Based on Karam's experience competing with Huawei at Cisco, where she led a competitive intelligence and global sales support program, The China Factor is a guide for companies to understand how the Chinese do business and equips Western companies with strategies to successfully compete in today's rapidly changing global markets. It also provides new innovation models to serve emerging markets and to protect and evolve the West’s innovation advantage.
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“The China Factor is right on the mark. It addresses a real need, one that very few others are tackling - the action that US and other Western–based companies can take in response to the China challenge.
Global competitiveness is a huge problem for the West and companies are ill–prepared.
The China Factor goes beyond what other books do, providing an important, insightful, and practical prescription on how companies can shift their strategy…”
– KEN WILCOX, Chairman, Silicon Valley Bank
As a global competitive strategy consultant she advises western-based companies and governments on how to compete in the new global economy given China’s rise and the ensuing powershift in innovation and business practices.
She was recently called as a witness to the UK parliamentary committee on 5G infrastructure strategy on what to do next given the recent decision to pull Huawei from their networks and she is currently a 5G strategy and thought leadership consultant at a Canadian operator.
She also teaches an executive education course on Global Mktg and Innovation Strategy: Learning about and from China to get business professionals up to speed on what dynamics they can expect from Chinese and other emerging competitors, and how they can change their game for greater success including the incorporation of geopolitical dynamics into their strategy.
The global business world is shifting with the rise of China and other emerging countries. Amy Karam is a dynamic, engaging and authoritative speaker on how your company needs to adapt, evolve, and change the way you do business, compete and innovate in order to survive and thrive. She is also an educator for Stanford and Duke's professional education centers as well as her own courses and workshops.
Develop your Cultural IQ, become innovative at innovation and change your game to win.
Amy anticipated the current global trade chaos 2 years ago. In her TEDx talk, she explains how the West got into this global trade mess, discusses why protectionism is not a productive long- term strategy, and predicts solutions for success, including a 'Co-opetition' approach - cooperative competition.
US-CHINA TRADE WAR - SO NOW WHAT DO YOU DO?
With a backdrop of rising protectionist sentiment around the world, “westerners” need to find ways to maintain and evolve their innovation advantage and remain competitive in the new global marketplace.
Amy ‘has been there and done that’ for tech-giant MNC Cisco Systems and has advised other companies.
Product superiority and brand equity isn’t enough to win the business anymore.
Book Amy to share her insights on how to shift your organization and investments to effectively respond to the new world order - and navigate towards success and global competitiveness.
July 16, 2020 In this podcast, you’ll hear from KPMG in Canada’s Joy Nott and Amy Karam, a Global Competitive Strategist with Karam Consulting discuss the current and future issues in trade and customs globally and within Canada.
POSTED ON POLICY PERSPECTIVES BY CANADIAN GLOBAL AFFAIRS INSTITUTE STAFF · JUNE 03, 2020 4:48 PM
Why Bell, Telus want to pick Huawei for 5G networks, despite debate over security concerns The Hill Times, June 8, 2020
Canada needs to turn a new leaf on foreign policy BNN Bloomberg Sept 26th, 2019
Huawei quandary highlights Canada's lack of unified economic security strategy
Amy Karam: Huawei quandary may be wake-up call for Canada, Vancouver Sun Decf 19, 2019
- Globe and Mail, June 18, 2019
Bloomberg, Canada needs to move from defence to offence on Huawei, 5G: China expert, May 13, 2019
5G Cybersecurity Concerns from a Security, Technical and Commercial Perspective. The Shift From Defence To Offence: Developing a “Co-opetition” Strategy To Leverage Canada’s Advantages In 5G Investment, July 16, 2019
Fact: China is no longer rising. They are well established and influence stock markets worldwide.
Fact: There is a global economic power shift from G7 to G20 - Developed to Emerging countries.
Fact: China is shifting from manufacturing to innovation and is challenging your leadership in many industries - AI, 5G Networks
Fact: China is creating industry leadership and challenging yours.
Emerging markets (EM) are key for growth & China sells to them more successfully than you do
Global supply chains are threatened with trade wars
Protectionism tactics are hurting your ROI
China competes with different rules & wins
You are losing market share to China
You need to innovate faster and better
How do you protect your IP while expanding into EMs
Amy has been there and done that.
Based on first-hand experience, she will guide you in evolving your strategy to:
You can't control China, but you CAN control what you do about it.
Equipping companies with strategies to transform their organizations and adapt to emerging global competitive dynamics.
Be innovative in how you do business
Innovate differently and faster
Protect your business
Grow and Thrive
Learn how to adapt to new global market dynamics and compete with success