Robin Speculand lives and breathes strategy and digital implementation. He supports C-Suite and Boards in transforming their organizations and is well known for his innovative approaches passionate delivery.
He is one of the world’s most prolific writers on the subject, having published seven books that includes, the Amazon number one bestseller World’s Best Bank–A Strategic Guide to Digital Transformation that is now available in seven languages.
This strategy and digital implementation specialist is an established consultant and keynote speaker who has founded and runs three companies. In 2000, he recognized that executives talked “strategy” with little focus on “implementation” and he started Bridges Business Consultancy Int to support leaders in their implementation journey. He later co-founded and co-runs the Strategy Implementation Institute and Digital Leadership Specialists.
Robin has pioneered a number of breakthrough methodologies and techniques that feature the Implementation Compass™, a proprietary framework built on the eight areas for excellence for execution; Ticking Clock© Model, a framework for creating a digitally driven organization; Digital Maturity Index, a self-assessment that reveals a person’s level of digital maturity; and the Digital Best Practices Benchmark.
In 2014, Robin recognized how digital transformations presented different challenges from previous strategy implementations and turned his focus to supporting executives in this perilous journey. That year, two of his clients, the world’s best bank and the world’s largest luxury company, both became early adopters of digital transformation.
He continuously researches organizations ability to implement their strategy in a digital world and interviews thousands of leaders across four continents. He has published numerous white papers on the research.
Robin’s innovative approaches have been featured in such media worldwide as BBC World, CNBC and Forbes. A TEDx speaker and educator for Duke CE, IMD, and Singapore Management University (SMU), he is also a Harvard-listed and award-winning case study writer. His DBSK study is the number one bestselling case study in SMU.
In 2021, Robin was co-nominated with Piyush Gupta, CEO of DBS Bank, for the Thinkers50 Ideas into Practice Award. In 2021 and again in 2022, he was awarded the Business Strategist Singapore title and is included in the Top 10 list of Global Gurus.
The First Minister of Scotland has named this Scotsman a GlobalScot for his passionate contribution to international business. Outside of work, Robin competes in Ironman events worldwide.