PA Consulting Group: How would a No-Deal Brexit affect data protection?

20-Nov-2018

The EU and UK negotiators have agreed the technical details of a Brexit deal. Yet, with less than five months until the UK leaves the EU and considering the UK and each EU country needs to sign off on the deal, the likelihood of a No-Deal Brexit is still high. And this has raised questions around the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).read more

KPMG: Cryptocurrency Is ‘a Big Deal’ But Needs Institutional Investment, Says KPMG Report

20-Nov-2018

Netherlands-based ‘Big Four’ auditor KPMG has released a bullish report on cryptocurrency. The report argues that institutional investors must join the industry for it to “realise its potential.” The report, dubbed ‘Institutionalisation of Cryptoassets,’ focuses on why and how institutional investors should enter cryptocurrency, along with “challenges” the process faces and under what circumstances crypto could become a “full-fledged asset class.”read more

Deloitte: Deloitte Legal adds Singapore practice Sabara Law to its network

20-Nov-2018

Deloitte Legal has added a Singapore legal practice, Sabara Law to its network of over 2,400 legal professionals in more than 80 countries. The practice's focus is on fields that are adjacent and complementary to Deloitte’s international multi-disciplinary teams, advising clients in data protection, financial services regulatory and commercial law; mergers and acquisitions; employment law and legal management consulting.read more

OEE: OEE Consulting merges with Webhelp's digital subsidiary gobeyond

14-Nov-2018

OEE Consulting, one of UK’s larger independent consultancies specialising in operations and customer excellence, has been picked up by French multinational Webhelp. The BPO provider will merge OEE Consulting with its relatively new consulting subsidiary gobeyond, creating a consultancy with more than 300 consultants.read more

Deloitte: The societal impact of AI in financial services

14-Nov-2018

Financial services isn’t ordinarily what anyone would consider a trend-driven industry. But it’s a data-intensive industry, and that puts it directly in the path of disruption from artificial intelligence. Wherever their strategies take them, it’s becoming increasingly apparent that financial institutions will have to come to grips with AI–along with the implications AI has for safety, inclusion, employment, and the financial services value chain.read more

Capgemini Consulting: Capgemini report suggests blockchain is real for many leading supply chain managers

14-Nov-2018

A new study conducted by Capgemini notes that despite the barriers facing blockchain, 87% of survey respondents said they are at least in the early stages of blockchain experimentation and the top drivers behind investments are cost saving (89%), enhanced traceability (81%) and increased transparency (79%). Walmart’s announcement of a food safety blockchain solution, and Nestlé, Unilever, Tyson Foods, and Starbucks’ blockchain trials also show possibilitiesread more

PA Consulting Group: Smart cities: Is cyber security an issue?

07-Nov-2018

Cities around the globe are having to become digitally smarter to maintain economic, social and environmental sustainability. City services and resources are under pressure to keep up with the demands of digital-savvy populations generating masses of data and wanting to connect with their surroundings. But how can we ensure new digital services are cyber secure?read more

PA Consulting Group: How 12 disruptive technologies can help organisations meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals

07-Nov-2018

Technology innovation has been one of the great drivers of progress for humanity. From accessing clean water and manufacturing sustainably, to reducing poverty and ensuring health and well-being for all, we’ve turned to technology. In an increasingly crowded and connected world however, the barriers to progress can appear impossibly difficult. And we now face a set of systemic challenges of a scale and complexity not seen before.read more

Capgemini Consulting: Blockchain set to supercharge global supply chains by 2025

06-Nov-2018

A new report by the Capgemini Research Institute today reveals that blockchain could become ubiquitous by 2025, entering mainstream business and underpinning supply chains worldwide. Through investment and partnerships, the distributed ledger technology will dominate manufacturing as well as consumer products and retail industries, ushering in a new era of transparency and trust.read more

KPMG: KPMG to expand India front and looks to hire 9,000 employees

06-Nov-2018

The management consulting team of KPMG is looking to hire nearly 8,000-9,000 people in India, a tenth of them to be deployed on projects overseas, as they see global clients increasingly want one of the Big Four audit firms to implement solutions and demonstrate results for the strategy guidance it gives them. read more

