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

News Image 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).

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

News Image 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.”

Deloitte Deloitte Legal adds Singapore practice Sabara Law to its network

News Image 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.

Alarm over talks to implant UK employees with microchips

News Image Britain’s biggest employer organisation and main trade union body have sounded the alarm over the prospect of British companies implanting staff with microchips to improve security. The tiny chips, implanted in the flesh between the thumb and forefinger enable people to open their front door, access their office or start their car with a wave of their hand, and can also store medical data.

OEE OEE Consulting merges with Webhelp's digital subsidiary gobeyond

News Image 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.

Deloitte The societal impact of AI in financial services

News Image 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.

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

News Image 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 possibilities

The 5 Most Important Human Capital Trends 2018

• 85% of global business leaders name Symphonic C-Suite as the most important human capital trend.
• 65% of global business leaders name Workforce Ecosystem as the least most important human capital trend.

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

News Image 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?