, granular business intelligence that corporate decision makers need
  • M&A will continue to play a key role in refocusing and reshaping businesses, both through acquisitions and divestitures


Jessica Cole, President & CEO, Becker’s Healthcare
David Wilkie,
CEO, World 50
Gehan Talwatte,
Information/Data Entrepreneur and Non-Executive Chairman
Matt Peckham, VP, Corporate Development, Gartner
Jon Slabaugh, CFO & SVP of Corporate Development, FiscalNote

Full Interviews Below

Jessica Cole speaks with Kathleen Thomas

Gehan Talwatte speaks with San Datta

Jon Slabaugh speaks with Scott Mozarsky

David Wilkie speaks with Kathleen Thomas

Matt Peckham speaks with Adam Gross

Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.

Peter Drucker

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