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Case Study Presentations by Kubaba Bespoke Books and Scenterprises

Alan Lewis is a Managing Director and Partner in L.E.K. Consulting's Boston office. He co-leads Edge Strategy® services at L.E.K. and is the co-author of Edge Strategy: A New Mindset for Profitable Growth.


Alan was selected as a Top 25 Consultant by Consulting magazine in 2016 for Excellence in Retail. He has more than 12 years of experience working on a wide variety of projects, including corporate strategy development, new product development and commercialization, mergers and acquisitions support, program management, and organizational improvement.


Prior to joining L.E.K.'s London office in 2003, Alan spent five years with chemicals multinationals Imperial Chemical Industries PLC and INEOS. Alan received a Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering from the University College Dublin. He is qualified as a professional engineer with the Institute of Chemical Engineers in the U.K. and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Cambridge.


For a summary of Alan’s thought provoking book, please visit


L.E.K. Consulting is a global management consulting firm that uses deep industry expertise and rigorous analysis to help business leaders achieve practical results with real impact. The Company is uncompromising in its approach to help clients to consistently make better decisions, deliver improved business performance and create greater shareholder returns. The firm advises and supports global companies that are leaders in their industries — including the largest private and public sector organizations, private equity firms and emerging entrepreneurial businesses. Founded more than 30 years ago, L.E.K. employs more than 1,200 professionals across the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe.


John Bigelow Taylor and Dianne Dubler of Kubaba Bespoke Books are New York-based, still-life photographers, specializing in architecture, interiors, works of art, antiquities and jewelry. Working with the world’s foremost collectors, museums and publishers, they have created the photography for over 250 art books, spanning a vast array of subjects. Currently, they are committed to the book form as the finest means of legacy preservation and are creating and publishing limited edition books on estates and collections for private clients around the world.


Scenterprises, founded by Sue Phillips, has been at the forefront of innovation through fragrance. Following corporate executive positions with global companies, including Elizabeth Arden, Lancôme and Tiffany & Co., Sue established Scenterprises, a global fragrance company that developed fragrance brands for companies such as Avon, Burberrys, Trish McEvoy amongst others. In addition, Sue has developed innovative corporate teambuilding events for companies such as AOL, Bulgari, Coty, Google, Metlife, Merrill Lynch, Digitas and Zurich Financial.


Voce Di is about a timeless lifestyle for those who embrace the experience of luxury. The Company’s showroom brings together a unique combination of modern trends with the highest standards of technology and old world artisanal experience. Voce Di ID is a modern design studio offering a complete list of design services including interior design, project management and custom furniture design. It is the perfect resource to 'give voice' to a client's ideas, whether a single custom made item, a small living room or a multiple unit project. 


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Collen IP

Collen provides legal representation to global companies and other businesses in the areas of trademark, copyright, design and utility patent, advertising and marketing, and privacy and information management. In particular, Collen has decades of experience representing some of the world’s most well-known luxury brands, including in the watch, fashion and fragrance industries. Collen also represents entertainment industry leaders to start-up technology ventures and local businesses, and is widely recognized for many successes in launching brands, advising on marketing strategies, and protecting valuable intellectual property rights.

In addition to being practicing attorneys, many of Collen’s lawyers are lecturers, authors and leaders of the intellectual property bar.

The Firm's services include:
- Trademark Prosecution
- Patent Prosecution
- Litigation
- Advertising and Marketing
- Privacy and Information Management