Forbes: Artificial Intelligence Success Comes Through Growth, Not Labour Savings

31-Oct-2018

It's encouraging that the companies that are taking an early lead with artificial intelligence- they don't see it as just labor-saving technology, rather they see it as a way to grow, to better serve customers and provide a superior experience. This is one of the findings from a recent study by MIT Sloan Management Review and BCG, which looked at the state of AI -- and motivations for moving forward with it.read more

How Digital Asset Management can help digital transformation

31-Oct-2018

The global cloud-based Digital Asset Management (DAM) market is expected to grow by 20% between now and 2021, according to a new study by Research n Reports. A key factor for this growth is the recent shift from on-premise to SaaS, as many cloud-based solutions offer low-cost options and rapid deployment of services.read more

PwC: UK Based Accounts & Audit Power House PwC Hired Over 400 Crypto Experts

31-Oct-2018

Any industry be it big or small, requires financial services with specialised focus towards their respective needs. There are many accounting and audit firms that caters to specific clients or provides general services. As financial industry evolves these firms evolve with the trend to keep up with current affairs and provide better service to their clients.read more

IBM: IBM to acquire cloud computing firm Red Hat for $34 billion

30-Oct-2018

In a massive deal that could reshape cloud computing, IBM is acquiring open software company Red Hat for $34 billion. The companies called the deal, which still needs approval from shareholders and regulators, the "most significant tech acquisition of 2018." The deal is expected to close in the second half of 2019.read more

PA Consulting Group: How can HE prepare itself – and its students – for the workplace of the future?

30-Oct-2018

“We no longer know who students will be once they leave,” says Jennifer Cable, a consultant in the talent management team at PA Consulting, reflecting on the radically different jobs alumni could be doing in decades to come and how this will impact what higher education has to offer. “Before, the dominant trend was to finish school and go to university staying in the same professional area for life. In the future the pace of technological change will mean the blend of students and approaches to studying will need to be quite different for individuals to continuously learn to keep employable.”read more

KPMG: Inside The Numbers: Q&A With Roger O'Donnell, Global Head Of D&A, Audit, KPMG

30-Oct-2018

While high-performance data and analytics have made a profound impact on all sectors of financial services, the auditing field has needed time to catch up—due in large part to the unique challenges auditors face (in compliance, for example) compared with those in other disciplines. Beyond auditing, the benefits for companies who possess a robust data system are obvious: The right insights help organisations manage business, drive growth, increase efficiency and reduce risk.read more

Pricing: How deep do you discount?

30-Oct-2018

How much do you have to discount your consulting fee rates for if you want to have an impact on buying behaviour? 5%? 10%? 20%?... writes Fiona Czerniawska of Source Global Research. read more

Blockchain in 2019: 4 trends to watch

24-Oct-2018

It’s a familiar scenario with hot emerging technologies: People’s opinions and predictions for that next big thing range from “it’s a passing fad” to “it will change everything.”read more

RepRisk data used in Reporting matters publication by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

24-Oct-2018

RepRisk, a global environmental, social, and governance (ESG) data science company, and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), a global organization for sustainable development, are pleased to announce their partnership to provide ESG data for WBCSD’s 2018 review of the sustainability reporting and performance of their member companies. read more

Gartner: Gartner's Strategic Predictions for 2019: The Good, the Silly and the Weird

22-Oct-2018

The annual Gartner predictions- they’re so many things to so many people. This year is no exception – something for everyone, especially for those who only read predictions once a year. If you’re following “trends” in the field, you can pretty much predict the predictions. But if technology is not part of your job description, you may well find the predictions useful.read more

The New Reality for Retailers

17-Oct-2018

There can surely be no question now that Amazon is the most important agent of disruption and change that the retail industry has ever seen. That reflects not just its scale and reach, but the way that it has changed fundamentally and forever how people want to shop, and the range of goods available to them – largely irrespective of where they happen to live...read more