Salman Ali

Principal

Education

Imperial College London, University of London
Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering
Imperial College London, University of London
Bachelor of Engineering with Honors in Mechanical Engineering, with the scholarship from the Society of Petroleum Engineers

Salman is a Principal at the Madrid Office and a member of the Technology and Innovation Management practice. 

Since joining Arthur D. Little in 1996, Salman has worked on strategic operations, M&A and more recently, innovation topics in a range of sectors including TIME, Oil & Gas, Industrial Goods and Travel and Transportation. 

Salman is a recognized thought leader on the Future of networking and cloud computing.

Recent Publications

Pivoting the international carrier business
The international carrier industry has not brought much satisfaction over the past years. Traditional international carrier products are suffering low growth or are in structural decline, while service and asset innovators emerging in the adjacencies are making a mark in value creation. Telecom groups could have captured those trends through their international wholesale departments or subsidiaries, but their potential as trend hunters has been hindered by fragmentation or missing purpose.
Time for a pivot
The cloud is the playing field of the digital economy. However, most financial services companies have only been able to scratch the surface. Working within its existing operating practices and vendor ecosystem, it seems impossible to look beyond the lowest-hanging fruit. We make the case that it is time to try something new.
What the customer wants!
In the recent past, information technologies operated in static infrastructure silos. However, mass adoption of the cloud delivery model has irreversibly changed enterprises’ expectations of how IT infrastructure services should be built, provisioned and priced.
Future Telco Production Model
Given the speed of technology cycles, new flexible production architectures are a prerequisite to driving the pace of product innovation and transforming operations.

Salman is a Principal at the Madrid Office and a member of the Technology and Innovation Management practice. 

Since joining Arthur D. Little in 1996, Salman has worked on strategic operations, M&A and more recently, innovation topics in a range of sectors including TIME, Oil & Gas, Industrial Goods and Travel and Transportation. 

Salman is a recognized thought leader on the Future of networking and cloud computing.

Recent Publications

Pivoting the international carrier business
The international carrier industry has not brought much satisfaction over the past years. Traditional international carrier products are suffering low growth or are in structural decline, while service and asset innovators emerging in the adjacencies are making a mark in value creation. Telecom groups could have captured those trends through their international wholesale departments or subsidiaries, but their potential as trend hunters has been hindered by fragmentation or missing purpose.
Time for a pivot
The cloud is the playing field of the digital economy. However, most financial services companies have only been able to scratch the surface. Working within its existing operating practices and vendor ecosystem, it seems impossible to look beyond the lowest-hanging fruit. We make the case that it is time to try something new.
What the customer wants!
In the recent past, information technologies operated in static infrastructure silos. However, mass adoption of the cloud delivery model has irreversibly changed enterprises’ expectations of how IT infrastructure services should be built, provisioned and priced.
Future Telco Production Model
Given the speed of technology cycles, new flexible production architectures are a prerequisite to driving the pace of product innovation and transforming operations.

More About Salman
  • Imperial College London, University of London
    Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering
  • Imperial College London, University of London
    Bachelor of Engineering with Honors in Mechanical Engineering, with the scholarship from the Society of Petroleum Engineers