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Holly Lyke Ho Gland - Analyst Profile

Research Lead
Frost & Sullivan
Consulting

Summary

Holly is the research lead for the Growth Team Membership™ (GTM) program. Holly identifies and profiles best practices that address the main challenges faced by the leadership in key functions that support the CEO in driving growth strategies. Since joining Frost & Sullivan in 2008, Holly has developed Best Practice Guidebooks for executives in Corporate Strategy, Corporate Development, R&D, Market Research and Competitive Intelligence. In addition to her best practices work, Holly manages GTM’s annual priorities surveys of senior executives within Marketing, Corporate Strategy, Sales Leadership, Corporate Development, and Innovation/R&D. Prior to joining Frost & Sullivan, Holly worked for three years at Sam Houston State University. There she was an instructor and a research assistant on research projects analyzing public perceptions of natural resource management in natural gas, power and water.


Areas of expertise
CORPORATE STRATEGY
CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT
R&D/INNOVATION


Recent items from Holly Lyke Ho Gland

This Best Practice Guidebook demonstrates how the Corporate Strategy function at Walgreens integrates change management practices with its implementation process to boost strategy buy-in and execution. The profiled company, Walgreens, is a retail healthcare company.
Published: Oct 24 2013 Growth Team Membership
This Best Practice Guidebook demonstrates how the Customer Insights and R&D functions at Citrix built an end-to-end process that collects and embeds customer insights in the innovation process. The profiled company, Citrix, is an information and technology communications.
Published: Sep 05 2013 Growth Team Membership
Frost & Sullivan’s Growth Team Membership™ (GTM) recently completed its 2013 survey of R&D/innovation and product development executives. The executives were asked to identify their most pressing challenges for 2013. GTM will focus its best practices research to address the prominent issues identified in the survey. This year’s survey indicates th...
16 May 2013 Blog post
Published: May 15 2013 Growth Team Membership
This Best Practice Guidebook demonstrates how the Corporate Development/Strategy function at Knorr-Bremse AG developed a systemic, Macro-to-Micro process to identify and integrate Mega Trends with its strategic planning process. The profiled company, Knorr-Bremse AG, is a rail and commercial vehicles braking systems manufacturer.
Published: May 15 2013 Growth Team Membership
This Best Practice Guidebook demonstrates how the Corporate Development function at Cisco Systems developed an acquisition integration process to obtain the full value from each deal and build the capacity to conduct multiple concurrent integrations.
Published: May 07 2013 Growth Team Membership
This Best Practice Guidebook demonstrates how the Corporate Strategy function at Intel creates an integrated corporate responsibility program—including its community engagement—that reflects its strategic objectives and maximizes impact.
Published: May 07 2013 Growth Team Membership
Frost & Sullivan’s Growth Team Membership™ (GTM) recently completed its 2013 survey of corporate development executives. The executives were asked to identify their most pressing challenges for 2013. GTM will focus its best practices research to address the prominent issues identified in the survey. Frost & Sullivan’s 2013 priorities survey reveal...
26 Apr 2013 Blog post
Frost & Sullivan’s Growth Team Membership™ (GTM) recently completed its 2013 survey of corporate strategy executives. The executives were asked to identify their most pressing challenges for 2013. GTM will focus its best practices research to address the prominent issues identified in the survey. The 2013 priorities survey revealed that corporate...
22 Apr 2013 Blog post
Would it surprise any of you to know that looking for the next big idea was the top priority for R&D executives in 2012—regardless of region, industry, or business model? Identifying the next breakthrough idea rarely involves a “Eureka” moment, and history tends to sweep the long hours and list of failed attempts under the rug. Companies understan...
07 Mar 2013 Blog post
In 2012, marketers' attention was focused on developing a compelling value proposition in response to the changes in customer needs and purchasing behaviors. This need required marketers to re-evaluate their segmentation schema, re-prioritize markets and segments, and reassess their demand generation activities. As we enter 2013, the question becom...
11 Jan 2013 Blog post
A while back I was having a long conversation with my son on how to interact with girls. I was so happy; here was the opportunity to pass on my wisdom to the next generation. After going through a list of suggestions, my ego was completely crushed by five little words “But it’s a new century Mom. Girls are different now.” This has become a running...
30 Nov 2012 Blog post
Maintaining steady growth and staying ahead of the competition is a constant concern for all businesses. Shifts in technology, product commoditization, and customer preferences sometimes require companies to pull back and reassess their competitive strengths and business models. However, that is easier said than done. How do you determine there a n...
16 Oct 2012 Blog post
Marketers continue to be faced with the imperative tofind ways to appeal to specific customer needs, keep costs down, and drive higher ROI. This focus on the customer has marketers reassessing their value propositions and customer segments—to target the “right” audience with an engaging message. However, marketers are expected to take on this task...
09 Jul 2012 Blog post
This year’s survey results indicate sales executives’ 2012 challenges are shaped by their need to increase productivity. Specifically, sales executives need to pinpoint the highest-value sales activities, streamline their sales processes to match, and invest in new tools and practices for team collaboration. The other prominent challenges are enhan...
02 Jul 2012 Blog post
The survey reveals that R&D executives in Asia Pacific are focused on challenges surrounding two topics: (1) managing the product portfolio and (2) integrating inputs from an array of sources outside of R&D. In regards to the first topic, R&D executives are struggling to generate an accurate technology map—that outlines customer needs, the current...
21 Jun 2012 Blog post
One of my roles in my household is mediator between my son and husband. Like many a father and son, they are so much alike that sparks fly on a fairly regular basis. Not surprisingly, nine times out ten, their frustrations stem from a lack of communication. Needless to say, pointing this out results in an emphatic eye roll from my son and gruff sig...
12 Jun 2012 Blog post
Frost & Sullivan’s Growth Team Membership™ (GTM) recently completed its 2012 survey of R&D/innovation and product development executives throughout Europe. The executives were asked to identify their most pressing challenges for 2012. The survey reveals that R&D executives continue to struggle with doing effective portfolio planning and leveraging...
29 May 2012 Blog post
Frost & Sullivan’s Growth Team Membership™ (GTM) recently completed its 2012 survey of R&D/innovation and product development executives globally. The executives were asked to identify their most pressing challenges for 2012. GTM will focus its best practices research to address the prominent issues identified in the survey. This year’s survey ind...
23 May 2012 Blog post
Frost & Sullivan’s Growth Team Membership™ (GTM) recently completed its 2012 survey of R&D/Innovation and product development executives in North and South America. The executives were asked to identify their most pressing challenges for 2012. GTM will focus its best practices research to address the prominent issues identified in the survey. Acco...
22 May 2012 Blog post
The Growth Team Membership™ (GTM) program recently surveyed marketing executives to identify their principal challenges for 2012. The survey found that marketers struggle to (1) cultivate a differentiated value proposition that resonates with clients, and (2) ensure Sales adopts the appropriate messaging and materials. Survey respondents indicate...
16 May 2012 Blog post
Strategists continue to struggle with many of the perennial issues they identified in the 2011 survey—developing effective implementation plans and aligning corporate and financial objectives. In regards to implementation, the focus is on developing an effective procedure for execution that includes standardized metrics and milestones. Companies ne...
19 Mar 2012 Blog post

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