13 posts categorised "Innovation"

03/13/2017

Inside the mind of the investor: how CEOs can improve engagement

Author: Richard Sexton, Vice Chairman, Global Assurance at PwC I’m pleased to announce that this year’s Global Investor Survey has now been released. Following the success of last year’s survey, we again set out to gauge sentiment among investment professionals and compare it with the views of chief executive officers...

12/20/2016

Game changing auditor's reports: More insight and information than ever before

Author: Bob Moritz , Chairman, PwC International Ltd. As auditors, we’re proud of the contribution we’re making to build trust in companies’ financial reports and, by extension, the capital markets. But much of what we do in our audits, including the types of issues we’ve addressed and the judgments we...

05/20/2016

If all Chinese were to switch to electric vehicles...

Author: Jan Willem Velthuijsen, Chief Economist, PwC Netherlands Suppose that the Chinese government decides today to install solar panels throughout the Gobi desert and to allow only electric transport in the cities from now on. In addition to addressing the smog problem, they would also be dealing with the demand...

03/03/2016

Technology, transparency and transformation

Author: Bharti Gupta Ramola, Markets Leader, PwC India Technology is reshaping many products and markets. Is it also changing the outcomes business leaders focus on and how they define success? Technology is a major game changer today. PwC’s 19th Annual Global CEO Survey tells us that CEOs recognise the impact...

11/10/2015

Investing in tomorrow’s megabrands today

Authors: Henrik Steinbrecher, PwC Sweden and Marko Korkiakoski, PwC Finland Entrepreneurs have always been the bedrock of economic activity, but never more so than now. And, thanks to digital technology, a whole new generation of ‘micro-nationals’ are operating on a global scale, and effectively competing with corporations thousands of times...

08/04/2015

Changing the way you think about electricity

Author: Norbert Schwieters, Global Consumer and Industrial Products & Services Leader Readers of this blog will already know that I believe many industry sectors are now facing significant disruption. Today I want to share some insights on how transformation in the power utilities industry is set to disrupt a whole...

07/22/2015

Sharing jobs between man and machine

Author: John Sviokla, Head of Global Thought Leadership In our latest CEO pulse, we asked CEOs about the adoption and impact of robotics in their businesses. They told us the role of robotics was set to grow and to infiltrate other functions aside from manufacturing. Business leaders across the globe...

12/09/2014

What does it take to be truly innovative?

Author: David Lancefield, Partner, PwC UK In my view, one of the most interesting findings in PwC’s 17th Annual Global CEO Survey was the strong commitment to innovation among entertainment and media CEOs. Some 56% of respondents from the industry – more than in any other sector – said innovation,...

10/02/2014

Global airline CEOs are at a crossroads

Author: Jonathan Kletzel, Transportation & Logistics leader, PwC US The aviation sector has long been acknowledged as a critical multiplier of economic growth. So I think it’s good news for everyone that airline CEOs are even more optimistic about short-term prospects for their industry’s growth than CEOs across the board,...

02/26/2014

The missing innovation ingredient

Author: Rob Shelton, Global Innovation Strategy Lead Many companies have put in place the basic elements for successful innovation but lack one essential ingredient —collaboration. From our work with leaders and laggards, we know that companies stumble and fail to capture the benefits of collaboration for several reasons. Laggards use...